Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'american black walnut'

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What should I make with this raw material?

12-12-2011 07:25 PM by HalDougherty | 7 comments »

I’ve got some small pieces of wood that are left over from making blanks to carve gunstocks. They are too nice to burn and a little too small for bigger projects. The walnut strip is 11 3/4” in length, 3 5/8” tall and 1 7/8” wide. It could be used for a tea candle holder, or a clock face could be inletted into the face, or it could be cut into 1/4” thick sections to carve pistol grips. If anyone has other ideas, I’m open to suggestions. The en...

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09-29-2010 01:13 PM by BritBoxmaker | 28 comments »

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I do a fairly mundane day job, stacking shelves. One of the main tools for this is a clipboard, to hold my picklist. It invariably goes missing. Either I leave it in a trolley somewhere or, worse still, somebody ‘borrows’ it without asking. Hence the cry ‘Where’s me clipboard!’. The use of ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ is a dialect feature of East London and Estuary English which, along with commeritis,...

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