Quantcast
  • We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Post a photo of the last thing you made

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Jelly

Established Member
Joined
20 Sep 2012
Messages
959
Reaction score
33
Location
Sheffield
Door 1 of 3 to replace my garage door, panel dry-fitted, sans paint.

received_378983620199297.jpeg



Detail shot of the T&GV fit-up

received_2800789506847755.jpeg



And the frame after glue up but before being tidied up.

USER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca-image-1605561119634_6734211426325509279.jpeg


Made this one entirely using hand tools, which is my preferred way of working.

However for variety I'm planning to do the next one entirely using router jigs, because I feel like I should give that a shot.

The third will probably be a mix of the two approaches, based on what's easiest.
 

Cabinetman

Established Member
Joined
5 Jan 2017
Messages
757
Reaction score
298
Location
Caistor lincolnshire
Very nicely done indeed FL. I taught myself to hand carve letters last year but mine were, shall we say not as nice as yours!
Ps just PMed you
 

thetyreman

Established Member
Joined
4 Mar 2016
Messages
2,853
Reaction score
120
Location
North West
hung my QRD acoustic diffuser to the back wall yesterday evening using oak french cleats, the wall will be plastered over the artex, it probably weighs 30-35KG, definitely improves the sound a lot, it's placed carefully at the centre line dead centre of my studio monitors on the opposite wall.
 

Attachments

Oaktree11

Established Member
Joined
25 Jun 2016
Messages
78
Reaction score
4
Location
Cheddar
Here’s my latest construct. I have Paulk style torsion box workbenches and I needed a place to put my vice. The metal vice is mounted in the woodworking one when I need it.
6BC9E548-268A-4DC5-A1CE-C9F7EAE5DCCE.jpeg
74D3B482-F4E3-4BAC-A52C-78545F763176.jpeg
56C8D704-0350-48CA-A10C-4D34C31D00FB.jpeg
 

Peri

Established Member
Joined
11 Jun 2012
Messages
138
Reaction score
116
Location
Shropshire
This was originally intended as a chess board, for myself.
I cut too much off one of the edges when I was tidying it up - so every time I look at it all I can see is a column of narrow squares :eek:
It sat gathering dust for 6 months, so I decided to turn it into a chopping board for one of my very good friends at work.
Apparently he took it home, his wife said "You aren't cutting anything on that!", so now it's become a chess board again :D

(Beech is from a bed frame, iroko (?) is from a school desk, border is from a front-door frame ! )

Edit - It's solid wood about 1 1/2" thick, not veneer.

20201119_073342.jpg
20201107_135957.jpg20201107_140036.jpg
 
Last edited:

--Tom--

Established Member
Joined
16 Oct 2016
Messages
265
Reaction score
52
Location
Cardiff
This was originally intended as a chess board, for myself.
I cut too much off one of the edges when I was tidying it up - so every time I look at it all I can see is a column of narrow squares :eek:
It sat gathering dust for 6 months, so I decided to turn it into a chopping board for one of my very good friends at work.
Apparently he took it home, his wife said "You aren't cutting anything on that!", so now it's become a chess board again :D

(Beech is from a bed frame, iroko (?) is from a school desk, border is from a front-door frame ! )

Edit - It's solid wood about 1 1/2" thick, not veneer.

View attachment 96843View attachment 96841View attachment 96842
That looks really neat Peri, any wip pictures? I’d be really interested in the process, guess you glue up longer strips edge to edge then cross cut off rows? How did you level it off, just a sharp plane or anything more sophisticated?
 

Peri

Established Member
Joined
11 Jun 2012
Messages
138
Reaction score
116
Location
Shropshire
Sorry Tom, no pictures :(
It was exactly as you said though - glued strips, then cross cut (like the majority of youtube videos I've watched about making chess boards!)
Then a lot of time with a hand held belt sander at 50grit, followed by palm sanders at finer grits.
Finally a router for the edges and finger grooves.
 

paulrbarnard

Established Member
Joined
5 Mar 2017
Messages
35
Reaction score
31
Location
Shepton Mallet, UK
Here’s my latest construct. I have Paulk style torsion box workbenches and I needed a place to put my vice. The metal vice is mounted in the woodworking one when I need it. View attachment 96756View attachment 96757View attachment 96758
I used to have something similar but would suggest that you position the metal chuck so it sits over the bench more. The cleat in your wood vice can be very much thiner and right near the front of the metal working vice plate. That lets the bulk of the metal vice sit over the bench and the wood working vice does not need to be opened so wide. As you have it there is massive twisting force on the wood vice and edge fo the work bench. The force needs to go through the bench as much as possible not the wood working vice.
 

Sandyn

Established Member
Joined
19 Jul 2020
Messages
134
Reaction score
110
Location
Scotland
This was made for a bit of fun I'ts a block of oak with a couple of slices of black acrylic. There are two 8mm steel rods running through the middle to strengthen the bond between the acrylic and wood. It's given me an idea for a project next year. Next one, I'm planning to have partially opaque acrylic, but edge lit with an LED and wireless charging. Rather than building the charging circuitry from scratch. I'm thinking of just using the gubbins from an old tooth brush. The idea is to have no external connections. I might also put two reed switches or hall switches in series to operate the LED. A puzzle, try and get the LED to light by getting two magnets in the correct position.


wood.jpg
 
Last edited:
Top