Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #29: Progress Made, and Newest Toys

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Blog entry by William posted 05-26-2011 04:04 AM 2724 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 05-26-2011 04:50 AM

Paint the horse but don’t paint the mane an tail its to purdy;) Looking good William. Now build 19 more and I will stop by city park and commandeer a merry go round;) Say your getting pretty good at scrollin that hair, think you could woop up a wig;) I think I am going to run away now. Three bad jokes and its late. Nice nail guns you got there. Nice horse and glad to have you in the shop again.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 04:51 AM

That sure does the trick and saves a heck of a lot of time, I know, I have a set of 3 too and I love them. They make multiple nailings a breeze and you don’t need 3 hands to hold the piece, the nail and hammer too!

Your latest pony/horse/unicorn? looks good so far. I would like to see it in full color when it’s done!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 05:06 AM

Lookin’ great. I like your Dad’s day present too. Yeah, a poor depth adjustment is such a pain.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 06:01 AM

Why do I suddenly hear a calliope playing “The best night of the year” in the distance? :)

Looking very nice, William.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 06:20 AM

Thank ya’ll. I’m glad ya like it.
This one will be a carousel horse Bearpie. I think I’m going to be more satisfied with this one than I have past ones though simply because I can show the wood grains instead of painted surfaces. I’m not a fan of paint at all.
SuperD and Tiny, both of ya’ll make mention of merry go rounds. I actually would love to build one. I read a book one time about a man who lovingly built a full size carousel one piece at a time in his shop over a period of about twenty years. Everything was made of wood, even the gears, except for the electric motor that run it. It was so nice that there were numerous offers, both before he completed it and after, to buy it at a very high price. He turned all offers down. After the project was complete, he then spent the next ten years decorating it tediously down to the very last perfect detail. Everyone thought he was crazy. He worked on it. He tested it to make sure everything worked correctly. He’d let people see it, but wouldn’t allow anyone to ride on it or even to sit on it. It was not revealed until he died and his will was read.
His youngest son was born just as he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given six months to live. The merry go round, carousel, that he’s now spent thirty years on (much longer than his six month life expectancy) was left in his will to his grandchildren who were toddlers at the time of his death.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 11:41 AM

As always, I love to see the progress on what you are working on. I agree with the others – I love the natural colors of the mane and tail. All of your work is so detailed and beautiful! Nice to wake up to see it! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 02:16 PM

Hi William.

Congrats on the nice Fathers Day gift.

The 23 gauge pinners are fantastic!

Very nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 03:17 PM

Lee, I never realized what an asset to the shop a 23GA nailer would be. Anyone doing very detailed work, I would recommend they rush out and buy one as soon as possible. I don’t make such recommendations often. I never realized though that an air powered nailer could shoot pins that are almost invisible.
Sheila, the natural colors are what has me excited about this project. I wouldn’t be able to do that without the new nailers though. The detail pieces of the tail and head are put on with the 23GA pin nailer. You’d never notice the pins in it if you aren’t looking carefully for them. They are as small as needles.
This 23GA pin nailer is one of those rare tools that will ultimately open up whole new possibilities for me. To put that into perspective, the last time I said something like that was when I first learned to use a scroll saw.


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