|Project by llwynog||posted 06-06-2011 10:39 PM||2574 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
For me, full-fledged projects span at least a couple of months.
These are lesser projects, usually finished within the course of a weekend or two, that I undertook these last 4 years.
In no particular order :
Picture 1 : Hand screws. They are not much used where I live to my knowledge so I was very interested when I saw them in many US magazines. I am very poor clamp-wise so I thought that these could be a very cost effective way to increase my stock. I am rather happy about this first batch although the cheap wood die/tap set I bought is for 3/4” (19mm) dowels which is a size that is not readily available in France. I had to make my own dowels out of beech and that is what is refraining me from making some more right now. I need to find a more efficient way to make dowels.
Picture 2 : A quick book holder set for my son. The base is made from walnut scraps and the sides from spalted beech that I salvaged from my uncle’s firewood. The top ornament is supposed to be a small drakkar ship but you can really see there what you want. The dovetails are not too elegant but I have never been very good at them so far.
Picture 3 : A puzzle for my son, as his first Christmas present. Nothing fancy, dyed beech and fir wood. I found the pattern in a scrollsaw maker’s pattern book/
Picture 4 : My very first try at dovetails. I find them much too fat and once again not very elegant. The box is made of paulownia wood. It was pretty much the second or third thing I made out of wood since I decided to choose woodworking for a hobby.
Pictures 5 and 6 : A push cart for my son’s first birthday. Made of ash, birch and beech. Did not get much more usage than 2 weeks or so, and then was shunned and left aside as a thing that babies who do not walk for real use.
Lastly a ramp walking toy :
I made several of these for nephews or friends’ children. I found the plans on http://blog.dugnorth.com/2010/09/plans-to-make-ramp-walking-wooden-rhino.html
One future project that I would like to tackle some day would be the robot :
Until my next (real) project,
-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather