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    Cant get it to display right side up...
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    let's try again,
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    Nope, 20170922_111431 (2).jpgnot working
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Hugh , very neat work!

    Thank you, Peter. I'm still working on a small sax and have a wakizashi I need to set, but I have to learn how to cast bronze to do that right

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    let's try again,

    Nope, not working
    It's OK Paul, we can see it well enough to see how good it is. Nice work. Now I really want that forge
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    Wall of guitars


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    Wall of kniven


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    Acantus clock. Just love to try new stuff, and never do anything perfect ��


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Thank you, Peter. I'm still working on a small sax and have a wakizashi I need to set, but I have to learn how to cast bronze to do that right
    Hugh, I recommend this set of videos, they're very good. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUf...tH79cd13u_lbpw
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    I always enjoy seeing that I am not the only one who is crazy about making interesting stuff!
    Well done for those art works shown above by you all! Here is a plaque I made in bronze. Actually I made up about fifty from the pattern. They were cast in lost wax.
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    Osage Mallet with Hickory Handle



    Bathroom Leaded Glass Window



    Box Elder Bowl



    Myrtle Box


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    A Scarlet Macaw and a Black Billed Magpie carved in Basswood.

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    ^ Very nice Mike, thank you. In fact, thanks to all of you for joining in, there is some great work on display here.
    Somewhere between Murder and Suicide, there is a place called Merseyside.

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    Arts and Crafts houses were popular about 1900 (?) also. I believe that Sears Roebuck sold them as kits at one time, along with other styles. One can see them in older neighborhoods from Massachusetts to California. I rather like them.

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    First attempt at posting a photo. Hope it works.

    I made these scales and sheaths as gifts for four brothers in a local garage who have taken good care of our cars for many years. There are too many demands on limited time to get into metallurgy so the blades are bought. Scales are purpleheart and rosewood and sheaths are latigo saddle leather. Lacing is 35# squidding line, which I like a lot. Appreciate the great work by many members and will add to the conversation with some other works.

    The photo quality was much degraded. How do I avoid that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    I do a fair amount of leather work, just for fun and our own use.



    I refinish or rebuild old-style western rifles (replicas that have seen better days, not antiques) and I designed and built a cabinet to hold them.



    and I've rebuilt a few old electric guitars and basses, built amp cabinets, etc.



    My wife and I go to highland games a couple times each year. I've designed about 30 tartan patterns and have had four different versions of our favorite pattern woven from wool in Scotland or England. My wife makes us stuff from them.



    ....and when I really get bored, I do crazy stuff like building an 8' tall folding Sasquatch.

    Todd,

    My friend in Colorado has taken to putting sheets of plastic in the woods, pulled tight between two trees, then painting bigfoots on them. They look so creepy, and he'll leave them there for a week or so. Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Sadly it doesn't work from an iPad or iPhone.
    Yep. Sure does. I used an iPhone to put up a picture just minutes ago. Borrowed the kid's because my android phone was dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    Cant get it to display right side up...
    Paul, I think the pictures must be taken "landscape". The only other forum I visit has a photo hosting deal like this, and the admin told me the code on the pictures and the software n the forum collude to turn portraits sideways.
    I'm not sure it is the case here, but I shoot all my pics "landscape" and the direct post pics have all come out turned the right way.

    By the by, your work is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
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    Sycamore seed pendant, ironically made from holm oak.
    Lovely!

    I always think of wood as an under-utilized material for jewelry.
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    A 13' runabout I designed and built with a 1953 Mark 20 Merc and period steering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Todd,

    My friend in Colorado has taken to putting sheets of plastic in the woods, pulled tight between two trees, then painting bigfoots on them. They look so creepy, and he'll leave them there for a week or so. Hehe.

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    I hear Sasquatch (their Native American name) are very territorial, every find any torn down with big foot prints on the head and torso?

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    ^ What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    I hear Sasquatch (their Native American name) are very territorial, every find any torn down with big foot prints on the head and torso?
    Not every often. There is one Bigfoot (they actually prefer Bigfoot. Sasquatch is sort of a derogatory term, in their eyes) named Lawrencetine who has served as a model, but not EVERY often. Ahem.

    Asides, everyone knows Bigfoots are highly superstitious and believe image of themselves to be ghosts forms from another realm. No living Bigfoot would every attack an image of another one.

    Unless it was Bigfoot X. That's the one with tundra tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Sadly it doesn't work from an iPad or iPhone.
    works from my iPad. Scot says pics must be in landscape though.
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    Recent work: This end table is from a design by Josef Hoffmann (circa. 1910). Built two of these. My wife says they are too hard to dust.


