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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

Another one that I made over the xmas break.

While I was putting together the grab forks at the front, I assembled them in the wrong order which pushed the outer arms out 3/4" on each side.
Not wanting to throw it out, I made a dowel washer to go between the outer arm and body on each side. 
I also managed to put little rubber o-rings in each joint to stop the joints slopping about.
Also ran out of wheels in the correct size, so only put 1 one each side instead of 2.

Timbers are
African Dante for the claws and arms. A really nice hard timber ideal for these parts.
Poplar and New Guinea Rosewood for the body.
Finished with the Butcher Block Conditioner Wax.

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Rod T


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Wow are you prolific with turning out great wood toys. I am speechless. This is great work and great photography.
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Good fix.  Or should I say design feature.

Do you sleep?


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Ha ha. Sleep? what's that?

Only kidding, I managed to get quite a bit done over the xmas break. I had 3 weeks off work. 
Mostly in the evenings as the days were too hot in the shed.

I think I had had a few beers by the time I got to do the assembly on this one. 
No beers when cutting, all power tools off if I have a beer.

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3 weeks over Christmas?  What will he do when he retires? Too hot in the shed? I added a window AC unit in my barn.

Great design add on.

Keep it up!

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I took off Thanksgiving week and had two weeks at Christmas. I got sick both times. My grandson lives with me and goes to preschool. I've been on antibiotics three times since August. I really wanted to pack my Etsy store for Christmas but it didn't happen.


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I can relate BadBob - my last three month's have not seen much production due to family illnesses.  Oh well, I enjoy living vicariously in the forum.   
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