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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 1212 days ago 1744 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just having one of those days,
I had some glass track to run in oak.
Easy with a table saw, with a router and a 1/4” bit. Aagh!

First bit snapped, I guess I bit off more than it could chew. :)

So after that I took 16th” cuts and all went well until….......
I cut it to length a piece flew off.
Now in some shops that would not be a problem, mine is another story.
In the past I would have run a few extra lengths, but how often do folk
want sliding glass doors.

So I finally found it and glued the wee escape artist back in.

I hate waiting for glue to dry. Boring!

So I decided to cut up some scrap and make an elephant.

A very simple project that I used to give students as a bandsaw exercise.

They make nice bookends or perhaps a toy.

So nothing exciting, but you may want to add it to your Christmas toy list.

A pattern available if you need it.

Jamie
In Sunny Scotland

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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degoose

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#1 posted 1212 days ago

Like watching resin dry on the new boards… fascinating stuff…Like the hefalump though…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 1212 days ago

Dude, that’s inspiring me an instrumental song, “Waiting for the glue to dry” is the perfect title for an ambient sounds track! > adds to the to-do list <

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#3 posted 1212 days ago

Sweet elephant.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1212 days ago

one elephant came marching thrugh Jamie´s shop found the way so interressting
it invited another elephant
two elephant´s came marching thrugh Jamie´s shop fuond the way so interressting
they invited another elephant .....................................................

thank´s for sharing and hope the old song help you thruogh the boring time ….. LOL

take care
Dennis

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Jimboe

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#5 posted 1212 days ago

Nice elephant…very cool

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 1212 days ago

Thank you for sharing your day, at least while you were following glass tracks you found a ponderous
pachyderm instead of the frumious jabberwock, just remember that nothing happens without a
porpoise,LOL. A little Carroll or Kipling helps to get through those days that seem to coming a little
closer together now, but waiting for the glue to dry is not a bad occupation.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Schwieb

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#7 posted 1212 days ago

I could take lessons from how you manage to take the time to post pictures so regularly. I guess I have a mental block against it. For me downloading pictures is like waiting for glue to dry. I showed the sketch of your elephant to my wife, Heidi who is a self pronounced elephant collecting person. She approves!

Funny how sliding panels are done so rarely these days.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 1211 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments & PM’s

Ken,
I’m retired.
I may work the odd 100 hour week. :)
Then when health is poor
I can be lucky to do 4 hours
Then I meditate on how fortunate I am.
Stopped wearing a watch years back
Time is man made :)
No newspapers or television

Gus You got it. :)

Dennis you spend to much time in the toy shop LoL

Thomas it would be an LJ’s Shop Tune of the day go for it

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1211 days ago

you know how it is when the little princess wanted to be entertained
I think she still laugh at me here years after …........I have not a single tone except fals to sing with …LOL

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#10 posted 1211 days ago

Jamie you are wonderful!

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

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peteg

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#11 posted 1211 days ago

Jamie, love your story & view on life my Dad left Stirling in 1929 (he was 22yrs old) & came to NZ. He could recite Burns for hours, said all he learnt at school was Burns & the Bible (some of our young ones to day wouldn’t go a miss with that combination) I also stopped wearing a watch some years ago.
BTW,think I am goin to have to make one of your Elephants …love it. :))

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

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 1211 days ago

Jamie – Thanks for adding the drawing.Im making one for my granddaughter even though my wife thought it looked like an anteater!What does she know of elephants or anteaters for that matter!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 1206 days ago

Hi Jamie. I like both the cabinet and the elephant.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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