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Projects that I worked on over last winter while I was in "exile"...

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Project by MadJester posted 09-12-2014 04:36 AM 2144 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So rather than posting a ton of individual things, I chose to just wrap it up all in one…if you read my blog posting, you’ll understand that I was a little preoccupied over the past nine months (no…I didn’t have a kid…ugh…!!!)...LOL…anyhoo…

The first pic is a dog feeding station made out of oak. This was for a customer, and I had only just started on it when the accident happened to my building…a very good friend of mine allowed me to use his workshop while my shop was undergoing extensive repairs…he’s an awesome dude…

The next two pics are some of the small boxes I’ve been doing for a little while now…the first is Birds Eye Maple with a Cocobolo inset top. Turns out the Cocobolo didn’t like taking the lacquer, so the top portion ended up with just a Danish Oil finish and some Renaissance wax. The second one is Cherry with a butcher block type inset that I worked up.

The fourth pic is a new hobby for me, and I’m hoping to do a lot more in the months to come…I am finding old vintage knives in my travels to estate/yard sales and if the scales are broken, I’m replacing them…I think the one in the pic is Cocobolo…can’t remember for sure…it went to a customer over in the UK.

The last two pics are super special to me…I re-scaled a vintage Boker knife and did a matching box…the sides of the box are Cherry and the scales and box top insert are of an unknown wood…I believe it is Katalox or Jarrah…if anyone actually knows, I’d love to find out…it smells like chocolate when I work with it and it’s super dense, a bit brittle and an absolute beast on a machine blade…I have a huge block of this stuff and I can’t wait to use more of it. Oh…why is it special? Well…I gave it as a gift to the buddy of mine that let me use his shop…he mentioned when he first saw the knife that he used to own one like it, but had lost it.

So….there you have it…I was lucky enough to have such a great friend lend me use of his shop…and he also has been helping in the store with a few of the projects (we built a workbench as well…came out nice and sturdy…I’ll post more on that in another listing…too much for this one and it still needs some work, so the posting will be more current…)

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 04:59 AM

Susan, this is an interesting collection of projects. Welcome back to this site and your newly remodeled shop. I am guessing you favor doing woodworking by hand. But, if you are interested here is a posting with an index of box making ideas. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 09-12-2014 06:21 AM

Those are really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#3 posted 09-12-2014 08:58 AM

Good looking projects, Susan! The knife scales alone could keep you busy! Nice thank you gift. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-12-2014 11:05 AM

Nice work Susan.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 09-12-2014 12:47 PM

Great collection of projects.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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MadJester

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#6 posted 09-12-2014 01:49 PM

Thanks everyone…I’m so very ready to get back to what I’m supposed to be doing and not just having organizing consume my life…LOL….it’s good for the shop, but not good for my itch to create! And I’ll check out that link Boxguy…thanks!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#7 posted 09-12-2014 10:13 PM

The knife & box gift set is sure to be received with great appreciation….
Nice projects.

Are you saying that other than “setting up shop”....
There are things that can be created and built in a wood working workshop???
I’ve never would have thunk it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 09-13-2014 12:14 AM

Looks like a great set of projects! Welcome back to the site!

-- Dean

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MadJester

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#9 posted 09-15-2014 03:22 AM

LOL…DIY…yeah…who knew? I’ve been spending all this time fussing and organizing…I guess I’ll have to actually make something one day!! Thanks Mean Dean…glad to be back!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#10 posted 09-15-2014 08:16 PM

Hello Susan,

A reply for you regarding the the box you made and asked if it was Katalox or Jarrah.

I am not sure about Katalox but its not Jarrah as the grain is too open and Jarrah certainly does not smell like chocolate when sawn or cut

Here are some examples of Jarrah

Your latest buddy

-- Regards Robert

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MadJester

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#11 posted 09-15-2014 08:24 PM

Thank you Robert…sadly,that doesn’t look like the stuff I have…I’ll have to take a pic and ask the LJ’ers…..not sure if it should be a forum topic or a blog….the stuff is amazing wood, just wish I knew what it was!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#12 posted 09-16-2014 08:35 AM

Susan, post a question in the Wood and Lumber Forum here.

-- God bless, Candy

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MadJester

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#13 posted 09-17-2014 03:24 AM

Thanks Candy! :D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#14 posted 09-20-2014 06:33 AM

Love the dog feeding station. I’ve got a pile of lumber sitting out on the deck right now that is supposed to be just that. Need to get to work tomorrow!

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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MadJester

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 04:24 AM

Ajw…it’s dead simple…really….just make sure you make the holes SMALL enough…you can always make them bigger…I ended up having to put some felt insulation around the holes…it works, and I needed to ship out the item to the customer…on the positive side, it did cushion them so they don’t rattle around when the dogs are eating…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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