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Project by RS Woodworks posted 09-24-2009 02:34 PM 1369 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seems everybody makes some of these at some point. I thought I’d give it a try. One is for LOML, the other for my cousin to thank her for all the baby clothes she has given us lately.

End grain, Rock maple and Purpleheart. Woodwhisperer design, but I added the juice grooves. Mineral oil finish.

Just another project under my belt. Thanks for looking.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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Pdub

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 02:47 PM

I like the color combination. Good job. I see these on here all the time and always think they are cool. When I get some free time (if that is possible) I need to try this!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 04:18 PM

Really nice. Up here in Canada it seems impossible to find purple heat. At least in my area. I hit jackpot when I met a lady who before her divorce made guitars with her husbend. She sold all her tools and had a 10/4 by 10” wide by 4’ long piece of purple heart just laying around. Just happened to be in a wood store asking for purple heart and she overheard me. What are the chances!

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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John M

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 04:41 PM

Very nice boards. Exactly the kind of thing that Iwant to make.

-- John, Ontario, Canada

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dustbunny

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 05:27 PM

Yup, everyone should have these on their list of must do’s.
Yours came out great, LOVE the juice groove !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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mtkate

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 02:02 AM

RexMcKinnon – I hear ya! The only place so far within 150 KM of me so far is at Langevin & Forest in the east end of montreal. It cost me $20 for a 1X4X6 board. And that is in canadian dollars ;)

My current crisis is finding mineral oil. You would think, as it is used in almost everything, it would be readily available. It is not, as the woodwhisperer suggests, readily available at your local supermarket… at least not up here!

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 05:49 AM

Very nice Ryan

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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eddy

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#7 posted 09-25-2009 02:58 PM

i like the juice grooves what router bit did you use?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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RS Woodworks

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 07:08 PM

Thanks guys.
Fortunately, I have several good suppliers of all kinds of wood, domestic and exotic, here in Edmonton. But of coarse I pay a premium for it.

mtkate, any pharmacy should carry mineral oil. Just ask for it, it is used as a laxative.

eddy, I just used a cove bit with a 1/4” radius. For the handles, I used a dish carving bit.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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mtkate

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#9 posted 09-26-2009 02:17 AM

Good idea, Ryan. I’ll hit the Rx spots tomorrow. Maybe I can just melt down some Xlax (LOL!!!)

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