- OR – Twenty-five or six to four. Or, something like that.
This fourth installment takes us through the rest of the crack contretemps. Note that I gave up on turning a 1/2” dowel, and opted for a store-bought Oak one, instead.
I decided to go horizontal on the 1/2” holes because, quite frankly, my back hurt. I didn’t feel like standing the Shopsmith back up. This had the unanticipated advantage of a new design element: I was forced to tilt the table in order to get the Forstener bit to hit the spot, because the table elevation has its limits. This ran the lowermost holes in at an increasingly oblique angle, causing the spots to become ovals, and, as it turns out (you’ll see when I get the inside finished). Well, because of the increasing ovularity of the spots, a falling/speeding up effect was achieved. I did see that coming. I had planned to make the round spots oval, even had I bored the holes vertically. Going horizontal meant that I didn’t need to move the blank around in the clamo – the tilting of the table did all the work.
Not so pretty, indeed. But, then, it’s still just a bowl blank. Innit?
There’ll be one more Blog entry on this, followed by the finished Project. Mebees, tomorrow. Hey. It is tomorrow in Australia. How’s it look, Gman?
Now that cellphones are becoming more and more waterproof, pretty soon it will be okay to push people into pools again.