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Title: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2017, 04:21 AM
Well, I've started moving back to the garage to get the wood shop up and running. I have several projects in mind already including some feeders, houses, native bee and bug boxes and flower boxes for Mama.   

I've also been asked to build a few trellises which ought to be fun.

Still need to get the drill press, belt disc sander and small tools situated. I'm pondering dust collection yet again. I acquired a big dust collector that was used for a mower blade sharpening station. It's a beastly thing but might be adaptable.

The new Dewalt compound mitre saw needs a permanent home too. Lots to do again.   ;D

Good thing I retired.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2021
Post by: drowndin dots on Apr 25, 2017, 04:24 AM

  What you gave me is awesome, that little top spins for 2 mins without a wobble, and my Wife and niece had a blast trying to figure out the other spinnaroo thing  ;D Thanks again Bob  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2017, 05:50 AM
You're welcome.
Did they get the "self winding top" to work?

Here's a video I did on how to use them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438iFqrMm8Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438iFqrMm8Y)

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2017, 06:39 PM
 Cut up some landscape timbers today  to finish the horseshoe pits.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1495_zps12akqw19.jpg&hash=1bfdf8e109006e8c3d74ece6be62a707) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1495_zps12akqw19.jpg.html)

I'm experimenting with a permanent home for the new miter saw. It's a really messy piece of equipment. Best I can do is control it . I repurposed the table saw stand. Pretty stable really. I just set up the Saw horses as out feed tables for the time being.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1494_zpsqe5rb8pc.jpg&hash=8c4fe8b2434c7d28e713699ef7c67b1b) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1494_zpsqe5rb8pc.jpg.html)

I'll end up with a system I like. I will say it's a real pleasure to use.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 09, 2017, 06:14 PM
Decided to make a couple of Adirondack style chairs for my Bride and I to lounge in at the campfire.

Dug up some plans, made a few templates and cut out some parts.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1653_zpsd3o57cy7.jpg&hash=25b003b50d804da187b5b3d8eecc9177) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1653_zpsd3o57cy7.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1654_zps514asvuv.jpg&hash=a98f92b4de5bf984f152027ae83adfc6) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1654_zps514asvuv.jpg.html)

Got the bases done today.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1655_zpsf8durnnu.jpg&hash=ed91819af317e5f53affeb5a906f745c) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1655_zpsf8durnnu.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1656_zpsplc7dlpm.jpg&hash=a16f5bcf7a619c4d7e1b2f81591523ba) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1656_zpsplc7dlpm.jpg.html)

Just need to fabricate some seat and back slats and they'll be comfy chairs.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2017, 07:36 AM
Progressing on the adirondak chairs.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1662_zpsafjpcx5w.jpg&hash=a8c9453ab5d6d2ec126c8c1b8ab41c7d) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1662_zpsafjpcx5w.jpg.html)

Made a taper jig for the table saw to make the back slats.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1661_zpsomk7yvka.jpg&hash=d91e266fd510d6fe74fe693694988156) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1661_zpsomk7yvka.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1660_zpsvgzu84mm.jpg&hash=b2422c1bac60cd53949f7bd48298db8d) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1660_zpsvgzu84mm.jpg.html)

Safe repeatable cuts. Did the first cut this morning. More to do after work. Hope to have them done for Saturday night's campfire.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 14, 2017, 08:43 AM

 More to do after work.

Rg


You have a job?!?!


 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2017, 04:16 PM
Figure of speech. The folks who give me money every two weeks seem to think it's a job....so I go with the flow.
 ;D ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 15, 2017, 02:32 PM
Started assembling the backs and seats this morning.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1664_zpsj06bqblw.jpg&hash=59359f9bafeba24e019ffa302d8880d6) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1664_zpsj06bqblw.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1663_zpscnztkme5.jpg&hash=87ccbe5390b6083b8b9c5c23866b1335) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1663_zpscnztkme5.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1665_zpstymshp0x.jpg&hash=4aacfc05e00efb2f40c722aaaf5b6e90) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1665_zpstymshp0x.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1667_zpscshxuhyh.jpg&hash=ef87411f62c02fb0f0ebdfacd4e4c193) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1667_zpscshxuhyh.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1666_zpsz0vowley.jpg&hash=8458066828f2aafd24c1b9f03b1cc6ea) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1666_zpsz0vowley.jpg.html)

Ready for a campfire.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 15, 2017, 03:38 PM


  Awesome as always bud!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: bart on Jul 15, 2017, 04:12 PM
Really nice chairs, well done!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 15, 2017, 04:15 PM
That's very cool. Nicely done!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 15, 2017, 05:53 PM
Thanks guys. A labor of love for sure. My Bride and I celebrated our 46th anniversary last Monday. I promised her some comfortable fireside loungers.

Managed to find a couple perfect cushion sets for them this afternoon.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1668_zps5236wzr7.jpg&hash=1ead57cc007858692adf7ea1bfadc7bc) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1668_zps5236wzr7.jpg.html)

And yes......the armrest is quite functional ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1669_zps6bbdd2t7.jpg&hash=0c82e69136c9b45e068972dc2885a9c4) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1669_zps6bbdd2t7.jpg.html)

I'm about to light the campfire. Have a great evening everyone.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 15, 2017, 08:21 PM
d**n nice campfire too ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_0443_zpswna4xlsq.jpg&hash=5b3b9679a8979a3850fca50f69526174) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_0443_zpswna4xlsq.jpg.html)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 16, 2017, 05:56 AM
You are an artist... :bowdown:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2017, 06:53 AM
Nah....just an old man with A.D.D. ;D

Gotta build a couple foot rests next. My Bride is only 5' nothing. Her feet don't reach the ground :rotflol: :rotflol:

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 16, 2017, 08:36 AM
RG Beautiful job on the chairs.

It looks like you need to make some coasters so the sweat off the toddies do not stain the arms of the chairs. My problem with Adirondak chairs is I need some one around to help me out of them.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: boondox on Jul 16, 2017, 11:19 AM
Rg chairs look great!! Have you seen any of the pallet wood furniture they make??  if you got unlimited supply of pallets might be a idea for you??
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2017, 06:12 PM
Rg chairs look great!! Have you seen any of the pallet wood furniture they make??  if you got unlimited supply of pallets might be a idea for you??

Too rough for my butt Boon. ;D

Tom, my Bride (who's 70 something) slides right out of them. The standard design has a depression in the seat. I made mine flat for just that reason.

I any event, my son and I gave them a good break in this afternoon. Toddies..........no worries. Fully functional arm rests.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 16, 2017, 07:44 PM
I am kinda like that woman in the adv.  I have fallen and I can not get up.

I have set in a few and could hardly get out. Dang worn out construction body. Bag chairs are not good on the back of my legs. I finally found one of the old foldup style lawn chairs that had the webbing except it is cloth. The bottom cross pieces on the legs are only 2 or 3 inches off the ground so it does not sink in only that far.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2017, 05:39 AM
There's actually a "Senior" design for an Adirondak chair. It sits more level and upright with legs to the ground rather than a side rail.

My son and I made full use of the new furniture between games pitching shoes yesterday. I picked up,another 9' umbrella on sale at Wally World and planted it between the chairs.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 17, 2017, 07:54 AM
I am kinda like that woman in the adv.  I have fallen and I can not get up.

I have set in a few and could hardly get out. Dang worn out construction body. Bag chairs are not good on the back of my legs. I finally found one of the old foldup style lawn chairs that had the webbing except it is cloth. The bottom cross pieces on the legs are only 2 or 3 inches off the ground so it does not sink in only that far.

I have the same problem visiting people out at the lake.
Donna and I are older than all of our neighbors.
And they all have those folding bag chairs you speak of.
Comfortable, but d**n near impossible to get up out of.
Especially after a few beers and sitting in one for a couple hours around a campfire.
I almost want to just tip over sideways onto the ground and then get up from the ground.
lol
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2017, 04:02 PM
That I'd like to see Mac :rotflol: :rotflol:

Whipped up a couple foot rests today for my Bride and I.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1670_zpsisxhclil.jpg&hash=ecc19d52991f6add2fd62b6e7d739cff) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1670_zpsisxhclil.jpg.html)

We're looking forward to many relaxing hours.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 17, 2017, 04:12 PM
Those are beautiful, Bob.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2017, 05:43 PM
Thanks.
You know me.....form follows function. I have to say, they're very comfortable.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 17, 2017, 07:29 PM


That I'd like to see Mac :rotflol: :rotflol:



Weebles wobble.

 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 18, 2017, 07:40 AM
You are kind of "Weebly" aren't you ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 18, 2017, 09:32 AM
yup
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: boondox on Jul 18, 2017, 10:23 AM
Too rough for my butt Boon.
Rg


Ya your right there on to rough for my butt to kinda like s.s.t. paper or super scratchy tissue paper.. lol's any how check out some of the projects like on pintrest etc.. there making bow, gun , rod racks etc out of pallet wood.. along with picture frames for that rustic look etc table legs and bases for coffe tables been trying to find time to make a shadow box coffe table with glass top.. the shadow box I am looking at would have thousands of individual compartments for fishing flies like if you go to a shop and look threw their box this would be the same but would have have a glass top above them..so you can view them.before opening  the lid... that and a drink-o plink game.. for the garage i slready got a clock for the fishing shop a neighbor made.. but still got to get s clock for the garage.. when I get the time I will make what I want..  till then plenty of fishing ahead of me..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 18, 2017, 04:26 PM
I've seen a lot of that kind of work. pretty cool repurposing of wasted materials.

I have an idea kicking around in my head for some  bird feeders. Right now, I'm hanging out in my new comfy chair having a cocktail. My Bride is at my Daughter's for a few days with my Grandson. So it's chicken on the Weber night. (She's not wild about chicken).

And...speaking of coasters.....I used to have a rosette  cutter for the drill press. Long gone now, but an idea springs to mind ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 13, 2017, 03:06 AM
Did a couple prototype feeders yesterday.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1709_zpsyvzay8hg.jpg&hash=c8291423d296f5890feb790a74d6dd38) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1709_zpsyvzay8hg.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1711_zpsdaj5ji56.jpg&hash=4bcd57f92bf9ac21f685cc6f0bfd9d6f) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1711_zpsdaj5ji56.jpg.html)

We're testing to see how the birds like them. I have a tiered feeder in mind next.

Fun stuff!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 13, 2017, 08:18 AM
I can't see why the birds wouldn't like them.....   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 13, 2017, 02:17 PM
Yeah, took them about an hour to start using them.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 02, 2017, 07:10 PM
Well I sold the old girl today.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_0506_zpsh0d0pj78.jpg&hash=02978cb30a57a63b3fcead3a198dacd5) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_0506_zpsh0d0pj78.jpg.html)


Ordered the replacement almost immediately.
A Delta 46-460.

Stay tuned ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 03, 2017, 05:27 PM
Well the rehab is complete.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1751_zpsn9k1dpz2.jpg&hash=a59cadad05cc8bb55e252ef8520ae0e4) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1751_zpsn9k1dpz2.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1754_zpsdx0hx2k4.jpg&hash=0aad60f36b2de4fc0a331d815252dab3) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1754_zpsdx0hx2k4.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1753_zps1gyeffyf.jpg&hash=82e1b6f0cb7396f531f6450f04794fad) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1753_zps1gyeffyf.jpg.html)

And...just so you know....a few pics of the shop in the throws of a project
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1747_zpslhlwg7as.jpg&hash=43559fcca80718880fb70e97d1c35590) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1747_zpslhlwg7as.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1748_zps7fkvjpfi.jpg&hash=983771e63d563d8c56b7f37351ed4ca2) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1748_zps7fkvjpfi.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1755_zpsuid4fdng.jpg&hash=68ea0344ec5c9600b0d06f634a7707a3) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1755_zpsuid4fdng.jpg.html)

I'll clean up in the morning.

By the way, it started first pull ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 03, 2017, 05:31 PM
Now I can get on to building a new lathe stand......for my new lathe ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: bart on Sep 03, 2017, 06:08 PM
I thought the previous picture was the rehab! Looks like new, nice job!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: boondox on Sep 04, 2017, 08:55 AM
@rg

Any magazine plans or plain drawn out plans?? For the lathe bench??  I could get pictures of our it's a heavy sob made of doubled mdf for legs and top.... then covered in temper board and edged with local hard woods...  I think we used 4 sheets of mdf building it two for the top two for legs  it holds twould lathes and can be filled with sand to steady it if need be.. we doubled the mdf by  contact cementing one side each board  then sticking those sides of the boards together ...them cut out the top and legs all bolts together for moving.. have not had a problem with vibration since we made it..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 04, 2017, 01:45 PM
I have my own plan Boon. Pretty sure I can build it ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 05, 2017, 04:10 PM
Legs for the new lath stand.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1759_zpsagn4dwim.jpg&hash=71232cb2a73e75cfd45388933a92c7ab) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1759_zpsagn4dwim.jpg.html)

Should be substantial enough.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 06, 2017, 05:07 PM
It's getting there.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1761_zpsiurvw5e7.jpg&hash=104dec663c4fbc113aabf53284269850) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1761_zpsiurvw5e7.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1760_zps71pk9qjy.jpg&hash=85ef7d04cee663fec77642b65825f444) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1760_zps71pk9qjy.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_0509_zpsoxo5vvug.jpg&hash=e6aa09d5cc03df94b122b82c2bf90ec7) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_0509_zpsoxo5vvug.jpg.html)

Picked up an oak stair tread for the top today. It's looking good to me. Weighs like a small piano ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 06, 2017, 05:16 PM
Looks solid to me!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 06, 2017, 05:20 PM
What a beast.........
Don't hurt yourself setting it down.... ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 06, 2017, 05:40 PM
My son will help me...thank heavens. Built to stand the test of time ;D

Wait till I get the attaching hardware in place. I have some ideas.  :w00t:

Lathe should be here in a week or so.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: boondox on Sep 06, 2017, 07:06 PM
Is the delta midi lathe mare in usa any more?? I know black and decker bought delta and shuffled around a bunch of tools..  we got a older delta midi lathe and a x5 cabinet saw made in usa the tools are.. a motriser and a band saw all made in usa...  if the new 46-460 is made in usa I would love to replace the older midi lathe I have now..  cause of the newer models with variable speed switche's ours don't have the varible speed dial or reverse etc.. let me know if yours is made in usa rg ??
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2017, 06:57 PM
Lathe came in today. The unboxing.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1771_zpspfcmiq2v.jpg&hash=75dd9c7be7c57759f189abe6e0e58e8a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1771_zpspfcmiq2v.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1772_zpsjkkfovkc.jpg&hash=da80c0bc8aa1def1dca8c8732aa9e4b9) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1772_zpsjkkfovkc.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1773_zpsod2hz0me.jpg&hash=7db1a16fcf52e2f381eb189bb3cc05ab) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1773_zpsod2hz0me.jpg.html)

Very simple and effective belt change system.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1776_zpsgkylazsh.jpg&hash=6609e68717fa4aec437697f556428899) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1776_zpsgkylazsh.jpg.html)

All mounted to the stand and chucked up....ready to go.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1778_zpsehwagsuh.jpg&hash=69ba4a35edd83f8bba17e877d4c407ba) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1778_zpsehwagsuh.jpg.html)

A test spin to assess.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1779_zpsxjjft3w5.jpg&hash=61d98c85da08fd577ba0bae0d7acc24b) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1779_zpsxjjft3w5.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1780_zps4tavfizi.jpg&hash=a8c8f749345e6716b231d4c0ae6c2461) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1780_zps4tavfizi.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1781_zpsudk8cv4i.jpg&hash=d0a4552fd15c374139bfc86abcdf4e28) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1781_zpsudk8cv4i.jpg.html)

My initial review is it's one really sweet machine. Centers are dead nuts inline right out of the box. Adjustments, tail and headstock seem bombproof and super simple to use. It's quieter than any lathe I've ever been around and there's no vibrations of any sort. The variable speed adjustments and wide range of speed (250-4000 rpm) are smooth. I couldn't detect any torque reduction as I pushed in to hog out material.

The stand is perfect🙂

I anticipate many hours of quality turning and time with my Son.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 26, 2017, 05:57 AM
Got the new lathe guard mounted up.

(https://s19.postimg.org/byy0tviqn/IMG_1801.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/byy0tviqn/)

(https://s19.postimg.org/w51isree7/IMG_1802.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/w51isree7/)

The fellow I bought it from is working on a crew doing a renovation to a school. The school was throwing 2 of these in the dumpster. New in the box. MSRP...$398..... I bought one for $50.

Our tax dollars in action :-\

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 13, 2017, 08:18 AM
Latest lathe project. A mortar and pestle for grinding spices in my kitchen.


(https://s19.postimg.org/dz8rkc9gv/IMG_1823.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dz8rkc9gv/)

First try at a Celtic Knot. Came out perfect. Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 13, 2017, 08:40 AM
Got the new lathe guard mounted up.

(https://s19.postimg.org/byy0tviqn/IMG_1801.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/byy0tviqn/)

(https://s19.postimg.org/w51isree7/IMG_1802.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/w51isree7/)

The fellow I bought it from is working on a crew doing a renovation to a school. The school was throwing 2 of these in the dumpster. New in the box. MSRP...$398..... I bought one for $50.

Our tax dollars in action :-\

Rg


Just saw this Bob.
Why not lexan to keep chips and dust contained too?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 13, 2017, 06:50 PM
Already done Mac. Just the back. I took the top part off. Didn't like in my way. If I ever mount a duplicator, I can put it back on. Just too clumsy for the hand work I do.

(https://s19.postimg.org/6iw6cjtdb/IMG_1804.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6iw6cjtdb/)

Does a really nice job of containing the mess.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 13, 2017, 07:22 PM
Looks good
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: MattyP123 on Oct 14, 2017, 07:54 AM
Latest lathe project. A mortar and pestle for grinding spices in my kitchen.


(https://s19.postimg.org/dz8rkc9gv/IMG_1823.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dz8rkc9gv/)

First try at a Celtic Knot. Came out perfect. Fun stuff.

Rg
Wow looks great!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2017, 08:53 AM
Thanks Matt. Already have orders for two more ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 14, 2017, 02:23 PM
Very cool grinder Bob...       8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2017, 03:03 PM
The more I use this lathe the more I like it. I asked it to do a lot hollowing out end grain rock maple.....it said "Yeah....I can do that!"

In time the operator may be able to use it to its capacity.

To
This one is for my friend at work. He was a chef for 30 years before retiring and working part time like me. I showed him the pics of my first one and he ordered one for himself.

(https://s19.postimg.org/bsoa1augv/IMG_1825.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bsoa1augv/)

I like it !

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 22, 2017, 05:07 PM
I've been turning some Christmas ornaments for gifts and out tree.


(https://s1.postimg.org/1o3tomef63/IMG_1833.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/1o3tomef63/)

(https://s1.postimg.org/7obztcpyaj/IMG_1836.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7obztcpyaj/)

(https://s1.postimg.org/5esz9v3xiz/IMG_1839.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5esz9v3xiz/)

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 22, 2017, 05:16 PM
Very nice work Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 22, 2017, 05:57 PM
Like e turned black walnuts Dom? I was tripping over them when I was walking in the park the other day. I stomped on one and hurt my heel. I thought...hmmmmmm....I wonder if I could turn one of them.

My Bride likes them.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: geo315 on Oct 22, 2017, 09:13 PM
Nice work RG.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: tomturkey on Oct 23, 2017, 09:13 AM
RG  Those are Fantastic!!

I was wondering where you got the wood with the holes in it. I am glad you enlighten us. I had to go back to look at them again to see that they were walnuts.

My son owns the place his mother got in our divorce. I was there the other day and saw that the chestnuts that I had planted years ago were dying off. Some are 30 foot tall. I always thought that they were Chinese but now think they are American chestnuts. I wish you were not so far away as I wonder what the wood looks like. I ran some through a wood splitter when they first started to die and it was almost impossible to split. Quite knarly and hard.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 23, 2017, 03:15 PM
It's exactly that Tom....gnarly and hard.

Wish i had some to turn.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Oct 23, 2017, 07:40 PM
Very nice work, as usual, RG. My wife really likes the mortar and pestles.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 23, 2017, 08:28 PM
nice Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 24, 2017, 03:39 AM

Thanks guys.


Very nice work, as usual, RG. My wife really likes the mortar and pestles.  ;D

I'm taking orders for Christmas. ;) Already sold a couple.

I've been commissioned by my neighbor to make a cell phone holder for his Corvette. He brought me a chunk of cherry and maple he glued up and told me to " get creative". He's a good old boy who works in a cabinet shop. Does some fine cabinet work.

Crappy weather means I'll be turning today👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 24, 2017, 08:16 AM


Crappy weather means I'll be turning today👍




Thought the same thing.
Wanted to turn OVER, and grab a few more.
But had to go to work.
So I got out of bed.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Rugburn on Oct 24, 2017, 08:26 AM
 Nice work and cool tool Rg. Is your tailstock hollow to drill for lamp cords?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: tomturkey on Oct 24, 2017, 08:40 AM
It's exactly that Tom....gnarly and hard.

Wish i had some to turn.

Rg

I need to figure out a way to get you some with out breaking the bank.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 24, 2017, 05:16 PM
Nice work and cool tool Rg. Is your tailstock hollow to drill for lamp cords?

I can drill for lamp cords.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 24, 2017, 05:20 PM
I need to figure out a way to get you some with out breaking the bank.

If you had a few blanks, say, 3-4" in diameter and 10-12" long, I'd be happy to pay for them. I'm always looking for turning stock.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: tomturkey on Oct 24, 2017, 06:30 PM
I will see what I can do. The trees are still standing and have been dead quite a while as the bark is off of them.  With bow season on and deer beading in the pine near by it might be a while. Fire arms season the middle of Nov and also makes it difficult right now.

Talking blanks are you talking limbs or cut from a log?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 24, 2017, 07:37 PM
Certainly no hurry. It'll be a year or two before I'd attempt to turn anything. Limbs are best. Size is the only concern.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2017, 05:07 PM
Turned up another little bird house for my Bride this morning.

(https://s1.postimg.org/31lpmfdcjf/IMG_1841.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/31lpmfdcjf/)

Fun to turn.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 26, 2017, 07:48 PM
nice Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Oct 26, 2017, 08:46 PM
Are those Christmas tree ornaments?
Very nice!  :D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2017, 02:47 AM
That they are Bill. Ornaments for my Bride's tree. I'm making some for gifts as well. Really fun to turn and there's a hundred different ways to turn them.

I'm picking up a benchtop band Saw tomorrow. One I've been looking for a deal on for a while now.

(https://s1.postimg.org/80caa3ws7v/BA8_DFE5_D-9_C0_C-4_C6_F-8815-019096_CB60_CD-6378-0000086_C1_A33051_D.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/80caa3ws7v/)

Found one on CL for $100 that appears to be new with 4 new blades. Perfect for the basement shop. Great reviews as well.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Oct 27, 2017, 06:48 AM
They made me think of my Grandmother. Her tree was always decorated with birds.  ;D

That little saw will make a nice addition.   :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2017, 05:16 PM
Yup, it will. It's a cute little thing I must say.
I had a full, rich day on the little wood shop today. Got the new toy mounted.
(https://s1.postimg.org/5q2w67vv6z/IMG_1848.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5q2w67vv6z/)
Made a new mount for the belt sander this morning.
(https://s1.postimg.org/8hbyeap1vf/IMG_1849.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8hbyeap1vf/)
Got a start on a pestle for a friend ;)
(https://s1.postimg.org/1vu4n9l7m3/IMG_1851.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/1vu4n9l7m3/)

I moved 50% of my stuff to the basement so far. The rest will move gradually over the next week. I need the table saw in the garage to make a stock of materials for winter projects.

My Son came over and turned his first walnut. A learning experience for him. Great way to spend a cold, rainy fall day.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 04, 2017, 03:37 AM
Table saw and router are headed to the basement today. Time to put the boat in the garage. I don't use it much downstairs, but when I need it, it's there.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Nov 22, 2017, 04:40 PM
The day before Thanking is a perfect "G-job" day.  I made one of these for a friend that enjoys turning.

(https://s8.postimg.org/iq67olgn5/20171122_163313.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/iq67olgn5/)

A lot of funky compound angles but I think it turned out all right.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 22, 2017, 07:48 PM
Awesome is all I can say. WOW !

I've been getting lost at the lathe the past Few weeks.  Turning Christmas presents for family and friends. I've gifted a few of my nicer co-workers with my Bird House ornaments for themselves and their moms. The last couple days I've been busy making a set of tea candle holders for my Daughter. I've given her many hand made gifts over the years. It's a special treat for me to see her eyes light up.

Anyway, Santa will be on his way Friday.

Have the best of Thanksgivings Bill. Eat too much.....drink a little.....enjoy family and friends.

Rg


Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Nov 23, 2017, 04:57 AM

Have the best of Thanksgivings Bill. Eat too much.....drink a little.....enjoy family and friends.

Rg

The very same to you Bob. Happy Thanksgiving.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2017, 07:40 PM
A great meal and pleasant day with family. Who could ask for anything more.

As I relax with a wee dram of good bourbon, I feel very content and thankful. I think that's what this day is all about.

I hope all my friends here had a wonderful day of thanks.

Please give what you can to those in need and rememnber all the brave souls in far away places who stand watch to provide us the luxury of freedom.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 30, 2017, 05:50 PM
A good friend made me some new carbide turning tools. I put a handle on the first one today.

(https://s7.postimg.org/442sb2son/IMG_0545.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/442sb2son/)

I'll turn a handle for the other tomorrow and get them to work.

There's Christmas presents to make😀

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 01, 2017, 06:01 AM
Nice!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 01, 2017, 07:26 AM
That's cool. Making homemade things with homemade things.........
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 01, 2017, 04:46 PM
Well...This afternoon, I turned this little Christmas ornament for my co-worker's autistic daughter. She loves purple.

(https://s7.postimg.org/5g75rdxuf/IMG_1881.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5g75rdxuf/)

I used only the carbide tipped tools you made for me Bill. They are just perfect. The diamond detail tool is a joy and the 12mm round cuts like a hot knife through butter making shaping really easy.

I hope she likes it.

Rg




Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: icejohn on Dec 01, 2017, 08:47 PM
that's awesome bob....the posted picture doesn't do it justice...i clicked on it seeing it in larger format....it's beautiful i bet she will just love it.
icejohn
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 01, 2017, 09:45 PM
 That's good to hear. The nice thing about the round insert, loosen the screw and turn the insert a little; you've got a brand new cutting edge.    ;D

You've got something there with those ornaments. They are truly unique and special.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 02, 2017, 10:08 AM
They're very versatile for sure. You did a fine job making the shafts. The relief you put into the undersides makes a huge difference in their capabilities.

The little bird houses are really fun to turn. Just finished a set of candle holders for my Daughter for a Christmas present. Not sure of the wood specie. My son says it's maple, but I don't know about that.

(https://s7.postimg.org/3oenffnl3/IMG_1883.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3oenffnl3/)

She loves to burn candles.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 08, 2017, 03:04 PM
Decided to turn some yo-yos.

(https://s7.postimg.org/o68dsp1hj/IMG_1892.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/o68dsp1hj/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/5qnwvbaif/IMG_1893.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5qnwvbaif/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/yt26y8zdz/IMG_1894.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yt26y8zdz/)

Pretty fun project. I already have an order for 4 from one of the girls at work. Took one in with me today. Gave it to a friend and it went all over the store from employee to employee. It came back to me 4 hours later. They had a lot of fun with it.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: MattyP123 on Dec 09, 2017, 07:07 AM
Ever thought of making some fly boxes RG?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 09, 2017, 10:21 AM
I've made some in the past. Wonder if I could turn some on the lathe ;)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2017, 05:17 PM
How to turn a yoyo.....My Way..
Start with some hunks of wood
(https://s7.postimg.org/9hlji4spz/IMG_1900.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9hlji4spz/)
Drill a hole for the pin chuck
(https://s7.postimg.org/kh6qtqykn/IMG_1901.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kh6qtqykn/)
Slide the piece on the pin chuck and seat it.
(https://s7.postimg.org/quvtx0b6f/IMG_1902.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/quvtx0b6f/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/dqq9kbquf/IMG_1903.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dqq9kbquf/)

Turn the blank round and true the ends
(https://s7.postimg.org/eg91wrjp3/IMG_1905.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/eg91wrjp3/)
Size the blank. I use 2 1/4"
(https://s7.postimg.org/4iy13pz8n/IMG_1908.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4iy13pz8n/)
Shape the ends and mark center.
(https://s7.postimg.org/hn3lgez07/IMG_1909.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hn3lgez07/)
After parting a center slot, I sand and finish.
(https://s7.postimg.org/58gtg2s2f/IMG_1910.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/58gtg2s2f/)


These are fun little turns.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 11, 2017, 05:23 AM
Cool......
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 11, 2017, 05:40 PM
They look fun!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 11, 2017, 06:14 PM
They are...and challenging for a freehand wood turner. As always I keep refining the process. I made one this afternoon that's nearer to the goal. I also set up to make my own yoyo strings. Yet another challenge although not at all unfamiliar to me. Much like making furled leaders for the fly rod.

It seeems it never ends. One thing just leads to another for me.  ;)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 11, 2017, 07:50 PM
..... I also set up to make my own yoyo strings. .....
I respectfully laughed right there! Of course you do and I expected nothing less. In fact, I was wondering what you did for strings, and that's the perfect thing!   :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 12, 2017, 02:54 AM
The plows just woke me up. First the road then our driveway guy. He lives next door so we get plowed when he goes out and when he gets back. He's a good friend and works in a cabinet shop. Looks to be about 6" or so on the ground and still snowing.

May as well stay up now. Think I'll have my coffee and go twist up a few more strings.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 15, 2017, 05:08 PM
Further adventures in yoyo making ;D

I decided that my first attempts were not balanced and caused some wobble in the yoyo. So....I made a balance beam to assure the two halves are as close to even in weight as possible.

(https://s7.postimg.org/95laqf1ef/IMG_1913.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/95laqf1ef/)
Even though the two parts seem evenly turned to the eye, they are obviously not. I found I could adjust the weight by removing material under the button cap.

I also decided to try coloring with sharpies.
(https://s7.postimg.org/7qjq1p813/IMG_1915.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7qjq1p813/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/hnuqurncn/IMG_1918.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hnuqurncn/)

It's getting there. The last couple spin really well.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 15, 2017, 05:15 PM
Thats a butterfly yo yo..   I remember them.... ;D
Nice job....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 15, 2017, 05:38 PM
It's getting there Dom ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 16, 2017, 06:56 AM
Good use of a culling beam!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 22, 2017, 05:12 PM
I've been busy making some Christmas presents.
A mortar and pestle, and a toothpick holder.


(https://s10.postimg.org/e5sia4zed/IMG_1920.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/e5sia4zed/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/6d1ui68ut/IMG_1921.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6d1ui68ut/)

Fun stuff to turn.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: kfishdoctor on Dec 22, 2017, 09:46 PM
Was the tooth- pick holder going to be given to someone with teeth or a denture? I had to be a smart ass cause I marvel at what you and others can do with wood and talent. Way cool and way to involved for me. Ill stick to making the dentures!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 23, 2017, 11:12 AM
For my Son in law. Pretty sure he has all his teeth. ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2018, 04:18 AM
So .....I'm done turning Christmas presents for the year and now it's time to get on to a new project. My neighbor has gifted me with a couple chunks of cherry. Big chunks. 1 3/4" x 8" x 36". They're drops from a huge cherry dining table he's making in the shop where he works. He also gave me a hunk of rock maple 2x2"x 4' long. I've been pondering what to do with them for a couple weeks.

Yesterday at work, it dawned on me to make a chess set. A project my son and I had talked about last year. So, here we go again. A head full of ideas to keep me occupied. How to duplicate pieces exactly, how to make the patterns, how do I want to turn them, how big must they be etc...etc....etc.....

Not to mention what kind of board will I make. A whole set of challenges in its own. How to cut and join 64 squares of different materials.

I love this stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2018, 04:20 AM
Oh....and here's a brain teaser for you.

How many squares on a chess board?

First correct answer gets a yo-yo ;D

Honor system here.......no internet searches please.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 04, 2018, 05:56 AM
Chess,  checkers  ,ours  has 64 on it. ;D


(https://s17.postimg.org/buf03gqx7/20180104_065328.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/buf03gqx7/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2018, 07:36 AM
Ha! Keep thinking ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2018, 07:37 AM
Hey, I didn't think about a checker set. Thanks for the idea.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 04, 2018, 08:02 AM
I actually had that problem on Logics/ Statistics test one time many moons ago. (!)   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 04, 2018, 04:11 PM
I figured it out to about 82 before I looked it up and I was still way off......   :P
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2018, 05:53 PM
I hate to say it, but my Mom used to give her 4th graders this problem with a checkerboard work sheet. When I bumped into it searching for ideas for a board, I almost immediately knew the answer.

All through my school days, I helped her correct papers for her class. It still amazes me what it taught me. She was a very good teacher.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2018, 06:29 PM
By the away Dom....very nice board!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: jperch on Jan 05, 2018, 08:34 AM
  Good problem Bob!  The answer is 1+4+9+16+25+36+49+64=204, assuming any size square is allowed.  There are 64 ways of placing a 1 by 1 square on the board.  Now think about placing a 2 by 2 square on the board, there would be 7^2=49 allowed positions for the upper right hand corner of the 2 by 2 square.  Continue in this manner with 3 by 3 squares, etc.  If one had a n by n chessboard there would be 1+4+9+16+...+n^2 squares on such a board.  There happens to be a formula for this sum and it is equal to n(n+1)(2n+1)/6 .  So for the case n = 8 this gives 8(9)(17)/6=204. 
  Hmm, how many cubes in a Rubik's cube?  In a n by n by n Rubik's cube?
  I really like the story about your best teacher, your mom.  School teachers are undervalued these days and don't get the respect they deserve.  Part of my job involves training new mathematics teachers and there has been a serious decline in the number of people entering the field.  This could become a big problem in NYS.
jperch
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 05, 2018, 04:31 PM
My Daughter is a teacher and pretty good in math and sciences. My 14 yr. old Grandson is a wonder. Not only is he a straight A student since beginning school, but a really analytical brain. I gave this problem to him Christmas Day and he smiled at me. He took the sheet I printed and dissected it in order noting his counts. Took him about 15 minutes to come up with 204. The idea of stopping at 64 never entered his mind.

I was impressed and proud.

I'm finishing up a protype rough duplicator for my lathe, but Sunday is yo-yo day ;D. I think all who thought about this problem deserve a yo-yo ( might even turn another one for me)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 06, 2018, 05:54 PM
So,today was a nasty miserable day outside. Hi was 3* and winds were steady at 20+. A great day to spend in the little wood shop.

The mission was to create a fixture for he lathe to duplicate chess pieces. A little creativity, some scraps and pieces and .....

(https://s10.postimg.org/x0n0crr6d/IMG_1929.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/x0n0crr6d/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/8k4uiblat/IMG_1930.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8k4uiblat/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/b1glpkprp/IMG_1931.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/b1glpkprp/)

The idea is to turn a pattern piece, cut it in half, then use the fixture to rough duplicate the piece by following the pattern . I'm sure it'll get some refining, but it seems to work.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 06, 2018, 07:19 PM
 As long as you hold the tool square to the stock and on center, I don't see why that shouldn't work.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 07, 2018, 09:45 AM
As long as you hold the tool square to the stock and on center, I don't see why that shouldn't work.   ;D

It'll work for roughing out the pawns. The other pieces I'll probably just turn by comparison. I sometimes use my dial indicator magnetic base and arms to hold small pieces behind the blank. I use the horizons to mark and match.

Ultimately, I think I may work on an x/y platen system of some sort. But, there's other things on the bench right now.

Woke up early thinking about some shapes. Spent the morning drawing out the pieces. Now I can turn the patterns.

........ After I make a few yoyos😀


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 07, 2018, 10:11 AM
I'm curious what you come up with for knights. The rest of the pieces are pretty straight forward.    ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 07, 2018, 11:45 AM
If he can turn a horse face I will be impressed ...... ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 07, 2018, 03:38 PM
If he can turn a horse face I will be impressed ...... ;D

Boom!

 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 07, 2018, 04:37 PM
I'm curious what you come up with for knights. The rest of the pieces are pretty straight forward.    ;D

Worked on that for a while this morning. A tricky piece for sure. But, I've come up with a process...I think. It's a combination of a turned blank, some band saw work, and some hand shaping. My only question is whether or not it fits the style of the other pieces.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 09, 2018, 02:32 AM
Thought I'd share my plans and progress.

Drew up these pieces this last weekend. I must have looked at a couple hundred designs. Never saw one similar to this.

King and Queen. The king will have a Celtic Knot. The Queen a double Chevron.
(https://s10.postimg.org/90927yk2d/IMG_0561.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/90927yk2d/)

Bishop, Rook and Pawn. The Bishop will have a single banner stripe at the same angle as the Queen. The Rook, a single horizontal banner stripe. The pawn will be plain.
(https://s10.postimg.org/yvssr73wl/IMG_0562.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yvssr73wl/)
 
And last but not least, the Knight. I thought long about this figure and how I would shape it. I viewed several methods and styles, didn't like any of them. So.....here's my take on it.
(https://s10.postimg.org/6vop6wsqd/IMG_0563.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6vop6wsqd/)

Should test my carving and shaping abilities.

Today I cut up most of the stock.
Cherry for the dark, hickory for the light. The Cherry pieces will have hickory banners and vice versa.
(https://s10.postimg.org/wfqzd7gn9/IMG_0558.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wfqzd7gn9/)
 I also decided to make a glue jig for setting the wafers for the banners. Glued up the little blocks today.
(https://s10.postimg.org/42vhmr2mt/IMG_0559.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/42vhmr2mt/)

More as it transpires.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 09, 2018, 06:13 PM
Ok...progress. I set up to cut the Celtic knots and banners for the King and Queen. Devised a system for repeatable cuts on each piece while switching back and forth. The cuts are critical to insure a proportionate decoration. They must be the exact width of the blade,  and the wafer inserts must also be the exact width of the blade. Otherwise, the knot grows with each cut and wafer and ends up out of kilter. I made insertable stops for each piece with a dead stop for reference.

(https://s10.postimg.org/3qidsk51h/IMG_1940.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3qidsk51h/)

I also constructed a fixture to glue 4 pieces at at a time.

(https://s10.postimg.org/vcl5drbp1/IMG_1937.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vcl5drbp1/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/bj91kjiqd/IMG_1938.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bj91kjiqd/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/xv6udwf9h/IMG_1939.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xv6udwf9h/)

On to turning the patterns. The king....1st attempt.
(https://s10.postimg.org/tm24bru0l/IMG_1941.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tm24bru0l/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/ubkwo59zp/IMG_1942.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ubkwo59zp/)

I stopped for dinner. I'll look at it again on the morning😀

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Bowmandan on Jan 09, 2018, 09:35 PM
Very talented  :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 10, 2018, 04:42 PM
Made some more progress today.
Turned patterns for the Queen and pawn
(https://s10.postimg.org/ain1kc7hx/IMG_1943.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ain1kc7hx/)

Made more cuts for the Celtic Knot on the kings and glued up a coup,e bishops.
(https://s10.postimg.org/jdnvuvjfp/IMG_1944.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/jdnvuvjfp/)
Got the rest of my parts cut up and ready for gluing.
(https://s10.postimg.org/v2rviui45/IMG_1945.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/v2rviui45/)

Fun little project.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 15, 2018, 07:59 PM
Check out this rod holder Bob

=6511460839963369540&ft[mf_story_key]=-4285639769059331038&ft[ego_id]=821826058000481&ft[ei]=&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=26&ft[ordinal_position]=29%3A3&__md__=1]https://www.facebook.com/mikeswalleyerigs/videos/821826058000481/?ft[qid]=6511460839963369540&ft[mf_story_key]=-4285639769059331038&ft[ego_id]=821826058000481&ft[ei]=&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=26&ft[ordinal_position]=29%3A3&__md__=1 (https://www.facebook.com/mikeswalleyerigs/videos/821826058000481/?ft[qid)


BTW, I've used Mike's walleye rigs and really like them.
They work great out on Erie.

But this is a wood thread.
And I really liked that rod holder he made.

Enjoy
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2018, 04:31 AM
Looks pretty functional. As long as you have room for it and enough ceiling height it would work OK.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 18, 2018, 05:30 PM
Made a few cool tools for turning this week. I wanted some micro sized tools for the chess set I'm going to turn and  thought I'd take a shot at a texturing tool.


(https://s10.postimg.org/nqa2hgs45/IMG_1948.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/nqa2hgs45/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/cqov5v9et/IMG_1949.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cqov5v9et/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/ndiobap9x/IMG_1950.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ndiobap9x/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/5aplk3w05/IMG_1952.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5aplk3w05/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/lyh3mlyhh/IMG_1953.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lyh3mlyhh/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/48ff1l0c5/IMG_1954.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/48ff1l0c5/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/ndiobc7ad/IMG_1955.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ndiobc7ad/)

A fun project. I'm taking. Week off next week and will be getting down to the business of turning the set. All the blanks are made and there's only the knight pattern to complete.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 18, 2018, 05:39 PM
Cool tools, Bob.  I like the texturing tool. It's almost like a knurling tool.

Do I see a textured yo yo in the works?   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 18, 2018, 06:00 PM
I have one more yoyo to make for you three who answered the chess board question. It just might be textured.  ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 29, 2018, 06:15 AM
Thought I'd move into the new year ;D

Had the week off and played in the wood shop quite a bit. My accumulation of tools and accessories was driving me nuts. So I expanded the carousel a bit. Made homes for all the bits and pieces.

(https://s10.postimg.org/44f9jdatx/IMG_1968.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/44f9jdatx/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/bx5xbelyt/IMG_1969.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bx5xbelyt/)

Got all the parts cut and glued up for the chess pieces and set about devising a method for duplication. The little duplicator I worked up a while back was not up to the job so, I worked up a jamb chuck out some Cherry and turned the parts to fit.

(https://s10.postimg.org/o0b8ytrud/IMG_1973.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/o0b8ytrud/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/6a9kdr3yt/IMG_1970.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6a9kdr3yt/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/esj0i4d2d/IMG_1971.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/esj0i4d2d/)


Also made some basic marking tools for dividing the blank once it's turned to the first round dimension.

(https://s10.postimg.org/syyrdgqj9/IMG_1974.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/syyrdgqj9/)

And some little dimensioning jigs for sizing.

(https://s10.postimg.org/o1l6s2e6t/IMG_1975.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/o1l6s2e6t/)

I'm making my way through the pawns. Oddly enough they're difficult to make exactly the same. But that's probably more a learning experience than anything.

(https://s10.postimg.org/7dtopp96d/IMG_1972.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7dtopp96d/)

I may remake a couple of them later on, but for now they're ok. 7 more cherry pawns to turn and I'm on to the bishops. Like I always say, " by the time I'm done, I'll know exactly what I'm doing!"  ;)

Fun project.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: boondox on Jan 29, 2018, 07:17 AM
Check out this rod holder Bob

=6511460839963369540&ft[mf_story_key]=-4285639769059331038&ft[ego_id]=821826058000481&ft[ei]=&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=26&ft[ordinal_position]=29%3A3&__md__=1]https://www.facebook.com/mikeswalleyerigs/videos/821826058000481/?ft[qid]=6511460839963369540&ft[mf_story_key]=-4285639769059331038&ft[ego_id]=821826058000481&ft[ei]=&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=26&ft[ordinal_position]=29%3A3&__md__=1 (https://www.facebook.com/mikeswalleyerigs/videos/821826058000481/?ft[qid)


BTW, I've used Mike's walleye rigs and really like them.
They work great out on Erie.

But this is a wood thread.
And I really liked that rod holder he made.

Enjoy


Aprox how many rods do you need to store??  I made a rack out of simple pvc rings.. I bought a pvc pipe 10 foot of 1.5 inch id . Schedule 40 cut the rings on the table saw about 2 inches long so out of a ten foot piece I got 60 rings good for 30 rods for all of about $5 then I went and got a rebate on a box of $4.99 screw I got $4.99 back at menards.. for 5 Its nor bad..

I know the wood is pretty etc but pretty is expensive  and not sure how tall you are and how high the cellING in you basement is but mines 8 foot?? once you take that 1 foot plus for the rod holder and reel a half of foot..  I get close to smaking my head on my reels as I walk under my rods now and there flush against celling cause I screwed the pvc ring to joists..  I am 6 foot 4 inch tall.. and I know for sure would be smacking my forehead on that lumber every time I walked by it.. but it would work in a garage were the celling is 10 foot..

I am sure mac knows this part..  but only reason I would not keep them out there is..  heat from the summers sun will wreck the rod blank..  in no time flat making them brittle.. he has a good idea to store in his basement I am guessing he's about 5 foot 9 inch tall??  cause that rack hangs down a lot.. any how just a suggestions for Mac.   


Another suggedtion is you could get a fostner bit and drill 1.5 inch holes in a board?? And screw the board to celling.. just remember if your not vertically challanged It would work and look a little better then pvc. If taller I would look a little  more see what else you can find?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 29, 2018, 07:47 AM
At home I put them on the walls in the garage on nails.
The garage is insulated, so it stays (relatively) cool in there during the summer.
And being out of the sun helps of course.

Out at the lake, I have racks in the roof of the storage shed and rod lockers in the boat.

As far as how many rods I need to store, the answer would be any that aren't being used, in order to protect them.
I have a lot of rods.
Maybe 12 on the boat, 12-16 at home, 2 in the SUV, and 10-12 in the storage shed at the lake.
And now 2 more being built for me by my son Jeff.

I simply thought the idea was nice Boon.
Don't plan on using it.
But sometimes an idea can spurn a different one.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Jan 29, 2018, 11:03 AM

But sometimes an idea can spurn a different one.


Exactly!! have been on pintrest?  Lot of that kind of stuff on their..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 29, 2018, 12:16 PM

Exactly!! have been on pintrest?  Lot of that kind of stuff on their..

