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#1 Gloops

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:40 AM

Hi All

Got the Great Dane topper finished and it went to Buffalo NY yesterday with my daughter - this is a Christmas Present from our daughters friend to her brother-in-law. (commissioned).

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This topper did create problems as the dog that is a portrait of was a show dog and had cemented ears.

(stuck straight up permantly), as you can appreciate, if carved from parent wood (Liime) and was dropped or knocked the ears would certainly break off. Decided to carve ears independantly from Buffalo Horn and tennon/bond in. This created the second problem as my daughter wanted to walk on with the stick Checked with airline -ok, but looking at the ears this could be classed as a weapon - 2 sharp pointy things on a shaft ! Did some thinking and decided that rather than run the risk of confiscation at airport security to make the topper a screw in one and have another topper for travelling. Had a Spaniel topper unpainted so just had to finish it

This involved cutting the joint for the collar, as the studding was bonded in used this to mount it in my old B&D lathe attacment and turned the collar area to fit   IMG_4967.jpg

and inserted a M8 screw thread insert into the shaft to accept the studding  IMG_4975.jpg

This gave me my interchangeable headed stick

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Done :-  IMG_4977.jpg   IMG_4980.jpg


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#2 RandyL476

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:26 AM

Great job keep up the good work.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:38 PM

Well done. Gloops!  I had not thought of turning the collar area after carving. Learn something  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:45 PM

Great looking carvings and a really elegant solution to the travel problem.

Rodney



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:44 PM

 I have a hard enough time getting one topper straight on a stick let alone two! Very unique way to make an interchangeable topper and as per your usual Gloops, great looking work!  :thumbsu:  :thumbsu:



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:51 AM

nice work .up to your useual high standars i see . Suprised more people dont go for the interchanable toppers have done a few myself . like the jiont on the lathe neat work . I have made 4 interchangeable toppers now for my grandchildren and often ask for more . but its that time of year to cold and short days put you off spending time in the workshop.



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

Hi all just done a .pdf doc for the Great Dane as help series have just posted this , if seen and you can access-download and save pleas reply as it could be a good way of sharing info to save.

 

 

 

TESTAttached File  Great Dane.pdf   182.59KB   7 downloads


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:10 AM

nice one gloops

good to see work in progress



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:08 PM

The download worked perfectly for me.

Good idea Gloops.

Rodney


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

Download worked fine for me which is surprising since I'm way behind the times on most things computer-y. Lovely Great Dane. Have you ever done a Boston Terrier topper?


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