52 Weeks #21: A day late…

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 05-31-2011 02:52 AM 1085 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: The hands of Masters Part 21 of 52 Weeks series Part 22: Working on my first cutting board. »

and not a lot to show for it.
I have been spending the past couple of weeks practicing with my scroll saw, since I hate to do nothing I decided to work on a few signs and cut the letters out with the saw. This has given me a great opportunity to experiment with different blades and also prompted me to work on a dust collection concept for my saw. I finished the first sign this morning.


I have had this saying hanging in my shop for a bit on a piece of paper; thought it would make a good practice piece. I have decided the next time I need to work on gang cutting some of the letters.
The other sign next to it is an older project that I did while I was practicing with my router. Guess I liek making signs for practice :)

Translation: “I can make it with my own hands”

We are still working on my daughter’s sign but hope to have it done and up on the wall by the end of the week.

I have become inspired by numerous Lumberjocks to try my hand at a few small cutting boards. So today I dug out a piece of Maple I have had laying in the shop and ran it through the band saw.


Not a lot to work with but I have some ideas; been playing with PowerPoint to figure out some patterns. I have more maple but need to split it before I can get it through my saw. So look for some projects coming soon.

Until later, hope you all have fun in the shop.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 04:00 AM

That’s funny that you use power point. My mother used to use a spreadsheet to write letters. Have you tried SketchUp. That might work for you as well. I look forward to seeing this Maple in a board.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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