|Project by BusterB||posted 01-20-2015 12:43 AM||1801 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
I have had the crud since Christmas so production has been a little slow outta the ole frugal woodshop lately. But sometimes you gotta just keep chipping away at stuff to try and keep up. I had built my wife a tray/table for Christmas and my daughter decided she needed one as well. I am not a fan of repeatative builds but since she is working on her masters degree she had a good argument for why she needed one. Used box joints instead of mitered corners with splines on this one so the build was a tad bit different.. Lol.
Second, a guy I work with does some really awesome leatherwork in his spare time. He has asked me a while back if I could build him a form to use to make a leather bag. He asked it be 7” x 8” x 3”. If he told me once, he told me ten times how smooth it had to be. “Leather shows everything”... Lol. I told him not to sweat it, smooth was what woodworkers did best!!! Anyhow it works like this: wet leather is stretched over the center block and the outter ring is put in place and clamped down to hold tension. After it dries for several days it will hold this form. He seemed pleased and wanted to know if I would be interested in making some smaller forms for cell phone cases. They should be simpler I hope.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)