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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 10-10-2020 02:10 AM 1450 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

I tried to warn you in the title, so all you masochists read on.

Looks like this bloody C19 has taken another scalp… and this time literally.
After 6 months of hibernating with the compliments of self-isolation, it was costing me a small fortune in hair shampoo per wash and decided it was time to get some red on my neck from the sun (I live with the ‘billies of downtown Churchill)

To cut a long story short, the lady-barber’s hubby just inherited a new used laser without instructions. During the mandatory hairy/client conversation, one thing led to another and after my ears were put back on, I bestowed upon her and hubby an open invitation to my place for some “basic lasering education”.

Was lying in bed one Sunday morning and my talking doorbell announced a visitor(s)…

No such thing as a Duck’s tail without digression...
For all those out there thinking I’m a
overly security conscious with two locks… wrong, only a tad. The digital doesn’t lock from the inside which is not ideal when away from home for prolonged periods… if we ever get a vaccine. Now back to the topic…

Expecting a Jo’Wi’ (remember, doorbell ringing), I had my string of garlic around the neck and dressed in my Satanic jocks with horns, I answered the door.
It turned out to be my hair-cutter and her hubby… cannot call her a hairdresser as all she did was give me a #3 buzz cut… that should prepare me for another 3 more waves of C19
Unfortunately I couldn’t refuse entry as she had a key to my front door… a cask of cheap vino

Still keeping to the short story, they were attracted to my laser cut puzzles and ever obliging, thought we’d spend the day going through my go-to-whoa routine.
To my surprise, the hubby had a working knowledge of SketchUp, it’s a… small world.
I decided on a low number of pieces puzzle so as not to overly intimidate them, however, didn’t want to duplicate any existing puzzles… boring!
I don’t know why, but somehow I gravitated to corelz125’s projects as I had already plagiarised one of his items and came across his Little puzzle box, which I ignored, but it had a link to the original URL, which I also ignored, but eventually found this puzzle.

By this time the cask of vino was quickly depleting and the sun started to set over the meter arm (no imperial here)… so I bid them a French Moses (ajew) and promised to follow it up.

Now… some day(s) later… We have this follow up…
Imported the drawing into SketchUp

which I trace over,

and created the 3D puzzle,


Note, the 6mm MDF was laminated (using alignment dowels) as my laser cannot cut 12mm MDF.
Followed the bouncing ball through to the laser,

before taking the pieces down to the workshop (ok. eagle eyes, above pic already in the ‘shop)

To prepare for the glue-up, I needed some dowels and rather than Manwell, I turned to Otto and cut the dowels on my cordless bandsaw

and using them, laminated

flush cut the dowel ends,

Some weren’t that flush, so they were chiselled,

Off to my upside down ROS… No, not cause I’m in Australia (and it’s NOT a bloody upside down picture), mounted in the vice for easier sanding,

Can’t blame c125 as he only led me to the site, but that mongrel author (not c125) could not make me solve it as he had no instructions posted…
For a 3 piece puzzle, what I thought would be a 1 minute exercise, turned into an embarrasing 15 minute battle,


but I

Rocky’d it,

Off to the buffer and went through my traditional tripoli, white diamond and carnauba wax cycles. The first two waxes have cutting compounds in them so the further polished the MDF pieces and the last wax gave it a brilliant shine… sheer laziness precluded me from tung oiling it, which I sometimes do prior to waxing.

No sooner had I finished, I had an impromptu visit from the hubby who left me another cask of cheapo vino and walked out with two of the puzzles… I think I lost out on that deal but after the cask… I didn’t care.

Over the last few days they have been walking out the door (I’ve already made 11 of ‘em)… shit when lockdown ceases people might even come and pick them up. Hell, I’ve had very few visitors lately and have 5 left with 7 already earmarked… why weren’t my other puzzles so popular… this C19 must be making people bonko!

As promised to my guests, I made a video of the process (after the laser cutting). If anyone is interested in the SketchUp model or PDF of measurements, you’ll just have to go to the video (and give me a another view stat) and get to it in the comments.

This project is ideal for CNC work (as all my other puzzles) and can also be relatively easily scrolled… however, if scrolling you may need to do some filing (can cut a tad oversize for caution) as co-ordinated fit is optimum. Though it can be smaller, however, a loose fit is hard to keep intact.

