I had to split the blog because it exceeded the 10 pics allowed .
I replaced the round bar with a square bar as Metal hero told, it won't slip sideways that way.
And I sprayed some blue paint because I was bored with the crappy look. I'll probably have to wipe it out later but it won't rust in the meantime.
I need to make pulleys, not sure what to make it out. So I
Updated 10-16-2011 at 02:49 PM by TRYPHON974
Whether I really create a brand (something to get a headache in France) or not, I need to add some spirit to the things I make.I thought I had to create some logo.After some brainstorming and a few dead end I found this:
I just replace the "P" by a leg vice, that is supposed to evocate the old school work's quality , plus this leg vice is an heritage from my great grand father, a farrier.
Updated 07-04-2011 at 04:09 PM by TRYPHON974
Originally Posted by TRYPHON974
Every apprentice has to do his own mallet, so here's mine.
A neighbor threw away some wood I scavenged. I don't know the wood's name, it's frequently used as lumber, usually called "indo" (for indonesian I assume), it's hardwood.
I started with this:
and ended with that a few hours later:
Updated 07-05-2011 at 05:13 AM by TRYPHON974
Well that's just a bunch of boxes I made this weekend, made me thinking on building flasks ( as soon as I get some petrobond ) .The disc sander was very helpful but to get a flush cut on the dowels, I also used a scraper. A linseed oil coat and that's done. Actually I needed a pair of boxes for the bathroom but once everything is set it's not a big deal to make a few more.
Updated 07-05-2011 at 05:02 AM by TRYPHON974
Straight cutting with a hacksaw requires some practice. I made this simple square to speed up the cutting process. It's some kind of carpenter square. My tip was to bolt the square before to weld, 90° guaranteed. Still need some finishing.
Just clamp it on the vice and cut.The cut is reasonably accurate, a quick touch up with a file (or the sander...) and you're done. :wink:
Updated 07-05-2011 at 05:03 AM by TRYPHON974