Improvise

Improvise

Feb 07

 

 

Sometimes you just have to improvise.

 

I needed a dowel for the Skull Nutcracker I’m making, but didn’t have any Mahogany dowels. Plenty of others, but none mahogany.

Yeah, that toothpick isn’t mahogany either and just isn’t going to cut it.

 

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I cut a chunk of Mahogany:

 

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I took the rough edges off at the Disc Sander:

 

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I chucked it in the Drill Press. Used a flat riffler file, sanding block, and sand paper to shape it:

 

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Wallah! A dowel that will match the piece perfectly. Awesome!

 

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This is a good example of the level of detail that goes into making the pieces I create.

 

Everything on this piece is hand made, even the dowel now.

 

Nice!

 

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