Donna keeps pushing me there Boon.

I'm stubborn though.   8)

I'm on FB and barely stomach the political garbage there.

I tried twitter and gave up on that.   What a waste of brain cells.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 29, 2018, 03:19 PM
And..just....what do your wasted brain cells have to do with my little wood shop?

Actually, I cruise Pinterest quite a bit looking for ideas. Sometimes it's helpful.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Jan 29, 2018, 03:30 PM

Actually, I cruise Pinterest quite a bit looking for ideas. Sometimes it's helpful.

Rg


Bingo
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 30, 2018, 05:00 PM
It's  not too much of a pain to visit Mac. Active participation isn't really necessary.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 30, 2018, 05:43 PM
It's  not too much of a pain to visit Mac. Active participation isn't really necessary.

Rg


your wood shop?

 ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 31, 2018, 02:43 AM
Yeah...that too ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 04, 2018, 02:01 PM
Making some progress on the chess set. Found some tile that I like and laid it out to ponder.

(https://s10.postimg.org/ip5kt4x11/IMG_1983.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ip5kt4x11/)

I have some walnut that might make a really nice trim.

Finished the dark prawns and started on the light ones.

(https://s10.postimg.org/vtb55xrol/IMG_1984.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vtb55xrol/)
 Didn't like the first design. Too busy and difficult to duplicate. These are more my style.

8 more light pawns to go ( one extra for each set) and it's on to the Rooks.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 04, 2018, 03:47 PM
Making some progress on the chess set. Found some tile that I like and laid it out to ponder.

(https://s10.postimg.org/ip5kt4x11/IMG_1983.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ip5kt4x11/)

I have some walnut that might make a really nice trim.

Finished the dark prawns and started on the light ones.

(https://s10.postimg.org/vtb55xrol/IMG_1984.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vtb55xrol/)
 Didn't like the first design. Too busy and difficult to duplicate. These are more my style.

8 more light pawns to go ( one extra for each set) and it's on to the Rooks.

Rg


Prawns are shrimp Bob

Lol

Nice work BTW
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 04, 2018, 04:19 PM
OYE! Stupid iPad spell correct.

Well....they're PAWNS DAMMIT!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 04, 2018, 05:33 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 05, 2018, 05:35 AM
Looks great Bob...
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 05, 2018, 04:13 PM
Thanks Dom.
The latest acquisition.

(https://s10.postimg.org/u15b89jyt/IMG_1989.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/u15b89jyt/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/k3uaf8785/IMG_1990.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k3uaf8785/)

Brand new Porter Cable scroll saw. It was a display. I've been trying to talk them out of it for 6 months. Finally got it for $75 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:

Fun new toy.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 05, 2018, 04:26 PM
The blade will run ya $175


 :w00t:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 05, 2018, 05:17 PM
More like $1.75 ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 05, 2018, 05:29 PM
yup


I know - not the right thread, but I'm lazy today.
At least lazier than normal.

Anyway, Jeff and I are thinking about heading down to this in a couple/few weeks.

http://www.icrbe.com/home.html (http://www.icrbe.com/home.html)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 06, 2018, 03:13 AM
If that wasnt so far away i would go and check that out....how you guys doing anyways...
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2018, 05:25 AM
yup


I know - not the right thread, but I'm lazy today.
At least lazier than normal.

Anyway, Jeff and I are thinking about heading down to this in a couple/few weeks.

http://www.icrbe.com/home.html (http://www.icrbe.com/home.html)

If you find any interesting wood blanks, remember you have a friend with a lathe ;)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 06, 2018, 06:14 AM
If you find any interesting wood blanks, remember you have a friend with a lathe ;)

Rg

Yea, my son has 2.

You need to see some of the work he is doing.
The wood he is using for the reel seats it's crazy.
I'll get some photos and post them here later tonight.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Feb 06, 2018, 04:32 PM
Hay rg have you tried buffing wood ever ?? If not I just picked up a buffer at menards that is on clearence for $65 right now .. just got done polishing my rod holders with it .. polished emt tubing lol's look like chrome lol's tubeing welded to a c clamp now.. also did my buddies too... ended out getting 11%back in rebates on top of the clearence price.. any how just a suggestion to try buffing some wood?? I bet those chess pieces would look even better if buffed to a real high shine.. or even reel seats rod handles etc buffed to a high shine..


by the way the chess board is coming along nicely!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2018, 05:01 PM
Thanks Boon. Yeah, I've sanded, finished, polished, buffed, burnished, textured, scraped, planed and done just about everything one could do to wood to make it shine.

The chess pieces are finished the way I want them to look. I like the grain, natural look and textures of wood. They're sanded and finished to expose the hard and soft features of each piece.

Love to see some pics Mac!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 06, 2018, 05:28 PM
In a bit Bob

I’m chillin with my grandson right now
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 06, 2018, 09:01 PM

(https://s13.postimg.org/4pwcr2cf7/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4pwcr2cf7/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/hhaixlwhv/25625-_MMS-1517942361714-attachment1-_P_20180122_215907_BF.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hhaixlwhv/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/xsamtx19v/25626-_MMS-1517942361714-attachment1-_P_20180120_105231_BF.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xsamtx19v/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/aqu1o5twj/25627-_MMS-1517942361714-attachment1-_P_20180120_105222_BF.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/aqu1o5twj/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/okied8hcz/25628-_MMS-1517942361714-attachment1-_P_20180113_132844_BF.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/okied8hcz/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/h4j4rg1df/25629-_MMS-1517942361714-attachment1-_P_20180113_132825_BF.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/h4j4rg1df/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 06, 2018, 09:02 PM

(https://s13.postimg.org/a1b9bsdxf/25630-_MMS-1517942361714-attachment1-_IMG_20171222_002457_032.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/a1b9bsdxf/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/pmskvqxlf/25631-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_IMG_20171218_110910_613.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/pmskvqxlf/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/en7dk621f/25632-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_IMG_20171119_014124_534.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/en7dk621f/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/xfj8nrtar/25633-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_P_20171116_145015.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xfj8nrtar/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/bt486r2g3/25634-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_P_20171116_144957.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bt486r2g3/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/x2ruhly6b/25635-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_P_20171112_020411.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/x2ruhly6b/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 06, 2018, 09:02 PM

(https://s13.postimg.org/bgcu0k4qr/25636-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_P_20171107_034825_1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bgcu0k4qr/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/stn4fg2mr/25637-_MMS-1517942481571-attachment1-_P_20171106_151839.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/stn4fg2mr/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/gf0cf4iub/25639-_MMS-1517942575952-attachment1-_P_20170929_155810.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/gf0cf4iub/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/yhtf6brjn/25650-_MMS-1517943110290-attachment1-_Screenshot_20180204-204725_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yhtf6brjn/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 06, 2018, 09:04 PM
For those of you out there that don't know - click on the thumbnail photo and a new window opens with a larger view.
And in that new window you can enlarge it again.
Doing so you will be able to see the grain and dyes in the wood.

Enjoy!


Can't wait for my 2 rods to be done.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 07, 2018, 02:40 AM
Nice looking stuff. He ought to spend $80 and buy a little Harbor Freight bench top wood lathe.

(https://s10.postimg.org/we5sj65c5/61_CD3_F6_F-_E0_AD-4_BAB-_AD92-53_F0_C5_AF4_A65-4690-000005_BC544_A8772.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/we5sj65c5/)

Could most likely get a 20% off coupon for it online. That and a few cheap turning tools would make turning seats and handles a lot easier. Save a lot of mess on his wrapper too. 

And....please tell me he's not working on the floor!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 07, 2018, 06:20 AM
Nice looking stuff. He ought to spend $80 and buy a little Harbor Freight bench top wood lathe.

(https://s10.postimg.org/we5sj65c5/61_CD3_F6_F-_E0_AD-4_BAB-_AD92-53_F0_C5_AF4_A65-4690-000005_BC544_A8772.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/we5sj65c5/)

Could most likely get a 20% off coupon for it online. That and a few cheap turning tools would make turning seats and handles a lot easier. Save a lot of mess on his wrapper too. 

And....please tell me he's not working on the floor!

Rg


I told you.
He already has two lathes.
Look back a few posts.

But thanks Bob.

BTW, he also has a small table router that he uses to carve out the trough for the reel base.
He has quite the setup.

Now..........if I could only get him to move everything into an apartment someplace.
 ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 07, 2018, 07:31 AM
I didn't catch that Mac.
Does he dye and stabilize his own blanks or does he buy them  that way?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 07, 2018, 08:55 AM
He buys them dyed
It’s done in a vacuum system so the dye penetrates all the way thru the wood
Really cool

He has a few suppliers

So if anyone out there is interested shoot me a pm.  And I’ll get you in touch with Jeff.  He’s really doing some nice work.  The photos don’t do it any justice.  They look way better than they do in the photos.

Jeff is a member here on MFF but only stops in occasionally.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 07, 2018, 04:07 PM
I asked because I'm pondering a vacuum impregnating system.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 07, 2018, 04:53 PM
Let me know if you do
Jeff would love a source he can depend on
We have been waiting for mine since Halloween or before.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 07, 2018, 05:32 PM
Just out of curiosity, what are the blanks you're waiting for?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 07, 2018, 07:46 PM
They are maple.
And the dye is fire engine red.

The theme is red.

The reels are Pflueger Presedent XT's, which have red on them.
And the thread will all be red, but he's going to do some chrome sprinkled into the red thread as an accent.

My Lund is red.

I like red.

 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 08, 2018, 10:04 AM
Other woods he has used are -

box elder, cherry, walnut, and koa.

We selected the maple because they appeared to show the most grain patterns with the bright red dye I wanted.
Hopefully it works out that way.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 08, 2018, 05:15 PM
All take dye to varying degrees. Some more porous than others. But the vacuum system allows for some variation.

Best part about it is the ability to stabilize the piece with resins after it's dyed.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Feb 08, 2018, 06:07 PM
Has any one priced the kits for dying wood if so what are they running for a kit??


Looking at vacuum pumps they range for good 150 to 500.00  but for harbor freight they run 95 to 150  here's the links to them.. 
Trying to figure if it cheaper to make the vaccum set up or buy a kit..

https://www.zoro.com/mountain-deep-vacuum-pump-60-cfm-single-stage-8407/i/G4868711/#specifications (https://www.zoro.com/mountain-deep-vacuum-pump-60-cfm-single-stage-8407/i/G4868711/#specifications)

https://m.harborfreight.com/3-cfm-two-stage-vacuum-pump-60805.html (https://m.harborfreight.com/3-cfm-two-stage-vacuum-pump-60805.html)


Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 08, 2018, 07:35 PM
All take dye to varying degrees. Some more porous than others. But the vacuum system allows for some variation.

Best part about it is the ability to stabilize the piece wothnreains after it's dyed.

Rg

You and Jeff need to have b-fast together
And then



We fish!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 09, 2018, 03:05 AM
Have Jeff check out this link.
https://nvwoodwerks.com/my-double-dye-stabilizing-process/ (https://nvwoodwerks.com/my-double-dye-stabilizing-process/)

Good info on the process and equipment needed. I'd do it, but I'm flat out of space for any more hobbies.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 09, 2018, 04:30 PM
just sent it to him.

A friend loaned him a vacuum system to try.
Looks like a pressure cooker with a small vacuum pump connected to it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 09, 2018, 04:59 PM
That's about it. Probably a converted pressure paint pot.

Next he needs to add a Celtic Knot to the reel seat.
(https://s10.postimg.org/gaqkbbs8l/IMG_1920.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/gaqkbbs8l/)

That would be pretty unique.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 10, 2018, 12:10 PM
He has done this, but needs more practice.   ;)
He has done it on burl cork also.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 10, 2018, 08:48 PM
It's all a matter of accuracy and repetitive alignment. Each wafer must be the exact width of the blade cut...each cut must be exactly the same in angle and position. Otherwise, the knot grows or shrinks with each consecutive cut and gets(as we woodworkers say) "wonky".

I'd like to know how he could produce a Celtic Knot on a round blank. It's geometrically improbable.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 10, 2018, 09:30 PM


I'd like to know how he could produce a Celtic Knot on a round blank. It's geometrically improbable.

Rg

I spoke out of turn Bob.
You are correct.
He has been experimenting with a lot of shapes like that.
Espe4cially on the less expensive cork.
Also trying his hand at weaves on the thread.
My point was that he still needs more experience.
He was showing me some things the other day, like the knot.
I'll try and get the url and send it to you.
You will enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 10, 2018, 09:43 PM
I spent the day in Kenmore and Lockport today. A remembrance for my Bride's sister who passed a couple weeks ago. Very snowy up there. I was happy to get back to good old Macedon Ny.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 11, 2018, 09:44 AM
I spent the day in Kenmore and Lockport today. A remembrance for my Bride's sister who passed a couple weeks ago. Very snowy up there. I was happy to get back to good old Macedon Ny.

Rg


Sorry for your loss Bob.
Yea, we got a bit of snow.
I could do without anymore.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 11, 2018, 03:29 PM
a lot of this is foam.
Still kind of cool though.

http://www.northeastrodbuilders.com/ (http://www.northeastrodbuilders.com/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 11, 2018, 03:43 PM
Yeah...some people like the glitzy stuff. Personally, I built rods to fish with. Quality, comfortable components and solid wraps. I've never had one fail.

Meanwhile...back in " The Little Wood Shop"

Got the board grouted, finished the PAWNS and started on the Rooks.

(https://s10.postimg.org/60gdu8cbp/IMG_0567.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/60gdu8cbp/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/z2unx3glx/IMG_0568.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/z2unx3glx/)

I'm very happy with the changes I made to the design of the pieces.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: tomturkey on Feb 12, 2018, 08:18 AM
I have the set up for building rods that my dad had. Nothing fancy but he turned out some nice rods. I have a few rods he tied for me that I cherish. They are all built on Herter's brown tone blanks all wrapped with variegated silk. I still have a lot of supplies bought from Herter's.

My brother has a rod building shop here in Michigan. He built rods in AK while he lived there. I was at a fishing show here in Michigan wearing a hat with his Alaska logo on it, a long with the rod shop coat from AK. A well know out door writer in Michigan pointed at me and said  "He builds good rods". The outdoor writer had bought a couple of rods from my brother when he was stationed in AK at the same base as my brother. He invited me to bring my brother to the Soo and take us fishing on the Saint Mary's river. Sadly it has not happened.

I have not been able to get at the Chestnut yet due to the weather. I tried to link an online auction to you that had a couple of decoys carved from chestnut to you bout I could not get it to go. The grain in the decoys was really nice.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 12, 2018, 04:23 PM
I've been worked chestnut in the past. American, horse chestnut and even Wormy Chestnut. Dusty, gnarly stuff. But, very pretty if treated well.

I've also built rods on Herter's blanks. Somewhere I still have a bottle of the shellac finish they used to supply.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: tomturkey on Feb 12, 2018, 08:27 PM
I have not had my rod building stuff out in a long time so I have no idea what Herter's stuff I have.

 I have 5 Shakespeare Wonder Rods that need redone. I could redo them but I do not have a drier. I could take them to my brothers rod shop to dry them but I could not stand the nasty critique that would come out of his mouth as  no one wraps a rod as good as him. I think I know where there is a rotisserie from a grill that I could make one out of so I can get them done this summer.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 13, 2018, 04:29 PM
If you need one, I have a motor and support you can have. I'm done building rods. It'll take me another lifetime to use up the collection I already have.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Feb 13, 2018, 04:32 PM
Wow you don't see generosity all that much any more .. guess it's just nice to see some one  cares!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 13, 2018, 05:47 PM
Bob's a prince
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 14, 2018, 04:18 PM
"Prince of Theives" maybe ;D

Got the bishops all done, turned the first Queen this afternoon. It's getting there.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 14, 2018, 07:02 PM
My blanks!!!


(https://s13.postimg.org/xddnivu37/IMG_2248.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xddnivu37/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2018, 05:06 AM
Those would be fun to turn.

Chess set progress.
Pawns, rooks, bishops and one Queen complete. Working on the layout for the knights. Also glued up the trim for the board. Still thinking about ways to number and letter the trims for rank and file designation.
(https://s10.postimg.org/4kky615mt/IMG_0572.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4kky615mt/)

Couldn't live with the scroll saw stand I built, so back to square 1. Decided to move the belt disc sander, which I use mostly for sharpening, over next to the lathe.

(https://s10.postimg.org/ifj8o8ctx/IMG_0574.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ifj8o8ctx/)

The scroll saw will get a new stand mounted off the wall with a 2x6 frame. I'll have the potential to fill it with sand if necessary for vibration reduction.

(https://s10.postimg.org/vwg77bcxh/IMG_0573.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vwg77bcxh/)

The fold away stand I tried vibrated violently at mid speeds. Completely unacceptable.

There's always room for improvements.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 15, 2018, 09:38 AM
the chess set is coming out nice Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2018, 04:51 PM
Thanks, It's getting there Mac. Took a break to get the scroll saw established. I'll put up some pics of the new stand. Seems very stable and adequate.

It's been an interesting project for sure. Duplication isn't easy. The set isn't perfection, but I didn't expect that. It'll be very playable with a warm feel, contrast in materials and a solid playing field.

When it's done, I'll have to learn to play chess. :clapping: :clapping:

Good for firing the neurons in an old man's brain.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 15, 2018, 08:12 PM
Tell you what.

Finish it and I'll stop by and teach you.

I'll bring nachos and bourbon.

 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 16, 2018, 04:02 PM
I won my first game....of course I was my opponent......a no loose situation I guess ;)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 16, 2018, 04:32 PM
My blanks!!!


(https://s13.postimg.org/xddnivu37/IMG_2248.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xddnivu37/)


Those look really neat! Worth the wait?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 16, 2018, 04:48 PM
When it's done, I'll have to learn to play chess. :clapping: :clapping:

Good for firing the neurons in an old man's brain.

Rg

I am in no way trying to say anything disparaging towards you, but this blows me away!?!

What made you decide to make a chess set if you didn’t know how to play? Looking for a challenge? Trying to force yourself to learn? I am curious.

It looks great by the way! It’s been fun to read through the build in this thread.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 16, 2018, 10:53 PM

Those look really neat! Worth the wait?


I'll let you know.
They still haven't arrived.
And they still need to turning in the lathe.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2018, 12:17 AM
I am in no way trying to say anything disparaging towards you, but this blows me away!?!

What made you decide to make a chess set if you didn’t know how to play? Looking for a challenge? Trying to force yourself to learn? I am curious.

It looks great by the way! It’s been fun to read through the build in this thread.

Thanks! I'm just kidding. I know how to play. Justhaven't played in many years. And, yes....I'm always trying to learn something new.  Turning the chess set is something new to me on the lathe. Moving on from single freehand turnings to duplication.

There's one Queen, and two Kings to go then 4 knights. They're gonna be fun.
Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2018, 02:36 PM
Got quite a bit done on he chess set today. Cut out the trims for the board and glued them up.
(https://s10.postimg.org/eyeh12c7p/IMG_0575.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/eyeh12c7p/)

Got to work and turned the other Queen and two kings. The Kings have Celtic knots so I thought y'all might like to see the before and after.

The glued up blank.
(https://s10.postimg.org/ea5mhuq9x/IMG_0578.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ea5mhuq9x/)

The blank turned almost completely round with a tenon to remount it in the spigot chuck.

(https://s10.postimg.org/lddhxl611/IMG_0579.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lddhxl611/)

The blank Is remounted in the spigot chuck and marked with my super expensive incredibly complex dividing mechanism. ;D

(https://s10.postimg.org/cicnn59jp/IMG_2011.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cicnn59jp/)

 The king turned and finished.

(https://s10.postimg.org/w1h8w1q6d/IMG_0580.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/w1h8w1q6d/)

They came out pretty darned good....I think.

Here's the set so far.

(https://s10.postimg.org/5t6476lnp/IMG_0581.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5t6476lnp/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/shvb6rar9/IMG_0582.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/shvb6rar9/)

Tomorrow I'll spend time finishing the board trims then .....the dreaded knights.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 17, 2018, 06:09 PM
Nice work, Bob!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2018, 05:35 AM
Thanks Bill.
Did 90% of them with the carbides you made me. Sweet tools.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 18, 2018, 08:04 AM
Very nice.... :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2018, 09:50 AM
Thanks Dom. Started putting finish on the board trim this morning.

Still gotta figure out how to turn those horses :-\

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 18, 2018, 10:38 AM


Still gotta figure out how to turn those horses :-\

Rg

Dremel?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2018, 01:28 PM
Yup....Dremel is in my arsenal.

I think my problem is more with the original design vs what I really want to see. I'm gonna pick up another piece of stock tomorrow and see what I can develop. The set doesn't lend itself to a "Horse" but more of an abstraction.

My son (the family artist) stopped over for some cards, beers and pickles today. We came up with a few ideas. He's anxious to challenge the old man to some chess ;D

I'm in no hurry.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Bowmandan on Feb 19, 2018, 09:11 PM
Talent for sure.    Next winter make another set and raffle it off and see how much you get for a “real” hand turned set.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 19, 2018, 11:02 PM
Thats a great job rg..very nice..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 20, 2018, 04:37 PM
I have three more sets on my list. One for my Son. One for my Grandson and one for my wall. I'll be exploring other designs I have in mind. Then it's on to other things.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 20, 2018, 04:52 PM
Just to keep you thinking, Bob, compartmentalized storage under the board?   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: geo315 on Feb 21, 2018, 06:39 AM
Very nice. Can't wait to see the knights. Geo.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 21, 2018, 04:25 PM
Well, here's the first finished knight. I opted to keep it simple.

(https://s10.postimg.org/d8cfwdjo5/IMG_0584.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/d8cfwdjo5/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/4q2zs32vp/IMG_0585.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4q2zs32vp/)

Another blank in the lathe.

(https://s10.postimg.org/3nst9jrs5/IMG_0587.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3nst9jrs5/)

We'll see if I can make another the same.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 21, 2018, 04:28 PM
Just to keep you thinking, Bob, compartmentalized storage under the board?   ;D
Not with this set Bill. Maybe in the future builds.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 21, 2018, 06:57 PM
Good knight!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 21, 2018, 08:38 PM
You have a good pass time in that little woodshop of yours....for some reason i just dont have it in me to build things...😄
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 22, 2018, 03:10 AM
Good knight!  ;D

"Mrs. Kalabash.....wherever you are!"

Thanks Bigguy. It's a blessing.......and, a curse! My Dad was a constantly tinkering around with stuff. I've been taking things apart and putting them together since I was a little kid. His tool box was never safe from me. But, one thing I always did was put the tools back where I "borrowed " them from. Can't say he was always happy with my mechanical explorations, but he'd help me reassemble whatever it was I shouldn't have taken apart.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 22, 2018, 07:40 AM
This is the design for the next set.

(https://s10.postimg.org/tm1hcaqlx/IMG_0590.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tm1hcaqlx/)

Scroll saw project. It'll be clear pine. One side natural or maybe stained white and the other stained black. Fits on a 12" x 12" board although I think it will end up 14"x14" using maple and dark stained oak for the squares and possibly a walnut inlay between the squares. The board will fold and be the storage box for the pieces.

 A fun little departure from the lathe.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 22, 2018, 05:25 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 24, 2018, 11:45 AM

(https://s14.postimg.org/jsnnnzapp/0216181255.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/jsnnnzapp/)
...i did manage to build a ser of tip downs my first try at making my own..i dont think there all that bad.they did catch 🐟
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 24, 2018, 05:35 PM
Hey...they work :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

Finished up all the chess pieces today.
(https://s10.postimg.org/4nz8mci45/IMG_2016.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4nz8mci45/)

I'll put the felt on the bottoms in the morning.

Board is done as well.

(https://s10.postimg.org/kyzcips1x/IMG_2017.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kyzcips1x/)

My Son is coming over tomorrow to play the inaugural game with me.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Feb 24, 2018, 07:02 PM
Found you another project to add to your horse shoe Cort  one at each end not sure if your a giants or jets fan any how here's pic.. of the obsicle lol's


(https://i.imgur.com/9Gs0FY7.jpg)

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 24, 2018, 07:20 PM
I would drive to Macedon and egg his house if he was a Giants or Jets fan.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 24, 2018, 07:20 PM
Bob - they came out really nice - good job bud.

 :clapping:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Feb 24, 2018, 07:57 PM
I would drive to Macedon and egg his house if he was a Giants or Jets fan.


Lol's
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 24, 2018, 09:55 PM
I would drive to Macedon and egg his house if he was a Giants or Jets fan.

...X3
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2018, 01:46 AM
Thanks Mac.
You can relax. I haven't watched a football game since high school.....and only then because I dated a cheerleader.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 25, 2018, 07:36 AM
I was worried there for a few minutes.
Thought Boon had some inside dirt on you.

Happy Sunday!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2018, 03:00 PM
C'est fini!
(https://s10.postimg.org/mef5w9yv9/IMG_0591.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mef5w9yv9/)


Kind of anti climatic. Been working on this for 6 weeks or so. Actually, it didn't take as long as I anticipated.

What next..........what next.



Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2018, 02:43 PM
Wow..   Very nice... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 26, 2018, 04:55 PM
Wow..   Very nice... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
X2!!!  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 26, 2018, 08:27 PM
Very nice👍👍👍👍👍...now the anticipation waits for next weeks build😁
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 27, 2018, 07:34 AM
Thanks guys. It was a fun build. While my son and I played yesterday afternoon, I noticed that I no longer looked at the set as a project, but as chess pieces on a chess board. An interesting feeling.

The turd beat me and I suspect he's gonna  continue to do so.

I screwed up with the scroll saw yesterday and broke the upper blade lock. I wasn't paying attention to the tension adjustmant and pushed the cam lever down hard enough to break the aluminum casting. So.......another $25 invested. Part should be here in a couple days. I'll be back at the Saw by the weekend.

In the mean time I'm planning out the wall boards for he two vertical chess sets and I owe a couple people yoyos.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 27, 2018, 07:58 AM
Beautiful job.... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 27, 2018, 12:42 PM
Wow, that is some beautiful work rg! Definitely a true artist. Looks great!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 01, 2018, 11:19 AM
"what's next?" How about turkey box calls....  ;)  My friend made one a little smaller than the store bought models, it  had such a sweet tone that he wouldn't part with it. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 01, 2018, 02:02 PM
My blanks!!!


(https://s13.postimg.org/xddnivu37/IMG_2248.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xddnivu37/)


Well, they finally showed up today.
Jeff says it will take him a week or so to completely turn, route them for the reel feet, and then finish them.
I'll post pics of them when they are done.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 01, 2018, 04:43 PM
"what's next?" How about turkey box calls....  ;)  My friend made one a little smaller than the store bought models, it  had such a sweet tone that he wouldn't part with it.

I've made more turkey calls than I can count. Took my first bird on a call I made in my first millwork shop.

I've been upgrading my dust collection a bit. The next project involves a lot of sanding and processing of relatively small parts. So, i made an insert for my router table that will serve as a downdraft system for sanding parts. I also made new plexiglas blast gates to replace the plywood ones I made initially.

Rg

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 02, 2018, 12:39 AM
Quick question any one have any good plans for a buffer pedestal or a grinder pedestal?? Trying to find some thing that will work before I just buy cause built is alway better then bought..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 02, 2018, 02:44 AM
Free standing or wall mounted?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 04, 2018, 08:11 PM
Free standing or wall mounted?

Rg

Free standing.. sorry I was fishing inbetween so sorry for the slow responce..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2018, 06:52 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=skBi-uSgSWI (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=skBi-uSgSWI)

Here's a simple design.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 05, 2018, 07:42 AM
If you have access to a welder, an old steel auto or truck wheel with an upright pipe welded in the center and a mounting plate on top makes a great pedestal stand.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 06, 2018, 02:46 AM
If you have access to a welder, an old steel auto or truck wheel with an upright pipe welded in the center and a mounting plate on top makes a great pedestal stand.  ;D


That is a great idea I do got a welder so might try that?? I was thinking a wood one but might end out bein a steel grinder stand??

And thanks rg for that idea too was more what I am looking for..

I wonder how my vans spare tire would be with a post attached and a plate for the mountING the grinder?? Lols 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2018, 03:43 AM
The recycling place near me sells old rims cheap. You might want that spare tire for your van some day ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 06, 2018, 06:50 AM
If you have access to a welder, an old steel auto or truck wheel with an upright pipe welded in the center and a mounting plate on top makes a great pedestal stand.  ;D
x2  We have used this trick with lots of small tools in our machine shop on the family farm. Everything from grinders and wire wheels to vices mounted so we can move them near whatever equipment we are working on. Stable and heavy enough that they don't tip over or move, but light enough that you can tip them a little and roll them around the shop on the edge of the rim.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2018, 07:39 AM
The next chess set in the making.

(https://s10.postimg.org/smp1wy9qt/IMG_2020.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/smp1wy9qt/)

I'm going for a simple, functional design on this one. These pieces will be for the wall hung board.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2018, 05:24 PM
Made some progress on the wall hung chess board. Got a bunch of pieces cut up this afternoon and started playing with how it's gonna go together.

(https://s10.postimg.org/40z1lr0j9/IMG_0592.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/40z1lr0j9/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/s4pta1qpx/IMG_0593.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/s4pta1qpx/)

I'm still thinking about what the storage will look like. Kind of a design as you build sort of a thing.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 06, 2018, 05:39 PM
Very nice rg I like the design as you go part nothing works better then that..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2018, 07:33 AM
Made some more progress this morning.
Got all my tiles sanded and treated with pre stain conditioner.
(https://s10.postimg.org/xnstb0mt1/IMG_2022.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xnstb0mt1/)

Glued up the back section and one side. Then I started dry fitting the shelves to check my dimensions.

(https://s10.postimg.org/7tnlyqz9h/IMG_2021.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7tnlyqz9h/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/c2sc0xa8l/IMG_2023.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/c2sc0xa8l/)

Two more knights to turn then it's on to the pawns.
So far ....so good ;D

Rg
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 07, 2018, 03:05 PM
Looking good so far! Can't wait to see the finished product  :D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2018, 04:43 PM
Me too ;D

Started on the pawns this afternoon. Got the back rank coated with pre-stain conditioner. I'll be putting some color to pieces tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 07, 2018, 04:49 PM
Looks great as usual Bob..    Thats a cool talent........
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2018, 05:11 PM
My son says I'm an artist :rotflol: :rotflol:
I don't think about it too much other than trying to figure out how to get to where I want to go. Although, I'll have to admit ...some of the stuff I make is pretty cool. Like the " Who's  Move Is It" I made for my Bride and I to keep track as we play chess.

(https://s10.postimg.org/cb7zrc2qt/IMG_2025.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cb7zrc2qt/)

It was really fun and now we can remember "who's move it is" ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 07, 2018, 05:28 PM
I have been called an Arteeest before... ::)
What ever that means....     8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 07, 2018, 05:31 PM
LMAO!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 07, 2018, 05:33 PM
So, with this set, Bob, you play on the wall kind of like darts in a tavern?  ???
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2018, 05:40 PM
Well, it's for ongoing games. I'll make one for my Son...a smaller sized one, and we can send moves back and forth.

He'll probably cheat and get his moves from some internet program. I know I will :rotflol: :sick: :rotflol:

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 07, 2018, 05:44 PM
Nice! I like it!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 08, 2018, 06:33 AM
Got some color on the pieces and tiles this morning. Pickled oak for the white and ebony for the black.
(https://s10.postimg.org/p4xbcjnhh/IMG_2028.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/p4xbcjnhh/)

Glued the shelves into the frame.

(https://s10.postimg.org/hc6nkmeyd/IMG_2026.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hc6nkmeyd/)

A tricky little glue up. I'd like to do this build without nails but I may opt for some brass escutcheon nails through the sides and into the shelves. If I do they'll have to go in after it's final coat of finish. I wouldn't be able to sand around them.

Now I'm starting to think about the storage compartment I'm gonna build to attach to the bottom. And....there's  15 more pawns to turn.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 09, 2018, 04:48 PM
The board box is finished.
(https://s10.postimg.org/kl87ohu6d/IMG_2035.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kl87ohu6d/)

Pictures don't justify the beauty of the cedar with a couple coats of poly and fine sanding. It looks like wooden silk.


The main pieces (back rank) are finished.
(https://s10.postimg.org/3kpbg16x1/IMG_2036.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3kpbg16x1/)

And e tiles have been coated with sanding sealer, sanded and finished with poly.
(https://s10.postimg.org/6u3qm6ps5/IMG_2037.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6u3qm6ps5/)

I might do another coat on the tiles. I'll know tomorrow..

Still have to color the pawns and get finish on them.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 10, 2018, 02:33 PM
Well, another one in the books.

(https://s10.postimg.org/dsmk07sj9/IMG_2039.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dsmk07sj9/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/euwqiryhx/IMG_2040.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/euwqiryhx/)

 Came out pretty nice.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 10, 2018, 06:11 PM
Pretty nice?
Thats awesome....... :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 10, 2018, 06:18 PM
I agree.  That's awesome! Functional wall art!!!   :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: dirtydeeds on Mar 10, 2018, 06:24 PM
great job!! my father is a huge chess player, we play often but I dont think we've ever played on a wall, very nice crafstmanship it looks awesome!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 11, 2018, 04:45 AM
Thanks everyone. I'm having fun with the chess boards. Gonna build another wall hung board for my Son next. Gonna go for an even simpler design this time.......I think.

This in between weather drives me nutz. Can't do much outdoors yet, so, it's a good way to keep occupied.

Might be time to tie some flies and jigs too.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: O on Mar 11, 2018, 08:41 PM
Looks great RG!  I showed this thread to my brother, he just bought a lathe and he has been having fun with it just like you.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 12, 2018, 07:04 AM
The wood lathe is as addicting as anything I've ever owned. What lathe did he buy?

One of the ladies I work with was admiring my little bird house ornaments. So yesterday I made her one.

(https://s10.postimg.org/qrbi0swqd/IMG_0594.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/qrbi0swqd/)

I know....it's not Christmas. But, I've given a bunch of these away and everyone seems to hang it somewhere in their house all year long. Anyway, she'll get a big smile out of it.

If I come across a decent sized chunk of something to turn, I'm gonna take a whack at turning a big one. Something 6" or better in diameter.

By the way, if he wants any advice or tips on turning, have him shoot me a message. I'm no expert, but I'm willing to share.

I also did a glue up for a wall hung chess board for my Son.

(https://s10.postimg.org/c7zb2gkh1/IMG_2042.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/c7zb2gkh1/)

Trying a different method this time. Glue up the strips,  Cross cut them and flip flop the pieces to make the pattern. I think it'll work out.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2018, 06:13 AM
 Cut up the next board last evening.
Started like this and cross cut it into sections

(https://s10.postimg.org/nv0x77igl/IMG_2043.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/nv0x77igl/)

Flip flop the sections and.........Now it's like this.

(https://s10.postimg.org/rre937ivp/IMG_2044.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rre937ivp/)

Voila'......chess board ;D

Put some sanding sealer on the board pieces. This afternoon I'll sand out the shelf and trim pieces and get sanding sealer on them. I'm gonna put finish on everything before I glue it up.

Pretty cool the way it worked out.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 15, 2018, 07:04 AM
They look awesome! What a cool concept. Thanks for sharing and by all means, keep up the great work!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 15, 2018, 08:10 AM
Hey Bob
Is it just an illusion from the photo that it’s rectangular and not square?
Or is it indeed rectangular because that’s what you were goin for?

BTW, nice work as always.

Mac
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2018, 04:50 PM
Of course it's a rectangle....it's going on the wall. The vertical spaces need to be taller than the pieces.

I worked up the Kings, Queens, Bishops and Knights today. The rook is making me think on this one as the pieces are all square. I'll work it out in the morning.

Tomorrow's my birthday. I'll see if a 68 year old brain pan can come up with a new idea :laugh:

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 15, 2018, 05:32 PM
Make the pcs shorter.

 8)


HB you old fart.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2018, 06:07 PM
Thanks bud..I am an OF...proud of it too!

"....Even if you're old and grey.....you still got something to say "


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: drowndin dots on Mar 16, 2018, 06:29 AM


  Spent an hour catching up on this thread this morning, Wow Bob! You really did a great job on the boards! Happy Belated B-Day  :laugh: 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2018, 07:03 AM
Thanks DD. Not belated. Today is my B-day.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: drowndin dots on Mar 16, 2018, 07:06 AM
Thanks DD. Not belated. Today is my B-day.

Rg
Oh.... Even better!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 16, 2018, 09:54 AM
Happy birthday Rg. Hope it's enjoyable!!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2018, 06:37 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes.
Very nice day!
A little work...if you can call it that....came home and putzed around in the shop finishing some parts for my Son's wall hung chess board. A pizza.......( crazy windy outside so no steak :-X).

But, all in all, a pretty calm day. Can't ask for much more at my stage of life.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 17, 2018, 04:51 PM
Got all the pieces for my Son's board done today.

(https://s10.postimg.org/48dl1wj5x/IMG_2045.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/48dl1wj5x/)

Glued up the board and shelves as well.


(https://s10.postimg.org/3vm6vuyd1/IMG_2046.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3vm6vuyd1/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/eig01alxx/IMG_2047.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/eig01alxx/)

Should have it finished up tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Mar 17, 2018, 06:15 PM
RG, would you welcome some pictures of a bird house my father and I have been working in this thread?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 17, 2018, 06:23 PM
Absolutely. Love seeing what others come up with.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Mar 17, 2018, 07:04 PM
Alright, so my father is a master craftsman. He has the talent, and I just try to learn what I can from him. At any rate we have been working on a purple Martin house for some time. It is not finished yet, but after a lot of time and modifications it’s just about ready for paint.

We did the features on the gable ends today. Both of us are pretty happy with how it looks. Love to hear what everyone thinks. We’re going to paint it white and green.


(https://s18.postimg.org/x5oewopz9/1100_E0_B6-97_AD-40_E1-9_DD8-7_EFE788_AEE93.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/x5oewopz9/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/xv77925yd/1_CD132_E9-_F4_F3-4_EEE-_BCAE-_EC64_CCEC7867.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xv77925yd/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/h8pmze54l/605576_A1-_CBFB-4_F16-_A762-_FD062_A5_C21_FD.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/h8pmze54l/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/wsx0qhs9x/73_B505_D1-_E5_CF-4958-_ADB8-_C5_E037_C3_BF40.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wsx0qhs9x/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/za8rxrzbp/7_D894_D80-0006-4_E28-8201-_BE6499166_EB2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/za8rxrzbp/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/fse4htmyd/A36582_E1-_EE61-418_E-_B992-9_B2450_E46_DE0.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/fse4htmyd/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Mar 17, 2018, 07:11 PM
Here are a few pics of the pre existing one my cousin bought, but never used. We put it on the top of dead cedar tree we planted into the ground. Had a few bluebirds, but then the squirrels got to it. Hopefully it will do better this time around after the face lift.


(https://s18.postimg.org/a5hrk0kc5/24_A0_A407-_AC14-4_F31-_A266-_AFD2846320_AE.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/a5hrk0kc5/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/mwvxqkrk5/65970_C96-2_FC2-4350-_B91_B-6_E4_C30478336.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mwvxqkrk5/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/80xeiyt05/669_D7_E3_B-9_EC5-4103-_B3_A0-8_B677_CE68663.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/80xeiyt05/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/p1garm3gl/7_E5_E79_D5-_D980-40_D8-9_DD1-_C9_AAB41_E6707.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/p1garm3gl/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/44k2mz0at/81832_C95-_FFA6-4_ECC-9533-4_E01_FC1_A4345.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/44k2mz0at/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/7bem6m06d/97_BCDE85-623_E-418_D-_B755-0_B718_B734_A17.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7bem6m06d/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/7o60crvat/B25347_C2-_C769-49_A0-_BC01-9_D107887_B72_F.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7o60crvat/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/9sqdduhhx/DD6_DE471-5_E02-45_B9-_BE29-57157_EE5_E590.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9sqdduhhx/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/56u95me05/51_B5490_E-_D6_E3-45_E0-_AAE8-_FB881_C9_A1_AA3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/56u95me05/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 18, 2018, 03:38 AM
Very nice......I love the attention to detail. Bird houses are really fun to make. Especially when you see them in use.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2018, 05:30 PM
So...I delivered my Son's wall hung board today.

(https://s10.postimg.org/4rgu5vhg5/IMG_2056.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4rgu5vhg5/)

Came out pretty nice. He was surprised.

Let the games begin👍👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2018, 05:36 PM
Next up.....the clock of my dreams  :w00t: :w00t:

I've had an idea for a clock rattling around in my brain for a few years, believe it or not. This morning I drew it up full scale. It's somewhat unique.

More to come.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 21, 2018, 06:21 AM
The projects look great guys! Keep them coming!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: bart on Mar 21, 2018, 07:15 AM
Awesome work there guys! RG, I've been itching to make a clock, and a lamp too.

Our Pastor was retiring, I made him a birdhouse that is a replica of our church.
(https://i.imgur.com/PSQ78O0h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ibRBL9rh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/M8FS8SLh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 21, 2018, 08:10 AM
Very cool Bart.       :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Mar 21, 2018, 04:40 PM
That looks awesome Bart!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 21, 2018, 04:46 PM
That's very nice Bart!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 21, 2018, 05:39 PM
Thanks to everyone for contributing to this topic. I always knew there were others with sawdust up their nostrils. :-[

I like it Bart. Didn't know you messed around in the wood shop.

Here's a drawing of the clock I'm making.

(https://s9.postimg.org/ers4016fv/IMG_2064.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ers4016fv/)

The diagonal lines will be a 24" wide x 17" high rectangular back mount of clear maple.

There won't be a clock face.

The hour indicators will spiral out as drawn. They will start at 1 o'clock with a 3/8" dia. X 3/8" high turning and progress in size to 1 3/4" dia. X 1 3/4" high at 12 o'clock. The 3,6,9,12 will be turned from Mopina and the rest from Redheart. No numbers...just indicating positions.

The hour hand will ride within the entire spiral. The minute hand will pass over 1-6 o'clock and then move inside of the remaining hours. The sweep second hand will cover the entire face.

The shape and form comes from a Fibonacci number series and the "Golden Spiral" he derived from that mathematical formula. While the spiral is an adaptation, the concept is relative.

Anyway, it's gonna be fun to build and should be an interesting piece of wall art.

I have the maple in hand as well as the Mopina and Redheart. Picked up a clockworks at Michaels this afternoon.

I'm almost ready to dive in. Might do a couple prototype hour markers from poplar before I cut into the really expensive stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 21, 2018, 07:25 PM
I will have to get a picture of the babby cradle my dad's making for my brother once it's done hopefully before April when she due..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: bart on Mar 22, 2018, 06:38 AM
Thanks all!

Rg, I don't have a wood shop really, don't have a lot of the toys. I do like playing though and birdhouses are a favorite. Looking forward to watching your clock coming all together!

The last project were fur stretcher boards, a friend had gave me some nice basswood.
(https://i.imgur.com/XeIBeEbh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2QkV7cgh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 22, 2018, 04:23 PM
Wood working is what you make of it Bart. It's a respite from life on general. Kind of like fly fishing.

Made some progress today on the clock project. Cut up the maple and started making the prototype hour indicators.

(https://s9.postimg.org/don5fe9wb/IMG_0607.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/don5fe9wb/)

I'm leaning towards not turning a dome shape on the indicators, but rather, leaving them absolutely flat and bringing the pieces to a high polish.

A work in progress.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 23, 2018, 07:50 PM
Here are some picture of the cradle so far.. got a question for those who may know this is there any paint that's babby safe??

(https://s9.postimg.org/r2w3h2njv/20180323_203809.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r2w3h2njv/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/5gh3024ez/20180323_203754.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5gh3024ez/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 23, 2018, 07:59 PM
That is a beautiful cradle. It should be used for many generations to come.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 24, 2018, 02:29 AM
Very pretty indeed. Quite a challenging piece.

There's a lot of love built right in👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: bart on Mar 24, 2018, 05:21 AM
boondox, beautiful cradle and nice work there for sure!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: iceman260 on Mar 24, 2018, 07:13 AM
I just built my grandson a coffee table and two end tables for his new house. Here are pics before the finish went on.
(https://s7.postimg.org/3numjb8yv/20170130_120048.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3numjb8yv/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/iwkjx3ad3/20170214_171236.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/iwkjx3ad3/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/cvmuzzsvr/20170214_171247.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cvmuzzsvr/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 24, 2018, 07:18 AM
Very nice iceman....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 24, 2018, 07:52 AM
Here are some picture of the cradle so far.. got a question for those who may know this is there any paint that's babby safe??

(https://s9.postimg.org/r2w3h2njv/20180323_203809.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r2w3h2njv/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/5gh3024ez/20180323_203754.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5gh3024ez/)
Wow!!  Nice work.  Seems a shame to paint it.  Beautiful woodwork.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: bart on Mar 24, 2018, 10:27 AM
iceman260, very nice!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 24, 2018, 11:02 AM
Wow!!  Nice work.  Seems a shame to paint it.  Beautiful woodwork.


Sure does but the sister in law wanted it white to match the furniture in the room..  also as a side note we contacted rustolem and they contacted back..  stating their products were not tested to those standards..  so it was not recommend for use on small children's items..  were thinking latex paint or or a white wash??  But  still doing reasearch just got back from arm stongs lumber in white lake milford area on m59 picking up more red oak.. for the cradle red oak around here is cheap $4.15 a broad foot did not want to pay for mahogany $8.25 type woods a board foot  when it will be painted...
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 24, 2018, 11:03 AM
And thanks guys.. My dad says thanks for the kind words about how great the cradle looks..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: iceman260 on Mar 24, 2018, 12:14 PM
Boondox very nice cradle an heirloom to be passed down for generations.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 24, 2018, 04:13 PM
check put Lullaby Paints Boon. Although I believe any 0 VOC latex paint would be fine. You can contact Valspar or Sherwin Williams support for more info as well.

