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Raquettedacker

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #570 on: Sep 07, 2019, 05:25 AM »
That is cool Bob...   :thumbup_smilie:
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #571 on: Sep 15, 2019, 05:01 PM »
Little update. My son is super happy with the chip carving knives I gifted him. They're a huge step up from what he was using.
Next up is the segment cutting fixture. I've been interested in segmented turning for some time. Making segmented rings accurately and repeatedly is no small task. I'm 85% complete on a fixture system for cutting these pieces.

Took time out to remodel our master bathroom. A long overdue project.

Think I should go back to work. I need the rest.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #572 on: Sep 25, 2019, 05:28 PM »
Been working on a fixture to cut exact segments to glue up and turn on the lathe.
 The results

The setup!


I can't take credit for the fixture design or method. It's widely known as the "Wedgie Sled". A simple piece of genius from a seasoned woodworker and artist. The possibilities are endless.

Anyway, it really works well. A bit of fine tuning and I'll be off to the races. Builidng it was complex and interesting.
So many elements to consider.

The process reinforces my assertion that all humans should be adept in math, geometry and trigonometry. These disciplines are useful every day of our lives.

Nothing better than exercising an aging brain.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #573 on: Sep 25, 2019, 06:57 PM »
  Cool Bob! Couldnt agree more, I use them all the time with my tile layouts  8)

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #574 on: Sep 25, 2019, 08:06 PM »
I've only seen a few really good tile guys in my time. Didn't know that's what you do. There's a lot of skill in that work.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #575 on: Oct 09, 2019, 05:00 PM »
First Christmas ornament of the season.



Decided to turn the little bird this time.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #576 on: Oct 10, 2019, 04:59 AM »
Very nice as usual....
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #577 on: Oct 10, 2019, 07:10 AM »
Thanks Dom. I'm making a bunch of them this year. Gonna try to sell some to help support the shop.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #578 on: Oct 10, 2019, 07:33 AM »
Thanks Dom. I'm making a bunch of them this year. Gonna try to sell some to help support the shop.

Rg
pm me the price and availability, they would make a heck of a gift.

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #579 on: Oct 10, 2019, 09:03 AM »
Nice ornaments Rg, turning the little bird on the perch must be tricky being so small. Do you have a special tool for turning them.

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #580 on: Oct 10, 2019, 02:49 PM »
Something up there usually works.


I'll use whatever is in my hand most times. Skew, spindle gouge, bowl gouge.....doesn't really matter. Much of what I do on these little ornaments is done with a 3/8" bowl gouge with a traditional 45 degree grind. It's all about what you're comfortable using.

Ed, the natural ones are gonna be $10. I'll be doing some fine finished pieces that will be $20 ....plus first class mail.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #581 on: Oct 16, 2019, 05:33 PM »
Some pics of this year's offerings.


















No two are alike. Depends on the piece of wood in the lathe.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #582 on: Oct 16, 2019, 06:38 PM »
those are cool rg

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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #583 on: Oct 17, 2019, 07:33 AM »
Thanks! They're fun to make. I give some to the girls at work. Always good for a big hug.

Rg
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Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
« Reply #584 on: Oct 28, 2019, 03:17 PM »
Well, in the midst of turning 20 bird house ornaments for an order and a snowman, I turned out a garden dibber for a friend at work.



Have to say, I'm happy to be back in "turning season".

And, to the recipients of the other items, all is progressing nicely.

Rg
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