Keep safe jocks… (or knickers)… or should that have been… keep safe, jocks!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD





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robscastle

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#1 posted 10-10-2020 03:36 AM

Where is the bloody picture mate!
Was it a trim or shaved pussy? ... opps I mean duck

You guys need to get some travel bubbles going thats how I got home, courtesy of course from Antman

Still vacuuming dust after being gone for so long, plus I think my turtle has done the bolt too!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 10-10-2020 03:50 AM


Where is the bloody picture mate!
Was it a trim or shaved…
- robscastle

They were Australian, not Brazilian.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-10-2020 04:07 AM

I don’t suppose they saw my turtle by some chance

I think he’s gone sniffle sob!

A picture was the original request,... BTW for therapy to help me come to terms with the loss I bought a spiral cutter for my jointer !!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-10-2020 04:44 AM

Realy cool! Looks ’’ sharp and clean’‘

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-10-2020 05:51 AM


A picture was the original request,...
- robscastle

??? Speak into my good eye… what picture?


... BTW for therapy to help me come to terms with the loss I bought a spiral cutter for my jointer !!
- robscastle

Come in spinner!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 10-10-2020 06:18 AM

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#7 posted 10-10-2020 06:32 AM

A picture of the Duck all dressed up and nowhere to go!
Hey did you read that book I sent you the link for?
Must be really sad with Carba tec still closed down there tee hee …any thing I need to buy for you for your birthday?

hey what did you think of the latest wheel Jig from

Do you think I should post a blog about the upgrade there seems to be a few already and didn’t want to bore everybody

Anyway its beer OC and U2… if I had an Eddy CD I would give it a bashing too, and you could listen from your front yard thinking your mower had blown something!!

I am bloody pissed about my mate the turtle doing a runner ! found hin near Ant mans place on the road and didn’t want him to be part of a mad Max road run !

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 10-10-2020 06:50 AM

Maybe I should have fed him watermelon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9guxsIh0nXA

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 10-10-2020 06:58 AM

I am gunna miss the little guy,... he even had his own tooth brush

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 10-10-2020 07:28 AM



A picture of the Duck all dressed up and nowhere to go!

Not needed… still in my animal nightie…

Hey did you read that book I sent you the link for?

Hush your mouth… me… read… ugh!!
I looked, but not my cuppa… It was just a favour for a friend and to share automata with the uninformed. Have no real intention to apply it unles I can squeeze something into a workshop jig.

Must be really sad with Carba tec still closed down there tee hee …any thing I need to buy for you for your birthday?

Unfortunately Carba-Tec has nothing I don’t have… that’s why I buy from Yankeeland and that postal service is still active.. sort of. Bit of a pisser as I had to repurchase many of my old imperial stuff I gave away a long time ago. They’ve only just started importing some of the Rockler stuff I bought direct, many years ago.


hey what did you think of the latest wheel Jig from

I did see it, however, it has a limitation for smaller wheels… That’s why I used gears, so the wheels can be smaller than the indexer. Inline indexers limit the minimum wheel size unless you are prepared to sacrifice it.

Do you think I should post a blog about the upgrade there seems to be a few already and didn t want to bore everybody

They don’t have to read it… unless you put the punchline in the last sentence… then they can curse you.
You may have a tip/method no one ever used… Pictures of difficult/tricky procedures are invaluable as that is where most people forget to take picture or document due to “micro” involvement.

I am bloody pissed about my mate the turtle doing a runner ! found hin near Ant mans place on the road and didn t want him to be part of a mad Max road run !
- robscastle

And you should be! So what you are saying is, you left the poor little bugger all alone to fend for himself, while you just decided to go walkabouts… Hell, when the borders are open to Victorians, expect a visit from the RSPCA...
I’m sure the current Mad Max is a neighbour rottweiler.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 10-10-2020 07:29 AM


Maybe I should have fed him watermelon
- robscastle

Or, just fed him....


... he even had his own tooth brush

Only a traumatised turtle leaves home without his tooth brush.

Look for a rottweiler flossing his teeth!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 10-10-2020 01:14 PM

I’m just shocked that your door doesn’t have any knockers? How else are you going to feel at home?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 10-10-2020 02:23 PM



I m just shocked that your door doesn t have any knockers? How else are you going to feel at home?
- therealSteveN

The knockers are on the inside… I don’t want any stranger molesting my naked door.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 10-10-2020 08:34 PM

Send pictures of inside the door please,....and the haircut I asked for earlier.

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 10-10-2020 08:35 PM

I am seriously thinking about CNC gear seems H&F are getting into the product line.

-- Regards Rob

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