At Sinking Valley Woodworks, we take on odd jobs from time to time. One of these odd jobs was some car parts for an old Bentley restoration. Wood was a much more common material in cars in that era.
This particular piece is what goes at the top of the windshield and connects to the roof. It has curves on all faces, and compound curves on most. The new part was made out of Ash, carved on a CNC router, and finished by hand.
Below is some before and after pictures.
Anna got to go for a ride the other day. She made it look good!
Here is a closeup of a 3D printed chess piece. We designed them in solidworks and printed them using a MakerBox Replicator 2 with PLA plastic. It’s on the chess board dining room table.
Here is the chess “board”
Here are the ceramic tiles going into the chess table before the bar top was applied:
Here are a couple of pictures of a recent Sinking Valley Woodworks project: a Brazilian Cherry Butcher Block Cutting Board.
It’s solid end-grain, glued up with Titebond Ultimate, and sanded down to 2000 grit. It simply has mineral oil – the gloss is from the wood itself.
What do you think?
Here is the finished product.
Notice how glossy the top is? That’s what happens when you take Brazilian Cherry end grain to 2000 sanding.
The swirls in the grain pattern were intentional. As the pieces were glued up, the grain was alternated creating a very neat final pattern.
Here is a closeup of the grain.
This is prior to any mineral oil being applied. Notice the reflection of the light that is 9′ above the surface.
I-Beam clamps. They are great.
We got two new kittens from Patches! (if you did not read the blog “Our Cats” or “Kittens” click on Patches for “Our Cats” and click Kittens for the blog on our Kittens.)
We named one Oreo, and the other is Hiccup. We picked the name Oreo because she is black on the ends and white in the middle like an Oreo. We picked the name Hiccup because he looks a lot like the dragon from the movie How To Train Your Dragon but acts like Hiccup in How To Train Your Dragon.
Oreo’s personality is:
- always wanting outdoors
- always attacking her sister
- running over and scratching my brother’s face at night
- more of a hunter
Hiccup’s personality is:
- more of a house cat than an outside cat
- defending against attacks from Oreo
- a protector
- not so much a hunter
Thats all for now!
There is a great article about Vertical Turning over at Okuma’s site.
I find this interesting because of the capabilities of the OKUMA MU500 5-Axis mill with turning capabilities. What an impressive machine:
We had a litter of five kittens three weeks ago:
Here they are – sleeping or nursing
We have two “named” so far. One is named P.J which stands for Patches Junior because she looked a lot like her mom (who is named Patches). The other is named Dozer because he is huge and pushes the other kittens out of the way to nurse.
Here is Dozer, P.J, and the others sleeping:
P.J. is on the top left and Dozer is the one closest to the camera (that looks like a tiger).
They all have their eyes open now, but unfortunately they were mostly sleeping when I took this picture:
What should we name the other three?