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Project by DanoP posted 511 days ago 1678 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

18 bucks for a cookie! No thanks. I’ve got an old branch, a lathe and 5 minutes to spare.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.





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jdh122

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#1 posted 511 days ago

Nice job. For flat cookies to hold your work relatively still (good enough for sanding but not for planing or scraping) you can just take a hockey puck and glue a bit of no-slide drawer liner to them.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 511 days ago

Excellent job. We’re supposed to do this kind of thing more often.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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RSmike

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#3 posted 511 days ago

I find myself buying things that I’m too lazy to make. This is a great reminder that just about everything that is for sale for $19.99 can probably be made for darn near nothing using things that are already in most of our woodworking shops.

Make another set with finish nails poking through and you can use them for finishing stuff.

I really need a lathe….

RSlater,
RSmike

-- Mike

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 511 days ago

Sorry I’m not eating any of your cookies :)) good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JSB

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#5 posted 511 days ago

Good thinking!

Cut some more with flat tops and bottoms. Use spray glue to attach a small piece of anti-slide mat for kitchen drawers or tool chest drawers and you have the same thing sold in stores. You could probably make 20 or so for less than what they charge.

- Jay

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Sergio

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#6 posted 511 days ago

Nice tools. R Smike, I also am lathe less, just cut a flat piece of some scrap and put a nail crossing it in the middle. It is ugly but works just fine for this kind of Hold-Up for finishing ;)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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saucer

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#7 posted 511 days ago

That is why we are woodworkers…

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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vakman

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#8 posted 511 days ago

Nice going. Every time people like us choose to buy instead of make things like this, we substantiate the existence of factories pumping out plastic junk. Thanks for improving the environment and our craft.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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DanoP

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#9 posted 511 days ago

Vakman,
I concur wholeheartedly.
My philosophy – If you need it, try to make it. You’ll appreciate it more.
If you cant make it, find an old one and restore it.
If you cant make it or restore it, try to find “Made in USA”.

It’s not a matter of money, it’s a matter of pride!

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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vakman

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#10 posted 511 days ago

I consider it a matter of money as well…people grumble about immigrants taking “our” jobs, while buying foreign made goods, effectively outsourcing their own jobs. But, pride is up there as well!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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seriousturtle

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#11 posted 510 days ago

I made a bunch of these last year with screw tips poking about 1/4” through, great for applying poly and other finishes. Thanks for posting

-- ~the turtle

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thebigvise

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#12 posted 510 days ago

I’m with you. I’ve just spent two weekends just making a jig. I love using my home-made things in the shop. Besides, I already spend enough money on chisels that I don’t need.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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