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  • PHolder
    Built a Carving Lapboard
    by PHolder
    I retired in January and moved to be closer to the grans. Aside from working part-time at a big box home improvement store I hope to do more carving. I made a lapboard based on this article on Woodcarving Illustrated. Used birch lauan and some 1/4s.
    I just need to put on a coat or two of poly....
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  • robg13f
    Linker’s 1x1 Little Man
    by robg13f
    Hey y’all,

    Just finished a Little Man based on Doug Linker’s 1x1 series he just started on YouTube. I actually have 4 others that sadly did not survive the knife. I know this one has a short foot and the wood split on me during the rough-out process and decided to just go with it and...
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