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by NakedWoodturner
Mon May 05, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: It was just a job
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: It was just a job

Here you go. The finishing job wasn't as fancy as I would have liked but it was well received. I ended up just painting in the letters and the eyes of the mask and lacquering it. April/May are two of the busiest months of the year for me so I ran out of time on this project. Stormtrooper - Final.jpg
by NakedWoodturner
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: You know when...
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: You know when...

Good call IC. It could be as simple as that.
by NakedWoodturner
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: You know when...
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: You know when...

Not sure. I think it bound in the kerf of the profile cut for some reason when returning to zero after finishing the job. It was a deep profile, about 1 1/2", and I probably should have made a relief cut to give it wiggle room. I could kick myself because I could have just cut the profile on the tab...
by NakedWoodturner
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New CnC mill on Kickstarter...
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

Re: New CnC mill on Kickstarter...

It's pretty and it will cut skulls so it's got that going for it. If it holds up to production runs for a small shop I could see the price point but unless I was able to monetize it, as a hobbyist, it's a little above my pay grade on a price per inch of travel basis. Nice and solid looking machine t...
by NakedWoodturner
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: You know when...
Replies: 5
Views: 909

You know when...

you're at the end of a 2 1/2 hour session on your Shapeoko and your Z axis loses steps coming out of the last profile cut. Yeah, that's annoying.
End of Job.jpg
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by NakedWoodturner
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Home made dust collector
Replies: 23
Views: 7096

Re: Home made dust collector

Nice work. I did something similar except I was lucky enough to get a 20 gal barrel from work for mine. I went through the side with the hose that connects to the vacuum and used a tube of silicone caulking to seal around it. It creates a nice mini cyclone with the smallest shop vac you can buy and ...
by NakedWoodturner
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Another Sign
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: Another Sign

Here's a shot as it came out...
Chip 2.jpg
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by NakedWoodturner
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Another Sign
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Another Sign

My Papa wanted me to make him a sign a couple of weeks ago and though we tried, we couldn't quite get the stars to align while he was visiting. Since we're going to see him over the Easter holiday I thought I might should try again. Here's the result: Chip.jpg Soft maple and small letters didn't wor...
by NakedWoodturner
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: It was just a job
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: It was just a job

Of course Meanderbolt. I'm probably going to paint the background black and the eyes and then paint the letters white. The maple doesn't have enough contrast in it to really show the grain. I might try some milk paints. I'll decide once I get everything sanded.
by NakedWoodturner
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Build Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Build Challenge

Will, your statement about exotic hardwoods made me chuckle. I had a woodworking friend who was a consulate in Mexico. While he was there, he had a huge deck put on the house he was living in. They built it out of purpleheart. A wood that was thought of locally like we think of pine. It's all about ...