Shop Remodel #29: Blame it on Star Wars

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 01-01-2016 02:27 AM 1392 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello all, I haven’t been keeping up with this blog very well this week. It is because I haven’t had a lot to report. I have been trying to finish up the carving on the till, but it has been slow going. I might have to pull out some power carving goodies to get on top of it. I was hoping to get started on the bench this week and I may well get out the maple tomorrow to see if I have enough, I’m little skeptical about it. I might have to alter the design to accommodate it. One half of the till frame is done and it looks good, I can’t wait to see that thing completed, but I have been tugged in twenty different directions.

I know I am supposed to be working like mad to get this done before I have a three month long wait list on orders again, but I had to take off Tuesday and go see that new Star Wars thingy. We don’t have a theater in my town so we drove the 45 minutes to see it and took care of some errands while we were there.

So back on the farm we got an order for three sets of my candle stick holders.

So I milled up the wood to get those going and helped finish up the cane which is turning out well.

The only thing I did today to add to the big build was to play around with a chisel holder idea for the inside of the left door. I made a mock-up and got the measurements figured.

I have the 5 piece set of bench chisels form Stanley, but I am making slots for the eight piece socket chisels by either Stanley or Lie-Nielsen. Might be five years before I get them, but I thought I should plan ahead ;)

I wanted something that would compliment the design and I haven’t used my CNC for anything on this yet so I thought I would work something up.

I milled up some walnut left over from the drawer fronts.

Then I worked up a design I though looked nice.

The top will be the backrest of the holder and the bottom part will be the front that cases them in.

Then stick it in and hit “print”

I think it will work well and go with the design.

Thanks guys, talk to you again soon.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 07:33 AM

man you lazy ass hear I am at 1130 l.a. time posting to you and this is all you have too show – lol happy new year buddy and thanks for the show you better have something great for the new year-peace out my woodworking friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 10:22 AM

Pure pleasure reading these blogs of yours. Fun, informative and lots of things to learn from. Keep up the good work.

Btw: It has just now dawned on me that your avatar name is NOT Bark-at-wood. Wondered what it is about this guy and dogs… Guess i need reading glases

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 12:20 PM

I like that “bark at wood” My shop dog would appreciate that. It’s is BearKat as in Bear and Kat, my name is Brian (my wife calls me Bear and here name is Kitty). Some people miss the cat silhouette in the logo. Wait till you see the first video, there is a brief shot of the dog at work. Thanks guys, hope the hangovers aren’t too ruff on you. It is still just a Friday after all, go get some woodworking done.
Have a great day.

-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 05:17 PM

Bear and Cat – like the story behind!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 01-03-2016 09:32 AM

Took me a while, after you joined, to ‘see’ the cat in your avatar, Brian. The CNC carving is beautiful. I do not think it is in sync with the rest of the project, though. It seems rather formal with the woven background. Just my two cents.

-- God bless, Candy

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