|Project by Bob Collins||posted 10-25-2016 09:42 AM||841 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
Story is that a small town 20 odd miles from home were starting a Men in Sheds and were looking for tools of any sort, I had a few spare things live a Bandsaw, midi wood lathe, some turning chisels and more, unfortunately or as it turned out fortunately they asked if I could show them how to operate them. Americans would most probably refer to some of the guys as “hillbillies”or “rednecks”but they were fair dinkum country folk. I have been teaching or showing for two days a week now and have some ken students although all being a bit elderly they tend to lose concentration and just wander off. I did the Logo in pic 1 and they were wrapped especially the guy who matched up with the dark hand, Pic 2 is the hands before mounting and pic 3 the first my first effort.
Monday I shaped the wood chassis mountings for a Vintage PAIGE 1927 cutting the on the bandsaw from 4 inch thick slab of Oak, anyone tried cutting a 7 foot long slab on a bandsaw with 3 men holding one end, damn impossible and had to give 2 the sack. Sorry I didn’t even get a photo. Real enjoyable being able to pass something on, the two guys who turn up on their Harleys are characters, wearing their motor cycle club jackets, beards and so keen to learn wood turning, big gentle giants. The story may continue. Cheers.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.