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From Stove Wood To Oven Rack Pull- My Sons Project

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Project by BusterB posted 03-12-2014 01:54 AM 1058 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had big plans to do some box making on my days off but…My son is in on spring break and he sends me a picture last night at work of a project his girlfriends father wanted made and asked if I could make a couple. I told him no but that I would help him make them. Working from a cell phone picture I drew out rough sketches of the two designs he sent me. This morning while I took a quick safety nap he hauled the scrap can to his grandfathers to be used as kindling and came back with a couple of slabs of black walnut out of the wood shed. I cut some blanks out of the stove wood and made some templates out of 1/4” plywood then got out of his way. He rough cut them on the band saw, shaped them on the belt sander and then finish sanded on the downdraft box. Finished with danish Oil. Hard to admit but its looking like he may have the makings of being the real woodworker of the family…lol When he finished up, I snuck around and cut one out of cherry for his mom…shhh dont tell him…lol Seriously, it was great having him back in the shop for a while…. even if my box project was delayed

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 01:58 AM

Always better to enjoy time with the family. Good job sir.

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

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 03:47 AM

Great job buddy. Always nice to have shop time with the kids. I always look forward to TTU spring break.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Todd Barrone

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 06:10 AM

That is so cool, my wife has been on me to make one of those.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Greg

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 06:54 AM

That is some damn good looking walnut! I for 1 would not be burning it! Good job on “Helping” him make them. What you did was actually instill skills, confidence, ingenuity, and independence in your son. Bravo. We need more of that in this world of game consoles, saturated fats, and dependance.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 07:22 AM

Buster, that is the best way to say “No”! Great job, both of you!

-- God bless, Candy

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BusterB

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 01:07 PM

Monte- Thank you sir. Now if I can get him to join in on cleaning up the mess we made yesterday…lol

Hoss- thank you buddy. I think he is enjoying getting to sleep late and not having to trudge to the dining hall..lol

Todd- Thank you ole cedar king. Some really interesting designs out there buddy…be interesting to see what you come up with.

Greg- thank you sir. Him and his sister both just stare at me when I tell them that when I was a kid we only had one TV and it was black and white…and on a good day we got three channels…lol Not sure they believe me.

Candy- Thank you mam. Actually got to dust off a couple of those “do nothing machines” I was telling you about…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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PaulDoug

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 01:54 PM

IS that for pulling out and pushing in a hot oven rack? Great idea! Nicely done. Let me know if you figure out how to get help clean up the mess after the project is done…..

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 03-12-2014 02:09 PM

Good to see family working together. Nice job you guys. I will honestly have to say we do not use these. We use the Ove Glove for everything now, even for campfires. I like the fishy looking one the best. Take care buddy.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 02:59 PM

Very cool idea Dave. You two did a great job on these.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 03:01 PM

PaulDoug- Thank you sir. Its almost 11 and he has failed to drag out yet….thinking the cleaning assistance just aint gonna happen…lol

Dave- Thank you my friend. I doubt my wife will use hers either. It will eventually get buried in the ” kitchen gadget drawer” and never see the light of day again. We shall see.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Eric in central Florida

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 03:14 PM

Love when my kids join me in the shop.
(Which is way too infrequently.)
Those are really nice by the way.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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BusterB

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#12 posted 03-12-2014 11:53 PM

L2L- Thank you buddy.

Eric- Thank you sir. Times like these are getting far apart, maybe I could adopt a new shop helper…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 03-13-2014 12:08 AM

very nice project to work on.i love spending time with my daughter out in the shop even though i don’t get much done but i don’t get much done when i’m alone either.i need to borrow your design and build the boss one so she doesn’t burn her hand.how long did you make them and what did you finish them with?

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#14 posted 03-13-2014 02:22 PM

Marty- They averaged around 10 inches. I am thinking that they could stand being a little longer for going after that bottom rack. Since they dont actually contact food, I figure you can use just about any finish you prefer…within reason…lol I used the medium walnut danish oil on mine

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 03-14-2014 04:15 PM

Hi Buster. It is great having the kids work with you in the shop. Nice project

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

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