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2019 Spring Surprise Project Swap

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


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#101 posted 11-30-2018 06:36 PM



What would an Xcut sled be without T-track Candy?? ;-P

:-D


with the cabriole legs, I think the more complex geometry will probably fit the piece better.

- HokieKen


Agreed!

-- God bless, Candy

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#102 posted 11-30-2018 06:42 PM



... I figured you would re-gift all of those empty beer cans from the beer swap.

- EarlS

No way! I’m sending those back to Rich. I’m pretty sure he said I could send them back for free refills for life.

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

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#103 posted 11-30-2018 07:25 PM

What he refills them with…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#104 posted 11-30-2018 07:42 PM

This may be the greatest. thing. ever. The cape shall be retired forthwith! (and I shall be saying things like forthwith from now on)

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

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#105 posted 11-30-2018 07:43 PM

And Candy, if you’re gonna be hanging around here…. I’m so very sorry in advance.

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

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#106 posted 11-30-2018 09:14 PM


Whatcha need Gary? :-) Don t have anything big that I can part with… Got some Pear that is quite nice though :-) I need to find some more Walnut but having a hard time getting my hands on any.

- HokieKen

You know me, if it turns I like it! Jeff if Kenny is too busy for Walnut you can send it my way. I just finished a 20” x 6.5” Walnut bowl for the Mrs… Nathan you should see it, I have been working on this wormy cedar elm that’s awesome. The next piece will have epoxy and probably color of some sort.

-- 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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#107 posted 11-30-2018 09:22 PM

20”?! And you’re asking ME for wood?!

Pics or it didn’t happen!

And you leave my Walnut alone! I’ll fill ya a box of some other purrdy stuff next time I get the chainsaw out though ;-)

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

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#108 posted 11-30-2018 09:55 PM

Enough of your problems…. I’ve got a major dilemma: the builder just dropped off the plans for the new house and I need to work out in the shop…....What to do, what to do? And to add to the confusion, my youngest daughter is making chocolate chip cookies, so I want to hang around for some cookie dough. I’m so stressed…...

If Candy is hanging around these parts she needs to sign up…...just sayin’

Grant – with legs like that you need a little pizzaz (not pizza) on the top. Go with the the ogee and a slight roundover on the top edge.

Kenny – I thought that might be a medieval version of the slanket:

The Siamese Slanket is a gigantic fleece blanket with sleeves for two! Get double the snuggle – perfect for those evenings in on the sofa. That’s a huge Slanket with four arm holes and sleeves incase you were getting confused.

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

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#109 posted 12-01-2018 12:49 AM

Going to be a busy weekend. Got home and started on the redneck septic aerator diffuser:

Then there’s a chair from Hobby lobby that was apparently made from cardboard, the kids broke it, my job is to repair it and make it stronger:

And I have to joint, glue up, plane, and circle cut this QSWO side table top:

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

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#110 posted 12-01-2018 02:09 AM

I don’t know John for $13.99 I’d probably “fix” that chair with a trip to hobby lobby and grab some beer while I’m out
https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Furniture/Childs-Pencil-Chair/p/80133827
If you think it might happen again get two :-)

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#111 posted 12-01-2018 02:16 AM

That’s the one, Grant! But I think I have pine scrap to replace the MDF back support, and will try to glue and screw the pine back together…
Although it will never be strong if I do.

Its good for the boys to see daddy repair things too.

But… I just remembered… we have to go to hobby lobby tomorrow anyway for a picture frame!
We’ll see…


I don t know John for $13.99 I d probably “fix” that chair with a trip to hobby lobby and grab some beer while I m out
https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Furniture/Childs-Pencil-Chair/p/80133827
If you think it might happen again get two :-)

- GrantA


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

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#112 posted 12-01-2018 02:53 AM

A scrap of resawn 2×4 and another ripped down to 1.5” square are looking like toddler chair parts to me.

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

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#113 posted 12-01-2018 03:19 AM

I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see your layout lines John. You might want a bigger pencil…

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

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#114 posted 12-01-2018 04:12 AM



I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see your layout lines John. You might want a bigger pencil…

- HokieKen


Ok Ken, I made a bigger pencil!
Now the only problem is how to deal with the ungodly joinery that was used originally.
I’m thinking of drilling a clearance hole for the bolt, filling the hole with epoxy, and jamming it into place. The epoxy curing around the threads should hold it.

Fact is the design is weak…
What do y’all think?

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

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#115 posted 12-01-2018 04:31 AM

-- 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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#116 posted 12-01-2018 06:58 AM



And Candy, if you re gonna be hanging around here…. I m so very sorry in advance.

- HokieKen

:-D Apology accepted, in advance!


