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Project by XrayJay posted 12-03-2018 01:25 AM 864 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was just a fun, manly project I’ve wanted to try to do for awhile. I got a maple log and let it dry for a couple to three years. Found a white oak hand rail in the trash and used the maple log for the head and oak rail for the handle. My family gives me funny looks because they don’t understand why give to “Uncle Bob” my wife’s uncle. He’s a mechanical engineer and a smart but super nice guy. As smart and precise as he is he loves to restore old tractors and loves things that just get the job done. He has a family lake house that he rents out and as a joke (because he’s so nice) I’m going to tell him if anybody tries to skip out with out paying he can use this “precisely” calibrated tool to negotiate a payment. haha. Bottom line I just wanted to make something fun and give to someone else for a novelty and conversation starter. Thanks for taken a look.
Diameter 5 1/2”
Head Length 13”
Total length 34”
Handle Oak
Head Maple

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 01:46 AM


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 01:47 AM

I like it!! Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-03-2018 03:14 AM

That is a great take on a “Commander”/”Beetle”. Funny story too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-03-2018 03:16 AM

Many years ago I had a piece of wood with “green engineer trainer” written on it leaning against the office wall.
Quite a few new engineers asked what it was for, thankfully I never had to use it in anger !
I like your version better.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 12-03-2018 10:51 PM

I like it!

Should work well as a negotiation tool or conversation piece… don’t make me decide :P

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 03:18 PM

If that won’t do it nothing will.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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