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New patatoes

Just a photo ’cause I liked it. Some potatoes I just dug out out of the garden in a carved dish from filbert/hazel nut with a bit of photoshop/GIMP foo. When I carved it, the dish had a pronounced pink hue, … Continue reading

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Guard rails

For the side rails/struts, I wasn’t sure how to mount them. I probably should have used interlocking dados (for a mechanical interlock) but I didn’t really feel up to it (or wouldn’t have as I didn’t think of that ’til … Continue reading

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Parking places

For the shelves, I wanted a bit of pizzazz over square so I added cupids bows to the fronts. Yeah, I know I use bows everywhere, but I’m getting them wired and they are pretty adaptable. The shelves are two … Continue reading

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Steel fuzz

Doing some machining on a Bailey-style frog (making the bolt holes for attaching the frog to the sole) and taking really light deep cuts, made my own steel wool, all the time really wishing I had a three axis DRO.

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Oh my gawd

Philip Marcou is plane maker I really admire, I usually follow his work over on talkFestool. On WoodCentral, he posted that he had a new website, so I went and checked it out. I always like to see the tools one … Continue reading

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Abra Cadabra

Take two flat plates and if they are really flat, you can “wring” them together and they will  stick to each other. Here, I’ve got two cast iron plates I’ve machined and lapped (100 grit sandpaper on a flatish surface) … Continue reading

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Onion Domes

I really like the “onion domes” you often see on Russian churches (Resurrection Church (right, from Wikipedia)). It is also a nice design element to put on the end of a board that would otherwise just be hanging out in … Continue reading

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