|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 02-14-2017 08:45 PM||1240 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
This is my swap item for Norm (agentTwitch). I originally wanted to come up with something new and unique, but soon ran out of ideas. Then I got to thinking that there were several swaps I missed out on due to what ever reason and thought that would make a nice theme. I started with the “mallet swap”.
I had never made a mallet before but after several hours of videos I gave it a try. This one is made of walnut and oak. Some wood I had set back for a special occasion. Actually it’s my second. The first I filled with BB’s. I liked it but didn’t trust the wood thickness in the center. Last thing I wanted was BB’s flying around the recipients shop. The angle cuts were my idea and I really liked the shape. Next was a marking gauge from the “marking tool swap”
Again this is something I have never made before. I made this from walnut and curly maple. I looked at several of the prior swap entry’s and a few videos and came up with a design. I used a threaded T-nut for the knob to tighten in place. I now needed a way to attach a blade and struck out every time. My answer came when I saw one with a cutter disk. I used a replacement pipe cutter blade. Worked great. Now I thought I was done, and early! That’s when I found out who my swap recipient was. I looked at AgentTwitch’s profile and it hit me like a ton of bricks! I had one more item that HAD to be done. “Shop art swap”.
This is a sign I made from Norms lumberjocks logo. It took some creative computer work to size it up to fit. I transferred the image with carbon paper and carved it in with a dremel router. It’s made from wormy chestnut and a frame of spalted maple.
All Items were sanded to 600 grit and coated with danish oil. (two coats) and paste waxed at least three times. This is my third swap and I have to say each one gets a little more fun. I hope Norm gets a lot of use and enjoyment out of these items. I would also like to thank Dave (Ka7hy) for running this great swap and all who took part.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".