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    In my old apt. I used to keep my drafting tools tacked to the wall with brads.
    When I moved here, I wanted something more. And as I've recently bought some really nice drafting tools, I thought they needed a better home.
    It was originally going to be just a board with dowels to hold things in place, But I ended up going overboard.
    All of the feathers are hand carved, and the eye that holds my protractor is actually an inlaid, carved, and wood burned piece...
    I'll try to get a better picture if it later...
    But here it is...
    drafting board x01.jpg
    There's around $80 of high quality stuff here...
    The triangles are worth about $30, the compass/divider is a pro job at over $20.
    The rulers, that you can't really make out at the center are fantastic. They're clear with red lines in 1/8" increments in a graph form, and they also have centering marks...I don't know how I ever got along without them...
    That's my brad pusher on the right. And the calculator does math in feet, inches, and fractions down to 1/16"..

    Finally I made something for me...
    Jim

    The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
    No task is too tedious for Art.
    Rock and Scroll

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  • #2
    Oh yea...
    I also carved a pencil well in the front....
    Jim

    The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
    No task is too tedious for Art.
    Rock and Scroll

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    My Website
    Featherwood Woodcrafts

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    • #3
      It looks fantastic! Love the feathers and eye.
      T
      Theresa

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      • #4
        Very nice, glad to see there are others who use pencil and paper like I do. All of my tools are just laying on my desk, need to get organized like you.
        Thanks for sharing.
        Doug
        Taking It Real Easy
        Doug

        Doug's Wood Puzzles and Gallery

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        • #5
          Nicely done.
          "Still Montana Mike"

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

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          • #6
            Looks great Jim, love the idea of feathers to hold stuff.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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            • #7
              It sure is nice to have your "stuff" where its supposed to be... something to be said about being organized, I've been dreaming of a nice workbench myself that will offer some organization and a good sturdy place to work...
              Douglas Fraser
              Eagle River, Alaska

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              • #8
                How do you find anything with it all out in the open and organized like that? LOL
                May the wind at you back .....
                Not be from Lunch.

                Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

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                • #9
                  Beautiful! How do you work while admiring the fine work in front of your face? <wink> Nice to see that you've done something for yourself.
                  Mtnman Jim

                  taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by oily View Post
                    How do you find anything with it all out in the open and organized like that? LOL
                    Exactly.....!!!

                    Thanks for the kudos everyone, but I think I'm the happiest, <pats self on back>...

                    I've been wanting to put this thing together since I moved here over a year ago...
                    Sure is pretty, huh??
                    Jim

                    The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                    No task is too tedious for Art.
                    Rock and Scroll

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                    My Website
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                    • #11
                      Super nice job Jim ! The feathers are a nice touch.

                      What do you use to carve a feather ? Knives, gouges, or what ?

                      Bob

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bayward View Post
                        What do you use to carve a feather ? Knives, gouges, or what ?

                        Bob
                        I start with a scroll sawn shape, then I use a carving knife to get the basic depths, and finally use a V gouge for the veining.
                        Feathers are my calling card. I give them to family, friends, and customers who spend $75 or more....
                        Remember, my business name is, "Featherwood Woodcrafts".
                        This is because the first thing I decided to make to make $$ were feathers....
                        Jim

                        The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                        No task is too tedious for Art.
                        Rock and Scroll

                        My Gallery

                        My Website
                        Featherwood Woodcrafts

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                        • #13
                          Hi Jim - excuse me pal whilst I find a corner to crawl into and cower! How can anyone be so darn creative and so darn organized at the same time? My mind works on Random Access Memory and my workshop reflects the same - LOL!

                          Seriously though pal that's a mean looking piece of work you've come up with. Now don't you go spilling any sawdust on it.

                          Excellent work from the master of precision!
                          Jim in Mexico

                          Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                          - Albert Einstein

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                          • #14
                            Very nice board you're having there Jim! I really like it, the feathers make it so special! You really can be proud on it!
                            Frieke
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                            • #15
                              That looks very handy. All my drafting tools are in a potato box. Except for a few templates scattered around the house. I can't seem to return things to the potato box, but something hanging on the wall would remind you there was an empty spot.

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