Author Topic: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop  (Read 145502 times)

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #550 on: 16 August, 2021, 10:03:46 pm »
Not really a project, but I made a video today of grandsons enjoying their KMX Karts. Crazy boys!  :smug:

A project previously featured on this thread (the Gospin 360) was used to make part of the video, so I thought I'd post it on the Wobbly Workshop thread: https://youtu.be/Y0e9PdCBMtE

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #551 on: 21 August, 2021, 03:51:43 pm »

 You've got to be the best grandad EVER! Really enjoy seeing your posts.

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #552 on: 22 August, 2021, 08:34:55 pm »
Thanks! That means a lot to me.  :smug:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #553 on: 22 August, 2021, 09:53:26 pm »


 :) :) :)
Just catching up on, oo, two years worth of this thread, and this sign has to be one of the best forum posts ever!
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #554 on: 24 December, 2021, 08:42:05 pm »
A couple of projects for when I can get out to do a bit of camping/bushcraft - A collapsible bucksaw out of Ash. The blade gets protected by a groove in the sides when folded up - I need to get a new blade and make a bag for it:







When I dug out the compost heap at the allotment earlier in the year, I found an old knife that had accidentily been thrown out with the vegtable peelings - The wooden handle had rotted a bit, so I took it apart and re-handled it from a scrap of Wenge, and added a roughly stitched sheath from leather. It will be useful for food prep when camping.





I might make a better sheath for it and a leather bag for the bucksaw if I get the industrial sewing machine out after Christmas.
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #555 on: 24 December, 2021, 08:54:57 pm »
Good saw.  :)

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #556 on: 27 December, 2021, 04:40:36 pm »
...and today I had the heavy-duty sewing machine out and made a leather (reclaimed from an old sofa) sheath for the bucksaw.

It could have done with being a bit shorter, but one day I might make a 24" blade one instead of this 21" one...

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #557 on: 15 February, 2022, 09:10:41 pm »
New cyclingling related project.

Materials: Aluminium scrap: micro-scooter handlebars, tent pole, angle, extruded bottom bar from a blind. Plus a joint from anglepoise lamp and a mouse mat.

Bought bits: a pair of truss couplers (stop giggling...)



I cur the bar from the blind into 600mm lengths, rounded the ends and marked the centres. Then bent it to a curve...



I filed down a M8 bolt and a couple of nuts to fit in the square hole in the anglepoise lamp joint, then hammered the tent pole ferrule square to fit in the other end - this enabled me to attach it to a truss coupler and change the angle. Mouse mat backing used to line the truss coupler.



More soon

Any guesses as to what it's for?
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Kim

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #558 on: 15 February, 2022, 10:25:41 pm »
Mudguards for a Windcheetah.

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #559 on: 16 February, 2022, 07:39:19 pm »
Right vehicle.  :thumbsup:

It may stop some mud, but not in the way you are thinking...  ;)

A little bit more done today, but I didn't take photos.

Struggling to attach the mini-scooter stem to the other truss coupler, in a way that:
  • Isn't heavy
  • Won't twist
  • Might need to tilt
>:(
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #560 on: 17 February, 2022, 08:23:03 am »
My first thought was also mudguards, but I couldn't work out how the scooter stem fitted with that.

So now I'm thinking, support framework for a windscreen/fairing?

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #561 on: 16 April, 2022, 09:35:40 pm »
I hope to make a bit of progress on the project I started above - there was a change of plan, when I found a scrap handle from a golf bag trolley that will do the job better than the scooter bars.

Meanwhile I have been preoccupied with something else...

Is it only me that would take a hacksaw to a new Ahead-stem?  :o

 
Drill & tap a thread in it...  ::-)
 


To mount a knob...   :P


... and, yes, the Univega has a 26.0mm seatpost.  :smug:

You might spot it at the end of this video of me going out for a paddle...  ;)

https://youtu.be/ixUyb168W8Y
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #562 on: 28 July, 2022, 08:53:24 pm »
I've been doing a bit more canoodling constructions this week.

Youngest grandson found full sized paddles heavy and cumbersome. I made one from GRP tube, GRP faced Nomex honeycomb and a molded plastic handle, but I was disappointed with the finish, so I found offcuts of ash & cedar...

This isn't how you re supposed to make paddles, but the cedar had been planed too thin for the traditional faired in method.

Blade cut from paper template to fit in to the shaft with a type of bridle joint.



I found some Iroko the right size, that felt light, so decided to make two so marked  second blade



Decided to use contrasting timbers to thicken the ends for the handles





Lots of work with spokeshave and ages sanding with a hand held sander...



Sanding sealer and varnish always takes an age to dry.  >:(  I have tried to enhance the visible glue-line with gold painted line.



Yep, that's skware section to round by eye, spokeshave and sanding.  :o




They are far from perfect, but they are not going to get  huge amount of use.


With an ex-shop owner clearing out the last of his stock, I got NOS wooden paddles for myself & older grandson too, and an extra seat to add. No seat hangers, so I cut some sculpural ones from ash. Made a kneeling thwart too, so I can swap between yoke, kneeling thwart or third seat.  :smug:

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #563 on: 28 July, 2022, 09:03:15 pm »
I can smell the wood shavings.  :)
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #564 on: 28 July, 2022, 09:04:33 pm »
I really could do with borrowing you for about six months, about the house.
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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #565 on: 28 July, 2022, 09:29:45 pm »
I can smell the wood shavings.  :)

That dry Iroko tickles the back of the throat and is carcenogenic (probably about the same risk as smoking a couple of fags, for this project).

I used a couple of handfuls of the wood shavings to light the twig stove to cook Singapore noodles in the garden so I could work while cooking my lunch.  :smug:
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