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Project by Vicki posted 03-14-2011 06:27 PM 968 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used red cedar for dog leash holders for some friends. Finished with one coat water-based poly. I was going to make outdoor signs for them, but 3 of them live in town houses and don’t really have room for that. If you ever need shaker dowels eBay is the way to go.

They don’t have upper and lower case in the Milescraft kit, so I used the 2 1/2 in. letters for the caps, and the 1 1/2 size for lower case on the McGee sign.

I made a feeding table for my choc. lab’s food dish. Left over pine scraps. Paw print scroll sawn. 3 coats poly.
I didn’t make the kind with the hole for the bowl as I have a heavy crockery bowl I like for her. It sits on top without moving.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD





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#1 posted 03-14-2011 06:37 PM

Those are pretty neat!

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 06:48 PM

What a great idea vicki, very cute. Did you carve the letters?

-- -Thomas -

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 07:23 PM

Thanks guys.

@Tag….I used the Milescraft signmaker kit for my router and then still have to “touch up” the letters a little with a chisel or Dremel. They’re pretty quick to make once you get the hang of it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 01:22 AM

Nice projects Vivki, really like the feeding tables. The dremel is a handy tool isn’t it?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Vicki

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 06:02 AM

You are so right Bob. It’s my go to tool for so many things. I use it or the multi-max at least once for every project. When I first bought it I asked myself what in the world will I use this silly thing with all these tiny parts for. Now I’ve got 6 name brand or generic dremel type and 2 multi-max’s (one is generic).

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 06:50 PM

I’m thinking about buying one.. so its worth it Vicki? (the dremel)

-- -Thomas -

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Vicki

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 07:23 PM

Absolutely. I advise everyone to have one. I work with a lady who is getting her first home. I encouraged her to get one and some basic tools. I’ve used it for ‘adjusting’ the metal thingy that the door knob tongue goes into, making new grooves in a stripped screws, cutting off a stuck toilet bolt, cutting off the end of a screw a bit too long. Not to mention all the sanding tasks in the shop. I’ve even used it on my toe nails for a pedicure and we use them on the dogs nails. When I re-finished the shutters in the bathroom they were invaluable. You can always watch True value for a good sale on their generic. Also, Wal-Mart sells the Black and decker version for about $30. I like thiers as well as the Dremel.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 03-18-2011 08:04 AM

i make pet suff like you do and recently i bought a pantagraph from sears .i print out any pic or name of what i want and cut it out with the pantagraph its great for signs if you have copmuter to print the graphics fasten the pic or words to the table and trace it with the stilus, it gives a lot of different type stills even cursef . i also use it for cutting templets from computer generated artwork and it says you can rought 3d but i havent tryed that yet.ita a very usefull apparatice , it comes with lots of liturature and works great . i paid about 50.00 for everything

-- rick

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Vicki

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#9 posted 03-18-2011 06:35 PM

Hey Rick,
I think that sounds like the kit I first bought. Sounded to complicated to me so I haven’t tried it yet. Post some pics of things you used it for/on when you get time.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 03-24-2011 07:00 AM

its not hard to use at all , you just need to study it bit , hell even i got figured it out

-- rick

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