|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 02-09-2015 04:30 PM||1929 views||21 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been plugging away on some pretty serious projects, including my “guitchair” restoration (http://lumberjocks.com/CueballRosendaul/blog/45913) and some bookshelves, jigs and fixtures. All that serious work gives me a headache. It also makes a lot of nice pieces of scrap. I saw something like these on Pinterest a while back and had a four foot piece of string hanging on the pegboard. I was done working out there yesterday but I still had half a beer left, so it wasn’t quite time to push the broom but not enough time to start something I couldn’t finish in 30 minutes.
The head and body are the same size blocks, 1.5”x1.5” and the feet and arms are 1.5”x .75”. I made the cuts on the band saw, including the kerf for the mouth. The holes for the string that hold the head to the body are centered, but the bottom butthole is counterbored so the knot sits inside, otherwise they don’t sit flat. The holes for the arms are centered on the sides of the body but forward just enough to not intersect the center string. The leg holes are as close to the front bottom (horizontal) of the block as you can safely get so they have a butt to sit on. The body and arm strings are pretty taut, but the legs have about an inch of slack I used Douglas fir and oriented the grain on the faces horizontal and the torso and limbs vertical. The eyes and mouth got color from a fine point sharpie.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.