    Here's a craftsman style lamp that was recently smashed by a friends dog. Fortunately it was fairly easy to fix.


    Michael Fortune designed this cafe chair. I built 5. One in beech and the rest in cherry.



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    Sgian dubh of O-1 steel and deer antler. O-1 is easy stuff to work, for anyone interested in building their own blades:



    Chart magnifier of paduk. Found the glass second hand:



    Collapsable seiza benches of red oak (set of four):



    Porch swing of doug fir (heavily weathered after eight years of use):



    And yesterday's project --a new handle for my very small (3" head) heirloom ebony serving mallet:





    All my own designs, so perhaps not as refined as some of the stuff here, but I think they came out okay.

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    Well done, Alex, I especially like the low benches. I'm puzzled at their round feet, though.


    Allow me to lower the bar somewhat.

    I have a bird feeder that sits in front of our dining room window that does a good business in the colder months. Squirrels can be a problem though, eating more than the birds if given the chance. The feeder sits on top of a pipe set in the ground. The current squirrel discourager consists of a three inch diameter copper pipe hanging around the base pipe. The copper's smooth enough and big enough around that it proves effective against all but one squirrel.

    This winter we've got something new to try, a hammered copper skirt that will replace the copper pipe. This little beauty will sit under the feeder with the pipe passing through the skirt. The skirt will be suspended by two wires, leaving it free to tip easily.

    The skirt was made from a scrap of copper flashing soldered at the seams and then riveted, just to be on the safe side.

    All kinda money is changing hands around here as opening day fast approaches.




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    I especially like the low benches. I'm puzzled at their round feet, though.
    They're for "sitting seiza" --in other words, kneeling in meditation. However, if you kneel too long with your weight back on your ankles, your legs fall asleep and that distracts you from your meditation (or so I'm told). Someone clever figured out that if you use a low bench over your calves and under your butt, to keep your weight off your ankles, you have a better chance of acheiving enlightenment (which is, in itself, a pretty enlightened bit of thinking). The trick comes in figuring out what angle you want the seat to be at. The seat can't be flat to the ground or else the edge closest to your knees bites into the backs of your thighs; you want the seat angled down and forward, following the angle of your thighs between knees (on the ground) and butt (on the bench). However, not everyone likes their seat at the same angle, and sometimes it's nice to vary the angle, so the next enlightened person to come along figured out that if you round the bottoms of the legs so the benches can rock, not only will the bench take the right seat angle automatically, but you can vary it over the course of your meditation session.

    Anyway, back when I was living in very small apartments, I figured out that keeping the furniture low --specifically, using a coffee table instead of a typical dining room table-- made the space feel less claustrophobic. Seiza benches were the obvious answer to the need for "dining room chairs." They take a bit of getting used to (and you do NOT want to use them as step-stools unless you've got good balance), but once you do, they're extraordinarily comfortable. These four were the last iteration of the idea.

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    You blokes do seriously good work.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    I made this lash from kayak frame/stringer lashing offcuts and an old broom handle chunk a while ago.

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    And, I mad a BUNCH of wands a few years ago. Ahem.

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    All hand carved. This one is two pieces of wood glued together from offcuts.

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    Daughter’s Team found a busted softball not long ago, and decided to gut it. We kept the outer, and Daughter decided to make earrings for the Team from it. I made her a punch, and she cut out about 40 of these little buggers.

    They will be personalized by having each player’s number embossed with a set of stamps (#99, #06, etc.)

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    Can we get away with posting "in progress" stuff? My wife wanted an "inkle" loom so I cobbled this up for her (still need to make shuttles):
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    ...and my daughter needed a patio table and since I had some redwood slabs leftover from a project (still need epoxy on the legs ad then a few coats of varnish over the whole thing):
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    Hmmm...it only wants to display in "landscape"...I'll get a better pic when its done.
    And we had a guy with a portable mill come out today and we converted my cedar blowdown into some really petty lumber. As that becomes more finished I'll post those
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    All these "durable" artists are great, but how about us "ephemerals"?

    Wife insisted I post that.
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    Very Nice! 'Course, I've seen some "ephemerals" well over a hundred years young and still going with care. That's something I need to get back into. I haven't played with any ornamental knotwork in ages! Are those needle cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post


    All these "durable" artists are great, but how about us "ephemerals"?

    Wife insisted I post that.
    Dang, Yo. I pretend to tie knots. Those are deserving of MUCH better pictures.

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