Iceman. Beautiful work. Looks to be a nice shop you have there.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Mar 25, 2018, 10:02 PM
check put Lullaby Paints Boon. Although I believe any 0 VOC latex paint would be fine. You can contact Valspar or Sherwin Williams support for more info as well.

Iceman. Beautiful work. Looks to be a nice shop you have there.

Rg


Thank you sir..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: earlyice on Mar 26, 2018, 07:33 AM
Can't for the life of me find a picture of it finished, but I used this http://www.sutherlandwelles.com/botanical.html (http://www.sutherlandwelles.com/botanical.html) on a toy box/bookshelf for my nephew. The finish is just beautiful...non-toxic, nice citrus smell to work with and really makes the grain really stand out and gives it depth. If you're looking for a slightly darker than natural finish, I would highly recommend it.


(https://s9.postimg.org/s8avhunln/IMG_20160103_184121742_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/s8avhunln/)

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 26, 2018, 06:40 PM
Nice work there. Very pretty joinery.

Hickory?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: iceman260 on Mar 27, 2018, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys. Earlyice nice work on the toy box bookshelf.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: earlyice on Mar 28, 2018, 08:07 AM
Thanks guys. It's all oak with the lighter strips on the sides and front being pine. Found a "closer to finished" picture, but still can't find a finished one. Just realized you said the mom is requesting a white cradle. That's too bad, the wood looks really nice. The tung oil is food grade stuff, so no worries when the baby starts teething and chewing on the sides of that beautiful cradle!


(https://s9.postimg.org/aut8gfojf/IMG_20160107_202510740_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/aut8gfojf/)


Now it's time to start on this year's trophies for the Oneida Walleye opener. I usually use oak and some black walnut from an old yard tree I took down. Always fun to come up with new variations for them every year.




(https://s9.postimg.org/6bgzv2buj/IMG_20160420_203125705_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6bgzv2buj/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 31, 2018, 11:36 AM
You guys sure have talent...
Thsts awesome......
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 02, 2018, 05:51 PM
Got the trough planter started today.laid up the sides and cut up the material for the legs.

(https://s9.postimg.org/54l0q4fzv/IMG_2090.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/54l0q4fzv/)

Good to be working in the outside shop again although, temps are gonna make it difficult for a little while.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Apr 03, 2018, 10:22 AM
I just built my grandson a coffee table and two end tables for his new house. Here are pics before the finish went on.
(https://s7.postimg.org/3numjb8yv/20170130_120048.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3numjb8yv/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/iwkjx3ad3/20170214_171236.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/iwkjx3ad3/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/cvmuzzsvr/20170214_171247.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cvmuzzsvr/)

Very nice!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 03, 2018, 04:42 PM
My planter trough is taking shape.

(https://s9.postimg.org/djxq5fmyj/IMG_2091.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/djxq5fmyj/)

Can't wait to pour in the dirt, but there's more to do first.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2018, 04:31 PM
Making progress. Got the ends and side trim  on and a coat of solid body stain on the interior..

(https://s9.postimg.org/y9yc7ez97/IMG_2093.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/y9yc7ez97/)

Need to flip it over and coat the underside next. Then it's some trim on top, a cover system and a shelf to work from.

Fun project.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 04, 2018, 04:45 PM
Very interesting.  Has me thinking...... ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2018, 05:38 PM
Mostly it's for my Bride Bill. She has pretty severe arthritis and bending over to work in the garden just isn't an option. This, she should be able to tend with little discomfort. I fit works, I'll build  another or two or three......or four.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 04, 2018, 05:49 PM
Looks great Bob... :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2018, 06:38 PM
Thanks. It's getting there Dom.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 04, 2018, 07:06 PM
I hope it works and doesn't dry out too much.

I'm thinking X legs with shelves on top of the trimmed Xes.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2018, 03:49 AM
I'm going to line it with landscape fabric before I fill it. Also thinking about a watering system of some sort. Something like drip irrigation.

Still pondering.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Apr 05, 2018, 04:19 PM
I'm going to line it with landscape fabric before I fill it. Also thinking about a watering system of some sort. Something like drip irrigation.

Still pondering.

Rg


Rain water collection barrel? Next to the tool shop gutters saves water then add plant fertilizer to the water then water the plants as needed. You could mount the barrel above planter or plants so it drip drains to them easier?? If in drought timea you could fill with a hose.. kinda a water tower of sorts..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2018, 04:26 PM
I've thought about that Boon. Just too big and ugly for my setting. I'm thinking I'll probably just water as needed at this point. I might even get to plant it if the weather ever straightens out.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: boondox on Apr 05, 2018, 04:41 PM
I've thought about that Boon. Just too big and ugly for my setting. I'm thinking I'll probably just water as needed at this point. I might even get to plant it if the weather ever straightens out.

Rg


Don't worry water Temps changing from 34 to 37 today from yesterday so that's a good sign of the spring warm up..


your probaby smarter not using a rain barel cause the bug like mosquitos with that wster your basically putting a nest in your yard for them to breed in.. that and it's unsightly ugly lol's
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 05, 2018, 04:50 PM
Look up mosquto  dunk tabs for standing water. ..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2018, 05:02 PM

Don't worry water Temps changing from 34 to 37 today from yesterday so that's a good sign of the spring warm up..


your probaby smarter not using a rain barel cause the bug like mosquitos with that wster your basically putting a nest in your yard for them to breed in.. that and it's unsightly ugly lol's
thats Michigan....this is New York.

(https://s9.postimg.org/smtpkmv3v/IMG_0610.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/smtpkmv3v/)

No signs of a warm up for a couple weeks yet.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2018, 01:20 PM
Built this little playground for my Neighbor's parrot, JoJo.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/jufsdscht/DSC03202.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jufsdscht/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/gatuo34o1/DSC03203.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gatuo34o1/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/h0cn0gkn5/DSC03206.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/h0cn0gkn5/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/rzxuc2is1/DSC03207.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rzxuc2is1/)

He took to it right away. He's a Caique and a real clown.

Fun build.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: tomturkey on Jun 16, 2018, 01:29 PM
Isn't is safe to put the snow plow away?


Oh that is right you are in NEW YARK not Michigan!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 16, 2018, 01:54 PM
I know what those little parrots  look like.... 8) 8) 8)
Nice job on the build...
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 16, 2018, 02:05 PM
Looks great, glad you are enjoying your vacation!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2018, 02:41 PM
That's a new plow. He just got it and the truck. He does our driveway in the winter...and...about 40 others.

JoJo is a really friendly, well socialized parrot. He likes just about everyone. He has a big jungle gym in the house but nothing outdoors. My neighbor George is a cabinet maker and is always dropping off chunks of wood for me to play around with on the lathe. So, it's kind of a thank you as well.

Gotta build a garden gate for another neighbor.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 16, 2018, 07:17 PM
JoJO looks very happy new his new play area thank you for posting the photos RG. Looking forward to see what type of garden gate you build for your neighbor. Nice that you have good relationships with the neighbors and help each other out with different things.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2018, 08:09 PM
I don't have nice neighbors. We even have a weekly Wednesday night happy hour. We get together, have some food and cocktails and unwind.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 09, 2018, 06:06 AM
Bob do you know anything about old furniture?   My wife bought a 5 drawer dresser for $30 for our kid to take to his place in Long island and hope never to see it again. The kid wanted it sanded and painted black.  This thing is built nice and heavy.  So last night i started painting the drawers and in the corner of one i found a makers label and the builders signature..    I think i just ruined an expensive dresser..... :(


(https://s15.postimg.cc/l4bq66hyv/20180808_142938.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l4bq66hyv/)



(https://s15.postimg.cc/wupnn7fsn/20180809_070630.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wupnn7fsn/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 09, 2018, 12:42 PM
Raq Search Mengel furniture on the web. I hope you do not break your leg trying to kick your sell in the rear end. Some of it sounds really pricey.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: hunts2long on Aug 09, 2018, 04:04 PM
Look at it this way, it is already going up in price, its got $10 dollars worth of paint on it...h2l
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 09, 2018, 04:09 PM
Raq Search Mengel furniture on the web. I hope you do not break your leg trying to kick your sell in the rear end. Some of it sounds really pricey.

  Oh I did and and almost chummed in my mouth..... :sick: :sick: :sick:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 09, 2018, 04:10 PM
Look at it this way, it is already going up in price, its got $10 dollars worth of paint on it...h2l

   Thanks mister that makes me feel better....     :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 09, 2018, 04:48 PM
Ahhh....what's in a name :whistling:

Think of it this way, it's a nice piece and he'll enjoy it the way it is....I hope. It could go for $30 or $300.... collectors are weird people. Value is in the buyer's eye.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 11, 2018, 02:40 PM
  Oh I did and and almost chummed in my mouth..... :sick: :sick: :sick:
Man, I would too... :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 11, 2018, 05:25 PM
Next project up is a couple "Little Free Library " boxes for a fellow in Canandaigua. Gotta talk to him about his dimensions. The thing is way too huge to be called "little".

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2018, 05:45 PM
Been builidng a couple " Little Free Libraries " for a customer.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/yqsfoc8s1/DSC03211.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yqsfoc8s1/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/fygkkrrtd/DSC03212.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fygkkrrtd/)

I had artistic license with this one. I like the way they turned out. A fun little build.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 01, 2018, 06:22 PM
Really nice Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2018, 08:28 PM
Thanks Mac. Hope I can get some pics of them installed and full of books for people to share.

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 02, 2018, 06:30 AM
Looks great as always .   But is it for a free book drop off?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 02, 2018, 12:20 PM
Thanks Dom,
They're going in an upscale neighborhood on Canandaigua Lake. The idea is to leave a book....take a book. Yes...free.
Customer was pleased with them. I'll get some pictures when they're installed.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 02, 2018, 01:00 PM
Cool....     :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 02, 2018, 01:01 PM
Cool concept........     :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 02, 2018, 02:08 PM
The customer was an older gentleman. Quite a bit older than me. His parting comment was, "Maybe we'll get some smart people who actually read books to use them."

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 02, 2018, 06:23 PM
Beautiful work Rg hope the free library program takes off in the Canandaigua Lake area. I have see a few of these free book exchanges in my area. Hopefully printed books do not become a museum exhibit item some day.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 08, 2018, 03:55 AM
Very nice!!   There's a "network of them scattered around our area.  Each is unique and one of a kind.  I usually leave more than I find interesting enough to read.  Quite an eclectic mix of reading material in every one though. No fly tying books though.........
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 08, 2018, 06:44 AM
Those are very nice, Bob. I hope people wear the hinges off of them!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2018, 04:21 AM
Thanks everyone. In thinking of builidng another one in a different style and donating it to our village.

On another note, my neighbor, who works in a custom cabinetry shop, has been builidng a solid hickory dining table for a customer. The support structure is painted 16/4 poplar  and the top is 12/4 hickory. He's been bringing me all of the cut off scrap. Later today I'm going to rip up a bunch for Christmas ornaments.

Time to start turning some wood.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 16, 2018, 03:08 PM
So stinking hot and humid outside today, I retreated to the basement lair and stuck an air conditioned in the window. Got a start on turning up some Christmas ornaments.
Took a whack at some natural looking ornaments.
(https://i.postimg.cc/hz1gLJZg/DSC03215.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hz1gLJZg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jnqTZsBf/DSC03216.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnqTZsBf)
Turned one from hickory and one from African mahogany.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ThQfhDWJ/DSC03217.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ThQfhDWJ)
And turned a few for my son to paint up. ( he's an artist)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Dm772gmz/DSC03218.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Dm772gmz)

Fun stuff. Hope to sell a few this year.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 16, 2018, 10:02 PM
Some nice pieces there, Bob. That first one with the knots is really cool!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 17, 2018, 05:25 AM
Very nice Bob....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2017
Post by: icejohn on Sep 17, 2018, 02:23 PM
Decided to turn some yo-yos.

(https://s7.postimg.org/o68dsp1hj/IMG_1892.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/o68dsp1hj/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/5qnwvbaif/IMG_1893.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5qnwvbaif/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/yt26y8zdz/IMG_1894.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yt26y8zdz/)


Pretty fun project. I already have an order for 4 from one of the girls at work. Took one in with me today. Gave it to a friend and it went all over the store from employee to employee. It came back to me 4 hours later. They had a lot of fun with it.

Rg
they would be intersting to see...the pics didn't show.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 17, 2018, 04:38 PM
No problem John....communists don't turn yoyo's.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: icejohn on Sep 18, 2018, 06:59 AM
I heard they make great yo yo's...lol.
But all kidding aside the stuff you make all look so great I would like to see the yo yo's.
Icejohn
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: icejohn on Sep 18, 2018, 03:06 PM
Trapp...here is a shot of a buck this guy in South butler on rte. 89 carved...he does some great work as well
(https://i.postimg.cc/CBsVjyXc/0911181025_Film1_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBsVjyXc)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ykdzSbPT/0911181026_Film1_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykdzSbPT)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2018, 06:41 AM
john like i said  i think carving with a chain saw is a art










(https://i.postimg.cc/8j3MNH8Z/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 30, 2018, 01:09 PM
Just finished a makeover inside the little Scotty camper. The interior always was the baby blue, walls and ceiling. We wanted a change, something that gave it more of a "camp" feeling. This is what we came up with. I applied wainscoting over the ceiling and back wall, and we'll leave the side walls original. It's just what we hoped for.

(https://i.postimg.cc/4K1mBpGH/20180930_133825.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4K1mBpGH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nsVHVg8M/20180930_133841.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsVHVg8M)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tskjck1b/20180930_133914.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tskjck1b)

I also added a USB charger for our phones and replaced the old 12v incandescent bulb with LED.
(https://i.postimg.cc/t1zNW1m2/20180929_140155.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t1zNW1m2)

My bride is working on new curtains and seat covers that are going to complete the package.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4yj5M4t/IMG952165.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Y4yj5M4t)

We're excited with the way it's all coming together.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 30, 2018, 04:03 PM
Verry cool....    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 30, 2018, 05:39 PM
Thanks.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 30, 2018, 05:42 PM
I like it Bill. Very nice. My Bride and I spent many years in one of those at her parents camp property.

May you have many a happy evening by the fire.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 30, 2018, 07:49 PM
Thanks Bob. We always do.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 01, 2018, 04:10 AM
New CBN wheels will finally be here today. They got stuck in Atlanta for a few days. Must be a mess down there. A lot of the USPS operations are still suspended. Anyway, I'll be able to complete the sharpening system setup and get on with turning stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 08, 2018, 03:44 PM
Been working on an urn for my Daughter. Her beloved Golden Retriever " Buster" passed a while back and she asked me to make something nice for him to rest in.

The body of the urn. Sepele, an African Mahogany in 8 segments.
(https://i.postimg.cc/gwq2tcmH/IMG_2346.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gwq2tcmH)

I'll be turning the lid and base out of a hunk of Burled hard maple.

A sadly fun project.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 10, 2018, 06:27 PM
Finished the top to the urn today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/8FL9PHBb/IMG_2348.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8FL9PHBb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FdmqfLTX/IMG_2349.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FdmqfLTX)

Top is Kind of a flamed maple. I'm pleased with the outcome. A sadly satisfying project. "Buster " will have a nice resting place.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Oct 10, 2018, 06:34 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 11, 2018, 05:58 AM
Thanks Bill,
And now....back to Christmas ornaments. They make me smile.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2018, 03:30 AM
Started tinkering with another Christmas present idea.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Pvhb7q2n/IMG-0702.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Pvhb7q2n)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dkWd59kr/E62-FF374-0-DF1-4813-9492-CCE564-B9-F9-C5-6011-0000054285-E927-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dkWd59kr)

It's a stackable lamp. Got the idea from a lady I was helping fill a list at the store. I finally got around to asking what she was creating and when she showed me the drawings and pictures, the bells went off in my head. The segments are all 1/2" thick and fit around a lit piece of frosted Lexan tubing. I've already made patterns for the pieces and cut out the squares. Yesterday I did some modifications to my router table to turn the circles. I need to pick up a down spiral router bit for this operation to make it safe.

I'll post some pics of the progress. It's a really fun build. I'm making 2. One for me and one for my son and his girl.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 25, 2018, 06:15 PM
So... I've been playing around with this lamp idea. It's been very labor intensive. But, I'm getting there.
 Cut the squares, made circles, bored holes, got the plexiglass tube, turned the base, mounted the lamp holder etc....etc....etc
(https://i.postimg.cc/HchnxR3b/IMG-2358.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HchnxR3b)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Tpm1dkbW/IMG-2359.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Tpm1dkbW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QFJM5H08/IMG-2360.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFJM5H08)
 Cut the slots and did a test mount.
(https://i.postimg.cc/gxWJnvyt/IMG-2361.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gxWJnvyt)

I'm getting close. Lots to do to finish, but looking good for now.

I think my son will enjoy it.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 25, 2018, 06:17 PM
Very Cool..... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2018, 05:06 PM
It is pretty cool  Dom. I think my son will enjoy it. I've already got plans for a smaller version.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 27, 2018, 12:14 PM
Bob look up rainbow bowl made on a lathe . When i get home i will see if i can find it..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2018, 06:04 PM
Are you talking about the laminated bowls?

I've done some flat work and dished pieces. There's a lot to learn about that kind of turning. .

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: tomturkey on Oct 27, 2018, 06:53 PM
RG I had a friend that made his own tapered cutter that he was able to make tapered pieces from a single piece of wood that he glued together to make a bowl. They were glued together like your lamp but were smooth. I have a couple of bowls at my other place I will try to remember to bring over here and get pictures of them. The next thing will be the challenge  of getting them posted.

This man was a genius. He made a bunch of things that he could have had patented. The problem was with so many things he did he would get bored with when he figured out they would work and drop the idea. He had a door closer on his storm door that was also a shock absorber when the wind caught it and blew it open. Then it would close the door
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 28, 2018, 05:47 AM
Are you talking about the laminated bowls?

I've done some flat work and dished pieces. There's a lot to learn about that kind of turning. .Rg


  Yes. Different color woods glued together than shaped.....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 28, 2018, 02:13 PM
These are even cooler. Colored pencil bowls.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hhdCDLjQ/ACF5-FC57-BFF1-4-B02-8-B01-DFBED84-D9647-2103-000002-FCC2-EDFEB3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hhdCDLjQ)

Its quite a process of casting colored pencils in acrylic resin then turning them on the lathe.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 06, 2018, 07:39 AM
Well....it's time to move the little wood shop indoors. Gotta make room for the boat in the garage. I'll be plowing snow  for a friend and will have the plow truck in the driveway. I'll need some  room.

Lots of little projects in the works to occupy my winter months. There's Christmas presents and ornaments to turn on the lathe and a couple or other ideas rattling around in my brain. A few days of reorganizing and I'll be ready to focus.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 11, 2018, 03:58 PM
Did a lot of moving and setting up yesterday. Got the boat put away and the basement shop in order. My son was over today working on a project gift. I spent some time turning some little snowmen.
(https://i.postimg.cc/SXCZqC0D/IMG-2379.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SXCZqC0D)

Gave a couple away and made one for my Bride. Really fun to turn and finish.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 11, 2018, 04:17 PM
Very nice. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Nov 11, 2018, 04:28 PM
Very cool, Bob!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Nov 11, 2018, 08:55 PM
Rg/Bob ditto Raquettedacker's comment . :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :clapping: :clapping: Depending on how many of your Holiday decorations you keep must have some display in your house.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 12, 2018, 08:19 AM
The little snowman is nice what did you make the scarf out of.
Iceman
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 12, 2018, 10:38 AM
The little snowman is nice what did you make the scarf out of.
Iceman

red maple?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 12, 2018, 03:30 PM
Just some ribbon I found t Walmart. I'm not much into the artsy craft stuff, but the ladies love the little finishing touches. I gave one to a really nice coworker of mine today. She cried for pete's sake.

Made a couple more for another coworker, she has two little girls. Maybe they'll remember me one day.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Nov 12, 2018, 05:07 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
All we can ever hope is that we've lived well and will be remembered!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 12, 2018, 05:13 PM
Hopefully remembered in a nice way.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 12, 2018, 05:19 PM
By the way Bill, I use the carbide tipped tools you made for me  a lot. They're super time savers. You did a really nice job on them.

Thanks,
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Nov 12, 2018, 05:35 PM
Thank you!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 13, 2018, 04:11 PM
Well, I spent the last couple mornings straightening out some stuff in the shop. Things can get out of hand pretty quickly when you're moving stuff in and out.

Still managed to turn a couple snowmen and took in a commission to turn some rosettes.

The garden is shut down and I'm perfectly happy to be in the little wood shop.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 17, 2018, 03:32 AM
Finished the "puzzle Lamp"  it's pretty cool!

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrGpX4vQ/IMG-2382.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrGpX4vQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/G4kbQ866/IMG-2383.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4kbQ866)

Been turning little snowmen and giving them to people at work.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yWb6YzFp/IMG-2379.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yWb6YzFp)

They're really fun to turn and the ladies just love them.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 17, 2018, 08:27 AM

Very nice
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 18, 2018, 02:39 AM
Made a corner shelf for the "puzzle lamp" and some of my toys.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RN7cD6Xw/IMG-2385.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RN7cD6Xw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TKQnR88w/IMG-2386.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKQnR88w)

It's fun playing with the lamp the change the way it casts light and shadows.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Nov 18, 2018, 05:13 PM
Thank you for the photos Rg lamp is very nice think you will be making more is you show photos to friends and coworkers. Glad your having fun making the snowmen .
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 19, 2018, 05:42 AM
I might make another in a different style. Doubt I'd try to sell any. Too labor intensive with my equipment. I'd have to charge a fortune. Besides, it's a hobby....not a job.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 25, 2018, 06:52 PM
I've been having the pleasure of helping my son complete a "Puzzle Lamp" over the last couple weeks. He's got a little ways to go.
 There's something special about teaching. Teaching your son is priceless.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: SHaRPS on Nov 26, 2018, 05:08 AM
I've been having the pleasure of helping my son complete a "Puzzle Lamp" over the last couple weeks. He's got a little ways to go.
 There's something special about teaching. Teaching your son is priceless.

Rg

You got that right!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 30, 2018, 06:36 PM
Strange turning for me. A beater for a Latin cowbell .
(https://i.postimg.cc/3k5vr5nw/IMG-2396.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3k5vr5nw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7CqJ71v8/IMG-2397.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7CqJ71v8)

One of my coworkers, a very nice Latin lady asked me If I could make this for her. A beater for a Latin cowbell.

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 06, 2018, 05:51 AM
Still making Christmas presents. Made this big snowman for my daughter. About 12" tall.

(https://i.postimg.cc/NLHFP10M/IMG-2402.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NLHFP10M)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SnJcRnrz/IMG-2400.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnJcRnrz)

River stones for the eyes, nose and buttons. The corn cob pipe was a challenge. I was laughing all the time I was making it.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 06, 2018, 05:55 AM
That's very nice, Bob!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 06, 2018, 06:07 AM
Nice one......
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 06, 2018, 04:05 PM
Well, it's for my Baby Girl.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 06, 2018, 04:52 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 06, 2018, 05:22 PM

The corn cob pipe was a challenge. I was laughing all the time I was making it.

Rg


Ahhh…….was this because you were hitting on your own corn cob pipe?

 ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 06, 2018, 05:22 PM
BTW, very nice work Bob.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 06, 2018, 05:59 PM

Ahhh…….was this because you were hitting on your own corn cob pipe?

 ;)

   Were you...... 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 06, 2018, 07:54 PM
   Were you...... 8) 8) 8)


nope

I have about 2.5 yrs before I can.

 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2018, 05:12 AM

Ahhh…….was this because you were hitting on your own corn cob pipe?

 ;)

Not with fast spinning objects and extremely sharp tools! Been doing woodworking for near 50 years and I can still count to 10 on my fingers.......and thumbs👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 07, 2018, 07:31 AM
Not with fast spinning objects and extremely sharp tools! Been doing woodworking for near 50 years and I can still count to 10 on my fingers.......and thumbs👍

Rg


Good man.

Hey - to save me the searching effort here, please post the info again on what you did for your lathe cutting tools.
Jeff is experiencing premature dullness (nope - he stays off the herb while turning like you) on his tool.
Who!
Just read that again.    :o

Anyway, he is currently hand sharpening them and it works.
But he is turning hardwood burl and it's really burning up the tool bits.
I know you discussed this quite extensively a year or more back.

What did you end up doing?
Any suggestions for Jeff?
Thanks.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2018, 07:45 AM
Bought a variable speed 8" Delta grinder...80 & 180 grit CBN wheels and a Oneway Wolverine sharpening jig setup. Best $500 I've ever spent on tooling. Perfectly repeatable results in seconds on the grinder.

For tooling he should look at Penn State Industries Benjamin's Best tools. A really decent tool of M42 High Speed Steel. Either that or make some carbide insert tools. A couple of replacement tips and a diamond sharpener and he'll be in business. I've made 8 different carbides for different purposes. A couple of the shafts were made by Fishmachine. He's a fine machinist. They're good, long lasting tools for general purpose work.

Rg
Sharpening system
(https://i.postimg.cc/34LZ8Vs7/IMG-2408.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/34LZ8Vs7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Bt6gYZFv/IMG-2409.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Bt6gYZFv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/F1Bx2tbV/IMG-2410.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1Bx2tbV)
Carbide tipped tools
(https://i.postimg.cc/d7sdhnm0/IMG-2412.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d7sdhnm0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/hhkdLKb6/IMG-2413.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hhkdLKb6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/4mphwjWd/IMG-2417.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4mphwjWd)
I have a few tools to keep sharp
(https://i.postimg.cc/QK1V4WkP/IMG-2411.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QK1V4WkP)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 07, 2018, 04:40 PM
Nothing like a good plug!   :thumbup_smilie:

Mac, when you say " burning the tools up", does that mean it's "coloring or blueing" the cutting edge?  If so, it's turning too fast.  Have Jeff reduce the rpm's.

If you mean it's just making them dull, it's probably the quality or type of steel they're made of. The only fix for that is new tools.   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2018, 04:53 PM
Your tool shafts are far better than those I've looked at in the spendy woodworking stores. I use the heck out of them.

Jeff is turning stabilized blanks. Very hard and abrasive. I'd guess he's using inexpensive carbon tool steel tools. No way they're gonna hold up especially if they're not sharpened correctly. I've never seen a freehand sharpened wood lathe tool that's consistent.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 07, 2018, 05:29 PM
Jeff?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2018, 05:34 PM
I assumed it was your son we were talking about.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 07, 2018, 08:38 PM
I assumed it was your son we were talking about.

Rg

Yes Bob
My statement “Jeff?” was to elicite a response from Jeff.

He’s been here
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2018, 09:39 PM
I see! Jeff?????

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 09, 2018, 09:03 PM
Rg sure the snowman will become a treasure holiday item by your daughter. Glad your having fun with all the various wood projects. Have you had a chance to get your grandson into the shop.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2018, 05:13 PM
Thanks,
My Grandson just turned 16. He's got a lot of  things on his mind other than hanging out in the wood shop with Grandpa.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 10, 2018, 07:49 PM
I understand my nephew is 19 and the two of us have no real common interests.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 12, 2018, 06:19 PM
Well, he's a busy young man. Girls, 3 different soccer teams, straight A student and he just turned 16 so he'll be learning to drive. He's a good kid. I couldn't ask for a better Grandson.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2018, 06:57 AM
Just finished a couple game boards. One for myself and a Christmas gift for my son. The game is called Tak. Simple but strategic.
Rock maple tiles with Sepele mahogany cross pieces. The boxes are cherry.
(https://i.postimg.cc/WFX7Yp8r/IMG-2431.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WFX7Yp8r)
Made bags for the pieces and printed out game instructions.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Tycjh2ZS/IMG-2432.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Tycjh2ZS)
The pieces on the right are oak and cherry, left are Sepele and maple.
(https://i.postimg.cc/bDNxncPv/IMG-2437.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDNxncPv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RNfHNVtR/IMG-2438.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNfHNVtR)


(https://i.postimg.cc/Ty2L7V47/IMG-2439.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ty2L7V47)

They play board games a lot. I'm sure they'll enjoy it.
Fun project.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 13, 2018, 05:33 PM
Nice work. May your cap stone be the highest!   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 13, 2018, 08:43 PM
Rg like the snowman think this game will become a treasured gift to your son. Also my congratulations to your grandson for having such good grades and playing for 3 different soccer teams.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 14, 2018, 07:42 PM
Thanks. I haven't played a game as yet. But it should be interesting anyway. Next up,is the incredible marble machine.

I've been pondering again :wacko:

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 18, 2018, 05:27 PM
Started working on the Incredible Marble Machine. So far I've worked up a lifting device, made a fixture to create track and turned a couple of wooden puppets. I ordered a motor and  a big batch of 3/8" precision ball bearings.

I'm on vacation till next week so I have plenty of time to tinker. I'll post some pics when I get the lifter built.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 18, 2018, 05:37 PM
I love when retired guys get vacation!   :wacko:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 18, 2018, 10:43 PM
I love when retired guys get vacation!   :wacko:

He also thinks he works a job.

 ::)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 19, 2018, 06:34 AM
I love when retired guys get vacation!   :wacko:

Not near as much as I do👍
Silly , isn't it. A 20 hour a week, walk around the store and talk to people job, and I get 3 weeks paid vacation.

Those were pulleys I turned....not puppets. Stupid iPad spell anticipation.

Soldered up a tower for the lifting contraption. Picked up some glass marbles at a craft store yesterday to do some preliminary tests. The tracks roll very well. Couldn't verify the pump operation. The marbles are around .446 and the bearing balls will be .375. Found that my little soldering iron just didn't have enough poo to handle the job. Dug out my old Weller D 650 and made a new tip for it out of  #12 wire. Works like a charm.

So I'm off to Lowes for some more wire, a tin of flux and a couple of pine rounds for the base. I'm gonna make a lazy Susan base with some of the bearings......I think! Might just buy one and save the work.

Well....I gotta get busy. Lots to do and it's our neighborhood happy hour day. Gonna BBQ a batch of wings for snacks.

Have a nice day at work everyone :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, 2018, 08:43 AM


Have a nice day at work everyone :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:

Rg

I'm off till the new year.

 :azn:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 19, 2018, 10:01 AM
I'm off till next Thursday. 👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 19, 2018, 10:15 AM
I'm off till end of February ....... 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 19, 2018, 01:52 PM
Then you work 24/7.......nice winter vacation though.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 20, 2018, 04:29 PM
Made some progress on the rolling ball sculpture today........I've renamed it.....the " rolling ball sculpture ". Got the loft tower completed and ready to attach. I'm gonna have to make another lifter though. The first one has some issues that cause problems.


But, it's a learning experience.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 21, 2018, 04:11 PM
I have a working ball lifter and a vortex bowl.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mc0KFtHM/IMG-2448.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mc0KFtHM)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 22, 2018, 10:37 AM
Vortex bowl and a ball lifter?
Sounds like something im gonna need in a couple years to go potty.... ;D

Just kidding.  Cool concept .... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 22, 2018, 03:41 PM
There's always one 🙄 At least you beat Mac.

Did a lot of rework on the basic components today. It's kind of frustrating to think in terms of space for me. I'm a linear sort of builder. A good challenge for an old mind.


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 22, 2018, 03:55 PM

There's always one 🙄 At least you beat Mac.



hey

 :nono:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 22, 2018, 04:30 PM
Sorry, but, you're predictable.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 23, 2018, 05:48 PM
Vortex bowl and a ball lifter?
Sounds like something im gonna need in a couple years to go potty.... ;D

Just kidding.  Cool concept .... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
  :thumbup_smilie:
I was thinking we could all use a good ball lifter!    ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 25, 2018, 04:37 AM
Ok...so there's always three😀😀
Merry Christmas to all!

Rg and family.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 25, 2018, 11:43 AM

Ok...so there's always three😀😀



Happy Christmas Bob.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 25, 2018, 05:01 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 25, 2018, 06:25 PM
Meanwhile ...back in the little wood shop......the rolling ball sculpture is slowly progressing. This morning and again this evening, I worked on making track spacers for assembly and bending the tracks for the return to the lift mechanism from the vortex bowl. I also made a fixture to solder the supports for various parts of the track.

The process of developing a method of assembly has always been fun for me. Almost more fun than the final product.
I'll take some pics in the morning.

Right now I'm resting from 2 solid days of eating........everything........a fine Christmas for sure.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 02, 2019, 07:35 AM
 Still making tracks. Fun figuring out how to hold everything in place to solder it together.
(https://i.postimg.cc/WD4HNNF5/IMG-2462.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WD4HNNF5)
Progress the past few days.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jCfkdk2Y/IMG-2463.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCfkdk2Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V5Tr4DWv/IMG-0726.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V5Tr4DWv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/v1QcDjbq/IMG-0727.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v1QcDjbq)
 
I'm pondering a few different elements towards the top. A switchback is next. A result of soldering the supported section of track upside down and backwards.  :-[

Oh well....there's no rules for tinkering, but I will say this project is making me think.

Rg


Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 02, 2019, 07:39 AM
Forgot to mention one problem I encountered. I was picking up the bearings with magnets and, after much frustration trying to get the bearings to feed and exit the lift tower, I realized that I had inadvertently magnetized them and they were sticking together.

So....my new balls are on the way.

Go ahead....l left that one out there for you 😆

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 02, 2019, 09:03 AM
Take them to a machine shop and have them de-magnetized. Quick, simple process.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 02, 2019, 03:04 PM
Take them to a machine shop and have them de-magnetized. Quick, simple process.  ;D

Yes, they wash your balls in a strong acid bath I hear.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 02, 2019, 04:29 PM
Lol.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 02, 2019, 04:29 PM
I can always count on you Mac.

No worries Bill. A new batch was less than $10. Made more progress today. Another layer to the wire work. I'm about halfway to the top and already thinking about the next section.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 02, 2019, 04:50 PM
Take an old round speaker magnet and pass them through the center without touching the sides. Twil work with tools too.    8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2018
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 02, 2019, 05:37 PM
I can always count on you Mac.

No worries Bill. A new batch was less than $10. Made more progress today. Another layer to the wire work. I'm about halfway to the top and already thinking about the next section.

Rg


WOW BOB!


You really have a set of pretty cheap …………...


 :whistling:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 03, 2019, 07:02 AM
Cheap but effective!

Making progress towards the top.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9w4CCj6v/IMG-2464.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9w4CCj6v)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvQqLqbB/IMG-2466.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvQqLqbB)

It been a challenge getting the banks right. Tweak one and the  other changes. It's also picking up speed all the time so I've tried to add elements to slow it down at different points. Looks like when I get the tracks completed to the top I'll have to go back and add some structural supports to keep it in shape. Still, I want to keep everything mounted to the center post. It's removable with the intent of being able to change that module if I want.

I've been playing around with a vertical loop for the start at the top. We'll see.

I'll say that my "octopus" clamp system works pretty darned well.

Rg


Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 03, 2019, 07:40 AM
That's really cool Bob.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 03, 2019, 05:17 PM
Thanks Mac. I see about 6 months tinkering in this contraption.

Great news....I got my new balls today :w00t: :w00t: They work great!

Made another section of track this afternoon. No worries I have to ponder how to exit the tower and get the ball rolling........so to speak ;D

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 05, 2019, 03:14 PM
THE "MACHINE" .....Phase I

 https://youtu.be/_ANGDYyS9uQ (https://youtu.be/_ANGDYyS9uQ)

Phase II begins tomorrow.👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 05, 2019, 05:39 PM
Sweet.... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 05, 2019, 06:08 PM
Very different for me Dom. I've always built in straight lines. This thing is kind of chaotic.

Makes an old man's brain work.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 05, 2019, 08:55 PM
That’s really neat!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 06, 2019, 07:37 AM
Quite the creation!  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:

I think that makes you a tinker!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 06, 2019, 05:00 PM
Or a stinker....., started the next side this morning. After I built a new play area for my neighbor's parrot JoJo. It's his 3rd birthday today. I like the little guy. He's a character.

My son and I came up a pretty interesting concept for the next section.

More to come.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 06, 2019, 09:13 PM
I was thinking tinkler.

Nice little machine Bob.
Nice video too.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 07, 2019, 12:26 AM
Ditto all the positive comments be interesting to see the completed project. What interesting things are you including in JoJo's new play set.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 07, 2019, 04:29 AM
Ditto all the positive comments be interesting to see the completed project. What interesting things are you including in JoJo's new play set.
Steve

Thanks . Fun stuff for an old man's brain to ponder. I was just having my coffee while sitting there looking at the machine. I like the way it's going so far. There's no real plan, it's just taking on its own shape. Feels kind of artistic.

I've decided that when it's complete I'm going to let the local library have it for a while. I think that kids and adults alike will enjoy it. A completely useless, mesmerizing thing.

I'm pretty captivated with this concept. There's already a picture in my brain for a couple more. One out of all wood and a wall hanging thing for a big piece of wall in my living room. My Bride just shakes her head and smiles.

The play set has a tall perch with a food cup, a rope and dowel ladder, a swing with bells on a chain hanging from it, a piece of plastic chain, a bird toy thing with chew blocks, rope and straws and a couple plastic golf balls with straws pushed through them. He loves to forage and climb all over stuff.

I'll have to take a picture later. Took him about 10 seconds to get right at checking it out. He'll have it chewed up and trashed in a couple months and I can build him another. We had a nice birthday party for him. He got new bird toys and had walnuts and a meatball with sauce for a snack.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 09, 2019, 09:37 AM
Rg glad your keeping your mind busy figuring out the ball machine personally think it helps delay /prevent memory loss. Keeping active like you do makes the day seem to pass faster and helps prevent boredom. Hope the library takes up your offer think young children will like the machine.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 09, 2019, 05:03 PM
Thanks. I agree that challenges are the root of longevity. I'd be lost without my little projects.

He's a pic of JoJo's play set.
(https://i.postimg.cc/rd3GTXnw/IMG-2477.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rd3GTXnw)
 He was busy crawling around inside my sweatshirt when I took the pic this afternoon.

And....here's  today's progress on the "Machine".

(https://i.postimg.cc/7GrV7rgQ/IMG-2475.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GrV7rgQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D42PjQpr/IMG-2476.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D42PjQpr)

The "wood cup side". I turned a bunch of the little wooden cups figuring I could have a track from level to level and cup to cup. I'll be filling in the center section of this side over the next few days.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 09, 2019, 11:30 PM
Rg I think you might be a bird owner once again at some time in the future. The machine is coming together nicely.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 10, 2019, 04:41 AM
Nah, no more birds for me. I used to raise cockatiels. Birds are a giant mess waiting to happen. Kind of like any pet. I love them, but I won't own any more.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 10, 2019, 06:30 AM
Wow!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 10, 2019, 03:19 PM
It's getting there Bill. Darned thing is pretty captivating.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 12, 2019, 07:01 AM
Rg understand your feelings lot easier to enjoy friends pets and not have all that goes with pet ownership.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 12, 2019, 10:33 AM
Looks great! I am also looking forward to your next video, it was really neat!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 12, 2019, 03:59 PM
Well, here you go. Got the two tracks working well today.

https://youtu.be/-TgJ7AV9aYs (https://youtu.be/-TgJ7AV9aYs)

Sorry about the iPhone video. I'll steer up the camera and take a good one when it's finished.

Next up is the metal side. I'm gonna use some stuff I've found at Goodwill.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xcbbgz1k/IMG-2483.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcbbgz1k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0zRK4yzV/IMG-2484.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0zRK4yzV)

I found some metal coasters and devised a way to indent them to make them funnel he ball down to the track. The stainless bowls will be worked in for some added sounds.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 12, 2019, 05:51 PM
 :clapping: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 13, 2019, 07:39 AM
Speechless!!  :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 13, 2019, 01:23 PM
And....there's more to ocme👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 13, 2019, 01:47 PM
And....there's more to ocme👍

Rg

ocme?


I watched that video
Cool, but I got dizzy.
Maybe it was the cold/flu meds.

Seriously Bob, that's a pretty crazy perpetual motion machine.
Reminded me of that game from the 60's, mousetrap.



(https://i.postimg.cc/K44jFBzG/maxresdefault.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K44jFBzG)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 13, 2019, 03:37 PM
Wonder how the iPad spell correct let that one go.
 It's even more confusing to watch up close. Especially when I was trying to fine tune it and couldn't see where the bearings were flying off the track.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 13, 2019, 05:01 PM
Can you throw in a loop-de-loop? ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 13, 2019, 05:23 PM
Not on this one. Maybe the next.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2019, 04:45 PM
Turn up the volume!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizoLfCH3Xo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizoLfCH3Xo)

Getting closer!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 16, 2019, 04:53 PM
Dont work Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2019, 05:40 PM
Works on my iPad . Hmmmm let me try something else.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 16, 2019, 05:43 PM
 
This video is unavailable.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2019, 05:47 PM
See if it works now.

Sorry!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 16, 2019, 05:51 PM
Lol.  Works here......

That's too loud for a library! Lol. But it's cool as all get out!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2019, 06:03 PM
So...today my son and I cleaned all the tracks and hit them with a tarnish remover. We also cleaned all the bearings to remove all the crud from soldering and flux and such. Low and behold...the tracks ran way faster and bearings started flying everywhere. Many minor adjustments.

On top of that, the bearing pump is slowly failing. The tower seems too tall to carry the weight of a column of bearings. Might have to rethink the delivery method.

In any event, we had a great time fussing with the machine. We actually did get quite a few releases of bearings on all three tracks at once. It's pretty darned cool to watch. It's a work in progress.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 16, 2019, 06:30 PM
Video works on my laptop..
Very cool Bob.. :clapping: :clapping: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 16, 2019, 08:14 PM
See if it works now.

Sorry!

yup
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 18, 2019, 01:04 PM
ITS ALLIVE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzahz8Isv2U

Running pretty smooth. Starting to give thought to the next one.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 18, 2019, 03:44 PM
It's an effort in silliness really. I was sitting there watching it a while ago, having a beer and counting the drops on each revolution. It's very random4,4,5,4,4,4 1/2 (one failed to drop, and almost a repeat of that pattern but not exactly.

Being myself, my first reaction was to redesign the pulley system to time it with the piston pump and drop only 3 bearings as a time............nah!

It's a chaotic little thing anyway. Why shouldn't the bearings drop randomly.

Time for some cleanup and finish. Then...on to the spiral loft for the next one.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 18, 2019, 04:25 PM
You are the tinker man!!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 18, 2019, 06:11 PM
ITS ALLIVE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzahz8Isv2U

Running pretty smooth. Starting to give thought to the next one.

Rg

Mark Knopfler
Sweet.

The machine is cool too
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 23, 2019, 05:38 AM
I like Mark's music.

Starting to work up the next machine. Made a little mock up of the motor works. This one's going to have a vertical spiral lift. I'm shooting for a modular theme with 4 routes made of repurposed stuff. Gonna stay away from any wire on this one. Using wood and metal objects for tracking and sounds.

I'm finding these things to be very addictive.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 24, 2019, 05:47 PM
Picked up a sewing machine at Goodwill for $10. I figure it'll have gears and shafts and a motor I can use for the next machine.

(https://i.postimg.cc/sGV4QgTQ/IMG-2502.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sGV4QgTQ)


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 25, 2019, 04:54 PM
A sewing machine?..... hmmmm  ::)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 26, 2019, 01:54 PM
Variable speed. Geared right it would have enough torque👍

Took a break from the machine to build a magnetic RBS board.


(https://i.postimg.cc/R3CrKDbZ/IMG-2505.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R3CrKDbZ)

My son and I are gonna play with it for a while then I'll donate it to my Dauhter's Child Learning Center for the kids to play with.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 26, 2019, 04:50 PM
Very nice Bob..
My wood working project today was putting up more shelves in the basement for canned goods...

(https://i.postimg.cc/H8yJ0w1z/20190126-155814.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8yJ0w1z)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8JqcC7f6/20190126-155819.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8JqcC7f6)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 26, 2019, 06:17 PM
A worthwhile project for sure.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 26, 2019, 08:35 PM
2X nice projects, both of you!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 27, 2019, 03:23 PM
Rg the motion machine and RBS board both turned out great. I know you like to keep active have you given any thought to doing a monthly craft day with the children at your daughter's child care center or small project night at Lowes.

Raquettedacker/Dom nice looking shelves gives you more space to store your canned vegetables and sauces from your garden.

Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 01, 2019, 04:32 PM
The spiral lift is starting to take shape.
https://youtu.be/lMpnJfiidSs


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 01, 2019, 04:42 PM
Pretty and slick!  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 01, 2019, 05:04 PM
Fussy little bugger Bill. Doing projects like this I wish I had a Bridgeport and a Harding in the arsenal.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 01, 2019, 08:56 PM
Lol.  They're out there..... ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 01, 2019, 10:00 PM
nice Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 02, 2019, 06:42 AM
Cool .
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 02, 2019, 06:10 PM
Got the base pretty much completed today.
(https://i.postimg.cc/fkb67cyn/IMG-2518.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fkb67cyn)

Still pondering the distribution

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2019, 04:05 PM
Did some alterations to the original design. Raised the tower by twice. Added a collection ramp.

(https://i.postimg.cc/vDpgC8Rb/IMG-0778.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vDpgC8Rb)

Started polohsing up the brass elements.

It's time to figure out what's gonna go where.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 15, 2019, 04:28 PM
Xylophones?  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 15, 2019, 05:41 PM
Yup! 2 or 3 of them.

This one is dedicated to Goodwill. My goal is to use all elements repurposed from stuff I find there. Should be interesting.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2019, 03:09 PM
My neighbor and I are plowing this winter. He hit the first mailbox the other day so I made him a trophy.


(https://i.postimg.cc/v4hfpxdk/IMG-2539.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v4hfpxdk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kVh85rGy/IMG-2541.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVh85rGy)


We'll make a award at happy hour on Wednesday.

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 18, 2019, 03:46 PM
A black jelly bean inside would top it off.
Nobody but me likes those things.