Enough of your problems…. I ve got a major dilemma: the builder just dropped off the plans for the new house and I need to work out in the shop…....What to do, what to do? And to add to the confusion, my youngest daughter is making chocolate chip cookies, so I want to hang around for some cookie dough. I m so stressed…...

If Candy is hanging around these parts she needs to sign up…...just sayin

- EarlS


Cookie dough for the win!
I’ve got 6 weeks to procrastinate deciding, don’t rush me!

-- God bless, Candy

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#117 posted 12-01-2018 12:36 PM

Gary – those are some fine looking pine cones. They look so real :+) How’d you make them??

The bowl and platter are nice too. You know you’re supposed to sign up for the swap before you start giving us teasers.

Candy – you know you want to come over to the dark side. The sooner you sign up the longer you will have to procrastinate on figuring out what to build.

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

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#118 posted 12-01-2018 12:54 PM

Nicely done Gary! Those look great. Especially the Walnut :-)

What do you serve with the pine cones? Are those boiled or roasted?

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

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#119 posted 12-01-2018 12:59 PM

Candy….what ever you do stay away from lathes…. They’re addicting…

Rich

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#120 posted 12-01-2018 01:08 PM

Gary, you sure have got good on that lathe!

Wish me luck today. I will be setting up on our main street “winterfest” Hoping the rain holds off!

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

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#121 posted 12-01-2018 02:03 PM

Good luck Jeff. It’s pretty wet up here!

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

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#122 posted 12-01-2018 02:22 PM

It’s wet (slushy rain), cold, and really windy here. The local businesses are having a Christmas Walk. I’m guessing it will be rather sparsely attended.

I just finished the SketchUp model for my oldest daughter’s nightstands. So I have plenty to do in the shop this weekend.

I assembled the shelf unit last night but I have to glue in the loose tenons that I planned to leave loose as part of the knockdown concept. The vertical supports have enough bow in them that there are 1/2” gaps between the shelves and the support. Instead of knockdown, it will be a single unit.

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

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#123 posted 12-01-2018 02:31 PM

Looks like the rain/snow won’t start here until this afternoon. Apparently Earl has scared the weather into heading north this time.

Looks like today is just fiddle-farting around in the shop. Cut some ash and oak into pieces to stabilize in the next batch to see how that works. Maybe cut a few more pieces of pine for my plane till. If I get hugely motivated, maybe I’ll start dovetailing the carcasse together.

My coworker who’s making knives perked up when I told him about some of that yellow citrus I saw AzDave make a plane out of a while back. You around, Dave? Tell me more about that wood? Should I contact you or Woody if we’re looking for a flat rate box or so?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#124 posted 12-01-2018 03:27 PM

Teaser

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

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#125 posted 12-01-2018 03:52 PM

Progress

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

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#126 posted 12-01-2018 04:02 PM

Too early for burgers! Actually not really I guess
I just finished some thick Applewood smoked bacon, fried eggs and a lemon- blueberry protein muffin I made a batch of this morning. Kodiak Cakes mixes are awesome yall. Gotta go work it off in the shop now!

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#127 posted 12-01-2018 04:03 PM

Thanks guys, it’s a bit smaller now I went back and cleaned it up a bit.
Here are some others I’ve done while you guys were busy swapping.

-- 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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#128 posted 12-01-2018 04:04 PM

Looking great Gary!

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#129 posted 12-01-2018 04:10 PM

Rather than make room in my shop by finishing something, I went to the lumber yard and spent a half- hour picking through the offcut bin. Got about 10 BF of knotty, but really pretty butternut for $25. Got a piece of qswo that’s big enough to make 5 moulding plane blanks out of for $10 (stabilized qswo might work as well as anything else I can get, that’s an upcoming experiment), plus a chunk of straighter-than-I-expected ash for $12 that could make over a dozen spindles if I ever decide to do a stick chair.

Pretty good shopping run, I think.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#130 posted 12-01-2018 04:11 PM

Fini’

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

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#131 posted 12-01-2018 04:11 PM

That’s some nice work, Gary! You’ve been busy getting better!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#132 posted 12-01-2018 04:20 PM

I just finished my 2nd cup of coffee and got the shelf glued up. Like my new glue up area?

Now for some breakfast. I’ll have one for you Candy. It was full last night but I had to do some quality control and taste tests.

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

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#133 posted 12-01-2018 05:26 PM

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

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#134 posted 12-01-2018 05:47 PM



I think that thread is stupid Grant. Oak is classic and I like the alternating grain direction and the inclusion of mother nature s “flaws” in that desk top. Go with it.

