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Making a Rustic Clock

On #3 of this series I flattened out a slice from a Birch stump. I went on & completed the job today. I also added it to My Projects.
The size is about 25" x 20' x 2 1/2" , & it weighs about 20 pounds. I made the motor cavity larger to lighten it up a little.

_The other day I routed out the backside for the clock motor.


I checked out the motor installation.


Carved some numbers on the face.


I carved a Maple leaf for the pendulum weight.


I hung the clock today.

I stained it with an Ipswitch Pine Stain, & 3 coats of Minwax Polywipe.
Hey Dick, was able to get on today, really beautiful. Good to see you doin something new. Are you not in the project Green and Green? mike
 

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Slatwall storage system, Homemade, paneled walls are done now.

This is a continuation of #5 in this series.
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I have the slat wall paneling completed.

Now how am I going to arrange my tools? I bought the material at Lowes.

It's 5/16" X 3 1/2" X 8'

14 Sq ft. in a package. Other big box stores handle similar products.


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This is the last wall, I ripped my boards in half to 1 5/8". I like it better this way. There's more slots for arranging tools. The space between the slats is 5/16". The furring is 1/4" x 1 1/8"

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Some of the tools hung, but I suppose I'll be rearranging them as I go along.


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I also made a hanging bracket for my pipe clamps.

They used to be all over the place. My other clamps are on the same wall too.


Notice the pile of cut pieces of Brazilian Cherry flooring. I can hardly wait to get stared on my next project. They're all cut to the proper length already.

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I bought these glass reinforced nylon hooks from, outwaterplastics.com.

They were about 1/3 the cost of steel, but they're plenty strong enough.


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I made some brackets for heavier things by epoxying the nylon to some flooring.





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Good for hanging my handscrew clamps


Now if I can get rid of all of the clutter I've accumulated over the years, I'll be all fixed up.
Hey Dick you're way ahead of me. I just sent away for some cyclones I can hook up to my shop vac and to my 1hp shop dust collector. They should help me a lot in the dust clean up part. I've made a couple of tall cabinets that I've put peg board on the sides, and wheels so I can move them around where I need them. I got the kids promise to help me clean up the clutter and the best news is I just got a call to come and pick up a good size walnut tree a friend of mine just dropped and cut up. So I gotta round up some workers for Sunday and go pick it up. Your ideas are great, and you sure have a lot of tools. Thats my problem. Too many dang tools. But you have found a nifty way to organize them with the french cleat. kudos cheif. m
 

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Today, I laid the tiles I made

I glued down the tiles that I had made.

I'll have to wait a few days before I can stain them.


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Wow Dick. They look like they were made for the that floor. Once they are stained they'll blend right in. Nice job.
 

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Today, I renovated my dust collector canister shaker

I told you what happened to me the other day about my sawdust storm.


You can check out my forum topic about this.

Whenever I had to operate the cleanup flappers, I had to climb a ladder.

It was really awkward.

Besides that I could only turn the lever a little over 180 degrees,

because it is located in a corner.

So I put my thinking cap on, & jerry-rigged a cranking mechanism.

I dug around in all of my stash of junk, & found just what I needed.

The pulleys, & belt came from an old clothes dryer.

I was recently going to throw them out. Now I'm glad I didn't.

The shaft for the drive pulley is a steel dust mop handle, just the right size 7/8".

I had to break down, & buy a few parts.

A 3/8' drive universal joint socket, so I could use my speed wrench for a crank.

Also a couple of 10 MM nuts, so I could have something to clamp the driven pulley onto.

All in all this project set me back $5.00


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Here is the before image. The top of the canister is 9 1/2 feet high.


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This is an image of my new cranking mechanism.


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This is the final installation, & it really works great.

At first I thought it may crank hard with the driving pulley being larger, but it turns quite easy.

With this set up, I get a lot more vibration because it turns much faster..




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By the way, I never showed you pictures of the corner of the shop floor completed.

I still have to finish the L area of the shop. I decided to move my lathe in there.
That is quite a contraption Dick. But a beautiful floor.
 

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I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MY 80th BIRTHDAY TODAY!

This is my Birthday Gift. I'm presently in the process of building a bench for it.

I'll be posting it when it's completed

I had to get this new lathe, because I have some larger wood from a Black Walnut I had to have taken down in our

yard.

I'd like to make some larger things with the wood. I couldn't let it go to the chipper!


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Addendum:

I dwelled on wether to buy a new lathe at age 80, but I remembered my 90 year old neighbor. He painted his stucco house all by himself at that age, so I said to myself, "GO FOR IT"!


Lego Machine Automotive exterior Automotive wheel system Rectangle


Lathe with the extension attached!
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Sorry I missed this thread. Barb, your family and I have all been nurtured and grown in a great way just knowing you Buddy, and I don't mean that lightly. You are a master craftsman, engineer and friend. God Bless you and hold you in his loving arms for many years to come, I guess we need to get back on skype and catch up. Happy Birthday Dick, you aren't getting older, you are getting smarter, Kris says HB frome her too. love you, mike
 

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