Saturday, May 24, 2008

Assembly Table: torsion box top

Jointed 2x4's on leveled sawhorses and a stack of parts.

Outside frame and long ribs done.

All but the last row of short ribs in.  The last row of short ribs needs to be trimmed a little - apparently the SU calculations weren't exact, as the "~" in "~3 13/16" implied.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Some more pics

...and since it's Mother's Day: that blur birthed me.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Queen-sized arched bed

YouTube slideshow HERE

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Link-tacular, and blogging

I started this blog to host pics of projects and tools to add to my posts at the woodworking forum I haunt. I started posting Sketchup models for my sister to review when I started her bed. To quell her badgering, I started adding progress updates - I wrote posts "to" her. Occasionally I add something I don't want to forget, or so I can access it from any computer I might be using.

Recently, my HS class blog had a post about monitoring traffic to the website using I thought it might be useful for the business website which Melissa runs, so I installed the tracking on this site to fiddle with it.

I was very surprised to see that people occasionally visit here - and even more surprised to find that the tracking software identified external links to this blog.

There's a Toolcrib article which quotes much of a post I made on the forum, and there's another blogger who linked to me. In both cases, had I not been tracking I wouldn't have had a clue.

Another suprise:
In the past 7 days, this page has been viewed from the UK, Portugal, Algeria, Belgium, "EU" (not specified), Canada, and from cities all around the US (especially in Texas).

I've always viewed this blog as a picture hosting site, notepad, and place to keep my "client" up-to-date. I know my ISP is not jammed with traffic clamoring to this blog, but it still feels a bit odd to think that people would land here.

The world is really getting small.

...and bored, apparently.

I'm a little concerned that I'm making a "bloggy" post here and vow to never do it again. No one's going to read all this crap.

Round table

... from a few different angles. This is about as simple as a round table can be. Could add a shelf or stretchers.

Monday, May 5, 2008

CS strip ripping jig rip a large number of 2 1/2" strips for torsion box ribs from a full sheet of MDF (impractical to do on my table saw). Since the strips are narrower than the shoe-blade distance on the circular saw, this "fence board" can just be clamped on instead of drilling the CS shoe and screwing.