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Great job! I can tell from the looks of it that these boomerangs are good fliers. But 9mm is indeed a bit thick. Try some 5 or 6 mm plywood and you'll be amazed. If you're from US, try looking for marine plywood. That's the next best thing to aircraft plywood, and very affordable.
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Thanks! They do make it fancier, don't they? And as a bonus, you get to use the same board twice when cut diagonally.
Very cool! Especially the real metal. I made a similar one a while back, but it's all wood:
Interesting to see this old technique explained. I get satisfactory results from applying shellac with a brush and sanding in between coats. But I'll keep this Instructable in mind if I want a high gloss finish!
That's what I like some much about shellac: it's non-toxic, has no headache-inducing smell and dries superfast. Did you know the food industry uses it to make candy shine? So you could even eat it, if your alcohol is food-safe too.
Thank you! Be sure to share a photo here if you made one.
You're welcome :-)
Thank you! I don't have a design background, so it's nice to hear I'm doing something right.
Interesting, right? I see you're a fan of vikings :-) Very cool shield you made! I made one a while ago for my nephew:
Cool! A real Ulfberht! Have you seen this documentary?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTlmrAh1oHI
Love it! You gave me an idea for the thin PVC sheeting I salvaged from the trash :-)
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I do respect archery as a sport. But bows are also used to kill wild animals for the fun of it.
Great job! When you make a wooden bow, you're a hero. But making knuckle dusters suddenly makes you a criminal, apparently :-)
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Thanks! Glad you like it. The sides are 8 mm thick, but I think 1/4" (over 6 mm) would do fine. The sides don't have to endure much lateral force anyway.
Looks pretty real! No end grain though, but that's probably hard to fake. Maybe with a slice from a real beam.
Cool table! It's a bit wasteful to destroy useful measuring spoons for their wooden handles. May I suggest you follow the woodworking class here on Instructables? I can give you a pro membership if you haven't got one already.
Hi debschell. It's measured straight across from outside tip to outside tip. But don't worry too much about exact measurements: a bit larger or smaller would also work. The trick is to find the sweet spot for the airfoil profiling so that it's just enough to make a full circle. Many happy returns!
Thanks! Isn't it amazing how much less friction you get with wood-on-wood, compared to metal-on-wood?
Great job! I like the Krenov style planes a lot. Not too many hand plane Instructables, so I'm glad you added one. I recently made one from Stanley parts:https://www.instructables.com/id/So-You-Dropped-Your-No4-Hand-Plane/
Wow, I'm impressed with the inlays! You got my vote for the 3 contests you entered.
Haha, good one :-)
Thanks! And yep, those are Wandel push sticks. You have a keen eye for detail :-) His table saw is complicated to make, so my version is a bit simplified. It still allows blade height adjustment, but the blade doesn't tilt to cut angles. I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Thanks! Interesting list.
PS: check your inbox, Luis.
Thanks! And finally, someone to claim a free membership. I was afraid I would have to sweeten the deal with a bit of money :-)
Pallet Rubber Band Gun
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Good build! My metal hammock stand is very rusty and in desperate need of replacement, so these instructions will come in handy.
Simple, yet effective planing stop. Thanks for sharing!
I love it! The mahogany veneer really adds that little extra. Might have to steal this design ;-)
I think with a pvc pipe it would be much more powerfull but these are very difficult to get in Germany.I find that hard to believe. In Belgium, you find them in every hardware store. Also, Germany has a lot of PVC manufacturers. A quick google search led me to this site:https://www.pvc-welt.de/PVC-U-Rohr-32-x-24mm-16-barNice and thick pipe, excellent for bow making. Check out BackyardBowyer's YouTube channel for instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Buzpjllgo&feature=youtu.be
I first watched the video, saw you cutting wood with nails in it and thought: this dude is crazy! Then I read on and noticed your table saw is meant for this. Still, I suppose your blade will dull much quicker. Nice coasters!
I'm impressed. The teeth must be made from very tough material.
Je voulais dire voisins dans le sens pays voisin :-)
Thanks!A propos, nous sommes des voisins :-)
Thanks to all of your support, I won a book from Instructables. As a thanks, I'm giving away a free one-year membership to the first person that claims it. That's right, no sharing, no following, no 'I made it' required.
Thanks! I appreciate it.
Thanks! I'm glad you found my plane instructable useful. I'd love to see the result when you finish the set. Best part about this design is that it's so easy to adjust the blade.
That's some fine craftsmanship! Kind off ironic that you made the video look like it's old-fashioned woodworking, but then the power tools come out :-) Why not attempt a project with hand tools only? You seem to have most of them already.
I've been thinking of making a vise like this. Very helpful!
Congrats on winning the 'trash to treasure challenge'! A deserved winner, I'll say.
Stunningly detailed! Voted!
Excellent! Kids will love this too. You certainly got my vote in the metal contest.
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Agreed! They're underappreciated tools. But that's also to our advantage, because they sell for almost nothing at flea markets. No competition from collectors whatsoever :-)
Yes, overall, metric is easier. But if you work in inches and have a tape measure in inch, I think it's pretty much the same. It does become ridiculous though when converting foot to inch, yard to foot, mile to yard etc.
Thanks! I wouldn't dare call myself a craftsman yet, because I'm only a couple of years into woodworking. But I like to think I'm getting there :-)
I like it! Please don't paint it. The copper is too nice.
Yes, I meant 'wrong side' for a right-handed archer. But if it works best for you, there is no right or wrong.
Great build! I like the aluminum riser. Technically, the notch is on the wrong side though. But if it works...
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