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Explosive Mahogany Paperweight

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Explosive Mahogany PaperweightHave you ever had a really nice piece of scrap in the pile that was just too small to really do anything with, but its nice wood so you just hang on to it forever, hoping someday you'll think of something to do with it? Well, that's what this piece of wood is. I found this block of African Mahogany in the trash bin at a local lumberyard. It looked like the top of a 6×6 post, but only 4 inches or so tall. I actually think it might have been the end of a turning blank, since I can't imagine anyone using mahogany to make a fence post, but I digress. Anyway, it was a nice block of wood and it was free, so I picked it up and sat in the pile in the garage and forgot about it for a year or two.One day the power went out, and while sitting around in boredom, waiting for the storm to pass, I looked at this block, and had an idea. I was limited to hand tools and battery power. Its pretty crude, but lets be honest here, even crude work with nice wood looks pretty good.Theres a spring inside the chamber that is compressed when the trigger shaft is inserted and the pin pushed though. Its just strong enough that when you pull the pin, it has enough force to eject the trigger handle just far enough away from the grenade to fall completely out.



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70's Kenworth

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70's KenworthI saw the real truck back in 1976. A guy from my hometown built it. Stretched the frame, added the bunkhouse. It was beautiful. This is my version. This took me just over 56 hours to build.



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Contemporary 3D Wood Wall Art - Flowing Waves

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Contemporary 3D Wood Wall Art - Flowing WavesThis sculpture is an example of a modern 3D wood wall sculpture I designed that captures the expansion and contraction of several smooth flowing waves across the structure. I spent a significant amount of time designing the flowing waves to get the effect I wanted. When gazing at this carving your eyes are quickly drawn into the pattern of the expansion and contraction of the waves at the center of the image. These elements dominate the design and become resting spots for your eyes.The monkey pod wood used for this art piece was carefully sanded and polished to a highly smoothed surface. No dyes or coloring agents were used. The wall art is approximately 9 x 12 x 1. Two mounting brackets are attached to the back of the carving.



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VASE DISPLAY HOLDER

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VASE DISPLAY HOLDER A little vase display holder I made for my daughter .Made from a piece of red oak and finished with two colors of spray paint followed with a little sanding to expose some of the first color just a bit.
Nice little project and some good time in the shop .



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