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Ulma Doctor

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Hi Guys,
i'm making a gift for my mother, she likes the Country motif.
This project is a rooster cut from a piece of reclaimed pallet wood.
the wood in this project is pine or fir- i can't tell the difference on this particular piece.
i sent the whole slat through my planer, then cut a blank just under 6" square

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i found a suitable piece of clip art and printed it out to trace on the blank.

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after the trace out, i cut the pattern using a vintage scroll saw.
and here's the result!

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i have some more work to do in assembling the next phase of the gift!
stay tuned!!!!

thanks for reading! :grin:
 

mzayd3

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Nice work. I like reusing pallet wood. I am gearing up to make a toy chest out of the pallet that was attached to my mill. No sense making it out of something too nice, the kids will just destroy it anyhow- that is their specialty!


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Ulma Doctor

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thanks guys!
i'm having a lot of fun and passing skills on to my son at the same time.
i'm teaching my son how to mess things up and how to glue them back together....:bang head:
for instance,
the piece above looks to be one piece of wood.
on the contrary, it was one piece of wood until i got a little overzealous with a chisel trying to get into an inside corner between the legs.
being cro-magnon, i didn't consider removing the scroll saw's blade to do the inside fine cutting, did the work with chisel and drill and hammer. to make the story short,
i ended with 2 halves of a whole chicken :(
that's where the gluin' skills came into action!
i got the elmer's wood glue out and did the best glue up 2 minutes of labor could produce and clamped it up in a f-clamp overnight to dry.
i guess i inadvertently am learning patience as an unintended consequence as well,
hopefully that trait will be learned earlier for my son than it has come for me :black eye:.

as always that's for reading!!!
 

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hmmmm, first a planter, then a mallet, then salvaging, now a chicken...

A thought on planing/jointing salvage wood. Air blast it or wash it before machining.
The dirt and debris will dull the blades real quick. (Don't ask how I know this...)
 

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thanks guys!
i'm having a lot of fun and passing skills on to my son at the same time.
i'm teaching my son how to mess things up and how to glue them back together....:bang head:
for instance,
the piece above looks to be one piece of wood.
on the contrary, it was one piece of wood until i got a little overzealous with a chisel trying to get into an inside corner between the legs.
being cro-magnon, i didn't consider removing the scroll saw's blade to do the inside fine cutting, did the work with chisel and drill and hammer. to make the story short,
i ended with 2 halves of a whole chicken :(
that's where the gluin' skills came into action!
i got the elmer's wood glue out and did the best glue up 2 minutes of labor could produce and clamped it up in a f-clamp overnight to dry.
i guess i inadvertently am learning patience as an unintended consequence as well,
hopefully that trait will be learned earlier for my son than it has come for me :black eye:.

as always that's for reading!!!
I believe that they call that a split breast... Looking good Mike!
 

Ulma Doctor

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Mom's Weather Vane is done!
#funwithwood
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i attached the plywood cut out to the pallet wood cut out with a reclaimed piece of 5/64 drill rod center drilled through the top and bottom halves.
a dab of gorilla super-glue holds the drill rod in place.
i gave the piece a rustic look with a very lightly sprayed flat black at a far distance.

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it was lots of fun to make!
thanks for reading!

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