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Very nice!!!! Are you going to leave it natural or stain it? Where will you keep it?
Probably natural. The color doesn’t really show that well in the picture. It has a much more grayish hue to it. It was som left over scrap wood from some other projects I’ve been doing around the house. Here’s a couple pictures that might give you a better idea of the color. FE4916B4-639B-4AFB-A9FC-0C684F04FB7F.jpeg95B6BBC9-8F1A-47F2-9660-A60CDB9F643D.jpeg7C746677-E2B0-4ED1-942C-33CDA2BD5363.jpeg3B5F5241-F196-4E3D-A165-A65913E4C73D.jpeg
 

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I have some Osage orange that I’m thinking about making one with. Is your bottom piece completely flat or did you make divots for the pipe stummels to rest in?
It’s flat. That’s why I added the rail in the front. I have the tools to do divots, I was just in a hurry. I only use traditional wood working tools for my smaller projects, so that kinda makes slower in the first place. The holes were done with a brace and bit, the beveled edges with a spoke shave, and the sawing was done with a hundred year old Diston dovetail saw.
 
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It’s flat. That’s why I added the rail in the front. I have the tools to do divots, I was just in a hurry. I only use traditional wood working tools for my smaller projects, so that kinda makes slower in the first place. The holes were done with a brace and bit, the beveled edges with a spoke shave, and the sawing was done with a hundred year old Diston dovetail saw.
Nice. If I did the divots, what would be your approach?
 

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You could either use a spoon hook or something in the neighborhood of a #7 gouge. I’d draw out the shape you want on paper and then cut it out to use as a tracing template and go from there. The depth would have to be eyeballed unless you have a depth gauge.
Ok. Thank you. A gouge is what I was thinking, but outside of knife handles and the occasional hobby block pipe, I don’t do much woodworking, so I wanted to ask. When I need a depth gauge, I usually just use the ass-end of some calipers. Did you do that wall and shelf yourself also? Looks awesome. I like the blue-gray color of that wood. I wonder if I could find a block of it for knife handles.
 
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Ok. Thank you. A gouge is what I was thinking, but outside of knife handles and the occasional hobby block pipe, I don’t do much woodworking, so I wanted to ask. When I need a depth gauge, I usually just use the ass-end of some calipers. Did you do that wall and shelf yourself also? Looks awesome. I like the blue-gray color of that wood. I wonder if I could find a block of it for knife handles.
I use calipers for narrow spans and holes a lot as well. And yes, I did the wall and shelf. I’m an industrial mechanic with a background in machining and fabrication, but I’ve been dabbling in woodworking here and there over the last few years. Mainly with traditional tools. I do occasionally use power tools, but mainly for bigger projects.
 

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Ok. Thank you. A gouge is what I was thinking, but outside of knife handles and the occasional hobby block pipe, I don’t do much woodworking, so I wanted to ask. When I need a depth gauge, I usually just use the ass-end of some calipers. Did you do that wall and shelf yourself also? Looks awesome. I like the blue-gray color of that wood. I wonder if I could find a block of it for knife handles.
Here’s a few pictures of some of my projects. The tugboat was a gift I made for my nephew for his second birthday. 80C08E94-97FA-448C-A431-299A72207FE3.jpegB6B09075-74B5-4F64-BCCA-38FB294BE1C2.jpegFC0A10D8-BD51-4750-BF7D-123AAD97C9A1.jpegA0EBA6F4-1AC7-4556-8570-977130062E3A.jpeg5224FC17-BC91-4B73-8446-DE4B28250151.jpeg2E49CB0E-24B1-48E4-8D64-02B80EBEA37E.jpegEB781C76-6D07-4098-9BCC-72DA33D47396.jpeg2F35A5DC-B410-4406-97E6-35AD1DB3FF1B.jpegBED8CF29-3910-4FDD-A901-5C86A18C2487.jpeg9F7B3B50-6D7C-45B2-85DE-E1D6DD62F78E.jpeg
 

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I use calipers for narrow spans and holes a lot as well. And yes, I did the wall and shelf. I’m an industrial mechanic with a background in machining and fabrication, but I’ve been dabbling in woodworking here and there over the last few years. Mainly with traditional tools. I do occasionally use power tools, but mainly for bigger projects.
You do excellent work! And I like your old-school traditional approach. Very cool.
 
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I have some Osage orange that I’m thinking about making one with. Is your bottom piece completely flat or did you make divots for the pipe stummels to rest in?
I have a little Osage as well. I also have a piece of black palm and a few other exotic woods that I can’t remember right off hand. If I ever get some free time I might do one proper using English joinery.
 
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