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The top-secret project..... #3: William goes to glue up.......

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Blog entry by MSlumberjocks posted 01-09-2012 06:44 AM 1496 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Four days later and a post... Part 3 of The top-secret project..... series Part 4: The Parts Department »

So, I’ll (KTMM) sum up the email from William. HE has been on a glue up rampage…

See for yourself…..



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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 06:58 AM

I have to say it looks really good.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Dave

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 07:15 AM

its a giant letter C. wow, I am impressed.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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dakremer

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 07:33 AM

I’m in the process of making his Pantograph. Coming along great so far! He is a genius! Ur secret project is looking great so far!!! is that hardwood??? gonna be a strong one….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 07:53 AM

I agree with Dakremer. Did I see four wheels? Are you making two? Great job. -Jack

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William

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 09:27 AM

The frame passed the test. I couldn’t help it. I leaned it up against the table and climbed up, putting all of my 220 pounds on the top of it. It didn’t move a bit. It is made of oak and I believe plenty stronger than te original design, which called for spruce I think.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 01:57 PM

William come get this dang motor. I done stumped my toe, twice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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stefang

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 02:03 PM

This is beginning to look a lot like a bandsaw to me or maybe a gallows for spoilers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ben

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 02:06 PM

I know exactly what this is and where the plan cam from. I’ve been considering attempting this myself. Looking pretty good so far. Yes, I did notice four wheels too. Are you making two of them?

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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William

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#9 posted 01-09-2012 02:53 PM

SuperD, I will get it as soon as I can. I don’t recon you could throw it that far?

Stefang, it’s a gallows for spoilers.

Ben, yes you seen four wheels. Yes there are two. That’s all I’m allowed to say at this time.
I will say that if you’ve been considering one, go for it. At first, looking over the plans (over and over and over) it seems kind of an overwhelming project. After studying the plans enough to become familiar with it though, it is not seeming so far to be hard at all. It is seeming to be however VERY time consuming.
The hardest part, in my opinion, so far is getting adjusted to working in metric. All the plans from that source are in metric. After working with inches and fractions all my life, centimeter and milimeters make me scratch my head a lot. I think that wouldn’t even be a problem if we had a normal metric tape measure. The ones we have are standard tapes that have to be turned upside down to read metric on them. Habit has me stretching it out for every measurement as usual, only to think about it and realize I need to flip it over.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Ben

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#10 posted 01-09-2012 03:19 PM

Yeah, I think metric might throw me off a bit too. Maybe I’ll order a dedicated metric tape when I order the plan. Are the two you are building the same with different dedicated uses? Also, are you going to blog about the process when it is finished? I’d love to see/hear about any problems you encountered along the way

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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William

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#11 posted 01-09-2012 03:34 PM

Are the two you are building the same with different dedicated uses?

Sort of. We’re working together to build two. One is dedicated to my shop in Vicksburg, Mississippi. One is dedicated to KTMM’s shop in Clinton, Mississippi.
The decision to do this project together came from several factors.
My 40×50 shop was easier to work in than KTMM’s for a project this size. I don’t know the exact size of KTMM’s shop, but it is close to the size of a shoebox. So is SuperD’s. I’m always impressed the work they do in their shops. The back room where I throw junk and stack firewood is larger than either of their shops.
Through a little horse trading (actually it wasn’t a horse, but you get the idea), I now have the saw station tha KTMM built in my shop, with the Incra fence and sled. So getting accurate cuts are easier at the moment in my shop.
We both needed this. We both had an el-cheapo version of what we’re building. This is going to be something though that will pay for itself over time versus buying a factory made one.
Last, but certainly not least, we thought it would be fun to work on a project together with Lumberjerks from Mississippi.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Ben

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#12 posted 01-09-2012 03:51 PM

Great to hear you are working together. I don’t even have an el-cheapo right now and unless I see something on craigslist for a steal, well I think this would do quite well, probably much better than anything else I can afford. My shop isn’t quite a shoebox, but not nearly the size of yours. Less than half that actually. I’m not complaining though, I’m just glad to have a place to call my shop at all

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#13 posted 01-09-2012 04:42 PM

Yeah, we’re working on this together. Once the glue ups are done, (and I get some free time), the next step will be go scrape and plane the frames into shape, to make up for any issues that occurred from mis-measurement, and warpage. At this time it looks like that’s not going to be a big problem.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Ben

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#14 posted 01-09-2012 05:52 PM

Good deal. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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Paul David Soto

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#15 posted 01-11-2012 02:02 AM

This project makes me smile! Thanks guys. I’ll be bugging you for tips as soon as I could muster up the courage to tackle it myself. God’s speed and safety be with you all…Oh, and try to keep all your fingers on this project. I’ve read of those who cut corner and the fingers that shortly followed.

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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