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Two of my latest "creations"....


Here they are......
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I'm not a pro (yet, at anything but making good wood into useless scrap....), but I may be getting better.  Whatda think?



In a while, Chet.

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I like'em, Chester, the routing looks really nice - - - who's number 3?sprint.gif

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Good work! clap.gif Looks like you've been havin' some fun. Are ya takin' orders? wink

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Come On wrote:

Good work! clap.gif Looks like you've been havin' some fun. Are ya takin' orders? wink




I've got one order for a hand carved, palm-sized turtle, but I'm a bit hesitant to try that.  Short hours at work make for some creativity in the shop.....

 

BTW, Mello, I'm glad you liked the routing work, first attempt at using it, and first layout design on it.  The "3"?  You better.....  sprint.gif

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purdy dang nice.i like em.is that 3 for your wall?

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I love usin' a router. nod.gif  So much can be done with 'em and a plain ol' slab-a-wood can be transformed into something very impressive. I've done a lot of projects with my router but the one I'm most proud of was the crown moulding I made for our kitchen. It was my "crown jewel" when we did that 15 month live-in reno (not recommended). I didn't even get a pic of it 'cause if ya'll recall I was just finishing that reno when the frickin' house burned down.   flame.gif  frustrated.gif  Woulda been much more convenient (and lucrative) if that had happened at the beginning of the project. disbelief  But I digress (good word huh?) For that crown moulding all I used was cheap ol' 1x6 pine boards, angled 'em on the table saw, made my corners with the slidin' compound mitre saw and routered the face. I used a "cove" bit on the top and bottom and then drew a continuing vine with leaves freehand with a pencil...went over that with a few different bits to give different depth and effects. It was my first real attempt at a project like that, I had never seen it done anywhere else...it just came to me and I winged it. aww That was the main reason for using the cheap stock actually. But I put a nice stain on it and about 5 coats of clear (lightly sanded between each) and I was proud of it. My wife even loved  it!! eyepopping.gif  If I ever get a little more mobile again, I'm gonna do it again...maybe for the whole house this time.
Moral of my story? yawn A person a do a lot with a router.
Sorry for runnin' on with that guys.  bored.gif

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geezer69 wrote:

purdy dang nice.i like em.is that 3 for your wall?



No, unfortunately.  It was for a buddy of mine who wanted one, so I free-handed it.  I'd say it came out decent for about 2 1/2 hours of time in labor start to finish.  And I cut it entirely on a Craftsman 10" bandsaw.  No fancy scroll saw use there (even though I have two scroll saws at my disposal...).  The only other shop item used was the drum sander (and it chewed the snot out of the backside initially-- new toy, so it's to be expected....).


In a while, Chet.

 



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