The two Adirondack chairs rolled off of the assembly line this weekend and are ready for paint. My wife is going to take care of that part of the job…a shade of blue.
Its time to clean up the shop and get to the next project. This week I hope to produce enough of the garden railroad trackbed in the shop that my son and I can begin laying it over the upcoming weekend in the yard. Constuction of the track bed should go pretty fast with the jig that I made before doing the chairs.
Additionally, I am once again looking to work on my experimental “design” for a twist-milling jig for the lathe that I attempt a few months ago with limited success. The prototype that I made had way too much wiggle in the router to make clean cuts. I am going to disassemble the prototype #1 and try to make a second prototype that is based on John Kleinbauer’s CNC design for the lathe called a “wood turtle.” I’m not sure if I am going to go the full “CNC” route as John does, or stick with the modified manual design like prototype #1 (who am I kidding, I want to play with the CNC!) This is a low priority project that is really just for fun. I bought John’s plan over the internet and they look good. I might not get to it for a while.
For now, the shop’s main projects are:
1. garden railroad trackbed
2. two Greene & Greene desks
3. modified Wood Turtle