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Blog entry by stefang posted 01-30-2011 09:47 PM 1328 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 09:54 PM

looking really good

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 09:57 PM

cool posting … can’t wait to see the bucket

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 10:13 PM

Hi Mike. Two questions on the binding lever

1. What is the width of the pattern? It’s not printed on the pattern and you don’t state it. Seems it must be about 60mm
2. The pattern seems to indicate that the inside and outside bearing surfaces should be curved to match the curvature of the bucket being made. Is that your understanding too? but it does seem like you did that, so do you think this is important?

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#4 posted 01-30-2011 10:16 PM

great blog Mike and nice to see the knife in use :-)

one question :
on the drawing with the pattern to the Binding Lever
on the bottom drawing the is twocurve drawn
what is the purpose and what is the radius of them ?

take care

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 10:31 PM

Steve & Dennis The lever at it’s widest point is 72mm. Those working in inches can divide that figure with 2.54 to get inches. As for the 2nd part of the question, I’m not sure, but I think you are right Steve that the curves match the inside and outside of the bucket. I forgot about that part, so I will have to round those accordingly. I doubt that the radius has to be exactly the same radius as the bucket , but it wouldn’t hurt. Maybe it would be smart to leave the rounding until the bucket can be assembled with the temporary binding (steel band, or whatever), and then round to match the buckets radius.

Unfortunately there is only one photo in the book showing the author using the binding lever, and he has almost the entire top of it hidden with his hands. There is no mention about the design other than the pattern. Thanks for calling my attention. I’m sure we will get this right when the time comes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 05:06 AM

Mike how many are enrolled in the class and will we get to see everyone’s bucket?

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 11:43 AM

Looking good Mike!

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#8 posted 01-31-2011 12:48 PM

Dave I have no idea how many are actively involved in this project. The only ones that seem to be active besides myself are Mafe and Dalxguy, but I’m hoping others are quietly giving it a go, now or later. If not, I am quite satisfied that two others were interested enough to participate and to contribute quite a lot too.

This project has been as much a challenge for me as for the others who have provided some valuable input and alternative ways to do things. As in times of old, craftsmen created similar products, but each did them in their own way. So while this project isn’t too difficult, it is a step into unfamiliar territory. and that of course is where interesting things happen. Plus we will have some new tools, a nice bucket and a shared adventure at the end.

Thanks to everyone else for their positive comments.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-01-2011 03:44 PM

Hi Mike,

Press here to download PDF file.
I made this pattern, it’s a PDF and should print in scale 1:1.
Hope it can be usefull for the once that participate.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 02-01-2011 07:42 PM

Great job Mads!! This will be a very good help to the others. Thanks for this work. In fact I may wind up using it too if I have to make another one with the proper width.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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