Our spell of After Dinner Woodworking tonight was mostly about where to hang the future rope ladder she wants to be her next project. Which tree was perfect – and of course you know the rope ladder is just the way to get up to a treehouse (which we don’t have so you can see project number four coming down the pike…)
ANYWAY, we did eventually work on the truck. I have mostly roughed out the cab (very rough, what a terrible saw I have, wobble wobble wobble) and we both enjoyed putting the rough cab next to the more finished trailer and decorating it with the wheels. Ah, the wheels. I have an axle problem. My axle dowels are 1/4”. You are clever readers and will instantly perceive that I live in a metric country and 1/4” drill bits are nowhere to be found. I supposed that 1/4 dowels were nowhere to be found either, but obviously that was not true. The wheels I got from the local craft store (not having a lathe!) have small holes in the centre, maybe a screw with a smooth top will work as an axle… But it doesn’t help the dowel bit that’s meant to pin the two things together. Hmmmm.
Tomorrow is Midsummer’s Eve, a big holiday here. It’s now 11:33pm and the sky is still a bit light, not light enough to read but light. Happy Midsummer all you woodworkers.
-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...