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by Coogara
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: From veranda post to carved box
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: From veranda post to carved box

Thanks. I like the idea of combining turning, or other woodworking practices, with CNC carving.
by Coogara
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: From veranda post to carved box
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

From veranda post to carved box

Six years ago I had to replace a couple of veranda posts. Turned out they were Oregon so I put them aside for future use. OldPost1.JPG Just got around to using them recently. I've turned several boxes on the lathe, leaving enough material on the lid to make some carvings. Box1.jpg Box2.jpg Box4.jpg ...
by Coogara
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Live edge cribbage boards in yew
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Live edge cribbage boards in yew

Very creative - nice use of live edge. That must have taken some work to follow the edge as well as you did. Good job.

I thought the first one was for someone special, so their name was extra large. :)

Graeme
by Coogara
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: 2 Heart Stands...River Red Gum and Ebony
Replies: 25
Views: 6036

Re: 2 Heart Stands...River Red Gum and Ebony

You've nailed it, Scott. A true labour of love, it looks just beautiful. The finish is just gorgeous. Very fine work. Nice Redgum 8)

I imagine you are somewhat relieved to see it finished. I have to say, nice job getting the heart to start front and center.

So, when can I order one? :P

Graeme
by Coogara
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Miniature mantel clock
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Miniature mantel clock

It has a nice traditional appearance. Very nice.
by Coogara
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bandsaw box topped with carving
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: Bandsaw box topped with carving

Ah, so you're the master procrastinator, of whom Prince Charles once said: "Who?" The Elm slab I have has beautiful grain. The box is a nice example of the wood. It can be a pain to turn on the lathe, but CNC work comes up really well. One thing I didn't mention was that, after roughing the top of t...
by Coogara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Celtic Jewelry
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Re: Celtic Jewelry

Nice use of the knot, Phil.

I'm curious about the fragility of this kind of fine design. Do you feel they're robust, not prone to breaking under a little stress?

Thanks

Graeme
by Coogara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bandsaw box topped with carving
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: Bandsaw box topped with carving

Hi Bob, There's a book by Brian Tracy: "Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time". I understand he credits Mark Twain; all authoritative references say it wasn't Twain, but without crediting anyone in particular. So, really, source unknown. Still, good adv...
by Coogara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Welcome Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Welcome Sign

Nicely 'rustic'. Love the look of it.
by Coogara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: New handle for old saw
Replies: 28
Views: 3486

Re: New handle for old saw

It's nice to make something that's practical, and useful in the shed no less. Nice job. Handy finger positions.
by Coogara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bandsaw box topped with carving
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: Bandsaw box topped with carving

The skirt worked well
07 Carving done.jpg
I rounded over the top edges and finished sanding

I created a Redgum handle, attached it with some CA, and the box was ready to finish with wipe-on poly:
08 Ready to stain.jpg
09 Finished.jpg
10 Finished.jpg
11 Finished.jpg
12 Finished.jpg
by Coogara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Bandsaw box topped with carving
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Bandsaw box topped with carving

My wife asked for a carving of a frog, to represent a quote wrongly attributed to Mark Twain: "Eat that frog". It is intended to suggest that, if you do the job most objectionable to you first, and get it out of the way, everything else will seem less burdensome. I decided to go further than just ca...
by Coogara
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Redgum floating shelf with live edge
Replies: 16
Views: 3100

Re: Redgum floating shelf with live edge

I kind of liked the 'industrial' look of the clamps but conceded they couldn't stay :) I love working with Redgum. It's a very hard hardwood. Our Tasmanian Oak is probably similar to your Oak. Redgum is harder than that. I'm sure maple varies and I don't have a lot of experience with it. Redgum cuts...
by Coogara
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Redgum floating shelf with live edge
Replies: 16
Views: 3100

Re: Redgum floating shelf with live edge

Positioning of the back boards was complicated by the step created by the tiles, above which the shelf is positioned. Additionally, the project was rather drawn out after needing to replace collet and collet nut due to a bit partially (and repeatedly) dropping out of the collet, gouging into the spo...
by Coogara
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world
Replies: 802
Views: 2418195

Re: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world

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