- HokieKen

Someone mention oak :) hahaha

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

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#135 posted 12-01-2018 05:59 PM

I believe you’re supposed to say “hurhurhur,” Fridge. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#136 posted 12-01-2018 06:42 PM

Wow, Gary!
Dave, are we related?


Rather than make room in my shop by finishing something, I went to the lumber yard…

- Dave Polaschek


You will do great, Jeff!
Rich, too late.
Earl, cookies look yummy! Have another for me.

-- God bless, Candy

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#137 posted 12-01-2018 09:27 PM

You will do great, Jeff!

- CFrye

Indeed I did! No rain but that wind was a nightmare. After an hour I took the tent top off the the sides. Even with cinderblocks it was lifting up. Things trying to blow off the table. It was to last until 4:00 after the parade went through at 3:00. I packed up at 2:00 with nearly a sell out. Almost everyone else had left also. Extreme wind! My hits were these.

I sold 18 of these!

These were the stars. Hand painted by my Son.

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

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#138 posted 12-01-2018 09:45 PM

Congratulations!
Great team work!

-- God bless, Candy

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#139 posted 12-01-2018 09:59 PM

WOW Jeff your son is an artist and photographer nice little sleighs and sleds :<))

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

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#140 posted 12-01-2018 10:02 PM

I’ve been stuck at Disney and Epcot with my mother in law and wife…. Wife’s in a scooter because of foot surgery that involved shaving bonew, relocating bones and inserting pins, screws and rods in her foot….

Because of said scooter and people not paying attention, I’ve almost gotten in two fights so far…..

Rich

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#141 posted 12-01-2018 10:21 PM

Jeff, your son is incredible.

Rich, Disney under those circumstances sounds like a recipe for disaster and no fun!

My weekend is going great. 72 and sunny.
Successful glue up and circle cut:

Which puts me close to finishing my latest project:

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

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#142 posted 12-01-2018 10:38 PM

Snow has started here. I got home and am going to hide in the shop until it’s time to fire up the snowblower. Or spring.

Good job, Jeff! Sounds like it was worth fighting the weather for you!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#143 posted 12-02-2018 01:09 AM

Gary has been added to the. That makes 8 so far.

Still waiting on Kenny, Candy, Tony, Dave Kelley, Fridge, and everyone else that has commitment issues…...

We have lightning and thunder with some hail and heavy rain. At least it is melting the 14.5” of snow we got last Sunday. Looks like Jeff scored big even with the bad weather. The sleighs and sleds look great.

Nice Model T, Tony.

Rich just remember Disney is the happiest place on earth. We spent Christmas Day in The Magical Kingdom a few years back. Never again.

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

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#144 posted 12-02-2018 01:53 AM

The toddler chair restoration project is now complete:

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

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#145 posted 12-02-2018 02:10 AM

Nice work, John! Now you’re a chairmaker. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#146 posted 12-02-2018 02:25 AM

Sure Dave!
Not even close. But seeing how poorly these were constructed has me curious about fine chairmaking. There is a lot of torque applied to those joints yet fine chairs do not appear beefy.
Maybe in 10 or 20 years I’ll try.


Nice work, John! Now you’re a chairmaker. ;-)

- Dave Polaschek


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

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#147 posted 12-02-2018 02:48 AM

Anyone besides the Fridge know what wood this is? Mahogany?
Its 4×4 by 10” long.

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

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#148 posted 12-02-2018 03:08 AM

Busy day in swap land. Nice work John. Bowls galore GG! Way to clean house Jeff, and that boy’s painting is masterful!

Me, had an early cookout for lunch with some family in from out of town then went to help my son wire his garage up. Some numb-headed monkey sucker that ran his sub-panel did a right shoddy job. Luckily, I got Fridge on retainer for electrical conundrums. I was pretty sure the ground cable wasn’t supposed to be attached to tbe enclosure with a drywall screw… Fridge found me a few other things to fix from tbe pic I sent him. So, more fun tomorrow. What Christmas gifts???

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

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#149 posted 12-02-2018 05:09 AM

Wow Gary. That’s some nice work. I needed some inspiration to get me back into the shop. I’ve been working on a wormy pecan bowl on and off for about 3 weeks now and had to walk away to keep me from throwing it against the wall when a big chunk broke off—too many worm holes in one spot. I’ve already got a bunch of turquoise embedded in some of the worm holes so I’m going to try to replace the missing chunk with some dyed epoxy. Going to be tricky trying to get that cleaned up on the lathe with a bunch of rocks already in there. I might have to sacrifice a carbide edge for that.

-- 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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#150 posted 12-02-2018 06:29 AM

Damn. I was gonna say elm :(

Easy to tell if it’s elm. End grain has ulmiaform pores. Or something spelled like that. Looks like .•.•.•.•. Or close to it.

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

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