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Automata Wave Action

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Automata Wave ActionI have seen these on youtube and wanted to make one for a while. It is made almost completely from scraps in the shop. It has over 450 pieces in it. And those are just the parts that I used, there was a lot of trial and oops, do something different. Not sure what I am going to do with it. Might add some more details over time.https://www.youtube.com/shorts/_9o52LpVpFQ



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Metabo HPT Bucks Trend, Lowers Prices

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Not a day seems to go by without something rising in price, so it was a bit surprising to hear that Metabo HPT was actually going to be lowering the prices of some of their 18V cordless nailers. One of …Source

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Five Footed & Lidded Pecan Vessel

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Five Footed & Lidded Pecan VesselHere is another recent piece.This vessel has five feet and is primarily pecan. There is a small ash collar on the main body. The lid is pecan and the finial is ash. The lid is friction fitted. I am really trying to focus on eliminating tool marks while turning. I am turning at a higher speed for the finish cut and using a negative rake scraper that I reshaped from a standard scraper. This is a new process for me. I am fairly happy with the results.I also wanted to show some of the hand tools I've started using while making the feet. I use a coping saw to remove the bulk of the waste and follow that with some rasps and files. My absolute favorite file (maybe favorite hand tool) is a Grobet USA Swiss Pattern File. I've had this tool for over 25 years. Its my go to shaping hand (and now foot) tool.Once the feet are roughed in I sand through the grits up to 320 in this case.
The whole vessel is then sanded to 600 grit.The finish/sealer I've been using is a homemade Maloof type finish.Once cured I then buff with Tripoli which is about 800 -1000 grit followed by White Diamond which is about 1500-1800 grit. I then use Howard's Feed-N-Wax and then follow it by a final buffing with carnauba wax.This vessel was fairly straightforward and quick. I considered threading the lid but settled on a friction fit.
I see more threaded pieces in my future.The Five Footed & Lidded Pecan Vessel is 4 1/4 at its widest and 8 1/4” at its tallest with the lid.
It is 6” tall without the lid.Thanks for looking.



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Beer Nut Dispensers

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Beer Nut DispensersA couple beer nut dispensers for son and son-in law for fathers day. They happened to mention this when I gave a couple dispensers to the mothers for their candy on mothers day so I'll keep things peaceful. (last pic made from honey locust).
They work perfect for the peanuts and great for the cashews too. No problems jamming yet. These were made from a 6×6 x 6'' blanks from local trees around here and I used scraps for the smaller parts. The darker one is walnut and the other is slippery elm.
I have no plans for these since each one is custom made differently depending on the size of the top. Little rubber feet on the bottom keeps it from moving when dispensing. 9 1/2'' tall x 5'' D.
Anyway I just wanted to share a little fathers day cheer.
Hope you enjoy.



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