A blonde, brunette, and a redhead.........AND A CHIPMUNK?!?!?!?

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 04-29-2011 07:44 PM 2801 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The original title for this project was suppose to be, ’A blonde, brunette, and a redhead’. But, as I was in the backyard taking more pictures this morning, our backyard chipmunk came by and stole the show. He managed to stuff 8 almonds into his mouth. I’ve been feeding him from my hand for the past week now. It took a long time (years) for him to get comfortable with me. And now he’s coming around, but still a bit cautious.

Now, back to the bowls, if anyone cares anymore. lol
The two large serving trays are made of maple and jatoba. The small tray is made of walnut. In the first picture you can see my new branding logo I just got a couple of weeks ago. And if you look close enough in the third picture, you can see that I put a gouge in the walnut when I was routing. I’m going to leave it, and call it character. Recently, I made a blog on how I make these.

I’m actually going to keep one of these this time. I’m keeping the jatoba, and maybe the walnut, now that I put a gouge in it. :)

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 07:48 PM

I love chipmunks. Yours are bigger than ours here. I also think this is the first time I’m seeing your logo. It’s one of the best I can recall seeing.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 07:49 PM

Nicely done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 07:49 PM

Nice projects :) Cute Chipmunk :)
Have you named him?

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 07:53 PM

Great looking projects, Chad.

I really like the choices of woods.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 07:56 PM

Very nice.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 04-29-2011 07:58 PM

Great projects, great photos, and I like your logo as well. Now if only you can train the chipmunk to sweep the shop.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-29-2011 10:20 PM

Sharp projects.. sharp logo!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 04-30-2011 01:35 PM

Beautiful work, and what a wonderful friend this little chipmunk.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 04-30-2011 01:59 PM

is that Alvin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 04-30-2011 02:18 PM

Looks great Chad!

I wonder how Sasha would like your new friend…

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#11 posted 04-30-2011 02:33 PM

Ah…your little outdoor shop mate. that’s cool that you can feed him by hand.

I tried that once with a chipmunk that hangs around my pool deck and he bit the shit out of me.

so I keep my distance. bite me once…...$%*#&!!!

Do you have a special press for your logo branding iron? It came out perfect.
I have a hard time getting mine to burn evenly. I have to practice 2-3 times on scrap before I use it on the piece.

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#12 posted 04-30-2011 06:56 PM

Freaking awosome! Love the work, design, logo, and photo work! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#13 posted 04-30-2011 08:59 PM

Great looking design, very nice finishing line

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