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Project by LockesWS posted 08-21-2012 01:46 PM 1211 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I initially set out to clean the garage. After about 5 minutes I got side-tracked, which I like these kind of distractions. This is the first project I have made for me since starting to woodwork. I used cedar because when I’m hunting I always have the best luck stalking the cedar trees. I got the plans for this from the Woodwn Teddy Bear woodenteddybearonline.com. For those interested I used a #3 crown tooth blade which was under-sized by 1 size but the results were awesome. I did have to change blade out once but because of upcut I spent a total of 2 minutes sanding. I used spray shellac for the finish. Please feel free to comment and critique my work, good tips and pointers are always welcome.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff www.lockeswoodshop.com





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Pdub

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 03:29 PM

The deerhead looks good. The streaks in the cedar give it some character. Have you ever tried a reverse tooth blade? It cuts down on sanding because the bottom teeth cut up and remove most of the splinters.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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LockesWS

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#2 posted 08-21-2012 06:43 PM

Thanks Pdub, and I was all set to use a reverse tooth and decided to go with something different. A crown tooth leaves a super smooth finish, I sanded out of force of habit. At least with both of those blades you don’t have to get the needle files out. Also, when the crown tooth dulls you can flip it over and somehow have a sharp edge to continue. It’s a little puzzling how it works cause all teeth cut on up and down strokes so you’d think they would dull at sme time. Thanks again for the comment.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff www.lockeswoodshop.com

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MontanaBob

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 01:33 AM

Very nice….The only thing I would do different is add some black felt to the back covering the nose & eyes…I think that would really make it pop….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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Pdub

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 02:08 PM

@ LockesWS~ I didn’t realize that the crown tooth blades cut both ways. I may have to try some next time I order blades. Thanks!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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