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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-20-2014 11:45 AM 1076 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No I didnt get a massive timber splinter!

I was making a key Holder from a piece of timber I collected from LLWW AKA degoose when I was there last week

Its a bit on the ugly side and of limited use due to its overall shape and condition,but worth saving.

This is the widest side:

And the other side:

A few splits in the end also added to its limited its use:

Anyway not to be discouraged I decided to make a key shaped key holder with it.

After cutting off the side “ears” it fitted into the thicknesser nicely

The after the thicknesser next came the band saw on the rough profile this was the result.

The splits in the end were quite evident.

I guess I could have just filled them all but I decided to table saw the three worst of them out and fit corresponding implants,

I measured the lengths of the splits and set the table saw blade height accordingly, next I used the sled set to the angle and aligned up the split with the blade by eye.

Glued them in

When the glue was dry sanded them down

The final result

The remaining cracks were filled ith my trusty Timbermate filler and I used the Hardwood pot rather than the darker walnut.

-- Regards Robert



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patron

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 12:16 PM

good fix there robert

in boats we call them ‘dutchmen’
(basically inlays to fill and strengthen to original wood)

they can be any shape or form
that does the job
just like these

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 02:47 PM

That’s a nice looking bit of timber Rob. Love the grain pattern.
Great job on the “Rescue”.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 10-20-2014 02:49 PM

I like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 07:49 PM

Nice job on a bit of ugly old european walnut…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 10-20-2014 08:42 PM

Rob, nice save. This wood may have made a nice spoon. You might keep that possibility in mind.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 10:59 PM

Crazy wood… COOL Fix…!

Awesome!

-- 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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#7 posted 10-21-2014 01:25 AM

nice work.

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#8 posted 10-21-2014 12:20 PM

Nice work Robert. This will look real good on the wall.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-23-2014 10:17 AM

Hi Big Al Boxguy, yeah a spoon I didnt think of that, you are right, it would have worked equally as well

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 10-23-2014 09:35 PM

When I saw “Timber Implants” I didn’t think you got a splinter…

I thought maybe you wanted to be like George Washington and that you got WOODEN TEETH! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 10-24-2014 08:45 AM

Hey Joe,
Sounds like somthing I could do instead of having to pay the “wheelbarrow load of money” dentists charge!!

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 10-24-2014 10:41 PM

I know right? And when they get worn down, you could just make a new set! :-)

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#13 posted 10-24-2014 10:49 PM

Ok there is some Urban legend regarding GW’s teeth they were definately the third set apart from one original.
There is quite a bit of info on the net, all very interesting and detailed with a few photographs.

-- Regards Robert

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