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Wal
26-09-2016, 07:31 PM
Hi all,

I made this ornament for a friend over the weekend (it references a long running joke between us - heh, you probably had to be there..)

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The stand is made from a blank of African black wood I bought a while back which was an ideal size for this project. It's expensive stuff meaning you won't be making too many things out of it, and that's a shame because this stuff cuts and finishes like a dream! It's an oily wood and seems to lubricate the cutter as it goes. Fair enough, I'm running conservatively (as ever) but it was a joy to watch this. Here's a vid:


https://youtu.be/JSppBsXmQ8I

(Wood cutting starts at 1.40)

Wal.

njhussey
26-09-2016, 10:31 PM
I love seeing your projects Wal, never cease to be amazed at the quality of your work....

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Wal
27-09-2016, 12:12 AM
Cheers Neil - heh, it's more the machine's work than mine!

Wal.

Lee Roberts
27-09-2016, 01:34 PM
I love seeing your projects Wal, never cease to be amazed at the quality of your work....

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Indeed, he's got a thing about them Cap Heads though hasn't he :couple_inlove:

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:onthego: :playful:

Wal
27-09-2016, 01:54 PM
Hehe, yep - you're right. To most it's just a bolt. To me it's like magic...

Wal.

Clive S
27-09-2016, 02:04 PM
Hehe, yep - you're right. To most it's just a bolt. To me it's like magic...

Wal.Keep off the mushrooms Wal

Washout
27-09-2016, 02:20 PM
Really nice work Wal

I'd watched the video from my subbed channel feed on YouTube and hadn't realised that was wood - thought it was a plastic. Seems to mill very nicely.

Chris

Lee Roberts
27-09-2016, 03:55 PM
Hehe, yep - you're right. To most it's just a bolt. To me it's like magic...

Wal.

Swap em for button heads !!!

.Me

Lee Roberts
27-09-2016, 03:57 PM
Keep off the mushrooms Wal

Wal, ignore Clive ... I'll have a dance with ya!


https://youtu.be/EIyixC9NsLI

.Me

Clive S
27-09-2016, 04:58 PM
Wal, ignore Clive ... I'll have a dance with ya!I thought I recognized you in a badger suite.
I would be careful knocking your bits on the ground like that:hysterical:

Lee Roberts
27-09-2016, 07:46 PM
I would be careful knocking your bits on the ground like that:hysterical:

rotfl, I hadn't even noticed that Clive, is that what people are on about when they call me numbnuts?

.Me

PAULRO
03-10-2016, 05:43 PM
nice job, how long did it all take?

Wal
03-10-2016, 06:13 PM
nice job, how long did it all take?
Cheers Paul.

I work slowly. The metalwork took an afternoon then the epoxy was left to cure for 24hrs while I spent another afternoon on the wooden bit. Add two or three hours for the design... all in it's pretty much a weekends worth of pottering for me.

Wal.

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