July 26, 2014

Wood Turned Sun Clock

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 10:56 pm

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I have had some maple wood set aside to make a mid century modern sun clock. I started this clock by wood turning 12 spindles. I then made a segmented hub from wood of the same maple tree. I drilled 12 holes in this hub to receive the tenon on each spindle. This allowed the spindles to radiate out like rays from the hub. I did a final turning of the hub and spindles together on the lathe to make a space for the clock. I think this helps to tie the whole piece together.

July 19, 2014

French Cleat Closet System

Filed under: film,house projects — howarth frank @ 11:59 pm

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We have a broom closet just off of our kitchen. It was not cluttered, but it needed a makeover. We wanted to use the space of the closet more efficiently. I built a French cleat system for the closet which consists of a wood wall panel system of cleats on which various storage devices could be hung. I built both shelves and hooks to hang on the wall panels. This system allows us to customize the storage configuration of the closet as needed to use the closet very efficiently.

July 15, 2014

new Oneway Drill Wizard

Filed under: film — howarth frank @ 10:12 pm

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This is the test run of my new Oneway Drill Wizard. It seems to work. The post is tall enough for my Powermatic 4224.

July 5, 2014

OWWM Group get together at Zena Forest Products.

Filed under: film,old tools — howarth frank @ 1:00 pm
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A group of us from the OWWM.org forums have been getting together about once a year for the past several years. This film is made from the last two meet ups at Zena Forest Products, owned and operated by Ben Deumling. The first two-thirds of the film are from October 12, 2013. The big undertaking from this section was putting the chain feed back on the Porter facer or “finger feed” jointer. There was also a demonstration of wood being processed at the mill. The last third of the film is from June 28, 2014. At this point, the facer was up a running and we inaugurated the planing line.