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This is the last blog entry in this series and I am just going to finish the project by adding:2 hingesAttach the beer holderAnd finally attach brass chain…. and that’s it, hope you like
Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #3: My Second Order: Screws, braces, hinges, and gate bolts.
Again, not too flashy or exciting, but with this purchase I have all the hardware I should need to do the ten coops we need, with some left over. The only thing we may need is a latch for the top of the house part of the the coops. I’m thinking of a hinged top for easy access and cleaning. Step by step :D
Stumbled across this interesting and informative little wooden mechanical marvel today and thought it would make a nice handwork practice piece for the coming Winter. Nights are long and Winter longer here in Scandinavia. The project is sourced from https://woodgears.ca/combolock/index.html and plans are available for purchse there. A reader made a wooden ‘safe’ to go along with the lock: https://woodgears.ca/combolock/ramsay.html View on YouTube
This is where I will collect the projects i find that interest me. I may or may not get to actually making them, but since I am starting from the beginning, I hope that, over time, this will grow into an interesting, educational, and useful collection of projects for the aspiring woodworker.
My latest tools are these tiny trim planes. Again thanks Mads Felding for the inspiration.They are made from Jarrah and a really lovely figured piece of Banksia; all wood came from the scrap bin. I made two to use up all the timber.The blade is cut from an old 2nd hand Stanley plane using a Dremel. I still have to make another blade, insert the brass pin and design a wedge.I will post pics of the finished articles as soon as I have them finished.
So, not terribly exciting on the face of it, but I’ve placed my first order for wood: 16×4.2 meters of 45mm x 95mm, untreated20×4.2 meters of 38mm x 57 mm, treated Thats enough for 8 sawhorses (though I will only be building 4) and an unknown number of coops, but at least I get to play around now. At 69 cents per 4.2m, I can afford to be profligate. Yay!
I basically just painted a border ( using my trusty frog tape, this stuff is awesome) in black around the perimeter of the back board and I will be hanging a beer holder painted green as well, when that was finished I stuck my numbers on the front and when this was finished a put a coat of polyurethane on both boards. Next I’ll be mounting the beer holder, attach the hinges and attaching the 2 lengths of chain to each side to keep the scoreboard upright..
Thanks for your interest in the tongue drums - I apologize but I did not keep precise dimensions for my tongue drums. I made about six in total, mostly as experiments to discover how the various materials and sizes worked. I made some with red oak sound boards and pine sides, one with a mahogany board and oak sides, one with a hard maple and etc. I gave all but this one of away so no longer have them around to measure, but the sound boards on all of them were of a similar size. I have ...
Have a bandsaw? What about a handsaw? Either way you can make a half lap miter joint easily and create even stronger corner joints. I go through some quick steps to accomplish this task on the bandsaw and then using a handsaw. View on YouTube
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