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Just for Fun... #88: The Lid (Part Two)...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 09-28-2014 04:30 AM 1679 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After the milling was done, it was time to rip the stock into narrow strips… But how many? And at what angle should they meet?
It was desirable to have a lighter color for the first and last slat, because they will contrast with the box sides as well as the other slats… So the number of them will have to be odd…
The ideas were taken to R & D, where elaborate plans were drawn up… Remember this?

The make-shift Compass was again used to re-draw the arc…
One of the cut-offs was again used to mark the width of the arc…

Lines were drawn to either end, and the angle measured… 40°…

Well, isn’t that special! If this piece of pie is sliced ten times, it will give us eleven pieces… And because each skinny piece will have to share the difference, the angle of each cut will be 2°…
40° ÷ 10 = 4°, and 4° ÷ 2 = 2°…
That’s easy, right? I figured my machines were probably off by that much any how!
Not really… When the Bandsaw was set-up at 2°, it looked a lot more skewed than one would think!
The Bandsaw was merely set up that way in order to cut an angled scrap to set the Scroll Saw and Joiner accurately and because, being bigger, it was easier to set…

The actual “Real World” width of each slat was simply determined by stepping off eleven sections of the arc with a set of dividers…

And then the “Saw Mill” went into production…

The Joiner worked well for fine tuning…

Rinse and repeat, until…

The final slat has yet to be cut… Like the first one, it receives a slightly different treatment, and the correct size won’t be known until the slats have been pegged in position…

Which is what is going on now, and a story for another day… :)

28 September 2014

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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patron

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 04:50 AM

well done michael

was going to sugest the ‘last one’ idea
as how to resolve any mis-alignment
in practice
sometimes that needs to be done to the last 4-5 boards
a bit on each
so the last one isn’t obviously narrower

looking real nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 04:55 AM

Lid is look nice.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 12:20 PM

Great thinking process and good progress so far!. Thanks, Mike….................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 12:36 PM

Arc de Triomphe? Well done mike and it looks good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 01:40 PM

Gonna be a sweet looking lid, Mike!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 03:41 PM

Thanks Men!
David, that was my thought, to do the correction on the last piece…
In true, Just for Fun fashion, I couldn’t resist this morning…


Not too shabby for a Ham & Egger, huh?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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patron

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 06:25 PM

not to shabby
for anyone

throw in some hash browns
and lets eat

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lenny

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 08:58 PM

As always Mike, very informative to see your step-by-step process. Looking good.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#9 posted 09-29-2014 01:04 AM

I couldn’t begin to follow your math and computations but it looks like it worked out perfectly!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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littlecope

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#10 posted 09-29-2014 01:23 AM

It’s Fun to trot out the old-fashioned marking devices Andy, and my Old Geometry Teacher would be unhappy if I had forgotten everything I learned…
It really helps having the latest version of Sketch-up… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-29-2014 01:43 AM

For those of us who are geometry challenged, I just ask Rance to do one of those Sketch thingys for me. What good are friends if you can’t call on em?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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patron

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#12 posted 09-29-2014 02:12 AM

is that your cook’s version of a drafting table

looks like a chopping block with legs
another innovative idea
from the cooping corner

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlecope

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#13 posted 09-29-2014 03:14 AM

Those are Wheels
360° Rotation of the Table allows for any angle
And that shop stool is seeing fourth generational use
that has to count for something…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 09-29-2014 09:54 PM

Looks very nice !

What did you say it was again?

-- Regards Robert

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