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grizzman

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01-07-2011 06:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question new projects learning new techniques all skills

i know that with the holidays most of us have been working on a lot of projects…weather they be a gift for someone or a new project for the house, i was hoping to see what those projects are and if there are any new wood working techniques that your using and how easy it was to learn it, i hope everyone had a good holiday and that the plans for the new year hold many new and exciting wood projects…i know andy got me pretty excited with the palm boxes…so i know i will be doing some boxes…so what is everyone doing these days…post a picture as well..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']


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patron

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 07:02 PM

i have a couple of new ideas i’m working on

still in the ‘processing’ stages
(tool set-up , cutting sequence)

i won’t cut any wood
till i know if it will come close to where it needs to be

so no pictures yet

-- 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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Raspar

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 07:05 PM

Need to get back to a project I started for the neighbor before the holidays.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#3 posted 01-07-2011 07:05 PM

Everything I made for the holidays has been given as gifts and I didn’t take pictures of most of them. I did post as projects 2 of the bigger projects I did; a baseball bat and a toy push wagon.

I don’t know if I would call it a new technique, but I discovered a neat way to make 4 wheels for the push wagon that are of virtually identical size. I cut them out crudely on the band saw and then mounted all 4 on a 12” threaded rod. I was able to grasp the threaded rod with the chuck on my lathe and I had a tailstock to bring up against the other end. I’m not sure the tailstock was necessary but it provided some extra stability.

I turned all 4 together and quickly got 4 virtually identically sized wheels. That sure beats putting them on the lathe one at a time.

FYI – The chuck damaged the threads on the threaded rod, but that’s okay.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Lenny

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#4 posted 01-07-2011 07:10 PM

Hey Grizz. Happy New Year buddy. I am still working (or not) on a sewing table that is my first commissioned piece. I have hit a wall regarding a particular problem with a bread board edge I did. Now that you mention it, maybe later today I will send you (and David) a PM to pick your brain on a solution. Anyway, in the meantime, while pondering my course of action, I started working on a cabinet that will become my router station. I have made good progress as almost all of the construction is completed. I will post pics upon completion. I hope all is well with you.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 07:11 PM

Raspar: great looking project !

Rich: smart thinking. Threaded rod can be bought pretty cheaply. Your idea was very clever !

Grizz: you know me ….. always on a “Parts Hold.”

Today, though, the 2-5/16” Forstner bit SHOULD arrive, allowing me to (go skiing, and then) finish the front vise install on my new bench.

Once THAT’s done, I’m going to start acquiring the lumber (African Mahogany) for this Arts & Crafts Dresser:

Bought all the hardware, already.

Realistically, I think there’s going to be a LOT of learning for me. The most important is definitely going to be … patience.

Lots of pieces. Lots of places where my story stick and a few deep breaths will make all the difference.

And … “patience” is my new woodworking mantra, for 2011.

Although, oddly, it’s really not new. I just … MEAN it, this time LOL !

Good topic !

-- -- Neil

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Rileysdad

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#6 posted 01-07-2011 07:14 PM

Gonna get started on a Split Top Roubo bench as soon as the vices come from Benchcrafted. Biggest project yet for me. I’ll post some pics.

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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grizzman

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 07:22 PM

yea very clever on the wheels…thats why i would like to get even a small lathe…would expand what i can do…and lenny if i can help…shoot me a pm…hey david…i know with you working on somthing its going to be pretty snazzy….will hope to see some pictures soon ... neil that quite the project…that would be really fun to get into…i might still do a large piece for the house..ive already done a few and a wardrobe for myself out of walnut is still in my brain…i dont think much wood working will get done on those slopes though….:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 07:27 PM

NBeener – Your suggestion about “patience” being your new woodworking mantra is great. I’m sitting here on my computer right now trying to recompose myself after a morning where everything I touched went wrong. I’ll calm down, have lunch and reenter the workshop as if it is the start of a new day.

Why did I think that when routing with a dovetail bit I can pick the router straight up while it is still in the groove and running? That’s just one example of this morning’s stupidity.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 01-07-2011 07:30 PM

well the picture of raspar’s project just came up for me…wow that is a nice project…what type of wood are you using for it…ive had a great gift given for my shop….insulation…the ceiling is done and ive startyed on the walls…it will take some time..but…boy what a difference…its so warm in there now…i heat with a wood stove and it does a wonderful job…im much warmer now…after 15 years of fighting the cold…i finaly pulled my head out and said im going to insulate..i really liked the open feeling i had in there…but ya know what…i dont miss it at all…....its so nice to be warm…but ive got some projects on the table….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 07:30 PM

Hey Griz, just finished up some Model T cars & trucks (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41850) now its on to picture and mirror frames. One for a picture my daughter did for me and the other is for her as she “informed” me she needs a mirror for her bedroom…a woodworkers work is never done :>)

Hope your Christmas was great and Happy New Year…It’s great to be back in the shop.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 01-07-2011 07:31 PM

Couple Palm Boxes, like everyone else just looks like it would be some cool boxes.

Battery Station (to hold D,C,AA,AAA,9-volt, & a drawer for smaller batts)

Boxes to hold my drill bits

Pictures coming soon on projects

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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NBeener

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#12 posted 01-07-2011 07:31 PM

Rich: I’ve learned that … we all have mornings like that: the ANTI-Midas touch ! I’ve also learned that … if we let them … those times will pass.

I’m too inherently wired to sort of muscle THROUGH those times, and … it hasn’t worked yet.

grizz wrote: ”i dont think much wood working will get done on those slopes though….:)”

Not true, Grizz. First of all … I should be skiing between some beautiful Lodgepole Pine, if all goes well.

And if it does NOT go so well … I’ll be skiing right into a Lodgepole Pine !

LOL !

-- -- Neil

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grizzman

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#13 posted 01-07-2011 08:07 PM

well neil if you drag one of them pines down …and mill it in the parking lot off of the portable mill hooked to your car…then…and only then will it count…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#14 posted 01-07-2011 08:10 PM

jim those are some cool little cars there….who did you give them too…and did they love em …

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 01-07-2011 08:32 PM

I have started doing a little intasia this new year. Fun little projects like that and inlay.

-- In God We Trust

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