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Its been cold and I haven't turned much. Today it did warm a bit and I turned an old glue up of Osage orange and purple heart that I had laying around. I think I have made one nearly like it a few years back and had this piece left over. (just found it) It is very small, bout 1.5" long. Just the size she likes.
I have a 3 car garage and the 2 car side door broke a spring. So I called a garage door repair guy to install the new springs. So since my wife's car was parked on the 2 car side I had to move things around to open the single car side so that the guy could get in. So I moved my table saw and then got the single car door unlocked (note: that door has not been opened for about 3 years so there was a lot saw dust build up and spider webs). So once I got the door open I had to move my scrap wood cart. What I did not expect was finding out that I am a recovering scrap wood hoarder and was unprepared to deal with the weight of the wood cart. So once I got the single garage door open I almost got a hernia trying to move it out onto the driveway. So the garage door guy got the new springs installed and headed out to his next job. So I swept up all the sawdust and went to roll the scrap cart back into the garage and out of the 6 wheels on the cart I had 3 of them all fail due to the weight. So I figured that it was time to get rid of most of the scrap. I ended up filling up the back of my pick-up more than half full and took it to the dump. I did save some of the old scraps and exotics and was able to get the scrap cart back in the garage using a 2 wheel hand truck. It was sad as I had to toss the scrap wood at the dump, but it had to be done. On the way home I swung by Home Depot and picked up 6 new swivel wheels of better quality.
So there we were, finally splitting wood for our wood burner, split one that had a branch coming out. My grandson says, "Not, that is a great looking piece of wood". After taking a send and third glance, I agreed with him. Saved out out and kept splitting. Then we ran onto another interesting piece. Again, saved it out. After many hours of planing, I finally got a useable piece of wood to scroll. Only problem is - I do NOT know what kind of wood it is. Maybe y'all can help me with it. Below are a couple of pictures of the slab. After getting it this far, the wife and I started looking for a pattern that would work on this 13" x 18" piece of wood. Came up with the following. Interesting, eh? OK, for the other piece. Did not get a "before" picture but the final product is really neat I think. Here is another cutting of my "Native American Portrait" pattern. The slab is about 17" tall. Happy sawdusting, folks.
Here's the start of a little project made from some scrap pieces of Oak I got from my friend Ron who passed away the 23rd of September. I'm sure Ron would have got a kick out of this project. It will end up being a test bed style computer case. The lower section is an old AT style case from the old 486, Pentium 1 days. I'll be using it for mounting my power supply, drives, etc.. Here's the Oak frame that will be replacing the old beige plastic front. It's not quite finished, but will give a hint of where this is headed. Front of frame. Rear of frame. Sliding door set in place.
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