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Project by Bob Collins posted 10-25-2016 09:42 AM 1915 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Story is that a small town 20 odd miles from home were starting a Men in Sheds and were looking for tools of any sort, I had a few spare things live a Bandsaw, midi wood lathe, some turning chisels and more, unfortunately or as it turned out fortunately they asked if I could show them how to operate them. Americans would most probably refer to some of the guys as “hillbillies”or “rednecks”but they were fair dinkum country folk. I have been teaching or showing for two days a week now and have some ken students although all being a bit elderly they tend to lose concentration and just wander off. I did the Logo in pic 1 and they were wrapped especially the guy who matched up with the dark hand, Pic 2 is the hands before mounting and pic 3 the first my first effort.
Monday I shaped the wood chassis mountings for a Vintage PAIGE 1927 cutting the on the bandsaw from 4 inch thick slab of Oak, anyone tried cutting a 7 foot long slab on a bandsaw with 3 men holding one end, damn impossible and had to give 2 the sack. Sorry I didn’t even get a photo. Real enjoyable being able to pass something on, the two guys who turn up on their Harleys are characters, wearing their motor cycle club jackets, beards and so keen to learn wood turning, big gentle giants. The story may continue. Cheers.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 10:04 AM

Those hands are very well made,pretty realistic and the frame is very interesting and unique.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 11:19 AM

Beautiful job on them, Bob. I know what you mean about helping people out to learn woodworking. It is a good feeling!


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

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 11:43 AM

Great job Bob.
That is what I will be doing here if we ever get ourselves organised.
But things are progressing, however slowly, but definitely progressing.

Love the design.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 11:52 AM

Good on ya Bob!

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

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 01:12 PM

It’s a great feeling knowing you can help out other with old tools and teachings.
I would say your logo says it all. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-25-2016 07:12 PM

Fantastic, Bob.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 10-25-2016 07:50 PM

Congratulations to you for sharing and the new ‘students, Bob! Logo looks great.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 10-26-2016 12:34 AM

Bob great piece with a great story.
Well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#9 posted 10-26-2016 01:08 AM

You’ve done a very nice job on the artwork sign Bob…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 10-26-2016 04:52 AM

Great work Bob…Excellent carving too. The Hands say it all in a welcoming manner for everyone to be a part of the Shed. I had a mental picture of everyone trying to push and pull that slab through the Band Saw, very scary…continue with the story Bob. I would love to hear a progress report.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 10-26-2016 09:47 PM

Sounds like a real fine group to me….. cheers

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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#12 posted 10-27-2016 12:53 AM

Good on ya mate, hey Bob you’ve got to keep us up with the play with this one, sounds a fabulous bunch of genuine guys.
cheers Bud

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 11-06-2016 09:55 PM

Nice to see you teaching and sharing your skills. I expect that part of the fun is seeing the joy on the “student’s” faces as they realize that they have just learned to do something new and beautiful.
Like the others who have commented, I’m interested in hearing more of your group’s progress, and seeing some of the projects being posted here in the future.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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