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Thread: Hi, from a wood butcher..

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    North Dakota - land of Few Trees

    Hi, from a wood butcher..

    Dad used to call himself a wood butcher, but he made some pretty impressive stuff - albeit a little on the "rough" side. I still use the tools/benches/jigs that he left behind as a legacy...

    Hi, I'm from North Dakota, and my foremost hobby is metalcasting, but for it, a guy needs a good handle on wood werking to make patterns, jigs, fixtures, furniture, etc..

    That's what led me here. It was a "Google" search for "SHOP MADE DISC SANDER", which turned up Allen Bookout's marvelous piece! So neat and tidy.. man you should see mine.. It's laffable!

    Oh well - does what I need it to do. I'll be over at the lathe part - askin questions as I know absolutely nuthin bout lathes - metal or wood! A friend gave me one for giggles, and I figgered I'd fire 'er up.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Welcome to the family.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    Glad you found us, Jeff. There's always roo for one more at the table with this Family!! Jim.
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    Welcome Jeff.........You will learn a lot on this site.
    When you do you will have to change the name "Wood Butcher"

    Coffee Pot is on

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    First off Jeff, Welcome. Secondly, I think your sander is fine (Allen's is purttier ). I have some shop made jigs that are built with TLC and receive the same level of attention I might give a coffee table. Others are purely functional and do their job well enough. Some are a contradiction; I make a real nice cut-off sled and the first thing I do it cut it in half .

    Again, welcome aboard, you'll find a lot of friendly sharing folks here.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Hey Jeff, welcome to the Family!

    I'm in the camp of "it's got to work well first, then be pretty"

    If your disk sander works, hey, that is the most important thing, if it works and it looks great, like Allen's..........BONUS

    Is your avatar one of your castings?

    Neat stuff, I just built a forge a little while back

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Welcome! You're going to like it here


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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Hi there Jeff, Welcome home!!

    I noticed you have been doing your homework reading the archives. You sure can learn a lot there.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    North Dakota - land of Few Trees
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post

    ...Is your avatar one of your castings?...
    Yeah. That one I "cheated " on - It was a styrofoam Halloween prop. Buried it in greensand, poured aluminum on it and -Presto/POOF!, Instant coolness! My son confiscated it and it sets in the back window of his Cavalier...

    Wish I could lie and say I made the wooden skull pattern, but ain't like me to lie... Stuuf I make is pretty rudimentary. But - hey, I enjoy it and have admiration for any of you who make beauty outta some of the stubbornest media around. People don't stop and think - "Wood is like a current - it has a flow, and it'll fight ya if ya wanna let it..." (Quoted by me dad) - It fights me! I'm tryin to learn finesse, but it takes time...............

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    hi jeff!
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