Welp after a lot of hard work, money, blood, sweat, and haters, I am finally done with the SS Swordfish Slayer 5000. As previously stated, I am looking forward to a fun summer out on the Allegheny doin some angling. Eventhough I am confident in my row boat, I will be sure to take all safety precautions necessary in order to prevent myself from drowning. It’s been a long journey building wood, and I think an 8 foot row boat was a great topping on a fantastic woodworking experienc...
When I told her that it is going to be a “Chevalet de Marqueterie”, she told me not to swear at her! I have managed a bit more progress yesterday and today, and to me it feels that it looks a little more like the thingy that I set out to build. Quite a bit still to go though….. metalwork for the saw frame, the saw frame itself, the foot pedal system, cleaning up here and there, and then the tuning…..I am feeling somewhat daunted by the tuning part, but am sure th...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8ECXZAKHJc&list=PLkD7lLKhm4D-fdDkXcUTxhK7YGR4cDura&index=13 This week I’ve gotten the Victorian Desktop all put back together, and am just working on the water loop now. I ran into a little snag with a leak or two that I need to address, otherwise it’s basically done. I also finished milling up the rest of the cherry for the project I’ll be working on. Case Mod Portfolio: http://themodsquito.comFacebook: https://www.facebook....
I used the end of a broomstick for the two headlamps. I didn’t have a 20 mm dowel and I did not want to fire up the lathe to turn a such a short 20mm spindle and also the broomstick was just the right diameter and it was only a very short piece that was needed. The headlamps will be attached to the engine block with dowels. I also used two washers and attached them with screws to make the headlamps a bit more interesting With the mudguards I reverted back to my original plan. ...
Load bed and load box bottom Side panels Test fitting the side panels onto the load box bottom I used my 5 min kerfmaker to cut the dados Gluing the panels to the load box bottom Railings As this is a toy that must withstand a lot of playing from a little boy, I inserted dowels into all the joints. I used my dowel making jig to make the dowels. Attaching the railings to the side panels Inserting some more dowels to strengthen th...
I had mentioned yesterday that I was doing things in several different directions this week. Not only have I been cutting and creating the kits for the Haunted Carousels that have been ordered, but also working on a project for Tole Town, an online painting community. I love doing projects like this. It doesn't only keep me busy, but it keeps me thinking in lots of directions. It seems that between painting, woodworking and needlework, I always have several ideas on the go and I ...
So I was sitting one day trying to figure out what to do with a big chunk of cherry that a friend had given me.see the thing is that it wasn’t dried properly so it cracked like a toronto city road and had knots all thru it…. I didn’t have the heart to tell my friend it was useless. Plus I was stubborn and determined to find a way to make something nice out of it.I cut a couple useful chunks off to use as accent pieces in the future, but mostly it just keep getting put under...
Hey Guys! Well, she’s all done! But first things first…... As we discussed in the last installment, I decided to use clear shellac, as opposed to amber shellac, since I couldn’t see any difference in the two shades on the test board I made up earlier. I chose to finish the box with shellac as it has no odor to it once it’s cured, unlike oil-based finishes like polyurethane. I applied the first coat, and let it dry for 2 hours. The box surface after the f...
The past two days I drilled hard at trying to complete the cabinet work center, All drawers were installed yesterday, today I started working on installing the top which consist of a sheet of 3/4” ply, a sheet of 1/2 ply and a final sheet of masonite, the open right corner was left open to install a 4’ x 25” kitchen formica counter top that a next door neighbor gave me several months back only it had sit on my deck that whole duration and thus warped I didn’t find that...
I actually finished the carport two days ago, which is just as well since, we have had tropical storms ever since. Everything is painted, including the neighbours wall. The bargeboards, guttering and downpipes are all installed along withThe cosmetic bits, such as hooks for the pool cleaning equipment. Board inside to protect the car door. The hanging tennis ball, to stop the wife driving through the back wall, much to the amusement of the dogs. Will I now b...
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