Its a bird ,its A Plane,its a pelican , no its Toucan Sam

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Project by eddie posted 12-28-2015 12:37 PM 1995 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had some cutoff from some wood left over from some builds,it was some pretty wood just to pretty to scrap,a friend thats a seamstress had her scissor laying around so put this together for her, its a scissor holder didnt have any plans ,it started out as a pelican ,thats the state bird for Louisiana , well i still got some more practice to get that one to look like one , the wood is boxelder that a fellow LJ Boxcarmarty had gave me the rest is purple heart and maple,tried to keep the wood grain flowing but had to make the cuts as it wasnt long enough to, the wings have magnets in them ,i used a 3/4 inch forster bit and cut to about a 1/4 inch from the other side and glued a dowel to hold em in,found the the magnets at home depoe 3/4 inch round by 1/4 ,not as good as rare earth but did the job but had to use 2 on each wing , they hold the scissors well ,the body is two boards glued together with a dado down the middle to hold the big pair of scissors. the top is a sliding dove tail ,with a key on one corner to hold closed,and also drilled hole 1/4 deep on the corner to place dowels in to be used as thread holders , and a 3/4 inch hole on the top between the wings for a thimble holder ,thanks Marty for the wood ,and got the idea for the box from this video and used his way for the dovetail slide worked well just changed the dimension to fit my use , its not a pelican yet , but maybe next build ill get closer but hey i like fruit loops and Toucan Sam was a cool old bird :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 12:55 PM

Looks great sir. Boxelder is usually cool looking wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 02:10 PM

Very slick eddie. I get a lil nervous when I see scissors or a razor… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 02:17 PM

toucans are better than no cans

what a great build eddie
your skills are improving
by leaps and bounds
all the elements of detailed box and joinery are here

very nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-28-2015 02:30 PM

That a very creative way to store scissors.

I can see you thought a lot about how it was going to be used.

The thread and thimble holder was a good idea.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 12-28-2015 02:48 PM

thanks monte, i really liked the boxelder,dont think its a tree thats down here ,it is pretty wood

thanks Roger me too. LOL

thanks David ,ive had great teachers

thank you tyvekboy , i think she will like it ,,she want be back in town for a few more days, with the magnets it easy to just set them there

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 12-28-2015 03:37 PM

Pretty cool. No doubt she’ll like it!

And hey, not want to nag, but you need to cut back on the smoking ! Need to stay healthy so we can see more of your great ideas and projects !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 12-28-2015 06:27 PM

thanks JoeinGa and i want disagree with you on that ,i need to stop all together ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 12-28-2015 06:42 PM

That solution is for the birds … actually one of the most creative solutions I have seen recently.
Hold the scissors and be a state bird all in one.

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2015 06:54 PM

thanks oldnovice, is for the birds that got me to LOL good one my friend ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 12-28-2015 09:11 PM

Looks like a pelican, to me, Eddie! Lots of great features with the magnets, spool pins and box!
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 12-28-2015 11:01 PM

Great job with the build and nice job with the colored grain eddie, I’m always looking for more colorful boxelder around here, maybe I can bring you some more in April…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#12 posted 12-29-2015 01:04 AM

eddie, We have lots of pelicans on the river and that looks just like one sitting on a post. I’ve seen a lot of Toucans in the wild in Brazil and their beak looks totally different. That is a very cool design for someone who sews.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 12-29-2015 12:43 PM

Great job. Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#14 posted 12-31-2015 01:41 AM

Hey Eddie – Pelican for sure….......and cool design… da man. Great to see the projects coming out the shop!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 01-01-2016 07:52 PM

Sorry that I am late to the party….

That is a great scissor totin’ pelican….
Yeah, more pelican than toucan!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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