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Project by balidoug posted 05-21-2012 02:35 PM 1796 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working on a new project from reclaimed wood, and finished ‘thicknessing’ the parts. Thought I’d set it aside a few days to see what happens. I don’t expect much movement, but I’ve seen some wood here do things that were simply shocking.

Meanwhile I thought I’d try a few shop projects I’ve been wanting to get around to. So I got out some plywood, dipped into my cutoff pile, and …

1. Straight edge, scraper holder, adjustable beading scraper.
2. Cutoff bin. Seen a lot of these around LJs and elsewhere. My cut off pile was getting very unruly, and I like to dip into in regularly. This helps a bit. It certainly came in handy this past weekend.
3. Small straight edge from benkerai for checking flatness. We’ll see how straight it stays. In any event it’s easy to true, and in the worst case a study in curves. Suggested by Jim Tolpin’s New Traditional Woodworker
4. Scaper holder. Shamelessly stole the idea from ratchet. His is much nicer. I wasn’t up to the comfortable hand holds, and mine seems a trifle long. Still, should be an improvement from holding bare steel. Suar
5. Adjustable scratch stock. Inspired by Pookwood. I hadn’t seen a lot of adjustable ones of these (just found something similar by senomozi), but couldn’t think of a reason why not. Guess I’ll find out; I hope to put it to use two projects out. Suar and Mahonie Jawa
6. Kajoli. Next to my very first woodworking project ever and future BC Sh** Bunny entry.

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





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mmh

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 02:55 PM

Nice scraper. The curved grain is especially nice.

Isn’t it interesting how cats somehow know how to take life easier than people? People always seem to have to be up to something!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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balidoug

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 03:44 PM

Suar is lovely for both its ever changing grain and color (the beam for the scratch stock is from the same plank) but it’s a bear (for me) to work with – probably for the same reason.

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

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mafe

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 03:59 PM

Beautiful tools and what a wonderful scrap pile, in my end of the world this would be gold.
Here in the North pine is scrap and dark / hard woods are gold.
Lovely straight edge.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 04:07 PM

Interesting post. I’m glad to see your scrap pile.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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balidoug

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 12:21 AM

I am always impressed when I see projects in contrasting dark/light combinations, but very little of what I have to work with comes in “light”! I’ve learned “exotic” means “not where you live”.

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

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