CNC Chevalet #5: Whose idea was this? And more irony...

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Blog entry by zombolina posted 03-16-2013 08:05 PM 1369 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Gluefest, a.k.a. Never Enough Clamps Part 5 of CNC Chevalet series Part 6: Measure twice, cut...twice? The Bride of Frankenstien »

All of the pieces are glued up! Drilling the dowel holes to keep things lined up while clamping was more of a job than it should have been with my tiny drill press!:

So that’s another bit of irony…we have a 4’x8’ CNC router, but a tiny ancient drill press :-)

But look! I found a center column for a chevalet at Home Depot!

Just kidding. Turns out that glue doesn’t stick to the plastic that you wrap the clamping wood with, but the ink from the bag does :-).

Here are some of the big pieces that are cleaned up. Just waiting to unclapmp the two seat supports so I can put the bench together. The fun begins!

PS Anyone know why photos come in horizontally, even when they are vertical on my computer?

-- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 08:41 PM

More interesting and more ironic every post.
Are you going to hammer veneer it to look like it’s made of …..... ummm …. solid tulipwood or maybe rosewood?
Here’s a trick if you do and any corners don’t stick down the first time ….. You can re-soften the hide glue and re-set it with a household iron.
Now that would be ironic. (sorry) :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 08:56 PM

Some cameras and some software are ‘smart’ and the photo ends up being displayed on your computer as you want to see it, even though in the 1’s and 0’s the file is written with it ‘horizontally’.
That’s assuming you took the photos with the camera in portrait.
There’s probably a setting in whatever specific software you’re using to view / edit the photos. Or use a less ‘smart’ program to open the files and rotate them as necessary.

-- Never is longer than forever.

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 04:59 AM

Sally, great progress…keep going…it took me a month to get to this point so you are ahead of the game.

As suggested above, make sure you save the picture files you have edited and then upload the saved files…they should then be oriented correctly.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 05:35 AM

Your doing great, it took me two month to build mine.

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#5 posted 05-12-2013 12:11 PM

If your using a digital camera that has no self righting balance/positioning sensor it will think all pictures are level, so you have to adjust at source and save before posting.

A little tip I was given by an old timer, was to use a small paint roller to apply the glue very thinly so there is very little run out, it also helps to stop what we call glue creep, the timber sliding towards the path of least resistance if things at clamped more one side than the other.



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