Nice work as always Bob.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2019, 05:16 PM
Thanks Mac,

I was thinking "mini-mail" with a certificate of achievement 👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Feb 23, 2019, 05:02 PM
Nice mini-mailbox hope you neighbor appreciates his gag trophy. :whistling: Hoave fun building the new motion machine.
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 24, 2019, 09:39 AM
He's displaying the mailbox on the dashboard of his plow. 👍

Made some tick tac toe games for some of my friends yesterday.
(https://i.postimg.cc/n99YtHbL/IMG-2545.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n99YtHbL)

Made another batch this morning to give to my friends at work for their kids.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7JXDwygp/IMG-0782.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7JXDwygp)

Fun stuff.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 24, 2019, 11:28 AM
Nice Bob.  We have a few  i made out of cement that are out on the front porch and the back deck. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 24, 2019, 02:51 PM
Cement? I'd like to see those.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 24, 2019, 03:17 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/RWRpchP1/20190224-161337.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWRpchP1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z957jmgG/20190224-161255.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z957jmgG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7GCB8VqX/20190224-161245.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GCB8VqX)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 24, 2019, 03:23 PM
Easy frame to pour  the base.. Bottom of a solo cup for the player pieces ...You can make a few out of one bag.. Made a few of these and left them in camps we rented and some campgrounds..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 24, 2019, 06:08 PM
That's really cool Dom. Exercising your artistic side. I like it!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 25, 2019, 08:39 AM
Yours is a piece of art, mines a toy to be left outside..  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 25, 2019, 03:00 PM
My toy got rusty when I left it outside.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2019, 05:24 PM
The marble machine so far. Center run is basically complete.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggc-1BGeUIM&feature=youtu.be (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggc-1BGeUIM&feature=youtu.be)


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 25, 2019, 05:50 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 25, 2019, 08:53 PM
I like the added element of sound to the fun! I could see myself getting lost trying to replicate a “tune” that just happened to play out...  :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2019, 02:50 AM
I definitely get lost working on stuff in the shop. I generally go until I hit an impasse of some sort. My son and I are very much alike. Although he's a much more talented artist than I. We really enjoy the conception, problem solving and execution of an idea. The process seems very much like the little marble working it's way through the maze.

We started experimenting with some aerial elements yesterday. Time to get the marbles bouncing and flying around.

More to come.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2019, 05:33 AM
Pretty cool......
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 27, 2019, 04:54 PM
Next up.....the "Zig Zag"


(https://i.postimg.cc/XrNZLFQ0/IMG-2557.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XrNZLFQ0)

Tricky little element.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 27, 2019, 06:24 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 01, 2019, 03:23 AM
I gave 3 of my friends at work the tic tac toe games for their kids. Happily, the kids love them. I've got a few more to hand out and have plans for a massive build in a few weeks. I'm gonna make 50 or so in one shot and put them up for sale.

Kind of wish I had thought about builidng stuff like this back when I owned my millwork business.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 02, 2019, 02:56 AM
Yesterday I got the cutest thank you note from my friend's 6 year old daughter. She told her dad she wanted to thank me for the game and a little snowman I sent her at Christmas.

Almost made me cry. She has a permanent place on my Christmas list.


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 02, 2019, 03:14 AM
That makes it so much better..   Nice...
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 02, 2019, 08:32 AM
Yesterday I got the cutest thank you note from my friend's 6 year old daughter. She told her dad she wanted to thank me for the game and a little snowman I sent her at Christmas.

Almost made me cry. She has a permanent place on my Christmas list.


Rg
:thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 02, 2019, 06:04 PM
You betcha! My favorite recipients are little old ladies and kids.
Made some progress on the marble machine today. Still some fine tuning to do on it. My son and I collaborate on Sunday.

I'm really thankful to have this stuff to do. Unfortunately, ice fishing is out of the question for me. Raynaud's disease has closed the door on extended outdoor winter activity.

Life goes on.....life is good.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 03, 2019, 08:01 PM
Raquettedacker nice work with the checkers kind of you to leave some games at camp grounds you have visited.
Rgfixit cleaver design on the tic-tac-toe games like how the marbles are stored in the game board. The marble machine is going to have many features when completed. Nice to receive thank you notes ,your games are a fun way to connect young children to history and games children enjoyed back in the 18-19 hundreds. Have you given any thought to making some of those IQ games that use golf tees.

Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 04, 2019, 07:41 AM
There's a thousand little wood games from all over the world. Fun to duplicate some of hem. My son and I had fun working on the marble machine yesterday. Made some more progress. Had my neighbor and JoJo over for dinner last night.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jLZL5XdC/IMG-2569.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLZL5XdC)

JoJo had almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and a piece of Italian sausage. He also had fun demolishing a pile of Popsicle sticks. I showed him the rolling ball sculpture and he was just like everyone who's looked at it. Kind of mesmerize.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 04, 2019, 04:50 PM
Simply said, you amaze all! Lol.  ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 04, 2019, 05:35 PM
There's a thousand little wood games from all over the world. Fun to duplicate some of hem. My son and I had fun working on the marble machine yesterday. Made some more progress. Had my neighbor and JoJo over for dinner last night.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jLZL5XdC/IMG-2569.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLZL5XdC)

JoJo had almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and a piece of Italian sausage. He also had fun demolishing a pile of Popsicle sticks. I showed him the rolling ball sculpture and he was just like everyone who's looked at it. Kind of mesmerize.

Rg

They love chicken.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2019, 01:27 AM
The weather geniuses issued a winter weather advisory for us predicting 8-16" of snow. So I sacked out really early last night expecting to plow this morning. And,......now I'm awake at 2am with no snow on the ground and none falling.
Caiques are definitely meat eaters. He especially loves chicken bones. There's nutrients in the marrow that he needs and he really enjoys shredding them. He's a well socialized little guy. George takes him everywhere. In the cold weather JoJo just crawls inside George's jacket and hangs out till they get where they're going.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 11, 2019, 02:32 AM
Here's the marble machine as of yesterday.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wVH24qEpj0A&feature=youtu.be (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wVH24qEpj0A&feature=youtu.be)

Sorry for the poor video quality. I'll get a better one with my camera .

4 tracks completed so far. 2 more partially done. We're adding yet another diverter to make 1 or maybe 2 more tracks. We're pondering the open spaces in the machine and tossing ideas around for some different components. We have some bowls and such but some of them ring so loudly I fear they'll drown out the other audible elements.

One thing for sure....it's getting noisy 👍👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 11, 2019, 06:10 AM
Nice Bob....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 11, 2019, 07:45 PM
Rg/Bob , you and your son have sure put a lot of different elements into this marble machine.

Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2019, 03:22 AM
We're still going Steve. I should get one more track finished today with two to go after that. It's getting pretty complicated going from point A to point B. But that's the fun part and the transitions become they're own element. I'm hoping to be  finished with this in a couple weeks. We are planning an outdoor rolling ball sculpture build this summer. Somewhere around 12' tall and 6' around using golf balls.

The plan is to build it without any nails, screws or permanent metal components. This fall we want to create some sort of balls that will absorb a fuel, like mineral spirits. We want to light them on fire, release them and have them ignite the entire tower.

Our version of the " Burning Man" festival. We're calling it the "Burning Balls" festival. We plan a big party and a Chinese lantern launch that night. We'll probably get arrested, but it'll be worth it.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2019, 08:33 PM
I'm a little behind over here that marble machine is pretty cool
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 29, 2019, 03:42 AM
It's close to being completed. I'm working on the final track. Wait till you see it fully operational. My son and I just stand there laughing. There's a lot of stuff going on and it makes a lot of different sounds.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Mar 29, 2019, 05:48 PM


  Way cool :o :laugh: :laugh: Great tune too  ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Mar 29, 2019, 06:01 PM
We're still going Steve. I should get one more track finished today with two to go after that. It's getting pretty complicated going from point A to point B. But that's the fun part and the transitions become they're own element. I'm hoping to be  finished with this in a couple weeks. We are planning an outdoor rolling ball sculpture build this summer. Somewhere around 12' tall and 6' around using golf balls.

The plan is to build it without any nails, screws or permanent metal components. This fall we want to create some sort of balls that will absorb a fuel, like mineral spirits. We want to light them on fire, release them and have them ignite the entire tower.

Our version of the " Burning Man" festival. We're calling it the "Burning Balls" festival. We plan a big party and a Chinese lantern launch that night. We'll probably get arrested, but it'll be worth it.

Rg
My Bride has informed me that if we aren't present she will be extremely disappointed, and if you are worried about being arrested, our local police could care less about bonfires, you can bring it here and we'll provide the Feast  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 29, 2019, 07:21 PM
My Bride has informed me that if we aren't present she will be extremely disappointed, and if you are worried about being arrested, our local police could care less about bonfires, you can bring it here and we'll provide the Feast  ;D

You're in Bud! I'll risk the fine. We've had a few big old campfires in the past without reprocussion.
My son and I are gonna hang out Sunday, have a few Heineken and work on some plans. He's the real artist in the family and shares my warped sense of humor.

I may have gone wrong raising him.

But....what the hell!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Mar 30, 2019, 06:57 PM
That Marble machine is very cool. You and your son are very talented. That festival sounds awesome. Hopefully you put it on you tube so everyone can see it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 31, 2019, 04:06 AM
We plan on some good video. I'm almost done with the machine. Part of the last track to finish. En I'll do a video of it in operation. Lots of stuff going on there.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 02, 2019, 05:08 AM
Cant wait to see this..
Wish i lived closer...... :-\
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 02, 2019, 04:38 PM
It's almost there. Just want to have it run for 15 minutes or so without a glitch.

Took a break this morning and made a game for my official game tester. My friend's 6 year old daughter.
(https://i.postimg.cc/hJF4XB2D/IMG-2621.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hJF4XB2D)

It's aactually a French bar game that was played with coins. May still be for all I know. This one is played with bits and pieces. The board is quartered and can be played many ways. Essentially, the die is tossed and a piece is placed in the corresponding numbered ring. The one to tip the board over loses.

I'm going to make quite a few of these for the craft shows.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 09, 2019, 06:29 AM
Getting ready to move the "little wood shop" to its summer location. This weekend I'm gonna run another couple circuits out to the garage that will be dedicated for the saws and router table. Want to get the digging over with before the ground gets hard.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 27, 2019, 09:18 PM
Rg/Bob, any updates on the marble machine or have you been spending your free time gardening. Also how did your game tester like the French bar game.
 Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 04:58 PM
The marble machine is complete. I haven't taken the final video yet, but I will. My little game taster, Grace, loved the last game. She took it to school doe "bring your favorite game" day and it was a big hit. I received a cute thank you note with a photo of them playing with it.

No yes, I've been busy getting the gardens going, moving the shop and fishing.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 28, 2019, 05:23 PM
Thank you for the reply will keep a watch for video of the completed marble machine. Nice to hear the game was a hit with your tester friend and her classmates .
Steve
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2019, 04:54 AM
Made a birdhouse for my son.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MXDgFb2R/IMG-2705.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MXDgFb2R)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FksC485S/IMG-2706.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FksC485S)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RqMDK660/IMG-2707.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqMDK660)

He's going to paint it up red and white and give it to his girlfriend's mom for her gardens.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 06, 2019, 05:36 AM
Nice bird house Bob....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 06, 2019, 06:09 AM
Thanks Dom. I'm thinking about builidng a bigger version next to attract swallows. We have a few around and they really go after the bugs.  Fun to watch them cruising around too. Although my Bluebirds don't like them in their territory. But then, they will harass anything in heir domain. Whatched the male beat the snot out of a red squirrel the other morning.

He nailed the squirrel a few times on the ground and chased it through the trees for a bit. Pretty cool.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2019, 05:22 PM
Been making some games for my son and I to explore this winter when out is out of the question.

This is Quoridor.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7Jgm1V22/IMG-2817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7Jgm1V22)

This is Quarto
(https://i.postimg.cc/Rq6FSY7F/IMG-2814.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Rq6FSY7F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fkGbJvCv/IMG-2815.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fkGbJvCv)

I'll skip the explanations as They're involved. Suffice to say they're both games of strategy. Similar, but both completely different.

We've played Quarto, but not Quoridor. We used to play chess but found that on most occasions, our match extended well beyond the time available to us. In any event, it gives me great pleasure to spend time with my son, build these games for he and I to enjoy and use our brains. They do make us use our brains in many ways.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 05, 2019, 05:05 PM
My son has taken up wood carving. His birthday is in a few days. Turned him a cherry mallet to use.
Glue up

(https://i.postimg.cc/9wpH4NTT/IMG-2834.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wpH4NTT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ppWpswsw/IMG-2835.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ppWpswsw)
In the lathe
(https://i.postimg.cc/c6MvMxB7/IMG-2836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/c6MvMxB7)
Finished product.
(https://i.postimg.cc/HjCJycXs/IMG-2838.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HjCJycXs)

Hope he has many years of happy use from it. Maybe he'll think of me when he picks it up.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 06, 2019, 05:40 AM
Nice work. It's great being able to pass down talents to your kids.

You have way more Irwin Grippers than I do.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Sep 06, 2019, 05:50 AM
Nice work on the mallet. He will always think of you when using it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 06, 2019, 05:53 AM
Thanks Bart. My son is quite an artist. I'm happy to see him working with wood.
For the record, that's a very small portion of the clamps I own. There's another 20 or so Jorgensen squeeze clamps, box clamps, pipe clamps etc in the basement shop.

Can't have enough clamps.

Next I have to turn myself another mortar and pestle. I gifted the one I made myself to a friend.

Before I do that though, I need to buy some larger jaws for my chuck. It's about time I set up to turn some bowls.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 07, 2019, 05:25 AM
That is cool Bob...   :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 15, 2019, 05:01 PM
Little update. My son is super happy with the chip carving knives I gifted him. They're a huge step up from what he was using.
Next up is the segment cutting fixture. I've been interested in segmented turning for some time. Making segmented rings accurately and repeatedly is no small task. I'm 85% complete on a fixture system for cutting these pieces.

Took time out to remodel our master bathroom. A long overdue project.

Think I should go back to work. I need the rest.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 25, 2019, 05:28 PM
Been working on a fixture to cut exact segments to glue up and turn on the lathe.
 The results
(https://i.postimg.cc/CZbMzn1v/IMG-2868.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZbMzn1v)
The setup!
(https://i.postimg.cc/xJR0PrLM/IMG-2869.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xJR0PrLM)

I can't take credit for the fixture design or method. It's widely known as the "Wedgie Sled". A simple piece of genius from a seasoned woodworker and artist. The possibilities are endless.

Anyway, it really works well. A bit of fine tuning and I'll be off to the races. Builidng it was complex and interesting.
So many elements to consider.

The process reinforces my assertion that all humans should be adept in math, geometry and trigonometry. These disciplines are useful every day of our lives.

Nothing better than exercising an aging brain.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 25, 2019, 06:57 PM
  Cool Bob! Couldnt agree more, I use them all the time with my tile layouts  8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 25, 2019, 08:06 PM
I've only seen a few really good tile guys in my time. Didn't know that's what you do. There's a lot of skill in that work.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 09, 2019, 05:00 PM
First Christmas ornament of the season.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TK135qYd/IMG-2885.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TK135qYd)

Decided to turn the little bird this time.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 10, 2019, 04:59 AM
Very nice as usual....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 10, 2019, 07:10 AM
Thanks Dom. I'm making a bunch of them this year. Gonna try to sell some to help support the shop.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 10, 2019, 07:33 AM
Thanks Dom. I'm making a bunch of them this year. Gonna try to sell some to help support the shop.

Rg
pm me the price and availability, they would make a heck of a gift.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 10, 2019, 09:03 AM
Nice ornaments Rg, turning the little bird on the perch must be tricky being so small. Do you have a special tool for turning them.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 10, 2019, 02:49 PM
Something up there usually works.
(https://i.postimg.cc/CzJH5J6P/IMG-0845.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzJH5J6P)

I'll use whatever is in my hand most times. Skew, spindle gouge, bowl gouge.....doesn't really matter. Much of what I do on these little ornaments is done with a 3/8" bowl gouge with a traditional 45 degree grind. It's all about what you're comfortable using.

Ed, the natural ones are gonna be $10. I'll be doing some fine finished pieces that will be $20 ....plus first class mail.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 16, 2019, 05:33 PM
Some pics of this year's offerings.
(https://i.postimg.cc/VJmVXQM3/DSC03260.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VJmVXQM3)

(https://i.postimg.cc/LJD0TC3h/DSC03261.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJD0TC3h)

(https://i.postimg.cc/94fgNdLb/DSC03262.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/94fgNdLb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JydYwsgL/DSC03263.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JydYwsgL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RJwgnX0S/DSC03264.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJwgnX0S)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Sj9T5NfB/DSC03265.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Sj9T5NfB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/GH171wMH/DSC03266.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GH171wMH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1fcWmCTM/DSC03267.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1fcWmCTM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qNJ1zcHr/DSC03268.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNJ1zcHr)

No two are alike. Depends on the piece of wood in the lathe.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Oct 16, 2019, 06:38 PM
those are cool rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 17, 2019, 07:33 AM
Thanks! They're fun to make. I give some to the girls at work. Always good for a big hug.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 28, 2019, 03:17 PM
Well, in the midst of turning 20 bird house ornaments for an order and a snowman, I turned out a garden dibber for a friend at work.

(https://i.postimg.cc/v4GXYk82/IMG-2918.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v4GXYk82)

Have to say, I'm happy to be back in "turning season".

And, to the recipients of the other items, all is progressing nicely.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 29, 2019, 12:15 PM
Very nice Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2019, 03:59 PM
Well, I got a big hug for my efforts.  The girl I gave that to is an avid gardener. She told me about a dibber that her dad used for many years. She had it for a while after her father passed but, one of her siblings "procured it". I thought I'd make her a replacement. I gave it to her on the condition that she go home and get it dirty planting her garlic.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 30, 2019, 12:43 PM

 Great gesture RG
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 30, 2019, 06:54 PM
Thanks Fred. I'm rolling👍

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 31, 2019, 07:41 AM
Bird house ornaments are in full production.
(https://i.postimg.cc/DmnN4KRd/IMG-2922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DmnN4KRd)

Still have to turn the tops and little birds. Only 60 more components to turn.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Oct 31, 2019, 08:28 AM
Looking good!!! Amazing work that you do, Bob!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 31, 2019, 08:36 AM
Sure looks like you have been busy.   Good weather to be indoors.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 31, 2019, 02:35 PM
Keeps me from playing with my toes anyway.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Oct 31, 2019, 07:03 PM
Your talents never cease to amaze. Those are cool.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 01, 2019, 04:58 PM
Thanks. Doesn't seem all that amazing to me I guess. Just something I enjoy doing.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 07, 2019, 02:09 PM
20 little bird houses.

(https://i.postimg.cc/148xqbZx/IMG-2942.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/148xqbZx)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 07, 2019, 03:34 PM


  Really neat Rg!  8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 07, 2019, 04:34 PM
Thanks! Hey, you gotta fix that grumpy looking tinypic guy.

Have one more order to fill for a snowman and then it's on to family Christmas presents.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 08, 2019, 08:05 AM
Thanks! Hey, you gotta fix that grumpy looking tinypic guy.

Have one more order to fill for a snowman and then it's on to family Christmas presents.

Rg
how do I fix it?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 08, 2019, 08:09 AM
how do I fix it?

  Go on modify profile and erase your signature.....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 08, 2019, 08:34 AM
  Go on modify profile and erase your signature.....


Also the Personalized Picture
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 12, 2019, 07:06 AM
Here's an ornament I made for my Bride.

(https://i.postimg.cc/1VtL4QPm/IMG-2952.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1VtL4QPm)

From a piece of apple wood I've had laying around for a couple years. Really pretty stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 12, 2019, 07:17 AM
Nice Bob.
Is it easier to turn a green piece of wood or a dried one??
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 12, 2019, 03:21 PM
Every stick is different Dom. This apple is pretty seasoned having been inside for a couple years. That said it turns like a dream. Solid continuous ribbons flying through the air. That's characteristic of green woods as well like ash, maple, walnut and some others. Green wood turns easier than seasoned wood in most cases.

Ash when it's seasoned is a bear to turn. The wood fibers seem to shatter into fine dust no matter how sharp the tool. It finishes like glass with a good bit of effort. Green...ash is super easy and stable to turn.

Seasoned cherry is another that's really fun to turn. Easy to get a smooth, almost polished surface right off the tool. Green it's kind of gummy and hard to control in my experience.

I think that's part of what I like the most about turning wood on the lathe. No 2 pieces are ever the same.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Nov 16, 2019, 12:44 AM
Here's an ornament I made for my Bride.

(https://i.postimg.cc/1VtL4QPm/IMG-2952.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1VtL4QPm)

From a piece of apple wood I've had laying around for a couple years. Really pretty stuff.

Rg

That ornament is beautiful.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Nov 16, 2019, 04:38 AM
rg
those things are so cool!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 16, 2019, 02:41 PM
Thanks! Fun to get into the holiday spirit turning these little ornaments.

There's another really nice one on the lathe. Took a break for the day. Gonna watch a Clint Eastwood western, have a beer and some cheese and triscuits.

A fine way to finish a Saturday afternoon.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 17, 2019, 10:01 AM
Just finished this one for my Bride's collection.

(https://i.postimg.cc/qgmVQw27/IMG-2954.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qgmVQw27)

It's turned from Mopane. A South African heartwood. Super dense stuff. Very pretty .

I took it from 100 grit all the way to 2000 grit then to rottenstone and pumice. Really fun to watch the finish progress. It's pretty flawless.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 19, 2019, 07:41 AM
Im about done with ornaments for this year. Finished up this one today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zVZf7nSP/DSC03278.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVZf7nSP)

Redheart with Gaboon Ebony finial.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: jeffmac85 on Nov 19, 2019, 12:13 PM
Some of my reel seat inserts and butt caps, winding checks, miscellaneous trim pieces
(https://i.postimg.cc/N58DS8BQ/20190622-174920.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N58DS8BQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9r74mdq/20190927-000604.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9r74mdq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jn06k21W/20190927-073246.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jn06k21W)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDbfF3H6/IMG-20190716-234806-078.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDbfF3H6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xNM50Mmy/IMG-20190717-232028-468.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xNM50Mmy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WhcS5YR9/IMG-20190906-005111-584.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WhcS5YR9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mPbjscgC/IMG-20190906-005407-025.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mPbjscgC)

(https://i.postimg.cc/r0vgXQDw/IMG-20190927-111524-894.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/r0vgXQDw)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 19, 2019, 04:16 PM
Pretty! Are those wood?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 19, 2019, 04:19 PM
Bob the ornaments are always nice..
Jeff those are pretty cool..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 19, 2019, 05:40 PM
Pretty! Are those wood?

Rg

Yea they are Bob.
He designed and built a vacuum chamber/pump system that impregnates the wood with colored epoxy which stabilizes and protects the wood.
Next time I’m out your way I’ll bring my rod he built.  It’s really cool ship.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: jeffmac85 on Nov 19, 2019, 09:42 PM
Some are wood (stabilized burl), some are pressure cast resin, some are hybrids which are part wood part resin.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 20, 2019, 06:50 AM
Interesting! I'd like to see your vacuum setup if you feel like putting up some pics.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 05, 2019, 04:19 PM
Made this 12" tall snowman for my Son's girlfriend.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mzQfBsrJ/IMG-3010.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzQfBsrJ)

Corn cob pipe, and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 08, 2019, 04:14 PM
Thats a very fine work of art.  I envy your craftsmanship..     :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 09, 2019, 04:59 AM
Thanks Dom. It's nothing you couldn't do.
Made a miniature version for one of the girls at work who was having a hard time with some family problems. I got a big smile and a hug.

Makes it all worthwhile.

 Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2019, 07:07 AM
Well I turned another ornament for my Bride.
I was at Woodcraft with my Son picking up some carving chisels for him for Christmas and found a couple small  Brazilian ebony blanks.
(https://i.postimg.cc/9wzf1z3q/IMG-3012.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wzf1z3q)
Never turned this wood before. Super dense and really pretty.
The blank, round and finish
(https://i.postimg.cc/0bcTPZwx/IMG-3011.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0bcTPZwx)

Turned this one for my Sister in law from a piece of walnut limb my son gave me.
(https://i.postimg.cc/QBt5vNrh/IMG-3015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBt5vNrh)

Now I'm working on some fiber optic lighting to light a little turned Christmas tree for my Daughter. Should look pretty cool if I can get it to work.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 13, 2019, 08:02 AM
Very nice.   These ornaments will be around longer than us...  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2019, 04:11 PM
There's some satisfaction in that Dom.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 19, 2019, 03:09 PM
Got an order today for some Sepele "Bunn Feet" and legs for a custom built table. My neighbor works in a custom cabinet shop and provides me with a lot of exotic and domestic wood for my projects. In turn ( so to speak) I do lathe work for them.

A fine arrangement if you ask me.


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 10, 2020, 04:15 PM
Finished product.
(https://i.postimg.cc/4KDMvRyd/IMG-0858.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4KDMvRyd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/75Qj62yS/IMG-0859.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/75Qj62yS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SnsN3Cr9/IMG-0857.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnsN3Cr9)

These guys do nice work. I was happy to contribute.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 24, 2020, 01:34 PM
Well the first two clocks are done.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ph1xxj6C/IMG-3090.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ph1xxj6C)

Figured Sepele Mahogany with Tree Of The Heavens indicators.

Right clock turns to the right....left clock turns to the left. 

Kind of the Yiin And Yang clocks. Many more to come for this wall before spring. I've decided that all he clocks on the left of center will turn to the left and on the right to the right. Should be entertaining trying to get them all synchronized. Or maybe a bit of chaos is in order.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 31, 2020, 03:09 PM
Turned myself a new mortar and pestle today. I traded my last one to my neighbor. He made me a pizza peel.

(https://i.postimg.cc/4ndtpk4Q/IMG-3098.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4ndtpk4Q)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0bKwHYw6/IMG-3099.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0bKwHYw6)

It's actually the first bowl I've ever turned. I'm pleased!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 12, 2020, 03:04 PM
Well, I've turned out a few things for myself lately.
You've seen the mortar and pestle....

Finally turned a mallet for myself ( I seem to give them all away)
(https://i.postimg.cc/7G7RmR9C/IMG-3119.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7G7RmR9C)

Made salt and pepper keepers for my kitchen.
(https://i.postimg.cc/JHL2gQYp/IMG-3120.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JHL2gQYp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xN34SbWn/IMG-3121.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xN34SbWn)

Now I'm working on a Longworth Chuck for my lathe.
Here's what it does
(https://i.postimg.cc/TK1fCRDp/IMG-0870.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TK1fCRDp)
Here's what it looks like.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ctTGBj1R/IMG-0868.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ctTGBj1R)

Here's my layout.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7G3kfhpQ/IMG-0867.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7G3kfhpQ)

It's made of two discs with opposing arced slots. The bumpers expand and contract to hold bowls so the bottoms can be finished.

Intreresting project.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 13, 2020, 06:41 AM
Well I screwed up the first layout. The layout was correct but I mounted the faceplate to the discs after the layout. When I put it on the lathe to true it up, it was way off center.

So...I flipped the disc over, mounted everything to the lathe and found the exact center. Then I did the layout. Should be able to rout out the slots today when I get home.

Tricky fixture to build.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2020, 06:17 AM
Finished the Longworth Chuck and I'm very pleased with the results.

(https://i.postimg.cc/47SbDMfp/IMG-3146.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47SbDMfp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6TFfzD1X/IMG-3147.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6TFfzD1X)

(https://i.postimg.cc/18Qc1DQ7/IMG-3148.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18Qc1DQ7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wyZLfm2V/IMG-3141.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyZLfm2V)

Holds work very securely, not too hard to set up, adjusts to a wide range and uses either 4 or 8 points of attachment for smaller or larger work. I'll be making more of these I think. A smaller size first.

An interesting and very useful build.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 27, 2020, 07:10 AM
The latest additions to the "clock wall"

(https://i.postimg.cc/YGwZYrZg/IMG-3162.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YGwZYrZg)

I have no idea what's next🤔
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 27, 2020, 02:48 PM
Pretty cool Bob ..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 27, 2020, 04:35 PM
Thanks Dom. Not sure where it's going, but it's fun anyway.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2020, 07:41 AM
Finished my two latest clocks.

(https://i.postimg.cc/BXMYXghY/IMG-3184.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BXMYXghY)

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 06, 2020, 10:03 AM
Bob
Donna likes the clocks
How big are they
How much to buy one for our new place
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 06, 2020, 11:29 AM
Nice Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Mar 06, 2020, 01:55 PM
Nice looking clocks
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2020, 02:34 PM
Bob
Donna likes the clocks
How big are they
How much to buy one for our new place
They're a bit under 12" in diameter. How much? It depends. Do you want to turn to the right or to the left?
😊

I'm sure we can work out some sort of trade. Been a long time since I fished Erie for walleye.

Where's the pics of the Disney Cruise?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 07, 2020, 11:16 AM
They're a bit under 12" in diameter. How much? It depends. Do you want to turn to the right or to the left?
😊

I'm sure we can work out some sort of trade. Been a long time since I fished Erie for walleye.

Where's the pics of the Disney Cruise?

Rg

I got your Disney Cruise
 :laugh:

Yup
Pounds of walleye fillets are sometimes better than cash.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2020, 05:52 PM
Well...my regards to Mickey and Minnie.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 11, 2020, 05:57 AM
Finished a clock for the kitchen. I was reorganizing a cupboard last week and found a bag of spoons we hadn't seen in a long while.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z9px0y5X/IMG-3194.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z9px0y5X)

We have an apple theme in our kitchen. I thought......why not! Hung it up this morning. Wonder if my Bride will notice it.

I have one more clock project in mind. Then it's on to building some bluebird houses.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2020, 04:19 AM
Millerman,
Very nice work on the planters. You should think about building yourself a Trough Planter. It's the nutz for starting seedlings for the garden, growing veggies early and late into the fall and all summer long.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LhGz0drv/IMG-2663.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhGz0drv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2bMBJvX3/IMG-2739.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2bMBJvX3)

I modeled mine roughly off of the Veg Trug planter.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 05, 2020, 11:35 PM
Thank you and those trough planters are awesome. I'll defiinitely will look into those.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 06, 2020, 03:00 AM
Simple materials too. I used 1x6 pressure treated fence pickets for the body 2x3 hem for studs and 2x2 hem fir for the winter  cover. If you need more pictures or any dimensions I'll be happy to oblige.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 06, 2020, 09:57 PM
I'm definitely going to make one. I also love using fence pickets.  It's an inexpensive way to build things.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 06, 2020, 10:00 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/tZnwC7mR/20200405-200525.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tZnwC7mR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nCfbrYJy/20200406-200658.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nCfbrYJy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/NyMZSd6H/20200406-213449.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NyMZSd6H)
My latest lockdown projects.  I think I'm starting to drive my wife nuts
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 07, 2020, 04:03 AM
Nice feeders. Your birds and squirrels will appreciate you. I'll post some pics of the squirrel feeders I make.

Good time to put out some bird houses too.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 07, 2020, 10:37 PM
Already out . :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 08, 2020, 06:31 AM
Good man! I put out 4 more yesterday. I added plexiglas entrance reducers to thwart the sparrows nesting ability. I reduced all the openings to 1 1/8".

They pecked away at the opening on one of my wren houses and got it big enough to get inside. It's been fun watching them try to get through the plexiglass reducer. They just can't!

Hopefully the wrens, chickadees, nuthatches and titmice will make use of them.

My bluebirds are doing an admirable job of defending their nest box. We sere sitiing out enjoying the sun yesterday and watching them dive bomb squirrels, grackles, starlings, sparrows and even a crow.

They've got a full nest built but no eggs yet. Still not enoug bugs and such around yet I guess.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 08, 2020, 05:36 PM
Here's one of my squirrel feeders.

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjpFN9ht/IMG-3288.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjpFN9ht)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cv8t1t5B/IMG-3289.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cv8t1t5B)

I place one on my picnic table this time of year to keep the little buggers from cleaning out my bird feeders. It
helps.....a little.

(https://i.postimg.cc/2LwMZ5cH/IMG-3290.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2LwMZ5cH)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 08, 2020, 10:34 PM
I've made those and love them. Especially when a Blue Jay goes into the jar for a peanut
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 09, 2020, 03:17 AM
I have up on peanuts. The chipmunks filch them all and bury them in the garden. Of course they do the same with the the sunflower seeds. I end up with little clumps of sunflowers all over the place.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 12, 2020, 08:59 AM
All of you guys' projects are very nice. I have been sidelined with all this stuff going on. I need to get back to my woodshop and get busy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 12, 2020, 09:04 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/w1WmGZKS/20190707-113300.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1WmGZKS)
Last year I had the honor of building a display case for my father in laws burial flag.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 12, 2020, 09:06 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/Mnxyf1xp/20190707-113243.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mnxyf1xp)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 12, 2020, 09:25 AM
Nice job
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 12, 2020, 11:00 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Mnxyf1xp/20190707-113243.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mnxyf1xp)
Outstanding
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 13, 2020, 06:30 AM
Thank you. Here is a teacup and saucer display I made for my wife. It's not painted yet so kind of hard to see the detail on the background.
(https://i.postimg.cc/LYXkYkvh/20190925-161510.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYXkYkvh)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 13, 2020, 06:30 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/nMkbtBwg/20190925-161523.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nMkbtBwg)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 13, 2020, 06:32 AM
I guess its supposed to resemble a picket fence.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 13, 2020, 09:18 PM
Looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 14, 2020, 10:50 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/4nXTPn2C/20200414-175604.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4nXTPn2C)
Messed around with some scrap wood today,  my wife loved them. Next project is going to be a deer blind. Thinking 6x8. I've written down some plans. If it turns out as good as I hope  my buddy wants me to build him one also
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 15, 2020, 05:20 AM
Nice job guys..    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 15, 2020, 05:43 AM
Nice tulips. You wont have to worry about the moles eating those bulbs. Lol
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 17, 2020, 04:21 PM
Just picked up a nice Delta 14" band saw from an estate sale. I've been wanting a better band saw to resaw and round blanks for bowl turning and such.

Will have it in my shop on Monday. Felt like  I was picking through the remains of another woodworkers life. Gave me cause for pause.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 17, 2020, 04:26 PM
Very nice rg. And really nice thoughts....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 17, 2020, 05:18 PM
Thanks. Strange feeling. I'll post some pics when I get it home.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 17, 2020, 05:24 PM
Old tools have a soul of their own
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 17, 2020, 05:51 PM
I agree.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 19, 2020, 02:31 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/CRNxVQyF/20200419-150941.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CRNxVQyF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6TnwXmRD/20200419-150958.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6TnwXmRD)
Made a different style birdhouse today
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 19, 2020, 02:41 PM
Sweet - a Jenga birdhouse.

 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 19, 2020, 03:15 PM
Cool idea!
Spent a while getting things set up in the garage shop today. Band saw is coming tomorrow. I have a flower box to build and might do another bird apartment house.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 19, 2020, 04:20 PM
Very nice millermankt. I think I'm going to make a couple duck boxes for my property. May be a bit late for this year but maybe able to catch a swarm of honeybees this summer. They like duck boxes too.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 20, 2020, 05:55 PM
Well here it is. My new/ old band saw. Delta 28-243S. Vintage. 1980..... or so. Made in USA👍
(https://i.postimg.cc/jWRmv62j/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jWRmv62j)

Of course, I already stripped it down for cleaning and tuning.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TySSxzQK/IMG-3315.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TySSxzQK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BP5wxX3F/IMG-3316.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BP5wxX3F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rDZZGBBf/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rDZZGBBf)

A couple days and it'll be humming along like new.....well, maybe a few days.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 20, 2020, 06:12 PM
Very nice buy rg. Looks like it is in great shape. Nice addition to anyones workshop.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: bart on Apr 20, 2020, 07:11 PM
It does look like it is in great shape, after it gets the rgfixit treatment even better.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 20, 2020, 10:07 PM
good looking saw.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2020, 06:18 AM
Thanks. It was a good find. After I clean it up I'll put it back together as original for now. May doe some upgrades over time, but not right away.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2020, 04:06 PM
Spent a cold windy day in the garage with my new band saw. Cleaned up pretty nice.
Before...


(https://i.postimg.cc/FYhjzKWq/IMG-3313.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FYhjzKWq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJzL00sx/IMG-3309.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJzL00sx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0MhYydFd/IMG-3310.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0MhYydFd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nC44nmkB/IMG-3311.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nC44nmkB)

After....

(https://i.postimg.cc/8Fx0vWrw/IMG-3320.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8Fx0vWrw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jntv6hq6/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jntv6hq6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7J99KTbF/IMG-3322.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7J99KTbF)

Still a bit of rust to clean up. Didn't have the right color paint so I hit it with some Rust converter. I'll get back to it later.

(https://i.postimg.cc/B8SX9YZP/IMG-3323.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8SX9YZP)


Tomorrow I'll clean up the table,  trunnions, belt covers and do some final tuning. New link belt and blades and it'll be a fine running machine.

Not much I like better than bringing an old machine back to life. The former owner passed and I hope I can do it justice....and leave it to my son.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 21, 2020, 04:18 PM
Awesome work rg. Tools are meant to be used. And passed on to the next generation. The past owner would be glad it's still being used.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2020, 04:29 PM
I've got some maple branches about 8" in diameter that I've been wanting to rough out into bowl blanks. Can't wait to put them to the saw. A friend has some Bradford Pear and Mulberry for me as well when I'm ready.

You're right, every old tool has a soul.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 21, 2020, 04:34 PM
Looks great Bob..  And I have been called an old tool a couple times...     8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2020, 04:52 PM
Old Tools are still useful Dom....👍

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 21, 2020, 05:36 PM
My grandfather had a small lathe. I should go down and see about getting that out and running again.... been a while.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2020, 07:07 PM
Love to see pictures of it.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2020, 05:34 AM
Table cleaned up nice.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0MvcphTd/IMG-3326.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0MvcphTd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ThCCD7Cg/IMG-3328.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ThCCD7Cg)

Found a 1 hp  motor at Harbor freight for $160 and a link belt for $30. I'll wait for a 25% off coupon and upgrade both.
Need to order some ceramic or graphite cool blocks for it and a couple new blades and I'll be good to go.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 23, 2020, 06:05 AM
Nice job on cleaning up the table.you will have a very useful piece of equipment when finished. Nice to see old tools get a new life.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: bart on Apr 23, 2020, 06:38 AM
rgfixit, what process did you use on the table? Looks brand new!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2020, 08:29 AM
Soaked it for a while with Dolite gun treatment. Used it the gun shop for many years to take surface rust off. Gave it a scrub with a pretty fine brass brush then cleaned it with denatured alcohol.

Took the orbital with 220g. Paper to it, polishing compound and then car wax.

Not the first matchine top I've restored. It has some fine surface pitting in a few places. Won't affect performance at all.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: bart on Apr 23, 2020, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the info, I have a drill press I'd like to give a little restoration. Thanks again!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2020, 10:45 AM
PB Blaster works too. Soak it let it sit for awhile or even overnight.

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 23, 2020, 07:16 PM
Looks great rg!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 23, 2020, 09:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/4Hv19RBH/20200421-203711.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4Hv19RBH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cgwRpNqk/20200423-182705.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cgwRpNqk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tZjkCgzG/20200423-214600.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tZjkCgzG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9mQ8Jtc/20200423-213002.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9mQ8Jtc)
Started my deer blind. I'm looking forward to the final steps going to be a comfortable deer season
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 24, 2020, 04:04 AM
Looks like the Taj Mahal of deer blinds.

I had a 4x5' enclosed tree stand I built on the farm I used to hunt. It was very comfortable. Too comfortable sometimes. I fell asleep many times in that stand. 

Took quite a few deer there as well.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Apr 24, 2020, 04:59 AM
Looks awesome. Is it going to be an elevated stand?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 24, 2020, 08:03 AM
You are building it in your shop.
Then obviously moving it someplace, unless you have a resident herd of deer in your garage.
Sooo……...what's the plan?
As someone else said, elevated?
If so, how will get it up in the air?
Come on, we are locked in quarantine and need some reading fodder.
 ;D


BTW, nice job so far.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 24, 2020, 10:27 AM
I'll send you some fodder in the mail!

Why are you quarantined?

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 24, 2020, 11:32 PM
I'm building it in my shop and then moving it to my buddy's property where i hunt. The plan is to winch it up onto my car hauler, and my buddy has a skid steer with forks to get it out back. i plan on making a 6 foot platform to put it on. It will be overlooking a food plot with woods beyond that. It's located in Niagara county. It's tough to pattern the deer because of all the agriculture, but some beauties are taken every year. I've always wanted to build something like this. It's 6 x 8 and 7 ft. in the front and 6' 6" in the back. Plenty of windows and I'm going to install some drop down shelves in it too for gear, coffee cup, etc. My buddy heater will be going in for the bitter days and I have the cooking rack on it from iceshanty for heating up food. I enjoy being comfortable and often bring my camera with me. I'm one of those guys that getting a deer is great, but I truly love being in the outdoors.  I'll have an extra chair if someone wants to come in and my buddy has a couple of young and hopefully upcoming sportspeople, We all know we need to encourage them , Not much better than a big,warm, comfortable hut. I hope everyone is safe and healthy.

Mac, I hope this gave you some reading      8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 24, 2020, 11:35 PM
My wife said i should just bring my generator out with me. I said no, Im thinking about going to Harbor Freight and getting a solar panel  and bringing a marine battery. Hahaha
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 24, 2020, 11:40 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/9zVvfsRr/20181114-215728.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zVvfsRr)
This Cardinal was just outside my blind last year eating wild grapes.  I also get a  red fox every year with a half black tail.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2020, 09:00 AM
There's no substitute for comfort at our age.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 10, 2020, 07:34 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/xcG2jk8v/20200502-185813.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcG2jk8v)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yDvC9wFW/20200502-185847.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDvC9wFW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bGsWndyF/20200509-170822.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bGsWndyF)
Deer blind is coming along. I made the windows to swing out to block rain and snow.  Inside is insulated and I'm going to paint the inside black. A couple shelves and tables and then the roof
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on May 11, 2020, 08:05 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/xcG2jk8v/20200502-185813.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcG2jk8v)



that shelf isn't level.

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2020, 02:02 PM
You're just looking at it crooked...not that its a shelf or anything.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 11, 2020, 02:08 PM
Or a window....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2020, 03:39 PM
Mac gets confused sometimes.  :rotflol: :rotflol:

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on May 11, 2020, 04:57 PM
 :D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 11, 2020, 08:05 PM
It's one of the windows. I wanted them to swing out and up to keep out rain and snow.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on May 11, 2020, 08:23 PM
It's one of the windows. I wanted them to swing out and up to keep out rain and snow.


I know.

I was being an A$$.

 ::)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 12, 2020, 03:08 AM
So was I.

Thats going to be one comfy deer blind i must say. I havent hunted deer in almost 20 years.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: bart on May 12, 2020, 06:16 AM
MILLERMANKT, do you plan on leasing it out during the off season...  ;D

It is looking good... and comfy! If I had a situation or opportunity to use a blind, especially at my age, I'd be doing the same thing.

Best of luck this upcoming season!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 13, 2020, 09:14 PM
Thanks everyone, hoping to finish it this weekend.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 14, 2020, 09:41 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/d7bgCRD5/20200614-211039.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d7bgCRD5)
I've been busy putting French drains in my backyard but found some time to work on my hunting blind.  Got the roof on and my son's helped me get it on the trailer.  I still need to build a  stand to put it on. That shouldn't take long. Now if my wife stops getting new ideas  I can go fishing
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 14, 2020, 09:43 PM
Kidding aside, she's the best.  We work great together
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2020, 06:57 AM
Looks great! Get it out there to weather a bit and it'll blend right in. The deer will get used to it pretty quickly.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2020, 01:58 PM
Been playing around making some “old timey “ bobbers.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9DgW8gvZ/5-CB56093-261-A-4-BB1-A765-EF9933507-CFE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9DgW8gvZ)

Think this is going to be my winter wood shop project.

Lots to learn here.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 16, 2020, 03:19 PM
those are awesome rg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 16, 2020, 03:25 PM
Not old school.  Ues them all the time. Just hard to find local.. 
 Very nice... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2020, 04:48 PM
They’ve got a ways to go before I’m satisfied. I’m heading to a craft specialty store in the next week to research paints and finishes.

Turning them is no problem. Getting tithe finish I want is the only issue.

Those are all recycled wine corks....compliments of my Bride.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 16, 2020, 05:30 PM
They are nice ,put a porcupine Quill through center haha I have a few porcupine Quill floats ...very sensitive
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2020, 06:08 PM
Somewhere I have a roll of quill floats. I used to make those. Great cold water panfish floats.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jul 16, 2020, 10:08 PM
Those look awesome
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 17, 2020, 06:09 AM
Nice looking floats, looks like a fun project.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2020, 09:01 AM
Tried them all out this morning. Caught a bluegill on each👍

I like the longer ones best. They lay flat and stand with a bite. Picked up some paint that my son (a very talented artist) recommended.  I’m going to order a low rpm motor and make a device to turn them slowly to paint and possibly wrap.

Kind of makes me wish I still had my rod lathe. It would have been perfect for this. But, I’ll come up with something.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2020, 12:20 PM
Just ordered 100 premium agglomerated wine corks. Finest grained corks I could find.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 17, 2020, 12:28 PM
Nice! Will be interested to see final product!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2020, 03:30 PM
Me too!

My neighbor just gave me a keyless chuck to use for my “bobber assembly tool”. I’m not really sure what that’s going to look like yet....but it’s a start.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 24, 2020, 09:31 AM
Been working on new end tables and TV stand for my wife.
(https://i.postimg.cc/14QGbt1z/15982794443776655049028037983075.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/14QGbt1z)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 24, 2020, 09:48 AM
Looks good.

