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Here is a project I had a lot of fun designing and making. It is a new concept of "all in one" tool box, that would be smart, connected, talking, illuminating ... and moreover, it is a power block for the job site.

I let you discover  :

For the details, it is documented on homamadetools.net : Talking Toolbox



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New  New article : Safety Switch - 23/07/2020 : 17:21 by Christophe

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New  New article : Router lift - 23/07/2020 : 17:17 by Christophe

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Swing arm lamp, copper and wood - 01/05/2020 : 23:50 by Christophe

Here is an arm swing lamp I made, out of copper and turned wood.

The bottom is weighted with 2Kg of lead, melted down directly in a wood recess.

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A new mandolin build ! - 08/04/2020 : 18:27 by Christophe

I call it "Teledolin", inspired from the Fender Telecaster.

All the details are in this article :

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Pneumatic engraving machine - 06/04/2020 : 16:09 by Christophe

A new article and video showing the making of a pneumatic tool for metal engraving.



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Wood and leather pencil case - 04/02/2019 : 08:21 by Christophe

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A pencil case, made out of wood and leather :

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Bic ballpoints - Leather cap - 21/01/2019 : 08:18 by Christophe

A small batch of Bic ballpoint pencils, personal design.

Decoration : ebony / mother of pearl from Breton abalone, bone.

Leather cap (original idea, license CC BY-NC-SA)

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Heart out of yew - 08/01/2019 : 18:47 by Christophe

A heart-shaped pendant , carved out an end grain slice of yew wood.

Polished finish, sealer and carnauba wax.

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Interlaced pendant - 08/01/2019 : 08:29 by Christophe

Here are some Christmas gift I made for Xmas 2018 :

An interlaced pendant, carved out of Cocobolo, decoration made of hand engraved brass, imaginary design, improvised.

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(Black dress made by par Capucine wink)



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Anti boil over gadget - 07/09/2018 : 16:44 by Christophe

Yet another idea found on Pinterest, here is a small gadget made out of wood, to prevent pasta water from over flowing !

The first model is the same design as the one found on Pinterest, it has the shape of a moose :

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The second is a personal design, it represents the cook who inadvertently fell into the pot and who tries to escape laugh

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Voici le lien vers les fichiers SVG si vous voulez les réaliser vous même : Bonhomme    Caribou



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In order to please a friend of mine who is found of cats, I made this character (about 15cm high) out of scroll sawn wood, the cat is covered with suede leather.

The design comes from an image found on Pinterest, I thank the author that I could not identify unfortunately.

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A small spinning top made by myself  out of solid steel, inspired from the movie with  Leonardo Di Caprio  "Inception".

If it spins indefinitely, we are in a dream, if ends up stopping, then it is real life....

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A small video where you can see it spinning for 2 minutes :

About the method for building it, unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures, but roughly speaking,, it is step turned to a shape closed to the profile you want, then semi-finished with a half round file, then finished with emeri grit clothe, from grain 120 to 600.



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Mahoganny cup. - 23/03/2017 : 22:41 by Buxus

A woodturning evening : a mahogany cup.

Sealed with shellac and finished with Carnauba wax, all food safe smiley.



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Open Hands carved spoon. - 29/12/2016 : 16:40 by Buxus

A carved spoon, original idea found on Pinterest from Julia Harrison,

Serving Spoon, spalted beech, olive oil finish.

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Charles IX Viola - 28/09/2016 : 15:58 by Buxus

I am happy and very proud to present my last instrument : a viola, inspired from Andrea Amati, a one century predecessor of Antonio Stradivari.

You can discover in this article of the details of the design and making of this instrument :



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An article on ring making, wood & metal. - 26/09/2016 : 18:20 by Buxus

See this new article on making rings out of titanium, and possibly mixing titanium with wood.



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My Viola finished "in the white" - 16/05/2016 : 20:15 by Buxus

My viola "Charles IX" has quite progressed, it is finished "in the white", that is to say it is temporarily mounted and playable. Still left is the varnish  (which may last several weeks)

And thanks to my friend Jimo, you can even appreciate its voice :



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Secorated Spoon - 05/05/2016 : 19:44 by Buxus

A decorated spoon, to make a present.



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Reamer and Breton bombard - 27/03/2016 : 22:54 by Buxus

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Here are a couple of videos concerning a long lead time project of making conical bore wind instruments.

The main difficulty is actually to make the reamer, which must of course be custom made. I started this project a couple of years ago, working at it sparingly, and I ended up by obtaining a reamer that works pretty well.

The first video shows the reaming of a piece of cherry wood on the lathe:  (a leftover of my previous bed project  smile )

At last, thanks to a rainy Easter week-end, I finished a very simple model of B flat Breton bombard, keyless, that allowed me to setup the placement of the the tone holes.

The sound is interresting, it is much more vibrating than compared to an ebony made bombard for instance, because the cherry wood is much lighter. I am pleased with it, and additionaly, it jumps quite easilly to the upper octave (which is not often the case with most of the bombards).

   

As demanded several times, here is working plan from a maker called "Jean Capitaine", located in Bourbriac, departement of Cotes du Nord, in the 70s/80s. This maker made a lot of binious and bombards for lots of musicians of the Tregor area and beyond.



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