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lastvautour

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Progress Reports
« on: July 16, 2008, 05:49:33 AM »
How is it goimg in Edmonton. Down east carvers are starving for progress reports.

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 01:55:58 PM »
Hey Lou et al,

Been doing alot of wood butchering lately, and though my latest project resembles your fantastic carrier, alas I'm doing no models.  I'm currently working on a workbench that should see a few models when she's done.  Specs top 4x24x96 32" high with 5" square legs.  It's made of poplar (I'll tell you later if that was a tragic idea :-\) but even still that top weighs a ton.  I'm squaring the corners of 1 1/2 x 3" leg mortises today and cutting some oak pegs for the draw pins.  Making the 4" long x 3/8" sq pins into 3/8" octagons is alot like solid carving  :D


I've made a lovely bench for all of my sharpening tools/stuff and a couple of keen saw benches.  This is all at work, and I gotta say that I'm done with sood when I get home.  Going on holidays soon so I may break out my Japanese cook-up model I kitted up last summer. 

Takecare guys and keep up the wonderful work,

Kenny


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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 08:16:21 AM »
Good to see you still with us. Have a safe holiday and shows us photos of that bench.

Lou

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 11:19:58 AM »
Hey Guys,

Here are a couple of pictures of my bench, pretty messy but I've not yet taken her out for the fancy photoshoot yet...

http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
 I've blocked up a fuselage (alder) for a Catalina.  With luck I'll have some time to play around with her.

Take care all

Kenny

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 01:39:07 PM »
Very nice bench, Kenny.  I like the carving in the leg vise.  And what a good idea to put the desk lamp in a dog hole!  I also like the saw bench below.

Garet

PS let us know how the alder carves.  It's pretty plentiful here in the Pacific NW, and I used it for edging on my workbench, but I haven't thought to make a model of it.  I think my kitchen countertops are made with alder as well (not that rot resistant, so you have to keep it well oiled ).

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 04:05:35 PM »
Thanks Garet,

I shamelessly stole the general plan from "Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use" (Popular Woodworking Books) by Chris Schartz, who shamelessly stole it from The Workbench Book" (Taunton Press) by Scott Landis, who shamelessly stole it from "L'art du Menuisier" by Jaques-Andre Roubo (ca. 1770) who shamelessly stole it from generations of french joiners.  I've probably read Landis' book from cover to cover a half dozen times in the last decade and have begun to seriously consider a couple of  choices, and finally went through with this one.  Still not quite complete, need jaws/cover for end vise, but I'm using it full on now and I like it.

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Kenny

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 05:00:42 PM »
It looks like your Catalina is coming along.  Thanks for posting the "bench in use" photos. I love looking at those.

Garet

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 10:20:06 PM »
Hi Garet,

Ya the Cat is coming on.  The alder is very nice to carve, though it is a little harder than bass.  I've been pushing a chisel or two for much of it, as knife whitttlin' is slow for the hogging out stage.  I remember as a cabinetmaking student using alder for many of our exercises.  It makes you feel good about your abilities to pare and plane :-)

I do recommend trying it if you have some laying around.  It should hold sharp details nicely, though I'll report more on that when I get to that stage.

Take care,

Kenny

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Re: Progress Reports
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 06:40:45 PM »
Just looked at your Catalina/Canso. Which will she be? RCAF or USAAF?

Lou
Looks like a great beginning. Send more pictures!