what i've been doing #29: Music Book

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Blog entry by Dave posted 09-23-2012 11:35 PM 4572 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: Just an update. Part 29 of what i've been doing series Part 30: Music Book II »

I have been piddling in the shop with a box project.

If you care to read a bit more visit my blog.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 09-23-2012 11:53 PM

Very kool IM, Dave. Will the music play when the book opens? Also, where did you get the music workings? Thnx in advance, just curious. OH, almost forgot, that Birdseye Maple looks awesome after using that finely tuned scraper… Well done. Gr8 way ta do it. Very simple, very effective. Lotsa gr8 tips there my friend.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 09-23-2012 11:57 PM

Roger I thought of that but the door would have to closed right after opening so the music would play. I am still pondering on the idea.
William gave me the little music mechanism.
Thank you for the complements.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 02:52 PM

Nice project Dave, great conversation piece.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 03:10 PM

Great project and inspiring scraper video Dave. Scrapers can save a lot of sanding and deliver a better surface at the same time. I use mine a lot. I lost my swan neck scraper and I’ve been depressed ever since, especially since I had to grind it myself from a regular card shape. I am still hoping it will turn up somewhere in the shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 03:58 PM

Hi Buddy, Love the card scrapin’ method. Goin’ have to try that.

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 04:37 PM

COOL techniques… & project…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 04:38 PM

Thank you Roger. I believe you are getting out in the shop more and more. That is a wonderful thing.
Mike I hate loosing a favorite tool. Take the last 2 weeks I have been looking for “that” pencil and have yet to discover it whereabouts. I think it’s mad at me cause I keep making it shorter and shorter. Swan necks are a heart ache to sharpen, you need a steady hand.Thank you Mike.
Thanks Chad, well if I got an approval from the tip master that is a good thing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 06:31 PM

I finally got a chance to watch. Nice vid & demo. Did you purchase or make your card scraper? If shop made, what did you make it from & how did you go about it??? Yeah, I’m an ignorant newbie.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 09-24-2012 07:12 PM

what grit does your cardscraper stone have

I look forward to the finished printed version …. :-)

today I was tired of a cheap paintscaper with a handle so when I was at our local
lumber pusher :-) (tiny home depot like thingy ) to get paint
I was looking for spareblades to the bacho I had home the blades on bacho
is around 1/8×2” do I got a chock of the big one …. had to controll my pulse
to see if I was still alive ….. a good advice …sit down Dave
they charge 20 $ for one blade ….. crazy price … if it had been for 5 it will be ok
since the blade is a use and throw away thing
so I looked a little more and found a spareblade for the crappy cheap three angled scraper
for around 4$ instead and that I can scharpen myself if I want to :-)

the local lumber/tool pusher is just dammed crazy with his prices
he has the cheapest ECE wooden benchplane and he wants 230$ for it and I can get it in
Germany for only 60$ I think next to the ECE plane sat a blue record / Erwin smoother (no.4sice )
I can buy for 70 $ ... I think the top apartment on his body spins toooo fast

take care

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#10 posted 09-24-2012 07:58 PM

It’s looking good. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 08:39 PM

Randy its just a footprint from Sears. I got a set of 3 for 10 or 15 bucks. You need one. I dont know the grit. It is made to put a razor point on a fishhook.
Dennis where I live there are no real wood stores. We have the big box stores and an occasional good tool at a locally owned hardware store.
Most everything I get is at an antique dealer or on eBay. I feel some of your pain.
But your prices are unbelievable.
Thank you for your kind words Dennis.
Thanks Wreck!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#12 posted 09-24-2012 08:51 PM

yes the big E-. is always ready to come to rescue our vallet … LOL

as long as we can sneak a europallet under the sleves
and bring it home in a dark windy night we have wooddust to play with
when we dream of geting some nice hardwood we can afford …
you know what they telling us all the time again and again …. it isnĀ“t the finished project
its the journey that counts …. so ceep dreaming and have sharp tools ready :-)


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#13 posted 09-24-2012 10:22 PM

I am very guilty of palette projects.
There is nothing wrong with re-purposing a palette.
Cary on and may your tools stay sharp.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#14 posted 09-26-2012 03:37 PM

Amazing finish on that maple Dave! I like the hook sharpening stone. I’ll have to check that out next time I’m at WM.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 09-26-2012 08:12 PM

Cool I am glad you enjoyed it.
And thank you.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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