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Old 02-12-2016, 06:35 PM   #141
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Bark textured tissue box cover made on the CNC. Made from a piece of walnut from a neighbor's tree we took down and milled a year ago. The lumber is just now dry enough to use.

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Bark textured tissue box cover made on the CNC. Made from a piece of walnut from a neighbor's tree we took down and milled a year ago. The lumber is just now dry enough to use.
Very nice.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:41 PM   #143
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This morning I finished this quilt for DD, who is working on her Ph.D. in analytical biochemistry. I chose simple piecing and quilting so the fabric would be the focus of the quilt. It's very geeky and she will love it. Attachment 23208Attachment 23209
I love the strands of DNA!
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Thanks. New CNC machine has a very different controller so trying to do some small projects as I get more familiar with it. Would like to make some cribbage boards but have to get a small bit for drilling all the holes.

Keep the pictures coming, love the quilts!
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This morning I finished this quilt for DD, who is working on her Ph.D. in analytical biochemistry. I chose simple piecing and quilting so the fabric would be the focus of the quilt. It's very geeky and she will love it. Attachment 23208Attachment 23209
My engineering daughter would love this! So incredible.

Very talented people here.

I made jewelry in the past and need to get back to it now that I'm retired. I've just been too busy. lol.
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These projects are very impressive and inspiring! I started taking Irish Whistle lessons last month, so I guess I am making music. Except at this point I wouldn't call it music exactly. But I am enjoying it...I thought about uploading an audio file, but decided to spare y'alls ears.
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These projects are very impressive and inspiring! I started taking Irish Whistle lessons last month, so I guess I am making music. Except at this point I wouldn't call it music exactly. But I am enjoying it...I thought about uploading an audio file, but decided to spare y'alls ears.
I've been off and on teaching myself to play flute for the last few months, and I agree with your decision.
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My engineering daughter would love this! So incredible.

Very talented people here.

I made jewelry in the past and need to get back to it now that I'm retired. I've just been too busy. lol.
I make some of my own chain and have tried doing chainmaille but I get lost before I get very far. These are nice. What did you make with them? I learned how to do Viking knit recently and have been having fun with that.
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My engineering daughter would love this! So incredible.



Very talented people here.



I made jewelry in the past and need to get back to it now that I'm retired. I've just been too busy. lol.

Forgive my ignorance, but how is this done? Do you start with a coil of wire, then form each loop? Are the ends soldered somehow? It looks like very intricate work.
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I make some of my own chain and have tried doing chainmaille but I get lost before I get very far. These are nice. What did you make with them? I learned how to do Viking knit recently and have been having fun with that.
I made a chainmail shirt once back when I was in the SCA. Made it out of beer and soda pop tops. I sold it years ago, I think for about $20.
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Hmmm ... I make folding knives including forging all the damascus blades. I also make jewelry, chain mail, sculptures (clay and bronze), wood turning, and lots and lots of footprints in the woods/snow/etc. Suffice it to say that I do not have enough time for my hobbies ... I need to be FIRE'd soon
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including forging all the damascus blades.
Wow..nice....you have a blacksmith's set-up, anvil & forge? You'll have to change your name to Vulcan or Hephaestus.
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I've been off and on teaching myself to play flute for the last few months, and I agree with your decision.
Yeah, that decision was based on feedback from my dog.
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Wow..nice....you have a blacksmith's set-up, anvil & forge? You'll have to change your name to Vulcan or Hephaestus.

hehehe ... yep several forges, hydraulic presses, belt sanders ... etc. To think that I originally got into making knives because I couldn't really afford the ones I wanted (and saw at knife shows.) I could have bought all the knives I ever wanted for what I spent in tools. But then ... you can never have enough tools .. BTW, I specialize in putting meteorites in my knives. I forge iron meteorite into the blades and cut slices of iron and stone meteorite as part of the knife fittings / decoration.
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Forgive my ignorance, but how is this done? Do you start with a coil of wire, then form each loop? Are the ends soldered somehow? It looks like very intricate work.
Not ignorance at all! You start with rings (you can make them yourself but that is a ton of work) and you open and weave and close them in different patterns. I haven't soldered any of the rings at all but you can solder your clasps to ensure they don't come off. It's intricate but not too bad once you get the hang of opening and closing each ring.

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I make some of my own chain and have tried doing chainmaille but I get lost before I get very far. These are nice. What did you make with them? I learned how to do Viking knit recently and have been having fun with that.
I made these out of sterling silver, gunmetal rings and copper. I always dip my pliers in a plasticy adhesive so I don't mark the rings while I am weaving. Viking knit sounds interesting!
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Steelart those are gorgeous!
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Steelart those are gorgeous!

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I've always enjoyed watching blacksmiths work. And knives are what I would choose to make if I was inclined that way. Beautiful work! And then woodturning, too! Way beyond my skillset.
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Hmmm ... I make folding knives including forging all the damascus blades.
Beautiful work- had to google damascus steel, quite a story and history. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
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Beautiful work- had to google damascus steel, quite a story and history. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Thanks to all. Always nice to hear that the things I create that I think are "cool" ... are to others as well.
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