Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Darning egg v2.1

This was supposed to be a quick, easy, project. Some pithy turning stock and a wobble in my lathe have really kicked my butt on this. Turning is one of those things that looks so easy and fun when you see someone who knows how to do it performing. Every time I turn, I get a refresher course in how much I DON'T know about turning, tho.
It's not out of the woods yet, either. I still have to part it off, and I'm a little scared I'll somehow manage to screw even that up.

A box

Sketchup model of the innards of a gate for the dog daycare.
The boxes at each end will receive hinge and latch screws - they're there just to provide some substance to screw to when they're installed. It doesn't seem like it should work, but I'm taking on faith the torsion box "science" of the skin doing almost all the work. The guts just need to hold the skins apart... I hope.

Woopty-do. The only plus is stuff like this goes together insanely quickly: this represents a few repetive rips out of plywood and some biscuits - probably about 30 minutes' efforts.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What's next?

I wish I knew...

I have a few projects in mind for our house, but the coffers are dry. Anyone want to donate some wood and a picture of something they want built?

In the meantime, dig the slideshow over there ----->