The tv stand should be mite functional than the pellet stove!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 24, 2020, 04:07 PM
Just finished them up tops are solid walnut
(https://i.postimg.cc/rR8hs4Cj/1598303122154256244330719799197.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rR8hs4Cj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1f3CZpz5/15983031688598556246347822765480.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1f3CZpz5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dkF6NCXF/15983032106508615141253451168792.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dkF6NCXF)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 24, 2020, 04:36 PM
Very sharp. Nice work!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Aug 24, 2020, 05:56 PM
Well done Iceman!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 24, 2020, 08:48 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2020, 04:54 AM
Very nice work there. Well done,
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 25, 2020, 07:50 AM
Thanks everyone, it keeps me out of trouble working in the shop. Probably should have started a new thread instead of hijacking RG's , sorry about that.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2020, 12:48 PM
All woodworking projects are welcome here. Can’t say I’ve spent much time in the shop this summer. Done more fishing than anything else.

I’m ok with that.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Aug 25, 2020, 05:16 PM
Since there are a few woodworkers here, I have a question.  I have a cast iron table saw that had water dripping on it from an AC unit (now corrected).  The top is covered in rust. I have read some suggestions on using navel jelly, or some of the newer Rustoleum products along with 400 grit scotch brite or sandpaper.  Does that sound like a correct method of bringing the top back to a new condition?  I planned to treat with paste wax after it is cleaned off too.  Thanks for any suggestions,
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2020, 05:42 PM
I’ve restored a number of table saws, band saws and jointers over the years. Here’s what i do.

Start with a serious coat of PB Blaster. Let it sit for at least a day.
Use a steel bristle brush and scour the surface. Wipe it clean as you can and clean it with denatured alcohol. Repeat at least 2 or 3 times.

See where you are at this point to decide how aggressive you need to be. I always avoided using sandpaper as much as possible. Although, I have used the orbital sander With 220g. in some instances. Better to have a flat surface with a few pits than one with an uneven surface.

Johnson’s paste wax will release 99% of the surface oils and remaining rust. If the surface is pitted, that’s life. Better to leave it and remove as much rust as possible. I never use Navel Jelly. It strips the metal more than it needs to be.

Works for me anyway.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Aug 25, 2020, 07:38 PM
Thank you sir, I figured you would have an answer!  I’ll take some before and after pics. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2020, 05:24 AM
I love restoring old woodworking equipment or any machinery fro that matter. Look forward to seeing some pics.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 21, 2020, 04:46 PM
Well, the tool migration started today. Moving the shop from the garage to the basement. My son stopped over and helped me get the new to me band saw downstairs. Yikes that thing is heavy! Still a couple improvements I’m going to make to it. New tires, bearing type blade guides and a link drive belt.

It’ll take about a week to get things set up and organized. I’m getting itchy to turn some stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 25, 2020, 01:57 PM
My son asked me to make him a sphere he could use to create a golf trophy for his foursome.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5QBgjwK1/C9-C211-A5-3733-4-A17-8-D1-B-CBFB82-B6-FE88.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5QBgjwK1)

My first turning project of the year and my first sphere.

It’s pretty darned round too. Interesting process.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 26, 2020, 11:03 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/gnTwSkkH/20200926-171854.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnTwSkkH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/f3xJRc78/20200926-171913.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3xJRc78)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CB75jwQD/20200926-171922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CB75jwQD)

Thursday is opening day of archery.  I'm ready and going to be comfortable.  Of course I had to put a bird feeder in the middle of the food plot.  Good luck and stay safe everyone
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 27, 2020, 05:51 AM
Looks comfy! Good luck.....keep your head down.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 19, 2020, 04:24 PM
Been finishing up getting the new to me band saw in shape.

(https://i.postimg.cc/ctqFGHSp/0-F16752-D-8-A75-4-AF6-8-C61-9-B3-D3-F0-F90-FE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ctqFGHSp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mz1mn903/20-B09-A62-F569-4673-B513-944-AAACC4-B48.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mz1mn903)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nsPdT2wc/CDA6046-A-BC45-412-D-82-CC-5-B006-C5454-E0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsPdT2wc)
Made a rip fence for it. Adjustable for blade drift and right angle to the blade.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jL4ZBtk1/0-F4-E72-CB-BDF3-4-D3-F-B5-FD-1-C4-AD5-B8-A19-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jL4ZBtk1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mPZ8sJvg/7837-AB47-7629-4299-8-D41-514-B5865865-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mPZ8sJvg)
Made a cross cut sled for all the odds and ends that need to be whacked up
(https://i.postimg.cc/LhfyBzk2/83-FB15-D3-27-BB-4-BB1-95-D2-A18752-B21-E76.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhfyBzk2)
Worked up a better dust collection port which turned out remarkably efficient.
(https://i.postimg.cc/crSFDrTY/C69926-CB-FC4-E-4-E05-A606-97-CC01-F8-E725.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/crSFDrTY)

Put casters on the base and added a shelf for storage.

Also invested in some good quality Olson blades. Huge difference between them and the Bosch cheap piece of junk I picked up at lowes.

This saw is the exact same saw I had in my cabinet shop for so many years. It already feels like an old friend. I’m sure we’ll spend a lot of time together.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 19, 2020, 08:46 PM
looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 20, 2020, 03:30 AM
Thanks...its getting there. I’ll make a circle fixture for it next and a gauge to set the fence. Might swap out the tensioning knob for a crank handle too. I like to take the tension off the blade when its going to sit for a while and that knob always drives me crazy.

A fun rainy day in the shop.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 20, 2020, 07:09 AM
Been working on a contraption to paint the floats I’ve started making.

(https://i.postimg.cc/3yWJ3kxb/D4-E85986-BE10-44-C6-A69-C-A48-FC2709-E1-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yWJ3kxb)
 Still in the contraption stage but it turns the chuck at 50rpm and seems a perfect speed. Need to make a small roller rest for the float shaft to stabilize it  and another contraption to use as a dryer.

Fun tinkering!
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 20, 2020, 08:12 AM
Nice contraption Rg I paint items on my lath it some times makes a mess.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 20, 2020, 02:32 PM
Yeah, my lathe only slows to around 250rpm. Tried it but it was just too fast to control on that small piece. Might have to go to pillow block bearings though. We shall see.

What kind of goodies do you turn? Like to find some other turners here to share ideas with. The wood turning forums I’ve looked at are a bit Hoity toity for me.

Whipped up a gauge to set the fence .

(https://i.postimg.cc/7f7qpwcS/16-F4-A42-D-4-A40-4-D18-9526-5-F577667063-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7f7qpwcS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/vDCQqcPQ/BC9-B17-D8-15-C3-47-C0-9-CDE-806-B82-E0-BD9-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vDCQqcPQ)

I left the fence so it would adjust for drift in re-sawing but on average it should rip a straight line. Especially with the blades I bought. They’re just plain awesome.

Good to be back in the “little wood shop” again.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: tomturkey on Oct 23, 2020, 07:23 AM
My son asked me to make him a sphere he could use to create a golf trophy for his foursome.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5QBgjwK1/C9-C211-A5-3733-4-A17-8-D1-B-CBFB82-B6-FE88.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5QBgjwK1)

My first turning project of the year and my first sphere.

It’s pretty darned round too. Interesting process.

Rg

A friend of mine made me a bowl with a sphere that you can make spin around the  bowl. He made his of own cutter to make bowls by cutting tapered pieces out of a 1 1/2 inch piece of lumber. He would stack and glue them to make a  bowl. The old skin flint as I called him, as he still had the first penny he made, would get an idea on some thing. He would get bored when he found out it would work and move on to some thing else. A lot of the things he thought up could have been pattented if he had not gotten bored and moved on.

One thing comes to mind. He made a door closer for his screen door that was not just a door closer but a shock absorber when the wind caught it and slamed it open. That could have made him money if he had pattented it and sold the pattent.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 23, 2020, 08:04 AM
I use my lathe for legs for furniture projects, I did just turn some reel handles, my version of green hornet.
(https://i.postimg.cc/RqbQh70w/16034582309013524413770587414775.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqbQh70w)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 23, 2020, 10:12 AM
I like them! Pretty cool custom tackle.

I’m in the midst of making blanks for a few bird house ornaments. I make a bunch of them for the holidays and give them as gifts. This year I thought I’d do some Celtic Knots in the body of the houses.

It’s a fun process. To make them turn out correctly you have to be pretty darned accurate. I made a fixture for my table saw sled for cutting wafers of wood that are exactly the same thickness as the kerf of my chop saw with a 100 tooth finish blade. I have a vacuum attachment on the wafer cutter that holds the wafer as its cut off the main piece. Also made a fixture for the chop saw to get repeatable cuts on the piece.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Yh4179pR/C3-A0-AE8-C-F9-D9-468-E-A6-AC-EF6-E7-C4-F13-C8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yh4179pR)

And a fixture to glue in the wafers that keeps the pieces perfectly in line for each glue up.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nsNydMcW/C1-C8-C60-A-8626-4-C5-C-9-B11-57-B2-BE1-E3-FB0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsNydMcW)
Blanks glued up after the third cut.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XGFTt3rY/E5792-FA2-B72-F-4-D7-E-AA16-74091-FB4-AA32.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XGFTt3rY)

After the glue sets up I’ll trim off the excess and sand the side flat then make the last cut.

Here’s the blanks after two cuts.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nM1HLYLc/A148-C244-0085-49-C9-8700-FF5847-DC4790.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nM1HLYLc)

Ill make 4 cuts total creating a cross and border on each side. Then I’ll turn them.

I’m going to try to do a video of one being turned. It’s really cool to see the shape come alive.hopefully I wont screw it up.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 25, 2020, 05:16 AM
Well...the first one failed. Not for lack of trying though.
The knot turned out perfect.
(https://i.postimg.cc/WdWDDy02/6118-DBF8-BFDA-4-B31-801-F-B77231-F278-DB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdWDDy02)

Everything was going great until I cut through the bottom while turning it. Neglected to index the depth of the hole I cut into the interior.
(https://i.postimg.cc/K1zjy5wC/A0-E2-E614-790-B-4-BF7-BE09-989-F13-A0-F1-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K1zjy5wC)

No biggie I thought.....So I turned a finial for the bottom which came out nice too.
(https://i.postimg.cc/VrR58HsQ/FDE4-FD58-A3-B0-47-FB-A0-E6-ACE8298-CE48-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrR58HsQ)

The end came when I drilled the hole for the entrance.
(https://i.postimg.cc/1VXRZmYw/C39-EEB9-F-0-D97-454-D-BC01-922-DA5-E6415-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1VXRZmYw)

Made the hole 1/8” too large and tore out the edges of the knot. Errrrrr!

I can attribute most of it to being a bit rusty, not having turned much over the summer. The turning was very comfortable. I just didn’t give enough thought to the process which is always more important than the hunk of wood or what you’re trying to turn.

The video was a bust as well. The GOPRO kept shutting down after 10 seconds or so. A bit of searching found the fix. I needed to re-format the SD card, which I did and solved the problem. I’ll take another whack at it today. Good thing I glued up 4 blanks.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 25, 2020, 06:30 AM
I know how you feel, when I make stupid mistakes in a project I get upset, the rest will go just fine. Nice idea with the knot.your turning skills are much better than mine.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 25, 2020, 02:13 PM
Well....fail #2 today. Got it all turned and was doing the finish sanding and it cracked. I’m just going to have to leave more meat on it. Too thin and fragile I guess.

Theres always tomorrow. And I’m persistent!

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2020, 02:44 PM
Third time was the charm.
The knot is as perfect as I can get it by hand.
(https://i.postimg.cc/56v8jFBP/632540-DA-24-DB-4862-A958-F439-ACB18-C93.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56v8jFBP)

Also played with a sample for a customer.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Lqy1GkSs/5-C3586-E5-2-B9-B-4-D51-A8-E6-6-A531832636-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lqy1GkSs)

Shaking off the rust I guess.

I have a good sized piece of fruitwood, Bradford pear I think, I’m going to try a larger sized house as a table decoration.

Rainy...cold...dreary outside. Bright and comfortable in the “Little Wood Shop”.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 26, 2020, 02:59 PM
Very nicely done!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 26, 2020, 03:20 PM
Just awesome..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2020, 06:10 PM
Thanks Dom.

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 27, 2020, 04:38 AM
Nice job Rg.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2020, 05:03 PM
Thanks guys. Fun stuff to get in the holiday spirit given these trying times.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2020, 03:52 PM
Got an idea for a holiday gift for my Bride and my Daughter. A German Christmas Candle Pyramid.

It’s an intriguing idea with many mechanical elements, albeit all simple in nature...very precise.
So I’m working on a prototype.

The structure. It wont look like this in the end. This is the first (hopefully) working prototype.

(https://i.postimg.cc/sv6nQSwb/911-A6-B71-038-A-4-C8-F-8-A1-C-DB90-FFBC4-A95.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sv6nQSwb)

The vanes for the turbine. Again, I dont know if these will even work.

(https://i.postimg.cc/pykC4zby/A9-F33674-430-D-476-A-9507-C5296-E0303-A4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pykC4zby)

It’s an 8 blade layout and I suspect it will need to be maybe a 10 or 12 blade layout to turn the table around.

One interesting aspect is developing a fixture to drill indexed holes in a disc on edge with some real accuracy. I’m mulling that over.

Good exercise for the old brain pan.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 30, 2020, 04:40 PM
That looks so incredible compared to me rebuilding my chewed up, by the squirrels,  bird feeders.     ;D
 Some new trim and a roof , new perch and  paint..
Good to go....... 8) 8)....

(https://i.postimg.cc/MX9J6KWP/20201030-165723.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MX9J6KWP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WdJBwG0C/20201030-165733.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdJBwG0C)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 31, 2020, 05:03 AM
It’s getting there Dom. Working on a couple fixtures to make accurate hubs to attach the fan blades. The more I do with this project the deeper I get into problem solving. Anxious to see if the prototype will spin. Heading out today to get some 1/8” Baltic Birch plywood for the final fan blade design....and a couple other things.

Painted out feeders a couple months ago. Squirrels haven’t really bothered them to much yet. Feeders take a beating. But, our birds appreciate us and we love watching them.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 31, 2020, 03:30 PM
Got the two fixtures together and made a hub for the fan blades.
 It became apparent that I needed not only a fixture to make the actual hub, but one to make the indexing wheels to create the hub.

The fixture to create the indexing wheels makes changing the design or number of vanes much simpler. Here’s what i came up with.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yJ2t87Z3/A1-B909-C4-9-F22-441-E-8-A78-531-F6-A608-A13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJ2t87Z3)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XBkzLFD9/40380-B79-34-AF-4566-9212-123-BA15-A25-E1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBkzLFD9)



(https://i.postimg.cc/47C2TwDz/D46-D2-A78-05-B2-4-CAD-8-B1-B-F2-D7-F2-F98-B4-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47C2TwDz)

A disc is located on a fixed pin and held in place with a sliding block. Pasted to the disc is a pie chart pattern. This one is eight pieces but any even number of segments would work as each intersecting line would have an exact opposite.

The pattern is aligned horizontally using the sliding block for a reference. Then drilled to a stop point with a centering drill.

The second fixture utilizes the indexing disc to locate and drill the actual hub. A blank disc is attached to a shaft and the indexing disc is attached to the opposite end of the shaft. Assuming that the fixture is positioned so as to drill a top dead center hole, the hole is drilled and the indexing disc rotated to the next position using the pin on the clothespin as a stop.

Personally, I like the clothespin a lot.  :clapping:

(https://i.postimg.cc/943QwRsc/167-FCCBC-069-C-4-AA0-B958-3-FABA32-FA0-EF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/943QwRsc)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MfWpdCYH/98-E5335-F-1-A94-45-F1-87-B9-38-DDB9-C370-FF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfWpdCYH)

The finished fan assembly went together pretty well.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9DvXvRBv/E6512-BFC-F496-4108-A560-9878-C3221-B44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9DvXvRBv)

Used a 67.5 degree block th set the angle on the blades.

(https://i.postimg.cc/d7PvWMsF/229-F6-DCE-727-D-4246-A1-D8-FAE1-B3-F2-BF1-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d7PvWMsF)

Installed it on the prototype.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tZ9bjhnm/AB6-A39-D5-2-AFC-4345-A97-C-AC49-BB0-E8303.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tZ9bjhnm)

It turned very smoothly and flat which made me very happy. Alas, the blade design needs to be changed. I need to make the blades much wider at the tip. I’ll get to that.

Fun stuff. Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 01, 2020, 07:40 AM
Nice job on the fixture, the fan blades look great.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 01, 2020, 08:32 AM
Well, they looked good but they didn’t work. So I ordered a box of 1/8” Baltic birch plywood and drew up a new design. The next prototype will have 12 blades and should do the job.

I hope.

It’s turning into a fun little project.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 03, 2020, 06:38 AM
Finally have a working prototype.
(https://i.postimg.cc/GBRHt0pc/1-CF9-FF1-D-ED34-404-A-BF53-CAAEDC82605-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GBRHt0pc)

Fussed with the shaft design most of yesterday. The original wooden shaft I made just didn’t turn straight and wouldn’t turn continually. As my Son and I were pondering the problem I discovered a piece of 3’8” aluminum rod I had stored in the rafters ( I make use of all my limited space).

I put it in the collet I have for my wood lathe, squared up the end with a carbide turning tool and drilled it for a pin. Took a 1/8” drill bit and turned a point on it using my battery drill and my CBN sharpening wheel. Put it together this morning and it turned non stop for almost an hour starting with 4 tea candles and ending with just 2.

Now we can go about designing the final pyramid. My Son spent his time cutting out a little nativity scene on the scroll saw for the one he’s building. He’s hardly used that machine and cut out some beautifully intricate little figures and animals.  I love it when he comes over to play in the shop with me. He’s an extremely talented artist and knowing where my shop is going when I leave this earth is gratifying.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 03, 2020, 06:48 AM
Looks like a fun project, having your son around to work with is priceless.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 07, 2020, 05:37 AM
I’ve been slowly making parts and finalizing the actual design of the carousels. My son has been working on parts for a little nativity scene. Turned some maple for the fan hubs yesterday.

It’s hard to bury myself in the basement when we’re having this beautiful fall weather..

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 07, 2020, 01:17 PM
Got the support figured out today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/cvF5VdMk/6-BE90001-B035-4-C3-E-A1-B2-F3445-B6-E7870.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvF5VdMk)

A little shorter than I had anticipated, but it used the cut off from the birch plywood round I bought to do these. No waste is a good thing.

Progress anyway.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 08, 2020, 03:53 PM
Got a request for yet another animal urn. My Daughter’s German Shorthair rescue was put down yesterday. Jack was a good old boy. Obviously abused and somewhat neurotic. But my Grandson”s buddy. A bittersweet project.

I’ll get to it in the coming weeks. Don’t now what I’m going to do just yet. Something will come to mind.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 13, 2020, 06:42 AM
The carousels are complete short of another coat of finish and some turned pieces to hold the candles. Had to rethink the bottom bearing. The manufactured ones use a glass cup. I could have bought them but they wanted$15 each with almost as much for shipping. So I went to Goodwill and picked up 4 small wine glasses. I cut the bottoms off and set them in a round wood turning. Bottom side up they’re cupped so the shaft finds its own center with zero friction

They turn flawlessly. They’ll turn with only 1 candle but, I like the look of four.

(https://i.postimg.cc/23dvH0Vj/EF13-BEF7-55-D1-44-F3-BAAB-E357171-D209-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/23dvH0Vj)

Started making some little Santa figures yesterday for part of the decorations on the platforms. Cant take credit for the design....something I saw online thatI liked the look of.
(https://i.postimg.cc/VdDtw5q3/31-D46-E58-C383-4-FBB-9940-9300-EB4-B668-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VdDtw5q3)

I have ideas for reindeer, Christmas trees, a Santa sleigh, little snowmen and little wooden blocks decorated as gifts.

Just hope my Bride doesn't get nosey and peek. She’s usually pretty good about that but she keeps asking me what I’m doing and I keep telling her “cant tell you!”

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 13, 2020, 07:00 AM
Rg your project is coming along nicely, should be interesting to see the finished project. Keep the pics coming.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 13, 2020, 04:19 PM
I’m off the next 10 days. Vacation from my silly part time job. Plans to finish up a lot of the two carousels and fill an order for a box full of bird house ornaments.

After the Christmas season is fulfilled, I’m on my own. Lord knows what I’ll get involved in. The dead of winter is time to let the spirit fly in the Little Wood Shop.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 14, 2020, 02:49 PM
Spent a better part of the day working on the “project”. Made some really good progress. I’ll post some pice in the morning after some finishing touches.

What a fun day in the “Little Wood Shop”.

I get as lost there as I ever have while fishing. Everything fades away. Serious medicine for today’s circumstances.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 15, 2020, 07:26 AM
Finished the Santa’s and reindeer this morning. Tried to post pics but Postimages is down.

I’ll try again later.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 15, 2020, 02:42 PM
Back in business I guess.

(https://i.postimg.cc/HcNySfWv/97-C16531-1290-4-EFC-87-AC-FF564-AAD4789.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HcNySfWv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RN7Wf3tD/19-E662-BC-DD94-4-A5-B-994-B-FF678-D113101.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RN7Wf3tD)
 Fun stuff. Lots more to add to these two carousels.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2020, 06:35 AM
Have all the decorations for the two carousels finished. Put a coat of poly on the structures today. Once they’re  dry I can start assembling them both. I might paint the platforms white. Haven’t quite decided as yet. My son is carving all the pieces for a nativity scene on the one he’s doing.
Here’s all my stuff. Might make a couple more sleighs for the walking Santa’s to have Rudolf pulling them full of packages. The little snowmen need pipes too.
(https://i.postimg.cc/v1qLMyjL/0336-EEFD-CF74-4-C37-995-C-BC50-C26-B3338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v1qLMyjL)

Heres one he’s working on.
(https://i.postimg.cc/D84X4sNG/18-B19610-DF4-B-475-F-A9-CD-10-B5-BCA0-E26-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D84X4sNG)
What a fun little project,.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 24, 2020, 08:17 AM
Nice work Rg and son post video of it working when finished.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 24, 2020, 12:04 PM
Here’s pics. Ill get to a video later.


(https://i.postimg.cc/qgj252GZ/3-A4-FB5-DD-D9-FE-4640-BBC6-8-DD7-AF9-F5-C6-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qgj252GZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMtYJyJj/E76260-E0-577-C-4-C9-D-AF6-A-662522-C4-F18-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMtYJyJj)


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 24, 2020, 12:53 PM
&feature=youtu.be
The “Frosty side.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 24, 2020, 12:58 PM
The Santa side
&feature=youtu.be

Fun stuff.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 24, 2020, 02:41 PM
The craftsmanship is amazing, they’ll love them!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 24, 2020, 04:03 PM
Thanks.....Every piece except the shaft made by me in ‘The Little Wood Shop”. I was watching them go round and round and just chuckled.

It was a challenge getting them both to turn. One gave me problems until I discovered that the distance from the candles was critical. Once I duplicated the dimensions they both worked flawlessly.

Then there was balancing the platforms with the various decorations. I actually had my digital kitchen scale down there and weighed the pieces. Then there was where and how to position them on the platforms to alleviate a heavy spot. Way more engineering than I’m used to.

But, I think they’ll like them.

Now on to 20 bird house  ornaments for a customer. Did a bunch of lathe work today, but, I tweaked my lower back helping my neighbor butcher a massive deer. Had to stop after a couple hours.

I’ll get back at it tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 25, 2020, 07:48 AM
Nice work they move pretty fast, you can probubly adjust speed by removing candles.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 25, 2020, 04:14 PM
Oh, they start slow and reach a peak then slowly lose momentum. They’ll run for over an hour. Anyway...onward runs the train. More Christmas presents to concoct.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 25, 2020, 04:36 PM
That is just awesome Bob.. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 01, 2020, 02:27 PM
20 little bird house ornaments all ready to ship to a repeat customer.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xqY8C2KZ/C4312-CC1-0-C6-D-4404-8029-D808860018-ED.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xqY8C2KZ)

On to a few more presents.

Went to a friend’s home today to give him some help getting started turning. His tools were a mess. I took some of mine with me along with other items I use all the time. It’s the first time I’ve given anyone turning lessons, but I really enjoyed it. Showing him how and why to sharpen a tool a particular way and how to apply it. He’s a really nice guy I used to work with at Lowes. He’s given me a lot of turning material over time. He’s also a very accomplished furniture builder.

Turning is a departure from his woodworking. I’m pretty much responsible for getting him hooked by showing him stuff I’ve turned .

Anyway, it was a lot of fun passing on some of what I know to a new turner.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Dec 03, 2020, 08:27 PM
I had asked a while ago about cleaning up a table saw that was exposed to water and turned quite rusty.  RG and some others gave me some tips on how to repair it in this thread.  I actually cleaned the top a while ago, and in the process decided to swap out the fence and side table.  I used the Penetrating Oil and I was not popular that week!  It stunk up the whole house and my wife was not happy!  My daughter and baby grandson were here that week too, so I could not let it soak as long as I wanted, only one overnight.  Even then, it was a chore to get the smell out of the house.   
Tonight I finished up putting the saw back together.  I had an older Delta contractor saw that I had used for several years and had added a Delta Unifence to it.  It had been sitting in the barn for the past 6 years and I am happy I can use it again.  It is a good solid fence.   After some retrofits and engineering I was able to install it on the Jet table saw.   Eventually, I will set up my router in the side table so I can use the saw fence for the router as well. 

This was before, obviously:

SEE MY NEXT POST, SORRY.

This is after:



(https://i.postimg.cc/18TrbWPm/43087-B24-F41-A-44-B6-BBD9-C99-C93-B87271.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18TrbWPm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5HCSJwNw/5-E5-D431-A-1-BD5-43-BB-B389-BD11-FF28-E456.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5HCSJwNw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/184KWkk7/DC6-A55-E7-60-B0-4-BD9-A105-8-F9-C7426-AA8-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/184KWkk7)


Thanks to those that helped me with this.  It came out pretty good and I am sure with some use will shine up even more.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Dec 03, 2020, 08:41 PM
This is before.....

(https://i.postimg.cc/ThXCRHbh/2-ADD33-AB-E0-D3-480-B-9-BA7-9-A4-E3-F980-DFF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ThXCRHbh)

(https://i.postimg.cc/F1gG1gbp/74893-DFC-EB43-4-DCB-8-A61-AA53-DDD447-AF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1gG1gbp)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 04, 2020, 07:05 AM
Very nice job! You’ve got a great working table saw there. The Delta Uni-Fence is far and away the best saw fence ever made in my opinion. Had one on my Unisaw for many years in the cabinet shop. Can’t begin to tell you the miles of material that went through that saw.  It’s versatile, totally adjustable for accuracy and a joy to use. If I had room for a Unisaw ....I’d already have one.

Sorry about not thinking of the odors generated by penetrating oils. I always did my restorations in the garage.

Make your Bride a nice Christmas gift and she’ll most likely forgive you.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Dec 04, 2020, 07:11 AM
RG _ I should have known, I’ve used penetrating oil lots of times, if even a small drop gets on my clothes the smell can permeate throughout the entire laundry load. 

Both my daughters want blanket racks and I have a nice piece of butternut that I have had in storage for almost 20 years.  Time to put it to use.

I would have loved to get a Unisaw.  My electrical panel is so full that a professional electrician told me getting 220v in my shop was not possible.  I’ve got a 220v air compressor sitting in the barn that I can’t hook up too.   I was looking at the 110v models and this saw sort of fell into my lap and it is plenty enough for what I do.  My brother insisted I get a SawStop, available in 110v.  Maybe someday when I know I will be in the shop more frequently. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 04, 2020, 07:13 AM
A friend at work gifted me with some apple wood from a tree she had to cut down. So...I turned her a “Frosty The Snowman” from a chunk as a thank you.

(https://i.postimg.cc/VSqw602Z/954-A66-FC-99-C4-4427-8947-480210-B1-BD40.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSqw602Z)

“Corn cob pipe, button nose and 2 eyes made out of coal”. Every time I get to turning snowmen, I sing that song in my head.
Apple wood is a pure joy to turn.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 04, 2020, 07:28 AM
It’s hard to justify spending thousands to upgrade an electrical service just to support a hobby

I have a Dewalt in the garage. It’s done everything I’ve needed it to. Ungodly noisy though. So, it stays in the garage. I must say that its a very accurate little table saw. It’s set up on a rolling stand with the router table as the outfeed. I also use the table saw fence for the router table on occasion.

 I have friends with bigger saws, planing and jointing machinery. When I do need it, they’re more than happy to accommodate. Mostly, for the little stuff I make these days, the band saw is plenty. It took me 5 yers and 3 different band saws to find the 14” delta I have now. It’s tuned up and a pleasure to use.

Looking foreword to seeing your projects.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: O on Dec 04, 2020, 03:00 PM
I have a small Mikita table saw and it the quietest saw I have ever used.  And the wood just flows through it like butter. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 04, 2020, 05:47 PM
Cut up a bunch of stock for the roosting box this afternoon. I’m quite content to spend the next couple days in the basement wood shop putting the finishing touches on a safe haven for our feathered friends.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 05, 2020, 04:27 PM
Made some progress on the roosting box today.
One side
(https://i.postimg.cc/7CxS3vPN/2-CC98714-896-A-48-AC-8693-98-C359-B1-AB30.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7CxS3vPN)
The front
(https://i.postimg.cc/3ynm9LdQ/8-DC26-D73-A1-B0-4-A7-D-AC1-B-1-CA1-E6116-E6-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3ynm9LdQ)

I may be getting carried away.....but!

It’s fun.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 05, 2020, 06:35 PM
Rgfixit(Bob) very nice work on the Christmas candle pyramids great gift idea for your wife and daughter.

O good job restoring the table saw.


 Steve


Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Dec 06, 2020, 09:42 AM
Very nice craftsmanship as always RG

Had some 1x3 boards laying around, so I made the bride a shrub protector for the bush that hides the gas meter. She’s gets upset every winter when it gets squashed with snow


(https://i.postimg.cc/Zv5Wdzry/6-E07-B4-F2-A85-F-4-CA0-9936-A62-E82-FFB10-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Zv5Wdzry)

Hardly have a little wood shop, but that’s one less thing that will come up over the winter
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2020, 07:11 AM
Looks like it’ll work just fine.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 07, 2020, 02:25 PM
Bob that is very impressive.. Great job as always.. :thumbup_smilie:
 ATC my bride has been after me for years to make a few of those just to keep the deer out of her shrubs.. ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2020, 05:54 AM
Got the roost box almost complete.
All painted up.
(https://i.postimg.cc/CBYHbNcB/60-B4-E897-E65-E-48-D2-B92-F-3-B7-D75-B4-E00-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBYHbNcB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dhp5ZGMr/62594-ABA-D30-A-45-EB-A2-B4-3521-ADC85419.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dhp5ZGMr)
Gotta make some more shingles and paint the roof black.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xN1v4dD9/6290-BAD3-D119-4-E0-B-842-F-08-D447644131.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xN1v4dD9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N948DHnN/6-AEFA769-64-C7-44-DD-A2-FD-A666872-E3739.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N948DHnN)

A bit more to do. But I have a few more Christmas gifts to make  before I can get back to it.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 10, 2020, 08:34 AM
Looks so nice i want to move in for the winter......  ;D
 Can ya put a wood stove in it for me?    8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2020, 03:28 PM
Probably...but if I remember correctly from the one time I actually met you face to face.....you’re a bit too tall.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 10, 2020, 03:44 PM
Nice job on the roost box Rg. I just finished up a console table for my daughter.
(https://i.postimg.cc/FfZ9qTTJ/1607636624055160934159226400010.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfZ9qTTJ)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 10, 2020, 04:04 PM
Very nice......
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2020, 04:46 PM
Vary nice Christmas gift. Well done.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 10, 2020, 09:40 PM
Rg , the roosting box looks great. What type of birds do you expect to go in ?  I might look into making some
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 11, 2020, 02:28 AM
My research says that bluebirds, downy woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees and wrens could take advantage. There’s some mention of finches possibly using them as well, I’ve never had one out so its all an experiment. I’m going to place it on the post I have set for the bluebird house in hopes that they’ll be the ones to move in.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 11, 2020, 10:06 PM
Awesome. Good luck and let us know how they do.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 12, 2020, 05:38 AM
Decided to add a feeding station to the roost box. Gonna put some chunks of mealworm block in it to try and attract the bluebirds. Don’t know what it’s going to look like just yet. But, something will take shape today.

There was one sitting on top of the nest box post yesterday. It came in to the water dish for a drink. Landed on the seed platform but didn’t eat anything. I put out a couple chunks of the mealworms there as well.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 12, 2020, 02:40 PM
All done.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5X6LwQmS/D187-D83-A-743-F-4432-B1-C8-E598-B5-F31635.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5X6LwQmS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/GBDDf0VB/D619-CCDA-EAD9-4983-8-F7-E-E24292910238.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GBDDf0VB)

Hope we have some rent free tenants soon. What more could they ask for? A roof over their heads, free food and no responsibilities.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2020, 02:53 PM
Marathon couple days in the “little wood shop”. Finishing up a few Christmas presents. More Santa’s, reindeer and Christmas trees. Lots of tiny pieces and paint.

Plan on putting them on a base with a candle.  One for a favorite coworker, one for my Son’s  “significant other “ and a special one for my Bride.

A couple more days and I’m free to be ....creative.....in the shop.

Lord knows what will happen.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 14, 2020, 02:39 PM
Made 3 of these tha last few days.

(https://i.postimg.cc/CnsZySJx/87-EF2198-9989-441-C-995-E-C1-B42609706-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CnsZySJx)

One for my Bride, my son’s “significant other “ and one for a favorite friend at work.

Love making Christmas gifts. Gives me great satisfaction to see the delight in the gifted’s eyes. Used to get hugs.....sad that these days, we cant enjoy that simple personal contact.

Anyhow, my way of saying, try to enjoy the moment.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 14, 2020, 05:00 PM
Very nice Bob. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 15, 2020, 07:19 AM
Nice work Rg , spreading cheer is good during pandemic.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 15, 2020, 09:15 AM
Took my coworker’s gift in today. It was a big hit. Made my day and hers.

My son asked me to build craft lathe for his mate ( I don’t really know what to call her”.) She’s an extraordinary artist.

She’s been painting wine bottles and needs something to hold them while she works on the piece.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9c4r705/47-DA508-B-C6-AD-4-C4-A-A79-D-4-B5942-DD3-F78.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9c4r705)

So, I’m building her a craft lathe to hold and turn the bottles or whatever she’s painting.

A different kind of project. Glue is drying on a few pieces....I’m gonna take a nap!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: wallyworld on Dec 15, 2020, 12:57 PM
My son asked me to build craft lathe for his mate ( I don’t really know what to call her”.) She’s an extraordinary artist.
Rg
Try calling her his partner, or maybe your "bonus" daughter  ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 15, 2020, 02:33 PM
Done.
(https://i.postimg.cc/phhYgWwg/5-DCB2-B52-A352-4-A50-ADD9-9-D210-BFA2789.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/phhYgWwg)

Should work ok.
Tomorrow morning I can clean up the aftermath. The shop is a bit disheveled.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Dec 16, 2020, 04:20 AM
Made 3 of these tha last few days.

(https://i.postimg.cc/CnsZySJx/87-EF2198-9989-441-C-995-E-C1-B42609706-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CnsZySJx)

One for my Bride, my son’s “significant

other “ and one for a favorite friend at work.

Love making Christmas gifts. Gives me great satisfaction to see the delight in the gifted’s eyes. Used to get hugs.....sad that these days, we cant enjoy that simple personal contact.

Anyhow, my way of saying, try to enjoy the moment.

Rg

That is great work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 16, 2020, 05:06 AM
Thanks.
I’m done with Christmas gifts. Think it’s time to start turning some bobbers.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 16, 2020, 07:08 AM
Nice gifts Rg you have some real talent,how did you thread wood pieces for the craft lathe.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 16, 2020, 09:17 AM
No threads. Both ends are live. With a dowel through nylon bushings. The end on the left side of the pic is movable and locks down via a thumb screw. It has a compression spring behind the neck cup to apply tension, holding the bottle and still allowing the artist to turn it as she works.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 19, 2020, 02:06 PM
So ....with Christmas gifts out of the way, it’s time to get on with the bobber project. After a few attempts to hand dip a really nice coat of paint or finish,( total failure) I did some searching. Bumped into a YouTube video where a guy was making reed floats. He contrived a machine for slowly dipping and extracting them from paints and finish. It worked, but it was a cobbled together conglomeration of stuff . Not quite up to my shop standards.

The past week I’ve been pondering a design and today I built it.
&feature=youtu.be

And it works ! The motor is a 2 rpm rotisserie motor my neighbor gave me. The elevator is adjustable for height by reeling in or out of the fishing line. I’ll make a few different bobber holders that will attach to the elevator to accommodate different length bobbers.

This seemed a simple process when I first started fooling around with it. But, as everything with me, I just cant leave well enough alone. I’ve got visions of glass finishes, bright colors, inlaid  feathers and fancy thread wraps.

We’ll see how it goes.

I played around with a motor operated lathe to paint the bobbers and decided it wasn’t the right approach. I converted the lathe end into a hand wheel operated lathe that gives me much more control and will make wrapping a lot easier. I’ll use the motor operated end for a drier to slowly turn the finished bobbers and prevent drips.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 20, 2020, 06:35 AM
Did my first test dips with Gesso and a few with Varnish. The dipper works perfectly. Today I’m going to work on mounting a track for a thread carriage I have left over from my rod building days. Should make wrapping a breeze. Still have to work out how to hold the shafts for wrapping without damaging the surfaces. The drill chuck leaves dents and doesn’t accommodate the eye.

Might have to create an insert for the chuck to hold the eye. Or leave the shaft long to cut off later.

I’m off to pick up some larger containers of acrylic paints and to look for a tall narrow glass vessel to dip in.

This is getting to be fun,
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Dec 20, 2020, 10:46 AM
Your gizmo is cool. The video was like watching a slow motion guillotine.  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 20, 2020, 03:44 PM
You should have seen it with the first wheel I turned for the motor. It was about 3/4” dia. I had to put my combination square next to the elevator to see if it was really moving.

Dipped several concoctions this morning. Trying to get a good base coat on which to build. Tried several paints in several dilutions. Found that the thinner the coating the better the coverage. The best coating was a matte black acrylic thinned by about 40%.

Decided to remake the lathe platform to accommodate the thread carriage and a hand rest for painting. The first model was clumsy. A day or so and I’ll have it under control.

Another few days of tinkering and I’ll be into building.

Preparation is everything.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 23, 2020, 05:05 AM
Well, I’m still in practice mode. Trying to get the right paint and finish is proving to be very fussy. All the machines are built for now.
The final lathe

(https://i.postimg.cc/Jsh2gK8t/1-CF5-D11-E-F5-E0-4-D07-AC9-E-FD71-BFD48-C23.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Jsh2gK8t)

The “Big Dipper”

(https://i.postimg.cc/dkGHdx2N/24-D46612-FE21-41-C6-A57-D-6-D0-D1-B5-DC28-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dkGHdx2N)

The drying wheel

(https://i.postimg.cc/8JB8D50C/DCB17052-18-E1-4776-BA73-8-ECD260-FB055.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8JB8D50C)

I’ve figured out how to place the feathers on the cork body.

(https://i.postimg.cc/t7SS6WWj/09683-DDF-6501-46-AF-987-D-6-E56168-C147-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7SS6WWj)

Polyurethane sanding sealer seems to work very well. For preserving the color and holding the feathers in place. There’s enough working time to move and adjust the feather while still keeping it where I want it. I’m going to continue coating with spar varnish for probably 3 coats of the thinned material and then apply a couple coats of full strength varnish. Hopefully it will build up enough to create the finished surface I want. I might try a 2 part top coat like Flex Coat if it doesn’t work. Trying to stay away from that if I can. It’s expensive to use in the quantities I’ll need. It’s also a pain to use on large areas and I’d need to build a heated drying box with a different revolving drying setup. Flex coat likes a center driven dryer. Moving the piece to the outer edges of a larger wheel like I have now would cause it to build up on one side as it dries.

I’m going to continue working with the cork for now, but eventually I’ll get around to either balsa or basswood for the bodies.

Paint is still an issue. I haven’t come up with the right dilution as yet to get a thin but solid coat. I’ll have to keep working on that. I’m probably going to try a couple sample containers of a satin latex paint that I have

Anyway, it’s a really fun project in a safe warm place. So far I’ve only invested about $40......if I don’t count all the stuff I already had in the shop.

I’ve got a special one in the works for you Dom. Feathers from birds you know very well ;) Hope it turns out ok.

Rg



Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 23, 2020, 05:57 AM
Nice job on all the machines.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Dec 23, 2020, 06:43 PM
The feather one isn't a bobber, it's a work of art. Nice work.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 24, 2020, 07:38 AM
Thanks Bart. It’s getting there. Started wrapping a few this morning. Had to make a few changes from my rod wrapping techniques, but I’m slowly figuring it out. Need to improve my dryer some. Did some first coats of final finish this morning and realized I had no easy way to transfer the piece from the “Big Dipper” to the drying wheel. I improvised for the moment. But I have to fix that.

Sure would stink to drop one and mess up the finish at that stage. It’s kind of like putting the final coats of epoxy on the rod you’ve spent 20 or so hours wrapping perfectly and having it fall out of the drying jig.......been there and done that.

Makes you take a deep breath and try not to throw something. The wrapping went pretty well although some special feathers I used had thicker stems and show through the wraps a bit.

I’m going to turn a few more and apply a black base then several coats of varnish and then try applying the feathers. I think I might be able to set them  with fast drying polyurethane then top coat them.

A fun learning process.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 25, 2020, 08:20 AM
My Bride finally got her Christmas gift.

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She loves it.....and me.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 25, 2020, 09:05 AM
Just beautiful...    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 25, 2020, 04:07 PM
Beautiful work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 25, 2020, 07:30 PM
Sure was a fun project. So simple yet so ....I don’t know. The girls sure like them.

More crafty stuff than I’ve ever done. Tedious, but I didn’t seem to mind. I guess because it was a true labor of love. I love my Bride and Daughter so much it made it easy to do.

I’m very lucky to have the resources todo this stuff.

Anyway....merry Christmas everyone.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 26, 2020, 06:50 AM
Very nice work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 26, 2020, 04:45 PM
Bobbers are progressing.

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGmWFqBC/697-AF440-FC4-B-4-BE8-B3-F9-0-DDF0-B424-AC7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGmWFqBC)

(https://i.postimg.cc/t7FjDfJz/DB0-DB868-C0-F0-440-B-A559-2-E358-D922-D93.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7FjDfJz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJKhQ9xt/BB0-E9450-E0-FE-49-D9-97-E9-E51-BD48-ED916.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJKhQ9xt)

One in the works.
(https://i.postimg.cc/crdVhLVs/955-AB723-9135-4-B86-8-BE9-01-C623-C8-DCE0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/crdVhLVs)

I’m getting close to what I want to see for a finished piece.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2021, 02:26 PM
With time on my hands for a couple weeks ( Lowe’s cut hours big time) I turned to the wood shop for entertainment. I’ve been wanting to replace the seed catchers on our bird feeders.

(https://i.postimg.cc/6y05601C/5-B77-B790-3-CB5-46-A5-8-CAC-D237-F12-BAFE7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6y05601C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Yvd9R36t/9-D18-E7-A7-8-DFB-4-C10-9-A92-355-FFFD57-CFB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yvd9R36t)
They worked out pretty well. The birds were on them getting seed within 10 minutes.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 17, 2021, 08:45 PM
looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2021, 01:45 PM
I’m done! I’ve refurbished all the bird feeders and built a couple more.
The latest to replace the open tray.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QVRSZbsm/EC8-BB818-3-DC3-4-D84-A7-C7-89-C761-B0-F66-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVRSZbsm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XZHcHKQw/64-A333-C0-CEA5-4-BAC-919-E-79398-C3-D3-AF9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZHcHKQw)

It’ll take the birds a bit to get accustomed to the changes. Probably a very little bit. It’s all for my Bride really. She’s kind of house bound during these difficult times. She has some health issues and we need her to be perfectly safe.

Anyway, the birds are a real joy for both of us. I still think I should be able to claim them as dependents on my taxes.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 24, 2021, 09:44 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/R6q5Zv2J/20210224-210550.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R6q5Zv2J)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QV9ZLxpR/20210224-210458.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QV9ZLxpR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MnwCj7hS/20210224-210425.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MnwCj7hS)
A few of the dozen cutting boards I made.  Most will be given away as gifts
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2021, 05:41 AM
Very nice! I liked hat second one. Hickory?

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 25, 2021, 06:19 AM
Nice job on the cutting boards.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 25, 2021, 11:43 AM
Very nice! I liked hat second one. Hickory?

Rg
Poplar ,Oak and Mahogany . I like that one too.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 25, 2021, 11:43 AM
And thank you
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 25, 2021, 01:23 PM
Nice MM..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 25, 2021, 01:47 PM
I puttered in the shop the past few days.

Made a new suet feeder and altered the bluebird feeder. All aimed at deterring the starlings.

(https://i.postimg.cc/68Yxz5rm/DD25-BE23-AAE4-4402-9071-7012234-D0194.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68Yxz5rm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qtqVFVQM/03-ACBBD5-7-B52-4-D4-E-B577-66-AB641-F1-B69.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtqVFVQM)

 Also made my Neighbor’s parrot JoJo a small play station for when they come over to visit.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jCt0V7MF/B5-A718-A2-FBAD-4-F57-9-D50-AD19-D92-CD96-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCt0V7MF)

I think that’s the 5th plaything I’ve built for him. He’s a cool little guy. It’s like having a 5 year old kid come to visit. Needs a lot to keep occupied.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 25, 2021, 03:55 PM
Nice job..
 Glad I don’t get starlings..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2021, 03:13 AM
When my Bride isn’t looking they get the pellet pistol out the bathroom window.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2021, 05:14 AM
So my Son and I decided to take a bit of a foray into building Marionettes.
Did a prototype just to get some process down.
(https://i.postimg.cc/grmGskfP/2-F9999-BC-AC04-449-C-9-D1-D-87095715-F826.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grmGskfP)

We found that making the joints from screw eyes made the little guy really wobbly. He’d be a good drunken Marionette. So...I started making pivoting joints on a couple more. The knee and hip joints pivot to the front but stop at the upright position. We’ll see how hey work when I get them strung up.

