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General Category => Oddball => Topic started by: tel on September 27, 2012, 09:30:15 PM

Title: Wooden it .
Post by: tel on September 27, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
Such spare time as I've had this past couple of weeks I've been beetling away at this (made to order) birthday present for my oldest daughter

Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: mklotz on September 27, 2012, 09:48:05 PM
A model engineer AND an accomplished woodworker too.  So, you're not just a pretty face? 

A nice piece of work.  Your daughter is lucky to have you for a da.
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Don1966 on September 27, 2012, 10:53:55 PM
Beautiful bit of work Tel, your daughter will be proud.

Don
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Post by: zeeprogrammer on September 27, 2012, 11:01:42 PM
Personally made gifts are such a treasure. That will be in the family a long time.
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: tel on September 27, 2012, 11:23:49 PM
Thanks blokes!

Some say not even a pretty face Marv!
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: AussieJimG on September 28, 2012, 02:51:33 AM
Lovely job Tel, the (rare) stuff I make is much further down towards the "packing case" end of the quality scale.

Jim
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: chuck foster on September 28, 2012, 02:56:03 AM
great job tel  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

my dad made me a nice cabinet to put my model engines in, the trouble is the cabinet looks better than the engines  :LittleDevil:

chuck
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: tel on September 28, 2012, 05:09:26 AM
Thanks all - I have to say I'm not as comfortable working wood as I am metal, but when needs must ....

Almost done with this 'un now apart from some final clean up. I think the brass sets it off well.


Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Maryak on September 28, 2012, 08:00:48 AM
Thanks blokes!

Some say not even a pretty face Marv!

Beautiful work tel  :NotWorthy: .........................But never was there a more correct statement than the above  :slap: Still we can't all be like me  ::)

Best Regards
Bob
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Jo on September 28, 2012, 08:54:49 AM
Thanks all - I have to say I'm not as comfortable working wood as I am metal, but when needs must ....


Not comfortable :o I avoid the stuff like the plague.

Definitely your daughter will be very proud of her birthday present. Have the others got their lists ready for their birthday's, maybe the next one would like something made in metal: something like a steam engine :LittleDevil:

Jo
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: tel on September 28, 2012, 09:07:06 AM
 :( Not a hope! Stuff made of metal is just everyday occurrence with my lot - I seem to get an endless stream of requests.

Last real wood project (which some of you will have seen) was this, for my other daughter's wedding back in March.

 
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Ramon Wilson on September 28, 2012, 09:17:56 AM
Hi Tel,
I think I remarked elsewhere that you are a man of few words but much wisdom - I can see I now need to add 'talent' to that.  Very nice work indeed.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

I like working in wood too but very rarely do - it's nice to see other enjoy it too

Regards - Ramon
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Jo on September 28, 2012, 10:07:39 AM
I like working in wood too

 :hellno:
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: metalmad on September 28, 2012, 11:38:54 AM
 :ROFL:
Pete
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: steamer on September 28, 2012, 10:41:39 PM
:( Not a hope! Stuff made of metal is just everyday occurrence with my lot - I seem to get an endless stream of requests.

Last real wood project (which some of you will have seen) was this, for my other daughter's wedding back in March.

I remember that!  I seem to recall you prefering to be pounced on by a drop bar....something something ....b*#*!)  brown stuff....such an such.... :ROFL:

Dave
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Pete49 on September 29, 2012, 02:58:31 AM
your hidden talent is amazing ...she will love it
Pete
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Deko on October 07, 2012, 02:01:27 PM
I used to do both wood and metal for a living, but i no longer do woodwork because the dust gets everyware and is a pain in the bum to clean off the well oiled machines. Here are a couple of pics of the last two jobs i did before retiring.  The 8ft half bottle was for a Manchester university ad campain, and the finished thing had a large bundle of fibre optics to represent bubbles pouring out ( on the stand it was tilted about 45 degrees).  The lit up jobby was for Rolls Royce to use at motor shows. One of the pictures was replaced with a tele screen and the unit contained an endless vid tape player to show some of the custom stuff they did, and the whole thing had to rotate.

Cheers Dek. :old:
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: steamer on October 07, 2012, 02:07:19 PM
Beautifully done Dek!

Dave
Title: Re: Wooden it .
Post by: Deko on October 07, 2012, 06:24:01 PM
Thanks for that Dave.  :ThumbsUp: Allways try to do my best, but i now do any woodwork jobs that i ca'nt escape at "Men in Sheds".

Cheers Dek.  :old: