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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267632 by rjent » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:27 pm

That is an astounding piece of art. Congratulations, very well done! :cool:

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1951 10 ER S/N ER 44570 -- Reborn 9/16/14
1950 10 ER S/N ER 33479 Reborn July 2016
1950 10 ER S/N ER 39671
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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267636 by Hobbyman2 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:27 pm

Looks like a lot of sanding , nice job!!

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267641 by algale » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:01 am

Wonderful! I'm impressed with how realistic the wind-blown flag effect is! cloth blowing in the wind! Did you do the grinding by eye or work from a photo?

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267645 by farmerwd » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:59 am

Ha - Lots of sanding! I think I spent about 7 hours or so doing it, and I only know that because I was an hour short of finishing the audiobook I had going at the time LOL

And @algale Both. I took a flag photo, and did a rough shadow/highlight map like this...
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flad light and shadow map
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I placed a transparent version of that on my plans, and printed it off. That essentially gave me a map to eyeball the lines onto the flag. If you squint, you can see what I mean:
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Pencil marks on flag
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From there it was using the grinder and roughing it to a spot that felt good / deep enough cuts to show some movement. I didn't take any video of the process, but I did take some photos so I might put together an instructable to show it all together.

All in all it was totally doable - the scariest part was the thought of screwing up on expensive wood.

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267676 by Steele510 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:58 pm

That is outstanding, such creative artwork and a superb tribute to Dad. Top notch craftsmanship and realism. Certainly beyond my skill and abilities.


That said, I can't help but be concerned that given the remarkable quality of that project that others who see it will run out and start trying to replicate it. You mentioned "carved it with an angle grinder chain-saw attachment...". Great respect for you, I am nervous at the sight of such a tool. Have you seen Stumpy Nubs (YouTube creator) incident he had with his carving tool recently? Seriously, not trying to suggest they can't be operated safely, I'm no expert, but please please do be SAFE everyone.


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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267685 by farmerwd » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:03 am

Steele510 wrote:t please please do be SAFE everyone.


Thank you and Whole heartedly agree!!!

Going into that particular piece was my most concern, and I jumped over to the flapdisks for rough sanding ASAP. As with almost all wood tools, they are INHERENTLY dangerous - and we can only try and mitigate where possible. I made a few test cuts / runs with it before I made it over to the main piece, trying to get a feel for it.

The risk was never totally mitigated, but all guards were attached, I angled the piece up on the extension table to be closer to my sight lines (maybe 60deg?), and learned through experimentation that the "top right" quadrant was the safest cutting edge to be on. *WHEN* a catch or a gouge happened, that quadrant wanted to pull the machine away from your body rather than towards it, making it easier to plan your safety zone for hands, body, and cable.

All that to say... it has the capability of being a gruesome tool no doubt.

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#267787 by moggymatt » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:52 pm

Beautifully done.

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#268419 by dick1911 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:39 am

That is a stupendous piece of woodworking art! Beautifully done.

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#268422 by Gene Howe » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:14 am

Beautiful job. I'm sure he will love and cherish it.
Hey RFGuy...I'm with you re http://scottssharpening.com/. He's the best around. Have you been to his new location? I'm in Snowflake and had to make a trip to Sky Harbor so, brought some blades. Man...was it an adventurous and confusing trip from the airport to his place. His Glendale shop was much easier to find. Plus, there just ain't no way to get back to Snowflake from there. Had to retrace my route to get back to the 60. From now on, blades get shipped.

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Re: Dad's Retirement Gift

#268423 by RFGuy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:49 am

Gene Howe wrote:Beautiful job. I'm sure he will love and cherish it.
Hey RFGuy...I'm with you re http://scottssharpening.com/. He's the best around. Have you been to his new location? I'm in Snowflake and had to make a trip to Sky Harbor so, brought some blades. Man...was it an adventurous and confusing trip from the airport to his place. His Glendale shop was much easier to find. Plus, there just ain't no way to get back to Snowflake from there. Had to retrace my route to get back to the 60. From now on, blades get shipped.

Thanks Gene. No, I haven't used Scotts sharpening yet. I was about to a while back, but then did a thorough blade cleaning and decided my Forrest blade didn't need it just yet. I got the recommendation for him on this forum, but I can't remember who suggested him (maybe you did). Thanks for the info. If I head out to his place, I will try GPS, but may ask for detailed directions from him before I go. Thanks again.

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