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    Default A few end of the year projects...

    ...non business related for some gifts and weddings.

    One of several end grain tumbling block cutting boards. Walnut/maple/cherry/bloodwood. Designed and cut some special clamping rings to aid in initial glue up of the block sections.

    A wedding platter out of cherry and a walnut easel. The platter is quite thin with the back matching the face profile with a base ridge. Didn't get a picture of the back.

    A wedding box from walnut/maple/cherry MDF. They wanted something to put 'advice' notes in and then other uses afterwards.
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    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

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    Default One more...

    ...Payment for some work done for me on my bike. A window shadow box out of birch. The frame was aged with black tea for some tannin and then a solution of white vinegar and steel wool with a little abuse from various tools to ding it up and some square nail holes. Top coated with lacquer.
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    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not" - Thomas Jefferson




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    Very nice stuff, Scott. It's about freakin' time you posted some pics of things you made

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    Very nice Scott. Tell me about the finish on the platter.

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    Glad you are the one training me in, that is great stuff.
    Kyle Stapleton
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    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
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    It's about freakin' time you posted some pics of things you made
    I seldom have time for all the personal projects that I'd like to do, but had a slow time at the end and beginning of the year. The nature of what I mainly do doesn't really allow for show & tell much and most of it isn't truly finished when it leaves here (laser engraving or further assembly/embellishment). I do keep as much of a picture portfolio as I can though.

    Rick, the finish on the plate (box and window too) is two coats of Sherwin-Williams dull rubbed effect Hi-Build precat lacquer. I mainly use the Hi-Build because I do a lot of carved and stained veneered MDF plaques and it seals and builds nicely in the carved areas and the edges. It has a much more forgiving pot life (90 days or so) compared to the post cat conversion varnish (hours) that I used to use, but it's not quite as hard. Seems to hold up well though.

    Lookin' forward to it Kyle.
    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not" - Thomas Jefferson




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    Quote Originally Posted by srwtlc View Post
    I seldom have time for all the personal projects that I'd like to do, but had a slow time at the end and beginning of the year. The nature of what I mainly do doesn't really allow for show & tell much and most of it isn't truly finished when it leaves here...
    I totally get it. I was just busting your chops a little. I'm in the same boat - which is why I don't post 99.5% of the stuff that I do.

    I stole away a few days after Christmas to work on some of my own stuff. I gotta admit...it was pretty nice to be able to keep what came off of the machine! Now back to work...(whip cracking noises)

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    Really nice looking stuff, Scott....joe

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    I really like the carving on the top of the box. Is it an original design? In leather working they would call it Sheridan style but I have trouble describing it in carved panels. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dan, the top (and inside) is a hack job modification of the designs use in one of the free 'Project of the Month' called 'The Paradise Box'. The maple heart relief is set in a shallow pocket. Quadrant hinge pockets done on the bot also.
    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not" - Thomas Jefferson




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