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Needless to say, I didn't get much shop time. I had to decompress a little and then I shut the lights out to go watch him.
I had checked on the camera status again at lunchtime and Amazon had 7 Red TG-5s for sale. I think it's going to be a wait and see for me. Amazon hasn't taken the money for the camera yet so I'll be checking my bank as my indication the camera is on it's way to me.
|frog is done|
|port side view|
|too small or too big|
I had to make a pit stop at Wally World to get a 9V battery for the smoke detector. While I was there I picked up a few other things but I forgot to get regular Coke for the son-in-law. I picked up some paint and artist brushes though.
|cheap bag artist brushes|
|just noticed this holiday|
|this is next|
|my current iron|
|5 1/2 takes a 2 1/4" wide iron|
US regulations state what percentage of peanuts must be in peanut butter?
answer - 90%
|not black anymore|
|it's wet and it's black|
|filed the frog|
|square from both sides|
|low spot by my finger|
|another low spot by my finger here too|
|this side touches top and bottom|
|I filed it|
|a couple of months later|
|thanx for the tip Bob|
What is a gimcrack?
answer - a showy object that has little or no value
|my vise and it's parts|
|funny looking washer|
|wing nut side|
|back jaw's hole|
|the old bolt|
|from Blacksmith Bolt & Rivet|
|new on the left and old on the right|
|found a chipbreaker|
|not Damascus steel|
|primer coat first|
|my steel wire brushes|
|clean before painting|
|my fancy spray booth|
|this isn't ready yet|
|I haven't finished sanding and smoothing the face first|
I didn't do anything with the bookcase and I probably won't until the weekend. I only have about an hour each weekday night and I don't want to run into a snag that will involve any length of time to resolve. I will pick up the bookcase again this weekend.
Who was Fred Ott?
answer - Thomas Edison filmed him sneezing in the first copyrighted film in history
Since I knew the back was sawn square, I used that to square up the carcass. I nailed one corner together and put the plywood back on and clamped it to draw up the sides and top/bottom tight. I nailed the back into the carcass and there was much joy to behold. I plan on doing the same for this bookcase except I won't have the advantage of using the Navy woodshop saw.
|kitchen spice and book shelf|
|the paper towel holder|
|tannic acid solution|
|sizing the the back|
|getting awfully close|
|wee bit out of square|
|less than a 32nd off|
|7 foot bar clamp|
|this is why I made the gizmos|
|big red to the rescue|
What is the only river that flows north and south of the equator?
answer - the Congo River crosses the equator twice
|glue up gizmo step 1|
|the only one of the four that was off|
|dry clamping the carcass|
|this I don't understand|
|the top is toast|
|one gizmo goes here|
|another goes on the opposite diagonal corner|
|a clamp connects the two gizmos|
|the gizmos are ready|
I think I find the perfect adhesive to hold these in place and then release without taking a chunk of wood with them. It's the picture hanging glue tabs. The ones that you stick one to the wall and one on the picture. To remove it, you just pull it off. I got this idea when I saw my wife hanging pictures up in the kitchen. I thought I would borrow some of hers but I don't know where she hid them. I'll have to make a pit stop to get some tomorrow.
|measured the carcass|
|I'll hand saw the plywood back|
What is on the flip side of the Susan B Anthony $1 coin?
answer - an eagle displayed over of a landscape of the moon
|planing the last insert flush|
|plug up coming|
|almost saw in off|
|thinning it - way too thick for the hole|
|fit is good on the left side|
|right side too|
|glued in place and planed flush|
|my new hand vise|
|maybe it's a 4" hand vise?|
|works great for holding parts|
|I thought it was a 1/4-20|
|screw pitch gauge was a dead end too|
I watched a You Tube video a few weeks ago where a Sargent #4 handplane was rehabbed. The restorer spray painted the entire bed and frog. After the paint dried, he scraped the paint off the areas that didn't need paint. Like the frog face and the seat for the frog on the plane body. I think the frog face is too large but the seat on the plane should be doable. I may try that too as it would be easier than trying to mask that area with tape.
|layout for round #2 of drilled holes|
|single point reference|
|far right hole|
|all the way to left|
|nice parallel lines of drilled holes|
What United State Capitol name means "sheltered harbor"?
