Thank you AndyT. I'm still waiting for another of your excellent build threads. Your photographs of an allegedly miniature boxwood plane don't count. You may just have abnormally big hands. Inverse Trump syndrome. (A good thing in most contexts).AndyT":3bqisatg said:Reclaimed wood, improvised tools, proper construction - just the sort of thing I like!
You are too kind, my dear old thing.Trainee neophyte":2nkdxkmh said:I have made a few raised panels recently (more than I needed, because measuring is a challenge, apparently), and I found sanding the corners difficult to do without losing the crisp demarcation i.e. the 45° lines at the corners where the angle goes around the corner. There is probably a name for it. I see that you don't have the same problem that I have. That you have done this with hand tools is all the more impressive to me.
Thank you.thetyreman":1ciu98hg said:you can get brass screws on ebay, that's where I get mine, solid brass and well made, loads of sellers, you could use brass chain for the lid stay, I have seen a nice one by mike pekovich where he simply uses hessian rope into a block of oak, which is then pinched in place with a wedge and screwed into the sides and top with countersunk brass flathead screws, the image is on instragram somewhere.
it looks really good, I'd be very happy with that, the breadboard end panel looks great as well, very well executed.
That is a very kind offer AndyT. I may take you up on it but I will see what I can find first. And damn my parents for not starting a collection of acceptable screws for me. Should have been up there with the MCC membership and the pipe of port.AndyT":2cb8m8cc said:Lovely job. Totally unsuitable for anything excep tools though. Tell 'em I said so, and so does Chris Schwarz.
Good looking screws are getting harder to find - it's not much help now to advise you to start collecting old ones fifty years ago.
I could send you some half inch sixes, steel, countersunk, slotted, zinc plated, if you pm me your address and say how many you need, but I don't have any 8 gauge which would probably be better.
For the chain, old fashioned bog chain is, I believe, traditional, either in twisted wire form or flat pieces threaded and folded over.
Do you have a proper hardware shop anywhere? Or maybe a pet shop if people still like to use chain on dog collars.
I think the advantage with chain is that it will predictably fall into the same place each time whereas leather or cord may need a push each time to make it behave.
Hmm, looks like they could provide exactly what I (think I) need.Bod":13jzg5fm said:https://www.screwsline.co.uk/
For your screw requirements.
Only connection is being a happy customer, used them several times.
I like to use the term "mistakes were made", and "significant challenges were overcome", and "design features were incorporated". I am a big fan of euphemisms.Phlebas":zaf1viyf said:There must have been (inadvertently I seem to have used the passive there. Ok, I did it) a slight misjudgement of depth
Oooh, and all you need to add is a modal auxiliary and you are away into the world of the subjunctive. It used to annoy the hell out of my graduates when I criticised their english for excessive use of either the passive or subjunctive. I, however, used them to my heart’s content… But I knew what I was doing. Really.Trainee neophyte":2c00vxvs said:I like to use the term "mistakes were made", and "significant challenges were overcome", and "design features were incorporated". I am a big fan of euphemisms.
Only in Quenya.Trainee neophyte":1y3w42hy said:You could probably explain how the aorist tenses work
Surely you simply speak english slowly, and more loudly. Oh, and add '-o' to the end of most nouns. Jack Aubrey had it mastered.Trainee neophyte":1y3w42hy said:Still, what can you do when you live in foreign? Talk foreign is the only option.