I sent one to my mother for Christmas, and she turns around and puts in an order for 10 more for her friends
Just using a WWOA template and a compound cut on the bandsaw-they are pretty quick to make. As I had a 6" cedar post leftover from my
outdoor light experiment, I started making the deer to fulfil the unexpected order - almost done
The spindle sander really helps on those curved surfaces btw .
One thing Im trying to imagine is what I could make with the leftover irregular deer parts..thats alot of nice cedar to just toss in the fireplace. Any thoughts?
Another project that popped up unexpectedly as a result of COVID, one of the boys destroyed his crappy IKEA desk and needed a replacement overnite to attend remote school. Luckily I had some leftover birch plywood to quickly come up with a replacement. It came out pretty good and reasonably matched his existing wall shelf there. Custom job including pencil trays and foot rest ! I didnt bother with veneer, just edge routing and polyurethane to get it done quick.
The foot rest doubles as a brace to hold everything together don't tell him that. Back to school !
Finally-with the weather threatening to warm here, the wife is wanting some basic garden boxes-so i put her to work on that project. Looking at garden boxes online, the prices are outrageous...so we decided to build them ourselves just using pine. Marine epoxied the end grain edges to seal them, priming and painting the surfaces-hopefully they will last a few seasons.
This one will be a few weeks before finished and in the garden... our little indoor horticulture grow box has already sprouted tomatoes, habeneros and guajillo peppers...so we need to get serious about the garden boxes.
Hope you are all staying safe and getting in the shop !
Some raised bed planters for the lady - just some 2x12 pine .
and the then neccessary tissue boxes for the allergies created
i had some leftover cherry and walnut pieces from the game boards, and with the carter guides on the band saw-was able to resaw them down and stretch them out to make boxes.
Mark V 520 (Bought New '98) | 4" jointer | 6" beltsander | 12" planer | bandsaw | router table | speed reducer | univ. tool rest
Porter Cable 12" Compound Miter Saw | Rikon 8" Low Speed Bench Grinder w/CBN wheels | Jessem Clear-Cut TS™ Stock Guides
Festool (Emerald): DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | OF 1400 EQ | TS 55 REQ | CT 26 E
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