|Project by Cliff||posted 10-09-2014 06:02 AM||1410 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My Brother sometimes needs to make Gaskets, Washers, Small Templates out of Leather, Plastic and Cardboard. This requires a hard surface to thump them out with a punch or shaped implement on a solid surface.
My Solution to this is what I have called a “THUMP STUMP” . It is 7 Inches High. 6 Inches in Diameter and Weighs 7 Pounds. It is made from mostly very old hardwood. The Finish is 6 coats of Danish Oil.
I have recently become obsessed with rattling through my ‘Bits & Pieces’ Boxes of Wood late at night and getting all sorts of ideas for Gluing and creating. That is how this project began. It just seems impossible to now regard any bit of wood as scrap to be chucked out.
As you can see in the pictures, all the grain runs long ways apart from the cap, and the turning is basic spindle turning between centres. I find the Robert Sorby Steb Centres to be really great. As a very Novice Wood Worker I found this Project to be a lot of fun and the gluing and joining and measuring to be a good practical exercise. I don’t have a planer/thicknesser so all the straight edges were cut on the Table Saw and Band Saw.
Kind regards to all Lumber Jocks. Happy Woodworking.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.