Actually, I still have so many pending designs such as spiral, rectangular and the parabolic that are on halt. However, when I experimented on this rhumboid …. that from a square rod, I can convert it to a 60×120 degrees rhomboid. Simply saying, I can create two equilateral triangles out of a square cut 45 degrees from end to end. Meaning 45 on x axis and 45 degrees on y axis of a miter. Here is the design: THE CONSTRUCTION.. And here is the latest photo of the proje...
had a little disastre with a thing I have to make when I made a try fit with some inlay and I was a very upset becurse I hadn´t any spare wood to make a new fromthe accident was al my foult becourse when I was making the try fit I forgot thatthe piece of wood wasn´t on the table but was sitting on its place just resting on itsedges on the box so this is what happen when you have too big thumps and don´t think okay on to the glueing station no big deal I thought two day max. and we can cont...
NOT THAT GUY’S ! this is a mexican scaffold one sheet of ply (or wafferboard) two 8’ 2×4’s two 4×4’s (different length’s for different height’s) one 2×10x? cut sheet into 4 trianglesnail (or screw)to two 4’ 2×4’s(i leave an ‘ear’ upto screw to housetop and bottom)insert 4×4 from inner cornercan be adjusted for heightby moving 4×4 in or outattach plank (2×10x?)with 4 screws to keep it from t...
The wood shaped to the line. If you check back a few posts there were two lines. My ‘final’ line is what you see remaining. Here’s a jig I made to cut the edges to size. Does anyone see what ‘the problem’ is in this picture? Think hard… It’s a 1hp Craftsman router with a 3/8” straight bit. I call it a ‘face off’ bit, but I could be wrong? The jig part is the device holding the router steady. It’s 1/8” alu...
When it comes to building boats, I guess after 30 years of it I am a professional, but as a hobby woodworker I’m pretty new. Boatbuilding has given me lots of skills and abilities with tools but the scale of projects and the individual manual skills required to make small cabinets and art furniture are totally different. I am a real beginner at this stuff and am having a ball trying to learn everything at once. I retired five and a half years ago, following which my wife and I rebuilt o...
Xee is the third in the series of my EZ mitred boxes. There are one or two wrinkles to this one so I’m blogging those bits here. Firstly in order to achieve continuity of pattern over the whole box it was essential to make this a veneered box. Until such time as they come up with a zero kerf sawblade or a knife that can cut through several millimetres of wood the seperation cut for the box top causes an unacceptable step in the pattern if solid wood were used. The veneer at 0.6mm is ...
Ok, I’m back… Had a bit of an issue with the bending iron. It seems it is rather delicate and putting it on high (10) is a no no. It’s a Watlow ‘Firerod’ embedded in the aluminum tower. The current flow at 10 apparently burns out the element? It requires about an hour to get to bending temperature – and had I read the sheet that it came with… It was repaired free of charge and henceforth I will be careful to mind the dial! Nothing past 5 from no...
Did not think this quickie really qualified as a project, but decided to at least do this blog about it. I have been experimenting a lot lately with various toys and games. Just simple stuff got a number of older books with simple plans and ideas. Recently I made this truck.. Still needs a little work around the edges, but I like the way it turned out in general. The hole saw concept of making the wheels however was not appealing to me (may just be my hole saw), So I was thinking about...
I have been reading blogs for a couple of years now and even though I work in I.T. and am an Internet savvy individual I have never made a blog post. I don’t know why I suppose I just didn’t feel I had much to offer that wasn’t already being covered by someone else who probably knew more than I did. Now you may be wondering what the title of this post has to do with my lack of experience in blogging so I will try not to ramble and get to the point. One of my many hobbie...
Version 1.2a At this point I decided to get more “radical” in my design approach. I removed two of the cross rails (found out through experience that I didn’t need them anyway). Then I took the corner poles out of the flanges and put a “sleeve” on the side of my table for the corner poles to slide into (see photo below). Electrical conduit clamps work great for attaching the sleeves. This design also allowed me to adjust the height of the router sled in...
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