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  • Desk Pen Set from Scrap

    I made 11 of these as Christmas gifts for my co-workers as I am retiring in February. I only scrolled the block with the names, the base I made from oak I picked up dumpster diving at our local cabinet shop, the name block is made of poplar.
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    This will help them remember their friend and co-worker. Kudos!
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


    • #3
      That's super. Really good job.
      Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.


      The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
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      • #4
        very nice! I am glad im not the only guy who "dumpster dives " at sawmills and cabinet shops!


        • #5
          Hey---No disgrace to diving for free expensive wood for projects. Saturday I picked up a whole trunk full of usable wood, 1',3/4, 1/2 and 1/8th laminated on one and both sides, some oak boards and a ton of 1/4 to 1/2 MDF. Most was in strips from 4 to 8 inches wide and lengths up to 36". I just can't see letting this stuff go to the dump.


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          • markdavd
            Reply to Frustrated
            by markdavd
            When a blade slips out, the tendency is to tighten it more. Make sure you haven't over-tightened the clamp forcing the sides apart. Most OEM clamps are made from soft aluminum so once it starts they will continue spreading and it will be near-impossible to keep the blades in place.

            Yesterday, 10:03 AM
          • Sandy Oaks
            Reply to Frustrated
            by Sandy Oaks
            Blade slippage is a function of the blade clamp holder and or the set screw and thumb screw with swivel.
            Yesterday, 09:40 AM
          • NC Scroller
            Reply to Frustrated
            by NC Scroller
            Tricia what saw do you have? Does the blade slip or it just won’t tighten?
            Yesterday, 08:01 AM
          • wjbclocks1
            Reply to Frustrated
            by wjbclocks1
            Are yoou sure that your not puting the blades to far up in the top clamps,. ( l learned thst the hard way)...
            Yesterday, 07:46 AM
          • cwmagee
            Reply to Frustrated
            by cwmagee
            Have you tried to rough up the thumb screws tips? How old are the blade clamps? may be time to replaced them.
            Yesterday, 06:48 AM