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Blog entry by twokidsnosleep posted 03-13-2011 06:02 AM 994 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The list is getting shorter

#1 back is done, acrylic heart glued into place

#2 sanding and final scrape done….tired of it, not perfect but enough sanding already!!

#3 made small brass inserts out of nails like I did with the arms by hammering in the nail, cutting the head off and sharpening it with a file. These are on all purpleheart parts to give some mechanical retention along with the glue
These little guys are brass coated as I found out after chipping the coating off the head

#4 I used linseed oil followed by a beeswax polish on purpleheart, just beeswax on the maple to keep it lighter color

and lastly #5
final assembly will happen tomorrow morning after my son’s Sunday 7 am hockey practice
head, feet (arms are done), back attachments, clock motor and hands
Should be in my daughter’s room before bedtime

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"



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#1 posted 03-13-2011 10:25 PM

Waiting for glue to dry

Scoping out what project to do next…or maybe some clean up and organizing or even fix up that ratty looking bar stool in the background :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 11:45 PM

I’ll bet your children appreciate their Father. Interesting process..

-- Roy Montana

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 12:09 AM

Thanks Roy, I hope they do. This was an easy project I made hard with my wood selection…especially as I had to do three plank glue ups on the maple as the stock was not wide enough. I don’t own a jointer, planer or drum sander so dimensioning and squaring was by hand.
I find getting out in the garage relaxing; Time and stress kind of melt away or at least it is different stress.
Unfortunately shop time often comes at a sacrifice of time away from the kids if they don’t want to come when it is cold. Most of my projects so far revolve around the kids

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 03-14-2011 03:38 AM

Done and the girl is happy

I did use a non toxic finish method…not b/c I am some fruitloop Canadian environmentalist, but b/c as reading on lumberjocks I found safer finishes that would be better for kids when playing with toys and less stinky in their rooms.
So instead of Watco Danish oil and poly varnish I went to linseed oil and beeswax.
I posted this in some making beewax blogs, but here is the pic of the beeswax product

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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