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2019 Spring Surprise Project Swap

by EarlS
posted 11-28-2018 02:41 AM


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#1 posted 11-28-2018 03:00 AM

Hi Earl. Just wanted to have the first post :-)). Carry on.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 03:21 AM

I just wanted to be a #2

It’s all downhill from here.

Where the deuces are…

Ooops. I did it again…

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 03:27 AM

You’re such a turd Fridge.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 03:50 AM

Well that didn’t take long to head off the rails.

Can one of you send an email to the address so I know it is working?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 09:14 AM

I’m in. Email on the way.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 11:57 AM



Well that didn t take long to head off the rails.

Can one of you send an email to the address so I know it is working?

- EarlS

Dave will do it!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 11-28-2018 12:11 PM

I missed the last beer and marking tool swap, (although I followed them daily), and miss being in swaps! My Wife has health issues but it’s a long time until March 12th. I just may have time to make a nice surprise for someone so I’m in. The return of jeffswildwood!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 11-28-2018 12:11 PM

Ohhhh this should be interesting.

Rich

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#9 posted 11-28-2018 12:12 PM

I’m still waiting to see what you make from that flame box elder Jeff!! I do believe you owe the wife a jewelry box from it :)

Rich


I missed the last beer and marking tool swap, (although I followed them daily), and miss being in swaps! My Wife has health issues but it s a long time until March 12th. I just may have time to make a nice surprise for someone so I m in. The return of jeffswildwood!

- jeffswildwood


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#10 posted 11-28-2018 12:20 PM

So good to see you back Jeff! We missed ya man :-)

I really don’t know if I’m gonna jump in on this one. I have projects piling up like pregnant chicks at Fridge’s door. I have a couple of gifts I’m making for Christmas that would be good swap fodder. I’m gonna try to find the time to make an extra in parallel. So, we’ll see. I always spend a couple of evenings sobbing into my pillow when I have to sit a swap out so I’m gonna try to avoid that at all costs. My wife always makes fun of me for crying ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 11-28-2018 12:25 PM

E mail sent! Thanks for the welcome home guys. Ken, I too have shed those “no swap for me” tears. Rich, I planed some of that box elder, It still hasn’t told me what it wants to be yet. ;-). Box is in the plans! Some may turn up in the swap!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 11-28-2018 12:32 PM

Someone tell Fridge that Kenny needs a hug. If Fridge can’t help, I think I saw Olaf in Kenny’s front yard.

I’m sure you will come around to the realization that you can’t sit this one out. No pressure. You will have to come up with a better excuse though.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 11-28-2018 01:06 PM

I’m asking FB groups what I should make or they’d like to receive for this one… lol

Rich

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#14 posted 11-28-2018 01:21 PM


I just may have time to make a nice surprise for someone so I m in. The return of jeffswildwood!

Good to have you back, buddy! With you and Earl in, I’m going to need to step up my game some more.

Got three ideas already. Now I just need to learn the skills to build one of them!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#15 posted 11-28-2018 01:53 PM



I m asking FB groups what I should make or they d like to receive for this one… lol Rich

- RichBolduc


I’ll keep an eye out on FB and let you know what I want. :-)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#16 posted 11-28-2018 01:57 PM

Check the Stone and Sons group and the Kings Fine Woodworking.. ahahahahaha

Rich

I m asking FB groups what I should make or they d like to receive for this one… lol

Rich

- RichBolduc

I ll keep an eye out on FB and let you know what I want. :-)

- jeffswildwood


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#17 posted 11-28-2018 07:13 PM

It’s been a while for me as well. I’m gonna follow for now and see if life is slowing down (or I am speeding up?) before I commit.

-- God bless, Candy

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#18 posted 11-28-2018 08:22 PM



Check the Stone and Sons group and the Kings Fine Woodworking.. ahahahahaha Rich

I m asking FB groups what I should make or they d like to receive for this one… lol

Rich

- RichBolduc

I ll keep an eye out on FB and let you know what I want. :-)

- jeffswildwood

- RichBolduc


I get on box builders and wood turners group.

