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Gerald

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    Gerald reacted to Ron Dudelston in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    It’s what I do well.
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    Gerald reacted to steven newman in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Was plenty of gold-plated spokeshaves.....didn't have the budget for them.....
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    Gerald reacted to steven newman in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Road Trip today....got some ME time....Antique Center down in Springfield....spent a bit of cash...

    $3 Gent's saw....have since removed the black tape....and...

    $22.50 for a Millers Falls #15.....not 14... but a No. 15 Jumbo Jack....
    Cleaned it up this evening...

    Iron is now sharp....

    Is a Type 3,  made during WW2....adjuster wheel is steel, as is the bolts for the "Domestic Hardwood" handles..

    Cleaned all the paint off, the back-filled the Logo  in Cardinal Red...

    So...now I have a set of Millers Falls Jack planes....#11, #14, and the #15....
     
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    Gerald reacted to derekcohen in  Entry Hall Table for my niece   
    The legs are on. I must admit to mixed feelings at this stage. This is not my style of leg, but it is what my niece wants. Perhaps I will feel differently with a finish on the wood.
     

     

     
    The tenons were kerfed for a wedge ...
     

     
    Installed in the bases ...
     

     

     
    And glued into the socket. Note that only the first third is glued. The rear is free to move ...
     

     
    The bases have been shaped to reduce their impact ...
     

     

     
    The legs were evened up ..
     

     
    Side view from underneath (one does not see the base otherwise) ...
     

     
    Regards from Perth
     
    Derek

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    Gerald reacted to PeteM in Cheeseboards and a question   
    What are the high points?
    --I made this just for you, so please enjoy
    --It's made for cutting cheese, so no chopping!
    --If you put it in the dishwasher or soak it will fall apart.  So don't
    --Hand clean with soap and water, dry immediately
    --Every so often, rub some oil (mineral is easiest) into the wood
    --Don't use vegetable oil to rub in because it will go rancid.  The oil not the wood
    --I had a lot of fun with these:  I hope you will too
         Hoppalong Hargis
     
    or something like that.  a civilian's use guide
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    Gerald reacted to Fred W. Hargis Jr in Cheeseboards and a question   
    I had asked about cheeseboard hardware over a year ago....and I just now got around to making some. This started out as making one for us, but it's as easy to make several as one once you get started. So, I have these extras that will go to a local thrift store, the sales there support their food bank. Here's my question: I would like to type up a little note about the care of the board...maybe something more than "do not put in dishwasher", I'd like ti include info like "renew with mineral oil" and other care tips with which I'm unfamiliar. I know several of you sell stuff like this and cutting boards....do you include such a paper and what does it say? If I'm asking you to reveal one of your trade secrets I apologize . This little job occupied my time while I'm finishing my desk and waiting between coats for the varnish to cure.
     

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    Gerald got a reaction from Cal in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Nice picture BUT the flag is hanging backwards. Stars hang on the right as it faces out  Flag Etiquette.
     
    Working on finishing my Fire Stix and doing executive tops from a post Lew did in Wednesdays turning post.
     
    And came up with a idea to clean another corner in the shop.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Cal in Something wooden from Pratt & Lambert..   
    Stamp licker maybe
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    Gerald reacted to Woodbutcherbynight in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Nice picture Ron, so far this week I have not been elected to any political posts.  I am more of the guy behind the scenes.  And wear a suit, OMG you are asking for a lot!!
     
    My week ends with a couple of small projects almost done and some cleaning and reorganizing of what will now be my office in the house.  Actually have been in this same room for several years but am now taking the time to set it up as such.  Tired of having to got to my wife's office and figure out where something is.  
     
    No doubt I will have to go to shop to make something for the office.
     
    Finished this last night.  Hold every size candle we currently have.  One and DONE!!  Yeah for the moment anyway.
     

     
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    Gerald got a reaction from FrederickH in Something wooden from Pratt & Lambert..   
    Stamp licker maybe
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    Gerald got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Nice picture BUT the flag is hanging backwards. Stars hang on the right as it faces out  Flag Etiquette.
     
    Working on finishing my Fire Stix and doing executive tops from a post Lew did in Wednesdays turning post.
     
