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Project by Dave Rutan posted 08-03-2015 12:04 PM 4038 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

After hearing my daughter complain about her thumb hurting from a session of summer assignment reading, I went down to the shop and came up with this thumb saver. I found some images of such things and adapted it to my liking. The wood is oak that I found along the road. Someone had broken up a piece of furniture and left it for the trash. As soon as I recognized the pieces as oak, I grabbed them all up. The piece is finished with spray lacquer.

[Third Photo]: Is this right? ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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#1 posted 08-03-2015 03:07 PM

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 03:10 PM

You never know. That idea might really take off. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 08-03-2015 04:30 PM



You never know. That idea might really take off. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

I’ve seen a few on LJ. Mine is only different in that the ‘wings’ are rounded off. Still a good gift item for those of us who still read paper books.


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-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 08-03-2015 05:33 PM

Nice thumb saver, Dave! Long ago I got a plastic one (shudder) from a book store. When I got it home I discovered it was too small! Who knew they came in different sizes?! Thanks for listening to your daughter and helping her, and maybe others by sharing here.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 06:06 PM

Great idea, I’m always looking for a new easy to make Xmas present, this fits the bill!

-- Bob A in NJ

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 08-03-2015 06:15 PM



Great idea, I m always looking for a new easy to make Xmas present, this fits the bill!

- Bob A in NJ

They’re also a great use for those small cut-offs of hard woods. I must be making progress because I actually have a few of those now.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 08-03-2015 06:17 PM



Nice thumb saver, Dave! Long ago I got a plastic one (shudder) from a book store. When I got it home I discovered it was too small! Who knew they came in different sizes?! Thanks for listening to your daughter and helping her, and maybe others by sharing here.

- CFrye

I’m not sure how close the size really needs to be. This one has a somewhat large hole. We’ll see if it’s too big or not as it gets used.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#8 posted 08-03-2015 11:52 PM

Great idea, and nice save of the “Road Kill” oak!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Dave Rutan

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#9 posted 08-04-2015 10:34 AM

A big thank you to everyone who brought this simple project to the DT3!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#10 posted 08-09-2015 04:50 PM

That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!

It’s a very ingenius device!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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Dave Rutan

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#11 posted 08-09-2015 05:56 PM



That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!

It s a very ingenious device!

- oldnovice

Now I really wish I had thought of it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#12 posted 08-14-2015 03:04 PM

Definately one of my next projects. I have lot of readers neighbours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-14-2015 07:07 PM



That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!
It s a very ingenious device!

- oldnovice

Now I really wish I had thought of it.

- Dave Rutan

Dave, do we share the same sense of humor? If so, we both need help!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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Dave Rutan

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#14 posted 08-14-2015 07:29 PM


That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!
It s a very ingenious device!

- oldnovice

Now I really wish I had thought of it.

- Dave Rutan

Dave, do we share the same sense of humor? If so, we both need help!

- oldnovice

I like to think everyone else needs help. ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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