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I hand carved this pusher out of maple ply with a Bosch jigsaw and am holding it.
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#1 posted 04-14-2013 01:03 AM
thank you james, i call it the cave man cutting technique.
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#2 posted 04-14-2013 01:17 AM
that is real primal
made a few myselfbut round the other endso my palm doesn’t get puncturedin the event of a pinch or throwback
much better than a thin stick for pushing
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle
#3 posted 04-14-2013 01:25 AM
patron i agree and will round that back edge.
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#4 posted 04-14-2013 02:47 AM
I can’t believe you didn’t make it out of rosewood! Or ebony! I’m a little disappointed in you. :)
I’m bored tonight too!
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
#5 posted 04-14-2013 03:18 AM
ok andy i will make one out of rose wood, no ebony in stock today lol
#6 posted 04-14-2013 03:19 AM
i could do some inlay work on it, what are your thoughts on this?
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#7 posted 04-14-2013 05:17 AM
Did this require Sketchup or a series of rough drafts first to bring this to reality….....................
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#8 posted 04-14-2013 05:26 AM
Do you have a set of plans?
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#9 posted 04-14-2013 10:57 AM
To be honest, I think this is plagiarism. It looks a lot like mine! I guess I should have copyrighted it.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#10 posted 04-14-2013 12:38 PM
@mike, yes i did several drawings but in the end i think i really hit a home run.
#11 posted 04-14-2013 12:43 PM
@stefang, i felt like Einstein when the light bulb turned on in my head and dreamed this up. so you mean to tell me you got one like this?
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#12 posted 04-14-2013 01:06 PM
Vonhagen:If you don’t mind, I would like to copy your design in making myself one of these.
Of course, in order to round off the back edge, I’ll need to buy some carving gouges, number 16 bent Ashley Iles should do it I think. Then I’m also going to have to buy a good fret saw for cutting the shape, and a few Flexcut knives for chip carving my initials, and of course some good inlay tools from Lie Nielsen.Too bad I already have a band saw, this would have been a good excuse to get one. Well, maybe it’s a reason for more bandsaw blades.I really like this project, it’s going to be fun to build. Thanks for the idea.
-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln
#13 posted 04-14-2013 01:13 PM
@old tool, yes you can copy it and you must go get those tools if your really want it as nice as mine but i do have a secret tool that lives in the pond by the golf course and it does beaver cuts. its just like having a cnc carver, you just throw it in the water and he brings it back all done but it cost me some willow branches and a jar of raspberry jelly.
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#14 posted 04-14-2013 02:24 PM
Hmmm, my jig saw is already packed (getting ready to move) but perhaps I could just chew some chunks out of the wood myself.
Oooh Oooh, then I’d also have a “notched” glue spreader! Yeah man! TWO TOOLS IN ONE!
THANKS for the inspiration!
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#15 posted 04-14-2013 09:04 PM
I know I only have less than 10 years woodworking experience and I see you have over 30, so I guess I better wait a few years before attempting anything at this level of craftmanship. Maybe I should favorite this so I’ll have something to refer back to when I feel ready.
-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY
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