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I'm changing my tune about my pin router

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I've changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I've had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I'm now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4" thick. now it's about 2 1/2 " thick



After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.



I'm planning on making a clock out of it.
Nice looking stump!
 

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I'm changing my tune about my pin router

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I've changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I've had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I'm now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4" thick. now it's about 2 1/2 " thick



After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.



I'm planning on making a clock out of it.
Don,
Welcome back,
It shouldn't be to heavy. When I make the cavity for the movement over size, & create a French cleat for more stability.
 

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I'm changing my tune about my pin router

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I've changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I've had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I'm now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4" thick. now it's about 2 1/2 " thick



After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.



I'm planning on making a clock out of it.
looking forward to the progress. cool way to flatten that.
 

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I'm changing my tune about my pin router

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I've changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I've had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I'm now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4" thick. now it's about 2 1/2 " thick



After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.



I'm planning on making a clock out of it.
when I saw your machine I thought " use it.. don't get rid of it!!" :)

and the wood looks like a maple leaf, to me.
 

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I'm changing my tune about my pin router

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I've changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I've had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I'm now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4" thick. now it's about 2 1/2 " thick



After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.



I'm planning on making a clock out of it.
Debbie
The machine is staying!!
 

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I'm changing my tune about my pin router

Remember yesterday, I was thinking about getting rid of that big old Stanley Pin Router. After looking at what it can be used for, I've changed my mind. I dug out this big chunk of Birch sawed from a stump. (A logger was kind enough to leave it there after cutting it.) In about 2 hours I flattened the thing out, pretty handy hey.
For all the years I've had this machine, my only thought of for using this was pin routing. I'm now going to make fence setup, so I can drill mortises with it.

This thing was cut at an angle, & was about 4" thick. now it's about 2 1/2 " thick



After some sanding, I gave it a coat of Linseed Oil, to see how it looks.



I'm planning on making a clock out of it.
Very good Dick, a new use for an old tool! I bet it will make a good mortiser as well.

Now you may have to build a sliding table for it, so you can put those bigger pieces on and move around with less work.

I see more wood chips in your future..
 

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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.
 

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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.
I like it. Did you make your router base plate?
 

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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.
Thanks, & yes I made the router base plate out of 1/4" plexiglass.
A 5/8" router guide fits in the center slot.
 

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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.
Dick, this is so creative. It's terrific! What's the rough diameter and how much do you think it weighs?
 

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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.
Hi Dick;
--yes, I really like this….!

Tis the rustic way of seeing time, that keeps my soul in tune, to the sound of my spirit singing, as I have heard the tick-tock of your beauti-full 'wood art'.

Your rustic inspirations are indeed creations at their best.
GODSPEED,
Frank
 

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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.
Thanks everyone,
I just added the dimensions in the story.
 

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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.
Thanks Dick. I went over to the other post where you are placing it on the wall. It gives a much better perspective as to diameter and weight (of course, I just noticed the ruler laying on the piece in this post, duh).

I think that makes an interesting point to all of us when we post project pics though. Adding a human dimension to the photo really explains a lot at-a-glance. Thanks again Dick.
 

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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.
Very nice Dick. I've got a big Leaf maple Burl that is over 36" in diam. I'm not sure what to make of it.
 

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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.
Karson, That sounds like a nice coffee table.
 

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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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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.
Mike,
On Thoreson project, I'm going over the plans in my head before I jump in.
 

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Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard.

I started on this shop building project shortly after I retired.

I'd like to show you what I've accomplished so far.

My garage measures 20 X 24 feet, & I wanted to partition out a shop area.
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In order to have a shop 8 feet wide, I had to resize my garage door from 12' to 9 '

Notice the car hiding under a warm blanket of snow.


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This is the floor plan. I don't get much garage space, but my car sits outside all of time anyhow.
Its used mainly for storage.



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I only had a 7' ceiling so I made a vaulted ceiling over the shop area.

I converted the 2×4 rafters to 2×10s by screwing 9 1/2" plywood gussets to 2×4s.

Taking advantage of the vaulted ceiling I added 3 small bubble skylights. I really love those skylights.
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Even with their small size, 16" x 16" they give a lot of natural light.

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Exterior, showing the skylights.


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I got this old natural gas furnace for $25, I have to shut it down when the outdoor temp gets over 50, because the pilot light makes it too warm. You may notice the 2" PVC pipe trap connected to the furnace. I blocked the indoor vents so it draws in combustion air from the outside
I hung it up high for added floor space.

