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|WWCH annual picnic and "big ticket" raffle winners.
Chris Farquhar -
My Intarsia project "Grizzly Bear" design came from Scrollsaw
Woodworking & Crafts magazine "Winter 2020". It's a design by Brad &
Hazel Ekland. There are 34-pieces; the wood used was: Oak; Ash & Black
Walnut. Finish is spray on Satin poly; the eyes were spray on gloss
poly. This was done to make the eyes pop, or to stand out more.
It is 11" x 14" a 2/0 spiral Pegas blade. It is
painted with acrylic paints sprayed with clear gloss.
Baby Cradle pattern was on a scrollsaw web site, and
was cut out on 1/4" plywood. Cut with 2/0 spiral blade, painted
with spray paint.
Norm Nichols - 3 tier cake stand and "plates" of mesquite
Roy Quast - Vase of mesquite and ebony and globe of 2268 pieces of various woods
Mike Turner - Metal cutting portable bandsaw
(Milwaukee portalign band saw) mounted in a cabinet in the vertical
position to cut small pieces of metal. It is designed to mount on your
workbench with a clamp to secure it or you can remove the tool and use
it. There is an electrical switch with a receptacle mounted on the side
where you can power up the tool while mounted in the vertical fixed
position. The cabinet is 3/4 oak plywood (Wink-wood).
Mike Hardy - Walnut and pecan wall cabinet. The
cabinet is constructed with Krenov style dowel joinery and stopped dados
for the shelves. The one small shelf is pecan as well as the drawer
fronts and pulls. The back is ship lapped walnut. The drawers have hand
cut dovetails, although the fronts are fake half blinds as the whole
reason for this cabinet was to use the two drawer fronts which were off
cuts from a music stand I built several years ago. It is finished with
Liberon. Dimensions are 24.5 x 10 x 7.
Andy Tofuri - I showed a clock I made from maple and
walnut sections cut in curved segments on a sled I made for my bandsaw.
I've been doing some investigating on cutting precision angles, and a
You Tube video related to cutting segments for bowl turning lead me to
yet another You Tube video. The link is here: Best
Segment Cutting Sled Ever Wood Turning - YouTube. I am
not planning on purchasing a lathe to turn bowls, but thought this sled
would be a good exercise to build and try out. I was wanting to
make a clock as I had some old watches I wanted to incorporate into the
face, and I had acquired a small box of clockworks and assorted clock
hands at an Estate Sale essentially for free.
Two scrap wood cutting boards of Maple, some with
curly pattern, (thanks Dave Vandewerker and Andy Tofuri), also Mesquite,
Osage Orange, and white oak. I used a cove bit to router recessed
handles on each end.
Two lazy susans of Mesquite and Maple, 17 1/2", with
10" oak bases. Just two glue ups gave this interesting pattern.
I used inexpensive 9" round hardware from Rockler, but their prices
recently more than doubled, so my next batch is from Amazon.
|Gary Rowen - File cabinet of poplar (cases) and drawer fronts of red oak. Each section was constructed separetly to make carrying up two flights of stairs easier. The four individual sections were then screwed together.
David Janowitz - Three African Blackwood table tops.
Extremely hard wood with many defects, and gorgeous grain. First I
cut boards to rough size, with straight edges for jointing, then passed
them on. Another group added epoxy with brass shavings, and
flattened them. I then cut to exact sizes, gave a beveled edge,
cleaned up the live edges, sanded and sprayed 4 coats of satin urethane
with an HVLP sprayer. Finally the contractor had bases made of
brass plated steel. There is a big dining table, a desk top, and a
narrow coffee table.
|David Janowitz - Before and after pictures of lathe restoration
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