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Cal

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    Cal reacted to aaronc in loggers Old school   
    I love some vintage logging/timber industry pics. 
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    Cal reacted to kmealy in Another build day   
    We have shut down external volunteers since March 2020 and lasting at least thru end of year.   3 or 4 of us from the woodworking club  are showing up one day a week to make dining tables.
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    Cal got a reaction from steven newman in Lid opened up   
    Really nice Steven,
    Cal
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    Cal reacted to Gunny in From a picture   
    AWESOME!!
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    Cal reacted to lew in From a picture   
    I am in awe of your talent and skills. This is amazing!
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    Cal got a reaction from Gunny in Can you tell it's a spoon?   
    Very cool looking projects Jess!
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    Cal reacted to Gunny in Can you tell it's a spoon?   
    Beautiful work
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    Cal reacted to Gene Howe in River Table   
    Thanks, John. It wasn't that difficult. The slab sorta dictated the design. The build was pretty basic. 
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    Cal reacted to junglejohn in River Table   
    I call myself a wood worker then I see something like this.  Absolute perfection. I am not worthy. I am not worthy.
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    Cal reacted to FrederickH in IMG_20200807_152639213.jpg   
    Here's something to ponder making. I purchased this stand several years ago, at a local auction, and have thought about carving a reproduction of it from basswood. It's bronze/silver and I'm not of the purpose of it.


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    Cal reacted to steven newman in July Project Post. inside view 1.JPG   
    Just a "Tool box" for small stuff..the kind sitting around in boxes and getting lost...
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    Cal reacted to Smallpatch in a copyrighted picture by C. Caldwell 2015   
    Cal, the only one I used any tape on was the three tone thing with a long sharp pointed right straight above the conch shell you ask about..I put the tape over the yellow for I was changing the color I had already but on the large portion and wanted a different color. I don't practice enough with the air brush and especially when using the cheap Michaels or HL water base paints is cheap enough to do much more practice also  you can crank in the spray fan and draw a line. But the smaller lines will show flaws easier..
    Using a set of french curves I traced curved lines on to some clear plastic about 1/16" thick so I could bend it over the rounded things and get better lines that didn't show my shaky puddin and then only spray on every other lines so it would look two toned where the natural wood was one of the colors.. Blow up the picture and you can tell I two toned a few more but still learning for having the air brush in one hand and the piece to be sprayed in the other hand adds to the un even coverage.
      Sanding the pieces, the 1x42" disk-belt sander does about 75% of all the shaping of the pieces...I use two machines, one with a 60 grit and the other with an 80 grit belt. Belts can be changed very quickly if I only used one sander. I do use an oscillating drum sander quite a bit but not as often as the 1/42's. My finish sanding is done with a regular electric sander upside down  on top of the table saw sittin on a thick rubber pad. One hand to hole the sander and the other hand to hold the pieces....180 or 150 grit only.
    Its easier to sand wood that is cupped out so most of what is in this picture is made that way. Sanding cupped in pieces takes maybe 10 times longer to smooth, thats the reason you don't see so many of them.
      Only the two groups of coral was brush painted and I did want them wilder in color.
    Cal the silver gray cupped in critter next to the one you referenced I probably spent ten times longer to end up as smooth...
       Some of the smaller pieces I used a bit that is 1/8" round and made lots of the grooves and was smooth enough I didn't have to do any hand sanding....Its the longer small grooves that a persons hand has to be reshifted to continue that groove is where the quality of a good straight line goes haywire...This is the reason those 2 biggest shells has only drawn lines with the pencil and there I did use a piece of curved plastic for them.
     Go back to where I show the first picture with all the pieces finished but with no color added and a few pieces I changed the shapes completely before I added the colors. The big thing down in the bottom left was completely flat on the bottom side.
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    Cal got a reaction from steven newman in July Project Post. inside view 1.JPG   
    That is NICE Steven.  What will it be used for?
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    Cal reacted to Smallpatch in a copyrighted picture by C. Caldwell 2015   
    Gene if a person handles the light colors first then I add a little darker to what's left of the first squirt, I don't have to clean out the little bottle so often. Plus who to say this or that color was not right for the ocean is large enough to have many shades of the same critter...
      The only place I used darker colors was the two areas of the coral. these colors are shades of the 24 different little bottles I bought at Michael's some time ago..
       I don't think there is any way to color this maple in very light shades unless one uses an air brush. A few drops of color with lots of water.. Was it Dan or who ask me about is it hard to clean the equipment as I go. Certainly not like the one quart cup and for sure the 2 quart rig I use to use all the time when refinishing furniture... It took lots of lacquer thinner back then but buying it 55 gal at a time it was 90 cents a gallon compared to about 15.00 bucks for one gallon at Walmart now.
      When through shooting water base paint I do run a little bottle of lacquer thinner through the air brush then leave a full bottle of thinner in the jar plus don't forget to put a tooth pick in the little air hole in top of the jar or the bottle will be empty in a few days. And a person just don't want any thing drying inside of those things...20 to 50 lbs of air pressure depending on what I am shooting and how little I want coming out the end. It does take a very steady hand for good results so practice practice
    practice. Oh and did I mention any little scratches will show up big time. Sand paper, I never use a DA or random orbit sander only the regular shake rattle and roll sander...150 and 180 grit is all the largest numbers I ever use...I read where these guys goes 1000 on up to 4 or 5000, not necessary. In my opinion only but a waste of money.  
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    Cal reacted to lew in a copyrighted picture by C. Caldwell 2015   
    Beautiful Work!
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    Cal reacted to Gene Howe in a copyrighted picture by C. Caldwell 2015   
    Must be 18-20 different colors. Must've kept you hopping to just switch out the little jars. 
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    Cal reacted to Smallpatch in a copyrighted picture by C. Caldwell 2015   
    So maybe it was not copyrighted like I thought but am glad I found the owner of the picture and it was  a lady mom instead of a man....who raw.
      Also all the credit I give for the colors looking so good goes to the air brush...a pinch of color with lots of water
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    Cal reacted to Smallpatch in a copyrighted picture by C. Caldwell 2015   
    I used maple wood and most of the coloring is water base stain. Now I need his permission if I can find him to display the results.  Jess
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    Cal reacted to John Morris in July Project Post. inside view 1.JPG   
    Man I really love this Steve!!!! I want one! Could be used as a range box too, really cool and hearty. This will last a generation or two, this is one of my favorites you have done, clap clap clap clap!
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    Cal reacted to lew in July Project Post. inside view 1.JPG   
    That's really nice!
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    Cal reacted to Gunny in July Project Post. inside view 1.JPG   
    Like the chain gives it a rustic functional look.
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    Cal reacted to Gene Howe in Completed (1).jpg   
    You were warned that would happen.
    Next will be the county mounties.
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    Cal reacted to Gunny in Completed (1).jpg   
    I might have started something I was not prepared to finish.  Seems the Police Chief wants one now.  Yeah like I didn't have enough to do before.  
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    Cal reacted to lew in Installed in SUV (1).jpg   
    Nice!
     
    That should be worth at least one "get out of jail free" cards
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    Cal reacted to HandyDan in Installed in SUV (1).jpg   
    Looks professional.  I like it.
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