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My shop has been in such an awful mess I decided to do some revamping for better tool storage.

I've had pegboard, but have never liked it very much, so I've been looking at whats called Slat wall paneling.

It's pretty expensive though, for a 4X8 sheet close to $200.
This is an example of the store bought panel.

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I came up with a poor mans way of doing it.
I made a slat wall out of this pine paneling, I had it in my wood supply.
I had paid $4 a pkg. that covers 14 sq. ft. I think you can get it for about $6 now.

I cut the tongue, & grooves of, & rounded the edge.

I ripped some to 1 1/8" wide furring strips, & this is how it turned out.
I painted the background green for a contrast.


Now I have a couple more walls to do, then I'll start hanging tools.
 

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Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard.

I started on this shop building project shortly after I retired.

I'd like to show you what I've accomplished so far.

My garage measures 20 X 24 feet, & I wanted to partition out a shop area.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In order to have a shop 8 feet wide, I had to resize my garage door from 12' to 9 '

Notice the car hiding under a warm blanket of snow.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is the floor plan. I don't get much garage space, but my car sits outside all of time anyhow.
Its used mainly for storage.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I only had a 7' ceiling so I made a vaulted ceiling over the shop area.

I converted the 2×4 rafters to 2×10s by screwing 9 1/2" plywood gussets to 2×4s.

Taking advantage of the vaulted ceiling I added 3 small bubble skylights. I really love those skylights.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Even with their small size, 16" x 16" they give a lot of natural light.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Exterior, showing the skylights.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I got this old natural gas furnace for $25, I have to shut it down when the outdoor temp gets over 50, because the pilot light makes it too warm. You may notice the 2" PVC pipe trap connected to the furnace. I blocked the indoor vents so it draws in combustion air from the outside
I hung it up high for added floor space.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
My shop has been in such an awful mess I decided to do some revamping for better tool storage.

I've had pegboard, but have never liked it very much, so I've been looking at whats called Slat wall paneling.

It's pretty expensive though, for a 4X8 sheet close to $200.
This is an example of the store bought panel.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I came up with a poor mans way of doing it.
I made a slat wall out of this pine paneling, I had it in my wood supply.
I had paid $4 a pkg. that covers 14 sq. ft. I think you can get it for about $6 now.

I cut the tongue, & grooves of, & rounded the edge.

I ripped some to 1 1/8" wide furring strips, & this is how it turned out.
I painted the background green for a contrast.


Now I have a couple more walls to do, then I'll start hanging tools.
Your poor mans slat wall looks much nicer than the real thing anyway.
 

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Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard.

I started on this shop building project shortly after I retired.

I'd like to show you what I've accomplished so far.

My garage measures 20 X 24 feet, & I wanted to partition out a shop area.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In order to have a shop 8 feet wide, I had to resize my garage door from 12' to 9 '

Notice the car hiding under a warm blanket of snow.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is the floor plan. I don't get much garage space, but my car sits outside all of time anyhow.
Its used mainly for storage.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I only had a 7' ceiling so I made a vaulted ceiling over the shop area.

I converted the 2×4 rafters to 2×10s by screwing 9 1/2" plywood gussets to 2×4s.

Taking advantage of the vaulted ceiling I added 3 small bubble skylights. I really love those skylights.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Even with their small size, 16" x 16" they give a lot of natural light.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Exterior, showing the skylights.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I got this old natural gas furnace for $25, I have to shut it down when the outdoor temp gets over 50, because the pilot light makes it too warm. You may notice the 2" PVC pipe trap connected to the furnace. I blocked the indoor vents so it draws in combustion air from the outside
I hung it up high for added floor space.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
My shop has been in such an awful mess I decided to do some revamping for better tool storage.

I've had pegboard, but have never liked it very much, so I've been looking at whats called Slat wall paneling.

It's pretty expensive though, for a 4X8 sheet close to $200.
This is an example of the store bought panel.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I came up with a poor mans way of doing it.
I made a slat wall out of this pine paneling, I had it in my wood supply.
I had paid $4 a pkg. that covers 14 sq. ft. I think you can get it for about $6 now.

I cut the tongue, & grooves of, & rounded the edge.

I ripped some to 1 1/8" wide furring strips, & this is how it turned out.
I painted the background green for a contrast.


Now I have a couple more walls to do, then I'll start hanging tools.
One great looking shop Dick. I guess soon you won't be "snowed under".
 
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