Just For fun ... and for Jeff

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Project by shipwright posted 11-13-2014 10:37 PM 4879 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of days ago I posted my kiefer style table saw sled. Being me I was unable to resist a little marquetry to spruce it up (pun intended). I also posted a blog entry about the miter sled attachment I made to fit it so that it could cut miters on my ShopSmith. There was no marquetry on the miter sled, apparently a mistake or oversight on my part. So the story goes that my good friend Jeff thought he should bring this glaring error of omission to my attention.

To quote Jeff:

So where’s the full marquetry scene on the face of the ramp?

My answer was:

Is that a challenge Jeff?????
Hmmmmm …….

Sometimes you just have to drop the pressure job you are in the middle of and have a little fun. Thanks Jeff, you may retrieve your gauntlet now.

Thanks for looking


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 10:50 PM

Totally unexpected :D

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 10:52 PM

That’s the way to answer a challenge and have some fun .
I like it, way to go Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big improvement also and the mitres look good .
I am waiting for the new box what is happening .

Your friend


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 11:02 PM


Even your plywood sides look good! LOL! Nice touch of humor and easyier to remember! Hope the dog is doing well.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 11:10 PM

It must work pretty good…those are some nice mitered corners. And, that’s definitely a lot less scary
looking than when your table was tilted 45 degrees!!!!.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#5 posted 11-13-2014 11:23 PM

I assume the 4th and 5th pics are for a dog food bowl stand.

I need to make one for our Greyhound to replace the store-bought item. I was leaning toward a G&G style, but I seem to have more ideas for projects than time (by a factor of about 10)

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 12:08 AM

Some day an archaeologist will dig that up and be scratching his head ;-) Nice work! Is a full set of all the possible wood working angles in the future?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 11-14-2014 12:46 AM

Hah. Awesome. Glad I gave you a bit of a challenge.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#8 posted 11-14-2014 01:05 AM

lol Love it!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 01:11 AM

Hi Paul, I noticed your mark on that last project. Very nice. I think you could make one with a down hill grade of 90% for the Millenium Force ride at Cedar Point!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-14-2014 01:15 AM

No one can say you don’t have a sense of humor :) very nice Paul!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 01:59 AM

well i cant say this was unexpected, but as always you did a great job, i give you a big thumbs up on this one…;)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 02:23 AM

Beautiful! And, the mitered plywood is PERFECT, especially for a ShopSmith. I have a MKV that “ve had since 1976 and It never did anything of that quality. Mostly because of my talent I’m sure. But, it’s just not that tuned of a machine. Still use it for horizontal boring and lathe work.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#13 posted 11-14-2014 02:27 AM


I think I’ll make one of these sleds… I can use some 45* Triangles I made a long time ago… for the Support!


Love your sign! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#14 posted 11-14-2014 03:47 AM

Thanks everyone,

Thomas, the dog is fine, 13 years old with hip dysplasia and she can still run like the wind ….... in the morning. By dinner time she’s a little creaky and an elevated bowl will be appreciated.

Joe, yes (see above) it’s for the dog. I’ll post it when it’s done. I just used it as an example of how the 50% grade ramp works .

Topa, it could actually have been made adjustable … before I labeled it …. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 03:49 AM

A full set will give you more opportunity to do marquetry ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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