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Rick

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824 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor trick wood puzzle cedar handsaw elctric drill arts and crafts

These Plans have been sitting in my Computer for a while now. I have No Idea where I got them from or I’d give credit to the “Author” or “Designer”.

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Well ….While I’m here I might as well show you another one.

This is My Take on the well known ”How did you get the Nail in the Centre Piece?”

The difference is …. this is a Bolt and Nuts. The “Nail One” is usually Boiled, Clamped in a Vise until it dries, then Drilled, Nail Inserted , and Boiled again to Expand it back to size, etc. That’s probably good for a Day or more.

I made mine from a piece of Scrap Cedar, it’s about 5” Long and 1-3/4” High. At least it was until a ”WAZOO” at the PUB decided HE knew how it was done and Broke Off one of the End Pieces Trying to prove it. Why is it Not Legal to Punch someone in the Face when they do Stupid things like that????

Anyway ….. From Start to Finish, the way you see it was about 1-1/2 to 2 Hours.

IF there’s a “Next One” it will have 2 Center “Poles”, More Nuts and a Few Washers. In the same amount of time.

Problem is …..... I can’t remember what the “Short Cut” was that made it a lot faster to do???? ;-}

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wild bill franklin

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#1 posted 824 days ago

Hey Rick , this looks like a fun project to do, Thanks for the pattern !!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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Howie

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#2 posted 824 days ago

I saw this done with a nail by the “Woodwright” soak the wood til it can be bent, insert and let dry.

-- Life is good.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 824 days ago

Thanks Rick, always good to add to my list of things to make.

-- 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 824 days ago

Rick…these are great…thanks for posting.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 824 days ago

Yep steve marin on LJ posted a video on the nail puzzle – Rather than just soak the wood, he boiled one end of the piece then compressed it in a vise.
Inserted the nail then reboiled it to get it to swell back up.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 824 days ago

Thanks, have you made the knot puzzle?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 824 days ago

Rick, thank you very much!

COOL stuff!

I remember seeing Roy Underhill covering the Nail (your bolt) trick…

Seems like I have seen the Block Puzzle too…
... maybe I’ll try it this time… LOL

-- 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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#8 posted 824 days ago

Rick dont go for Kate, shes a floozy, i just seen her write the same msg to MrRon!!! Bros before …

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 824 days ago

Want to make it really pop? (the knot puzzle) Make it from three different woods, like purpleheart, maple and walnut.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#10 posted 792 days ago

Howie: I doubt that you could “Bend” the wood to the point that you need to without Breaking it.

Dr. Dirt: Yes. I’ve seen his Video. You’ll note that he left it in the Vise for 2 Days to dry before he could drill the hole Then after he inserted the Nail, he boiled it again to bring it back to it’s original shape, and let it dry for 2 more days.

I did my ”Nut And Bolt” using BASICALLY the same method. BUT! The Entire Thing was Done and Finished in about an HOUR.

HINT: There is a way to do it without having to leave it in a Vise to Dry. i.e. Cut it, Boil it, (Leave the Pot on the Stove), Drill It, Insert the Nut And Bolt, Re-Boil It back to it’s Natural Size. Dries Pretty Quickly. DONE!

“Paul” Good Idea!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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