Officially lumberjocked

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Project by ohwoodeye posted 11-13-2009 05:25 AM 3053 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here is my first ever posting on Lumberjocks. What a great site.
With a demanding job and 3 kids active in school and sports, oh how I love to discover projects that can be worked on an hour a day…..started and stopped at a moments notice and still be enjoyable enough to keep me interested. Hence, picture #1 Domino bread board for my sister turning… guessed it, 45. I noticed an original posting by Hans and he was also kind enough to give me some tips on creating a perfect circle inlay.
Picture #2. I think this is an “initiation into Lumberjocks” project. Dynamite clock. Several people have made these and my 12 and 10 year old boys think this is really cool. However it’s going to spend a week or so on my desk at work getting comments.
Final picture. Albino squirell. I hadn’t seen one in my first 39 years of life. Now I have one living in my 175 year old oak tree. Sorry for the poor picture. Just can’t seem to get close enough and keep him still for the picture.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 05:28 AM

Welcome. Great projects. Glad to see you have begun to share.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 05:55 AM

Are you going to tell your sister that this is 2 presents? One for turning 45 and one for later when she turns 54 :) Seriously, very nice stuff. We recently “evicted” an albino squirrel that had been living in an old elm tree. Took the tree down and now there’s a homeless squirrel somewhere around here. You should expect to see one every couple of years. Up here, they seem to appear every couple years.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 06:29 AM

The dynamite clock is great. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 07:48 AM

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 08:45 AM

Unique cutting board. If I were to advertise the LOML age on a board like that, she would whack me with it. haha

Great job. and cool pic of an albino squirrel.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 09:03 AM

Two projects that are very unique….....great job. Keep em comin’.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 01:50 PM

2 neat looking projects. I love the breadboard.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 02:34 PM

Yup, looks like you are officially lumberjocked. I can see why your boys find that dynamite clock so cool. They are lucky to have a dad who spends his free time thinking of them.

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 05:23 PM

Welcome th LJ’s. I LOVE the Dynamite clock, have to build noe and bring it in my office. That one is so cool. The cutting board is great also, nice work.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 05:27 PM

Welcome to LJ’s .
Good to see you have talent and a camera.
I look forward to seeing your projects and more on your lovely albino neighbour.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 05:29 PM

Great job.

Bet it put a smile on Sis’s face.

Did she smack you before, or after she smiled?


-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 10:38 PM

Great idea for the bread board… makes for a very nice gift and the age can be amended as required…
well done… and thanks for the inspiration and idea…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 11-14-2009 01:13 AM

Great job on the bread board…looks really nice! Clock too!

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#14 posted 11-14-2009 08:17 AM

I really don’t think reminding your sis of the 54th is a good idea…......when I sent my sis a birthday card stating she was exactly a half century old…....she didn’t talk to me for quite sometime!

Again…..job well done.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 11-16-2009 04:10 PM

I love the clock. great job

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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