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Nothing unusual about us for nothing is completed when promised.. So we both worked in our shops for our 57th year together...I guess it keeps us out of the beer joints!!! Well at least I run out of used pine I had saved from tearing down the big bird house and switched over to maple for the stands of the many many Nativity scenes she is still making . At least the maple only takes a couple of coats of finish where the pine took buckets of paint before it started building up enough to stop and do something else... Still fighting my new dentures. I had my teeth pulled and dentures installed all in one day about 54 or or more years ago. That was not a recorded venture so trying to put two and two together for a time and since my one ones were wore out some 20 years ago I sure been dreading fighting a new set.........I was watching an elderly lady sky diving on tv and her top plate fell out of her mouth and just thought to myself she will have much more pain fighting the new set than if her chute don't open ... I
I don't always release the tension on the band saw. Not sure if it is necessary or not but had an idea to add a crank handle on mine. I sent the motor from my radial saw and got the $100.00 rebate and saved a few items before tossing the carcass. The crank handle was one of them and I decided to add it to the tension knob of the Delta 14" band saw. I stuck a piece of 1/2" rod in the lathe and cut the end for a press fit into a thick washer. Took it out to the welder and tacked in for extra support and ended up with this after drilling three holes for mounting bolts. Removed the tensioner from the saw and mated the two together. Add the crank and tightened the set screw. Put it back in the saw and it worked flawlessly. I thought the crank might be too short but it cranks with little effort so I'm good. I got to thinking how fun it will be the first time I go to use the saw and forget to tension the blade so I made a sign to lay on the table. I have some flat magnetic strips so I double stick taped two pieces on to help keep it from being knocked or blown off.
The only problem with me is I can see a few more days grinding on the next thing I start after I said its finished... I changed the way I attached the things to the board! More easier than the epoxy thingy. All my carving stuff is for head on looking. I'll get around to the sides and back if there are enough years left. Baltic Birch for the backer board. I used 100% tung oil to bring out the color and maybe a little extra enhancement also. This wood is exotic as I ever go and it is actually local. The bottom picture is with a flash. The finish is lacquer. Another thing I generally do after the lacquer has dried a couple days is use 0000 steel wool and Johnson't paste wax on all the high spots to give it that old look that has been well kept and in good condition.
I am looking for fonts similar to these images. If anyone has something similar, I would really appreciate it if you could point me to a source for it. Preferably a free font download site like DAFONT, etc. My daughter is a member of a boutique ring and they are banding together to donate proceeds from sales to the relief fund for Hurricane Harvey. She and I are trying to come up with something I can cut on the CNC. I would prefer straight 2D cutting so I can minimize cutting time. I like the "R" but I don't have any installed fonts that look like that. And same goes for the script type font in the ellipse or circle. She has many connections with wholesalers and my thinking is cut 'em out of Baltic birch or mdf and sell them that way. No finish work needed on our part. I plan to keep the size to no thicker than 1/2 inch so I can use the 1/8 inch endmill. Note: I found out through a Facebook post that my lumber yard was not affected by the flooding from Harvey. That's great news. Your thoughts appreciated. I need to get on this quickly. I have practiced with bunching or whatever it is called in VCarve where the various pieces can be grouped tightly to maximize the usage of the material being used. Here is one I was playing with but not happy with it.
As a Fathers' Day gift... Camera work is not the best, but..you get the idea. need a place to hang this picture...... Handle says, and I Quote:"You can never have too many tools" Under the handle? he who dies with the most tools WINS Canvass over a frame, needs to be hung up...somwhere?
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