Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #10: Finally, something to put my face on.

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Blog entry by MyGrowthRings posted 03-30-2015 06:23 PM 1651 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: My compitition isn't just using a CNC machine, he built the CNC machine! Part 10 of Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" series Part 11: Time to make the dial. »

After torching and wire brushing the wood slats that will make-up the dial I decided to paint them black. Yes, that’s on odd choice, but since the final effect is an aged patina I’m going to apply a crackled antique white as the final finish and I realized that there just wasn’t going to be enough contrast without adding black.

Next I had the wrestle the 5’ X 5’ sheet of Baltic Birch ply up onto a Shopsmith Mark V that served as a make-shift assembly table. This backer board was painted green in the areas where the dial doesn’t cover. Man, that stuff sucks paint!

I liked the looks of the charred wood so much that I decided to reprise it on my 2X4 frame pieces. The process of adding the 2X4 frame to the board began with the realization that I don’t have many long clamps. In the end I wound up using one 6’ pipe clamp and several K-Body clamps which were clamped to one another.

After flipping the board over and examining the results I realized that something was missing, and after a few quick rips on the Shopsmith bandsaw I had some trim to add to the frame.

I like how this is going. Next step; add the dial.

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