January 2009 Show & Tell Pictures

Bill Battocchio


Bill made this Scraper for the tool challenge. The handle is Walnut and finished with wax. All parts were taken from scrap.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Another of Dave Blackburn's great boxes.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Paul Brockway


Paul did this Awl for the challenge. The handle is Yew wood which needs no finish.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


This Spitoon is turned from Fiddleback Koa and finished in oil.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen entered this Restored Chisel in the challenge. The handle is solid brass with a CocoBolo ferrule. The blade found at a garage sale.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Easy Rougher Turning Tool was also a challenge entry. It is turned from Sycamore and finished in oil. It is local wood, aged about two years.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


John entered this Mallet. He thought the wood was Eucalyptus, but someone said it was something else, which I (Aubrey) do not remember. The finish is shellac.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Dan made the handles for these two Screw Drivers. They are turned from solid Cherry and finished in Friction Polish.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


This wonderful Walking Stick was intrically carved by Bill. The handle is carved from Walnut and the body from an Ornamental Plum Branch. Handle and body were joined with a 5/8" dowel. Tools used were: Dremel Tool, Ryobi Reciprocating Chisel, and Exacto knife. The finish is Sanding Sealer, Walnut stain for antiquing and Finishing Wax.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


A removable handle for a fireplace damper valve. Make from Handberg scrap wood and finished in wax. The circle is cut with a small hole saw and filled with white model paint and sanded flush and shows which way is 'open.'
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


A centering marker shown with the tool used to make the spacings exact. The pins are brass rod polished in the drill press. The center scribe is made from an old drill bit ground to a point. The wood is also Handberg Walnut. (Also part of the Challenge)
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


A quick table saw pusher modeled after one demonstrated by Gene West. (see January, 2008, Show & Tell) Part of the Challenge for this month.
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


A cork serving tray made from a few year's worth of corks (or was it a few weeks?) and hard rock Maple border mounted on 1/4" MDF. The back of the MDF is covered with Michael's 1/16th cork with adhesive backing. Size is about 10"x14"
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen's entry in the challenge was this special long radius Router Jig for cutting arcs over 4 feet radius. It is made from plywood.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Holmquist


Bob entered this Pick Up Tool made from drill rod and scrap wood.
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Bob also entered this Mallet made from Maple and finished in Tung Oil. It is a recycled bowling pin.
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James Kostrab


This is a Sharpening Tool. It has a large glass plate mounted on a slanted board which can be propped at an accurate angle for sharpening. It is made from scrap.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Unknown Maker


This nice marking tool was not identified.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


This challenge entry is a Magnetic Jointer Blade Setter. The magnets embedded in the aluminum plate make the job of setting/replacing the blades a simple task. The plate simply rests on the out-feed table and the blade is magnetically held by the plate in the proper position.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Marshall made this Bandsaw Box in his Box Sig. The material is Santos Mahogany and it is finished in Tung Oil. The box was designed by Lois Keener Ventura. It uses felt spacers to keep the drawers centered.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Nickerson


Chuck built these Saw Benches as a project for a class he teaches. The wood is Alder and the finish is water based. The fasteners are cut nails for authenticity.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Studley


Dave entered this Clamping Aid in the challenge.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Screwdriver Handle from Maple and Walnut. The assembly of the inlay was done by cutting the maple, using a scroll saw for the inlay, and re-assembling the handle.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill entered this carving stand made from shop scraps to avoid the carving tools cutting things they are not supposed to cut!
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Stan Wolpert


Stan made these two Mallets. They are made from Walnut and Black Acacia. They are finished in oil.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.