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Flyswatter - wood nerds version

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Project by mafe posted 08-29-2016 09:20 PM 1494 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

flyswatter
wood nerds version.


Pictures:
1. Holdfast and possible nail cutting…
2. Flyswatter and tools.
3. Flap from leather.
4. Turkish saw in action.
5. Holdfast on a chair.
6. Less is enough.

Hi LJ’s here a little looking back at my summer in Turkey.
I basically did no woodworking. It was hot, a normal day temperature was 33 ℃ / 92 ℉, I love this due to the fact I have chronic pain after a spinal neck operation and in the hot dry climate I had only little pain from muscles and nerves but it was too hot for working wood in the day time for a Viking from North.


My summer hide out in Turkey and my old Jawa.

But yes a little was done, like converting this wood from a beehive frame and a leather left over from a local shoemaker into a flyswatter.
Have to say it’s the best flyswatter I ever had, it hits fast and hard, so it was worth a little sweat and was in use every day for the rest of the summer.
Ohhh yes and I have to say I like it better than the ugly blue electric one it replaced.

I tell more in this little blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/91866

Hope it can inspire others to hold some wood and swat a fly…

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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mafe

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 09:30 PM

Also a warm thank you from my heart to those of you who thought of me and worried if I was ok.
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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shipwright

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#2 posted 08-29-2016 11:36 PM

:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Brit

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#3 posted 08-29-2016 11:42 PM

Cool swatter Mads. I have two electric swatters that look like tennis rackets. I keep one in my workshop. I like the electric ones because if you keep your finger on the button, the insects stay on the wires and you can carry them outside and get rid of them rather than splatting them on the walls.

Were you really pushing a drawknife towards your feet? If so, I’m worried about you dude! You could have placed the palette on a table, inserted the wood between two of the planks and put a loop of cord over the stick with your foot in the other end of the loop to hold it tight. It would still be quick to rotate the wood and your feet would remain on the ends of your legs. LOL.

Nice to hear from you again my friend.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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Brit

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 11:47 PM

Ok, I just read the blog and I see you came to your senses. :o)

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#5 posted 08-29-2016 11:57 PM

Nice one, Mads!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 08-30-2016 12:16 AM

Beautiful and so creative!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 08-30-2016 12:58 AM

Clever and funny! Thanks for the smiles.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#8 posted 08-30-2016 01:17 AM

Good one Mads.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 08-30-2016 01:48 AM

What a Way to swat a Fly!

... a great solution!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 08-30-2016 02:59 AM

Were you singing, Shoo fly don’t bother me, while working on the swatter?
I agree, looks very effective. Maybe in the sun too long with a draw knife near the feet. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 08-30-2016 04:52 PM

i think you heard enough from me in your blog, great job mads, nothing like spending the summer rocking on the porch and swatting flies.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 08-31-2016 09:38 PM

Ever the “maker” mads :) be careful of those feet ;)
cheers friend
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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mafe

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#13 posted 09-04-2016 04:23 PM

Hi there,
peteg, smiles, I am but don’t mind using them. ;-) Cheers friend.
grizz, yes, laugh, I was in my hammock, a light wind from the sea, a could drink and a good book, swatting flies. What more can a man ask for?
doubleDD, laugh the sun got me, yes the sun really did, many days I could do nothing but relax and snorkel with the harpoon for dinner fish.
Joe, they have end their lifes with style.
madts, I try I try.
swirt, thanks for the one on my lips now.
Smitty, now I just have to make me one for my Danish home also… And yes one for the workshop of course.
Jim, thanks mate. ;-)
Brit, I am not sure if I did… Love to read your thinking and the response. Nice to hear from you also.
shipwright, ;-) and a bottle of rum.
Best of my thoughts to all of you and thanks,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 09-07-2016 04:00 AM

Nice job!

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#15 posted 09-12-2016 11:34 AM

Nice use of leftover leather.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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