This pin is simpler to assemble that the first one because it is just 30 degree wedges that alternate in type of wood and orientation. The end ones are only 15 degrees (half a wedge as it were). In mine I used hard maple and walnut. One thing...
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Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
I do woodworking mostly because I find a lot of beauty in wooden objects and I like making things and working with tools. I wouldn't mind being a professional woodworker if more people responded to quality work the way people on this forum do. I have built a few things on commission but have found most people are so conditioned by the Walmart mentality that they expect to get it for next to nothing. I like to say "the people with money have no taste and the people with taste have no money". Not always the case but it is true way too often. I give away a lot of stuff rather than suffer the (often unintended) insult of a Walmart price. When I do get paid, my price is based on how muich the client appears to value one-off pieces and their ability to pay. So far, getting rich at this seems a long way off (not that I am too worried about it, but, as many here must also feel, it is nice to be recognized if a piece turns out well).
I like dark woods and use mostly Claro and American Black Walnut in furniture pieces. I also turn local woods like big leaf maple, alder, western red cedar, yellow cedar and anything else that looks like it would make a nice bowl.
I use a combination of hand and power tools. I admire the skill developed by those who practice traditional methods but confess that expediency often results in my using a power tool. I am slowly trying to develop better hand tool skills.
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