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Workshop and fixit stuff

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #780 on: September 07, 2020, 05:11:25 AM »
There are several kinds of cedar.  Some of it is used for roofing shingles and others of the species are used for various projects such as canoe building. These cedars have little or no prominent smell. The one that you are referring to is commonly called Incense Cedar.  It is the only one of the cedar types that has the unique essence. 

Hermes, I suspect that you know what the chemical component is that causes the pleasing odor and why it also repels insects.  It is said that certain of the cedars contain a toxic chemical that makes sawing or sanding of the wood somewhat dangerous.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #781 on: September 07, 2020, 05:25:44 AM »
Are you going to keep your stash of benzene in the box?

 :snicker1: it could be a ring box.

Pity you didn't use cedar wood. Then it would have been an aromatic ring box.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #782 on: September 07, 2020, 08:05:17 AM »
Are you going to keep your stash of benzene in the box?

 :snicker1: it could be a ring box.

Pity you didn't use cedar wood. Then it would have been an aromatic ring box.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #783 on: September 07, 2020, 05:53:34 PM »
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #784 on: September 07, 2020, 07:50:40 PM »
EDM is not new. I've designed and had parts made via a wire EDM process back in the '90s, and it was used by others before that. In our case they were thin structures for antennas that would not lend themselves to standard machining techniques.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #785 on: September 07, 2020, 07:51:43 PM »
It's a spark eroder. I first saw one of these in 1977 when I started work. They were being used to make tiny plastic moulds for IC sockets.
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #786 on: September 08, 2020, 01:40:11 PM »
Are you going to keep your stash of benzene in the box?

 :snicker1: it could be a ring box.

Pity you didn't use cedar wood. Then it would have been an aromatic ring box.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #787 on: September 08, 2020, 01:41:48 PM »
Tank, have you tried making a Russian box? :grin: Boxes within boxes...like Inception, but with boxes. :deadpan:

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #788 on: September 08, 2020, 05:58:20 PM »
Tank, have you tried making a Russian box? :grin: Boxes within boxes...like Inception, but with boxes. :deadpan:

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Not tried that yet. But might do one day :)
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #789 on: September 16, 2020, 04:54:14 AM »
I love the profile of this hammer designed by Keiji Takeuchi. I think I need one in my toolbox, or displayed as a sculpture in my home.





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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #790 on: September 16, 2020, 12:29:25 PM »
It looks rather slippery. Could be right up your alley.
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #791 on: September 16, 2020, 01:44:33 PM »
It looks rather slippery. Could be right up your alley.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #792 on: September 16, 2020, 04:17:55 PM »
That's s sweet hammer! I'm not sure that I'd use it on metal, though. Being one piece of metal, it would likely ring enough to sting the hands. Wall art, I guess. :shrug:

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #793 on: September 17, 2020, 04:15:58 PM »
An experiment in feet, hinges and brass.

Simple but quite solid as the lid and box walls needed to accommodate barrel hinges. The lid it made of two pieces of oak  with particularly nice grain. The feet are also oar and routed, the body is Sapele. The brass pins are brazing rod, which is by far the cheapest way to buy brass rod. I don't think I'll be using barrel hinges again before I get a drill press.










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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #794 on: September 19, 2020, 01:31:00 PM »
Finished another little hexagonal jewellery box. This is made from Sapele with brass highlights.







If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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