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Project by Bob Sundquist posted 10-27-2021 06:21 PM 589 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project has no practical use whatever. I just made it because I have a drill press. I suppose in the olden days afore we replaced paper with computers it could have been a paperweight.
Maple, finished with boiled linseed oil.
(Can I keep the diluted linseed oil, that I used for dipping, in a jar until my next project?)





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 10-27-2021 06:57 PM

Cool BS (that’s initials not sentiment)... I’m a sucker (for puzzles)... though this is a puzzle to make and not to solve.


..... I suppose in the olden days afore we replaced paper with computers it could have been a paperweight…..
- Bob Sundquist

You give in too easy… make 3 more and you can use them as a computer stand.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-27-2021 07:00 PM

Nice work, Bob. I have watched the videos on these and have often wanted to make one- just to do it- but now I might!
I put the BLO back in the can!! Dilute it a little less each time!!

cheers, Jim

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

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SteveMI

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#3 posted 10-27-2021 07:21 PM

I remember these being done by machinists with manual metal lathes from steel blocks for bragging rights. The circles were done by machining the circles with drills and cutters. Never were any practical value, just bragging rights. So, brag on!
I think some were made on a Bridgeport knee mill also.

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987Ron

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#4 posted 10-27-2021 08:21 PM

Did a couple some time ago, except on the inner block where the drill left the indent, mounted some plastic dolls eyes, called it the I pod. Gave them to the neighborhood kids. No pictures were taken.

-- Ron

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Eric

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#5 posted 10-28-2021 12:32 AM

Did a couple some time ago, except on the inner block where the drill left the indent, mounted some plastic dolls eyes, called it the I pod. Gave them to the neighborhood kids. No pictures were taken.

That is cute, an I Pod, bet the parents loved it

Neat project just to say I did that, and make folks wonder how you did it. Kinda of like one of those golf balls enclosed in a square blank. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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ClaudeF

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#6 posted 10-28-2021 09:21 PM

Nice work!

I’d say it was ok to save the BLO in a sealed jar or can. I’d also suggest keeping it out of the light. I took a carving class from Wayne Shinlever a few years ago. He had a gallon can of the BLO in which he had dissolved a bit of Burnt Umber oil paint for antiquing purposes. He just dipped a carving in the BLO, then put the lid back on the can.

The dangerous part is any rags or paper towels you’ve used. I take my BLO covered paper towels out to my barbecue, throw them, and light on fire, then close the lid so ashes can’t blow away. No worries.

Claude

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MakeThings

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#7 posted 10-29-2021 06:08 AM



Nice work!

I d say it was ok to save the BLO in a sealed jar or can. I d also suggest keeping it out of the light. I took a carving class from Wayne Shinlever a few years ago. He had a gallon can of the BLO in which he had dissolved a bit of Burnt Umber oil paint for antiquing purposes. He just dipped a carving in the BLO, then put the lid back on the can.

The dangerous part is any rags or paper towels you ve used. I take my BLO covered paper towels out to my barbecue, throw them, and light on fire, then close the lid so ashes can t blow away. No worries.

Claude

- ClaudeF


Whoa whoa, what’s this burnt umber oil paint? I need to look this stuff up.

-- Most of my public projects: https://www.youtube.com/makethings

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NHdude

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#8 posted 10-30-2021 04:12 PM

Fun to give as gifts. Been trying to go next level and make a block within a block within a block- no success to report yet.

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