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Project by Dave posted 07-08-2012 07:54 PM 1441 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was in the need to put some pictures and other little trinkets up in her office. I found a old red oak board that was 5/4 all the way to 3/4 in thickness. I band sawed the edges and used a heavy rasp and attached them together. I then took some masonry nails squared the heads on some and welded the others together. The project is simple but the hardware is Dave made. There is no finish and the nails should rust within a few minutes. Thats the way she likes it. Kind of like me splintery around the edges and a mind like a steel trap, rusted shut.
Thanks for viewing.
Oh Safety Cat was in the shop the entire time. Sawing, hammering welding and all sorts of noise. He crawled up in a tool till and didn’t move.

;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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JL7

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 08:02 PM

Very cool Dave – nothing beats homemade. No rules to follow here and looks good.

Safety cat seems to like sleeping on chisels, saws and hammer claws…FUNNY!

However – if you read the posting rules – projects must be finished…...not sure that your unfinished nails pass the rules :)

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 08:07 PM

Do the have to be finished with finish or just finished as in done, kaput, I aint going to touch it anymore?
Thanks Jeff, she asked for shelves and that’s what I did today.
Safety is still in the shop sound asleep. I have to remember this so I don’t lock him up in there. And yes that has happened before. That is why there is a bowl of water in the floor.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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stefang

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#3 posted 07-08-2012 08:08 PM

Good job on the masonry nails Dave, they look like those old timer forged nails.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#4 posted 07-08-2012 08:13 PM

Mike I cant wait to get my forge running and beat out some good stuff.
Thank you!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 07-08-2012 08:13 PM

Super,
Looks authentic. You NAILED it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#6 posted 07-08-2012 08:14 PM

On the head;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#7 posted 07-08-2012 09:10 PM

I ain’t seen anything this sweet since Aunt Jemima invented syrup. I like the ‘no rules’ look…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#8 posted 07-08-2012 09:19 PM

Me to Marty. The wife needed something and I was itching to use my welder;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 07-08-2012 09:24 PM

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like welded steel and red oak…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#10 posted 07-08-2012 09:41 PM

That was down right funny!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger

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#11 posted 07-08-2012 10:48 PM

ahh yes super, put that new mig to use…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#12 posted 07-08-2012 10:54 PM

Square nails? Who uses those anymore? ;-)

Nice build, my friend, and extraordinary creativity!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#13 posted 07-08-2012 10:57 PM

Yep, I am looking for broke stuff. I’ll get tired of it after the first few bundles of rods.
Smitty, I am fixing to start building them from scratch. And for you my friend, tell me what you need and I will get them to you.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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eddie

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#14 posted 07-08-2012 11:43 PM

super cool ,super Dave ,love those nails .great shelf, wood worker /black smith:)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Dave

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#15 posted 07-08-2012 11:52 PM

You got Eddie, man of shop in house ;)
Man after my own heart

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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