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  • HeatherS93 commented on HeatherS93's instructable TWD Fan Art

    You are SOOOO right - I only learned about them about a year ago, and now it's one of my favorite tools! <3

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  • HeatherS93 commented on HeatherS93's instructable TWD Fan Art

    Thank you VERY much! It was a fun project, and the person I gifted it to was very happy with it. ;)

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  • HeatherS93 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Wood Shaping

    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 ma…

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    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.

    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.

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  • 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 h…

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    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

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  • HeatherS93 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable All About Glue

    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 …

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    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.

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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 t…

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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.

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