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Standup Paddleboard Paddles #2: Shaping the blade

08-09-2007 12:59 AM by Bob Babcock | 12 comments »

A couple of pictures of glueing up the edges from last night and then todays lunch break. I didn’t even eat I want to finish this so bad. Spooky night operation. Edges glued up Lunch break today. The drawknife lets me remove material fast. Gotta be careful though, real easy to take too much. It also can take a almost paper thin shaving. After some sanding and some more….the back This little 3M sanding pad with their new sandpaper works really well. I cam...

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Standup Paddleboard Paddles #1: What the heck is a Standup Paddleboard?

08-06-2007 10:32 PM by Bob Babcock | 14 comments »

My older brother loves water sports. Lately he has taken up SUP (standup paddleboarding) because it is easier on old geezers like himself. I say that with the greatest respect….I hope I can be half as active as he is when I’m 60+. It is basically a very large surf board with a paddle and (you gueesed it) you stand up the whole time. It’s great exercise, easier to catch waves and if no waves…just fun to paddle. If you are interested my brother has a great blog for begin...

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Proud of my Buddy #1: First attempt at carving

08-03-2007 12:59 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 29 comments »

Hi all; I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here’s a post dedicated to him, (even though he’s still alive) knock on wood. He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something. When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle are...

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Morris inspired chair #12: Finished finally! - Time for a nap!

07-16-2007 05:32 AM by Bob Babcock | 12 comments »

Ok…..Time to add this to the projects page. She’s finally done, no more sanding (I don’t think I have any fingerprints left), the finish actually looks good, and the cushions came out great. This was a looooonnnng project. Thanks to all my fellow LJ’s out there for your encouragement Suzanne still has a different material to make the final cushion covers with. We bought two because the material was ridiculously cheap. She made the first one out of the material...

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Morris inspired chair #11: Invest in foam rubber futures

07-10-2007 07:32 AM by Bob Babcock | 6 comments »

Wow…..is foam rubber expensive. We picked up the foam last week but have been waiting for the zippers to arrive (had to order online). The seat is 5” of high density foam wraped in 1” of low density foam and then batting. The back is just 4” of low density foam wrapped in batting. They feel pretty comfortable. The seat is a little stiff but should break in quickly with me on it. Hopefully Suzanne will get the cushions done this week. We bought two materials. Niether...

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Morris inspired chair #10: I'm ready for my close up Mr Deville.

07-01-2007 03:29 AM by Bob Babcock | 22 comments »

I’ve got a smile from ear to ear. We finally took a ride and picked out the cushions and material for the chair today. Suzanne should get started Monday or Tuesday. I may have a finished chair by next weekend. I’ve tested out some different combinations for the cushions and decided on 5” of high density foam with 2” of a softer foam on top for the seat, The back will be 5” of soft foam. Each will be wrapped in batting to soften the edge. I’m looking ...

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Morris inspired chair #9: Frustration Sets In

06-23-2007 05:22 AM by Bob Babcock | 10 comments »

OK…it’s official, I going crazy not being able to get to the chair. I’m up to my ears in a project at work, designing some improvements to two fish hatcheries, and a major water treatment project, all interesting, but it doesn’t get any sanding done or another coat of oil on the chair. Then today we had 11 new windows and a slider delivered. My son-in-law and I start tomorrow….again no chair. My Mom 85 years old just got her 1st computer, at my suggestion, a mont...

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Morris inspired chair #8: Watco No. 1 goes on

06-18-2007 04:14 AM by Bob Babcock | 13 comments »

Well I finally got started with some finish late today. Just wiped on the 1st coat of Watco…I’m using the natural. I like what I see but I’m not sure if I want to add some contrast or not. I also STILL have some glue spots and scratches showing. I’m planning on hitting the spots again with 220 and then doing everything with 400 before the second coat. Watco No. 1 From side. We didn’t get out to get foam or upholstery fabric this weekend so the final fini...

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Morris inspired chair #7: Almost done...

06-16-2007 05:52 AM by Bob Babcock | 9 comments »

Haven’t had much time in the shop the last couple of days. It’s almost done though. The only wood left to cut is the seat support and I’m still debating on which route to go…I may build 2 different ones and test for comfort. Some pictures of tonights progress. Sorry the photos are a little blurry. My camera flash didn’t survive me leaving my camera out in the rain…..:( Cutting the hinge pin. Finished hinges Final sanding before the oild goes on ...

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Morris inspired chair #6: Note to self....don't forget the glue.

06-13-2007 04:39 AM by Bob Babcock | 8 comments »

I’m glad I caught this and not one of my kids. i never would have heard the end of it. I was installing the pegs on the other side of the seat when I noticed the bracket for the arms was loose. I was initially concerned because it was loose but I couldn’t get it out. I messed with it a bit trying to be careful that I didn’t make it worse when it suddenly popped out. I hadn’t put any glue on at all. Oh well…at least I know the joint is tight. Doh!....where̵...

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