answer - Honolulu Hawaii
I still don't have anything in print (audio neither) as to when this is coming form Olympus. I found out that the factory that makes the TG cameras was destroyed in an earthquake. Can't find anything on when or if it was rebuilt or the manufacturing was transferred elsewhere. Other than the one blurb on a camera forum saying the new TG was being in released in June, I haven't come across anything else.
|batting lead off|
|marked and then sawed to length|
|blue tape to the rescue|
Ran an errand after this thinking I would play with the bookcase when I got back. Turns out the road trip was a bust. I went to pick up my wife's genealogy certificate but it wasn't ready. The lady didn't have enough of one of the mats I picked out and she didn't have my phone number. She said she could have it done later today but I told her I would come back next saturday. I didn't want her rushing to complete it. When I got back home I decided to leave the bookcase clamped until tomorrow.
|it's hogging the bench until tomorrow|
|back to the #2|
|a couple of hours later|
|the left cheek wall|
|the right cheek wall|
|a big first|
|a hand clamp|
|fits in the hand|
What is an agalma?
answer - a cult statue
|bath over, parts rinsed and dried|
|got a rust bloom on this|
|the back is clean|
|the back of the iron|
I checked it out briefly but I didn't have time to see if they ship to the US. The seller is a company in England and the price is roughly $14 before S/H and the international conversion fees. Still, it's a reasonable cost for this. Now I don't have to worry about having a backup depending of course that I can buy one. I'll try that out on Saturday.
|lost a washer|
|this is puzzling|
|why I am puzzled|
I packed all the parts in a box and set this aside for now. I have way too many things going on at the same time. I need to get the bookcase done for my wife and I still have a few things left to do in the kitchen. I'll have to resolve the paint or no paint areas and doing the other things will give me time to think about them.
|bought some new scrapers|
|I don't read japanese|
|new 8000 (8K) polishing stone|
|new on the left existing on the right|
|new stone is 3" wide|
|the old stone|
|squaring up the last corner|
|very snug fit|
|bevel up jack|
I was able to plane without incident, with the LN low angle 102 block plane. I didn't want to plane an area 2" wide by 4 foot long with a block plane. I tired the Lee Valley bevel up jack with the mouth closed up fairly tight. This worked like a charm and didn't have any problems with the swirly grain as long as I planed through it at a skew.
The fit is a loose snug now after planing with the jack. I will cut out the four strips and if need be I will fuss the fit of the inserts in the groove with the LN 102.
What is something that is nugatory?
answer - of little or no consequence or importance
I have read a lot about Preston tools in passing and I do own one Preston tool. It's a wooden molding plane and it is the best one that I own. I decided to add the Preston Pattern (this is stamped on the handles) to my herd. I like chamfers on my projects and it should start earning it's keep right away.
|got it today|
|she's a pretty looking tool|
|fairly clean and rust free too|
|the lever cap|
|not much life left in this|
|had to to try it|
|two lever cap stories|
|not a lot of parts to this|
|bottom looks good|
|body is too long for my containers|
|not going to work|
|made a test groove to get the depth and the distance from the edge|
|depth is good but the distance needs some tweaking|
|out of practice|
|the insert stock|
|I'll have some planing to do|
What is an informal talk on a literary subject called?
answer - a causerie
After taking pics with the Sanyo I realized that this camera ws not taking even a half ass decent pic. I couldn't see myself taking pics with the Sanyo until I got the Olympus TG-5. So I went back to Wally World to get that $79 special camera only to find out that it was out of stock. $129.33 later I left with a different Canon Power Shot. But getting someone to wait on me took some time.