(https://i.postimg.cc/m1tXj94w/27-D5-A008-CB79-4-B15-8-DC2-F47-AA881-EBAE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/m1tXj94w)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrsHSTH2/E5-DEB995-F793-4-AE1-89-BA-88-F92809-E90-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrsHSTH2)

Haven’t worked out the lower arm joints as yet. I’m thinking they may be made with paracord to give them some flexibility. One will be a wire style with a simple hand control . I’m going to take a shot at a more complex string control for the other one.

It all started last Sunday when we were hanging out here having some wings and a couple beers. We’ve been looking for a project to play with and somehow got on the subject of marionettes. He said he wanted to make a small one, dress it up like Payne Stewart and pull it out when golfing with his buddies. I told him we should make he legs go different directions and dress it up like Tiger Woods. But, he declined that idea.

Anyway, it gives us something to work on.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2021, 01:58 PM
  Couple more getting there.
(https://i.postimg.cc/67khz2MV/B0-BF6640-2060-47-E1-844-B-2136-B409405-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/67khz2MV)

Tried a different controller.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XBV1cBvH/A1-AD53-AC-647-C-489-D-96-DE-00094403-AC3-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBV1cBvH)
 My son and I are going to have to collaborate on a controller we like. The normal ones are kind of clunky and not user friendly. I’m pretty sure we can do better.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 03, 2021, 02:04 PM
That’s sweet Bob.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 03, 2021, 02:52 PM
Well, it might turn out that way. For now, it’s all experimental. I have some visions of where it could end up. My Son is an incredible artist. I’m teaching him woodworking and he’s learning fast.

Working with him is priceless in any event.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 04, 2021, 09:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/jLyttsbt/20210304-223232.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLyttsbt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/f3qhByxj/20210304-222221.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3qhByxj)
Messed around with some scrap wood and made some baby rattles and some sets of coasters.  Fun little project
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 11, 2021, 07:27 AM
I have a bunch of leftover 1/4” sanded plywood that I’d like to use up. I was thinking about bird houses and bar houses, but I want sure if 1/4” was strong enough. I can obviously treat the wood when finished to protect it from the elements. What do you handy, creative folks think?

If that’s the case I can find plans online and get a few done as a project with the princess
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 11, 2021, 07:32 AM
Use it up! Might think about reinforcing corners inside with maybe some 1/2” or 3/4” square stock. May not last forever, but none of them do.

Super kids project. They get to work with Dad and watch the birds move into their creations. There’s a million and one things you can do with bird houses and they’re all fun.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Mar 11, 2021, 04:47 PM
Yes use it up a little glue and Brad nails will work fine. I always use scrap wood for bird houses and other small projects.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 12, 2021, 11:34 AM
Looking forward to the project, thanks for everyone input. I’ll make sure I post some pics once started, likely not until next weekend though
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 12, 2021, 04:05 PM
Great Dad! Take lots of pictures. We’d love to see them.

 Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 12, 2021, 06:35 PM
Use it up! Might think about reinforcing corners inside with maybe some 1/2” or 3/4” square stock. May not last forever, but none of them do.

Super kids project. They get to work with Dad and watch the birds move into their creations. There’s a million and one things you can do with bird houses and they’re all fun.

Rg
^^^What he said.  Let the sawdust flow!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 12, 2021, 11:35 PM
He!! yeah
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Mar 15, 2021, 02:18 PM
Not really a wood shop project but I did refinish my grandfather's spoon auger. It was just sitting around getting really rusted. Gramp would have never let it get that way
(https://i.postimg.cc/YhqpxSHb/IMG-20210313-174101006.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhqpxSHb)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2021, 02:42 PM
That’s a good wall hanger. Looks good. Gramps would be happy.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Mar 15, 2021, 02:47 PM
Thanks rg. I'll probably take it out early ice next year. Gramp would want it back on the ice atleast a couple times. Do you happen to know an effective method of sharpening? I was thinking a small whetstone. Or maybe a chainsaw file. Tough to follow the curve with a flat file and no way I would use an angle grinder
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2021, 05:38 PM
Well, my sense tells me to never touch the outside of the auger. I can’t say what angle of bevel will work best, but 90 degrees is a good start. Works for scissors.  How to set it up for sharpening would be the next challenge. I’d think the two surfaces would want to be parallel, kind of like a Forstner Wood bit (something I have a good deal of experience with).

In any event, I don’t think they cut all that  great to begin with so don’t set your expectations too high.

 Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Mar 15, 2021, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the input. It cuts ice now I could try to dress up the edge a bit or just leave as is. More a sentimental piece anyway. Just figured gramp would want it used.....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2021, 08:01 PM
Bet he’d be happy to see it on the wall and respected. I know I would.

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 16, 2021, 11:46 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hrf7NKBY/20210312-133233.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hrf7NKBY)
Can't remember if I posted this,but I made a good friend of mines wife an early Easter present.  Mahogany and cherry
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 17, 2021, 07:51 AM
Nice work!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 17, 2021, 09:53 AM
Very nice MM....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Mar 17, 2021, 01:58 PM
Really nice
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 17, 2021, 02:32 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hrf7NKBY/20210312-133233.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hrf7NKBY)
Can't remember if I posted this,but I made a good friend of mines wife an early Easter present.  Mahogany and cherry

What a wonderful piece of art!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 17, 2021, 04:01 PM
Finished a couple replacement trellises today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/vxgjkFzY/5-E215-EC3-62-FC-4386-92-FC-82-D9577164-D2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vxgjkFzY)
I’ll have to make a few adjustments. Kind of threw it together and it’s a little wonky. The old clematis towers were falling down so....time for something else.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Mar 17, 2021, 04:23 PM
Looks good. The clematis should climb those nicely
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 17, 2021, 04:40 PM
Hope so. Some critter ate last years vines off at the base. I think they’ll come up just fine. In the center I plan on growing some Cardinal Climbers for our hummingbirds. It should work....I hope.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Mar 17, 2021, 04:44 PM
We have a couple clematis that I need to relocate. They are on a corner fence near my driveway that needs to come out. They got placed on the north side of the house and never get enough sun.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 17, 2021, 05:21 PM
They like the sun for sure. We did 4 varieties when we planted them. They’ve been really prolific. Hoping they come back strong this year.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 29, 2021, 03:02 PM
Did a little wood working this weekend.  Cut out this big carrot so my bride could paint it..
(https://i.postimg.cc/7fZ29f4h/4-DF0-E374-C893-4-B63-B5-BF-E4-CFFDFD2-DD8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fZ29f4h)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrJ7GRVC/52793936-B0-AF-4147-BA68-763-E075-E3-E52.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrJ7GRVC)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 29, 2021, 03:04 PM
A very cool collaboration. 👍

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 29, 2021, 10:29 PM
Looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2021, 02:44 PM
Well, I took the plunge. I’ve secured a space at our local farm and craft market. It’s a nice little operation that my Bride and I have frequented for years. A good group of vendors, food trucks, special events and lots of locals.

My goal, with my son, is to sell some of the things we make. He’s a very talented artist. Wish I could show you his “on demand” pencil sketches of pets and people.

Applied for my NYS resale tax certificate to satisfy the town’s requirements. It also gives me access to other craft shows should we  decide to pursue those avenues.

It’s a different sort of thing for me, but, I’m looking at it as a part time job. For years I’ve known that I’m the best boss I’ve ever had. I never complain about me taking a day off to go fishing or starting work late....or leaving early....or taking a mid day nap.

If nothing else it’s a good bit of time spent with my Son.

Priceless!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Apr 21, 2021, 03:03 PM
That’s great Bob!
You guys will do great. Keep us posted on how it goes.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 21, 2021, 03:25 PM
Nothing better than doing things with your son Bob.  You two have so much in common..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2021, 03:27 PM
Yeah Dom...sorry I did that to him. Really he’s my second best friend. (I had to say that...my Bride might be watching)

Thanks Matt. If we make a bit to support the hobby, I’ll be happy. I’m really hoping my Son gets some interest. He does some amazing stuff. Send him a picture of your dog or cat or kid or whatever , and he does an incredible sketch to print however you like.

Whipped up a few bird house ornaments for the display today.

Good to have a hobby or three when you’re retired.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 21, 2021, 09:24 PM
That's awesome RG , i wish you and your son luck. I've been debating on doing the same thing. I'm hoping to be retired very soon and I've had many friends tell me i should be selling the things I make . My younger son is an amazing photographer and showing interest in woodworking. He said he'd be interested in working with me. I'm going to work on my picture frame skills. As you said, it will be a great way to spend time withh my son.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 22, 2021, 06:07 AM
Not much better than spending time in the shop with your son.

If you’re going to do picture framing look into a mitre shear/trimmer. No mitre saw can match the quality and accuracy. I had one for years in my cabinet shop. They’re a couple hundred bucks, but if you’re doing any amount of framing, they’re invaluable. I have a $150 100t Marples blade on a $600 DeWalt mitre saw and it doesn’t even come close to what that trimmer could do. You can shave paper thin slices to make perfect fits.

Also look into picture frame corner V-nails. They’re the nutz for fastening corners.

About the only things I miss about that business are the tools and machinery I had.


Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Apr 22, 2021, 08:00 PM
Never heard of the mitre shear/trimmer. Pretty cool tool! Found this video that clearly explains and shows how they work.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 22, 2021, 09:50 PM
That's pretty darn kool
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2021, 04:17 AM
The video gives you an idea of how accurate it can be. Mine was mounted to a solid table and bolted to the floor. I built a small table extension to make it easier to handle long pieces. In the shop we mostly used it for face trims on cabinets.

Just don’t get your fingers in the way.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 25, 2021, 09:51 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/56KD5TsJ/20210425-155704.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56KD5TsJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/vgvN4N4p/20210425-155808.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vgvN4N4p)
I started making the garden boxes again this weekend. Listed them on Facebook marketplace  today and sold 5 of the 48 x 24 boxes in an hour and a half. Maybe I should have charged more.  Oh well, 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 26, 2021, 04:52 AM
Those are nice. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 26, 2021, 06:12 AM
That’s a good start to retirement. Just don’t let it become a job or anything ;)

I’ve been busy making stuff for the farmers market. It starts 6/15 so I’ve got some time to produce. Have to think about displays once I get a pile of stuff made.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 26, 2021, 06:32 AM
Very nice garden boxes.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 05, 2021, 02:47 PM
Hey!!!!
If any of you woodworkers have belt driven machines....drill press, table saw, lathe etc, change your belts to link belts. I did my drill press today and the difference is astounding. I put one on the band saw when I was restoring it. All the vibration caused by a v-belt .....gone. Same with the drill press. V- belts take a set when they sit for any length of time.

Yeah they seem pricey, but worth every cent. The 3/8” are twice the price of the 1/2”. 1/2” can be found at Harbor Freight      ( where I bought them). 3/8” are limited. Got mine on Amazon.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 17, 2021, 05:08 AM
Bobs bobbers.... ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dLPDczKW/8-AF8-FD97-89-FF-49-DC-975-E-318-D00-EF0-A68.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLPDczKW)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on May 17, 2021, 05:41 AM
Bobs bobbers.... ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dLPDczKW/8-AF8-FD97-89-FF-49-DC-975-E-318-D00-EF0-A68.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLPDczKW)
wow, how do I go about getting some of Bobs Bobbers?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 17, 2021, 06:28 AM
Make me very happy Dom. I’ve been using a couple and they seem to work well.

What kind of bobbers are you interested in DD?

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on May 17, 2021, 06:14 PM
I love the ones Doms using
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 17, 2021, 10:44 PM
I would also please . I'm  more than happy to buy a couplie and pay the shipping. They are beautiful.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on May 18, 2021, 05:47 AM
I would buy them they look well made.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 18, 2021, 07:02 AM
I’ll put up some pictures and you guys can pick out the ones you like.

I appreciate the interest.

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 18, 2021, 11:30 AM
Here you go.
Small feather inlays.
(https://i.postimg.cc/0z02Nm7T/EDD702-D4-3451-44-E6-820-A-F03-A2948-DF5-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0z02Nm7T)

Large feather inlays
(https://i.postimg.cc/PCXn2787/193-FEDF2-1-EAC-44-BC-BB0-F-E54-C7-B8-C0-A35.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCXn2787)

Small no inlays
(https://i.postimg.cc/LnMpZ542/54-B3-D473-B640-45-B6-B08-F-A382838-F04-B6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LnMpZ542)

Medium feather inlays
(https://i.postimg.cc/0zVR3CYy/7-B646288-04-DE-4858-B72-E-D38-CF20-CCD42.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0zVR3CYy)

Let me know if you need any more pics or would like something special.

Peacock feathers compliments of Dom.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 20, 2021, 10:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/tsZ6L3R6/20210519-160734.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsZ6L3R6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMkWyM1N/20210519-160811.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMkWyM1N)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RJZ6GfbN/20210519-161524.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJZ6GfbN)
My son's best friends wife just had their 2nd child and was talking about how their 1 year old just started playing with blocks so I made this for her
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 21, 2021, 07:03 AM
Very nice. Food safe color I hope. I don’t put any finish on kids toys as a rule. When I do it’s food grade butcher block treatment.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2021, 01:27 PM
So...a friend gifted me some Acacia butcher block type material. He was working on a job doing a remodel and the boss screwed up a couple 8’ pieces. Didn’t know that a 45* corner consists of 2 22.5* cuts.

Anyway, I decided to make some cutting boards for the market booth in a few weeks.I’ve never made any so figuring out how to cut the juice groove was interesting. First I tried setting up the router table and cutting to stops........nah! Sample didn’t work at all.

Plan “B”

I located the blank in the center of a piece of plywood, trapped it with some scrap and set up a border for the plunge router .

(https://i.postimg.cc/rR0JPvnd/B9-F2524-C-082-A-427-D-AC11-3-C86-AB4-ACCD2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rR0JPvnd)

 Cut the juice groove in 4 passes

(https://i.postimg.cc/xcqD0C7H/C2-A7-D479-3-D10-46-F7-8-FD9-9-DFCD954-FB65.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcqD0C7H)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jL6NSx7x/D9-B05780-CBC5-4248-9-AFF-4-DFA7-C1098-AF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jL6NSx7x)

Used the trim router to ease all the edges
(https://i.postimg.cc/bSD79V1g/6180087-D-00-CB-4-D79-9656-1-CD8-CD1-B6-A13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bSD79V1g)

Sanded all around and gave them a coat of butcher block conditioner.
(https://i.postimg.cc/D8DqNjLs/B6-DB2927-DE7-E-4-F77-B75-C-6-EEA23-B25827.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8DqNjLs)

Came out pretty sweet. Did 7 8x8”  and 6 12 x 12”.

Fun project that really ought to sell.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 01:36 PM
That looks great rg. Looks like a fun project
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2021, 02:10 PM
Is was. Great to be back out in the “garage wood shop” . The past few years, working part time at Lowe’s, I just didn’t have time to play out there. Now I have the time again, and a purpose. There’s some cops rap pieces left over that I’ll probably put on the lathe for some cheese blocks.

Next up is a ramp for my Neighbor’s shed so he can get his tractor in and out.

Always something to do if you look for something to do.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 02:16 PM
That there is. And sometimes when you're not looking for a project also. Lol
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2021, 02:30 PM
My neighbor is a great guy. He worked in a cabinet shop for years and brought me a bunch of material left over from different jobs. I did any wood turning they needed for little or nothing. The shop closed when the owner developed health problems. Now he works for a small contractor and it continues.

I’d never have gotten ahold of this material if it wasn’t for him. The only thing he asked is that I make a cutting board for the customer he’s doing work for. I’m more than happy to oblige.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 03:06 PM
Very nice. I think a future project for me will be building a decent router table out of melamine. Haven't quite figured out my plans for the table or fence yet. Guess it all depends on how much time I have when I get around to building it. May put a drop in insert for mounting the router. Would make change out alot easier. Couple weeks ago I routed a set of finish stairs for my brother's house. We used 2x10 that we planed down to 1 1/4" for the stringers, 3/4" plywood for the kickers and he bought yellow pine treads from home depot. All said and done he had couple hundred into material. They turned out beautiful.
(https://i.postimg.cc/WtzWn2hf/IMG-20210424-114025943.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtzWn2hf)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 03:07 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9zxVH5C/IMG-20210424-114000540.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9zxVH5C)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 03:11 PM
Just made a plywood jig for the stair template. Hardest thing is getting your nosing routed to match the tread.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2021, 03:22 PM
That’s very nice work. Looks great.

Stairs were something I always enjoyed building when I was doing finish work. I did trim work for quite a few years.

Didn’t have the technology then that we have today. Stair stops and a framing square was how I learned. Still have both.

Rg

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 04:25 PM
That's how I build basement stairs with dimensional lumber. They make stair router jigs but are lots of money. You can make a plywood jig out of a 2x2 foot scrap of 3/4" plywood for pretty much free and works just as well.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2021, 04:40 PM
Yup! That’s how I built them too. I had a jig or two for stringers and made my own wedges. Treads and risers were wedged in place.  Never screwed or nailed.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 04:50 PM
This set we made sure the wedges went all the way to the front of the treads for full support and glued well. But we did glue and screw the risers to the back of the tread. Risers were also wedged in place.
(https://i.postimg.cc/zVLFVr7m/IMG-20210418-143410738-HDR-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVLFVr7m)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 04:51 PM
This is close up of routed stringer
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 04:52 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/HcVVBpVd/IMG-20210424-103941043-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HcVVBpVd)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2021, 05:12 PM
Nicely done!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 26, 2021, 05:59 PM
Thank you sir!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 26, 2021, 10:52 PM
Cutting boards look great Rg and beekeeper i like the stringer jig.
I ordered material for a small deck for our new pool.. Stairs , simple 4 x 4 deck to get in and out and railing. Over $600 ....that's insane
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on May 27, 2021, 05:46 AM
Beekeeper nice work on the stairs. Rg nice cutting boards.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 27, 2021, 02:18 PM
Thanks. Made some more today.
12” x 12”
(https://i.postimg.cc/R6VphryD/06758-BFC-C0-CA-4822-A617-614-AE1-CC78-EE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R6VphryD)
8x8”
(https://i.postimg.cc/7GssTsyY/B3-AB2-A3-C-6-B72-404-F-99-AF-609-B99080109.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GssTsyY)
Put some of the scraps on the lathe and made a few round ones.
(https://i.postimg.cc/QVCnr3pB/E1521060-F458-49-F3-B8-E3-237-B956938-A4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVCnr3pB)

Super pretty wood. All finished with Watco butcher block finish.

That’s enough to sell.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 27, 2021, 04:52 PM
Rg, those look great. Is the butcher block stock 1 1/2" or thicker?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 28, 2021, 05:53 AM
1 1/2”.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 28, 2021, 11:15 AM
Built a ramp for my neighbor to get his tractor in and out of his shed.
(https://i.postimg.cc/3k2SDf25/058-E8-F0-C-5-ACB-4566-8-F18-99-C4074-F0094.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3k2SDf25)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RWxG91yP/205-D67-FC-677-F-4814-AA4-B-EFAE26-BEE664.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWxG91yP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mtHV0pXz/A4-AE9-C0-E-FF9-D-46-F1-AD40-DF8-C209326-FC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mtHV0pXz)
 Shouldn’t blow away in the wind.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on May 28, 2021, 02:56 PM
I would say not. Looks to be a very solid build. I'm guessing pricey with lumber the way it is..... This has to end somewhere or I'm going to be out of a job soon. Price of sheet of 7/16 osb is now $49. This is crazy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 28, 2021, 10:58 PM
Your a good neighbor Rg   
Beekeeper it's crazy
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 29, 2021, 09:01 AM
Bill is one neighbor I like. There’s a few around I don’t care for at all.

$90 in material for that little ramp.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: myemmy on May 29, 2021, 03:58 PM
The price of lumber is crazy,if you can get it. Tubs, showers are no where to be found ??? Some pluming fittings also on the list of missing.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 29, 2021, 04:46 PM
Most of the plumbing and electrical supplies went to Texas. The lumber shortage is largely due to the boom in remodeling  from what I understand. People being cooped up for a year decided to remodel rather than buy up.
Paint is in short supply as well. It’ll level out eventually...I hope.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: myemmy on May 30, 2021, 06:21 AM
Yes a lot of remodeling going on and a lot of small project since people are home, and as far as paint it not only the bases but I know a lot of the tints are in demand also not just house paint but auto paint as well !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on May 30, 2021, 07:50 AM
Bought a sheet of 3/4inch oak plywood 71 dollars and change used to be about 38 dollars before, it's crazy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 30, 2021, 08:44 AM
Went to Lowe’s this morning to get a piece of 2x2 pt to make a repair to my trough planter cover. Supposed to be #1.....I guess lumber standards have changed. I opened 3 bundles before I found one that was reasonably straight and not full of huge knots.

$5.77 for that piece.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 30, 2021, 04:30 PM
Amateur job, but the princess and I found time in the rain, with some wood scraps and made a birdhouse. she got on the saw, made the measurements and cut the hole. Not a bad rainy day project, will glue it together and add some weatherproofing tomorrow


(https://i.postimg.cc/3yjbqK1q/65-DB7403-5-ACE-4-CA8-A9-FE-EAD0178-A2-B34.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yjbqK1q)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on May 30, 2021, 04:34 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/fkt1X4cj/KIMG0374.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fkt1X4cj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/DSgNF7hF/KIMG0372.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSgNF7hF)
A friend of ours had a red oak dropped in lawn. Was 1 big tree
My wife " volunteered" me to cut it up and take wood got little over 3 rows of firewood and saved some 5-7 foot logs to put on my portable lumber mill to cut boards for a later date
Told wife not to " volunteer" me any more , haha I have plenty of my own logs to cut firewood and lumber out of
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 30, 2021, 05:06 PM
Amateur job, but the princess and I found time in the rain, with some wood scraps and made a birdhouse. she got on the saw, made the measurements and cut the hole. Not a bad rainy day project, will glue it together and add some weatherproofing tomorrow


(https://i.postimg.cc/3yjbqK1q/65-DB7403-5-ACE-4-CA8-A9-FE-EAD0178-A2-B34.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yjbqK1q)

Great project. Don’t glue it up without leaving a way to clean it out..

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 30, 2021, 05:07 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/fkt1X4cj/KIMG0374.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fkt1X4cj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/DSgNF7hF/KIMG0372.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSgNF7hF)
A friend of ours had a red oak dropped in lawn. Was 1 big tree
My wife " volunteered" me to cut it up and take wood got little over 3 rows of firewood and saved some 5-7 foot logs to put on my portable lumber mill to cut boards for a later date
Told wife not to " volunteer" me any more , haha I have plenty of my own logs to cut firewood and lumber out of

That’s a good pile of firewood and lumber in waiting.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on May 30, 2021, 05:53 PM
Yup good start on firewood 3.5 cord of wood I use about 12 a winter got whole 10 wheel log truck of logs laying about 20 feet from where I split and stack so should be done for winter within few weeks gonna cut a bunch of it into boards and have kiln dried in fall so I can make stuff next winter
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 30, 2021, 10:59 PM
Wow, 12 cord of wood a year is ALOT of wood
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 31, 2021, 05:32 AM
Great project. Don’t glue it up without leaving a way to clean it out..

Rg

Indeed, she plans on hinging the top for that very purpose
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 31, 2021, 04:14 PM
All and all happy with the project. The princess had a blast. She hung it and said “what’s the next project?”


(https://i.postimg.cc/LJBpk3Ng/269-C2-CA1-FCD2-4726-A228-A034-C43848-DF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJBpk3Ng)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 31, 2021, 04:54 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on May 31, 2021, 05:15 PM
All and all happy with the project. The princess had a blast. She hung it and said “what’s the next project?”


(https://i.postimg.cc/LJBpk3Ng/269-C2-CA1-FCD2-4726-A228-A034-C43848-DF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJBpk3Ng)

Awesome! Great dad to keep her involved.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 01, 2021, 06:43 AM
Awesome! Great dad to keep her involved.

Rg

She’s taken a liking to projects like this thanks to Technology class (f/k/a shop I presume) she’s made a cutting board, carved two spoons and is wrapping up an end table there.

Have to keep her interested throughout the summer. Bought her a wood burning kit. We dropped some trees recently so I kept a few of the huge wedges and some thin sliced trunks for her to decorate

Operation Reduce Screen Time....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 01, 2021, 07:59 AM
Sounds like a good plan.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 01, 2021, 12:32 PM
Way to go ATC keep her busy..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Jun 01, 2021, 02:18 PM
I always like it when my son helps me with a project. Teaches a bit of patience in this instant gratification world. Shows that work delivers reward in a job well done. Good job ATC and kin!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 01, 2021, 04:44 PM
Some of my fondest memories were when my son would help my in the cabinet shop or out on the job. Doesn’t matter whether we’re playing golf, working in the shop or just kicking back. He’s my best friend and there’s a lot of respect between us.

 It’s what life is all about. Damned lucky, I am.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Jun 01, 2021, 04:58 PM
I get the privilege of working with my father every day. I'm lucky. He is my best friend. Have been working with him every day for the last 25 years.....
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 02, 2021, 02:46 PM
That’s pretty darned good. I might go do some part time mowing on the golf course with my son. He’d be my boss. Different for sure. Could be fun.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jun 02, 2021, 09:36 PM
I get the privilege of working with my father every day. I'm lucky. He is my best friend. Have been working with him every day for the last 25 years.....

Nice, I worked for my dad for awhile and we didn't get along at work. Fishing or hunting with him was great, loved that
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jun 03, 2021, 06:10 AM
When my dad and I built my house we didn't always see eye to eye on things but got the job done. When my son and I renovated his house I would ask him how he wanted to do things. We had a lot of fun doing it,and we still work well together. Now his son is renovating a house and the three of us are having a good time working together. My dad had to do everything his way or else, had to remind him who was paying for it. May he rest in peace, I still miss him.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 03, 2021, 06:37 AM
I know what you mean iceman.  Me and dad got along great until we had a big job to do. He was in construction most of his life.. When I built my house I told him I’m doing it my way and he was not happy a lot of the time and left .  But I did it my way ..... ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 03, 2021, 09:48 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/V5bYGGjS/20210603-221250.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V5bYGGjS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PCdTqd0Z/20210603-221217.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCdTqd0Z)
A friend of mine wanted a rustic looking cooler box for his deck. 100% recycled pallet wood.  Came out pretty good.  Polyurethane tomorrow
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 04, 2021, 04:05 AM
That’s really nice....👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jun 04, 2021, 05:31 AM
Nice job on the cooler box.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 04, 2021, 07:30 AM
That’s a neat idea, nice work
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 04, 2021, 07:44 AM
I like it. I should make something like that for center station on my horseshoe pits.

Neighbor gave me another piece of that acacia butcher block. This piece is 8’ long and 6” wide. Guess I’m making about 16 cheese boards out of it for the market.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 04, 2021, 10:23 PM
I'm sure they will sell
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Jun 05, 2021, 03:10 AM
Awesome work millermankt. That's a very nice project.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 07, 2021, 06:34 PM
Bob, how much for a 12x12?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2021, 06:16 PM
First day at the local market today. Sold some stuff, took a couple orders  for rings. Not very good weather but still had a bunch of people. I think it will get better as the days go by.

My Son and I had fun anyway.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 15, 2021, 06:28 PM
Way to go Bob..  Any time spent with the son is good....👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2021, 06:50 PM
Yeah…when we were leaving he hollers over to me …”hey…be on time tomorrow morning!”.  I’m working the golf course tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Jun 15, 2021, 07:34 PM
Nice Rg. If I was closer by if come check out your market stand.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 15, 2021, 07:36 PM
Where is stand rg? When is it open?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 15, 2021, 10:52 PM
I was also wondering
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2021, 02:12 AM
We’re at the Ginegaw Park Farmers Market in Walworth Ny. The market is every Tuesday from 2:30-6:00. It’s a great little market with lots of good food, produce and craft items. The Red Osier food truck is always there along with others. There’s another lady and her help who make empanadas, sweet rolls and other stuff. There were people standing in line all market long the get her goods.

We will be there every week till October.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 16, 2021, 10:11 AM
thanks rg working nights on 390-490 interchange ill stop on way to work early to check it out (and food of course)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2021, 12:02 PM
Some great food there. Well worth the side trip.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2021, 04:47 PM
Look for the space with a banner that looks like this. # 24 to be exact.

(https://i.postimg.cc/WdqW0PFx/295-EC672-A671-46-A9-91-E0-8-A6986-DC06-ED.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdqW0PFx)

Look forward to meeting you.

Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 16, 2021, 05:50 PM
Nice!
Thx
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 16, 2021, 09:56 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/XBnDDw3w/20210615-113343.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBnDDw3w)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sQYNcnFj/20210616-220929.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQYNcnFj)
Tried my hand at noodle boards  ( stove top cover  ) one size for the house size and one size for an RV stove top. These are planed pallet boards.  I'm also going to make some out of pine and stain them
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 27, 2021, 02:57 PM
Made a half dozen of these to test at the market.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDPKhmYz/0-E45-B29-E-6-FAB-42-EE-BB97-5-C227-DA6-AF63.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDPKhmYz)

Tops have been selling surprisingly well. These spin a really long time.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 27, 2021, 04:25 PM
Cool I remember those.....👍👍👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 27, 2021, 04:37 PM
What big kid doesn’t?

Kids still like spin tops. That’s pretty cool!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 29, 2021, 02:58 PM
Too hot to do anything outside. Nice in the “Little Wood Shop”.
Been making tops for the market.


(https://i.postimg.cc/1fjb15L9/7-AE55996-1-A78-42-CA-BDF1-D9-A64-E233056.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1fjb15L9)

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Beekeeper1099 on Jun 29, 2021, 03:09 PM
Those look great RG. Past 2 days have been brutal at work. Been knocking off early to try to recoup from the heat.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 29, 2021, 03:23 PM
I hear that! There’s a big sewer project going on in our neighborhood. The guys knocked off at 4:00 today. They’ve been working 6-6 the past two weeks..

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 05, 2021, 09:22 AM
No wood shop did it out in the yard.  Put new boards on my old steel frame fire pit table…. Just getting ready to seal it….

(https://i.postimg.cc/cKJxQNHF/5-D4-BE655-3448-41-F8-B472-C375-ED068-DAC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKJxQNHF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0MFykH9c/CC4-A830-F-EE41-46-AD-94-AF-51255-DDD2-CF9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0MFykH9c)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2021, 09:55 AM
Looks good ……for a gardener ;D

Gonna be a really hot one this afternoon. I’ll be in the shop where it’s nice and cool. Don’t know what I’m making yet, but I’ll conjure up something.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 05, 2021, 03:00 PM
It I’ll work.. 8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Cdpmk0sw/1678-ECCE-53-B4-4465-AF4-E-7-F926-C56713-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cdpmk0sw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rKQJBrXp/924-DCDF8-1698-4-A29-A67-A-C8-ED00671088.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rKQJBrXp)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2021, 03:22 PM
Very nice Dom. Should last for many years. I’d sure like to share a campfire with you sometime.

I ended up making another half dozen tops for the market.

Gotta make my final wedding ring for the upcoming 50th anniversary. Only 5 days off now. It’s my focus for tomorrow. My Bride has chosen Birdseye maple for the final ring. She nixed the idea of gold inlays. “Too extravagant” she said. We don’t need that to be re-married.

How on earth did I find such a sensible woman…..and manage to have her put up with me for more than 50 years.

We’ve been married 50 but together for 53. I’m still amazed and love her beyond words.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 05, 2021, 03:56 PM
Me and my bride had one last night and listened to thousands of fireworks echoing across the valley. 
Pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 05, 2021, 03:58 PM
Think we both got lucky in the bride department … ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2021, 05:28 PM
I’d say so.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jul 05, 2021, 09:13 PM
If I may , I'd like to throw my name in there also . Tomorrow I'll be married to the most amazing woman I ever met for 30 years. She is my rock !!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jul 05, 2021, 09:16 PM
And to keep it wood related , I've got a few more noodle boards to make . Raq , The table looks great !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 06, 2021, 04:31 AM
If I may , I'd like to throw my name in there also . Tomorrow I'll be married to the most amazing woman I ever met for 30 years. She is my rock !!

  Congratulations Miller..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2021, 06:07 AM
Happy anniversary bud!

And….many more.
Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 06, 2021, 06:49 AM
Happy anniversary millermankt and wife. Many more to you both.

Raq the table looks nice.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 06, 2021, 09:30 AM
RG
I'm sorry what was name of the market your at with woodworking on Tuesdays ? I'll wright it down this time and hours
Thx
Ben
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2021, 11:09 AM
Ginegaw Park Farmers Market, Walworth.
3:00-6:00 every Tuesday. Don’t forget to try Evelyn’s Empanadas. Very good!

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 06, 2021, 12:26 PM
Thanks put it on post it board
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2021, 05:24 PM
Rained out after about 3 hours tonight. We watched the big black cloud pass to the North. I told my Son, “it’s not the big black cloud that bothers me, it’s what’s behind it”.

Old fishermen are usually right about the weather. It poured and we packed up.
 At least none of our goods got wet.

Rg
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 31, 2021, 12:46 PM
So I’ve been pondering new products for the farm market. Made this prototype train engine this morning to work up a process.
(https://i.postimg.cc/LgH3HH7p/30612-C65-60-F3-4571-AB91-25-A02-B924770.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LgH3HH7p)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fSTmG8tW/2-BA366-B8-1-D03-44-DB-9-B2-D-4-D3-E41-AC1-E5-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fSTmG8tW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KkQgDt96/821-B6-B24-8868-45-BC-B34-F-8-CAF45427432.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkQgDt96)

This one is very unfinished. Only a rough draft. But it has possibilities. Gonna play with making a coal car for it, a truck and some cars tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 31, 2021, 12:59 PM
Very nice Bob.
 Sure looks like a lot of work went into making it..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 31, 2021, 03:24 PM
Not really Dom. About 2 hours. 1 1/2 thinking and 1/2 actually making it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 31, 2021, 03:32 PM
Bob nice work the kids should love them.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 31, 2021, 04:55 PM
Well, maybe the final product. I’m hoping it will lead somewhere.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 01, 2021, 01:47 PM
Think I like making wood toys.
(https://i.postimg.cc/G4VjDtdj/1-CDD1987-9635-47-EF-8534-6096-D42-C3-A3-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4VjDtdj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/t7pNWLQ8/9754-A9-CF-CA55-43-FC-952-B-E69-AFD4141-E1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7pNWLQ8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hc40Ft5S/B2-E6-E22-E-5-E8-D-40-AE-91-A1-010-BD51525-D5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hc40Ft5S)

Found my winter projects.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fish/hunt4ever on Aug 01, 2021, 06:42 PM
Those look awesome. Reminds me of some of the things my FIL and grandfather used to do in their woodshops. Cool stuff.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 01, 2021, 06:57 PM
Thanks.
I guess I’m officially “old”.

That’s ok though. Leaving something for kids to enjoy is the best we can ask.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 02, 2021, 04:51 AM
Incredible….👍
You are amazing..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2021, 03:13 PM
You are too my friend. Never seen anyone garden like you. You’re  surely a pro.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 03, 2021, 08:16 AM
Picked up another tool for my Arsenal this morning.

(https://i.postimg.cc/06ptQjFQ/D74-D08-C3-C0-EB-4-CA9-B0-AF-1-F838-A57-F402.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06ptQjFQ)
 Been wanting one for quite a while. I have a belt disc sander but didn’t have a spindle sander. It’s going to be a big plus for the toys I’m making.

Caught it on clearance at HF. I’m pleased.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 03, 2021, 11:15 AM
Where and what day is this market?
My bride wanted to know.. ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 03, 2021, 12:21 PM
The market is in Walworth at the Ginegaw Park every Tuesday from 2:30-6 pm. We’re there every other Tuesday till September then we will be there every week till  the end of October.

Heading over to set up in just a bit.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 03, 2021, 01:57 PM
Thanks…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 03, 2021, 10:10 PM
Bob , those are beautiful . Defiantly something a family could pass down. You're going to love the spindle sander. I have a combo oscillating belt/spindle and it's great.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2021, 01:24 PM
The little cars went over pretty well. One family with a toddler and about a 4 year old wanted to get him a car. He saw the train and had a pretty good fit because mom and dad were more interested in the little car. They ended up buying 2 cars. One for him now and one for the littler in the future.

I was happy to see some interest. I thought they were pretty neat.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 08, 2021, 02:55 PM
Choo…..chooo!

(https://i.postimg.cc/jnsysD1p/53-EF4-F3-D-ED41-4-D03-8905-9-E54393-D767-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnsysD1p)

Made another three for the market. I think tractors and hay wagons are next.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 08, 2021, 04:17 PM
Sweet..👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 08, 2021, 09:05 PM
Those are awesome
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 09, 2021, 02:49 PM
Working on the tractors. Kind of struggling with them. “Woodworkers Block” I guess.

Kind of an oxymoron eh?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2021, 01:49 PM
Tractors and hay wagons.

(https://i.postimg.cc/G4rbxgMj/27-EB8-DE6-9-FBC-4-ADB-94-A1-E60-EB99-B183-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4rbxgMj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nj6Jj3jB/01-ECC198-ED5-C-4-E82-AB34-CB029956-A77-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nj6Jj3jB)

Fun stuff
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 10, 2021, 02:22 PM
That stuff is so cool RG !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2021, 02:27 PM
I hope it sells. My son figures we’re in farm country…well , mostly. I don’t work from plans. It’s really fun and satisfying to do design/ build from scratch. I doubt I’d make any exactly the same. For that matter I doubt I could.

It just kind of takes shape.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 10, 2021, 02:29 PM
Simply amazing….👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 10, 2021, 02:54 PM
Not really Dom. Just an old wood shop guy playing. Nothing I like better than seeing a kid want to play with the tops or toys at the market. Even better when Mom or Dad buys one to help support my past time. Makes it worthwhile for me.

Can’t wait for next Tuesday to see how the trains and tractors go over.

Not going today. Too damned ugly hot out there.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 10, 2021, 08:35 PM
I'm on nights again RG I'll do my darndest to be at market next week!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 10, 2021, 08:56 PM
RG , how are you connecting the wheels ?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 11, 2021, 03:48 AM
The small wheels have a short axle. The larger wheels have a through axle. I buy my parts from Casey’s wood Products in Maine. Made in USA👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 11, 2021, 06:03 AM
RG the trains and tractors look nice, should sell well.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 11, 2021, 01:31 PM
Ran out of wheels and axles. That’s almost 200 of each in the past month.Guess  I’ve been on a roll :rotflol:

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 13, 2021, 02:39 PM
Got home early from the course. Tournament day so we didn’t want to do too much mowing. Came home, made some breakfast for my Bride and I, took a little nap and headed into the “little wood shop”. I’m trying to get a few hours a day in the shop making toys for the fall/ Christmas season.

Anyway, made 6 more cars today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xkLM7s19/843-FBDFE-38-E2-48-D4-B09-E-4-F63-D708-F42-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xkLM7s19)

Decided to make the wheels as an experiment. Worked out pretty well. I’m going to test the toys I’ve made at the market this coming week. People there are mostly pretty frugal. If it sells there, it’ll sell anywhere.

Have to make a ring for a customer tomorrow. A lady ordered a size 12.5 x 10mm for her husband in Zebrawood. Must be a big guy. I wear a 11.5 and xxl gloves.

There’s been a lot of interest in the rings, but not so many orders. Made one for a lady who never picked it up.

I’m really enjoying making these toys. The thought of little goobers crawling around the living room carpet making vroom vroom sounds pushing one of my cars, trains or tractors makes me smile.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 13, 2021, 02:54 PM
Nice Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 13, 2021, 03:44 PM
I just keep plugging along Dom. Can’t let the old brain sleep too long.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: fishinator on Aug 14, 2021, 07:49 AM
No boats? Some old paddle wheel boats would be cool.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 14, 2021, 12:10 PM
No boats…..yet.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 15, 2021, 10:05 PM
RG , if I may ask , how much do you sell the cars for ?u
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 16, 2021, 12:07 PM
Depends on which cars you’re looking at. All under $15….so far.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 17, 2021, 07:32 AM
Been a busy toy maker in the “Little Wood Shop”.

(https://i.postimg.cc/qgnKZzdf/08-CDB6-AD-2783-4734-B490-B9983-FBEABA4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qgnKZzdf)

Thought I’d better lay things out and get pricing on stuff. Went and bought another 6’ table. I needed it!

Market day today. Hope it doesn’t rain.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 17, 2021, 12:03 PM
Nice Bob. Hope the rain holds out for you.   Do you have a pop up canopy?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 17, 2021, 03:53 PM
We just got set up and it started raining. We do have a canopy. 10x10. But we started getting some drips. I leave my toys unfinished and water is not good. It let up again a bit later. Then we looked at the radar and bailed just in time.

Made some sales anyway. 3 different cars to a grandpa and a customer picked up a ring I made for her. She was thrilled with it. A gift for her husband.

Short, successful market day.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 18, 2021, 09:05 PM
fun day
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 22, 2021, 05:14 PM
Been working on some airplanes the past few days. Made some progress today. I’m fighting between putting too much time into making them and keeping the price reasonable.

Pics in a couple days I guess.

Skipping market this week. Gonna be a hot, humid, miserable day.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 23, 2021, 02:36 PM
Prototype airplane.

(https://i.postimg.cc/qtHqzLXk/5173-EAF3-63-D7-4-DFB-83-EF-5386-E94558-F5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtHqzLXk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/pmFyW7jG/6-E498237-BF4-E-47-E1-AC76-9-D02-BABA24-FC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pmFyW7jG)
Not finished or anything. Just built for the templates and ideas. There’s 5 more that will be a bit different, but mostly the same.

I was flying it around the living room for my Bride. Made her laugh anyway.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 23, 2021, 03:06 PM
Nice……👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 23, 2021, 04:59 PM
Having fun Dom. What better way to spend a hot, stupid humid day. Nice cool basement wood shop.

I’ll be saying the same thing when it’s -2* at the and of February. Nice warm basement wood shop.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 23, 2021, 09:46 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/fVRP16Kt/20210821-152002.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVRP16Kt)
One of a bunch of pumpkins my wife and I made to bring to my buddies store
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 24, 2021, 04:21 AM
Nice idea. They ought to sell.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 24, 2021, 04:43 AM
Nice pumpkin.👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 24, 2021, 07:23 AM
Millermankt nice pumpkin, they should sell. RG nice job on the airplanes.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2021, 01:31 PM
“READY FOR TAKEOFF SIR” 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷
(https://i.postimg.cc/m1xbLN8z/57-D6-E184-B22-C-4-CEB-A87-D-F84-B519-F95-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/m1xbLN8z)

Might keep one of these for myself. They’re fun to play with.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Aug 25, 2021, 02:34 PM
Nice Job on the planes!
Is that Liberian wood? :P
I think you meant to post this flag….🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
😂
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2021, 02:40 PM
Yikes my eyes are getting old. Thanks for the heads up. Corrected for sure as they were definitely MADE IN U.S.A.!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 25, 2021, 04:44 PM
Those are cool!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2021, 05:09 PM
My Daughter informed me that she wants one of each of everything I’ve made for her hope chest. Her intention is to keep them for her Grand Children.

What an incentive. My Great Grandchildren playing with toys I made in my “Little Wood Shop”
if there’s any hope of an afterlife.  I hope I get  to see that.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 25, 2021, 08:55 PM
Sounds like an Amazing gift and memory
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 26, 2021, 04:56 AM
That’s awesome Bob. 
 Now you need to make a very large hope chest…. ;)
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Post by: iceman260 on Aug 26, 2021, 07:13 AM
Your daughter has an awesome idea, what a great incentive for you to make toys.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 26, 2021, 11:14 AM
That’s awesome Bob. 
 Now you need to make a very large hope chest…. ;)

Made that for her many years ago Dom. Reclaimed Long leaf southern yellow pine with an aromatic cedar lining. A nice sunburst under the lid.

Has to be 30 years old by now.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 26, 2021, 12:56 PM
I should have known..... ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 26, 2021, 01:34 PM
She in school at the time. I lined the bottom with $20 bills to help her with buying books.
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 30, 2021, 02:30 PM
So, my latest toy project has been working up the fixturing to make these.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4MkKQCM/3-CD90308-778-A-4433-B36-D-FAE55444-B11-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Y4MkKQCM)
 The “Smiling Moon Balance Game”.

(https://i.postimg.cc/XG5gfB9B/BEE34-DD8-9-AA2-4-A7-C-951-D-FB973-DC69360.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XG5gfB9B)
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Post by: Bartman44 on Aug 30, 2021, 07:21 PM
You are very talented. If you up production anymore, you're going to need to hire some elves.  ;D
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Post by: gotagetm on Aug 30, 2021, 08:09 PM
just so cool!!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 31, 2021, 09:56 AM
You are very talented. If you up production anymore, you're going to need to hire some elves.  ;D

Thanks. My Son and I will be able to get time in the shop after the course closes. Right now he’s up to his ears prepping for a PhA pro golf tournament this week. Things will settle down some after that.

Gotta get packed up for the market this afternoon. Nice day, people should be out and about.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 31, 2021, 05:57 PM
Fun day at the market. Not as many people as I expected, but still sold some stuff. A lady ordered a custom ring from me back in June and didn’t pick it up until today. Then she bought 2 of the airplanes. Another really nice lady who has a spot across from us bought one of the little trains and a car for Christmas gifts. She said she had her eye on some others.

