Saturday, August 29, 2015
A few pictures of the latest shop tools. Following yet another schizophrenic PC meltdown and system recovery, it was time to jump ship and implement a sturdier platform. As head of the IT department, I had to shut the shop doors for a few days to manage the transition project. I also set up a 1 terrabyte file server so I can access photos and drawings from the shop or office without storing everything on the laptop's small hard drive.
To get internet out to the shop (wireless signal couldn't reach) I used these handy 'power/ethernet adaptors' which meant I didn't need to run ethernet cable (something I've been putting off for years). The adaptor picks up the wireless signal from the office through the house power. Then it was just a case of throwing a wireless router into the shop.
After many hours of deliberation I decided what to change on Easy Rider verison 1. So now, patterns are scattered on the bench as I play with parts to find version 2. Explore some lines...cut a pattern..think some more...cut another pattern...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
More new territory, I haven't had to make plugs before. After a bit of research I went with the veritas system; tapered plug cutter and a flush-cut hand saw that has no set in the teeth, so it doesn't mar the finished surface. They did a perfectly good plug job.
Here's the legs getting fared into the rockers. Many hours of final shaping and sanding later, the first coat of Tung oil hit the Walnut.