Well the visit is over and it is time to go back to work.
It seems quieter in the shop.
No not noise, smile quiet and no aroma of the pipe tobacco
We could sit in the shop or beside the pond and jist hae a guid
Talking about things that buddies who have similar interests in
No arguments just a warm content feeling.
Smiling a lot
I wander, yes back to work…..........
And there all lined up for the start of the workshop Derby
Shirley says that if I write about that in my blog LJ’s will think I’ve been smoking my Cornflakes again. I thought it was funny though
I had all the top names, like Stumpy& Norm…..
Ok back to work, another four wife elevators, which to me look like
they would be fun to ride if I were a kid. So you can see where the idea
Then I got this really useless plank, more bark than wood. Dont you just
Anyway I thought it had potential for a bit o Stickley done roughly
You can get an idea of it here.
Mads you can see here that these flimsy wee clamps can be handy for
Here I’m matching up the face lines. Still a lot of bark here
It helps me see the natural shape for longer
This is me reassembling the plank to see if it still looks like a natural
log not a made up shape totally.
This is the two sides in the vice wi a wee bit o sculpting fae me.
Not quite bookmatch but enough to match when they are two
feet apart and facing outward
Just leaning against each other, I think it will work toes crossed
Ok how much does a unit bug me? Well I built a full size replica
of #708. An amazing experience. No Jamie isms. You know the
wee tweaks. To look at it finished just like the designer saw it for
the first time a hundred odd years ago. Now that is a moment
Ok now you can see I’ve made a flat pack and if the leg bone joins the jaw bone I should have the skeleton of 708
Mfutah doing her daily alms rounds
She will even pinch the fish food.
Ok so far so good the side M&T’s all tie in nicely
I now need to either calculate the offset or draw round the tenons?
I think the latter as my math aint good, I blame the truant officer for
that as well
Clamping up tight to mark out the mortices
It all fits which is good What is bad is that we have had some real
dry sunny days. Then last night we got some heavy rain.
You guessed it. Its tighter than a ducks ass and thats water tight
So do I cry? Well I’m not going to do a rain dance
The simple set up for the mortises. O aye, it should be
Except this genius used ½” 12mm instead of ¼” for the template.
So it is a guide bush cut followed by a pattern cutting bit
Yes the top is 1” heavy and I did not have the strength to use the
3hp 1/2” which can do 3” in the plunge.
Arthus is giving me my exam results. It is an original DeWalt dado
set it may be of interest to a collector. Blades are not even tipped
Young Ryan clearing up his turnings. He is on the lathe at the moment
making a 2 or 4 legged stool for his sister.
Well that is about all fae here, except Ronnie is in the middle of making a
coffee table with side tables in green oak
It sounds good and I like his dimensions.
If he is back on it this Saturday I will take some pics.
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe