- 29 Sep 2020
- Reaction score
- West Yorkshire
I love this idea. My son drums too and it would be nice to do something with his "leftovers!"My son is a professional drummer, so I took two of his old, cracked, cymbals and for this one made a lamp holder to go behind it. Was really glad to find a brass dome nut to attach it to the cymbal. This is in my workshop.
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and on his wall
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With another cymbal I simply fitted a clock movement behind it to make a wall clock.
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and finally, I made some simple brackets with angled upwards coach bolts protruding. I used a rubberising dip on the end of the bolts to prevent damage to the cymbals.
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No clever wood craft here, but very satisfying.
Really like this ,excellent job.My last crosscut sled became a victim of the winter cold in the garage and covered in mould, Birch ply seems to suffer this when not well sealed.
Anyway, gave me an excuse to make a new one using stuff I liked from the old, and other stuff I thought about adding.
Made from 12mm Birch ply this time to reduce weight a bit, front and rear fences just glued lengths of the 12mm Birch to form thicker pieces, while clamped to a straight edge to ensure flatness.
I used UHMWPE plastic to make the runners, as last sled suffered from the hardwood runners swelling.
Incra track carried over from the last sled, and added new 'go faster' walnut modifications! A stop block, and a 'memory stop' (what I call it anyway - gives me the ability to register where the stop block is and remove it to make a different cut then put it back in the same place) Plus a lump at the back to act as a blade guard.
I like the off centre sled, I dont have a need to have the same support on both sides of the blade, and it allows me to keep the size down, the sled is 600x600mm, and made from a 1200 x 600 sheet of birch ply.
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What I did like about the other sled was my in built extendable stop, with this, I can consistently cut around 700mm with the in built pull out stop extension, then made a bigger one to slot in should I need to go even bigger - the walnut end flips down to form the stop block
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Slide in extra long stop block if needed
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Finally, I made extra use of the incra track, and made a slot in finger joint jig which works well
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Seems to work well at the moment, I gave it a good few coats of varnish, so hopefully won't suffer the mould like the last one!