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    Lew, that telescope may not look like much, but if you can really see what you say you can see, using a telescope you made all by yourself, then that is really truly awesome!!


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    Ok well go here and you can see some of my wood projects under custom furniture.

    www.balsys.com

    If I could find the pictures, my boat projects range from traditional skiffs to rebuilding a 110' schooner. My hand tools are mostly older than most of us on this forum! Got something like 100 specialised handplanes, over 70 chisels, lipped adzes, broad axe and a rebuilt shoulder. These days I confess I love my CNC machine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    Lew, that telescope may not look like much, but if you can really see what you say you can see, using a telescope you made all by yourself, then that is really truly awesome!!

    Thanks. I learned a ton doing that project and when I set up my shop again, I am going to make a second attempt with my lessions I learned. It optically is VERY good.

    My wife likes the hutch. I need to learn to take my time and how to work with the wood to get better results like you are getting....
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    Pratt Logistics/Alexander's Express. PL/AE Sound right for trucking?
    Gotcha Lew Oh and the telescope - awesome!!

    Chris, that last thing you posted, the metal tube with the wick, you called it a smoker for marking metal? What do you mean? It looks almost like a wick-type cigarette lighter! What's its purpose?
    PJ - Sometimes when marking metal with a scriber, you can use ''engineering blue'' and even copper sulfate - so that scribed lines show - maybe for a cut, hole drill etc. This simply uses soot instead!! The very yellow flame is played over the area required and leaves it nicely black - and so a scribe line will show well.

    And what kind of education did you get to be able to make all that stuff?
    Actually much of this stuff was done in what might be called my 'self-taught'' days - engineering has tho been present in some form thru my life. I did ''formalize'' my mech eng between 1992 and 1995 when I went back to Univ' as a budding old phart and got my masters degree in Mech Eng/Systems - some of this work in fact sparing me extra time other students had to put in with machine shop studies!.
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    rimfire dude...
    Exellent ! I work with wood occasionaly myself, although nothing quite as artistic as yours. Great job on the antiquing. Looks good.

    P95..
    being a machinist I can appreciate the time you've got invested in yout projects. They look good ! How big is that rotary table ? Your collet drawbar reminds me of the one I made.
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    How big is that rotary table ? Your collet drawbar reminds me of the one I made.
    Bob - without going out to measure it I reckon that is a nine inch. Very old and somewhat beat up but - I integrated a home made worm drive inside it and from that then calibrated it for 360, and into minutes and seconds.

    Added a drive shaft with hand wheel and vernier scale.

    Ah yes the draw bar. I obtained a very nice set of collets for a good price a long time ago but no draw bar so - fortunately had a real nice piece of quality 1" round bar and worked from there.
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    Best thing I can do with wood is burn it but I did manage to build a fairly decent reloading bench.



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    That smoker is awesome. That is a fantastic idea. I did the same idea once with a mapp gas/ oxygen torch, turned the flame long and sooty and blackened the sheet I was scribing. I got it all over my hands and clothes though, cause I can't get near dirt with out it jumping onto me. The little one you have made would have been perfect for my spider assembly. What a bugger it was to make that thing with out a lathe. It was such a pain that it caused me to buy my first drill press. Now I understand the need for a HIGH quality drill press.

    Elcruisr... do you do custom work? I was thinking of designing a custom dash for my Chevy K5 Blazer. I would only need one piece of wood but I want some one who knows what they are doing... the board would just match the shape of the windshield and have only a small amount of shape. I was thinking teak or iron wood. (I worked at a small ship yard prior to working BIW) The top would be the wood and the front where the gauges go would be all metal. What do you think?
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    No problem Lew but I can't work teak anymore! Like many an old boat builder I got sensitized to the stuff and react strongly to it now. Could also do it in bocote, zebrano, mahogany or any other exotic we can find though!
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    Cool, next summer (maybe later depending on the funding...) I will send you a message. I have to design it first.
    There are 2 types of people, victims and the prepared. I choose to be prepared....

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    Wow, I see some great handiwork posted.

    I find it quite impressive when somebody can build something with his own two hands and a few tools. I grew up in a family where the men could build things if needed, and sometimes built things for fun (my dad has a great scaled-down, working field cannon), and when I look at the most young men these days who know how to play video games and can download MP3s but do not know how to use basic tools, it's incredibly disappointing.
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