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Project by vipond33 posted 914 days ago 2005 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Round about the end of every year I make a small wood gift for my boss, by way of saying thank you for letting me build personal projects in the after hours.

This time I thought back to last summer, when it was brutally hot in the upstairs office under a flat black roof, so hot that his computer would shut down and call it a day long before quitting time. To alleviate the problem he had placed his laptop on top of two architect scales and all was good if not unorthodox.
Remembering that, I decided to make him a classier fixture by borrowing the very same shapes and so free up the rules to scale my real work projects.

Done in mahogany with die cut leather pads and a lacquer finish.

14 1/2”x 10”x 1 1/8”
About 4 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#1 posted 914 days ago

Very nice design. I’m sure he will appreciate the useful gift : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 914 days ago

Good Idea well done Gene.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 914 days ago

Gene was great !!!!! ORIENTAL STYLE CAME YOU ;-)


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#4 posted 914 days ago

It is nice when folks receive a gift with a personal touch. What a rememberable gift.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 914 days ago

I love the architect scale reproductions. If I may ask how did you cut them?

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#6 posted 914 days ago

Gene; A great gift and I’m sure that he’ll always remenber where it came from.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 914 days ago

@rdjack21 I cut them on the saw at 15 degrees but left just a hair uncut at the junction of the two kerfs so as to keep my support intact. I then broke them off and cleaned up by hand. I was wondering myself how I was going to do it at the time.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#8 posted 914 days ago

I like it…great idea.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#9 posted 913 days ago

Really nice Gene, love how you made the archi. rulers!!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#10 posted 913 days ago

Classy answer to a frustrating problem—ventilation—
nice job Gene :))

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

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#11 posted 913 days ago

Great work!

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#12 posted 913 days ago

Sophisticated and elegant!

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#13 posted 913 days ago

Great story. Nice piece. Think I’ll steal it.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#14 posted 913 days ago

Man you got class.
Very nice, and a very nice gift.


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#15 posted 913 days ago

Very nice idea

-- Doug...

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