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Project by dbray45 posted 12-05-2016 01:00 PM 786 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this when my wife had a hip replacement. Wasn’t long until I was making about 12 of these for family members out of ash, maple, walnut, oak, and cherry.

The one on the floor is oak, the one leaning up is maple.

They can be fragile if they are dropped but are strong to pick things up.

Thanks for looking

-- David in Damascus, MD





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Brit

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 01:06 PM

Nice job David.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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dbray45

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 01:10 PM

Thanks Andy.

It took about 3 sets to get the handles comfortable to use (like scissors) then I made a template.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 02:59 PM

Sounds like you aced the comfort factor! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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htl

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 05:43 PM

I need one of theses out in the shop!!
It never false that I drop things just as I need them and it’s getting to be really hard to find then pick them up.
No problem with metal parts, I keep a small magnet on a stick near by.
Will be making one of these with a magnet to one side, to cover all needs.
And thanks for the idea.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#5 posted 12-06-2016 06:41 AM

Good job and theme for gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 06:43 AM

Good job and theme for gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 06:07 PM

Expect the first ones to take a bit, after that it gets faster

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 12-09-2016 02:10 PM

Elegant.
Really fine work.
Lucky wife and family.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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dbray45

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 12:17 PM

Thanks Mads

-- David in Damascus, MD

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