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Project by DevinT posted 09-29-2021 03:22 PM 1025 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a name plaque for my neighbor. The wood is African Teak (Afrormosia).

The wood was a salvaged cut-off that was severely twisted. I used hand planes to create a flat reference face:

It is flat, but not smooth. Time to get it smooth.

This is how I kept the wood still during planing:

I bag up the shavings:

I add some of my favorite shavings to my keepsake box:

Can now create a flat face parallel to the reference side using my surfacing jig:

No twist:

Time to plane out the grooves from the surfacing jig

Furniture grade

Time to work it with the Origin

While milling it, a piece broke off the corner. I pulled out the spokeshave and made it look intentional and then matched the feature on the opposing side to make it look symmetrical.

-- Devin, SF, CA





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-29-2021 03:50 PM

nice work and some beautiful wood.love all the pics’.you are very detail oriented dev.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-29-2021 04:05 PM

Looks like a great gift! Glad you’re getting some shop-time, even with the new spud to take care of.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 09-29-2021 04:09 PM

I just simply love these signs GREAT JOB :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 09-29-2021 05:02 PM

Sign making or mulch making? Sign half looks great. Does teak make good mulch? A bit oily.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 09-29-2021 09:36 PM

Great job DT... and detail.

Now I know why I hate hand tools... you get to see all that beautiful shavings wasted… At least with with electron-cution machinery, it all gets sucked up by the dusty into unobserved oblivion.

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

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#6 posted 09-29-2021 11:35 PM

I am still at the stage of my skill development where it takes great restraint to throw away shavings instead of looking at each and every potentially interesting one for favorites.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#7 posted 09-29-2021 11:41 PM



I am still at the stage of my skill development where it takes great restraint to throw away shavings instead of looking at each and every potentially interesting one for favorites.

- DevinT


As long as you don’t “click” each shaving between the thumb and middle finger… much like a bank teller does with $ notes.

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

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#8 posted 09-30-2021 12:30 AM



While milling it, a piece broke off the corner. I pulled out the spoke shaver and made it look intentional and then matched the feature on the opposing side to make it look symmetrical.

Nice save Devin! Beautiful work! I wish someone would come up with a way to making use of those nice shavings!

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

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#9 posted 09-30-2021 12:47 AM


While milling it, a piece broke off the corner. I pulled out the spoke shaver and made it look intentional and then matched the feature on the opposing side to make it look symmetrical.

Nice save Devin! Beautiful work! I wish someone would come up with a way to making use of those nice shavings!

- woodshaver Tony C


woodworkers pot pourri bud !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 09-30-2021 01:04 AM

Nice work Devin, as Pottz stated very detailed orientated. Great save and a great project Well Done.

I remember you using all of those shaving as packing material.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#11 posted 09-30-2021 01:12 AM



Nice work Devin, as Pottz stated very detailed orientated. Great save and a great project Well Done.

I remember you using all of those shaving as packing material.

- Eric


yeah if you ever send me something, please use bubble wrap-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 09-30-2021 01:26 AM

Nope, you will receive the shavings, if I have any on hand

-- Eric, building the dream

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#13 posted 09-30-2021 01:37 AM



Nope, you will receive the shavings, if I have any on hand

- Eric


fine, now your on santas naughty list !!!!!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 09-30-2021 01:49 AM

Shavings are a great packing material compared to styrofoam. When I receive a package full of styrofoam here in the land of single-digit humidity, I just know I’m going to be finding it stuck to everything in the shop for another year or so.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 09-30-2021 01:52 AM



Shavings are a great packing material compared to styrofoam. When I receive a package full of styrofoam here in the land of single-digit humidity, I just know I’m going to be finding it stuck to everything in the shop for another year or so.

- Dave Polaschek


you got it bud from now on you get all my sawdust,no matter how fine-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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