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Working with recycled timber #87: Mushroom seat Mk III continunes or Pt2

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-14-2018 07:11 AM 1476 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK, so has anybody got any of these pieces of kit still ?

Its a 3D router carver I have had it for years, (and it cost a fortune over time) and now its used it less than my Hollow Chisel Mortiser!
So it got dragged out dusted off today then set to work.
Remember I said I was going to route a few features on the Mushroom Seat Mk III?

Well I got stuck into it today.

Now as usual I made life hard for myself as this work should have been done before cutting tapering edges, however it’s what it is.

I made a jig from bits of off cuts and set everything up ready to go.

I used the Cascade template as it would fit my tapered sections OK.

Its a bit of fiddling about so rather than some long winded quacking and boring you with lots of reading here is a four photo sequence covering everything

Carve 1.

Carve 2.

Carve 3.

Carve 4.

Then on with the rest.

Now please don’t be telling me I should have used a CNC and just watched the action, I already know its “Old School” and I should put it on ebay!

Anyway I was reasonably happy with the results, but thought I could do better so after ferreting around I found my Gold and Copper leaf gear and set about gilding the carving.

This is now the result.

you ask why? ... Well a man has got to have a “flasher” seat than the wife!!

Added some glue and biscuits and glued it all up then it was the strap ons again.

Checked the joints.

Top.

Bottom.

No pocket screws used this time Mike, and doesn’t look much like a Mushroom Seat any more now, but what the heck …anyway thats enough for today.

-- Regards Rob



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 11-14-2018 07:59 AM



..... you ask why? ...
- robscastle
WHY?....

Actually (or is it Shirley), WHY is in response to you asking me why I ask why…

That is neat… bugger the CNC… like the way you built it up… must admit you had me questioning your sanity when I saw picture #1…

Now that I’ve seen it all… I still question your sanity… nevertheless,

I like!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#2 posted 11-14-2018 10:18 AM

That really sets the piece off something special Rob…. Well done indeed!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 12:35 PM

Pretty cool Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 11-16-2018 06:36 AM

Yeah… I thought you just did a great job of carving…

Now, you show us how you did a great job of Faking a Carving feat!

... a very unique way of doing, I might add… :)

COOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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robscastle

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#5 posted 11-16-2018 07:41 AM

Hello Joe,

Hand carving is way beyond my skills Joe, I will leave that to Stefang and fancy chip they can produce some great works.

The 3D Router carver was around maybe 10 years ago, no doubt the CNC technology overtook it.

A bit like 8 Track Cartridge Players, Cassette tapes and CDs !!now used for drawing circles or dado spacer these days.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 11-16-2018 09:32 PM



..... A bit like 8 Track Cartridge Players, Cassette tapes and CDs…..
- robscastle

Aha… but they may have a resurgence like the goodol’ vinyl…!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#7 posted 11-24-2018 09:45 AM

Well if that dosn’t blow your mind how about this:-
I had a reel to reel video recorder that could work in elapsed time mode
Along with lots of B&W video tapes that kept my kids amused for hours.

I found one similar on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwbMXqp0XtA

-- Regards Rob

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