Very interesting because she makes some really cute little bird houses and other wood crafts. Yet she bought from me. Next time she gets the “fellow woodworker’s” discount.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 07, 2021, 06:57 AM
Rg will you be at market today? I wanna get a train and other stuff ,,,was gonna pm you but I don't get them on my phone and I'm working in Rochester today
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 07, 2021, 07:17 AM
Yup! Be there and set up around 2:30. Got a space at the Macedon Lumberjack Festival Saturday and Sunday. Should be interesting.
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 07, 2021, 06:25 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/bGWQg6dw/KIMG1159.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bGWQg6dw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bZFbY6x9/KIMG1160.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZFbY6x9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jDjPbV7j/KIMG1161.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDjPbV7j)
I met bob and son today( sorry to talk your ear off hahaha) but just such beautiful work on toys! And I can't even describe how nice these floats are with the feathers and detail , they will probably never see water and be on my mantel in living room, and my neeses kids are going to love toys they are wonderful!!!
Thank you Bob!!!
Ben
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 07, 2021, 06:32 PM
All I can hope for is some little guys and gals pushing them around the floor making Vroom Vroom noises.

It was my pleasure to meet you.  And thank you for supporting “The Little Wood Shop”.

Pm me your address. You need a couple bobbers that WILL see the water.

Thanks
Bob
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 07, 2021, 06:55 PM
Tell ya what ,I will try to record them opening them and playing with them!!!!! I studied that blue Jay bobber all the way home .....WOW! Thank you so much a pleasure meeting you and your son and fantastic you guys spend so much time together... great!
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 07, 2021, 09:57 PM
Awesome , there seems to be some very nice people on here. Only met a couple. Mac was one years ago at his camp. Hoping to meet some more of you in the future.
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Post by: tomturkey on Sep 08, 2021, 04:50 AM
MFF and IS are the best forums on the internet. Everyone is caring and friendly. Though I have never met any one from either site I consider all of them friends!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 08, 2021, 12:05 PM
You fellows are right about that. A lot of good people here.
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Post by: iceman260 on Sep 08, 2021, 05:13 PM
You are right about good people here. RG you should get a branding iron or at least start signing your work. Would have been nice to have your initials on the bobbers I bought. Maybe 100 years from now they will be collectors items.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 08, 2021, 06:00 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/06TYc3tx/KIMG1174.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06TYc3tx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JsdcBtZs/KIMG1175.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JsdcBtZs)
100 years my butt! Lol there collectable now ! Said I wasn't gonna use them but I may float a steelhead or brown with them and get a nice photo of fish and beautiful float !
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2021, 06:11 PM
Those are sweet..   
 You better post a picture of you using them.......  8)
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 08, 2021, 10:26 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/jn6zkGKp/20210413-170517.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jn6zkGKp)
RG you should get a branding iron.  I started branding projects,  especially ones I give as gifts
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2021, 03:44 AM
Don’t think I’ll get a branding iron. But I am considering a laser engraver if sales go well the rest of the season. As far as me signing something, you’d have to be able to decipher a cross between Arabic and Chinese to read my writing. Sometimes I don’t even know what I wrote.

Anyway, I appreciate the compliments. Makes me happy that people, kids and adults,  enjoy the stuff I build. It’s a lot of fun for me. Keeps my brain working.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2021, 01:30 PM
Made a batch of cheese boards for the lumberjack festival this weekend.

(https://i.postimg.cc/JtGvL56H/552-CB127-DDE4-41-A0-B487-E91-E36-A8-ADD6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JtGvL56H)

Picked up a batch of cheese knives and forks to go with them. Should sell some……might keep one for myself.
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 09, 2021, 02:03 PM
Very nice bob !
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2021, 02:20 PM
They really pop with the butcher block conditioner. The material was generously donated by my Neighbor. Cut offs from a job he did. He’s a good guy. He’s given me so much material over the years.

In return, I’ve done a lot of jobs for him gratis….and some paid jobs depending on who it’s for. He brings me work for others from time to time.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 09, 2021, 03:54 PM
Nice ones..
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2021, 04:27 PM
Ahh…they’ll work for cheese. Haven’t forgotten you Dom.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2021, 05:05 AM
Off to the lumberjack festival today and tomorrow. Got a real nice spot for our booth. People have to pass by all the vendors to get to where the events are. My son tells me that there’s a lady next to us doing chain saw carving. He’s quite an artist and says she’s got some real talents. Should be fun.

I’ve lived in this area for 20 years and have never gone to the festival. I get to see it for free this weekend and maybe sell some of my stuff.

Lots of pictures to come.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 11, 2021, 05:11 AM
It’s going to be a good day for it Bob..
 Good luck selling. 
I’m getting ready to load 2500 mums in the truck and deliver them…
Sure hope my help shows up… 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 11, 2021, 01:21 PM
Bob.brought my float's to work today and showed them to my crew cause a photo dosnt do them justice
They were amazed about right now my wife is delivering the train to my nieces son for his birthday,,,she'll take photos, thanks again!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2021, 04:34 PM
That’s great Ben.
Had an “ok” day today. Sold some stuff. Lots of kids around. All I had to do was spin a top for them. They got right into it. Some of the parents bought items for the kids.

Tomorrow could be better. They have the final competition. Have to say, it was a lot of fun watching the competition. The “hot saw” round was amazing. As were the chopping rounds.

Tomorrow is another day.
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 11, 2021, 06:32 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjMZWMYK/IMG-20210911-191827.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjMZWMYK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bSy5c9pN/IMG-20210911-191902.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bSy5c9pN)
He loved them Rg and he's very tiered hahaha
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2021, 07:12 PM
Makes me happy Ben. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 12, 2021, 05:41 AM
Nice…..👍

 Does he have a Led Zeppelin shirt on???   ;D
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 12, 2021, 08:48 AM
yes he does dom ... also he likes AC/DC
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2021, 04:37 PM
Did just ok at the lumberjack festival. I’ve had better days in 3 hours at the farmers market than 2 day @16 hrs there. It was fun watching the competitions though and it was amazing what people were buying. There was a booth with really….really ugly pillows. Saw a bunch of  them carried around the area.

 There was a guy down from me with a bunch of CNC routed jewelry boxes, cars, trucks and such. He did really well I think. The stuff looked like direct ship from China to my son and I. Sort of a lesson learned though. I wouldn’t produce stuff like that for anything.

Guess I’m gauging where my market is. Smaller seems way better to me at this point. I’ve been invited to a couple of smallish fall festivals that I think better suits my stuff and me.

In any event, this old elf has got some toys to make this week. Stock is getting thin.

Over all, the best part was watching both kids and adults playing with my little finger spin tops. People, big and small are mesmerized by spinning tops. I made it kind of a play area. And they loved it.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 13, 2021, 02:16 PM
Some pics from the lumberjack festival
Some of my stuff
(https://i.postimg.cc/NLNDG3yQ/268-FFF88-909-E-4-E86-8644-6840893-CB1-D8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NLNDG3yQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dhH1f9DQ/4-D46275-E-4-B7-A-495-A-B856-4722-DB2-E8-D30.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dhH1f9DQ)
The garden decorations are my Son’s girlfriend’s mom’s creations. (We shared a booth.) The old ladies loved them.

This girl was amazing with an axe.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jC4R9hFV/54429-F94-D991-4-D8-E-8-D9-A-F4-C42-C9740-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jC4R9hFV)
Don’t think I’d arm wrestle her.

Watched this old fellow most of the day making rustic furniture with a chain saw only from red pine logs.
(https://i.postimg.cc/67ZXhVvm/7398-C877-3-B58-4-CF3-AFB7-1-C8-B7809211-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/67ZXhVvm)


(https://i.postimg.cc/ThRzyvCS/20125079-6130-417-D-BD03-07594-A82-D058.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ThRzyvCS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/F1D23C6K/C2-E2-ACCA-2-C78-4-EEB-A479-AB9-AD0696-BF7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1D23C6K)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dL3gBmMj/F1-F4-EC0-E-0-F4-E-4816-827-C-223-B4-FF2-B2-C1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dL3gBmMj)

He did things with a chain saw I’d never even think of. He was easily 80 yrs old and worked all day long. Made 9 pieces from benches to seats with a little table . All wedge fit joinery by eye .never measured anything. Really cool. Also sold everything he made.

This was a “Jack and Jill “ 2 person saw buck competition.
(https://i.postimg.cc/8jxXm2mT/59-F1-D18-F-4102-478-D-ABA7-4685728-F174-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8jxXm2mT)

I counted…5 passes to go through a 24” poplar round. It was jaw dropping.

This was a girl in the “hot saw” competition. The saws are home made from motorcycle, snowmobile or some other engine with enough zip. They’re crazy.


(https://i.postimg.cc/R60TBdLP/93-BB7-ECF-2159-4-D37-8556-9-C362-DEF80-D2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R60TBdLP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WD5MXrc0/5-E01-BEE8-83-CC-4-D41-8-E4-F-41386-D77-FE44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WD5MXrc0)

They set a new national record for speed . I couldn’t count to 4 before they cut not one, but 3 slices from a 24” poplar round.

Lots of fun to watch.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 13, 2021, 02:21 PM
There always fun to watch..
 When I can I try to go to the one in Boonville..
 That hasn’t happened in a few years….  :-\
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 13, 2021, 02:59 PM
I heard some of the folks talking about that one. Bigger than ours. The fire dept. benefits from ours. So it’s a win…win.

I’d sure like to run their “Lumberjack Breakfast” though. They’re not real good at that. Think I could make it really super. But, all extremely nice people. A very friendly small town affair. Happy to be a neighbor and thankful for all their hard work and services to the community. Great people.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 13, 2021, 05:18 PM
Looks fun to watch . I wouldn't arm wrestle her either , haha
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 14, 2021, 08:30 AM
The girl that beat her in that competition was half her size. And ….very pretty.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 14, 2021, 08:40 AM
Neighbor dropped off some toy making materials.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rs66C6r/0-FE78868-DFC3-47-FD-A17-B-03-FD19-FAADDB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rs66C6r)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SYkpyRxN/DB0-AB573-4285-4-F63-99-D7-F7218-DD73726.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SYkpyRxN)

Good neighbor!
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 14, 2021, 02:11 PM
Train production mode today.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BX2jHQL4/6-B7-ACFE0-581-C-487-E-AD0-C-E3-CC6-D71-B3-E8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BX2jHQL4)

Most of the parts for 6 little trains.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 14, 2021, 09:15 PM
Gotta love a lot of clamps. My pumpkins are going over well , I started some jack o lantern boxes I'll put led tea lights in . Also made a couple more cooler boxes .  I love when they sell, $$. Also picked up a scroll saw today. I think it will help with my tremors to make curves and smaller cuts.  Your work is top notch Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 15, 2021, 02:01 PM
I’ve got a LOT of clamps. Not like the cabinet shop where I had  LOT  of clamps. Smaller, but equal in number. Can’t have too many.

Glad your hobby is paying off and keeping you busy. Its the best time of life…if you ask me.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 20, 2021, 02:28 AM
6 more trains for market.
(https://i.postimg.cc/87cpP1zV/A5390040-2296-4-CC3-AF6-E-02-FF992973-E7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87cpP1zV)

210 individual parts in those.

Gotta make another batch of finger spin tops next.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 20, 2021, 04:43 AM
Nice job as always…
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 20, 2021, 06:36 AM
awesome bob ! kids will love them i know ones i gave them you made they do !!!!
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Post by: iceman260 on Sep 20, 2021, 07:13 AM
Nice job the trains look good.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 20, 2021, 04:39 PM
Thanks.
Turned out 20 finger spin tops this afternoon. I’ve been selling them for $1 but I have to raise my price I guess. 1 1/2” poplar dowel is up to $10 ea. Last year I was paying $4.

Hate to do it, but I can’t work for $8 /hr.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 20, 2021, 10:59 PM
Seems to be the worst part of being a crafter is material price. Especially lately
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 21, 2021, 05:29 AM
Indeed!
Went to Lowe’s to get a few 1/4” dowels. $1.64 each. Bought 100 from Casey’s Wood Products for less than $25. And they’re birch vs poplar. Much better to work with. And they’re round to boot.

A 6’ piece of 5/4 clear pine was $12. Granted I get a lot of parts from that but it’s still double what I was paying last year.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 21, 2021, 06:11 AM
Yup bob the quality of your work more than justifies the price increase!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 21, 2021, 06:16 PM
Had a decent day at the market. Several Grandparents buying for their Grandkids. One lady and her Mom bought a couple tops. I asked how old the kid was. They laughed and she replied “40, it’s for my husband. He loves tops.”
 
I told her it was made by a kindred spirit.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 21, 2021, 06:34 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Sounds like a good day...
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 21, 2021, 06:43 PM
It was fun Dom. Only 3 weeks left there. We’d like to do maybe 1 Christmas show this year. But that’ll be it. It’s been interesting and we’ll be looking for more, different venues next year.

In any event, I’ve made some money for materials this winter and spent some real quality time with my Son. That’s priceless.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 21, 2021, 06:55 PM
Bob, I’ll put together a bundle of pine cut offs aside for you. We usually have a bunch from time to time.😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 21, 2021, 07:19 PM
Thanks Larry. I can always use some stuff to work with and it gives me an excuse to:meet up with you.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 23, 2021, 02:13 PM
Next door neighbor works doing remodeling. Brought me 2 totes full of Doug fir 2x4 cutoffs. I’ll make good use of those. Then he gave me 4 8’ Doug fir 2x4s he had in his garage. Good neighbor.

Went downstairs to do some work this morning and just knew it was time for a thorough clean out. Been in a toy making frenzy the past couple months. Spent most of the day sorting, sifting, organizing, cleaning and generally getting the shop in shape. Felt pretty good about the way it looked when I was done.

Saturday I’ll get on to the next toy project.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 23, 2021, 02:32 PM
I have a staircase trim carpenter friend of mine on save all pine scrap wood detail. That will load you up for awhile!!😁 He has two finish trim crews. I’m sure you won’t be lacking for pine soon.😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 23, 2021, 03:07 PM
Sounds Like a lot of work to me…….

Thanks Larry. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 23, 2021, 05:22 PM
He’s one of the best!! Always busy…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 24, 2021, 02:16 PM
Just like you.  ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 24, 2021, 06:43 PM
Thanks bud!!😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 29, 2021, 04:58 AM
Haven’t done much in the shop the past few days. Made a peg jump game for a nice lady at the market, and have a few more ready to finish.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Cd6KNvv6/2-B868-B28-4-FC6-475-E-93-B6-D79945-E1-D684.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cd6KNvv6)

She’s been buying toys from me for her grandkids Christmas presents. Last week she asked if I ever made any of them. So I’ll surprise her with one next week. We skipped market yesterday. Windy and cold and my Son was working late punching greens.

Only a couple more weeks at the course so I’ll have a bunch of time on my hands to fish and play in the shop. I’ll miss the course though. It’s been interesting and really fun. I’ll be anxiously waiting for spring.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 01, 2021, 01:52 PM
Started in on half a dozen wood biplanes. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 05, 2021, 09:34 AM
Another squadron ready for flights of imagination.
(https://i.postimg.cc/7f9NHsZ3/248-A797-D-9818-4-BDA-BC46-B3-F3-EF6-F6-EBC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7f9NHsZ3)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YvSzh6vJ/272-CD2-AC-F717-4-CB4-8476-F3074-D693249.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvSzh6vJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/56b3Mdb9/E78-F8264-EABF-4-C9-D-8717-F4-A4874-D3-A62.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56b3Mdb9)

In the natural order of my methods, the next ones will probably be much bigger :P
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 05, 2021, 10:45 AM
Very cool……👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Oct 05, 2021, 05:57 PM
Those are awesome!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 05, 2021, 06:40 PM
Fun stuff on a misty rainy day. Hope it straightens out tomorrow. 3 1/2” of rain the past 2 days.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 05, 2021, 07:45 PM
Bob , those are fantastic !!  How many more weeks are you at the market ?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 06, 2021, 04:28 AM
Nice job on the planes Bob.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2021, 04:43 AM
Bob , those are fantastic !!  How many more weeks are you at the market ?

Thanks! They were fun.
Next Tuesday is the last market day. Didn’t go yesterday. Misty rain all day long. Can’t let my stuff get wet.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2021, 06:18 PM
Next door neighbor bought a train and biplane this evening. He’s just going to put them up somewhere. Lives alone…well with his parrot JoJo.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2021, 07:19 PM
Last market day for the year today. Been a good year for as much as we’ve been able to be there.  Next year I’ll have an improved tent with 4 side walls available. 1 more table and a winter’s worth of new product.

I’m working on a Facebook page to make my stuff available. (As much as I dread that) .

Here’s to a winter of toy making in “The Little Wood Shop”

Thanks to all who have contributed.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 12, 2021, 07:29 PM
I’ve got 2x4 fall offs stacked and ready Bob. They’re all 12” pieces. All clean. Came from a new construction job. Still waiting on my trim carpenter friend for his donation. I’ll be in touch once I receive that from him.😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 13, 2021, 02:17 AM
Between you and my neighbor, I’m gonna be a busy elf.

Thanks Bud!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 14, 2021, 02:36 PM
Picked up a small belt/disc sander today from China Freight. Plan on making a flip flop stand with that and the spindle sander mounted to it. 1”x30” belt, 5” disc. Should be pretty good for the toys and small stuff I make. The big belt disc is fine for more difficult stuff, but I keep it in the garage. Hard to really capture the dust from it too. It’s aggressive.

Also made 3 , 12”  plywood discs to mount to the lathe. Ordered some 12” PSA sanding discs. Thought about buying a 12” disc sander and thought…..where the hell am I gonna put it.

The lathe is a way better option anyway. Variable speed is a real advantage and it saved me probably $400.

Pics of the setups will follow.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 17, 2021, 07:48 AM
The other day I asked my neighbor if he happened to have a mortising set for his drill press. He said “ I might have something.”

The next day he showed up at my door with this.
(https://i.postimg.cc/8fLZCZQZ/72-C239-F7-476-B-4-A50-86-DC-870-EC97628-DE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8fLZCZQZ)

He and his old friend bought it years ago for a project. Said it hasn’t seen a piece of wood in 10 years. Told me to use it as long as I want.

Fence was really limited as was the table so I made a new one. I’m off to harbor freight for a new 1/2” hollow mortising chisel and bit. Also ordered a couple specialty diamond cone sharpeners for the chisels. His were pretty used and need attention.

I plan on using it to build the flip flop stand for the sanders.

Nice neighbor!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 25, 2021, 02:38 PM
Latest addition to the “Little Wood Shop”
Flip top sanding station.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mchNdCps/A8915796-A394-4968-B62-E-345-D8-BA17-ADE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mchNdCps)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PvnWrcXX/A990-D15-F-D6-E6-42-EE-B748-DA41229403-AA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PvnWrcXX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8sgXCXnf/8-F9-C3-C34-9-E07-47-EA-88-A9-9-E763298-D471.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8sgXCXnf)

For some reason I struggled getting this together. I don’t usually work from plans and wanted to construct this with the least amount of cash outlay. Everything but the panel and locking wheels came from material I had.

Looking at plans online was useless. They all used cabinet grade materials thinking it was furniture rather than a functional mobile work station like I wanted.

Still want to build a drawer at the bottom for storage of all the parts, pieces and sanding discs/ drums and figure out adapters for dust collection. I’ll get to that.

A fun, functional project and a great addition to the wood shop.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 25, 2021, 02:49 PM
Pretty cool…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 25, 2021, 09:06 PM
very nice
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 26, 2021, 06:30 AM
Nice job, looks good.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2021, 01:39 PM
It’ll be handy for the toys I make. Worked out connections for dust collection today. After that I just couldn’t focus so…..I headed for the kitchen.
👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2021, 02:40 PM
Todays project.
(https://i.postimg.cc/3y85CJYM/487-F3811-EDDD-41-EF-93-B7-19792-A466931.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3y85CJYM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jCd2dt7F/4-AE0-E084-0-C21-42-E4-8929-446558-D805-CB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCd2dt7F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BjcfK1Wc/6999-D4-AC-CF24-4-EBF-B639-64-C1-BC6230-EA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BjcfK1Wc)

Renewed the counter tops in the kitchen. They were old and stained. We’ve had them covered with shelf liner for a while . I finally got the time and motivation to fix them.

Went to Lowes and saw my friend in the flooring department. He had some vinyl flooring that was returned. Don’t know what a full box is retail, but I paid $5. Went really well and looks great now. Tomorrow I’ll trim the edges and file them clean. Need to make a couple moldings at the stove edges. Think I have the technology.

My Bride is really pleased with the results. Win for me!

Over the winter I’m going to refinish the cabinet fronts, doors and drawer fronts. I have till April to get it done.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 27, 2021, 02:49 PM
Nice job on the counter tops Bob…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 27, 2021, 03:00 PM
Good work, Bob!! You keep posting pics of good work like that….your son will be missing an employee on the golf course next spring!!! 😁 I’ll email you a job application tonight!! 😁
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2021, 04:54 PM
The last thing I need is a JOB.

20 years ago I’d have given you a good hand….not that you need it. Like they say, if they don’t find you handsome, at least they find you handy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 27, 2021, 07:11 PM
Lol!! No employee’s needed here…. Just admiring the projects you do. You’re a busy man. I’m busy enough teaching Josh, for him to take the reigns one day. He’s doing a super job taking it all in. Proud Dad!!😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 28, 2021, 08:59 AM
He’ll  do well. Has a great teacher.

How lucky are we to get to work with and teach our sons. Watching my Son work at the course this summer let me know just how much he’s picked up from me over the years. Best part was, he taught me how to work on a golf course.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 28, 2021, 06:30 PM
We are blessed!!🙂
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 29, 2021, 04:28 AM
Indeed!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 04, 2021, 02:44 PM
As I usually do when I move into the shop in the fall, I’ve been making improvements and adjustments. Today I put a zero clearance fence and insert on the mitre saw. It’s way safer for cutting the small pieces I do making toys and such. I kind of enjoy having 10 digits to count with.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xctwJz6p/3-EE25405-BFEF-4046-9-FB0-CA580177905-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xctwJz6p)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3WhVtB6b/FE04-DD13-F23-A-43-C2-9-FA9-30-B907-EB8553.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3WhVtB6b)
Made that little sliding stop for the fence as well. I don’t use stops often. They can be dangerous. But sometimes they’re handy.

Also made a mini router table for my trim router..
(https://i.postimg.cc/QVB9nQT1/36-E63-B4-C-DCA5-4-F64-8-C25-F8-A41-EE26-FDA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVB9nQT1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YLmvG7Hb/51-A01993-E9-EA-405-F-851-C-1-EA49-C483-C4-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLmvG7Hb)

I ease the edges on a lot of small pieces and get frustrated running back and forth to the garage in the cold and snow. I keep he table saw and router table out there for lack of room now. The little table will do 90% of what I want it to. Still pondering a fence and chip collection. Might insulate it for noise as well. It’s a loud little bugger when attached to the table. Kind of an echo chamber I think.

Next up is improving the fence on my band saw.

Getting down to Christmas present time.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Nov 04, 2021, 03:19 PM
10 didgets would be nice rg lol just busting had to say it ....yes ya wanna keep them all :D :D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 04, 2021, 03:44 PM
You’re a pip Ben. Laughed till I cried.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Nov 04, 2021, 04:19 PM
i was laughing hard writing it !!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 04, 2021, 04:41 PM
It’s a gift to laugh about oneself. You’re truly lucky.

Happy to know you.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Nov 04, 2021, 06:04 PM
You to Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 04, 2021, 09:31 PM
Bob, your trim router table looks great. I'm thinking about asking Santa for a trim router. Is that Corian on the top ?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 05, 2021, 02:48 AM
Thanks! The top is an $8 poly cutting board from Walmart. Great surface ….parts glide over it nicely. My trim router is one I picked up when I was working at lowes it was a display and had a broken base. Got it for $10. Spent another $20 for a new base. The newer 611 is a way nicer router. For my 3 hp router I use a Bosch. But if I bought another it would be the Dewalt  611  compact  with the plunge base. For about $170 you get a lot of bang for the buck.

Just my thoughts for your letter  to the North Pole.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 15, 2021, 02:28 PM
36…rain, huge snow flakes and windy out there.

What a great idea I had putting the “lLittle Wood Shop” together.

Spent most of the morning getting the disc sanding setup finished on the lathe.
(https://i.postimg.cc/8jZLD6jq/7-B7-BA1-B8-D5-FF-46-B5-A3-A0-6-C4896-C35430.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8jZLD6jq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5jqw7G19/9-AA93868-E044-46-E3-8367-1-DF699-AC6-B9-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jqw7G19)

Dust collection was a huge concern, but I conquered the problem. Test sanding left no visible dust at all.

Also made two more discs for the lathe for different grit papers. Greatly improved my capabilities with 5 different discs and a variable speed sanding system. All made from scrap wood my neighbor gave me. Except the Baltic birch plywood discs. Got those at Lowes. ( as much as I really hated to)

(https://i.postimg.cc/K14BY8T4/E72-F6-A90-9-DAD-4-B59-A34-B-061692628427.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K14BY8T4)

Then I made what is probably the silliest thing I’ve ever made in the wood shop.

Saw these somewhere and thought it was a great use of a whole bunch of 2x4 cutoffs my neighbor gave me. Laughed like hell when I got it assembled. Guess that makes it worth the effort.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zyptsvrB/3-BF9-F8-B3-1-EFA-4822-BE54-D09835546-C36.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zyptsvrB)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 15, 2021, 10:18 PM
Awesome job. You are one talented man.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 16, 2021, 04:16 AM
Nice projects Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 16, 2021, 07:40 AM
Nice idea never thought of that, I might use your idea, I have a 9 inch aluminum disc from a broken sander. I might adapt it to my lathe, thanks for the idea.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 16, 2021, 09:08 AM
Don’t know what lathe you have but look into a Beall spindle tap.  They’re not a lot of money. Less than $30. You can tap waste blocks and such and screw them right on your spindle. An incredibly useful tool. Easy to use and will probably last forever. That’s how I made my discs. Don’t have to buy a collection of dedicated face plates at $40 each either.

Best part about the lathe for a disc sander is that it’s variable speed. I’ll most likely, never again, burn a piece of wood sanding. I’m going to sell my big belt disc sander.

If you need any other pictures of what I did for my platform, I’ll be happy to oblige.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 16, 2021, 12:58 PM
Made a larger puzzle board for my Bride. It sits on top of her fixed board. It’ll store when she doesn’t need it.
(https://i.postimg.cc/SJg8H3h0/171-F7-D76-E80-F-4-C90-98-C9-7-D29-E48-EDAFA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJg8H3h0)

She really loves doing puzzles and she’s really good at it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 17, 2021, 08:26 AM
Rg thanks for the advice, the beall spindle taps are out of stock right now. When I can get one I may take you up on the offer for pictures. Thanks for the advice, my lathe is a jet 1236, not the best but does the job. It has a variable speed transmission with a head that turns for outboard large bowl turning.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 17, 2021, 08:35 AM
Those are nice lathes. Mine is a Delta 46-460. Is the spindle. 1” x 8 tpi?

I have some sources.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 17, 2021, 08:40 AM
Your spindle should be a 1”-8tpi. Lee Valley has them in stock. $27+ shipping.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 18, 2021, 09:17 AM
Yesterday I was puttering around in the wood shop and went into my tool chest to find a marking tool I had made. Took me 5 minutes to find it. Stopped what I was working on and tore the tool chest apart for the annual reorganization. Now I just have to remember what I put in each drawer.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 19, 2021, 05:28 PM
Made a few friends for “Woody” here’s one.
(https://i.postimg.cc/qgnkfZFD/DD6-E81-FD-4416-42-D1-8-C28-DCFE517-FEA9-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qgnkfZFD)
 Laughed all day long.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 20, 2021, 06:47 AM
Your spindle should be a 1”-8tpi. Lee Valley has them in stock. $27+ shipping.

Thanks Rg the places I tried were all back ordered. I will give that a look.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 20, 2021, 11:20 AM
Any time!
Whipped up a few suet feeders for out woodpeckers from some scram my neighbor gave me.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yW2b0SM3/797-AC29-F-C570-4886-8-BB7-77-A442-E360-A4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yW2b0SM3)

I make suet cups in small muffin cups. Easy to handle. The birds love them. I’ll hang them around tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 20, 2021, 09:01 PM
Those are awesome
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 21, 2021, 03:33 AM
Nice Bob .  My suet cages are full of deer fat right now..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 21, 2021, 06:56 AM
I’m sure that works well Dom.
Decided to paint them red white and blue.

(https://i.postimg.cc/WdY4x3HB/CAD75-D78-A977-4344-B6-B3-A7870085-E6-A7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdY4x3HB)

Also decided to just use store bought suet cake. I remembered that the last try melted if the temps got over 50.

All our feathered family are well taken care of.
The bluebird feeder with meal worms and the heated water dish.
(https://i.postimg.cc/HVpsxXDG/6-E2-AEAEC-1-A72-4-F80-BA03-D520-AB25-D779.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVpsxXDG)

We use only Black Oil sunflower seed for all the other birds. Keeps the sparrows away
(https://i.postimg.cc/gw6G5KRh/C97-BBAAF-C3-A1-4-D97-A2-F3-BD852197-CE02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw6G5KRh)

There’s a block of meal worm and sunflower hearts on top.

We love our feathered family.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Nov 21, 2021, 05:45 PM
Nice RG. I was up at my son's today putting my boat away for the winter (sad) but we were watching his bluebird family attack anything that got near his bluebird houses. Very territorial for this time of year. I'm wondering if they are storing meal worms in there since my sone is still feeding them. Chickadee landed on the house and was toast in 5 seconds.

As a side note, when I was emptying my car out with boat stuff a Tufted Titmouse flew into it from the back and we had to open the car doors to free it.

Bird is the word today.         
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 21, 2021, 09:06 PM
Nice Bob .  My suet cages are full of deer fat right now..
I do the same with my venison fat. I throw some bones in with my chickens and thet pick them clean.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 22, 2021, 06:47 AM
Started drawing up a design for Christmas train sets. Gonna build 3 for presents.

Ho ho ho!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 22, 2021, 09:50 PM
My wife and I have been working on some Christmas gifts, picftures soon.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2021, 07:26 AM
Found the new feeder
It’s a Hairy not a Downey. Haven’t seen the downeys yet. They come in pairs.
(https://i.postimg.cc/dL9yPS6d/F3-F43882-A035-45-F2-80-F7-FD2-CABFA22-D7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dL9yPS6d)
👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 23, 2021, 02:13 PM
Very cool don’t take them long..
 And you got more snow than we did..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2021, 02:25 PM
The birds have been feeding like it’s thanksgiving dinner.
The flock
(https://i.postimg.cc/t1Zx3p6b/52-DE0503-EF3-C-4-E3-C-B82-E-B61-FE12-C0531.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t1Zx3p6b)
The bluebird jail (keeps the starlings out)
(https://i.postimg.cc/5HhFpT5C/BA46-D057-10-A6-4-D40-8-F12-42-C5490-B6-FD8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5HhFpT5C)
They all love the heated water dish
(https://i.postimg.cc/LgRgFPb4/C67-F4550-1862-4-C0-E-AA71-EC8-AF82288-E9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LgRgFPb4)
The neighborhood bully
(https://i.postimg.cc/LYjgWDv0/C7423-E72-CA6-C-4834-8275-EF8-BC02948-CB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYjgWDv0)

Love our feathered family.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 26, 2021, 01:00 PM
I need an elf hat.

Christmas presents in process.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hXpfXDwb/5-F89-EEBD-CA80-4926-959-E-33974182-FE83.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hXpfXDwb)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 27, 2021, 04:56 PM
More train progress.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Ny2034CW/02-B59381-28-A8-4-ADD-B73-D-F0-BD65-D481-AC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ny2034CW)

Cars are all built, firewood is loaded. I’ll be making reindeer and Santa’s next.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 27, 2021, 09:34 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/4HQ4jLKG/20211127-194811.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HQ4jLKG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rz1pdmfH/20211127-194753.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rz1pdmfH)
A couple of center pieces my wife and I made .
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 28, 2021, 04:33 AM
Miller and Rg nice projects,Millermankt how tall is your snowman.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 28, 2021, 04:47 AM
Nice job guys..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 28, 2021, 05:16 AM
Very mice holiday ideas.

I can’t let my Bride in the wood shop. One of the trains is for her. She’s pretty good about not peeking.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 28, 2021, 01:45 PM
Thought I’d share some of the wood shop mayhem.
Santa train pieces and parts
(https://i.postimg.cc/bsbkr7P6/2-D467800-E78-E-4066-8662-FE606942131-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsbkr7P6)
Leftover pile….#4
(https://i.postimg.cc/N512BR8S/5-C92-B5-BB-6-B56-4-E67-8041-72-EF791-C8274.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N512BR8S)
Lathe has been busy
(https://i.postimg.cc/87NJ5st5/7-C303-BEF-70-F5-4-B57-923-A-EAF6466-A45-AF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87NJ5st5)
Drill press is always busy.
(https://i.postimg.cc/FYpfJmBx/85-B24996-4-D60-4-F74-ADC5-55412604-C3-ED.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FYpfJmBx)

And if that isn’t enough stuff going on, my Daughter commissioned me to make two luxury leather collars for her English Cream Retrievers. They’re service dogs and she wants dress collars for when they visit hospitals and such.
(https://i.postimg.cc/D8Kmj8Vg/A7760-A38-C236-4-C93-BDF1-1473-CE879959.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8Kmj8Vg)

Waiting on a couple tools, dye and top coat.

Gotta clean AGAIN tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Nov 28, 2021, 02:16 PM
Amazing bob!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 28, 2021, 02:35 PM
Amazing mess is what it is Ben. My Son is coming over tomorrow to coach me on painting the trains. He’s the real artist in my family. He takes photos of people and dogs and does incredible  pencil drawings of them. He’s been painting and drawing since he was a little kid. Very talented.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 28, 2021, 09:21 PM
Miller and Rg nice projects,Millermankt how tall is your snowman.
About 15-16 inches tall
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 29, 2021, 06:12 PM
Just sold my big belt disc sander. Paid for the oscillating spindle sander and the smaller belt disc sander with some extra bucks to boot.

Win…win…win…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 06, 2021, 02:26 PM
10,000 little pieces.
(https://i.postimg.cc/yDN7dBcr/875-F738-A-54-DB-4-A95-AE26-559-AF13-CFD79.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDN7dBcr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xNS0Tz3K/E9567922-CCCF-44-C8-AF78-A9-E58-C9-D68-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xNS0Tz3K)

I’ll post pics of the finish. It’s a ways away.
   
I do this to myself every Christmas. I’ve been working on these three trains for 4 weeks on and off now. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Took a break and started a big snowman for my Bride. There was a piece of applewood that’s been staring at me for more than a year. I love turning apple wood. She’ll love the snowman. Gotta turn her a couple birdhouse ornaments too.

I’ve got the yern to turn!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 06, 2021, 03:41 PM
Pretty awesome..👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2021, 05:22 AM
12 cars, 54 wheels, 15 reindeer and 3 Santa’s. Plus little pieces of firewood to fill the coal cars.have some more painting to do and some decorating of the cars.

Didn’t take as long as last years candle carousels. Those were a real challenge..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2021, 01:22 PM
Getting there!

(https://i.postimg.cc/Wt0CZrWx/E640-E10-E-0180-4-BDC-99-AF-4-F9781614207.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wt0CZrWx)
Worked on them pretty much non stop from 8:30 till 2:00. My eyes were going buggy. Few more hours and I can pack them up for Christmas
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 07, 2021, 07:30 PM
Very nice bob!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2021, 07:46 PM
Love giving these to family Ben. Maybe they’ll think kindly of me when I’m gone.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 07, 2021, 08:37 PM
Your work is amazing !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 08, 2021, 06:57 AM
Im sure they love them and think of that of you now
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 08, 2021, 01:53 PM
Finished the Christmas project.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xkcCq4sL/707097-EF-2-A97-4759-8-D4-B-FEEA57-EA979-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xkcCq4sL)

And no…it’s not a pitch for Olson Band Saw Blades (even though they’re the only blades I’ll use)

Switched up to a commission.
My Daughter asked for “dress collars” for her two English Cream Retrievers. One is a certified Therapy Dog and the other is in training.
This is for “Rooney” the older guy.
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKBYnM2Y/575685-B6-F28-D-431-E-90-CB-0-B6-DA93-B5-B45.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKBYnM2Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zbNGpGzF/A62003-E3-B161-4649-A1-F0-F633-EE98-E48-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zbNGpGzF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMBxgLH7/ED1828-C9-D9-E0-4-EF5-AE90-005557210673.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMBxgLH7)

This one is for “Moose” the younger guy.
(https://i.postimg.cc/NLLWSwK6/74-C8056-B-1-EA7-430-F-B075-EE8-BD3-AFD76-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NLLWSwK6)

She wanted a black collar for him so I dyed it. It’s drying before being sealed.

A fun pause from woodworking to dress up my “Grandpuppies”

And yes….my bench is a mess.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 08, 2021, 06:12 PM
The trains and collars look very nice, you do some amazing work Rg. Here’s what I have been doing in the shop lately.
Snowmen for the wife
(https://i.postimg.cc/cKr2Cbtb/6-A5334-A0-54-C7-4913-AA5-C-6605-D9-E3-DB5-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKr2Cbtb)
Table for my daughter
(https://i.postimg.cc/06F3w0p2/A8-F1303-F-D2-DE-4599-9092-B8-CE529288-AC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06F3w0p2)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 08, 2021, 08:53 PM
Very nice! I don’t do furniture much. Spent many years doing cabinet work and I guess I’ve kind of burnt out on that.

Love the snowmen.  I’ve got one in the chuck that I’ve been playing with for my Bride. It’s kind of on the lathe ….off the lathe. Apple wood is fussy to get a good finish on. It’ll get there.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 08, 2021, 11:46 PM
Looks great iceman
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 09, 2021, 04:31 AM
Nice job on the projects guys…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Dec 09, 2021, 06:18 PM
Fabulous work RG and Iceman. I'm not even close to being in your league but I've been tasked by Santa with building a dollhouse for my granddaughter for Christmas.  Fumbling along with my limited skills but getting there.
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/34V9NgSF/w1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/34V9NgSF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qg6jY5qb/w2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qg6jY5qb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Mvkd8mjW/w3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mvkd8mjW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvytZfy1/w4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvytZfy1)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 09, 2021, 08:07 PM
Bart
Looks great !! I'm sure will be loved and YOU know it's from the heart !!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 09, 2021, 08:39 PM
Great project Bart. The smiles you’ll get are priceless.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 10, 2021, 01:51 AM
Nice work Bart, your granddaughter will cherish it for many years. That's what being a grandpa is all about.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 10, 2021, 02:35 PM
Commission job for my Son and Company.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCJjzVv4/8-AFCD678-ADB6-4464-8040-C5307-F06-B434.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCJjzVv4)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9h7J4wh/AE83-F61-F-8-BF9-4-BFE-A5-B3-948-F5-CDB1447.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9h7J4wh)

(https://i.postimg.cc/T51VhHVD/48568-D98-E3-A4-4-C67-BA6-A-8-B153-D7-AD5-B7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T51VhHVD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fkq71Dsj/6-D43294-B-4-D84-4385-A932-64-CE2-C4-FF2-E8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fkq71Dsj)

 Adjustable height, collapsible and railings.

They asked me if I would  build a pet ramp for they’re old rescue dogs so they can get up on the bed.One is blind, one has no teeth ( they have to cook her food specially) and one is totally neurotic (former puppy mill dog).

They priced a few and they were in the $200 range.

They both have huge hearts to take on the challenge and expense of caring for these dogs.

It’s one of my Christmas presents to them……they don’t know that yet.

Still have to do some finish sanding, carpet the ramp and such. They’ll paint or stain it the way they want.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 11, 2021, 08:03 AM
Nice job on the ramp and nice job on bringing up a son who cares enough to take care of needy dogs. God bless him and his woman.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 11, 2021, 09:07 AM
Nice Bob.  I might be needing one to get into my bed soon..   ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 11, 2021, 09:12 AM
Was talking with a friend at lowes yesterday who’s been waiting for a knee replacement for over a year. Surgery was scheduled for Monday and they cancelled it again.Showed him pics of the ramp and he said the same thing. Called it a crawl ramp.

 Be thankful for your health!

My son and his girl are really good people. For thanksgiving they delivered food to several needy families for the church she attends. They’re doing good things like that all the time. Makes me very proud.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 12, 2021, 09:25 PM
Decided to do “a present a day” till Christmas for my Bride. Started by giving her one of the trains.
Today it was another snowman for her collection.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJV3BtWs/3-B47-B2-CE-732-D-4287-8013-02048-B2-E9-FD7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJV3BtWs)

Tomorrow it’s another birdhouse ornament for her collection.
Cherry with a walnut top
(https://i.postimg.cc/4nDZRmbs/FE1-CFFF2-11-D7-4136-846-F-3-A946-D30-B941.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4nDZRmbs)

Being a couple days ahead ,
Spalted maple shelf birdhouse. ( in the works)

Fun stuff and she loves these little things. We gave up on trying to “out present” each other 30+ years ago. No idea what she has up her sleeve.

(https://i.postimg.cc/SjhFgwyx/C8557-FFE-7769-47-A1-9-A30-4422490-EC233.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SjhFgwyx)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 13, 2021, 07:21 AM
Nice looking snowmen, I like the present a day idea, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 13, 2021, 07:38 AM
You are a true craftsman….👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2021, 08:50 AM
Thanks. Love making her smile.
Collected a bit of ash for turning stock this morning. Big old tree went down at the golf course.
(https://i.postimg.cc/WFZ9FnVn/AC0-DEE3-A-E375-44-B8-AD5-E-5611-B9820-E6-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WFZ9FnVn)

My Son and a helper will be cutting it up later this week. Looks like I’ll have a good supply for winter projects.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 13, 2021, 04:44 PM
Very nice bob , I have a portable lumber mill ! Hahaha
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2021, 08:10 PM
He found a couple chunks of locust for me.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XXLGXY4G/678-B055-B-CA70-488-D-825-B-46-F2-AC45-CC22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XXLGXY4G)

I’ll turn a few,carvers mallets from that. Makes great mallets.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 13, 2021, 09:09 PM
The birdhouses are awesome . I've never turned wood on a lathe and unfortunately don't have the hands to start now. But I love looking at other people's work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2021, 09:39 PM
It’s not so difficult. The more you turn….the more you learn. You don’t need strength or any real coordination. Just sharp tools, some patience, a hunk of wood and a lathe. ( in that order if you ask me)

I think what I like most is seeing how the wood reacts. It’s different piece to piece. Other than that, for me, it’s always a work in progress. I never really have a clue as to how a piece is really gonna look in the end. Just an idea. The wood dictates the end result.

It’s pretty…well….free. Always good to let creative juices flow. My Son understands that.

Anyway, it’s very therapeutic and involved for an old brain like mine.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 13, 2021, 10:10 PM
Went out scouting for materials today. Harvested some ash from the course and some really nice spalted  maple pieces from the park down the road.

What a nice day to be out wandering the woods.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 17, 2021, 02:04 PM
Been turning my Bride a present per day for the past week. More bird house ornaments for the tree and a few new ideas.

I’ll have to take a few pics of the stuff. It’s been fun and she loves it…..as do I. I plan on keeping it up till Christmas.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 17, 2021, 02:34 PM
Santa, Rudolph, and “Rudy” Santa’s dog..

(https://i.postimg.cc/34WLN4ng/DC5-C4933-60-F5-41-C8-8081-96-FFECC87-CB4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/34WLN4ng)

Rudy started out as a reindeer but he looked more like a dog.

My Son dubbed him a “Reindog”
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 17, 2021, 04:30 PM
Cool stuff bob !!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Dec 17, 2021, 06:45 PM
Excellent craftmanship RG. Cool stuff indeed.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 20, 2021, 04:29 PM
Part of my Brides collection for this year.
(https://i.postimg.cc/G4FF2j1w/2107-C9-F2-4-DA7-462-E-92-B9-53-F58633797-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4FF2j1w)

Those plus another 6or so birdhouse ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 23, 2021, 07:11 AM
Nice work Bob, your wife must love getting those special gifts each day.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 23, 2021, 08:35 AM
Thanks. She sure does love them.
Here’s some others she’s gotten this year.
(https://i.postimg.cc/1g6DCcxH/7-E7-A6-F55-5-A68-432-E-95-B5-25-C5-E1-FE3029.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1g6DCcxH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/DJTLtJnK/9154-E99-B-EB3-A-494-B-A2-B8-C74-FE0-B60621.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DJTLtJnK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gnkqzZRz/A78-BF393-C700-41-A5-A9-F4-E24-A2457-C959.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnkqzZRz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/w7GJ9bg2/6-B1-FEEBA-BE11-4-BA4-8-B6-E-03-F25271431-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7GJ9bg2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PCvDJzqj/BE6467-DE-878-D-45-C2-B9-B2-0386986-E118-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCvDJzqj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/crHwyNy6/ED499-F57-445-F-43-A4-8-D64-E3-B19-F3-BC749.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/crHwyNy6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/566YKqLC/A79-EAC94-BDDF-4-FD0-BE8-E-615-D85-C60977.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/566YKqLC)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XZ0rvRhf/F38050-A4-213-B-4966-9-F43-FA2-AFF65-EF20.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZ0rvRhf)

I made the two little box houses the past 2 days. A bit of a departure from turning.
She has 26 little bird house ornaments on the tree. They’re really fun to make and I definitely have the process down pat.

