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Project by Dan Krager posted 06-04-2016 11:02 PM 1931 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Client wanted a switch cover plate made for a switch outlet combination in an old house, so it amounts to a duplex outlet cover. Struggled for a long time over a suitable pattern. Then a serendipity. You know that stuff you’ve saved for 40 years with no special thing in mind? Mom used paper doilies as a decorating touch and I kept the stash. Now, what a perfect application for one of them quartered.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com Any flattering photo of yourself will at some point elicit the comment that it looks nothing like you.





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 12:19 AM

Dan, really nice fret work AND great idea using the paper doilies!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 12:36 AM

That is really cool. And a lot of work. Nice going!!...............Jim

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

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 12:51 AM

Awesome….That is one of the fanciest and most intricate outlet covers i have ever seen.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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Handtooler

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 02:02 AM

Magnificent! I’m quite sure Ms Sheila Landry would be impressed with your craftsmanship on this work. Hope the client is pleased?

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

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Brit

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 12:01 PM

Beautiful work Dan and a good idea. That’s a talking point for sure.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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InsideTheBox

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#6 posted 06-05-2016 05:56 PM

Ok. I don’t get it. It looks FANTASTIC but I don’t understand how you did it. Did you drill press and SCROLL the whole thing? And if so, my jaw is on the floor and my admiration knows no bounds.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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Dan Krager

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 06:13 PM

Thank you, all.

The round holes are drilled, the rest done with scroll saw. Took about six hours. The back is relieved so what covers the workings is very thin. You’ll have to go to Seattle WA to see it soon.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com Any flattering photo of yourself will at some point elicit the comment that it looks nothing like you.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 06:18 PM

You did a fine job on this cover.

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

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htl

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#9 posted 06-06-2016 03:52 AM

There’s a lot a work in that but turned out just right and way cool looking. Fancy would be the word.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 06-06-2016 07:27 AM

Truly demanding project,you realy deserve daily top 3 with this.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 06-06-2016 11:45 AM

I’m impressed as all get-out. Bet sheila will be impressed too.

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stefang

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#12 posted 06-06-2016 01:13 PM

Very creative thinking and a nice result too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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