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BlasterStumps

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07-29-2018 02:38 AM

Just a little scrap of Massaranduba. Original tote was broken so I made a new one but it was too short so I tried again. I like it better now. No, not alderdupa either. : )

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado


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Ripper70

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#1 posted 07-29-2018 03:47 AM

Beautiful work. Looks better than new. I bet it offers a nice, comfortable grip.

You sure that’s not Massaralder?

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 07-29-2018 04:34 AM



Beautiful work. Looks better than new. I bet it offers a nice, comfortable grip.

You sure that s not Massaralder?

- Ripper70

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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BroncoBrian

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#3 posted 07-29-2018 04:45 AM

Obviously not Alder. It looks like crap. Imagine how much better your time could have been spent… if you had used the correct material from the start.

Lol.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#4 posted 07-29-2018 05:23 AM



Obviously not Alder. It looks like crap. Imagine how much better your time could have been spent… if you had used the correct material from the start.

Lol.

- BroncoBrian


+1

If it was an Alder grip then you would want to naturally want to grab on to it, unlike that original pic.
Alder at its finest-

-- Desert_Woodworker

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 07-29-2018 07:32 AM

I think a tear just fell from my eye.

I mean.

I got some dust in my eye because a true man and lover of alder would never cry.

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

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Bill White

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#6 posted 07-29-2018 01:37 PM

My next froe maul will be made from alder. That’ll keep Fridge happy for sure. I’ll use it to split balsa shingles. :))

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-29-2018 02:07 PM

Those old tenon jigs sure are beefy, nice tool!

Oh yea, wonderful job on the tote! Did you shape it all by hand or use the original as a template? Sometimes I also need to use a secondary wood for replacement parts. There are techniques to stain these woods to look more like the traditional Alder, otherwise a nice thick coat of latex should do the job 8^)

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BlasterStumps

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#8 posted 07-29-2018 05:33 PM

“Did you shape it all by hand or use the original as a template?”
I shaped it by hand to a point but then ran the router around it. The original looked much different and was way shorter. I glued it back together but quickly found out it was too small for my mit. I actually made two other totes but ended up ruining one. I used the second one for a while but it was still too small so I had more fun making another one.
I really like the thick coat of latex idea. I’ll keep that in mind should I ever make something out of ⱯḸⱰɆⱤ.

Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 07-29-2018 06:26 PM

Your project does look very nice- good job.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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BlasterStumps

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#10 posted 07-29-2018 09:29 PM

Thank you. I’m wondering if your name ” DesertWoodworker” might mean that you live out West, possible AZ? There are a couple other CO woodworkers on the forums here. Not sure about who all is out of AZ though. I’m in south west CO where it is so dry you can’t get shavings off the plane because of the static.


Your project does look very nice- good job.

- DesertWoodworker


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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BlasterStumps

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#11 posted 07-29-2018 09:38 PM

I like the old Delta jig. I’ve had it for a while now. It’s fun. Weighs a bunch though. I’ve been thinking maybe repaint both it and the mitre gauge. For sure the gauge needs something.
Mike


Those old tenon jigs sure are beefy, nice tool!

- splintergroup


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 07-29-2018 10:20 PM



Thank you. I m wondering if your name ” DesertWoodworker” might mean that you live out West, possible AZ? There are a couple other CO woodworkers on the forums here. Not sure about who all is out of AZ though. I m in south west CO where it is so dry you can t get shavings off the plane because of the static.

Your project does look very nice- good job.

- DesertWoodworker

- BlasterStumps


Yes the outskirts of the East Valley PHX and yes we have women and beer… as for ” so dry you can t get shavings off the plane because of the static.” if this happens here- that is why we have women and beer.
It is a pleasure to meet someone who respects Alder and I like the type of woodworking that you do.
DW
Also, the best for me was the “stain and latex” post- LOL

-- Desert_Woodworker

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