Just my luck that a lady was buying a, or I should say, trying out cell phones to buy. She had 6 of them on the counter and was running the salesperson nutty asking question after question. I spent a lot of quality time listening to her and the salesperson answering the same questions over and over again. Times 6 cell phone models.
|Missy is checking it out|
|been thinking about this today and why it failed|
|with one drill bit|
|Houston we have a problem (exaggerated)|
|Why did I move the spacer bit holder?|
|this why I moved it|
|it starts with my single reference point again|
|the dividers are batting next|
|everything will be referenced off of this first hole|
Started working on getting the opposite side holes drilled on the sides. But before I got to that I had to clean up a mountain of cardboard boxes my wife left by the back door. I'm guessing that she doesn't have the fine eye hand coordination required to use a sharp knife to cut up the boxes and put them in the shitcan. This detour took almost a half an hour to do which cut into my shop decompressing time.
|forgot to make this|
|6 trips from the bench to here|
|time to move the spacer to the left side|
|this has to go from here to the far left lines|
|step one is getting the distance from the fence|
|lightly clamped - no pressure at all|
|drill bit aligns with the hole on both sides of the jig|
|lining up the brad point bit on the line|
|set the distance between the bit.|
|something went south on me here|
|still south of where it should be|
I am not making new sides so I will have to think of something to fix this. The first thing that comes to mind is using metal shelf standards. That would mean making a pit stop at Lowes on the way home so I don't see that happening until saturday. I'll keep thinking on this and see if I can come up with something else.
Zax is the highest scoring word in the game of Scrabble. What is a Zax?
answer - a tool for cutting roof slates
The worms all escaped when I tried to play with the camera settings. Things rapidly went south here and I couldn't get back to the original camera settings. I took 3 videos before I realized that I had that function selected rather than pic taking. I think I finally got it but the pics I got aren't anywhere near what I was able to shoot with the canon.
|rethinking this area|
|went searching above the cabinets|
|pic number ?|
|more flash miseries shooting this end|
|gappy dovetails and holes left from the 1/8" grooving|
|another find and blast from the past|
|not bad for a first attempt|
|dutch molding plane|
|a gift from my wife|
|3 planes I made|
|decided to fix the box|
|foundvmy old eclipse guides hidden on the top of the cabinets|
|two 30 year old draw knives|
|A2 LN chisels|
|getting a shine on the #2 lever cap|
|working on the bookcase (landscape mode on the camera)|
|left side batting first|
|pin spacing jig|
|starting hole jig|
|line up the marks|
|one edge drilled on both sides|
Who was Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier?
answer - the Marquis de Lafayette, America's Revolutionary War Ally
|oh dark thirty quiet work|
|#2 lever cap|
|the pebbled look and feel|
|I scraped it|
|looks smoother now|
|I'll take the smooth feeling|
|flushed this end with the 4 1/2|
|round over changed|
|almost an 1/8" to flush on this end|
|marked the round overs|
|second round overs done|
|thought I had gotten lucky|
|I squared this up with a chisel|
|rasped it one last time|
|I'm not liking this new home|
|this is where I want it to live|
|the burnishers are in the way|
This was the last picture that I will ever take with the canon G12. It was working ok and I had hopes it would last until I got a new one but it wasn't to be. I had a mind fart sweeping off the bench and put the canon airborne. It said hello to Mr Concrete Floor so the last time. The LCD screen broke off and I chipped the lens and cracked the shutter. It was burnt toast for sure now.
|got some therapy in|
|knob drilling guide|
|right and left side|
|the handle guide|
|marked the center|
|forgot I had this|
|dead nuts 90°|
|I think I am finally mastering miters|
These last 3 pics were taken with my Sanyo and this last one was the fourth one I took. The first 3 had a flash and there was a big white circle in the middle of the pic obscuring the miter clamps and the joint line. So until I get my new camera, this is what I have to work with.
I checked around and no one has the TG-4 or the TG-5 for sale. I decided to go with the TG-5 not for the 4K capabilities but because the CMOS circuitry has been updated and improved. You can preorder but none of the sites say when it will be available. I find a forum on the TG cameras and it said it would be in june. The Olympus site doesn't say anything about when it will ship or be available. I'll preorder mine this payday and wait.
How much did the Apollo moon suits weigh?
answer - on earth 180 pounds, on the moon 30 lbs
So I have made a reversal on pic taking. I still want to learn photography about as much as I want to grow a third eye in the middle of forehead, but........I decided to learn or at least try and do better with the pics I snap. I usually do them on the fly and I'll admit that I don't put the same effort into them that I do on my woodworking. That will be change #1.
