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First 3 pictures are made from cherry. The last 2 are rosewood.
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Finish is BLO and wax.
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Jun 23, 2012
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#1 posted 06-23-2012 12:08 AM
I love rosewood. Have you ever made any out of walnut or is the grain to tight to make it strong for this application?
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#2 posted 06-23-2012 12:08 AM
Looks great Don. Really nice work on these, enjoy using them!
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#3 posted 06-23-2012 12:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Where did you score the rosewood? It is amazing.
#4 posted 06-23-2012 12:12 AM
I just sent out a walnut tote. Here is another I happen to have a picture of.
Shane, I bought a piece of rosewood from the local lumber yard. I bought a 3’ piece thinking it would last a while, but I’ve already made a bunch of these and its just about gone.
#5 posted 06-23-2012 12:14 AM
I love walnut.
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#6 posted 06-23-2012 12:27 AM
Nice work, Don!
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#7 posted 06-23-2012 12:44 AM
They look really nice Don.
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#8 posted 06-23-2012 01:01 AM
Don what is your process for the construction?Nice work by the way.
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#9 posted 06-23-2012 01:04 AM
i probably should update this but the only real difference is I have made a wooden template instead of using the paper ones.
#10 posted 06-23-2012 01:07 AM
and one more thing, I’ve got 2 broken bases. One I show in the blog, the second is cut off right in front of the riser so its easy to get the length exact. I’ll update the blog as soon as I remember to take some pictures.
#11 posted 06-23-2012 01:11 AM
Thank you ! The speed square jig is ingenious.
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#12 posted 06-23-2012 01:42 AM
Sweet work, Don! I like the variety of wood totes…these are high on my bucket list…thanks for the double speed square tip…will use that a lot!
You sell these beauties? please PM me…
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#13 posted 06-23-2012 11:15 AM
Beautiful work Don.The cherry looks so crisp.Best thoughts,Mads
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#14 posted 06-23-2012 11:25 AM
Some more for your viewing pleasure.
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#15 posted 06-23-2012 01:26 PM
Well done. They’ll look great on the planes. Congratulations.
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