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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby fordlltwm » 2015-11-12 06:24pm

My Lathe's a bit of a peculiar thing, works well, but strange to look at.
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http://www.lathes.co.uk/willson/

Not made a great deal on it recently, but useful when one needs it.

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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Elheru Aran » 2015-11-12 06:37pm

I believe that's technically a metal-worker's lathe from the looks of it. Do you use it for wood as well?
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby fordlltwm » 2015-11-12 06:53pm

I have done, but it takes quite some cleaning afterwards. Always fancied a go on a proper woodworking one, but no one I know has one.

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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-11-15 01:50pm

Made something on the lathe, first thing I made with this, new chisel handle:
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby madd0ct0r » 2015-11-15 02:03pm

aww, cute that.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-11-16 04:55am

Boys inna box
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Jub » 2015-11-16 06:28am

If they fits, they sits.

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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Borgholio » 2015-11-16 08:28am

Hey look at the bright side, now you can just wheel the whole thing in to the bathroom when it's bath time instead of having to wrangle them individually. :)
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-11-16 08:33am

Oh when they hear the bath being run they come running and screaming and can't wait. Too bad they can't take baths with their casts.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-11-17 01:47am

Finally I have something besides construction lumber to work with, that there is walnut, ash, oak and birch:
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Also picked up another lamp, I put it on an extension arm to give it more reach, I can use it at the drill press or the work table like this.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Lord Revan » 2015-11-17 10:48am

His Divine Shadow wrote:Oh when they hear the bath being run they come running and screaming and can't wait. Too bad they can't take baths with their casts.

guess your boys are more well behaving then my brother's kids then as from what I've heard when it's bath time for them there is running and possibly screaming (especially if my sister-in-law looses her patience) but my niece and nephew aren't that willing to go the bath.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Elheru Aran » 2015-11-17 06:00pm

My two-and-a-half-year old also enjoys baths very much :)
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-11-20 01:12am

Made a marking gauge from walnut and arctic silver birch. Still need a blade for it.

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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Elheru Aran » 2015-11-20 10:13am

Nicely done! For a blade-- perhaps buy an old kitchen knife and use a Dremel tool or hacksaw to cut the blade into sections, file them into the appropriate shape and drill a hole for mounting? Or get a knife from your version of a 'dollar store'.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-11-20 11:00am

I have an old circular saw blade that lost a few teeth that I was looking at.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Elheru Aran » 2015-11-20 12:24pm

That'll probably do nicely. You gonna do a single bevel?
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby madd0ct0r » 2015-11-20 12:54pm

just a nice nail dropped into a hole?
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Elheru Aran » 2015-11-20 01:13pm

madd0ct0r wrote:just a nice nail dropped into a hole?


That works fine if you're marking with the grain. It'll muck up the surface if you mark across the grain though, which is why a cutting blade is a little more useful, as it can do both. Some people make a few different kinds and just change them out as desired, or do finish work such as planing after marking and cutting. It's a kinda individual thing really.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-12-03 02:01am

Got the casts removed from the kids arms last night so we got to see the results. Here's Daniels, his surgery was more involved but it looks like a real thumb to me. Still a lot of swelling that will take months to recede the doctor said.

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Davids thumb that they operated on didn't look that different to be honest, thought it would be altered more. I hope he will get some use out of it though.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Jub » 2015-12-03 02:30am

That looks better than I expected it to and by the looks he's recovering nicely. Here's to the boys recovery, your choice to get this taken care of early, and the team that did the surgery!

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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-12-03 02:30pm

Thanks, the earlier the procedure, thr better they become at using their hands due to brain plasticity, generally everyone who gets it at 4 or earlier seems to do well. But it was mostly the doctors who set the time table. This surgeon is like the best in finland and is busy all year around as everyone in finland who needs something more advanced are shipped to tampere to him and his team. We won't see him again until next autumn, then based on their success at adapting to their hands he will decide if he thinks doing their left hands is also a good idea or not.

In other news I made a small end grain cutting board from walnut:
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Borgholio » 2015-12-03 02:34pm

That is a very nice looking piece of wood. If it were bigger it would make a very nice looking dinner or coffee table, like the one it's sitting on.
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-12-03 02:37pm

Thanks, though that is our kitchen benchtop, and it's fake walnut (the benchtop, not the board). I'd love the real stuff but it's real expensive, cheaper than oak though...
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby Elheru Aran » 2015-12-03 02:43pm

For something that size what you use is veneer. The cost of doing it in solid wood would be prohibitive. Endgrain veneer is simple enough to do, all you need is a way to do hundreds of repeatable cuts on a piece of lumber. Edge it with solid pieces so you have some long grain showing, do the top in veneer.

But for small pieces like a cutting board it's easy enough to do it with entirely solid wood. Lovely piece :)
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Re: Housebuilding in Finland

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2015-12-03 11:49pm

I was thinking a long grain but solid wood counter top. My future plan is when we redo the kitchen, hopefully not for another 15-20 years would be to replace the counter tops with solid wood ones. I'd also like oak as a counter top.

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