What is the last thing you made? (pics pls)
Sandwich, it’s all about the paperclips now! 😀
By the way, I LOVE this thread. Keep dipping in and out and some of the brilliant creativity, care and attention that’s gone in to some of the stuff here is utterly brilliant. To everyone who’s posted here so far, and those who have yet to post, give yourselves a round of applause!Posted 3 years ago
Last year I made a Zoetrope, a device for making still images appear to move.
I made it for a presentation assignment in a photography course I was doing and the images I used(25 in each strip) are all cyclical woodworking tasks…
I also made it a sort of lamp by incorporating a set of 4 diopter lights I got from Ikea which change colour right before your very eyes!
It spins on a 20″, 3-speed shopper wheel.
Anyways, I only just got around to making a little video of it spinning.
Interesting project but not the most useful thing I’ve ever made.. 😀
^^^Love that mobile above!^^^Posted 3 years agosamuriMember
The guy who gets most of our burning wood for us brought us this pile.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/rshq4y]An old Gazebo our wood bloke bought me. Can't burn it so…[/url] by Jon Wyatt, on Flickr
It’s some other chap’s old gazebo which had started to collapse because the supports had rotted. Our guy bought it to me because he thought we could stick it in the wood burner but it’s been treated so no chance.
So, what to do with it….? Well, £20 on some 12mm nuts and bolts, 4 hours work later…. It’s an extremely solid workbench. Weighs a ton. It’s not going to win any beauty contests and it still needs a plywood shelf on the bottom, the surface needs smoothing off a bit. I’m quite pleased with this. I’m looking for a vice now and will fix a fluorescent lamp to the wall right above it.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/rsgfVd]Gazebo wood into a workbench[/url] by Jon Wyatt, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/rsgg1J]Workbench[/url] by Jon Wyatt, on FlickrPosted 2 years ago
Got a 70-year-old lathe that was covered in rust and wood shavings. Lots of cleaning up, made a couple of missing parts, faffed about facing the backplate and aligning things, and just fitted a DRO:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/smyvYv]Denham lathe DRO[/url] by Ben Cooper, on Flickr
Now running as good as new, with 0.01mm runout.Posted 2 years ago
Yes, £300 eBay Chinese special, But very helpful people, and it seems to work well – and o be honest I don’t need micron precision, it’s just because it’s an Imperial lathe and I can’t be bothered counting turns of the handle or worrying about backlash.
The Z scale is on the back – that was relatively simple, the X scale needed some thought:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/smp61j]Denham lathe DRO[/url] by Ben Cooper, on FlickrPosted 2 years ago
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