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#11 Rodney

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

I've been working on the derby style cane today.  Not much that would photograph well but I've finished turning the shank and sanded it to 220 grit.  I fixed the gap between the handle and shank with some very careful work on the handle at the disk sander followed by some hand sanding.  I also removed more of the excess material on the handle.  It's currently in clamps being glued up out in my shop.  It should be ready for more work in the morning.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:25 AM

All very well done Rodney, mistakes or no. Seems we all try to get the most out of the woods we have and end up shorting one thing or another. I got hung up (still do) on carving toppers from 6" long lengths of wood as most basswood & butternut carving blanks are sold in 12"- 18" pieces. In trying to make the most of my wood I sometimes cut off my nose to spite my face. ;)  

  Once again nice looking work. Keep posting pics.  



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

For those who have endured safety training, for potentially hazardous working conditions, the "hits and misses" concept made me chuckle.  If an "incident" is just barely avoided, it is reported as a "near-miss."  I always thought if something nearly missed me, I was hit.  In any case, perhaps near-misses can become hits?  ;-)


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:57 PM

CAS 14, the late comedian George Carlin came to that very conclusion.

 

(I tried to attach a link to a brief You Tube clip but not sure how.)


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

know exactly what you mean about attaching a link . your probably lke me part of the missing link


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:04 PM

Found it! Good one!


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#17 Rodney

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:23 PM

I spent some time yesterday shaping the two cardigan style handles that came up a little short.  Final shaping will have to wait until they're fitted to their shanks.

Here's where they're at now.

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They're comfortable enough to grip and they do have some nice curl in them but they're not as pleasing to my eye as the (near) finished one.

Rodney

 

 


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

All three look great. Personally, I like the unfinished one on the right the best. The curve of the nose and the grain pattern are what really caught my eye. Lovely work all around, though.






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