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This project is in response to a question from a lady on routerforums.com. the question was “can this be made with the router hand held” Here is the link

-- Harry, Western Australia





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#1 posted 11-21-2012 02:17 PM

Wow! Harry that is nice!!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 02:55 PM

Beautiful :)

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 05:31 PM

Very cool

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

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 06:33 PM

Very GOOD, Harry!

You do cut a 45° on both sides of the hole don’t you?

40mm = nn” ??

NICE JOB!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 11:31 PM

Nice one Harry.
You could your Grange Hermitage in that one

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 01:38 AM

Thank you guys for your nice remarks. Joe, yes, both sides of the 40mm hole are routed with the 45° bearing bit. As for 40mm, take your pick! Seriously though I see no reason why a 1.5 inch hole wouldn’t work just as well.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 02:00 PM

G’day, Harry. That is a beautiful balancer!! How did you get that pattern on the top? Is it a stencil or you you paint it on? Look like the start of another line of products!! Nice going and thanks for the blog on how to make the balancer!!

Cheers….....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 02:03 PM

This is what I’d like to put on one of mine

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-22-2012 02:04 PM

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-22-2012 02:26 PM

For many years I used decals in spite of their high cost, however the only shop around these parts stopped selling them and returned all stock to head office. For a long time I used kids stickers which surficed but were not ideal, then I saw these kids mock tattoos in two sheet packs of mixed pictures selling for about $2.00/pack. They work well if applied to a smooth, clean dry surface and take spray lacquer without a problem.
This shot shows a proper decal Jim. That picture of yours could well stop a person from drinking it’s so scary!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 11:37 AM

Nice choice of colors. What I really need to know is how you keep the green stain from going where it’s not supposed to go? Blue tape? I always get bleed off when I try stain and tape. HELP!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#12 posted 11-27-2012 11:56 AM

That was easy, because I used Melamine coated MDF and water based UBeaut stain it only took seconds with a damp rag to wipe the front and rear clear. Once dry and the transfer in place, I gave a couple of coats of low sheen thinners based lacquer which is dry in about 15 minutes on a warm day, over the front and edges.
For members who sell what they make, I would think this would be ideal especially if the material is sourced from the scrap bins of cabinet shops!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#13 posted 11-28-2012 04:34 AM

Harry , where do grt the mock Tattos like the Dragon ? the only ones I can find loacly are areCartoon types. allso how did you apply them?

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#14 posted 11-28-2012 06:42 AM

I’m glad that you asked the question Richard because whilst I bought mine at a local $2.00 type store, it was the only place that I’ve seen them but your question clicked in my mind and I did a google search on “fake tattoos” and was amazed at the number of places selling fake tattoos! There are sellers around the world but this is the first one that I came accross in America http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300-PIECE-LOT-OF-ASSORTED-KIDS-TEMPORARY-TATTOOS-Z1034-/320824546654?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab2a2155e
Content, size and prices were all over the place many had free postage and some charged.
To apply the ones that I have, the wanted one is cut out with scissors then a thin plastic film is removed from the face side and pressed onto the clean dry surface, the backing paper is then soaked in water then removed. once the remaining water is dabbed away and all seems dry, I then sprayed with lacquer. I suspect that there are other types where the transfer is floated on a saucer of water then applied to the surface and the backing paper gently slid off. I can only vouch for the ones that I used as not being damaged by lacquer!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#15 posted 11-30-2012 04:06 AM

Thanks Harry , I am looking for a local source here in Ca and found one that seems to be good ( info later if it woorks out ) I actualy found one that is supposed be a Iron on type by useing a lighlty dampened towel on top of the tattoo and then useing an iron to apply. again I havent tried this so I will let you know if I get some and they work.

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