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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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I was out taking some pics in the shop today and I realized something that may be able to help someone looking for an inexpensive solution for thicknessing your stock. Almost 10 years ago, I had to thickness a bunch of different types of wood for a project, having only a Sears oscillating spindle sander, this is what I came up with:







hopefully a little better pic of my oops... I didn't realize at the time that the tension spring which is supposed to be connected to the bent j-roller... wasn't connected. well, I never put this thing on it's side before...:



It's not fancy, but it really works great for small stock for say band sawn veneers, drawer stock, drawer bottoms, thinnish stuff that you might want to bookmatch... Anyway, this was the project at the time... 11 different types of wood altogether. It was supposed to be a gift for my Mom, but with 2 years researching/working on it on weekends, she died of cancer the very week I finished it... never seeing it. There's life for ya sometimes...:









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Hello Bob: That's a pretty nice solution to a problem like that, and the wood is extremely beautiful. Thats great thinking on your part. Sorry to hear about your mother. Always a big loss when it's a family member, and a mother is hardest.

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Thanks for the kind words dutchman 46. Ya, I guess the moral of the story is that sometimes we don't have as much time, as we might expect. She was a believer, so I know where she is now...
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That's one of finest pieces I've seen... and you're right, you know where she is and she's looking down and smiling right now...

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That is remakably beautiful!

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Absolutely stunning !
That really is a work of art my friend. GREAT JOB !
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Exquisite work Bob. The book match up is superb. You know your Mom wood have been so proud to receive it.




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I am sorry for your loss, we always have a joy when we know that a loved one is in His presence. That is quite a work of art, very well done.

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One can see the love. Beautiful. Can't find enough superlatives adequate to describe your work.
Hope to see a lot more.
BTW, the thicknesser is ingenious.
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Truly a masterpiece in matching. What species is used for the sides and drawers? I began slobbering all over myself admiring the patterns. It reminds me of fire caught in still pics.

I like your drawer slide solution, that requires precise moisture content and control to maintain ease of movement and symmetry.

I envy the owner of that piece of art and the skills and patience of its maker.

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