My Beautiful Boy

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  Bored with his video games, Tommy decided we should do a project out in the shop. Here Tommy is bending some 3/8″ round stock that was donated by Phil, K9FH ….
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on our compact bender.

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   Now Tommy is heating the steel to bend over some legs.

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  A handle inert gas welded to the “U”…
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slathered in black wrinkle paint…
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is housed in grips milled from some fancy purpleheart wood, courtesy of, Grant, KC9SJQ.
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The frame was bedded to the grip panels in epoxy. Before I could snap another shot, some sanding, installation of surgical tubing rubber bands, and a leather pouch were added . Tommy slipped into the forest with his new slingshot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to My Beautiful Boy

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad you found a good use for the block I gave you. I can’t think of a better purpose.You know, that block was given to me as a 5th anniversary gift. The traditional give is wood. I "traded" it for the plank we used to make that computer case. It’s still as beautiful as any other.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Grant, We just used that leftover strip of the plank. The block is still being saved for a special lathe project, maybe a bowl.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually, I wouldn’t mind a new project. Could I ask you to play mentor again at some time? I would like to learn to use a lathe and make a gear shift knob for the car. I’ll have to go to Woodcraft to find another block.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How about turning a purpleheart knob for a telegraph key?

  5. Real Millright says:

    looks like a bunch of Millright wanna b’s to me

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