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PROJECT # 24
I made this HourGlass this past weekend, as you can see it is entirely Zebrawood. I was puzzled at how I was going to make the thing turn while having it not come out of the dowel mortize. I ended up cutting a small groove around the dowel tennon, then inserting a wire through the upright to act as a locking devise then epoxied the wires into the upright. Then I had my wife pat me on the back, because I thought that was a genius idea.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1431 days ago

Beautiful! This is the first I have seen in a long time and it looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Vicki

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#2 posted 1430 days ago

Gorgeous! I love your choice of wood and how it turned out. I love hour glasses and I don’t know why. If you have time can you take a pic of the tenon and wire part. I can’t visualize it and I can see how this could be the perfect solution for a friend who wants a rain stick holder/flipper. TIA.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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lizardhead

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#3 posted 1430 days ago

Blondwood: Here ya go this is how I did it the missing box on the right with arrows just says wire pins. now if I can figure out this posting pictures thing. I drew out a scetch on Excel then took a picture of the computer screen, so thats what you are seeing. I hope that clears it up for you

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Vicki

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#4 posted 1430 days ago

Thank you. I think I get it now. 2 more questsions. What are you using for the pins? How do you know where to insert the pins for sure to catch that groove. Brilliant solution I might add!
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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lizardhead

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#5 posted 1429 days ago

Question #1 the pins I used are from a clothes hanger. Question #2 How do I know where to insert the pins—Well my grand dad used to measure an acre of land by wiring a stick to a wagon wheel, as the horses pulled the wagon Grandpa would count the number of times the stick went around then multiply that by the circumfence of the wheel & blah blah blah. so surely I could figure out how to get that pin in the right spot with nothing more than a tape measure , calipers, guess work, trial & error. I did not need to use a sizmic monitor. More simply than that. Measure over mark it & drill it.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Vicki

931 posts in 1942 days


#6 posted 1429 days ago

Alrighty then. Thanks a bunch. ’;o)

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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