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Old 06-24-2021, 06:48 AM   #1581
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I use old shovels, bandsaw blades, skill saw blades and old hand saw blades. A lot of that old tempered steel a guy can find at junk sales etc..

I hope you an find some material and start experimenting. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'll definitely have this on the bucket list in the head...
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Old 06-24-2021, 07:09 AM   #1582
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^ great!

Here is a knife made from a railroad spike. I know a guy that has made a few and are nice! I would like to do one at some time and I even have to spikes.

Need a forge thou to do one.
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:19 AM   #1583
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I didn't make this, but I figured I'd show it as inspiration for the metal workers.

My daughter got me this hand made bottle opener. I think it's so cool! I've never had the equipment for metal working or knew anyone that did this kind of work, so I find it amazing.
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:51 AM   #1584
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sengsational, that is an awesome hand made useable item. Thanks
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This was a doozy... Sand, stain and spar urethane'd client's doors.
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^looks great!
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Barn warming gift for a friend. Made from 2 - 2x4's, a 1x3, and a piece of scrap mdf.
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Good stuff!!
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Here's a sign I made from a downed log on our property to mark our Forest Service cabin #44.
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^ Very nice - especially given that it came from a downed log
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Quite distant from a fallen log, but making progress on the deck. The boards finally arrived 4 weeks late. And the bottom layer was dragged on pavement, so had deep gouges and need to be replaced. Home Depot Pro Xtra has been a total train wreck. The store doesn't answer the phone, I have to constantly call to get status and make stuff happen, and my order doesn't show online. But I digress. I have enough boards to support the gazebo. Thankfully, that gazebo delivery is also horribly late (not ordered from HD), but due next Thursday...I should have enough boards on by then.
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Quite distant from a fallen log, but making progress on the deck. The boards finally arrived 4 weeks late. And the bottom layer was dragged on pavement, so had deep gouges and need to be replaced. Home Depot Pro Xtra has been a total train wreck. The store doesn't answer the phone, I have to constantly call to get status and make stuff happen, and my order doesn't show online. But I digress. I have enough boards to support the gazebo. Thankfully, that gazebo delivery is also horribly late (not ordered from HD), but due next Thursday...I should have enough boards on by then.
Yeah pretty much everyone is lacking in inventory and people with service skills right now. Looks great though...
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Those are some great projects and what talent you people have. WOW!

I made another ulu knife for my son's birthday on Thursday. The stand is diamond willow wood from ranch willow bar. The handle is from walnut tree I cut down a few years ago.
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sweet knife! Very unique and original looking. Probably won’t see another one like it anywhere.
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Very nice knife.
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Finished a massive 8x8 desk built in for a client. Butcher block top was so heavy! I was able to spray it with Spar Urethane that turned out really nice.

The installation & trim/finish took a whopping 5 hours. The cabinets have custom drawers inside for client's needs & the top opening fits 2-27" monitors or a future 65" TV if they change it to a media room.
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Very nice! Is the butcher block maple?
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Very nice! Is the butcher block maple?
Funny you ask. Maple butcher block is out of stock in DFW apparently. Thankfully they had plenty of the Hevea blonde. Very consistent color and excellent choice for this application. Too porous for kitchens though.

I offered white or red oak, but they were more interested in the color than quality of wood.
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The Hevea looks great with white. Good move on the 2 grommets.
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The Hevea looks great with white. Good move on the 2 grommets.
Yeah, there are 2 more to enter the cabinets too. Both cabinets will have printer, shredder and other laptops.

Here's the pull-outs pic prior to assembly.
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