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I glued up a bunch of segmented plywood ornament blanks and am hollowing globes today. Just started hollowing this and one of those aggravating fall bees landed on my hand. I flinched just enough to get a catch. Hate it because after cutting, gluing and shaping I've got a fair bit of time in one of these. On the bright side it looks like my glue joints were pretty good and I'll use the rest of it for a two piece top. Steve
The eggbot arrives as a box of parts, a lot of parts. I didn't take any pictures or videos before assembly but it's a little daunting to look at all of them. Fortunately, there is an excellent set of instructions in pdf form available. The instructions were well illustrated and very thoroughly written. Assembly basically went without a hitch. The toughest part was wiring but that had more to do 66 year old eyes and nerves than anything else. Plugged everything in and it worked as it should right away. Now, the learning begins and the easy part is over. I had some spheres I'd turned a few years back, this one has a bee in flight on it that I downloaded from a library I found. Simple but I think it shows a lot of potential. I bought the "ostrich" eggbot and I'm wondering if I may have been better off with the smaller one. There is a Christmas ornament globe mounted and it's almost too small to put a pattern on. I like a small globe but may have to start making them a little larger to accommodate this tool. I don't have the pen mounted but it goes in that arm that is directly over the globe. It's going to be harder than I thought to use a pencil, the machine is designed to use a sharpie and that won't work for some of the things I want to do with it. Anyway, that's where I'm at this point, I think the possibilities are very promising but I don't expect it to be a quick process. The kitchen table is a train wreck but it's mesmerizing to watch this thing draw. Steve
Still turning globes and getting TOO comfortable with it. The one globe was all done and ready to part off when I just got careless and tore it up. Too bad, had a nice shape and thickness on it. The other one I just too thin and got some hair line cracks in it, you have to look close but the cracks are there. May try to save that one. Steve
Last week I ran across this nice looking old plumb bob in a leather holder. It was at an auction and has a price tag on it of $100.00. I didn't pay the 100.00 and I love the auction! This is a "Globe 14" made in the USA by Eugene Dietzgen Company of Chicago. It has a steel tip that can be changed. It is brass and has a very nice patina. The Case is made by Keuffel & Esser Company. I like the leather case but I don't believe it is the case that originally went with this plumb bob. The case probably dates to around the 1950's or 1960's. Still a nice case and protects the plumb bob. This is considered a rare version because of the shape or so I have read.. Well It is still ready to be used, but will likely retire to the display cabinet. More Patriot Picking coming soon!
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