lawrence

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  1. I'm not sure what machine/software I'm going to go to yet- I certainly have a lot of research to do. The machine is just fine-not broken down. I don't really want to get into the issues of why I am no longer going to be using my Carvewright other than saying that it is due to customer dissatisfaction. I don't want this to become a thread either bashing a company or defending it. I'm happy to answer questions about my experience (positives and negatives as there are certainly both) privately if you'd like to email or PM me, but really this was just a post to show off my last project and
  2. I appreciate the support guys- I'm not leaving the world of CNC woodworking (though I will be stepping away for a while) but am going to be doing so with a different system than the Carvewright. Thanks again, and I do appreciate your kind words- V/r Lawrence
  3. I apologize if I brought personal issues inappropriately to this forum- I've adjusted my post. Thank you V/r Lawrence
  4. I understand that here and on several other forums my name and projects have sometimes been associated with the Carvewright machine. I have very much enjoyed my machine but for several reasons this will be my final Carvewright project. As always thank you for your support, V/r Lawrence .... another journal for a teacher
  5. I have a single small block plane my dad gave me, however I do have a couple of special tools that were purchased "in memory of" some friends or family members. I originally got the idea from my Father, who used his inheritance to purchase a Skill saw after his Dad died. When I was there and he used it he would tell a story about Grandpap and his memory lived on. 30 years later, he still has that old Skillsaw and the last time I was home I saw and mentioned it and sure enough, 5 minutes later we were laughing about the time Grandpap's hammer head flew off three stories up and broke his
  6. I just bought a domino... kind of wish I'd waited and got a refurb, but no biggie as I'm thrilled with it Lawrence
  7. very nice- and yes... expect that edge detail to be "borrowed" - I really like it too Lawrence
  8. great little projects- sure to be heirlooms Lawrence
  9. Thanks for the kind words guys... I moved on to my next project tonight... this time in solid cherry that I resawed down to 1/4 inch. The top is a friction fit lid and the label is a custom label I made with my CNC paper cutter from vinyl and was inspired by the label on the whiskey which goes inside. Basically I cut the gold label out and then laid the black label over top. They blend quite nicely together and I'm pretty happy with the result. The bottle itself is laser engraved (not by me, though a laser engraver will probably be on my "to buy" list after our trip around the country
  10. This is a box that I was asked to make for my outgoing Commander (to be from the Enlisted men and women of our squadron). The officers provided the gin to put in it. (good stuff too... it's the old man's favorite) The box itself is made of 1/4 ply that I added home-sawn quarter sawn white oak veneer to (outside.. inside I added plainsawn red oak veneer to ensure the ply didn't bow) I covered the edges of the ply with black walnut "L" beams that I glued up. The hinges are heavy brass hinges. The finish is lacquer outside and black flat paint inside. The details add-ons are from a combinat
  11. sorry I missed this before- hope you heal quickly my friend Lawrence
  12. That looks amazing (I hope you don't have cats looking at the paper involved!) Great job, Lawrence
  13. there is a lot of very nice woodworking in those little boxes- well done Lawrence
  14. thanks all- I do appreciate the kind words and support- the only problem I have now is that more orders (to the tune of 9 so far) are rolling in... Lawrence
  15. sorry I missed your comment until now- Yes, friction fit, the top lip fits over the bottom lip Lawrence
  16. I made the following for a friend who is (obviously) a Tucson police officer. It is carved in Walnut and is a hair under 14 inches high. This is a pic of what the badges look like Hopefully my friend likes it, it was fun to make. It took about 2 hours to do the computer designing and the carve itself was approximately 4 hours on my Carvewright (on best setting) Thanks for any comments as always, Lawrence
  17. ldw- I love mine... but my opinion is pretty biased... because I love mine The biggest problem I have is that CNC work kind of took over my woodworking... If you look at my portfolio (linked below) you'll see that a lot of my stuff is done on the CW (heck, if you're ever in Tucson you're welcome to swing by and see it at work) Lawrence
  18. first video- the poster added a comment correcting his behavior and thanking those that corrected him on his crosscut practices... second photo- (it is an old and tried and true technique, believe it or not) but HOLY FINGERS CLOSE TO THE BLADE BATMAN!!!! Seriously, I don't know that I've ever had ply that looked like that, let alone used it... Lawrence
  19. Thanks for the inputs all- pghmyn, it's a friction fit but the bottom of the rope pull also creates an additional "catch" Lawrence
  20. I was asked by my squadron to make a going away gift for our outgoing Chief, who is a longtime mentor and friend of mine for almost 20 years. As I know he likes single malts (as do I) I mentioned that a bottle of decent scotch might make a nice gift and I offered to re-label and make a box for it. Here is what I came up with and made this afternoon... the box is very simple glued and pinned butt joints and the lid rides in grooves (pencil box style) The lid itself is a piece from an amazing board of zebrawood that I got some time ago-it has a beautiful stripe of figuring running down the
  21. I like to think of them as little tiny metal dominoes... it makes me feel better Lawrence
  22. no matter the name, beautiful job Lawrence
  23. thanks guys- yup, about 1/4 or so thick... it isn't really that important though. Lawrence
  24. yep, those are fun gifts to make with scraps- well done Lawrence