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Offline turnnut

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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #600 on: February 02, 2015, 09:01:33 PM »
Hi Ralph,  after spending a good part of the day moving snow, and
then having supper, I sat down and watched your latest creation.
thank you sharing,  it was relaxing finish to my day.  Frank

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« Reply #601 on: February 04, 2015, 07:52:59 AM »
Ralph, your work never ceases to amaze me.  The video brought the whole thing
out, from initial casting to, OMG! planing with it.

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« Reply #602 on: February 04, 2015, 06:12:25 PM »
We (wife and I both) always enjoy watching your videos.  You motivate me, Ralph.
"FORGED IN THE USA" myself.  Be good to your tools!

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Offline Art Rafael

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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #603 on: February 22, 2015, 08:57:31 AM »
Thanks, gentlemen (and wife).  I always appreciate your observations and comments.

"You keep up'ing the ante.  Just genius.  I sure hope those you taught sincerely appreciated the opportunity to learn from you."

Yes, Oily; I do continue to challenge myself, and sometimes my vision exceeds my grasp.   
The problem with up'ing the ante is that the next step appears impossible. 
It may be insane passion, but It's what I do to keep from going crazy.
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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #604 on: March 10, 2015, 10:03:40 AM »
And now there are two:





And the second one was as much a challenge to build as the first.  I would have thought that subsequent builds would come more readily.
But not so.  This model is so difficult that each one presented its own challenges.  There just aren't any short cuts for hand made items.

Ralph
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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #605 on: March 10, 2015, 10:05:33 PM »
WOW!!
Aloha!  the OldTool guy
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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #606 on: March 11, 2015, 08:06:39 AM »
Wow is right!
My friends call me Bob. My wife calls me a lot worse.

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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #607 on: March 11, 2015, 09:37:01 AM »
Wow! Those are incredible. Here is a picture of some vintage miniatures that my brother bought in an auction. I figured they were kid's toys, but now I'm not so sure.
Brads

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« Reply #608 on: March 11, 2015, 06:21:16 PM »
Thanks,oldtools.
Thanks, Plyerman (Bob and sometimes worse).

Thanks for sharing, Brads.  Nice.  Sometimes little tools are toys, and sometimes little tools are tools.
I like to think of mine as real functional tools with precision moving parts, and I use them in construction of miniature furniture, model airplanes, etc.

Ralph
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Re: Miniature Tools
« Reply #609 on: October 15, 2021, 04:34:22 AM »
Hello, Art - I have missed you sharing your work in this thread.  The wife and I were watching your youtube video on demonstrating the wagon jack.  You are blessed with some serious talent, and your narration voice is spot-on.  Thank you again for this thread and sharing your talent.  Best regards, Derek 
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