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Project by CueballRosendaul posted 09-09-2012 11:36 PM 2009 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished. Back about 10 years ago I made a batch of these gizmos for Christmas presents. Fast forward to this year, and the step daughter wanted some for her wedding to give as gifts to all who attend. I thought I was in for like 50 or so…her first request was for 275! She later downsized to 125, but I already had about 200 pieces cut, so she’s getting like 150+ and I have some for other causes and experimentation.

They are hard maple, cherry, and black walnut (Thanks to my buddy Ed for the lumber!). With help from my neighbor Jeff, who has a Shark CNC machine, we were able to engrave sayings on each piece. They were final sanded, stained, and sprayed with clear poly. I have about 40 hours in the whole batch with some help from Ed and Jeff.

I included a pic of the template piece in case anyone wants to duplicate the dimensions.

Here’s a link to the blog I made that describes these in more detail with a lot more pics: http://lumberjocks.com/CueballRosendaul/blog/31963

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.





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crashn

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 12:00 AM

Very nice gift.

Is that a 42 degree bevel labeled on the template?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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CueballRosendaul

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 12:01 AM

Yes, the bottom is at 42 degrees. I creeped up on the angle until it was just right.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 02:46 AM

Good work for the right reasons

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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shopmania

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 03:17 AM

Did you angle the hole as well 42 degrees?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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CueballRosendaul

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 12:40 PM

Tim, No angle in the neck hole. I just posted a video on the blog showing an angled hole vs straight thru so you can see the difference. The ones I made back in the day had an angled hole.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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Kookaburra

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#6 posted 09-10-2012 01:24 PM

Congrats on the wedding. These look very nice and will make a lovely reminder.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#7 posted 09-10-2012 06:38 PM

hope your daughter catshed a great score with the labour of love you put into it :-)

and give the groom the one in the second picture … LOL

Dennis

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 12:02 AM

Very nice people coming to the wedding will get a nice thank you gift and bet your daughter appreciates what you did for here special day

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#9 posted 09-11-2012 01:29 AM

thanks for the 42 degree tip!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#10 posted 09-11-2012 02:17 AM

Those turned out looking really nice. I am sure folks will love them as a give away.
Thanks very much for including the template. Just out of curiosity what thickness was the wood you used?

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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CueballRosendaul

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#11 posted 09-11-2012 03:53 AM

All the stock was 3/4” thick. I actually checked each piece with a caliper before running them through the engraver because they ranged from .735 to .785 and needed to adjust the z axis depth of the engraver accordingly. Most were consistent in size.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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