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    Mitre clamp

    Picked up this clamp at a boot sale on Sunday only because I've never seen one before. It has two serrated rollers that turn and push the wood as it tightens. The words patent and roller are only two words on it, so if anyone knows when and by who it was made I would be grateful.
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    Box nativity

    A box nativity in Brown Oak, approx. 4" dia and 2" deep, made up of 8 x 1/4" layers. pattern by Steve Good happy scrolling Steve
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    live, laugh, love

    After watching a tutorial by Travis on the scrollsaw village forum here is my first attempt at intersecting word art. It's cut from 1/4" Oak veneered mdf and is 10" x 8" finished with Danish oil. Not bad for a first attempt, not perfect but the wife likes it. Comments welcome happy scrolling Steve
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    Wedding plaque

    My son got married on Saturday and I cut this for them, 1/4" oak faced ply 10" x 8", Danish oil finish and a black card backer. pattern by Mahendra happy scrolling Steve
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    Martin, the old girl did good

    Martin, remember the A1 restoration project you gave me? well I thought you'd like to know that the old girl has just finished a two day demo at Papplewick pumping stations Easter steaming event and gave an excellent performance. Here she is all ready for the second days action, can't say I was...
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    Amy's horse

    Here's my cutting of Amy's horse from a pattern designed by Birchbark over at the Scrollsaw village. It's 10" x 8" 1/8th ply, with white card behind just for the photo, finished with Danish oil. Cut on my Hobbies A1 treadle fretsaw using Olson 2/0 crown tooth blades in just under 3 hrs. As usual...
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    My Hobbies A1

    After following and talking about the thread, Another new toy, I had a nice surprise for my birthday at the end of July, No.1 son and his family bought me a Hobbies A1. A quick blast with a bit of WD40, the old grease removed and re greased. New wooden links made, cleaned the paint off and...
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    Star Wars day

    May the 4th be with you.
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    Wolf from Gills pattern

    Wolf cut from a pattern by Gill, thanks Gill, it's cut using a No.1 FDSR blade from a piece of 1/4 inch mahogany salvaged from an old wardrobe. The size is 10" by 8" and finished with Chestnut hard wax oil thinned down a little and backed with black paper.
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    The difference between Grandmothers and Grandfathers

    Have you ever wondered what the difference between Grandmothers and Grandfathers is? Well here it is: A friend, who worked away from home all week, always made a morning available when he would take his 7-year old granddaughter for a drive in the car for some bonding time - just him and his...
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    Fretwork piece of the Lords Prayer on BBC's Flog It

    Did any one see Flog It on Tuesday? My wife told me that there was a fretwork piece of the Lords Prayer must have been about 18inches by 2 foot that sold for £55. have a look on bbc iplayer, flog it from Bristol Tues. 19th. The wife said that she would have bought it at that price, I said that...
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    Politicians Poem.

    I want a floating duck house I want to clear my moat I need to mend my tennis court That’s why I need your vote. I have to build a portico My swimming pool needs mending My lovely plants need horse manure And the Aga needs much tending A chandelier is vital Mock Tudor boards are great My...
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    Experimental pens

    I've been experimenting with two more pens, the bottom one is Holly with green veneer for the knot and Honeysuckle, the top one is from a shrub that is in the Mahonia family (can't remember the name but has smooth dark green leaves) with the cracks filled with resin mixed with brass powder...
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    25 reasons I owe my mother.

    1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. 'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.' 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. 'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.' 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.. 'If you don't straighten up, I'm...
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    Ed Zachary

    Ed Zachary A woman was very distraught over the fact that she had not had a date or any sex for over 5 years. She was afraid she might have something wrong with her, So she decided to seek the medical expertise of the well known Chinese sex therapist, Dr. Chang. Upon entering the examination...
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    New DeWalt rapid fire nail gun

    New Nail Gun, made by DeWALT. It can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes construction a breeze, You can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence. Just get your wife to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, relax with a cold drink and when she has the board...
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    three more pens plus two more

    just done some more pens and experimented using up the bits that are left when cutting to the length of the tubes. The top one has 3 pieces glued together along with a piece of diagonally cut walnut, the middle one is different pieces of corian and the bottom pen is made from broom. I made the...
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    World Economics Explained

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2...
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    It's amazing what you find putting the decs away

    Just thought I'd show you what I found in the loft when putting the christmas decs back, completely forgot that I'd made these for the wife when she started lace making several years back.
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    Recycled pens

    Here is a photo of two pens made from a couple of items rescued from a skip, also in the picture is a clue as to what was salvaged.