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#1 posted 02-11-2012 11:41 PM
Seems to me that you’re doing the thing that I’ve been best at all my life.Doing the best you can with what you got.
Nice job, and nice pictures too.
-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta
#2 posted 02-11-2012 11:50 PM
@Bagtown -Thanks Sir, I mentioned “Humility” because it was s one of those projects I said, “This will be easy!” Then about an hour into it, I realized that alot of effort and thought go into making square things round (Without accidentally chipping, cracking, or just plain non-cooperative wood). I learned alot and now appreciate when I see others execute them with such precision. As always, thanks for your advice and kind words.
#3 posted 02-12-2012 12:06 AM
Don’t “Sir” me, my parents were married. lolI’m hoping you may have some military in your background and aren’t an officer.No offense to any upper deckers that may read this.
Mikeex Canadian Navy Boatswains Mate.
#4 posted 02-12-2012 12:10 AM
Mike – You’d be correct there Boats’ – Navy Machinest’s Mate. I’ve always wanted to visit Canada. I hear Maples cheap out there, Ey! Lol.
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#5 posted 02-12-2012 12:42 AM
Dang SQUIDS EVERYWHERE TONIGHT!
Just giving the obligatory inter-service dig – I am an “upper decker” USAF myself (still serving – 17.5yrs Army, 10.5yrs USAF)
-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards
#6 posted 02-12-2012 12:46 AM
Woah, 2 more years and you wrap it up there Sir! (Full Retirement=30yrs For Non Mil Folk) Is this your Twighlight Tour? I’m sure you got the Shadowbox ready huh?
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#7 posted 02-12-2012 12:59 AM
Good use of a piece of Mahogany.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
#8 posted 02-12-2012 01:05 AM
@Rance -Thanks…I’m starting to study Mafe’s style. I love the way he restores his tools. Now if I could only find copper inlays and screws (For inlays and fastening) for cheap…
On another subject – I really like your Natural Edge Spalted Maple Bowl. How much skill is required to turn something like that on a lathe?
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#9 posted 02-12-2012 01:59 AM
Paul that’s a great build you have done to those chisels. Now you will respect them a bit more every time you whack the fire out of them. I still have my $6.00 set that I bought and am not afraid to use them. Nice job Paul. Keep us posted with the other. What are you going to finish with?
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
#10 posted 02-12-2012 02:26 AM
Superdave – Thanks! I hear I got a great mentor that keeps me inspired. Something about using terms like, ”..whack the fire out of them.” I really appreciate the book on Dovetails and the links. I’ve since gone blind reading it every night before bed. But hey, I get use of the cool headlight the military gave me. I plan to start a project as soon as I get my saw wired. This house is a wiring nightmare. Lost power in two rooms yesterday. I think I’ll finish these with blood and tears. So far it’s the only fitting finish…LOL!
#11 posted 02-12-2012 02:41 AM
I started cutting dovetails with a ten dollar flush cut saw. I still have it. Thank Paul.I have a post on hand tool links on links.HereThat should keep you busy a while.
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#12 posted 02-12-2012 03:58 AM
Nice chisel handle. I live in a community of machinists and the thing I notice is they make the best finish carpenters. I know the LJ folks are fine wood workers but it is all carpentry of some kind…..some finer that the other. The better the machinist the better the fit and finish. that is what it is all about….fit and finish. Separates the good from the better and the better from the best. I started to say good job on this handle but that sounds like I am making you third instead of first so I will have to say a beautiful handle. LOL
#13 posted 02-12-2012 02:18 PM
@ Grandpa – Thanks Sir, I’m a machinest but in a “Boiler” type way. We’ve all gotten away from actually creating parts from scratch(We have Machinery Repairmen, but they are hit or miss as well). Now, we are maintenancemen and operators. I agree with you though, having a professional background that requires precision is a tale-tell as to what final product looks like. The detailed stuff really reflects the care taken in the process. However, I love LJ’s “not-so-accurate bunch” (Such as myself) because of the creativity they bring to the table. I was told a while back that it was all about creating a happy mix of precision and creativity. As always, thanks for the kind words and advice. Oh, and where is it that you hail from? Curious…
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#14 posted 02-12-2012 03:54 PM
now you just need to make the rest of the set then you will know what beauty is … :-)
thank´s for sharing Dennis
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#15 posted 02-12-2012 03:57 PM
Very handsome! I like that you went with an atypical shape. The chisel handles that fit my hand best are usually the ones I was just playing around with. I really like them.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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