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  1. 6 points
    Those who know me know I’m pretty frugal when it comes to tools, I have to really need it and going to use it before I lay out any cash but these from Harry Epstein are earning their keep already. The Veritas wheel marking gauge is a joy to use and the 4”, 6” and 12” squares are right on, couldn’t resist making boxes for the 4 and 6, one all butternut and one quarter sawn sycamore and walnut, the butternut one is a gift for my son
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    Made this one out of Red Gum for the granddaughter, hidden behind the drawer is a musical movement that starts and stops when the drawer is opened, the movement is from http://www.themusichouse.com , if you haven't had a chance to make a music box these are the best people to deal with, awesome folks and a wide selection of movements. not continuous grain all around just 3 corners, the wood is a little thick for my taste but this stuff warps pretty easy and i was getting some bad chip out on the planer so i quit while i was ahead. the drawer box is Sapele, finish is ARS, 3 coats, as always thanks for looking folks, comments-questions are welcome, a special thanks to @Coop for setting me straight on the hinges, these look much better than what i had been doing, just messing with you coop but thanks, i re-learned how to cut mortices with a chisel
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    Marcy discovered that she doesn't need a ladder to trim the tall bush. I discovered that it costs $15 to have a hard drive destroyed, but it's more than $15 worth of fun to take one apart.
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    Not in the mail but I picked up a little chisel plane from Woodcraft since they have them on sale right now.
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    Clean them up, learn how to set them up, and put them to work. Like this.
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    I first experienced hospice thru a long time friend’s short stay there. And then again with my mom. The folks there were angels sent from heaven.
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    None of them are worth preserving. As long as you are having fun, just put in as much effort as you see fit. With a view to make them usable, just get them clean so rust and dirt does not transfer to your work. You may also find the standard irons are just fine, especially if you plan to use normal timber. If you add up your time spent restoring them, along with the sundries required it may be more logical to buy new. However I find bringing life back to an old tool an enjoyable distraction. This recent saw cost me £1 and took one hour to sort out.
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    That thing is beautiful! I like that you took the extra effort to miter the drawer front sides. Something I wouldn’t have thought about doing.
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    This was turned from a single piece of cocobolo 8 ½” square by 17/4. The surface is sanded to P1200, but with no coatings, just au naturale. With successive convolved designs I have been looking at what happens when the contour lines of the upright and basin are altered. With Sedona the upright and basin are both formed from straight lines. In many ways this shape was the most difficult convolved form to design, engineer and make that I have done so far. For one thing I had to be very particular about the acute angle in the corners. It’s about 40 degrees reflecting the fact that my diamond detail tool is 36 degrees, so about as tight a space as I could work in. Access for hollowing also narrowly limits the possible positions for the upright and basin walls. And quite honestly it is a lot more difficult to make a surface straight rather than curved.
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    Luckily you can just type about it
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    It really is the simplest of forms. Basically a "V", or two "V's" in cross section. I just made the basin flat and the upright element flat. Aesthetically I wanted to make the apex of the V more acute, but there is a physical limit to how narrow I can go, and sanding is also a challenge. There were other physical considerations that dictated the direction of the apex, too. The turned piece is really sections of two cones. The square-ness of the block is then superimposed and accentuated by cutting back the sides and this, I think, adds to the angularity. Yeah, let's not talk about that. I don't have self restraint when it comes to wood that's more than 16/4.
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    Just wanted to say thank you for everyone's reply and inspiration. After spending about 16hrs on the metal body planes removing rust, flattening the soles, adjusting the frogs and honing irons along with their corresponding chip breakers I've found the Winchester and wards master #6 worthy of fine tuning. The other metal body planes I'll likely set up as scrub planes. I was surprised that all of them with even this small amount of tuning would produce consistent .002" shavings on southern yellow pine. The Wards and Winchester just seem to respond better to adjustments in depth of cut along with the way the frog beds in them. I've only played around with the wooden body planes for a short period of time. I do find I like the a lot. Even with my minimal amount of experience and not honing the iron at all I could get the larger plane to work on aromatic cedar. My optimism might be because I've only been using aromatic cedar and pine but I'll hesitate to pull out the rift and quartered white oak for a day I'm feeling especially cocky
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    I can't believe how you made a turned object look so angular. That alone is a feat worth mentioning. Most turned objects are rounded and curved so the contrast is awesome. I can't imagine how expensive that block of wood must have been but the species looks great in that form. It adds a depth and texture to an elegantly simple object. I hate calling the object simple as I feel it detracts from the complexity and challenge it must have been to make it. The object isn't overly ornate and that's part of what makes it so good and probably difficult.
