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Old 04-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #261
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Nice work dudes!
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:21 AM   #262
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That's beautiful work quazz. Love the quality of the workmanship. How cool to have a skill like that.

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Old 04-13-2018, 07:01 AM   #263
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Nice work gentlemen.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:25 AM   #264
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The old way with a chisel and mallet... ... is solid though and built to last a century or two.
Another fine craftsman at work!

The only craftsman at my house came from Sears.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:47 AM   #265
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The old way with a chisel and mallet. I have a machine but those post are 6 X 4 and too big to fit. I can cut them fairly quickly by hand. Same thing with the tenons, I have a home made jig but it can't do 12 " wide boards 81 inches long.I cut them close with a handsaw and planed them to fit.
The wood was leftovers and left the rough and gnarly bits because I think they look cool. The only thing I bought was a joist hanger for the middle support beam so my total cost was $3.48. However if I costed it out based on my time as well it would be expensive. It took around 40 hours (a lot of jointing, planing, chiseling and sanding) I is solid though and built to last a century or two.
Fantastic - did you use a large mortise chisel?
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:18 AM   #266
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That's beautiful work quazz. Love the quality of the workmanship. How cool to have a skill like that.

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Thanks but they are quite modest skills Pat. I can make anything I want to but it is fortunate I don't want a violin or piano.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:21 AM   #267
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Fantastic - did you use a large mortise chisel?
No, I don't have one. I used a 3/4' bench chisel mostly. This is by far my most usedchisel, a swiss army knife of chisels. I would love a set of Veritas mortise chisels but they are $500 for a set of 5.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:11 PM   #268
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Beautiful! Thank you Pete for the wonderful gift. I received this in the mail from Quazz. My old mallet has been sent to the woodshed.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:51 PM   #269
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Great! I am relieved it hasn't cracked. Wood doesn't like different climates. I really liked that mallet and will have to make one for myself. Mine is great for heavy work but not s much the delicate stuff.
That tung oil finish won't stay shiny once you start using it.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:28 PM   #270
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I just waxed it with some beeswax polish I made - 1 part BLO 1 part Turpentine 1 part Beeswax. It will provide some protection.

Oh, and it smells great.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:19 PM   #271
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So I went into the Felder/hammer showroom to pick up some lube for my planer table and the sales guy showed me this, the lowest end Felder bandsaw. Pictures don't do it justice but when you see this thing in person it is an amazing machine. It is built like a tank. Everything and I mean everything is massive. Even the blade guard is must weigh a kg and the flywheels are monsters. It makes mine look like a flimsy toy.Then again it is $5000 +.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:53 PM   #272
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That’s a beauty. I just picked up a used 18” Rikon. I pick it up from a guitar builder who had a stroke and cannot work anymore. I will report back with the details once I get it home.

I had to buy all of his tools which include a 6” jet jointer, cabinet table saw, 10” mitre saw, Delta drill press and the 18” Rikon.

I plan on taking the duplicate tools to Nashville.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:34 PM   #273
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Nice! Rikon make nice stuff. I have their lathe and I am impressed. Jet and Delta are good too.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:56 PM   #274
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I had a big pine rough cut timber leaning up outside my shop and thought it would make a nice outside coffee table (a better term would be drinking table) so I cut it up, planed the top and joined it all together and since it is outside all the time I stained it and will oil it tomorrow. The bow ties were unnecessary but they certainly add a lot of strength and I like the look of bow ties. The jointing underneath is very strong too so even in our inhospitable conditions this should last a long time. I left the live edge on both sides but the bark is long gone thankfully. I purposely didn't square all the wood and left it rough except the top. In a way this is harder as nothing is square and the joints are tricky. I'm sure I could drive a tractor over this thing.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:47 PM   #275
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That’s awesome Quazz. How did you make the bow ties? What sort of Joinery did you use?
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I like those bow ties, will have to give those a try sometime.
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:51 PM   #277
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Frank Howarth made a dining table for his family using fun shapes his kids drew as inlays to help strengthen defects and hide some of the less desirable features. It was made from saved laminated beams that used to span the pool house where his shop now stands.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:14 AM   #278
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That’s awesome Quazz. How did you make the bow ties? What sort of Joinery did you use?
I used lap joints and maple dowels. There isn't anything square except the table top and glue joint so handsaws and chisels were used a lot.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:53 AM   #279
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You can use that as part of an obstacle for the next trials competition in your area.

I love how the one bowtie is askew. Very cool.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:59 AM   #280
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I made a watch box for my son. I call it the Borg Box lol.
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