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Chux

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  1. Chux

    Woodstove bellows

    No need to apologize whatsoever. Been a bit busy myself so I've neglected checking on the post, but that being said those bellows are NICE!! Bee smokers you say...hmmmm, now tou gotta show those!
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    Woodstove bellows

    Looking forward to seeing your work on them!! Yeah I can relate with you on that point. Unfortunately bank account seems to win hands down!
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    Woodstove bellows

    The most satisfying part is seeing those coal just GLOW and not getting lightheaded hahaha!! It was a fun project, not gonna lie, but would have been less aggravation with the proper tools to get it done. I've seen some blacksmith bellows when I was getting inspiration for these and some of those a just massive! Post pics of the ones that you're working on, if you don't mind. I'd love to see it!!
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    Woodstove bellows

    Thank you! I didn't even know Tandy had a kit like that, might have to work on my goog-fu and see if I can find out more... Tooled leather...hmmm I would have never even thought about going that route. Perhaps I'll have to give it another try and go that way
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    Woodstove bellows

    Thank you! I wasn't able to get the carving as complete and refined as I had in mind, since I got a quarter sized blister on my palm and decided I was good enough and that's where I came up with "rustic" part of my design.
  6. Happy new year to everyone here and thank you for the interaction and lessons learned since i joined! I've been wanting to make this for a while now but never seemed to get around to buying the supplies that I needed. That being said, I decided to just wing it and attempt a prototype. I scrounged some pallet slats and glued them together, then I RE-glued them since I don't have any actual woodworking tools such as clamps, let alone a planner, joiner or bandsaw and so had to make do with what handtools I had available. Having those would have made this process much, much simpler lol. Anyway the body is the aforementioned pallet pieces, the nozzle is from a former ceiling light that I straightened. The plan was to keep it simple and basic, but nooooooo I couldn't do that!! I attempted carve it and make it pretty, not so much haha but not gonna lie I'm pretty happy with it since it works and I won't have that light-headed feeling anymore. Besides, that, I've invented a new "style"...I'm calling it "RUSTIC GOTH"!! thanks for looking!
  7. Looks damn good to me!! I don't know anything about beading but this makes me want to learn how to do it!! Beautiful work!
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    Appointment books

    Thank you. Its something that I'm leaning more towards, but affording it...well that's gonna take some doing so it'll probably be a while. If only I could see "small imperfections" lol
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    Appointment books

    Thanks. Making these certainly opened my eyes to how an engraver would be useful! Can I ask WHY you have THREE?? The thought of getting one gives me anxiety lol.
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    Appointment books

    Thank you. I can't take any credit for the design though it's their artwork I just tried to copy it so it looked good. You see variations I see mistakes,lol, but I'll try and see it from your point for now on. Variations are a way better way of looking it things. Thank you for pointing that out, I feel kind of stupid for not seeing it that way myself...
  11. I made a few appointment books for a new tattoo studio( full disclosure, two of the three co-owners are my daughters) made tattoo machines that slip on the pencils, just because that was the "vision" I had in my head when I thought of it. I'm not a huge fan of doing multiples, simply because I feel lucky if I can get one thing to look good, let alone more than one to be identical. New shop will of course have new keys so made each of them a keychain as well. To be honest the whole thing made me think about lazer engraving. I kind of don't feel like it's "cheating" anymore just a different tool. If it ever comes down to being able to get one, I might just remake them so that I feel that they are good and not just good enough. Thanks for looking
  12. I'm a little lost with these disks, tbh, I honestly thought it was the rings (like the ones you see on the inside of a day planner) that were showing. Kinda of curious how that all comes into play and works. Sorry if this is a dumber question than I already think it is
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    Checker-chess board

    Thank you. I drew out the grid pattern on the plywood, and started laying out the pattern. Yep, each square is a separate piece. I left room for the boarder but instead of trimming at the end of the board I "attempted" to wrap it around the side to the bottom to cover the ugly wood edge. I say attempted because it was all done freehand and the corners aren't exactly even and perfect so it still looks a little wonky.
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    My shootout wallet

    Pretty much, lol, but it will probably just end up sitting on a shelf or something
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    My shootout wallet

    Thanks. Nope, lol, just finished it this morning
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    My shootout wallet

    Thank you. Simplejack1985 originally posted about it, read his post, it would make more sense then I could. Thanks again Thank you
  17. I found out about this from the post here and decided to take a shot at it. Tooling is one of my many not great at aspects, obviously, lol. Overall I'm pretty happy with how it came out. Wallets are not something I tend to make a whole lot of, because I don't like how they come out, so why would anyone else? ( just the way my mind works) BUT that being said I'm never going to get better at making them if I don't make them. Anyway it's too late to get it entered and tbh I don't know if I'd have the fortitude to enter it even if I had the chance??
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    Checker-chess board

    Thanks. Idk how well I'll do but I'm gonna try!
  19. I've been wanting to make a chess board for quite awhile, and its nowhere near perfect, but the next one will be better. I found a crappy piece of plywood laying around in the basement and started with that. Should have actually sanded it but I didn't. I didn't think it would be as bumpy as it is since I thought the leather would level it out. Nope. My squares didn't come out as "square" as they should have but it's for me and I can live with it as is. Had to do some trimming after the squares were laid and well now everything isn't square. Anyway just wanted to share, thanks for looking
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    Monarch hair clip

    Thank you. She doesn't like it lol, but I'm holding her tight!
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    Monarch hair clip

    Thank you! Having her asking me if she was going to die is the worst thing I've ever been through!! I hope nobody else ever has to go through that Thank you again Thank you sir! I did attempt to add some "body" to the body in the next couple that I'm working on. Damn it's tough being a rock lol
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    Monarch hair clip

    Thank you. She is, but unfortunately the other person is not, had to go to a celebration of life and boy oh boy did I find emotions I didn't know I had!
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