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Nice work, Alan! It looks great, lights on or off! The purple is a good choice, such a bold color. Thanks for sharing!
Love that laser relief. Great work!
Your pips look great! I wouldn't worry too much about perfect here, these dice are meant to be played and used - besides, the dice are a byproduct of learning lifelong skills about the fundamentals of woodworking! I hope the dice are loads of fun to play with, and I look forward to your next class project!
Wow. Flush pips with a different wood, you're a pro! I also really like the case you made for them, and is that a clipboard with a scoresheet in the background? You're totally prepared. I wonder what twist you're going to put on the next lessons?
Perfectly cooked steak and beer, such a good combination!
I like the single bottle in the wide frame, it looks minimal yet classy. Great job on this project, I'm looking forward to your next lesson project!
This is very cute with just 2 bottles. I love the labels, too.Hope this project taught you a few things about making straight holes when drilling. Now, onto the next lesson!
Looks sharp. I bet the postman will have no problem finding your house with this out front!
Those dice look great, and glad this got you back into the shop! Onto the next lesson!
Great stuff! The next lesson digs deeper into the basics and will help you on all your future projects.
Looks great! Tape circles have a much criper edge than painted, and I think it looks perfect. How do you prevent the tape from coming off, did you varnish over them?
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Black dice, white pips. Looks great!
You're going to need a dense wood, like Maple. Here's a good example of a butcher block top.
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Thanks for sharing. Getting the mix right is so important to the finished product. In your picture I can see a seam along the top edge, is that from two parts joined together or 2 casts?
Nice! Laser engraving looks very sharp in contrast to the wood. Make sure you use some sealant to keep those dice looking great. Onto the next lesson!
Looks good, Mr.Denton! I love the large font floating numbers, looks very sharp.On to the next lesson, indeed. I'll be looking out for your project.
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Interesting results. How soon after pouring did you attempt to remove the cast? It looks like you might have used too much water in the mix, which can result in weaker parts. Either way, exposure to concrete is how you get better at casting. I'd love to see more results!
Like, totally groovy, dude! ✌☮
Looking great! I love finding wood like you did for projects. Please keep us updated with your progress shots, it's the best seeing a project take shape!
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That looks perfect! The more grilling/cooking with this method the better the results. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for sharing!
Nice work! Digging that color and I especially like the storage box to keep them in, very clever.Difficult to tell scale here, how large are they?
That looks perfectly done. Tasty!
Here's where I got it from (also in Step 1)
Nice build! I need to do something similar with all the markers I have kicking around the shop :)
Oh boy, this is really well done!
I love wood toys like this. :)
This is a very cute design. Nice work!
What magic is this?! :)
The log had been air dried for about a year, but if it's not kiln dried you're going to have a lot of moisture still inside. After coring it with the bandsaw the moisture inside changed the shape of the box as it dried. Kiln dried logs like what I show here aren't a thing you can get commercially, so I worked with what I had.
I left the bark alone. Over time the bark and wood separated and has come off in some areas. If I were to remake this project I'd coat the entire exterior with epoxy like I did for the lumberjack table.
Great work! Looks like you cast a few pours in this, and I love the way it looks. Vibration can be tricky, but gets easier after the first few pours. I'd love to see more of your results when they are finished!
These are great improvements to the design! The interface between the swivel head and articulating arm is easily the most delicate, your solution is smart!
The addition of LEDs is great! Thanks for sharing.
Great work! how did you cut the rest of the curve?
Nice build! I love those special labels for Shiner. My wife is from Texas and digs Shiner, she's sure to love this!
Looking tasty!The beef in this lesson was a demonstration, you are free to smoke whatever you like! I like the inexpensive smoker, since it's an easy way into the hobby and produces excellent results. When I have more room I want to expand my outdoor cooking dramatically to include much larger toys :)
I made this project before magnetic putty was commercially available, the way it is now. Also, my buy when you can make? :)
Those cuts looks straight, and the edges nicely rounded over. Great work!What's next on your workbench?
Looks so great. I love the negative color scheme with dice, so classy
I also had trouble with making the pips, which is why I measured each face and used a template to trace the shape. Luckily, these dice will be viewed from so far away that any visual imperfections won't be that noticeable :)
Looks great! I think I need one of these for my homes, my wife's shoes are all over the place!
Experimentation is your friend. Try a few test pours with different amounts of glow powder on a scrap piece to dial in your ideal amount. Good luck!
Yum! Is this your favourite method?
YES! A probe thermometer is the only way to get accurate temperature readings, and if you don't get the heat right your smoked meat will never come out right.Thanks for sharing your results; the crust in your pictures looks AMAZING. When can I come over? :)
That's a cute project!
That's a fine looking paper cutter you've got there :)Thanks for sharing your story.
The blades on this cutter don't even need to be very sharp, the cutting action between two edges is enough to make clean cuts every time. A class on sharpening might be interesting, but I've found the best way to learn a skill with such a specific technique like sharpening is in person. Want to hang out and we'll learn together? I'm in NYC at the end of December :)
I was hesitant about leaving the logo on at first, but so glad I did when it was all finished. Thanks for the kind words!
Peaople don't know the value of things they throw away :)
These are excellent for a first timer! I love the contrast of the pips in your dice. Do you have any other projects in the works with your new woodworking chops?
These dice look great! I'm glad you found this class helpful. What's next for your maker skills?
Great! Nothing like a good crust and a juicy inside on a well prepared steak :)
Looking great! Did you have a grill party with these, or are you saving them all for yourself?
Good luck!The thermometer is key. If your fridge gets too warm you'll spoil the cut, too cold and the meat will freeze. After a few days on constant monitoring to ensure a steady temperature, I was able to leave it alone for weeks to let it age in peace. @ pounds isn't going to leave you a lot to work with after all the trimming, but it's always good to learn from small batches and apply it to larger and more expensive cuts later. Next time, it's usually a good idea to not trim your beef before aging, since the extra bits protect the good meat inside and will be trimmed off later. Please report back in a few weeks with some progress shots! I'd love to know your experience.
Great ideas are hard to keep down! Looking good, and I love the light pattern on the ceiling.
Thanks for the knowledge, I wondered what that sliding dovetail was all about.
Thanks, Troy! I considered painting a face and teeth on the arm so it would look like it was eating as it chomped through paper. However I still have the same childhood fear of these things, the anthropomorphic paint job wouldn't have helped :)
You could try thinning your polyurethane a little, and maybe even moisten your brush with the same thinning agent (water or spirits, depending on your urethane).
That looks so weird and wonderful. Neat technique!
Excellent! The router might be my favourite shop tool, it's so versatile. Any projects planned next?
Looks perfect! The all-skillet method is by far my favourite. I love a good crust with a rare middle. The approval of wife and daughter is very high praise, indeed. :)
"best steak I've ever made" Nicely done!The extra time it takes to prepare, and the help of a good thermometer, makes such a huge difference.
Fun choice of project - looks good!There's no failure if you learned how to shape wood without sanding. Now that's you've made a few, what are you going to make next?
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