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Joined: 03-19-2013
Location: SW Missouri Ozarks
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  • dave.keele
    replied to Tracing a Cutout
    A couple of simple ideas:
    --early morning sun and a drawing pad allows one to trace the shadow with fairly good results (aligning the pad and carving with sun can be a bit tricky, but doable).
    --patterns from small objects, like a comfort bird, can be made using a contour gauge....
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  • Ya know.... I almost said the leather wheels with the v-belt running down the center was how Ferd use to make them. ....but I never thought it might be one of his originals. Small world indeed. I'm still using the original sharpener I made in 1980 based on Ferd's design. Ray Kellogg had a large...
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  • Google this: Chicago Die Casting 2123, 5/8” bore

    The first wheel sharpener I ever saw was made by Ferd Nordstrum (sp?). He made and sold machines for members of the club in Omaha (MidAmerica Woodcarvers). This was back in the late 70's and early 80's. Prior to the "die-cast hub",...
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    Last edited by dave.keele; 08-28-2023, 06:54 PM.

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