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An introdction to me.

08-15-2019 07:21 AM by d_sinsley | 4 comments »

Hello, So as kind of an introduction I am a hobbyist weekend warrior wood worker. One with very limited space and resources. I work out of a 23X30 shop which is more storage than anything else. I manage a wood shop in the remaining space and make it work. One of the things I strive to do is be innovative in how I can save space. One thing I did early on was to buy a Shopsmith MKV. I love my Shopsmith but it is giving me trouble and as such have started to look at individual tools. I might ...

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New life, to a bunch, of metal spokeshaves.

08-13-2019 07:44 AM by mafe | 14 comments »

New life, to a bunch, of metal spokeshaves.a good deal, became a lot of work. A few weeks back I stumbled over a good deal on ten metal spokeshaves and as we say in Denmark; once you said A, you got to say B… So this blog is about bringing them back to life, thoughts on restore and how I think they should be fine tuned.Let’s jump right in: Here the photos from the add.This photo makes them look quite nice, but…It was especially the two on top, that I found to have a sp...

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It’s All About Donating! #6: Rustic Intarsia

08-13-2019 07:19 AM by justoneofme | 14 comments »

Warning! This blog is a long one … but it’s the last in this series. So I hope you enjoy a favourite beverage while reading or just looking at these photos :) Remember I said something about having an idea I hoped would work? Well … it did!! Never having dabbled in ‘rustic’ painting before now, my methods may seem somewhat unorthodox to those who know better. And truly … I did experience a few inner battles between simple rustic and intricate realism while tackling...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #36: Striped bowl

08-13-2019 06:15 AM by mnguy | 0 comments »

This piece was inspired by a Youtube video where the turner (apologies I don’t remember their name or channel) pattern routed a curving cut between halves of a blank and glued multiple strips of contrasting veneer into the space to make their final blank. I went simple with this one and just did a diagonal cut on the band saw, cleaned up the faces and glued in simple, thicker strips for contrast. Since I didn’t have a lot of thickness to work with, I roughed out the side profil...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #35: End of Day platter

08-12-2019 12:13 PM by mnguy | 3 comments »

Glass artists will sometimes throw all the remaining molten glass, with different colors, into one or two last objects at the end of the work day. This is sometimes referred to as End of Day glass. I figured gluing up a pile of offcuts from segmented turning and other projects was in the same spirit. So, the End of Day platter. The platter contains white oak, cherry, maple, walnut, beech, red oak and one piece of hickory. And maybe some ash? I would have been happier with the result if al...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #34: Rimmed platter

08-12-2019 11:59 AM by mnguy | 0 comments »

Simple white oak platter. 10.25” diameter. I had a terrible time with the finish for some reason. I could not see all the cross grain scratches until I put the Shellawax on. The end result is mediocre, but I like the form.

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LJ friends and gifts. #40: Friendship and Knifes travelling the oceans - the SPRAD knifes

08-12-2019 02:27 AM by mafe | 21 comments »

Friendship and Knifes travelling the oceansthe SPRAD knifes Once upon a time there were a man called Dave in the wild wild West, he originally came all the way from Poland, Dave imported wonderful laminated carving knife blades from Sweden and Birch bark from Russia, that came over land and over oceans to his workshop in America, where he with his bare hands and teeth’s created two knifes (not sure if he used his teeth’s, but I liked the sound of it). Well once he was finished ...

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Shop Fan

08-12-2019 12:06 AM by That_Weird_Uncle | 3 comments »

I lucked out and was able to get a big shop fan for $50I forgot to grab a picture in my zeal to clean it up so here’s a screenshot of the ad. I sanded it and completely disassembled it then gave it two coats of oil based paint. I’m pretty happy with how it came out all in all.

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Toy Construction #266: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe wheels

08-11-2019 02:29 PM by htl | 5 comments »

Just about there.Played with some wheels and had forgotten but all ready had some rims made up, thank you very much for small favors.Just a quick simple set a tires filled in between the wheel wells with a running board and some touch up sanding.Still want to make some head lights and we’re just about there. Using left over scrap fir for the wheels makes it all match up but couldn’t try for a very fancy wheel tread the wood is way to soft.

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Toy Construction #265: 32 Hot Rod Chevy Coupe Fenders & radiator installed

08-09-2019 12:59 PM by htl | 7 comments »

This fir sure make sanding quick but the dings it gets are a pain! Going to have some really wide tires on the back so needed to cut some more out.These quality hole saws make quick,clean work of it with very little sanding a big plus in my book.. Then need to figure how the radiator will fit in, really took my time with this as any part of it buggered up would mean tons a redoes. :-[ It’s coming together now. #4 over and out.

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