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just being retired...

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I am making two golf ball display racks for my two grand kids. Christmas presents!!!

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Getting ready to make some 7 day clocks,wbeen working on some new dial ideas, I think I am making progress.
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Biggest project is getting back in the shop. Been out for awhile, not because of health issue, rather life issues. So, been fine-tuning my cane handle designs, designing a tenon cutter - that I will eventually use to trim the bottom of my canes to fit a rubber tip on, low priority just now, just have the time to work on it, so want it designed. And working on some new bank designs, Easter Island Heads, two. Got my monster truck designs all pretty well ironed out, but still don't know where to start on the Titon truck design, that one is going to be tricky if I want it to look nice.
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Working on a desk - cypress base, cherry top. Hope to have pictures in a week or two. So far I am enjoying working with cherry, less so with cypress - knots and tear out, but it looks nice and smells wonderful.
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Blanket chest for my sister's wedding

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Never ever considered walnut to be trash wood. Well, I found some.
My project, a rifle case, requires several different widths (1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4", and 2") of 5/8 thick walnut. Each 42" long. To be sandwiched between 1/8" strips of maple.
Pulled a couple boards from a stack that's been stickered in a closed shed for 12 years. Mind you, this is AZ where the humidity is near nothing.
Got enough of it rough cut to length, planed to thickness and ripped jointed to width. Several hours of labor.
Laid them out on the assembly bench to arrange the pattern and left them overnight. The next morning, Monday of course, every one of the walnut pieces had bowed. Some by as much as 1/4".
What to do? Start over with a different stick? Since the whole 300 bf. stack came from the same Tennessee farmer, I'd likely find the same condition in a random pick. Agonized over the dilemma the rest of the day. Tuesday, I finally decided to try soaking one piece in the bathtub for a couple hours. Took it out and clamped it to a flat, melamine coated piece of MDF. By the end of the day it had flattened out somewhat. So, remembering a wood bending project from several years ago, I decided to employ the same technique to UN bend my wood.
Previously, I'd used lengths of 4" black sewer pipe filled with water and copious amounts of fabric softener. Left overnight, 3/4X3/4 sticks of red oak bent like spaghetti. So, my contrary walnut has been soaking since about noon yesterday. Today, they'll come out and get clamped. We'll see. Fingers crossed.
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Default Making my 2nd Adirondack chair

Making my 2nd Adirondack chair - I use Norm Abrams design.
I use both Cedar and Cypress and finish with BLO and add some paste wax.
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Summer is my golf season. Played 5 days straight last week. This puts wood working on the back burner. However, while on vacation my wife promised some friends that I would make boards to hold dominos. I resawed some walnut and ran the boards through the planer. Ready to sand to finish thickness.

Also was going to take the mustang to the hospital where I volunteer. Turned key and everything went dark. Opened hood and smoke was coming from starter. Got it on jack stands, but have not taken time to remove and get tested.

Last project involves soffit. Had new roof and gutters put on last year. I am removing the soffit panels to clean the stains left from the leaks. Also cleaning the debre left by the roofers. Got 1 1/2 sides done. Hopefully will finish second side this weekend.

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