Change #2 is I will try to learn something about snapping pics. I have decided I am getting the TG Olympus camera, hopefully the TG-4. I have already looked into accessories filters for it. Bob told me what macro was and there is a macro filter for the TG camera. There is also 3 filter set for taking pics outside and another one for taking pics under fluorescent lights. This one I would probably use in my shop.
In the interim I am stuck with my ten year Sanyo (which is a 10MP not a 1MP) and my soon to be a paperweight Canon G12. I got it working after threatening to give it flying lessons but I don't know how long it is going to work. The LCD screen hinge is half broke and the CMOS circuit is acting up. The CMOS not dying is what will drive how long the G12 limps along.
|the back view and a bench reflection|
|my ten year old Sanyo|
|reversed myself here too|
|home for the new brush and shellac cabinet|
|to the left of the spokeshaves was spot #1 for the cabinet|
|the family jewels knocker|
|the brush and shellac cabinet wood|
|finding these sucked|
|one in back of the other looks better to me|
|the new screwdriver holder|
|another bad G12 CMOS acting up pic|
|scribed a line and planed down to it|
|made a shallow rabbet|
|planed the rabbet and the shoulder with the 10 1/2|
|another bad CMOS pic|
|notch in the corbel is the last step|
|something else to flush up once the glue up has set up|
|my first woodworking aid|
|finding a drill bit for the burnisher|
|did it this way for the screwdrivers too|
|this part is done|
|kind of worked|
|rounded over the corners|
|gluing up in stages|
I took a nap today. I gave up fighting to keep the peepers open and did the light leak test for 2 hours. Woke up refreshed so I may have to do this again.
Who was Goyahkla?
answer - the indian chief and medicine man, Geronimo
I want a camera that can survive a 3 foot fall off of my workbench. Well technically, 3 feet 1 1/8" depending upon where I measure it. Taking pics with the camera that just went south on me wasn't the problem. Having it fail the bounce test 3 times was. After this last lost to Mr. Concrete Floor I have been evaluating what I need and want in a new camera.
I asked Bob (the Valley Woodworker) because I know he collects cameras and he gave me a couple of good suggestions. Brian Eve said his Olympus TG-3 was a good shop camera. (I checked those specs and I was impressed with them) The TaDaMan left a link for KEH.com which looked pretty good but every camera I checked/wanted was out of stock. I need a replacement camera sooner than later.
So want do I think I need? A camera without a retractable lens system. The loser camera has a retractable lens system. No more needs to be said on that. Secondly, a camera that does not use AA or AAA batteries. Here I don't mind buying extra 'special' battery packs. I bought a AA charger and rechargeable batteries and I didn't like it. I gave that to my wife. Thirdly, I need a camera that can survive a fall without turning into a paperweight. And lastly, a camera that won't necessitate me remortgaging my house to buy.
So far the Olympus TG models meet 3 of the criteria I am looking for. The newest model is the TG-5 which will shoot 4K video which I don't care about or need. So I can scratch the 5 off the list. I can't find any 'aha' differences between the TG-3 or the TG-4 models. But both the TG-3 and the TG-4 are out of stock at every site I'm checking.. But strangely, some sites have the cost of the TG-3 more then the TG-4.
The Olympus TG-4 has a few capabilities which I know I'll never use (taking pics underwater) but it has one that makes it the leading contender. That one is the shock resistance from a 7 foot fall. Since my workbench is only about 3 feet tall, I would only be using 50% of it. What I don't like about it is the cost which so far is running over $400 on a lot of sites. I have the money saved up but those dollars are earmarked for the new workbench but I may have to divert those funds for this.
|checking for twist|
|the bit I used to waste the interior|
|looks like a standard forstner bit|
|I could have used my largest Stanley bit|
|this one leaves a large radius corner|
|it would not have worked Frank|
|just noticed this|
|this is next|
|the bottom had a hump|
|quick check to make sure I had no twist|
|gluing and screwing the hook on|
|no burn in logo just my initials and the date|
|hook is flush now|
|It's new home|
What is the layer between the the stratosphere and ionosphere?
