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Bore Finishing Tool

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Bore Finishing ToolThis is a little scraping tool I made for an upcoming job where i need to hold the bore within a few thousandths. it is like a double edged skew with a negative rake edge for scraping. The steel is a piece of 1095 steel that I cut to shape with a cut off wheel and had it hardened by our local blacksmith,Chuck. I made the handle out of osage orange and it is finished with clear lacquer.Cheers, Jim



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Bust of my dad carved from a reclaimed railroad tie

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Bust of my dad carved from a reclaimed railroad tieI sculpted the bust digitally, then used homemade cnc machines and a rotary tool to carve it. Not a good idea to use creosote laden railroad ties, so I stopped using them since making this.



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Sweet Sixteen Staved Bombe Box

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Sweet Sixteen Staved Bombe BoxBox number 23 in my recent box series. This is number 9 in my Adventures into Shape.This box is built from pine, cedar and poplar. It is the 2nd build with 16 mitered and glued staves. It has dowels that secure each stave to the top and bottom rims. This box is shorter and stouter than the last one and the outer curvatures flair out a bit more as the original dimensions on these staves are thicker.I used machines to mill the wood and to cut the angles and dimensions and used chisels and gouges to carve the basic form along with hand saws, rasps and angle grinder with a 60 grit flap wheel. There was a lot of hand sanding on this piece. One new set of tools that I used were 2 inch and 3 inch turners foam backed sanding discs on inch mandrels. I used a Japanese Shinto rasp extensively also. The main form has dowel inlay/inclusions along the widest part of the body.The feet were especially fun to shape. I wasn't entirely sure about some features on them but they ended up with knees, calves and feet so I am pretty happy with them. The handle was also fun to make.The jewelry box has two removable trays. They are felt lined and they are also pinned with dowels to re-enforce the miters.Dimensions are as follows…
Outside dimensions of the Sweet Sixteen Staved Bombe Box are 16 at the widest, 11 deep and 15 tall.
The two jewelry trays are around 2 1/2 deep so the interior is about 5 1/2 inches deep.There are two compartments, one the bottom of the box and another one on the bottom of the lid. Both compartments are not so secret as they are easily seen. Both have twist caps that fit into the large diameter holes and there are also magnets to assist with aligning them in the locked position. The lid is heavy but not as heavy as you may think because the compartment is quite large. I felt like the last box had a large lid that wasn't utilized well for a compartment and this is the result.Finish is an oil based fruitwood stain and a wipe on mixture of oil based poly and mineral spirits. I used Trewax brand paste wax for the matte sheen that it can be buffed out to reveal.This one took a little longer than the last one but I took a week off due to the flu and another week I spent building shelves, building jigs, reorganizing my shop and doing other little upgrades to my shop.
and a pic for comparison of the last box which was also a 16 staved box.
New Year's Bombe Jewelry Box
I like to build a couple of variations of an idea or design.Thanks for looking.
As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.
Jon



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