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  1. Cross section of the Avondster

    Hi, In addition to the making of the tenth scale model I was asked to also make a Cross section of the midship of it, Actually I started working on it before I was commissioned.I started on a one twenty scale. just for kicks, Seeing this they requested a one tenth scale to go with the model...
  2. Wooden Scale

    This year, the coordinator of my daughters vacation bible school had an idea to create a contest between boys and girls to see who could bring in the most change during the course of the week. The change was to be donated to a worthy cause. She asked me if i could build a "scale". Like any...
  3. Ford Pickup 1951

    Here are a few photos of my just finished latest project I used T&J plan. I now need to make up the mind what to try next I have now built a model from each of the plan sets I purchased I would like to do a tow truck or fire truck but I want to make much more finer detail than the older T&J...
  4. Curly Maply knife scale, epoxy, and Vingear Chemical Stain

    This one has a kind of fun way to chemicaly stain the wood :) Video: Depending on the Tannin content the wood can either grey out, or turn totally black (oak), or not do a whole lot at all. Fun to play with :) The stain in apple cider vinegar (1 jar) to a couple ultra fine steel wool pads...
  5. Lego box

    My stepson wanted a lego box to keep some of his things in. We discussed it and decided to make it with a drawer. Everything turned out great until I made the rookie mistake of painting the drawer and inside the box where the drawer goes. Since that didn't work we decide to make it a shelf. Both...
  6. scale for childrens church

    Built this scale for a friend of mine's children church, she wanted it so the boys and girls could compete against each other to see who could bring the most offering. the top beam is built out of bass wood and the base is built out of pine. I cut the top wih a jig saw then sanded it with a belt...
  7. Kiridashi Pair with Block

    When I made a pair of Kiridashi knives for LJ KelleyCrafts in the recent knife swap, his wife tried to steal them. In haste to retain ownership, Dave told her not to worry, he'd get me to make her a pair of her own. Well, it took me about 3 months (and it cost Dave dearly in trade ;-P) but I...
  8. Knife Pair for Christmas

    We did a "Dirty Santa" gift exchange with my family this past Saturday. We did the exchange so men exchanged with men and women with women. So, I knew knives would be well received by any of the men in my family. I started out making a camp knife for the exchange a few weeks ago. Well, when...
  9. DaVinci Catapult II

    This is the first DaVinci designed catapult I made prior to the other I posted a few days ago. This one is Walnut and Tiger Maple. This is also just a static model. I build these to look at and study just like you would an original DaVinci drawing, so I am less concerned about making them work...
  10. Model Bell 407 helicopter

    This is my Scale Bell 407 model. I started it in January and finally finished it today. The length of the body (not counting the rotor blades) is 44", with the blades it is 52". The body is made out of cherry, if you're interested on how I managed to make it, check out my blog entrees here...
  11. International Farmall "M" tractor

    This is a scale model (about 14" long) of an International Farmall "M" tractor. Took me about a month to build, working random hours in the shop.
  12. Volvo BM814

    Hello friends. Long time no see. :) Here it is one bigger project that we have finished last year. It is Volvo BM-814 tractor. Everything is made from wood and it has more than 600 pieces. Front wheels are turning left-right and tilting over center pivot. Hydraulic arms are working too. We hope...
  13. WWI British Bunker

    This is a room inside a diorama I built 2 years ago, its all scratch made from Balsa wood. Its at 1:35 scale, so its all contained in a 7×9 inch space. Its part of a larger Diorama I did showing a British Mk. V Tank and Trench along with the bunker. I have been model building for the past 3...
  14. Large Log Cabin Birdfeeder

    This is a large log cabin birdfeeder I built to scale (1"=1'). The cabin measures 2' x 4' with a 1' wrap around covered porch which makes the overall dimensions 4' x 6'. The feeder is mounted aprox. 6' off the ground on a real cherry tree base I had to cut due to disease. As you can see by the...
  15. table saw blade knife - walnut - stone inlay

    So the next time you wear out an old table or circular saw blade, dont throw it away, make a knife blade! I just found a template online for a primitive skinning knife and size it properly for your blade. Then trace it onto blade and cut out. We used a torch for this one, but you can use a...
  16. Carved Dog Bone with Niles' Name

    My LJ hubby, LJ, routed the plaque for me. I then power carved the name of our oldest Golden (but you should have guessed that). Then painted and sealed the sign and we proudly display it at home. This and all my signs are cut using a hand held dremel-type tool, not a CNC.
  17. Jewelry Armoire

    For my sisters birthday in 2011 i made her this jewelry armoire. The armoire consists of 11 drawers, a top compartment, and two side compartments. The top 4 drawers, the upper compartment, and the sides are all lined in the teal cloth material. The remaining drawers are bare. There unit is...
  18. My Dad's Projects

    Inspirations from my Dad. As I wrote in my bio my father was a great inspiration in my life. These are some of the things he made by hand. The sleds are to scale and made with tongue depressors or popsicle sticks. I can't remember what the scale dimensions were after all these years. The scale...
  19. scale or balance

    Scale made for my brothers kid. Made from Some old pieces of lath, some bamboo skewers, toothpicks, and some wood from an old kitchen table that someone was throwing out. The little round trays are my first attempt at any kind of lathe work. Just a cheapo $12 thing you hook up to a drill...
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