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Videos #9: Hibiscus Vase #9 or, The Final Part

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 11-20-2015 05:04 AM 516 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the final video in the series. It seems to end abruptly, before the Vase is actually finished. Some of the clips I made (and there were about two hours’-worth) fell through a black hole in my computer. I will, henceforth, be putting more effort into the pre/post processing arrangement of all the bits and pieces. But, that’s okay. 1) I got the point across, andl B) You can see the final Piece, in all her glory, in my Lumberjocks Gallery. This video is about 11:00 minutes long. All in all, I’m fairly contented with the way this came out, though there’s a heck of a lot to be improved. I’ll do better next time.

Thanks for joining me on this journey. And a special thanks to my Lumberjock Buddies, who’ve helped me – not least of all, by being such spark plugs for my imagination. I tell them, often, “You’ve wrinkled my brain.” I’m not clowning around when I say that. I take very seriously the long-range impact that humans have on each other, for good or for ill. I hope this series of very rough videos has been of some inspiration. For good or for ill. That is, if my efforts serve only as a warning to others, I’ve come to terms with it. Some of the things I’ve demonstrated in my little show-and-tell might be considered “dangerous”, “inappropriate”, even, “a bridge too far.” I assure you that, when my Echo whispers those words in my head, I behave differently. None of what you see me do is willy-nilly.

That said, here you go.

https://youtu.be/YjostcYtI-o

-- Mark



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#1 posted 11-20-2015 11:30 AM

I enjoyed the video Mark, very entertaining! Hibiscus seems like an interesting wood to work with. Another one I have learned about on your blog. Although I admit I kinda skipped through it as I did not have time to watch the whole thing just now. I was amused to hear your comment on Canada’s measuring system because I just did the same thing on my blog. About your lack of an inside caliper…Really? Or just not one that would work here? Take two hard hardwood sticks, about twelve inches long by 1-1/4 inches wide. Sand, cut, or plane them to about 3/32s thick, cut a matching caliper shaped profile on each, bolt them together on the non measuring end, preferably using a wing nut 2 to 3 washers, and 1 bolt. When you are done, you will have a combination interior/exterior caliper and you can make as many sets as you want. You do not have to use wood. Most metals and many plastics will work, depending on how thin you need to make your calipers. (I/E how tight the inside diameter of your turning.

Hope you make more videos!
John

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 10:21 PM

That’s how that’s done. You wrinkled my brain, John. I guess I’ve never done that because I’ve complicated the matter by having a mental image of a vernier on it somewhere. That’s not necessary, though, is it? I can just measure the gap with a rule. Thanks.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 12:36 AM

Putting a vernier scale on said caliper would definitely be complicated. I know how I would do it, by putting s scale at the pivoting end much like a school kids compass, but I do not even like to file in new saw teeth, I can not imagine precisely etching in all those little marks and numbers!

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 08:42 AM

No no, John. I’d take a vernier off something else. Like my tapering jig. You know? It’s one of those semi-circular scales. But, as I said, not necessary. I can just measure the gap at the outer end.

-- Mark

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