- 5 Jan 2017
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- lincolnshire Wolds
Very nice. As for saying sufficient storage though, I think that's a little like saying 'I have enough clamps'.V2 of my daughters built-in bed thing. V1 has an extra set of drawers and was too tall.
(I'm assured that these will be sufficient storage)
(and if not, she can keep her dresses and stuff in my wardrobe.)
(Along with all my wife's clothes which are already in my wardrobe.)
(I should probably build myself a new wardrobe somewhere inconvenient).
More importantly plenty of space for her books and random stuff 10 year old kids have.
Whilst I was at it, I filled in various holes in the plaster, ripped out the existing naff wardrobe /drawers combo, revarnished the floor, and repainted the walls.
The colours are not my choice. I do what I'm told...
Just had a look through your previous posts and see that you're "the Beast"! Great website and products. One of the reasons I'm getting into woodworking is to do cases for Eurorack and studio equipment. I've been eyeing up Serge and Buchla DIY stuff too. Do you produce the circuit boards ? Tempted by a Easel but probably not the best buchla to start with. If you do cases I'd love to see them.Buchla!
Thanks.Hi. That’s incredibly nice neat work, how did you draw the lines on/what with please. Obviously anything inky would follow the grain. Ian
Those are nice. I made a 4 row similar to that a few years ago. I found a printout template on line and marked the hole positions with an awl. Had to do the drilling in stages as it was a real strain on the eyes. Mine just has a small recess for the pins. The card drawer in your's really is a nice extra.Before lockdown we'd started playing cribbage fairly regularly and mostly with four players. Most boards just have three lanes as traditionally four players would play in pairs but we like playing individually so I decided to make a couple of four lane boards using some left over maple and walnut from previous projects (working on the principle that if I'm making one, I may as well make two in case one goes wrong). I made a drilling template in 10mm HDPE which also provided the guide for a flush trim router bit for the shaping of the board. the lines are just drawn on after the drilling and final sanding before finishing with Osmo and a wax buffing.
Looking forward to when we can get together with the neighbours and play again
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That's a nice knife, by the way. The level of entry for really clean knives is pretty high because there are so many makers. I have made knives, but more of the japanese style without bolster because that's what a guy with a grinder will do to avoid the grinding near the tang there (with the groove in the bottom). I don't have a setup to do that cleanly on a hardened knife.What do you do for tempering/hardening the blades Dave ?. Is it just gentle grinding or do you heat them up ?. Theres a bloke on another forum im on has been making knives of recent, and he's been experimenting for that sort of thing(not that I understand it, not wood is it )
I dont think he'll mind me posting a pic.
He's doing me a steak knife for cutting up my dinner, but I dont feel I can press him on it as its a freebie for some nice timbers I've sent him for the handles.
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I made the very same box just before Christmas. Post a photo of the last thing you madeRecently bought a bandsaw so now I'm able to resaw to suitable dims I had a go at a Paul Sellers desk organiser.
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Box is American White Oak with a Zebrano lid and drawer pull. Not varnished yet so not really finished but I've now got a massive dose of CBA after faffing with the hinges for over an hour.
I've done three (I think) boxes in AWO now and as a relative beginner found it difficult to work. It's flipping hard for one thing but I also keep getting caught out with the grain direction. And on that note, I absolutely butchered that Zebrano - just couldn't figure out which way the grain was running. Took a great lump out of it which is why the lid only just covers the top of the box - it was supposed to overhang on all sides and have a fielded section on the underside for the hinges.
Any recommendations for a more forgiving hardwood for my next project?