A couple small items

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Project by Tooch posted 05-06-2018 06:36 PM 1467 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it’s been a long time since I posted anything, probably since before Christmas. I’ve been busy with putting an addition on my house, installing a new kitchen, and now am getting ready to start a new bathroom. Maybe at some point I’ll be able to upload pictures of that project.

Anyways, I had some extra time today so I decided to post the last few things I’ve made, albeit smaller items. The first is a brainteaser I made for my wife. The question that goes along with it is, “how did the nail get into the piece of wood?”. The sentiment engraved on there is pretty obvious also.

The second was a phone docking station I made for all the kids on “Bring Your Child to Work” day. At my school, the children go through a schedule and teachers volunteer to have a class with activities for the kids to do. I had the pieces pre-fabbed, and the kids got to laser engrave whatever they wanted on theirs, and then assemble them. It can also double as a recipe card holder in the kitchen, too.

Thanks for looking… Hopefully now that I can see the finish line of my home project I can get back to posting here.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 05-06-2018 06:41 PM

Those are really cool. That was very thoughtful to do that for the kids. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 05-06-2018 08:38 PM

What no arabic ones?....Very nice interlude I must say!

At first I wondered what had happended to the O but after checking the E I guess its the font you used.

I am off to find out how you git that nail in there, I will check WWMM first, Steve may have the answer

And BTW re we going to see some Reno Blogs?

-- Regards Rob

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 05-06-2018 09:21 PM

Ah ha! The old nail in the wood trick. I’ve see how it’s done but I won’t give it away; I’ll leave that up to you Tooch! LOL!
Nice work on all that you do and making stuff for the kids you get a star and a hat tip! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 05-06-2018 10:41 PM

Neat and a small gift to kids always makes you and them feel good.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 05-06-2018 11:01 PM

Tooch, it looks like you have really mastered your use of the laser printer. I am sure you are glad to be on the other side of that learning curve. Kid projects are the most fun of all. More fun than installing new sinks and stoves. More fun than installing toilets. More fun than new faucets. Did I mention that I hate doing plumbing? Keep up the energy and post when you can.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 05-07-2018 12:20 AM

I’m with Tony. I’ve seen it done before with other objects inserted into wood also. Cool trick. Good to take time off for the kids day at work. It’s a lot of fun.
Now back to work.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-07-2018 01:13 AM

Neat one, Mike!! I like to put bolts with nuts on them in the wood and watch people scratch their heads at craft shows wondering how that got in there.

cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2018 04:30 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments, sure is nice to hear from everyone and hope you’re doing well.

Thanks Hoss and Ralph, projects for kids are always the best ones.

Robert I hope at some point to get pictures up of the renovation. I’ve been taking them along the way, but it’s just been so overwhelming I will have to wait till I get the time.

Dave, Jim and Tony, I just saw the nail in the wood trick online and had to try it. Using nuts and bolts sounds cool too, maybe next time.

Al we all have things we hate… Mine is electricity. Maybe because every time I try to do something I get shocked? I like using sharkbites when I do plumbing, a little more expensive that regular fittings but they make life so much easier it’s totally worth it

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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