It has been a while, but if you’ll recall, I left off the last segment with the panels for this small Poplar Box freshly cut and fitted.
Of course, my Wood Working was interrupted over the last couple weeks, but while my Dad was still in the Hospital, after visiting him, I would come home and do a few things. I was far too distracted and preoccupied to go near the machinery, but the next steps were quiet ones and I took a few minutes to do them here and there…
I actually put the box aside for now and began work on the “hardware” for the box, the hinges and knob. One night I drew the hinges
Another night I drilled the holes for the eventual Scroll Saw work
Finally, a couple days ago, I began the actual cutting of these. This is the abbreviated version, there is a good deal more said about this here: http://lumberjocks.com/littlecope/blog/11406
This morning, I made a Quick Knob. I needed first to drill a hole in the middle of a length of dowel.
Without a Lathe, I had to make a fast “Stander-upper”. I bored a hole not quite through and big enough for the dowel in a piece of scrap
Then set the desired drill size shy of the bottom of that boring
and simply drilled the hole.
Yeah, I know, it’s off center. So am I, but it will be adequate enough for my purposes… I then chuck the dowel up in the Drill Press, lightly, and file a suitable profile…
Then I just did a quick cut-off and glued a smaller dowel in place.
Surely nothing fancy, but it’ll work and this time I’ll get to paint it before it’s attached to the box rather than after… ;-)
Thank you once again Everybody for your support. I printed out all of your responses to the “Where I’ve been” Blog and am going up to spend New Years Eve with my Mom. I’ll give them to her so she can read them at her leisure. You are a dear and sweet group of individuals!! All the best to all of you in the New Year and for all the years that follow!! Michael
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.