Rainy day activity

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Blog entry by dustyal posted 10-30-2009 04:34 AM 1800 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had several days of rain… plans were canceled. So, messing around in the saw dust room I found a stick (actually it found me by falling on my head while I was rummaging around) so I made a quick and dirty Fibonacci gauge. I need to use better wood and remake it… this was a “concept” piece. I spent more time rummaging around in a parts bin to find little bolts and nuts (that matched) then I did making it. It is accurate enough… .625 vs .618 I think it is suppose to be.

I was looking for some wood to make a marking gauge. I found a piece of spalted maple that better served as a sanding block. I had given a few of mine away… I could use another. So, reviewing Karson’s blog on sanding blocks, I whipped one out… I’m thinking the spalted maple was donated by Karson… the other wood was from a box of project wood I got from Rockler quite awhile back.

Anyway, small shop, small projects. Nice way to pass a blah day. I didn’t want to create too much sawdust… I’m waiting on my cyclone bucket dust collector to hook up to my shop vac before I get too carried away with wood machining.

Fibonacci Gauge

Sanding block

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 05:09 AM

I had so much rain that I had to climb in the other door to get in my car yesterday morning. And I had to take the high ground to get to the shop.

Great job on the gauge.

I guess I should also say great job on the sanding block.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 07:07 AM

Have you ever read about the mathematician Fibonacci? Interesting guy.

Oh, yeah, nice job on your little stuff. I enjoy those projects too.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 07:18 AM

Rainy days we never get those in oregon :-)) Al at least you made it to the shop. good fun

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