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Old 04-12-2007, 09:39 PM
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Hi,
My name is Monstro, and I am addicted.
It started a long time ago in my grandfather’s shop. From the beginning I knew I was hooked. Scrap lumber worked with a hand plane became a small boat. Next it was a hand cranked drill and a bit of dowel and the boat had a mast. The need to smell the wood, make the sawdust fly and create in reality what you envisioned in the minds eye. I soon needed a more intense fix then what was available in my grandfather’s shop. I started to buy my own tools. My projects became more involved and I could hear other people talk, ”He’s a Wood Butcher.” they would say. The next thing I knew I was working with metal, machining, welding and bending. It got so bad I even started working with composites. Words like Iso and Ortho resins crept into my vocabulary. My mothers old curtains became the woven roving for the bottom of my boat. I will spare you the gruesome details of the electronics fetish. I’ll just say right now I’m on my laptop in the garage, the CNC carver is whining away in the background and a CAD program running in another window with a new canard RC boat design ready to start fabricating.
My wife has left and now I sit in the garage surrounded by my faithful tools and projects spinning my tale of woe. One finish coat on a hatch cover, debur the finished carving and plot the hull sections for the new boat and I’m done for the night. Take a shower and go to bed ALONE.
Bonnie Tyler is on the radio crooning “I really need you tonight.” “Turn around” yea, turn around and check the plotter. Mommas gone.
I dropped her at the airport this morning. I pick her up on Wednesday.
Guiltless indulgence until then.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:16 PM
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nice...pretty addicted to sawdust and wood chips myself
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:58 PM
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Jeez man, go buy a couple of porn mags and a movie already!
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Hey a woodworking addiction is as much fun as sex and the best part is it lasts longer.

I’m good for no more than a week away from hearing my saw or router running.



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Old 04-12-2007, 11:38 PM
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Menzies - 4/12/2007 10:58 PM

Jeez man, go buy a couple of porn mags and a movie already!
Why do you think she puts up with me??
I’m very good with my hands and other appendages. She gets custom furniture and multiple O’s.
Wednesday night the shops closed.
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I used to love it, now I just like it.
http://www.hansonwoodturning.com

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hansoni.......nice !!...look at the arcitectural page of the website...everything on it is hand carved from one block of wood and hand painted

http://www.randallrosenthal.com/
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randall - 4/13/2007 8:32 AM

hansoni.......nice !!...look at the arcitectural page of the website...everything on it is hand carved from one block of wood and hand painted

http://www.randallrosenthal.com/
Nice work, I dont think I've ever seen anything like it. Very cool.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:46 AM
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thanks
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:58 PM
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My hats off to you guys. I wish I was that artistic.
Beautiful work. Most of my stuff is utilitarian.
Here is one piece I did in cell cast for my wife.

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rayteagarden1 - 4/13/2007 12:31 AM

Hey a woodworking addiction is as much fun as sex and the best part is it lasts longer.
If that's the case, you may be doing something wrong hoss.

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monstro.......thats really nice...how exactly did you do that?


jim.....if i spent as much time with my wife as i did in the shop..............i'd be in the ground.........................with a smile on my face
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I take an image I like into photochop, adjust the grayscale and import it into the designer program. The design program wrights it to a card that you plug into the CNC carver. Push the go button and let it rip. I did a larger version on 1/4 mirror plastic that was very impressive. This machine is limited to 15” wide by 20’ long or longer with take-off rollers. I use it mostly for engraving labels for my control systems and make RC boats.
Check out carvewright.com. They have done some neat projects.

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thanks...i use a mat knife a fish tail gouge and a straight edge...its the modern world...ill look at the site
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