Today I got the “furniture” pretty much completed. What remains to be made are the working parts of the saws and they will have to wait. Tomorrow I will switch gears and get into preparing for my presentations at the fine arts show. They are on Saturday and once I get through them (and maybe go sailing for a couple of days) I will get back to finish these little guys.
The first shot here is of the chaos that happens when I get into a project. There are off-cuts everywhere and every horizontal surface is covered with scrap, tools, parts, and shavings/chips/dust. The photo makes it look tidier than it actually was.
After piling the scrap into a garbage can, vacuuming the bench tops and sweeping the floor (a little) I got these pictures of twenty three hours work on twelve ten foot boards. I think they look kind of cute actually.
In the past, it has taken me around forty hours to build one of these, taking my time and figuring out upgrades and modifications as I went. Based on that and not planning any mods (well, not many) I gave myself sixty hours for these. That still seems realistic as I see myself as about a third done. Another third will be the working parts and the final third will be the “cleaning up” and finishing.
Next instalment will likely be next week.
Thanks for looking in and for the kind comments.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/