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Let’s get an update on the project you are working on or getting started on, or still planning and getting ready to begin. Anything counts as long as you’re really doing something we can look forward to seeing when it’s finished. Pictures, plans, prototypes - anything we can get a peek at would be great, too.

I’ll start with a few items I’m stalled on while waiting for some more tools (the perfect excuse!), some free time and a little warmer shop temps.

Pasta Drying Rack - this is an idea I’m copying from a thread here. Made a prototype but want to take it up a notch.

Shaker Clock - waiting on a clock works order to arrive and a business trip have kept me off finishing this one.

Maple/Walnut Cutting Board- no good excuse here - just a bit cool for working in the shop. Going to be a nice item, tho.

End Grain Maple Cutting Board - latest item added to the to-do list. Shouldn’t take too long.

Trial Dovetail Joint Boxes - needed to get the Sommerfeld Jig in here and will add this chore to the list.

There, that’s where I’m at for now. What about you?

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I just turned a pen from some mesquite I had cut from a fallen tree. I have two more blanks cut and drilled. I just need to glue the blank and turn. I have 5 mantle clocks from oak setting on my bench that are about 90% done. The picture shows a trial of a CNC Cut "Tempus Fugit" that I cut on my Shapeoko. When I get the model perfected I will cut it on all five clocks. When I get them done I will donate them to Habitat for Humanity Restore in Nacagodoches, Texas. I am waiting for a PSI Duplicator for my referbished Jet 1221 VS lathe so I can finish a chess set. I have the chess boards all glued up and need to make a base for the checker/chess boards.
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OK, since you asked. Designing a butt wiper.

Also working on designs for off-road/junkyard mobility chair, quarterwheel steamboat, various and sundry bank designs, new cane handle designs, Easter Island banks and candy dishes. Camper van interior. House sign designs and stand for them. Adult puzzle rocking chair. Revising my kids puzzle rocking chair. Shoulder holster.

Happy? And, yes, these are all actual projects.
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Can we assume these are all items made out of wood? A wooden butt wiper is....well, intriguing. Keep us posted.

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I am working on some 3d type items on the laser. Right now just teaching myself how to do it. I did a pretty heart for a necklace but the boss took it before I could take a picture. I will be making another and get a picture then.
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I'm making a sanding tool for my wood lathe like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Diameter-Hard...0398184&sr=8-1 and making floor transitions for my daughter's house.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Unfortunately I only have a few weeks off before going to sea again (this year's schedule sucks, but you do what you have to do for the kids...)

Income Taxes....... or my bride will kill me

engraving brass and aluminum (work project)

Laying out an 8 foot miniature copy of the Hollywood sign (church project)

making more tiny wooden boxes (fun project)

unfortunately this week has been shot with doctor visits for family members and care giving at home.
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I found a dinning room set on one of those sales on Facebook. Sandra and I drove 40 miles to see what it looked like. The sellers already had the table taken apart so we loaded it all in our motor home and brought it home. The set had 6 chairs and a additional leaf. Two of the chairs, one with arms and one of the other 4 had damage. One had an arm broken off and another had a leg broken off. I repaired both of them. and they are as good as new.
The seat covers were worn and frayed so we ran out and bought some vinyl material.
The pictures show our work replacing the seat covers.
I currently have all the old material taken off and today we plan to begin the recovering.
The picture of the table and chairs set was taken before we began the recovery. If you can see on the table nearest the camera, there are several white blemishes.
I believe these to be from some thing hot being set on the table at some time.
I tried to wax them out even used past car wax, but they remain.
I was wondering if any one knew how to fix those spots.
I could throw a table cloth over it and cover them up, but I like the beauty of the wood to show.

By the way.. we gave 200 for the whole set.
I am pleased with that we got.
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OK, since you asked. Designing a butt wiper.

Also working on designs for off-road/junkyard mobility chair, quarterwheel steamboat, various and sundry bank designs, new cane handle designs, Easter Island banks and candy dishes. Camper van interior. House sign designs and stand for them. Adult puzzle rocking chair. Revising my kids puzzle rocking chair. Shoulder holster.

Happy? And, yes, these are all actual projects.
You sound busy Theo.
I besides redoing the dinning set, just replaced the kitchen faucet, am planning to replace the brakes on our motor home, remove the couch and install recliners in the motor home.
Just tore down the dryer and replaced the heat sensor ( and it works).
Replacing some of the old back splash in the kitchen and adding 1/4 round tiles along the counter top.
Replace the old sway bars front and rear on the motor home.
Repack the bearings (along with the brake job).
Install under the counter lights in the kitchen
and replace the ceiling vent that fell down the other day.
Replace the Motor Home entry lock.
Replace the old back up camera.

Happy? These are just the stuff on my list, haven't seen Sandra's list yet.

(Whats with the shoulder holster?)

We seem to be more busy then before we retired.

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Redesigning the one side of my gym. Sold my Octane Zero runner pictured . Itís being replaced with a Concept 2 Rower .
So Iím going to build a new post to hold a 32Ē tv facing me, plus lower the 26Ē for the Rower .
Also building a floating shelf on the left for a larger mini fridge
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