As “Norm” used to say- “We’re gaining on it now.”
Time for the first dry fit to make sure all the mortice and tenons fit together.
Had to futz with a few of the tenons but overall everything went together nicely. You can see why I’m limited to the size of my projects. This is the only assembly space available- add clamps around a piece and things really get tight.
There were still a few more things left to do with the apron and
The last bit of machining was to create the two lower shelves. The minister wanted to keep the “maple” look for the shelves but hard maple is a little expensive so we went with soft maple.
Planed everything to ¾” and used biscuits to help with alignment during glue up. I made these shelves full width during the glue-ups
A card scraper brought everything smooth.
I sized the shelves using the same
I've mentioned that to take advantage of the potential of one of these little laser engravers there are some software programs to know. One of these is an open source program called "inkscape". To someone who has never used it, inkscape can be intimidating as there are so many menus, options, controls, etc. etc. With a little effort it all starts to make sense and a person begins to understand what is going on. This is a little step-by-step to create a name tag file that can be used with a cnc
I moved this post here, figured it was more appropriate as a blog vice a random post...
I figured this would be a great place to document my path down segmented turning. That way we can all look back years later and laugh...
Today I will start with why I am looking at getting into segmented turning in the first place. Last Christmas I was trying to figure out what to get my dad for a gift. He is at the stage where there isn't much he needs, and I had already made him a
The last blog post we left off with the completion of the "appreciation awards" for our veterans who work for our school district. This blog we'll check in and see what took place the night of the Big Night. Our girls and the club members really worked hard to make this a wonderful event for our school district employee veterans. On the invitations the veterans were encouraged to arrive in full dress uniform, and many did! It was a wonderful sight. Below are a couple images of some of the vetera
While I was building the humidor, a friend mentioned he had acquired a shotgun. He wanted a protective case but not the typical soft sided type.
We measured his gun and calculated what size the case it would take. Not too large but enough room for a couple of accessories.
Using Sketchup, we eventually came up with an appropriate design.
While he hadn't decided on the hardware, I now had enough information to begin working. The box is solid walnut with inside dimensions of 10" x 32" x 3 1
And the first part of building the boat dock started when Tony said he and some friends were going to the lake so I said good so you can take the trailer full of beds and furniture we will be putting in the cabin.... and before you guys launch the boat there is a pile of trash I want burned ...and don't leave until the fire is out. Well they thought they had the fire almost out so they went and launched the boat and as they were coming back to the cabin they could see smoke so about 100 yards or
Sherri that boat dock thingy took too many years from the first end of the story to the end end and my memory gets hijacked somewhere in the middle and who did you say you are and how did you know about it?
These are fluorescent and don't get very warm, Gerald. And to me they were pretty inexpensive. My daughter spent about $80 for the backdrop cloth, stands, umbrellas and stands, and all the related gear to stow it away in a neat and tidy carry bag. When she moved out few years ago she didn't want to take it with her so she gave it to me. It's always hers to me and if she wants it I'll package it up but she used it once and I've used it hundreds of times. The lights aren't very bright but the
David I see you like the umbrellas. I am kinda a cheapskate and go with cloth filters and cannot leave all that setup. Have now been looking at using LED lighting. At the AAW Symposium in 2016 there was a session on photo and they recommended LED lights. The same reflection problems as other lights but less heat and more color temps available.