I love this time of year. I’ve gifted several people I know with others. Always makes them and me smile. Nice to be remembered on someone’s Christmas tree.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 23, 2021, 11:10 PM
Beautiful work. I also love this time of year. From the music, all the way to the Christmas spirit . I wish people could feel like this all year round 
           Merry Christmas everyone !!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 24, 2021, 04:12 PM
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you Keith….and to all my friends here on MFF.

Thanks for putting up with my wood shop posts..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 24, 2021, 04:40 PM
Love the posts and pics !!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 24, 2021, 05:25 PM
Everything is beautiful and I learn a lot of things from you guys .  Wish I had something to contribute… Love the thread.   
 Merry Christmas Bob and family. 
And same to everyone else…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 24, 2021, 05:42 PM
Thanks Dom and Ben.

Merry Christmas to  you both
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 24, 2021, 08:30 PM
Everything is beautiful and I learn a lot of things from you guys .  Wish I had something to contribute… Love the thread.   
 Merry Christmas Bob and family. 
And same to everyone else…
Are you kidding ???  I absolutely love seeing all your greenhouse pictures. Who cares if they're not woodworking . Great bunch of people here
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 25, 2021, 06:07 AM
Absolutely! It’s all good here.🎅🏻
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 29, 2021, 02:35 PM
Put new polyurethane tires on my band saw this morning. Made. Difference in tracking and vibration. Not an OMG kind of a difference, but very noticeable. 

The old saw runs pretty darned smooth.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 29, 2021, 02:48 PM
Old and still running is a good thing… ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 29, 2021, 03:40 PM
Bout the way I feel Dom. Old and still running.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 29, 2021, 03:46 PM
Your engine has been running a few more years than mine , but I was thinking about myself when I posted that.   
 Wish I had your stamina… ;D
I’m going to the foot Doc and the chiropractor tomorrow morning…  :-\
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 29, 2021, 05:20 PM
Well, at my age pains just seem to travel around. Here one day…there tomorrow. One develops a tolerance I guess.

Bourbon helps some. I enjoy it anyway…with good chocolate.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 01, 2022, 11:22 AM
Prototype “ puzzle truck”

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZvhyYHZP/02-DC9-CCE-3460-4954-A537-C47345-FF847-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZvhyYHZP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PNmw3gzS/02235-F15-326-E-40-B5-84-A7-EA0-EB6-B14-A20.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNmw3gzS)

Think these will sell next summer at the market.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 01, 2022, 10:18 PM
That is a brilliant idea
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jan 02, 2022, 07:25 AM
Nice idea they should sell good.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 02, 2022, 07:25 AM
I can’t take credit for the idea. I’ve seen them before prowling around the internet.

Drew another type up this morning that I’ll make today. I’d like to end up with one, two and three car designs that I can make templates for. They’re pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 02, 2022, 07:29 AM
This is what I came up with this morning when I woke up at 4:00 and couldn’t go back to sleep.

(https://i.postimg.cc/YG3Vhjgv/3696879-F-2-CC0-4-A2-A-AD3-F-D7-F77848-C689.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YG3Vhjgv)

Changed the concept quite a bit.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Jan 02, 2022, 08:25 AM
Rubick's truck.  ;D

Love the concept. 
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 02, 2022, 08:41 AM
You sure are talented Robert..👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 02, 2022, 12:38 PM
For sure! I know I'll be at market this coming summer!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 02, 2022, 01:40 PM
Thanks but, Just an old fart with a wood shop. It’s how I manage to keep my brain working….most of the time anyway.

Went to buy some note pads for the kitchen today ( I still hand write notes and shopping lists). The dollar store wanted $1 for a little notepad with about 20 pages. I thought there must be something better.

 Thought about a bit and remembered seeing something like this somewhere. Gathered some scraps and made this .

(https://i.postimg.cc/6T4NCMQ9/401262-EF-2-CDD-433-A-9-C7-A-6-A51-B377313-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6T4NCMQ9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WqZLj1yD/CAD75-E3-B-4-CFC-4-BBD-9684-EF9-D42-C39-A93.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WqZLj1yD)

500’ of note paper for $2.88 at Walmart. That’s more like it.

My Bride said I should have been an inventor. Told her I thought I was…sort of.

You’ll probably notice the day and date written on the board. She does this every day so I know what day it is. Like I said, most of my brain still works.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jan 03, 2022, 06:49 AM
Nice I like it, might have to steal that idea, if i can find the paper. Looks good Bob.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 03, 2022, 07:30 AM
Walmart with the office supplies. Took about 20 minutes to make. ( in my shop)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 03, 2022, 07:35 AM
Been playing with the little block dolls. Was trying to figure out how to make one look like a girl.
(https://i.postimg.cc/9RHjc8SX/9-B0-F848-C-31-DF-4-C50-8-D58-F5-E5-D4-BEB14-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9RHjc8SX)

My Bride approved. Gotta add some kids to the family next. I’ve got a big tote of 2x4 cutoffs my neighbor gave me to play with.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 04, 2022, 01:10 PM
Puzzle trucks are really fun to make.

(https://i.postimg.cc/ct0cRgHN/3716-F646-8-E7-E-4-AB7-8-ECC-CF30239974-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ct0cRgHN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2Vjsm3xJ/C8-E21-CAA-FC10-4-A91-8-C8-A-AAE7725-E3587.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2Vjsm3xJ)

Have a 3/16” blade for my band saw arriving today so I can make tighter cuts and more intricate puzzles.

Always good brain work to learn something new. I think the kids, grandparents, Moms and dads will like them.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 04, 2022, 09:53 PM
I guarantee they will.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jan 05, 2022, 02:53 AM
I  think those trucks will sell, they look nice painted.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Jan 05, 2022, 09:55 AM
puzzle trucks and those paper holders will definitely sell at market. I know i would buy the paper holder that would come in handy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 05, 2022, 10:26 AM
I  think those trucks will sell, they look nice painted.

They’re nice painted but it takes so much time to do I have to get a pretty good buck for them. I laid out 5 more that I’m going to leave natural with butcher block conditioner on them.

I’ve got a dozen of the block dolls in process. Lots of sanding to do. Sure happy I made the sanding discs and platform for the lathe. 0 dust in the air. I do have to rotate the dust collector filter a bit more often though.

Hadn’t given any thought to making the note paper holders but, I am now. Thanks for the suggestion. It’s a long time till April when I go back to the golf course. I’ve been searching around for more ideas. I’ve got quite a stack of free material to use up thanks to my neighbor.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 05, 2022, 11:01 AM
They really do look great Bob..👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 05, 2022, 02:53 PM
Very cool bob , can't wait to come to market, I'll be working in the " Can of Worms" this year nights so I'll be able to stop before work !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 06, 2022, 05:21 AM
I’ll be there most every Tuesday. Bought a new enclosure for next year. Has 4 walls and a door and is waterproof. Should help considerably. Plan on doing some other shows as well.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 06, 2022, 09:40 AM
Very cool bob!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 06, 2022, 03:01 PM
Spent the shop time sanding and drilling today. Seems I find every project that takes 10,000 little pieces to make.
4 1/2 hrs of sanding and drilling.

Good thing I have music to listen to.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 06, 2022, 03:02 PM
Think I’m going back to turning when I get these pieces done.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 08, 2022, 01:33 PM
Stuff for next summer’s market.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RJMBYKN4/4-C6-B5-F18-25-C5-498-F-8-B84-352611-FE4-F2-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJMBYKN4)

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 08, 2022, 01:45 PM
Nice Bob.
Looks like you have been busy.
I need to get down into the basement and work on some rods.
I have 2 spinning rods and that fly rod to do this winter.
However, this covid garbage has me whipped pretty good.
I simply have no energy.
Yesterday'd snowblowing darn near wiped me out.
Maybe next week.
We'll see.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 08, 2022, 02:29 PM
Hope you get back to normal soon…..wait…..what the hell am I saying?..

Anyway, hope you feel better.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 08, 2022, 04:24 PM
Hope you get back to normal soon…..wait…..what the hell am I saying?..

Anyway, hope you feel better.


Yea, "my" norm is kinda whacked, eh Bob.   ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 08, 2022, 04:39 PM
No more than mine bud. Get well.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 08, 2022, 04:42 PM
Nice work bob, sure they'll sell well!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 08, 2022, 05:09 PM
I try to do 4-5 hrs a day in the shop.  It’s surprising how long it takes to make this stuff. But a lot of it is just my fussyniss.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 11, 2022, 06:17 AM
Good day for a nice warm wood shop. Been turning a bit. Making some of these.
(https://i.postimg.cc/mctW18m6/421-EDAF8-A51-C-4621-99-B4-69-BDC7-DB1-AEB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mctW18m6)

Spalted maple bird houses. I’ve got a bunch of good material around to make a dozen or so. Think I’m gonna turn the little birds for them. I’ve got a bunch of random little cars to cut out too.

Keeping busy with an eye on spring.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 11, 2022, 06:35 AM
Looks great. Love the colors…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 11, 2022, 06:53 AM
Yeah, it’s pretty stuff. Found a good maple on the ground at the park nearby. It’s cool the way it gets colored and streaked like that. The little worm holes add to it. Not really easy to turn as its kind of fragile. A good challenge.

I’ve got some ash and locust I’m gonna play with today.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 11, 2022, 09:10 PM
Looks great, I gotta get my butt back into the shop
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 12, 2022, 08:36 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/xNz9kckk/KIMG2079.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xNz9kckk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WhZ4zfr9/KIMG2080.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WhZ4zfr9)
My buddy who I would call a master woodworker works for himself builds all custom stuff for people he's very good, when he's board he makes cutting boards, Everytime I take him fish or perogies or deer sausage he wants to give me cutting boards! These are a few notice the one with holes that's maple and those are old tap Holes the other is many cuts and re glued I love them!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 12, 2022, 08:43 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/3yhM1tkx/KIMG2081.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yhM1tkx)
This is a black walnut cabinet he built for me and gave to my wife for mom's day few years back , all the top drawer faces are cut from one piece of black walnut so all grains line up every single piece in it is black walnut , I wish I had the talent and patience he and you guys on here have to do this but I'm told I'm "To high strung" lol I can make log furniture because that's not an exact build!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 12, 2022, 11:03 AM
That cabinet is sweet…Something to keep in the family forever..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 12, 2022, 12:23 PM
Absolutely Dom !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 12, 2022, 02:10 PM
That’s a very pretty piece.
I never spent much time making furniture. Oh, I’ve made some pieces over the last 50 or so years, but it’s never been my focus really. It’s kind of like wood turning. Everyone makes a big deal out of turning bowls. I’ve never turned a bowl and have no desire to.

Guess I’m just different.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 12, 2022, 03:11 PM
It's good to be different.... 😁👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 12, 2022, 04:17 PM
We certainly are …eh?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 12, 2022, 04:28 PM
Absolutely and love it!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 12, 2022, 04:59 PM
Agreed!!!

I’m so lucky to meet so many wonderful people via this fishing site. People I’d never have known.

Thanks Scott!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 12, 2022, 05:35 PM
Agreed!!!

I’m so lucky to meet so many wonderful people via this fishing site. People I’d never have known.




 ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 12, 2022, 09:40 PM
Well….mostly happy anyway  ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jan 14, 2022, 07:26 AM
Agreed!!!

I’m so lucky to meet so many wonderful people via this fishing site. People I’d never have known.

Thanks Scott!
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 X3 and that walnut piece is very fine work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Scott on Jan 14, 2022, 11:57 AM
You’re welcome Bob. We’re all very lucky to learn from you.

Agreed!!!

I’m so lucky to meet so many wonderful people via this fishing site. People I’d never have known.

Thanks Scott!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 14, 2022, 12:53 PM
I sure have a lot more pals.    ;D
 I have met a lot of people from the site..   
And as far as Bob, hes the nicest of them all...  Just wish he lived a little closer... ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 14, 2022, 02:13 PM
Awwwwww! That’s embarrassing.

Anyway, making a batch of random cars from scrap.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kVvfsds9/44-BF7766-56-F2-49-CE-82-A5-DCDE83657442.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVvfsds9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bGhm1vQ3/94-B5-A23-C-1-BC7-41-B0-BB26-312-F7-EEB7-FA7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bGhm1vQ3)

You all seemed to like the painted trucks so I painted them. (PITA) Gonna try to do some racing stripes on a few. I also have a batch of those note pad boards in the works too.

You guys are a great sounding board for ideas. I appreciate that.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2022, 11:50 AM
Finished up the batch of cars.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7fwppm2X/EF5-DD40-F-75-BA-4-EE3-AFF3-0975-A21-D1-BAC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fwppm2X)

I think they look kind of cool.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 16, 2022, 02:31 PM
Nice. I like the colors…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 16, 2022, 02:57 PM
Thanks The racing stripes were fun.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 16, 2022, 04:26 PM
Them are cool! Your going to break my bank !!!! My nieces kids love the trains and plain I gave them !!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 16, 2022, 08:54 PM
Those look great Bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jan 17, 2022, 05:23 AM
The cars are nice, colors and stripes will make them sell.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2022, 06:15 AM
Thanks. Back to turning today.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 23, 2022, 01:12 PM
Took a break from a batch of new planes to experiment with a puzzle bunny.
(https://i.postimg.cc/67TRDnnw/59661-AD9-E0-A3-4-CDD-BFF4-220-EFD1-D76-D0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/67TRDnnw)

I’ve had my scroll saw for quite a while and use it sometimes, but not often enough. I’ll be making more of this kind of thing. It was really fun and good practice on a machine I’m still not really familiar with.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 23, 2022, 01:56 PM
Nice wabbit.. Easter is coming up.👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 23, 2022, 02:08 PM
My Bride gets the first of just about anything I make….that’s not a truck or car.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 23, 2022, 03:03 PM
Such cool stuff bob!!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 23, 2022, 04:46 PM
It’ll get better. I figured out I had the scroll saw blade in upside down.

You’d think that after 50 years doing woodworking, I’d know that. When I was cutting it I kept thinking  “ why is there so much sawdust on the table” .  71 3/4 year old brain fart I guess.

I got a laugh out of it anyway. And still got it cut out…HA!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Jan 25, 2022, 03:09 AM
Very cool stuff
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 25, 2022, 02:01 PM
Thanks. Thought I’d share a few pics of the chaos that is the little wood shop during toy making season….aka…..winter.

Couple little puzzles I was practicing on.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Z9WYvPtC/64-E5-A3-E5-8-CCF-42-C3-86-CC-E86-FAE4067-B7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z9WYvPtC)
New band saw blade (no I’m not sponsored by Olsen)
(https://i.postimg.cc/BLDqMqv3/89630-CB5-2106-43-DF-ACFC-E0929-B9-B2-D19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BLDqMqv3)
Bench chaos
(https://i.postimg.cc/nXchpb3K/8-A965567-0-C59-4062-9-AC4-07-E378-CC7066.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nXchpb3K)
Planes being painted
(https://i.postimg.cc/p5HPSg9F/BD0-E8-B24-6758-48-A8-A479-A579-DE3-ECF51.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p5HPSg9F)
Plane parts waiting to be painted
(https://i.postimg.cc/gw1zVwm4/CF10175-E-E92-D-473-A-B3-C9-F20-EE6-B985-F7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw1zVwm4)
Propellers in process.
(https://i.postimg.cc/4HQXRBtF/CFA1-B2-C2-D1-E0-4-FB2-A71-D-2-BE65120-D1-A1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HQXRBtF)

The rest of the shop is pretty good. Things get crowded when I have 2 or 3 things in process.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Jan 26, 2022, 05:27 PM
Always in awe of your workspace, your tools, and your talents.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Jan 27, 2022, 02:37 AM
Your work is amazing
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 27, 2022, 07:22 AM
The latest additions to the fleet.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Yj7fdQpD/4-D44-C100-CD73-4-F06-AF2-F-DC2459-D20898.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yj7fdQpD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D47rm3j3/8-C917921-A8-E6-4-C8-A-9473-AF12-D187-FA82.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D47rm3j3)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0b2GsxKp/07-EF0-F56-EC23-4-F7-D-B1-DB-056-F02-F24-E11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0b2GsxKp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XpHfNh9t/C7918-ED5-0-E34-42-AB-AA71-0-E2-D161140-FB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XpHfNh9t)

They were very time consuming but I like them.

I took a box of cars, tops and a couple other things to our new course superintendent the other day for his kids to play with. He told me yesterday that he had to take them away for a bit so they’d eat breakfast.I guess they were a big hit.

Working on drawings for a formula one car. Gonna make a prototype today. If it works out I’m going to make some from a chunk of cherry and some beautiful figured  Sepele Mahogany I have . These will be “man toys” when I’m done with them.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 27, 2022, 07:23 AM
By the way, thanks for looking.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 27, 2022, 07:52 AM
They look great Bob..👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jan 27, 2022, 08:28 AM
Planes look cool! Can’t wait to see the F-1 cars!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 27, 2022, 01:49 PM
Worked on the prototypes today. Progress so far.
(https://i.postimg.cc/rKTpwLTp/261-EB304-AE01-40-CC-BFAB-395890833-EB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rKTpwLTp)

Gonna add some more stuff.,maybe a cockpit. Gonna do a bit more research. I’m happy so far.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 27, 2022, 02:41 PM
Very cool 😎…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 27, 2022, 03:02 PM
Yeah…I was going …Vrooom Vrooom rolling them across the table. Probably why I make the these things. I’m still a 6 yr old at heart.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Jan 27, 2022, 07:05 PM
Those are very cool 😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 28, 2022, 07:41 AM
Starting on six more of those. They’ll be painted this time.

Another two or three piles of little parts and wheels to cut. Good thing I’m patient. Ordered 400 wheels for the little cars and trucks. I have to make the wheels for the F1 cars.

I’ll be working at the club next week helping get the shop and equipment in order. It’ll be nice to hang out with my Son and Chris, the new superintendent. It’ll also be really nice to clean and organize that shop.

The last super let it turn into a pig pen. The three of us all have the same vision of what a professional shop should look like.

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 28, 2022, 01:56 PM
Well, these two are finished.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJHdH1T8/4-B528697-56-B9-43-D9-B83-D-718815-DA2-F6-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJHdH1T8)

Six more in process.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 28, 2022, 02:11 PM
Took a moment to look back through the 88 pages of this topic. A lot of my early pics are gone but there’s still a lot of stuff. Guess I just keep on cranking stuff out. Good thing I have a pile of pictures in my other computer.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 28, 2022, 09:02 PM
Well, these two are finished.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJHdH1T8/4-B528697-56-B9-43-D9-B83-D-718815-DA2-F6-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJHdH1T8)

Six more in process.

Those look great. Are the bodies made of plywood ?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: jperch on Jan 28, 2022, 09:08 PM
Besides your obvious craftsmanship skills you have a very creative mind RG.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jan 29, 2022, 06:37 AM
Those race cars look great.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 29, 2022, 06:57 AM
Those look great. Are the bodies made of plywood ?

Thanks. That’s clear 5/4 pine. Found a nice piece a while back. I almost hate to paint the next batch.Might just  do 3 painted and make the add ons for the others from cherry or something. Hope to have them done tomorrow.

There’s another 8 random cars waiting as well.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jan 29, 2022, 02:47 PM
Awesome as always Bob!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 30, 2022, 12:56 PM
Finished 4 of the 6 F1 cars. Gonna paint the other two I guess.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Wh4MJMzf/5-A834868-43-BD-404-E-A035-81850-C9-CB2-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wh4MJMzf)
 Made this Skittle Bowl game for the new Superintendent’s kids (aka the toy testers) to try out.  A great learning game for kids. Mechanics and math( keeping a bowling score)

Gonna make six or so of these.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hfh2qFLj/B6-A2-BDDD-B608-4-F73-BC79-BA42-AC4-E711-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfh2qFLj)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 30, 2022, 01:18 PM
A full sized one would be cool. The pins for full size are around 6” tall.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 30, 2022, 08:59 PM
You are going to kill it at the market this yeart
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 01, 2022, 07:55 AM
Nice work as always Bob, my vote goes to the painted cars , but who cares what I say.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 01, 2022, 02:01 PM
Well, I couldn’t decide so I went 50/50. My really big problem is how much to charge for them. I’d just as soon hand  one to a kid who really, really likes them just to see the smile on their face. But, somehow I have to support this hobby….passion…..obsession. So I have to charge something for it..



Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 03, 2022, 02:31 PM
The latest batch of “random cars”.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Lg6PxSJd/FDC6-C4-FB-B967-465-C-AF9-C-755-D6-D29483-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lg6PxSJd)

There’s some more in the works. Making use of scrap wood is a good thing.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 04, 2022, 10:04 AM
I like the painted cars, Your going to kill them at Market this year.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 04, 2022, 01:17 PM
I hope so. I’m putting in a lot of work.

Have 4 dragsters on the works. I’m painting them. Good thing I have time on my hands.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 05, 2022, 12:41 PM
Some little dragsters.

(https://i.postimg.cc/DWSbVMpX/8-DA278-B0-A82-B-41-EA-9-DC2-DF7-A60641687.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DWSbVMpX)

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 05, 2022, 01:07 PM
Those are very cool.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 05, 2022, 01:56 PM
Glad they’re done to tell the truth. Think I’m gonna turn a bunch of finger tops next. Kids love those.

I’ve been keeping my eye open for mini lathe that I can take to market with me to make tops and such….. live….

Think people would be interested.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 05, 2022, 07:57 PM
People would be interested in watching you create things on a mini lathe live.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 06, 2022, 06:07 AM
I’m surprised you haven’t set up an instructional live podcast from your basement yet..    ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2022, 06:45 AM
Probably wouldn’t be a good thing to cuss on a live podcast. 🤬 you guys never see the screwups. Like the other day. I was drilling the slicks for the dragsters and the piece caught and spun in my fingers…..yeah….dirty words. Mostly calling myself names for being so stupid.

I’ve taken a whack at a couple videos…I stink at making videos.

Overcame my brain block this morning and started planning this out.

(https://i.postimg.cc/bdkJQGvX/80362-FD1-F521-4146-9093-91-FBEF217185.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bdkJQGvX)

A drop bed car carrier. Gonna be big….18” or so long with 4 or 5 cars.  Prototype first then 5 more.

That ought to keep me busy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 06, 2022, 06:58 AM
Paint F Trudeau on them and sell them to canadians that are protesting.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Feb 06, 2022, 07:33 AM
Haha! Good idea!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2022, 08:05 AM
Paint F Trudeau on them and sell them to canadians that are protesting.

Ha! Think I’ll stick to the kids.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 06, 2022, 08:05 AM
Bob it’s a podcast. You can say anything you want. And the dirtier you are , the more followers you will have.. 8)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 06, 2022, 02:09 PM
You probably know that’s not my style Dom. Besides, that stuff is bubble gum for the brain.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 08, 2022, 10:59 PM
Finally got back into the wood shop. Almost finished with a cooler box for my son and his fiancé for their new house. Lots of projects on the list. The wife and I are going to participate in a few craft shows this year. She got back into sewing and has been cranking out baby blankets.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 09, 2022, 05:29 AM
Gotta love sawdust!
My latest project is coming along. This is the prototype “car carrier”.

(https://i.postimg.cc/WdfWzvXp/A5-BBD9-CE-75-A4-4622-9782-965-B80-FBFAD0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdfWzvXp)
To mount the trail
(https://i.postimg.cc/LYrh8nZk/0-DEB3-EF0-49-D3-4-F2-F-9-D3-C-B8-C6-CB5-D09-FD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYrh8nZk)

Still have to mount the wheels and I may make fenders for the for the truck and trailer. Also need to put some guide rails on the trailer and make more cars. I’m gonna make a few of these.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 09, 2022, 05:40 AM
Very nice …
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 09, 2022, 06:57 AM
Nice work Bob .
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 10, 2022, 10:13 PM
That is amazing.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 11, 2022, 06:50 AM
Where do you buy titebond premium glue for 25 cents.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 11, 2022, 12:10 PM
When I was at Lowes they marked down some old stock for some reason. Needless to say I bought all 6 bottles. I’m down to my last two, but I have a gallon in reserve.

Actually I use more Starbond CA Medium than wood glue. That stuff is awesome.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 11, 2022, 03:43 PM
Those are amazing
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 11, 2022, 09:46 PM
Thanks. Should have it done this weekend. Been working at the club and haven’t had a lot of time to spend in the shop.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 12, 2022, 09:26 AM
Turned my wife a rolling pin
(https://i.postimg.cc/YLKSQkTP/16446794772872262697075069324839.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLKSQkTP)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 12, 2022, 09:45 AM
Very nice! She will enjoy that for years to come.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 12, 2022, 10:06 PM
Iceman , that looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 12, 2022, 10:13 PM
I started a “ close the box “ game for my son in Colorado . Hopefully finish it tomorrow. I’m hoping to ship it to him before he goes to Alaska in a couple weeks for an Air Force training session for a month
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 13, 2022, 06:59 AM
Millermankt not familiar with close the box game, do you have a picture.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 13, 2022, 07:28 AM
Finished the car hauler.
(https://i.postimg.cc/8fhHBMFN/A8-DBF9-FC-0464-4746-B60-C-7851-C5-CD4-B2-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8fhHBMFN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZWfLcTqB/89193-C78-CEEA-4418-922-F-81-C9-A1513-AFE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZWfLcTqB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2Lfd6y0J/5-D57839-B-659-B-4-E63-9362-928719-A27-DD1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2Lfd6y0J)

I’ll probably make a few more in the future. Decided to leave it natural.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 13, 2022, 07:30 AM
Many variations on the “shut the box “ game.

(https://i.postimg.cc/4HmKXggM/16-F4-D3-FC-73-E0-41-BC-ADBF-E466629060-AC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HmKXggM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jC5nHz7X/5-A9-CFA78-5601-4568-A978-254-BD9-AB6-D75.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jC5nHz7X)

Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 13, 2022, 09:43 AM
Thanks for clarification on shut the box, the car carrier looks great RG.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 13, 2022, 10:36 AM
Both look great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 14, 2022, 10:03 AM
Made the wife a new cheese board.
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKzmcDvz/0132-D476-D777-428-A-B5-A7-73719-ECD9-C66.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKzmcDvz)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 14, 2022, 10:06 AM
You guys are amazing..  I cant even cut trim to fit...... ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: IFF on Feb 14, 2022, 10:28 AM
MFF's got talent Dom.   ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 14, 2022, 10:56 AM
Made the wife a new cheese board.
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKzmcDvz/0132-D476-D777-428-A-B5-A7-73719-ECD9-C66.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKzmcDvz)

Very nice work there.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 14, 2022, 02:59 PM
You both are very talented.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 14, 2022, 03:02 PM
He’s talented…I’m just old  ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Feb 14, 2022, 03:23 PM
Wow, some great work guys!
So on the cheese board, how do you make something like that? Obviously, there is multiple pieces of wood there, but just curious how that is made?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 14, 2022, 04:29 PM
On the cheese board you glue up multiple pieces of wood for the center, then hot glue a large piece on top to each side. Cut the curves out on the bandsaw then glue them together with another strip on each side. Then cut to final shape.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Feb 14, 2022, 08:58 PM
Amazing work!!!
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 14, 2022, 09:30 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/vDtV6fFS/20220213-205740.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vDtV6fFS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rKhRfTp1/20220213-192458.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rKhRfTp1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7Gy55YBk/20220213-192506.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7Gy55YBk)
 Here's what I have so far.  The box is white oak and the tabs are dark walnut.  Tomorrow should be hinges , hasp and a final coat of polyurethane
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 14, 2022, 09:32 PM
And felt , sorry. my wife made the numbers on her Cricut
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Feb 14, 2022, 10:30 PM
I have 3 of those boxes. They all work just fine…I’ll grab a pic tomorrow but all similar concept.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 15, 2022, 09:31 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/gw43FZxg/20220215-192043.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw43FZxg)
I think it turned out OK and he'll like it
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Post by: rgfixit on Feb 16, 2022, 04:48 AM
Turned out really nice. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it.
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Post by: iceman260 on Feb 16, 2022, 06:03 AM
Millermankt he will like that, very nice work.
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Post by: icefisher47 on Feb 16, 2022, 09:04 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/gw43FZxg/20220215-192043.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw43FZxg)
I think it turned out OK and he'll like it

I’m sure he’ll like it. It looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2022, 01:11 PM
The clock in the shop at the club is a wreck. So I made a new one.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hzgY9bHC/7-DC5-A389-2354-4750-8-F01-1-D64204-AF8-CF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hzgY9bHC)

Fun stuff.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 26, 2022, 02:04 PM
Nice clock Bob..👍👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 26, 2022, 02:13 PM
Kind of fits I think. Probably be there long after I’m gone.
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Post by: iceman260 on Feb 26, 2022, 08:03 PM
Nice work on the clock Bob.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019d well last year.
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2022, 04:06 AM
Finished up a batch of tractors and hay wagons. They sold well last year.
(https://i.postimg.cc/Ty1St2Pm/FB0-CCCDE-7-B7-C-4-B2-E-9315-893540-BEDFEA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ty1St2Pm)

Decided to paint this batch. Think I’m going to make some more puzzles next.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 28, 2022, 05:14 AM
Very nice Bob..
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Post by: iceman260 on Feb 28, 2022, 06:04 AM
Nice work Bob.
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Post by: icefisher47 on Mar 01, 2022, 04:28 PM
Very nice work
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 01, 2022, 05:43 PM
Have to build some stairs at the golf course the next couple days. Haven’t done stairs many years.

Think I remember how……we’ll see.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 01, 2022, 10:08 PM
Awesome looking trucks Bob , may I ask how you made the trailer hitch ?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 02, 2022, 05:11 AM
Thanks. The hitch is just a piece of 1/2” dowel with a piece of 1/4”for the hitch.

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9b3LT2W/1-A670-C87-4-F3-B-4509-8-BBB-FE51428-D30-DC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9b3LT2W)

Pretty simple really.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 02, 2022, 05:22 AM
Nice job..
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 12, 2022, 03:54 PM
Turned 25 or so tops today. Another 25 or so to go. Nasty March day with high winds and snow squalls. Sure was comfortable in “the little wood shop”.
Never left the house today👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 20, 2022, 08:59 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/hztyhwpZ/20220320-172529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hztyhwpZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/S21Z9rPS/20220320-172533.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S21Z9rPS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/4HKWQcCz/20220320-214644.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HKWQcCz)
Garden box season has begun,  with my favorite helper
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 21, 2022, 04:32 AM
Very nice Keith..👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 21, 2022, 04:51 AM
Those look great!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Mar 21, 2022, 07:22 AM
Very nice work.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 30, 2022, 11:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/06dh8y2C/20220330-205738.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06dh8y2C)
My good friend asked for a little candy machine for his peanut M&M's.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 31, 2022, 03:56 AM
Well….that’s pretty cool!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 31, 2022, 04:44 AM
Nice Keith..

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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 31, 2022, 08:00 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/4KQPRMf7/20220331-205353.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4KQPRMf7)
I decided to make a few sets of these open tomb displays. One for my wife and a few for friends as a little Easter gift.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 03, 2022, 05:50 AM
My buddy has been restoring a 1948 Crosley and the inside and ceiling is wood.  These pictures don’t do it justice..
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4wt5Cs6/15-A8504-E-36-E8-4844-A27-B-8191-DA3-EF69-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Y4wt5Cs6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rdCqM2Bv/DA8422-C3-9870-44-F1-909-F-A8-A68826-FEAC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rdCqM2Bv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/F77FcqSL/F65-B10-F3-FE94-4001-AD48-DAABB021-C498.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F77FcqSL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/G4Dcgyq3/FD38688-A-7-F6-E-464-A-8313-806647-E20582.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4Dcgyq3)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 03, 2022, 07:17 AM
Car looks nice what kind of wood is it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 03, 2022, 07:23 AM
Pine so he can steam it and bend it ..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 03, 2022, 08:02 AM
He’s doing a beautiful job on that.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2022, 05:29 AM
Put together a couple more bird houses for the club. Went to Lowes to get a quart of exterior gloss white. They were out and the shelf price was $26.95. Hardly any quarts of paint on the shelf.

Couldn’t believe my eyes. Gallons were over $60.

Think the club is going to buy the paint.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 12, 2022, 09:44 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/R6VpSzyL/20220412-223926.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R6VpSzyL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2L1HW7zq/20220411-234152.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2L1HW7zq)
  Trying my hard at American flags.  Had a couple oops's on my first couple,  but that's woodworking.  I'll get it down soon
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 13, 2022, 04:51 AM
Very cool!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 13, 2022, 05:01 AM
Great job..👍
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 13, 2022, 05:13 AM
I like those Keith. Nice work!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 13, 2022, 06:55 AM
I like them,great job.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 26, 2022, 07:21 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/0bgZyv02/20220426-201651.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0bgZyv02)
 My sister in law is a huge Disney fan  so I made her a birdhouse for her upcoming birthday
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 27, 2022, 02:30 AM
That’s really cute.
I have the first set of apartments for a Martin house in the works. Need to have it done by the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 27, 2022, 04:38 AM
Pretty cool Keith…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 27, 2022, 06:49 AM
Millermankt nice work ,your sister in law will love it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: got em on Apr 27, 2022, 06:38 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/QFfCKHxf/PXL-20220427-233237736-NIGHT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFfCKHxf)
Kinda crude . . But with free pallet wood . . Why not . . Me and Sam Adams did well . .  ;D
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 27, 2022, 11:42 PM
Looks great
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 27, 2022, 11:48 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/PvtnJT3p/Resized-20220427-194802.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PvtnJT3p)
 Finished this tonight.  My friend's daughter is leaving for the Army and has been playing softball all her life.  I thought she'd like it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 28, 2022, 02:52 AM
That’s a great idea Keith.. :flag: :flag: :flag:
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 28, 2022, 11:45 PM
Thanks Dom , I’m having a good time in the wood shop but I need to get my butt out fishing. Hoping to fish all weekend
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 07, 2022, 09:05 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/K174M5GD/20220507-191243.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K174M5GD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8JYCSK4N/20220507-191453.jpg)[/url
 My sister started fostering a 2 year old a week and a half ago.  Poor little guy had absolutely nothing when she got him. Friends and and family have been very supportive.  Uncle Keith decided he needed a chest to put his stuff in.  No hinges to pinch little fingers.  I made it so the top comes off and I painted the underneath with chalkboard paint and got him a big box of chalk. And yeah , my sister balled her eyes out  (https://postimg.cc/8JYCSK4N)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on May 08, 2022, 06:03 AM
Nice craftsmanship. You are good deed do-er.  My grandkids love chalk, good idea.   
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on May 08, 2022, 06:36 AM
Nice work Millermankt, you are a good man.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 20, 2022, 12:22 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/87J5gbbn/20220516-162244.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87J5gbbn)
 My buddies wife wanted a table for their patio.  This is from 2x4s and cedar fence pickets I had laying around
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 20, 2022, 04:29 AM
Looks great Keith..👍👍
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Post by: iceman260 on May 20, 2022, 06:07 AM
Table looks nice.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 05, 2022, 04:04 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/ykWzgDXH/KIMG0036.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykWzgDXH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mzTvbk2K/KIMG0039.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzTvbk2K)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SYJtsM01/KIMG0037.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SYJtsM01)
Gonna get busy!! Started firewood,got wood mill out and getting ready to roll and a mountain of logs to cut firewood and rough cut! Soon as new muffler is here this week for my Kubota we'll get at it more!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jul 05, 2022, 09:24 PM
Nice wide log bed on your splitter. Very nice
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 06, 2022, 05:14 AM
Thanks me and an operator from work built it it's all built from pieces of guide rail and signs from hiway and on 17 inch tire axel welded to a piece of 6x6 guide rail which is also my oil tank .....no bending over and load wood chunks out fo tractor bucket at waist high
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 06, 2022, 05:49 AM
I love the portable saw mill.  Always wanted one.  Maybe some day.. ;)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 06, 2022, 06:23 AM
Nice portable saw mill, great job on wood splitter.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 06, 2022, 07:53 AM
I love the mill...had it about 20 years or so , it's built local a woodworker who bought alot of rough cut to build things came up with design with his son to cut there own lumber ...very basic and easy to use all parts can get at Napa like berrings and such...drive wheels are donut tires from cars to increase blade tension just ad a little air to tires ....I've cut 1000s of board feet with it for people and myself
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 27, 2022, 12:20 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/T5Gzgf8F/KIMG0469.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T5Gzgf8F)
Got mill going a bit today cut some live edge 2.5" slabs of maple for table tops , they look nice will be cutting lotta different wood soon
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Aug 27, 2022, 03:42 PM
Can’t wait to see the finished table tops.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 27, 2022, 04:01 PM
That’s some pretty wood..
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 27, 2022, 09:51 PM
Beautiful grain in that
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 28, 2022, 03:10 PM
Nice Ben. Putting excess time to good use.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 11, 2022, 09:17 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjRff9K3/20220630-194633.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjRff9K3)
My son is getting married October 1st,  here's a cake knife I made for the two of them.  Walnut handle and the blade is curly maple
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 12, 2022, 06:23 AM
That's awesome!
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Post by: iceman260 on Sep 12, 2022, 06:30 AM
Nice work do you have a cnc engraver.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2022, 05:26 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: Johnnh on Sep 13, 2022, 05:32 AM
Outstanding
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 13, 2022, 06:12 AM
Amazing MM. congratulations to all of you…
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 13, 2022, 09:02 AM
I’ve been thinking about the Little Wood Shop a lot lately. Time to start making it ready for the winter season. Been cleaning out unnecessary stuff and cleaning in general. Lamps in all my lighting are starting to go pretty fast. Just ordered enough LED replacements to do them all. Now I have to find a place to get rid of the old fluorescent tubes.

Haven’t decided on Christmas projects as yet, but I’m sure between my Son and I, we’ll come up with something fun. No toys this winter. I have a stockpile for next year.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 13, 2022, 11:40 AM
Nice work do you have a cnc engraver.

 I have one , but im waiting for my son to help me with the softwear ( that should be fun ) . I had a local trophy shop engrave it for me.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 13, 2022, 11:41 AM
I’ve been thinking about the Little Wood Shop a lot lately. Time to start making it ready for the winter season. Been cleaning out unnecessary stuff and cleaning in general. Lamps in all my lighting are starting to go pretty fast. Just ordered enough LED replacements to do them all. Now I have to find a place to get rid of the old fluorescent tubes.

Haven’t decided on Christmas projects as yet, but I’m sure between my Son and I, we’ll come up with something fun. No toys this winter. I have a stockpile for next year.
Did you do the farmers market this year ?
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 13, 2022, 12:39 PM
No I didn’t. My Son and I were so busy at the golf course we just didn’t have time. No matter… all items are safe and sound in storage.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 23, 2022, 11:50 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/vgwL91M8/20220924-004512.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vgwL91M8)
 The father of one of my son's best friends is performing the wedding ceremony.  This is a cooler box gift I made him for his southern tier cabin.  Excellent guy.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Sep 24, 2022, 06:28 AM
I’ve been thinking about the Little Wood Shop a lot lately. Time to start making it ready for the winter season. Been cleaning out unnecessary stuff and cleaning in general. Lamps in all my lighting are starting to go pretty fast. Just ordered enough LED replacements to do them all. Now I have to find a place to get rid of the old fluorescent tubes.

Haven’t decided on Christmas projects as yet, but I’m sure between my Son and I, we’ll come up with something fun. No toys this winter. I have a stockpile for next year.

Lowes takes florescent tubes.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 24, 2022, 12:40 PM
Not any more. They only take single compact florescent lamps now. I’d imagine that the cost of disposing of them is very high at this point.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 06, 2022, 01:49 PM
Not my work but my bosses and his cousin . All milled from big pine trees and refurbished wood from a 100 year old barn on my bosses property he took down a few years ago.  Party central.
😎
 Bar , bathroom ,pool house and hot tub..

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rpFprYL/17-D5-AEAF-3281-46-EC-AF79-14-DDDCEE5-C76.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rpFprYL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/30HqsHTS/25-FB1357-B1-DC-4490-A400-EE2800-B9-EBD8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30HqsHTS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8Fcg4DpL/7-C6-EE69-C-73-F2-4-B02-9-E87-DB291-A705-A67.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8Fcg4DpL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ctMzZ51s/7-F005-E1-C-F562-4-A6-F-AD8-D-2377367-FDF5-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ctMzZ51s)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PpzGrq2s/D2-A3-C6-BC-60-A4-4-D7-A-9-E7-E-836-A85683-C8-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PpzGrq2s)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZW2zw2Cg/F74-E30-FC-5554-440-B-86-F5-CA08-F7576955.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZW2zw2Cg)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2022, 02:20 PM
Nice timber frame work. Your Boss has pockets deeper than the pool.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 06, 2022, 02:44 PM
No the pool is only 7 ft. And he’s only 5’6”.  ….On a good day..🤣
 That’s his wife’s permanent vacation.
He just sold his 100$ motor home because they only used 3 times in the past 4 years….😎
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2022, 02:50 PM
Nice cabin anyway.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2022, 05:11 AM
Well, it’s Christmas gift time in the Little Wood Shop. Spent the last week making some improvements and doing a deep clean. Turned my Bride’s first bird house ornament.

(https://i.postimg.cc/4mF0nzSY/B52-DB13-A-903-D-4-A11-BD31-AB0131-CD1243.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4mF0nzSY)

She always gets the first one. Last year I made one a day for the 12 days of Christmas. I’ll do that for her this year too. There’s a few other people who are annual recipients of my ornaments as well.

I’ll be starting on this years gifts today. Off to Lowes for some materials.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 23, 2022, 05:39 AM
I’d say your off to a good start Bob..
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Post by: icefisher47 on Nov 23, 2022, 09:29 AM
That bird house ornament is awesome. Definitely off to a good start.
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2022, 09:58 AM
One of many many more. She has 25 or so already.
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2022, 12:03 PM
Ice, do I recall that you also have a lathe?
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Post by: gotagetm on Nov 23, 2022, 12:19 PM
That's awesome bob...man of many talents!!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2022, 01:28 PM
Nah…old fart with time on his hands. At least the brain still works….mostly.

Had a good sized piece of apple wood in the Chuck on the lathe today. Making a snowman for my former boss’s Bride. Started to shape the hat without the tail stock. Had the wrong  tool in my hand and the blank almost came flying out of the lathe after a catch. . ( some turning rust to shake off)

Amazing how fast I can move when I need to. All went well in the end. I salvaged everything, including my pride.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 24, 2022, 08:40 PM
That's beautiful Bob . Another week or so of deer hunting for me , then it's back into the woodshop . Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 25, 2022, 03:06 PM
Spent a lot of this windy, cold,  rainy day in the shop. Tore down the chucks for my lathe, cleaned them and cut up parts for projects.

Plenty to keep me going in the morning on Christmas presents.

Pics as I progress.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 26, 2022, 02:21 PM
The Elf is working hard.
(https://i.postimg.cc/dL7RBmvT/0596-CB3-F-0778-460-E-8-E97-C96-BA0590511.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dL7RBmvT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9DZd3mDm/47-DFC8-FA-4-D8-C-496-D-ABA0-6713-CFFA0774.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9DZd3mDm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9zQY4Hnb/4-B0-F5196-1-A99-4906-B04-A-5101-C5064-BED.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zQY4Hnb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3dPXb4Jf/64-D80-E68-75-B4-40-BD-AA0-F-C26-C45-BEB4-C7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3dPXb4Jf)

Have parts cut out for four more of the little box bird house ornaments. They’re gifts for my old friends at Lowes.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvRMHsqt/3142487-D-34-C1-4-D5-E-BB31-12-B3-DB53710-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvRMHsqt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gr1LY9Fn/C6-AA983-F-6343-4600-823-B-098855-B41-A70.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gr1LY9Fn)

My new mini mitre box
(https://i.postimg.cc/VrpvLth3/593-BDD4-F-E6-BE-47-EE-8727-61-CAA1-C962-E4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrpvLth3)
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Nov 26, 2022, 05:49 PM
That stuff is so cool bob !!!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 27, 2022, 07:05 AM
As always, nice work Bob.my lathe has been sitting idle since last year. You inspired me to make something.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Bartman44 on Nov 27, 2022, 08:39 AM
The elf is talented. Great creations.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 27, 2022, 09:53 AM
I’ll post some pics on how I turn a birdhouse. I’ve watched countless videos of guys doing them and they’re all wrong. Wood wasters they are!

Gotta make some feet and hands for the Santa’s today. Assembled 5 more of the little square houses this morning. Then I went fishing for more perch. Started raining so…it’s time for a nap.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 02, 2022, 07:25 AM
The big Elf has been busy
Santa’s and sleighs and ornaments.

(https://i.postimg.cc/vDJ1gtKW/50838-A3-F-5-D91-43-F7-87-D0-7-ECEB10-AADF5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vDJ1gtKW)

A bunch of reindeer in the works.

(https://i.postimg.cc/4ngyXxH5/52042168-71-F6-4663-A223-BE1-BB9-B14-AB7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4ngyXxH5)


Fa ra ra ra ra….ra ra ra ra!
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 02, 2022, 09:30 AM
Nice , your a busy ""ELF" bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 02, 2022, 11:34 AM
Nice Bob..
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: icefisher47 on Dec 02, 2022, 12:12 PM
Nice job. Santa’s helper is very busy
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 02, 2022, 12:19 PM
Keeps an old man busy and it’s good for the brain and hands.

Makes the recipients smile and that’s  good for the soul.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 04, 2022, 01:52 PM
Been turning ornaments along with working on other Christmas presents.

Turned this one today from Black Palm.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TLpFf1Mx/6-B58-CE85-76-C6-4-AA0-91-BD-FB6-A63470-A3-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TLpFf1Mx)

A challenge to turn but super pretty.
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 04, 2022, 04:10 PM
That is awesome bob
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 04, 2022, 08:43 PM
That's beautiful Bob !  d**n , you're talented !
Title: Re: The Little Wood Shop 2019
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 04, 2022, 09:06 PM
Persistent maybe. Talented….well….I don’t know about that.

I do enjoy turning these little ornaments this time of year. I get a lot of smiles in return. Good for the soul.