February 27, 2009

chicken run

Filed under: house projects — howarth frank @ 7:50 pm

i have been building pieces for a new chicken run.  the chickens have been tearing up the back yard and this will keep them in one area.  today i put the pieces together.


February 22, 2009

dust hood

Filed under: old tools — howarth frank @ 6:59 pm

i have ruffed out a dust hood for the new planer in plywood.  i am thinking i wall re-make it in solid wood and turn the connection to the ductwork on the lathe.  i am finding in plywood a have dead spots at this connection point.
i have taken the motor for the planer to a motor shop, to be tuned up.  i had found that one of the bearings was not turning smoothly and would get hot if the motor was run for very long. they do not know what the prognosis is yet.


February 18, 2009

open segmented turning

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 8:41 pm

i tried gluing a bunch of scrap pieces of wood together to turn on the lathe.  it did not work so well, pieces came off and the edged of each piece of wood frayed into the gaps.  the idea was to not have to spend all the time fitting pieces together as in a traditional segmented turning.


February 11, 2009

Hollowing a wood bowl

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 9:29 pm
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February 5, 2009

horse chestnut

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 11:48 am

i got a bunch of horse chestnut wood from a tree a friend of mine had cut down.  so far it seems to be turning nicely.


February 2, 2009

microwave stand

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 11:44 am

the microwave stand is coming along, i just need to make legs