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  • #25098
    Sandy
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    My Clock is coming together πŸ™‚

    It’s pine but I figured it wouldn’t hurt my feelings as bad if I had to toss it in the fire and start over.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #25100
    Greg Merritt
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    Looks really good Sandy. Well done. Keep us posted.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25102
    Sandy
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    Thanks Greg. I’ve learned a lot on this little project. Pine will teach you the importance of making that knife wall on both sides of your saw curf path… I got break out everywhere! I’ll just make the corner rounds bigger..:-).

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25104
    Jay
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    Sandy, the frame looks great… keep those pictures coming! πŸ™‚

    Are you planning on a paint or finish for it?

    #25117
    dborn
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    Looks good! I found, after doing a couple projects in pine, I really like the look and of the grain. Not only that,it doesn’t hurt the pocket book as much if a mistake is made.

    #25118
    Ken
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    Looking good Sandy. The clock is my next project also in pine, I like working with pine, hardwood costs the earth in my neck of the woods

    #25121
    Sandy
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    Here is another revolation for me. I don’t have Paul’s calibrated eye or tge ability to draw a straight line. My cheeting stick!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #25123
    Ken
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    Mmm I’ll order two please πŸ˜‰

    #25125
    dborn
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    Nice marking gauge!! I really need to take an afternoon and build a couple extra marking gauges and a panel gauge.

    cheers!

    #25134
    Sandy
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    Jay, I’m a natural finish kinda guy. I like to put a little Dutch Oil or Tonge Oil and let it go. I love to see the grain. But if I can’t get all my screw ups out of it I’ll probably paint and de-stress. My cousin does tole painting so I might have to send it to her and let her work magic on it. Either way it’s going to hang in my house somewhere. I’m going to add some weather gages to it and my wife is already excited about getting the finish product… I could never sale anything because my wife claims everything that comes out of my shop.. πŸ™‚

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25140
    Sandy
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    Man do I have some screw ups to fix. πŸ™‚

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #25142
    dborn
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    Looking really good!! I really like the look of the weather gauges too!! Once I finish my workbench, I will be building another, out of walnut, with the weather gauges.

    #25154
    Greg Merritt
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    The clock is looking good Sandy! That gauge is nice as well. I’ve trying to teach myself to gauge by eye for the last year. I’m actually pretty good out to 1″. Just do it for every measurement and it will come to you pretty quickly.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25188
    Sandy
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    OK now I have to enter some pictures in the “mistakes” page. In the morning I’ll have to remake the face of my clock. My lovley wife pointed out that the clock works and gages are 1/4″ off center. How the heck did I do that? Oh well, it was good practice anyway. πŸ™‚

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25189
    Greg Merritt
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    Hate to hear that Sandy. But I’ve remade my share of parts for projects too. It’s a learning process for sure. How many other things that you do are 100% correct 100% of the time? There is not a single thing that I do that I can claim that. I’m learning to work wood and expect to make mistakes. When they come, I take them in stride and learn what I can from them.

    Paul talks about woodworking is a process of reduction. My goal is to reduce the number of errors as best as I can.

    It’s all good.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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