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More progress on Lizard Cane

04-25-2013 04:33 PM by mpounders | 12 comments »

I completed as much carving on the handle as I could and then epoxied it to the shaft. The shaft is also basswood and i used a 5/16th threaded rod about 6 inches long epoxied in place. I decided how I wanted the tail wrapped around, outlined it with a v gouge and then rounded it over and relieved the background. I carved down the back of the lizard where the tail joins the shaft to get a smooth transition. The customer doesn’t want this guy painted, but the scale patterns I will bur...

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Medal Chest #14: It's Done!

04-22-2013 01:20 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. No, there are no bells and whistles on this thing—-if Mom wants to put some in it, more power to her.  I built it, she can use it however she wants. But to finish it, I had to do three things yet: (1) install the lat...

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Medal Chest #13: Let's Get Shellacked

04-22-2013 01:16 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. This last stage was probably the most fun, the least amount of work, and yielded the most obvious results.  After going over (one last time) everything with 220 grit sand paper by hand, I was ready to vacuum all the dust off ...

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Medal Chest #10: Router Inlay

04-22-2013 12:58 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. Today’s task was to fit the completed carving into the front panel of the box.  To do this, I decided to mark out the area I needed and use the router my dad donated to the shop last October.  It felt good to use this o...

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Medal Chest #9: Finishing the Carving

04-22-2013 12:24 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Note to my readers:  This entry is part of the secret project I’ve mention previously.  Now that it’s been delivered, I can post this without ruining the surprise… I put some more time in on the carving….another two days (which is really only about 4 hours), and it’s all done!  I carefully trimmed the wood to the pencil lines then used chisels to gentle chamfer the edges of the letters and the winged foot.  Then I trimmed an emory board to a point amd used ...

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Medal Chest #8: Relief Carving is Good for the Soul

04-22-2013 12:02 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. I just love relief carving.  It’s so relaxing.  And it’s pretty comfortable on the mini-bench too.  Though I will look into making an angled piece to hold the work so I don’t have to crane my neck over the w...

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Medal Chest #6: The Devil's in the Details

04-22-2013 11:43 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. While fuming over the death of my hand plane (see death of a plane below) I decided to switch tactics and work on the detail piece that will grace the front of the chest.  I plan to use a piece of basswood, carved, and set i...

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Building a Tablesaw Base Part 2

04-22-2013 12:12 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 4 comments »

Well I finally finished the Tablesaw Base, trying to film during rain storms is almost impossible with the ambient noise from the rain hitting the metal roof.. but I waited it out, and am very happy with the outcome.. Here is a look at the final steps of building this base

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Medal Chest #1: Using REAL Wood

04-21-2013 08:22 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. My mother competes every year in multiple track meets for seniors, known collectively as the Senior Games (they’re broadcast on ESPN sometimes).  She’s been doing this for a few years and has amassed quite the co...

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Carving another Lizard Cane

04-15-2013 03:34 PM by mpounders | 13 comments »

I was contacted a while back by a lady in California who had seen the cane I carved from a Bradford Pear branch. She rescues and has raised monitor lizards and was interested in buying a cane from me. I came up with a design and she approved it. She did want the head lifted a bit and she especially liked the “expression” of the other lizard. Here is the design I came up with. She wanted something that looked like the lizard was sitting on the handle, rather than part of or ...

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