If you are in your shop and keep the garage door up. Your neighbors begin to notice you are making things. And then wonder… can he make me a (__)? My next-door, neighbor who is originally from Uruguay, asked me to make him a 'coal rake' for his home-built grill/bbq (last picture). His grill is a work in progress. So, this is what I came up with for him. Notice I stretched my little lathe to its very limit on length. Had to use the drill press for the hole/slot.The handle is made out of hard maple and is sixteen inches in length. The tool as a whole is 36 inches in length.
I replaced my worn out push sticks and made some extra accessories for my larger push block. I also made a few for Brandon my Son in Law to make sure he can work safely as well.I must say I just love my 14 inch Grizzly bandsaw G0555LX, it checks all my boxes.
We had a pumpkin carving contest amongst our friends at Halloween.Once I decided what design to carve I decided I needed a prop. After a couple hours I had a knife made from wood. I traced one of the wife's kitchen knives. A couple people thought it was a real knife at first glance.Used Poplar stained gray for the blade and some Cherry for the scales.Best thing is that I sold it to one of our friends for a gift for her brother in law since he is the type of person that will go all out on his Halloween costume.