answer - the mesosphere
|I can get two out of this|
|squaring the stone to the wood|
|drilling the waste|
|much quicker doing it this way first|
|2 inch bench chisel|
|top to bottom fit is good|
|side to side is off|
|I could tap it home|
|tonight I will figure these out|
|shavings and lots of them|
|I looked at this|
|fits, comes out and goes back in easily|
|the stone is proud|
|need a consistent depth|
|I can one but not the other|
|these will be hidden|
Henry the VIII had 7 children with his many wives. How many of them sat on the British throne?
answer - 3
The canon camera I have sucks in that I can't just replace the faulty lens. I not only have to replace the entire lens assembly but also the CMOS circuitry that makes the pics. The last time this happened it cost me $225. It is not something I want to shell out $$$ for again. Besides that, the last time I had it done the camera guy said parts were getting hard to find for it. I found the camera I started taking pics with when I started this blog 10 years ago. I'll use that until I figure out what to do next in the pic snapping department.
|so far it's working|
|working on the stone holder|
|bandsawed the wedge and squared it up|
|waste removal next|
|waste removed, router will get me to a consistent depth|
|wee bit too deep with the saw on this wall|
|side rabbets 4, me %%$#^^@@=&*( zero|
|same luck on the left side|
|disaster I forgot|
|the wedge is cocked|
|should have done it this way?|
|road test up coming|
|it is working on both|
|the wedge is cocking|
I don't know what I'm going to do with this holder. I could glue the wedge in place and start over but I'll revisit this tomorrow.
What is the oldest US Greek letter college society?
answer - Phi Beta Kappa established at the college of William and Mary in 1776
|I'm so happy with this I could wet myself|
|last rub down with 4-0 steel wool|
|got my two inch hake brush|
|the proposed home of said cabinet|
|1/2 x 6 x24 poplar|
|first piece of scrap white oak|
|found a bigger piece|
|squared a reference edge with my new 5 1/2|
|I'll use the off cut to make the wedges|
|this end will get a dado for the two wedges|
|sawed the two walls for the bottom dado|
|did pretty good this time|
|wee bit tight|
|using the 4 1/2 to thin it|
|fits snugly here but too tight on the near side|
|snug fit side to side|
|it is not rocking|
|the offending end|
|glued and cooking|
What does the word "amen" mean?
answer - so be it or let it be
|time to see if anything stuck together|
|same thing on this side|
|passed the tap test|
|trying it again|
For the rest of the week the frame and bookshelf will be sharing the #1 spot on the Workshop hit parade. I will slip in making a new stone holder sometime this week too. I've been thinking of something new with that.
|step one with the bookshelf|
|small card scraper on the long grain edges|
|gave the 4-0 a good workout|
|this looks good|
|I love the look of the back slats|
|my hake brushes|
|solid wood is my first choice|
What do J.C. Penny's initials stand for?
answer - James Cash
|took it apart to try and salvage it|
|part of a chinese oak stair tread|
|X marks the high corners|
|the other side isn't twisted|
|miter box saw|
|wasn't 100% successful with that|
|the spine bottom will ride on top of these|
|the arm's pivot circle|
|the table pivot point|
|the legs don't lie flat|
|they don't lay flat on all four points|
|made a Wally World run|
|the bottom of the spine|
|the one thing I checked off the A+ list|
I'm going to put a piece of metal in this pie shaped indentation to strengthen it. I don't want to rely solely on the epoxy holding this together.
|first step is to make a rubbing of the metal piece|
|step 2 - glue it to the donor|
|step 3 - file the outline|
|step 4 - the filing will guide the cutoff wheel|
|wee bit too fat|
|a little filing and checking batted next|
|pretty good fit|
|ready to epoxy in place|
|backside of the coarsest diamond stone|
|cooking until tomorrow|
|used it on this end|
|the real stuff|
|tried it on the long grain edge|
|against steel wool on the other long edge edge|
|results weren't any better on the poplar|
|the winner is the real stuff|
|four coats of 1 lb cut on the certificate frame|
|4 coats on the end tops too|
How many people have won the Grand Slam in golf?
answer - Bobby Jones did it 1930 (before the Masters) Tiger Woods held all four titles in a row but not in the same calendar year