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  1. Modernist game of chess

    This winter my son suddenly gained an interest in playing chess. Got him a set and we are now at the point where he is beating me.. But: As much as i I love the logic and beaty of the game itself the chess piezes and boards that are available are either baroque overdetailed or kitch ones made...
  2. Bowl sanding pads

    ...It's more due to getting some turning practise and learning proces… I've got some very good advices, tips and practise from my LJ buddy Marijan, nickname ZAGREB, skilled woodturner, who told me that never sand bowl interior with hands -rather use something like this. So I decided to make some...
  3. Turning a bowl of horn beam on a wood turning

    Hello friends. Today I made a bowl of hornbeam, on the workpiece there was originally a crack and I decided to decorate it with a cord. Here is a link to the manufacturing process
  4. GUKSI / KUKSA

    Guksi is traditional northern Scandinavian drinking cup, mainly made of local birch. I made it of one piece of hornbeam wood, on lathe and bandsaw, with lot of sanding on sanding disc and oscillating spindle sander. Dimensions : 8cm inner diameter, 6.5cm height. I finished it outside with wood...
  5. SALT/PAPER or OIL/VINEGAR STAND

    Rustic salt/paper or oil/vinegar stand - bottom part was made of hornbeam firewood roller piece, cut in half, upper part of stand made of firwood/pine and handle is part of old barrel hoop. Holes are 64mm diameter to fit various types of small bottles. Finish oak coloured coating.
  6. The Perfect Mallets

    Here are what I like to call the perfect mallet set…. well for me they are made custom by me for me! Locust, Maple and Hornbeam, oh my! Wood mallets are great every shop needs them, but are a bit expensive for my tastes when you can make them yourself. Plus your chisels love them too, because...
  7. Bulgarian " glupotevitsi"

    Material: Walnut and Hornbeam Measurements: 15.75"/27.56" or 40cm/70cm
  8. Squirrel Feeder

    Feeder is made from red cedar. It has a storage bin in one end that holds nuts or corn. The top is hinged to allow access to the feed bin. I covered the roof with roofing metal before making individual cedar shingles. I knew the shingles would leak so the metal under the shingles won't let...
  9. Old projects

    I was visiting my parents house recently and took pictures of some thing that I made long time ago. A vase / pencil holder from English oak (Quercus robur). I cut this burl from a large fallen tree. It formed around the base of a branch, which was almost completely rotten. I cleaned the inside...
  10. Dragon Hand Plane

    Ok fellow LJ's, here it is! As I said when I posted the "Iron Fist Plane", "I have another to show." It is an old mustered out plane, and I refurbished. Originaly it is a Ulmia hand plane, but I decided that instead of the usual old style grip I thought I could turn a tool into a bit of a...
  11. Viking Dragon Plane

    So, here is the other plane that my friend and I worked on. It is a more "Viking" style dragon, I thought since I posted mine, I could post his as well, since we did both my dragon plane and this one at the same time. He did all the carving on this one and I helped him do some of the...
  12. Latest spinny things

    The first is a Spalted Hornbeam and measures 6" X 2 3/4" . This also gained a 3rd place in a competition. Turned with a bowl gauge and scraper to finish. Chucking point removed after reversing to leave a slight foot to raise the bowl a little. Sanded from 240grit down to 600grit then 5 coats of...
  13. One piece hornbeam box

    Hello there ! I made this hornbeam box with my husband Sodabowski (thank you for the photos!) :) This box was first hollowed out with the drill press, then finessed with a chisel. The finish is linseed oil. The button is a chunk of a palm nut.
  14. Wooden skew rabbet plane build

    Hi guys, i will share with you another plane project, it all starts on a sunday night with a glass of fine wine and a drawing: I made the body out of hornbeam, a wood used by german and dutch plane makers its hard and wear resistant, i had a small scrap board of the stuff, the body i choose...
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    Hello woodworkers, Do you have any experience with hornbeam wood?I soppose it's good enough for small bandsaw and scrollsaw projects?Any advice is usefull. Thanks. Ivan
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    Hi folks I usually do not post politically charged post but when I received this e mail I felt I had to share it. COPY Barbara Walters said: Thank you all. Many died in Vietnam for our freedoms. I did not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her now. She can lead her present life the way...
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    Hornbeam Mallet It's been a while that I have been wanting to make myself a wooden mallet. I have been using a plastic dead blow type for years but it isn't really the prettiest thing and after seeing all the nice whackers on the "Mallet of your Dreams", I decided now is the time for a new...
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