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Project by RobWoodCutter posted 03-17-2010 06:55 AM 1580 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the middle of the night, I was getting ready to head in for the night and pulling all of the trash together so it could go out the next day. I had trimmed off the split ends of several long walnut boards and chucked them in the trash. I kept walking past the can and looking at the scrap, thinking what a waste, but I already have too many small scraps already. I tied up the bag and was head out the door, when something possesed me to take some of the small scraps out. A coping saw and small block plane and an hour later and a clear coat and my wife (a big cat lover) had a small treasure that she loves. Go figure, you can spend two months making something or an hour and she loves them both the same.

Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-17-2010 02:53 PM

That’s really cool. The way you made the two sides the opposite of each other was a stroke of genius!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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hrvoje

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 04:53 PM

nice idea

-- hrvoje

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RobWoodCutter

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 06:12 PM

It was accidental really. I was just going to cut out a simple free-hand cat figure and then do some carving on it. When I went to pull off the outside “scrap” piece, I stopped for some reason and sat it down and it looked kind of different, so I just glued it and left it like it is. Thanks.

Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 03-17-2010 06:34 PM

I understand about not wanting to throw away wood. It is like throwing away money to me.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 02:58 AM

Very cool project.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 03:37 AM

That is cool! I love how you just slid the piece out a bit. Makes it very striking, from either side.

I’d love it, too.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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