LumberJocks

Thumb Saver

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dave Rutan posted 08-03-2015 12:04 PM 3532 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

After hearing my daughter complain about her thumb hurting from a session of summer assignment reading, I went down to the shop and came up with this thumb saver. I found some images of such things and adapted it to my liking. The wood is oak that I found along the road. Someone had broken up a piece of furniture and left it for the trash. As soon as I recognized the pieces as oak, I grabbed them all up. The piece is finished with spray lacquer.

[Third Photo]: Is this right? ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





14 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117165 posts in 3656 days


#1 posted 08-03-2015 03:07 PM

Cool idea Dave

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

31947 posts in 2945 days


#2 posted 08-03-2015 03:10 PM

You never know. That idea might really take off. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

1724 posts in 2267 days


#3 posted 08-03-2015 04:30 PM



You never know. That idea might really take off. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

I’ve seen a few on LJ. Mine is only different in that the ‘wings’ are rounded off. Still a good gift item for those of us who still read paper books.


View on YouTube

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

10329 posts in 1919 days


#4 posted 08-03-2015 05:33 PM

Nice thumb saver, Dave! Long ago I got a plastic one (shudder) from a book store. When I got it home I discovered it was too small! Who knew they came in different sizes?! Thanks for listening to your daughter and helping her, and maybe others by sharing here.

-- God bless, Candy

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1232 posts in 4078 days


#5 posted 08-03-2015 06:06 PM

Great idea, I’m always looking for a new easy to make Xmas present, this fits the bill!

-- Bob A in NJ

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

1724 posts in 2267 days


#6 posted 08-03-2015 06:15 PM



Great idea, I m always looking for a new easy to make Xmas present, this fits the bill!

- Bob A in NJ

They’re also a great use for those small cut-offs of hard woods. I must be making progress because I actually have a few of those now.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

1724 posts in 2267 days


#7 posted 08-03-2015 06:17 PM



Nice thumb saver, Dave! Long ago I got a plastic one (shudder) from a book store. When I got it home I discovered it was too small! Who knew they came in different sizes?! Thanks for listening to your daughter and helping her, and maybe others by sharing here.

- CFrye

I’m not sure how close the size really needs to be. This one has a somewhat large hole. We’ll see if it’s too big or not as it gets used.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

6783 posts in 3226 days


#8 posted 08-03-2015 11:52 PM

Great idea, and nice save of the “Road Kill” oak!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

1724 posts in 2267 days


#9 posted 08-04-2015 10:34 AM

A big thank you to everyone who brought this simple project to the DT3!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

7014 posts in 3447 days


#10 posted 08-09-2015 04:50 PM

That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!

It’s a very ingenius device!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

1724 posts in 2267 days


#11 posted 08-09-2015 05:56 PM



That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!

It s a very ingenious device!

- oldnovice

Now I really wish I had thought of it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

12666 posts in 2946 days


#12 posted 08-14-2015 03:04 PM

Definately one of my next projects. I have lot of readers neighbours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

7014 posts in 3447 days


#13 posted 08-14-2015 07:07 PM



That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!
It s a very ingenious device!

- oldnovice

Now I really wish I had thought of it.

- Dave Rutan

Dave, do we share the same sense of humor? If so, we both need help!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

1724 posts in 2267 days


#14 posted 08-14-2015 07:29 PM


That really thumbthing, pardon the the pun!
It s a very ingenious device!

- oldnovice

Now I really wish I had thought of it.

- Dave Rutan

Dave, do we share the same sense of humor? If so, we both need help!

- oldnovice

I like to think everyone else needs help. ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com