    And came up with a idea to clean another corner in the shop.
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    Gerald reacted to Fred W. Hargis Jr in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    I used to see effects like that when people took slides (remember those?) and put them in the projector backwards.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Fred W. Hargis Jr in Friday, February 21, 2020 What’s on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Nice picture BUT the flag is hanging backwards. Stars hang on the right as it faces out  Flag Etiquette.
     
    Working on finishing my Fire Stix and doing executive tops from a post Lew did in Wednesdays turning post.
     
    And came up with a idea to clean another corner in the shop.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Fred W. Hargis Jr in Potential wood scores   
    I'm betting Cuban Mahogany on the doors. Very heavy , dark and dense
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    Gerald reacted to Woodbutcherbynight in Refurb old Irwin Screwdriver   
    What and miss out on an opportunity to get a new tool???
     
    Found a Stanley at the Borg for $25.  Cheap enough to give using it a try.  Little worried how the pins in my wrist will like me using this tool.
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    Gerald got a reaction from DuckSoup in Candle Base   
    Gunny you are really getting into this stuff. Very nice idea and a great completion
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    Gerald got a reaction from DuckSoup in Potential wood scores   
    I'm betting Cuban Mahogany on the doors. Very heavy , dark and dense
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    Gerald got a reaction from Cal in Candle Base   
    Gunny you are really getting into this stuff. Very nice idea and a great completion
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    Gerald got a reaction from Cal in Potential wood scores   
    I'm betting Cuban Mahogany on the doors. Very heavy , dark and dense
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    Gerald got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Candle Base   
    Gunny you are really getting into this stuff. Very nice idea and a great completion
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    Gerald got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Potential wood scores   
    I'm betting Cuban Mahogany on the doors. Very heavy , dark and dense
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    Gerald reacted to FrederickH in Small Chippendale Chest.   
    Here's my construction detail of the bracket feet/moldings. This would be for a right-side or left-front foot/molding. As you can see, it's a simple method of producing molding and feet. I use this for most of my small chests and have even added a rabbet to the backside so that the chest can set down inside of that.
     


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    Gerald reacted to kmealy in Potential wood scores   
    I got a call last week from "the building guy" at a local, 120 year old, classic stone church.   He had two doors they had taken down during remodeling and did not just want to trash them.  He thought they were solid teak.   We wandered through the catacombs and found them and just about got them loaded when his comrade said, "There's two more over there."  So I managed to squeeze the 4 doors that were supposed to be 7' tall but were 8' tall into my Odyssey.   I need to do some hardware removal and cutting to ensure that it's really solid, then take to the woodworking club meeting to share with whomever.  I think resawed in half, they'd make some nice small boxes.  My grand-daughters could use some, I think.

    The second is a bunch of 12" dowel factory hickory cutoffs.  One 20 lb bundle for $5 or 5 for $20.  During my Christmas turkey smoking, I reached the end of my stockpile of hickory and apple wood.   So I bought the 5 bundles figuring I'd save some for smoking, some for the shop and see if I can get rid of the rest at 10 for a dollar or so.
     
    Wish me luck.   Waiting until the weather gets above 50 degrees so I can saw up the doors outside.  Man, they are HEAVY.
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    Gerald reacted to Woodbutcherbynight in Candle Base   
    A friend gave us about 30 larger candles and 12 of these candles in a glass but they sit low.  So off to the shop I went and glued and cut up this block for a few nights.  Added small piece of Corian to the top, it doesn't care if hot wax melts on it and it looks fancy so I went for it.  The block started out as 3 1/2 inches square, as I turned it down I kept looking at it and decided it was just out of proportion and cut more down.  The base is 5 inches and the top is 4 inches.  Probably should have just done 2 1/2 inch square block.  But hey, it was scrap we had extra.  
     
    Used some scrap Poplar, Walnut, and Mahogany.  
     
     
     
     

     
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    Gerald got a reaction from Sid Matheny in Playing with texture   
    While making handles for my Fire Stix to go in my booth I decided to play with texture. 
    These were done with the Artisan version of the Wagner texturing tool. Most are done straight on but you can get spiral patterns by turning the tool at a 45. 
     

     
    This one has a spiral on the right from a Sorby texturing tool and the other is the Artisan. I use these on some bowls bottoms to get various effects but rarely take pics of them.
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