Jump on in Candy!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#19 posted 11-28-2018 08:23 PM

I’m in! Been watching the swaps loosely for the last two years and it’s time to participate.
Will any sort of theme be decided on, or is it really anything from a jewelry box to a six-pack-holder to a sweet marking gage?

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#20 posted 11-28-2018 08:25 PM

John – Anything you want to tackle.

Candy – we’d be thrilled to have you join in.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#21 posted 11-28-2018 08:25 PM

That’s Earl’s call John. When we’ve done “surprise” swaps in the past, we did request that entries be tools. So no jewelry box or six pack holder. A sweet marking gauge would hit the spot though :-))

Maybe Earl should clarify one way or the other in the OP??

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#22 posted 11-28-2018 08:26 PM

LOL, nevermind, Earl spoke as I typed ;-) Jewelry box it is!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#23 posted 11-28-2018 08:31 PM

I’m on a few of those too Jeff!!

Rich

Check the Stone and Sons group and the Kings Fine Woodworking.. ahahahahaha

Rich

I m asking FB groups what I should make or they d like to receive for this one… lol

Rich

- RichBolduc

I ll keep an eye out on FB and let you know what I want. :-)

- jeffswildwood

- RichBolduc

I get on box builders and wood turners group.

Jump on in Candy!

- jeffswildwood


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#24 posted 11-28-2018 08:31 PM

Kenny – make sure you don’t accidently put the family jewels in the box.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#25 posted 11-28-2018 09:31 PM

No worries. The wife took those some time ago ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#26 posted 11-28-2018 09:56 PM

John, if you’re in for reals, you probably need to email Earl, since he hasn’t added you yet.

Or maybe Earl is just being a slacker now so there are no surprises later. ;-)

A wide-open surprise swap. Crazy! I had about eight more ideas to procrastinate on when I read that. The last surprise swap (my first), I send a plane to a planemaker. I wonder how I’m going to top that…

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#27 posted 11-28-2018 10:00 PM



I m in! Been watching the swaps loosely for the last two years and it s time to participate.
Will any sort of theme be decided on, or is it really anything from a jewelry box to a six-pack-holder to a sweet marking gage?

- JohnMcClure


Sounded like a plan, a sweet marking gauge, in a jewelry box with a (full) six pack holder! :-))

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#28 posted 11-28-2018 10:25 PM

I’m fairly certain my wife keeps Amazon in business from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Here is today’s haul.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#29 posted 11-28-2018 11:37 PM

Guess I can’t keep putting of my procrastination.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#30 posted 11-28-2018 11:43 PM

We get shipments like that a few times a week year round Kenny

Rich


I’m fairly certain my wife keeps Amazon in business from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Here is today’s haul.

- HokieKen


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#31 posted 11-29-2018 03:41 AM

As I clean up my shop tonight, I’m wondering if I can think of a useful swap item to make that will use up these bizzarely shaped offcuts of 4/4 cherry:

There’s a shoe in there for size reference.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#32 posted 11-29-2018 11:14 AM

Hey Earl, Count me in.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#33 posted 11-29-2018 11:16 AM



As I clean up my shop tonight, I m wondering if I can think of a useful swap item to make that will use up these bizzarely shaped offcuts of 4/4 cherry:

There s a shoe in there for size reference.

- JohnMcClure

Ha… with some stringers and seal hide you’re half way to a kayak :-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#34 posted 11-29-2018 12:16 PM

Welcome, Bill!

I think shipping on a kayak might be a little steep for a swap, but it’d be a unique surprise!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#35 posted 11-29-2018 12:29 PM

Lol… True – It’s not going to fit in a box but you might appreciate it once the ice starts breaking up (in May) in your neck of the woods and you have to put the Dog Sled away…

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#36 posted 11-29-2018 12:44 PM

Bill – I have your info from the last swap so I will add you to the list. Great to have you involved in this one too.

John – you could make Kenny a new seat for his outhouse.

