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Old 10-10-2017, 07:42 AM   #541
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Beautiful! You are an artist.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:43 AM   #542
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I mentioned awhile back on the What Did You Do Today thread that I was having stained glass windows made. Now they are in. I'm posting here because I researched some patterns for turn of last century Craftsman designs, and I designed them and picked out the glass. I did not actually make them, but I participated!
I'm a stained glass junkie who has always had stained glass in the old houses I've lived in. This one needed some too. This is my 100 year old dining room, now enhanced. They are hard to photograph on a sunny day--when they refract all sorts of lovely light--but here are some photos from a more shady day.
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Love the windows.
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This is a wine caddy I put together this morning on the CNC machine. A couple of local people asked me to put one together after seeing something similar at a wedding.
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Probably doesn't qualify here, but celebration time for me. After a summer of diddling with my Woodhaven seawall, finally bit the bullet and spent three days of muscle busting work to move several tons of rip rap from my driveway, down the hill to back up the seawall from erosion. Should have hired to have it done, but it became a point of pride.
Paid for the "pleasure" with several days of pain, but also found some amazement that this aging body could take the punishment.
Classify this as "making" the shoreline safe for winter's worst.

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Probably doesn't qualify here, but celebration time for me. After a summer of diddling with my Woodhaven seawall, finally bit the bullet and spent three days of muscle busting work to move several tons of rip rap from my driveway, down the hill to back up the seawall from erosion. Should have hired to have it done, but it became a point of pride.
Paid for the "pleasure" with several days of pain, but also found some amazement that this aging body could take the punishment.
Classify this as "making" the shoreline safe for winter's worst.

You just gave me inspiration to work on the landscaping in my back yard. Heck, if someone 10 years my senior can haul around tons of rock, I can lay some sod and build a planter.
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I mentioned awhile back on the What Did You Do Today thread that I was having stained glass windows made. Now they are in. I'm posting here because I researched some patterns for turn of last century Craftsman designs, and I designed them and picked out the glass. I did not actually make them, but I participated!
I'm a stained glass junkie who has always had stained glass in the old houses I've lived in. This one needed some too. This is my 100 year old dining room, now enhanced. They are hard to photograph on a sunny day--when they refract all sorts of lovely light--but here are some photos from a more shady day.
I love Craftsman design. Your windows are perfect!
I do miss my 1924 Craftsman home.....
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Marita- very nice windows - and authentic for Craftsman houses. Nice work.

Davemartin88- you have that cnc dialed in!
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Probably doesn't qualify here, but celebration time for me. After a summer of diddling with my Woodhaven seawall, finally bit the bullet and spent three days of muscle busting work to move several tons of rip rap from my driveway, down the hill to back up the seawall from erosion. Should have hired to have it done, but it became a point of pride.
Paid for the "pleasure" with several days of pain, but also found some amazement that this aging body could take the punishment.
Classify this as "making" the shoreline safe for winter's worst.

I think this qualifies fine!
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Did inlays in a piece of Mahogany that a friend will use for a fretboard on a banjo he is making.
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davemartin - you do beautiful work on that machine! I was at Autumn Glory up in Garrett County last weekend and your work is better than anything I saw at the craft festivals there.
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Whipped up a couple of map frames - one for a friend. And one for my road trip map. Simple, made from pine from the home improvement store.
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Finished a quilt for a friend that flooded during Harvey.
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Quilt is really nice!

Had a good morning in the shop with the CNC this morning. Sign is from a piece of a table that was repurposed to become an island that I did for a friend last week. Thought I might as well put the scrap wood to some use. Small "plates" are my attempt at making a plate you can use for snacks and the cutout is to hold your wineglass while you're standing up and eating. Green one is from Corian counter top material, design doesn't show up as well as I would like so have another one I cut drying in the shop where I filled the inlay with epoxy. Was hoping the Corian would work as they would be dishwasher safe. Countertop material was salvaged from a kitchen remodel. The little sign is for the artist co-op where I volunteer. Thanks to all the share their work!
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Here's a box someone asked for at the artist co-op where I volunteer. He bought the WV box I showed earlier and wanted a second one with a historical perspective. The top is a reproduction of a drawing another co-op volunteer did for our towns 250th anniversary celebration. The drawing won a contest and was used on flags and other memorabilia for the celebration.
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Here's a box someone asked for at the artist co-op where I volunteer. He bought the WV box I showed earlier and wanted a second one with a historical perspective. The top is a reproduction of a drawing another co-op volunteer did for our towns 250th anniversary celebration. The drawing won a contest and was used on flags and other memorabilia for the celebration.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:42 PM   #557
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I'm unsubscribing from this thread. Seeing what you all do (especially Dave, since I'm a wannabe woodworker) is like going to a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert. I am amazed and impressed, but it makes me want to go home and smash all my guitars (or table saw, in this case). Seriously, great work.
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Very nice, Dave!

i have a question - on the wine caddy. Does the CNC cut all the way through for the outer edges also?
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Very nice, Dave!

i have a question - on the wine caddy. Does the CNC cut all the way through for the outer edges also?
Yes, I set the depth of cut to match the material and it usually cuts through without leaving a mark on the underlying spoilboard. As part of the design, you can leave tabs within the cut to keep the waste from separating during the cut if you like. For the last few months or so, I've been using a trick I learned from a CNC forum which uses painters tape and superglue to hold the piece to the spoilboard while cutting and it hasn't failed me yet so haven't even bothered with the tabs. This save some cutting and sanding on the finished part.

Basically, you put tape on the spoilboard and tape on the back of the board you're cutting. Then run a bead of superglue on the spoilboard tape, spray glue accelerator on the tape on the board, then place the board on spoilboard and the two strips of tape/glue are instantly bonded. Once the cuts are completed, the tape strips off without a problem. Works great and so simple without having to use clamps.

Harley, if you're still reading this thread, you're over the top with the compliments but thanks so much. The CNC and computer really go along way to make this easier than it looks. Thanks again.
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I like that painters tape superglue trick. Iím going to give that a try on the lathe during final sanding/ finish
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