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Project by murch posted 04-03-2011 04:05 PM 1538 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a split ash log from the wood-pile. The hole was drilled with a 35mil forstner. It is less than 8 in long
so I had to give it a bit more base width than is usual. Sanded and finished in satin-coat.
I gave it to friends as a present. The guy hadn’t a clue what it was for. He looked at it for a few seconds
and said ” you know what a fella could use that for”.
There is no way I’m typing on here what he said next!!


-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 02:21 PM

That is s cool balancer. Is the hole drilled straight into the wood piece? Did you have to do a lot of trial and error to get it to balance?
Thanks for sharing…......Jim

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

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 03:22 PM

Jim – the hole was drilled at approx 30deg. No jig for drilling, just jam a block under 1 end and give her killarney.
No trial and error really, Probably got lucky but i seem to have an eye for things like that.
Give it a go. If it’s only a bit from the log-pile you can’t go too far wrong anyway.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 10:57 PM


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