I’m off to drool at the Bell Forest exotic wood blanks to see what I can find for wood for my swap item.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#37 posted 11-29-2018 12:46 PM

John you could use the long pieces as sides for a pizza peel, glue a longer board in between 2 of those so you end up with 14-16”width overall, shape the edges and a handle and boom you’re done.
And now I need to pickup some dough, hungry for pizza!

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#38 posted 11-29-2018 01:09 PM

Bill, [deleted joke about being out of clubs] I have neither sealskin nor the expertise to build one of those!

Earl, I’ve honestly thought about building cherry toilet seats for my home.

Grant, Not a bad idea actually! Pizza peel pretty thin, so I could resaw those and make several…
Or make one and keep enough material to make that outhouse seat too!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#39 posted 11-29-2018 01:10 PM

Earl’s off to Bell Forest for some nice exotics. John’s like me – trying to devise away to give his scrap away to one of you guys and not spend any money ;-P

John, I think you’re done! Box ‘em up and ship ‘em. You’ve made a great set of large radius routing templates. Inside and outside radii even! Nice work :-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#40 posted 11-29-2018 01:15 PM

Knowing my… There will be burl…. and resin…... but I seriously have no clue what to make… Maybe I can get away with doing a swap and not dropping $400+ on new tools…

Rich

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#41 posted 11-29-2018 01:23 PM

Rich I’m sure you can get by with only $300 in tools!

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#42 posted 11-29-2018 01:27 PM

If you get my name Rich, you can just send me the $400. You’re welcome.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#43 posted 11-29-2018 01:28 PM

I HAVE NO MORE ROOM!!!! :’(

And next weekend i’m putting together a 4’ x 4’ outfeed/assembly table with t-track top, 12 drawers, shelves for my sanders and an end vise… :( I think about the only “new” tool I’ll be getting is a full size lathe as a gift to myself in July when I finish my next degree. Or maybe a domino if one pops up used for a steal.

Rich


Rich I’m sure you can get by with only $300 in tools!

- GrantA


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#44 posted 11-29-2018 01:32 PM

Why a full-size lathe Rich? Just curious. I hear guys with midi lathes say they wish they had a full-size one all the time. Personally, I’ve never had the itch for a bigger one (although I would like a bed extension for longer stuff). In most cases, I imagine it’s so you can do larger bowls. Just wondering what your goal was :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#45 posted 11-29-2018 01:43 PM

While the Comet ii does it’s job, I’m just limited to bowl sizes and stuff. I feel it’s fairly under powered also stalls out a lot when I use bigger blanks. The belt on it slips a lot too and even the head spindle is starting to slip when trying to remove chucks on it. The lock on it’s starting to go unfortunatley. Really leaning towards an 18|36 for the weight. It will be the same size as my current lathe bench that I made. Then I’ll take the Comet and turn it in to a buffing station with a 3 wheel setup. Maybe keep it for bottle stoppers.

Rich


Why a full-size lathe Rich? Just curious. I hear guys with midi lathes say they wish they had a full-size one all the time. Personally, I ve never had the itch for a bigger one (although I would like a bed extension for longer stuff). In most cases, I imagine it s so you can do larger bowls. Just wondering what your goal was :-)

- HokieKen


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#46 posted 11-29-2018 01:46 PM


Personally, I ve never had the itch for a bigger one

Said no Kenny ever haha!

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#47 posted 11-29-2018 02:00 PM

Ok I’m in, oh and done.. when are we drawing names?

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#48 posted 11-29-2018 02:13 PM

Gotcha Rich. Makes sense to me!

Touche’ Grant :-))

Welcome back Gary!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#49 posted 11-29-2018 02:16 PM



Ok I m in, oh and done.. when are we drawing names?

- doubleG469

Hah! I didn’t think about using the swap as a way to get rid of some stuff I’ve already made. My wife would love that. ;-)

Following along for now but I may join in by the due date after I get all my xmas obligations done. I still haven’t made one of the gifts I promised from last year. Plus I bought a new 65” TV that I have to modify my current TV cabinet so it’ll fit.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#50 posted 11-29-2018 02:42 PM

Pretty sure its going to be harder to figure out what to make than to make something…. -_-

Rich

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