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Old 05-31-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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I finally got done with my new mash paddle.. made of poplar just because thats all that was available for me. It is 3.5 x .75 x 40

I never used the Jigsaw and sander before but it wasnt that hard.

I made the stencil on my workstation at work. Then just traced it onto the board.



After that I took it to the clamping table, and drilled a couple holes to put the
jigsaw blade in and rough cut the shape out.



Heres a pic of the completed rough cut.

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Old 05-31-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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next I just busted out the sander and the dremmel and started sanding
(120grit Sandpaper)

I used the drimmel to round all the edges and sanded it all down.. then switched
to 600 grit sand paper and did it all over again.

After that I sanded it by hand inside the dogbone area. Here are some pics of the completed project.





Now I got to get SWMBO to use the woodburner to image our logo and brewery name on the handle.

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Old 05-31-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thats pretty sweet, are you going to put any sort of selant on it?

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:38 PM   #4
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I have thought about it, read a lot of posts some good some bad.. but I think what Im going to do is just leave it as it is.. after Im done using it aill wash it off.. and if it feels rough again ill just sand it a little.

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Looks awesome. Nice work.

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Old 05-31-2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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Nice work. Beauty Job!
May I suggest, wet down the paddle with a rag. This will allow the grain to raise then sand it down again.
Then it shouldn't 'rough up' for some time.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:12 AM   #7
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That's nice....good job...I like the dog bone.

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nice work! I recommend not sealing it, I've used mine for months untreated and no problems yet.

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I didnt plan on treating it because of the bad stuff i read about it.. my only concern with it is that I made it out of Poplar and not Maple like i wanted

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I used poplar as well and have had no problems. There is a chance that it could warp a bit when it dries, but I haven't had that problem yet.

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