  14. 2 points
    A super bandsaw box tutorial, watched this and was making boxes in a flash. Great technique if you haven't seen it before. https://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/06/07/episode-1-introduction-make-beautiful-bandsawn-boxes I grabbed a few chunks of wood and instant boxes; Thanks for looking.
  15. 2 points
    I turn 62 next week and you're making me feel like a slacker! I've stacked literally over 300,000 bales of hay in my youth. I'm what you call a professional.
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    I remember 70. As I recall, I was hating not taking the day off. I could be wrong though, it was almost 8 years ago, And, I've noticed that without my driver license I'm not sure of who I might be.
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    IHello everyone glad I found this site for all of fellow woodworkers .I am 43 but have done some stuff before but now I am really interested after doing some house renovation as a real estate investor .glad to get the hell out of Indianapolis and soon to be moving to Greenvillen,Sc for a fresh new start in life.
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    I have the very same Veritas gauge and it is very good. Make sure you buy some spare wheels for it though. I know from my experience when I first got mine it rolled off the bench onto the floor and the disc shattered as it is so hard. I have rubber on the floor now so it just bounces. Also it is razor sharp. I cut my finger yesterday on it trying to get the gauge out of its normal storage place in my tool cabinet. Ouch! Nice haul on everything else too.
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    Happy Birthday Tom I feel like i get a decent amount done in a day but you make me look like a lazy slacker. Keep up the good work I'm interested to see pictures of the point when you are all done.
  20. 1 point
    Wow! Something to aim for after two lifetimes in my case!
  21. 1 point
    Really amazing Mark! Beautiful work.
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    All good ideas. I'm sure there are many very good ways to build this. I have found a way, when needed to build outdoor tables or racks. For outdoor I use stainless steel screws and titebond 3. If needed to control rack corner brackets will do the trick. From my experiences I would start as the pic. I might replace the 2x4's with 2x6's
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    Mick, I'm sorry for taking so long to offer my condolences. I just didn't know what to say.
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    Mark, your work truly is remarkable. You've have a gift and you're making excellent use of it. Wow! Just wow!
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    My thoughts and prayers with Mick and his family!
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    I'm so sorry to hear this Mick. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and Alison.
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    About you question. Try a card scraper or cabinet scraper if you do not want to use sandpaper>
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    Mick, I too am so sorry for your loss. Mourning is an experience we all will know sooner or later, but I’m so sorry it had to be sooner for you with Alison. It is difficult to see someone we love suffer and just as difficult to enter that necessary place where you are at peace that the suffering is over. My prayers are with you and while the support of this community that I am pleased to be part of won’t remove your heart ache from her absence, it will be with you always as you move forward. God bless.
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    OMG! I am so sorry for your loss Mick. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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    Mick, I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m glad you have some comfort in knowing she is not suffering any longer, but I’m sure it is still very difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  38. 1 point
    I can't even imagine what you are going through Mick, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "...There is kindness in this world. We simply have to notice it." Very true.
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    I'm very sorry to hear this Mick. God bless you and your family.
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    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Alison Mick
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    So sorry to hear that, Mick. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers! David
  42. 1 point
    Yes, we are all thinking of you....
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    Been there. I know what your going through. Keep her close to your heart. My prayers for her and for you.
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    So sorry, Mick. She sounds like a wonderful person. I pray that your wounded heart heals.
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    So sorry for your loss Mick.
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    So sorry for your loss. I have no other words.
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    Leopard wood with Seal Coat de-waxed shellac followed by an oil/varnish blend. 1:1:1 mineral spirits, BLO and poly if I recall correctly. The Seal Coat was to keep the Peruvian 'walnut' from bleeding into the leopard wood. Depending on what you are doing you could skip it. These are sanded with a hard cork block with the abrasive drawn very tight. You want a flat unyielding abrasive surface and a steady walk through the grits.
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    No help with your question but that is a beautiful piece of wood