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I did these two ways - one making my own cones (though I pre-baked them because I wanted them to stand up well), using flexible cardboard fashioned into a cone, and wrapped in heavy aluminum foil. Works very very well. The other way was using pre-made cones (for ice cream), the ones that are pale, like a wafer. They are basically tasteless, and once the savory ingredients are in there, you can't really tell anything may be weird with it. Great for experimentation. - GRUBDUDE
I don't have any photos of the molds themselves, (I'll stick that on the list, since it's better than buying them all the time!). but I do have a picture of the store-bought cones. It was several years ago and I haven't tried it again with the store-bought. With those, I definitely needed MORE filling, because it shrunk inside! A very bad photo, but it's available here:http://www.grubdude.com/2012/07/04/layered-pizza-i... - GRUBDUDE
I don't have any photos of the molds themselves, (I'll stick that on the list, since it's better than buying them all the time!). but I do have a picture of the store-bought cones. It was several years ago and I haven't tried it again with the store-bought. With those, I definitely needed MORE filling, because it shrunk inside! A very bad photo, but it's available here:http://www.grubdude.com/2012/07/04/layered-pizza-i... - tony_bostony
Those look great! Hard to tell from the picture, is that oak?I love the look of natural wood, and I probably would have left them with a plain sealer, too. Nice work!
Your projects look amazing! Thanks for sharing all the pictures, you're a great woodworker...are you sure you're a beginner? :)Shaping wood is so satisfying and relaxing. The draw knife and scraper are tools not covered specifically in this lesson, but deserve a place in a future class for sure.
Thanks for sharing pictures of your projects. Learning by doing is the best, and you'll never make the same mistakes twice! The bottle vase was only an example for you to try, not a requirement. I like your lamp very much. Maybe I should make one like it for my shop :)
The contrasting wood inserts is a really smart idea, and looks very attractive in your yard dice. Nice job!Your storage boxes and scorecard really are next level stuff, wow! Very creative.
Fantastic looking project! Thanks for sharing.I bought the purple heart and zebra wood scraps from a hardwood store, my scraps aren't usually that nice :)So glad you like the series, we've got many more lined up for next year. Fine woodworking is on my list of things to teach, so stay tuned!
That's really clever. Do you have any pictures of your creations?
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I actually made several sets of these as gifts. I didn't paint them, though. I used a drill press and a hole saw to cut the filler wood from contrasting colors, and then the drill press again to carve the holes after I marked them. I used TiteBond II to glue the inserts. Sealed with Tung oil so they can be maintained for years. The one set with the acrylic over it - it was just a small piece of leftover plastic from my husband's projects that I used to drill out with a Dremel - I carved a score card so you can use dry erase markers. I carved everything in reverse so you write on the totally smooth side. :-D The remaining sets were packaged up in pallet-wood "wine boxes" - I made vertical storage boxes, and painted one side with chalk paint, then used one of those paint markers to make scorecards. I tied some of those big sidewalk chalks with pretty ribbon and used chunks of rope for handles. - HeatherS93
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Terrific idea! <3 You're right - files ROCK. I turned a pecan branch and made two sets of wheels, but wanted to make the wheel mounts myself, so I carved/filed them from pallet blocks.
Loved this one. Haven't tried the spoons, but will have to add that to my list of "I wanna build" projects. Below are three that used a lot of shaping skills. The bench seat I'm making right now was from a pallet stringer board. I ended up using an angle grinder and a draw knife (OMG draw knives are the BEST! Found one at a swap meet for 3 bucks and sharpened it. It's brilliant). I had to use a router to flush-mount the boards. The second project was a pair of earrings I made myself. I cut the little rectangles, then slowly shaved off with a plain ol' utility knife until had them close, and hand-filed and then hand-sanded to the points I wanted. The last project was finished about a week ago. I used a wood lathe to turn the knob and the handle (this is a hand-crank washing machine in a 5-gal bucket for greasy auto & motorcycle rags - the handle is mounted in a bicycle front fork set/top tube set since it's got bearings in place already). Took a bit of hand-sanding to get it to fit just right, but it worked! Great tips about the rasps. They've become a handy addition to my woodworking skills just lately.
HI - LOVE the tip about using the edge of a board to keep the drill straight. Wish I had known that simple tip when I did my cat-scratching/rubbing post project. I am "airing the dirty laundry" - this project challenged me in two ways: 1) hole saw blade was a bit big for the piece of scrap dowel I had. 2) I went crooked - and you can see it on the top pallet block - there's three in this project and I put a hole down through all three, glued them together, then inserted a dowel rod coated in "Grab-It" construction adhesive. The dowel goes all the way through the 2x6" boards that I used small wooden dowels and glue to clamp together, and then the frame is screwed to them. Obviously used a stain. The other project is a little lamp I made from scrap wood - but I had to drill a large hole in the base. I had the issue of tear-out, but now I know how to avoid it. I just spent a little more time sanding it away. It was on the inside, and hidden by the light kit's bevel, but still... I knew it was there. *sigh* But again - you quite often learn more by an error than by accidentally getting it right the first time. :-D Great lessons! I'm learning cool tips from every single one. Sorry - I wouldn't need a vase - but the hole saw lesson was brilliant. <3
Very nicely done! <3 Like the contrast of the colors of the address numbers/letter to the wood.
This is a recent project of mine - but I like the style of the one you made. Mine's all a glue-up from scraps project too, other than I cut some of the scrapwood into the shape of my house numbers. I painted mine, but I included a picture of the back of the piece so you can see the layers of wood. It's all put together in an old clock that I then installed solar lights (like the ones from Halloween lights that you'd buy at a dollar store). I carved them free of the plastic bases, notched the plastic frame and used silicone to secre/seal them in along with velcro on the backs -because we know they'll eventually die and I'll be replacing them long-term. But man.... you had SCRAP purple heartwood and zebra wood?!? OMG jealous.... All of my projects are pallet wood. Since I'm learning.... I don't want to pay that much per board/ft and make a mistake. <3 your class - although I've been self-teaching myself for just shy of 2 years, I'm learning more things with each lesson! Ugh...I can see things I did wrong too. :-/ That's good - learn from your mistakes. Diggin' this series. Can you do one on dovetails in the future? I'd be the first one to sign up.
I LOVE working with the rasp! I didn't make the salad spoons as my wife said no more wooden spoons. I did need some handles for a couple of cabinets. Hope you like this idea. The only tools used were jig saw, 2 rasps, and a finishing sander for the outside edges. I found it a challenge to get the rasps to do the inside corners but with a little time and thought they came together nicely. I choose not to stain the handles and just gave them a nice satin sealer.
Those are very attractive candle holders, and use the same skills taught in lessons 1 and 2. Awesome!Thanks for sharing.
Great stuff! The painting part will go fast, and you'll be out playing with these in the yard in no time. The rest of the lessons in this class are all aimed at beginners, so try the next few out and watch your confidence grow!
Awesome beginners project. This is my very first time doing any woodwork. I still did not get around to painting it but will soon. Thank you for the great lesson! - DomeniqueS
Love this simple project! I let my kids paint the pips. I don't have pictures of the yard dice, but I made these right after while my kids were painting pips. - Djsmitty88
I use acrylic paints for the dots, and they needed two coats of course. Other than that, it works just fine. I finish with the oil based Poly or Varathane, as that is best for outside. Anyway, good info! - Tangski
It's the simple things. I love tips like these!
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