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Blog series by robscastle updated 08-26-2013 11:14 AM 5 parts 5293 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Boat bench Moulding

02-21-2013 03:46 AM by robscastle | 2 comments »

I had a call from a customer who was restoring a boat.They wanted me to make some scotia moulding for a galley bench, my imediate thought was just go and buy it.Anyway the conversation continued on and the dimensions were 140mm x 32mm Tasmanian Oak.Thats certanily bit on the big side and I didnt think you could even buy plaster types that were that big. As they had the material already and I was becoming confused as to just exactly what they wanted I asked if they could drop by to discus...

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Part 2: The mouldings fitted up.

03-28-2013 02:16 AM by robscastle | 0 comments »

A couple of LJs asked about the moulding I made for a boat fit out and if the customer was happy. The answer was yes they were, and I had the opportunity to see the actual boat as well.Its a Millcraft Bay cruiser with a huon pine hull. The fit out is being done in Tassie Oak and is progressing well. Here is the sink/galley where the timber is used. The pictures are a little dark but that’s all I have.I was impressed with the carpenters ability to fit it and maintain the clos...

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Part 3: Making dowel and half dowel on the Router/Shaper

07-11-2013 01:02 AM by robscastle | 0 comments »

It was raining again in Sunny Brisbane and I was bored with PC based woodwork so I decided to test out a few posts regarding making square wood round. So I set up in the garage doorway,.... the nice white canopy you saw I had in the previous moulding blogs was destroyed in the wind, as I put it in the rubbish I saw a note “Do not use in strong wind”, a little bigger or more obvious would have been nice!..anyway… Background:Just about all the router based blogs I read h...

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Part 4: Making biggerer dowels on the shaper

07-11-2013 09:04 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

Well I was so pleased with the previous dowel making activities and it was such a nice day I decided to continue and progress to some Big stock using my 3/4” round over bit. Background:Nothing much different to report on here than before, apart from the fact I need to mention that the blogs I read all seemed to use incremental cuts to produce the final result rather than just one run. Materials: From my stock I found some Oregon a suitable size for experimenting onThat’s it...

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Part 5: Rebating Round Stock on the Shaper

08-26-2013 11:14 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

A bit of an Introduction I had a request form my wife Aurora. “Can you make me a box to put my lunch gear in the car so it doesn’t tip over?” Of course I can dear was my automated reply! So I set to work measuring everything up and making a design, I decide to use some ply sheet and cut it up initially with my power saw, what a horrible edge it left! I wanted to do something special so I decided I had enough round moulding stock I had made previously.All I nee...

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