Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More plywood seats

Carved up two seats tonight. I have four lined up for tomorrow so far. With my brief window of opportunity tonight, I decided to work on the plywood seats a little. Basically I got the cutting and shaping out of the way. The next time I get to work on them, I'll drill holes for the plastic bumpers and hinges. Then stain and poly the seat and underside of the lid. this is taking a little longer than I had first imagined, but doing things in stages like this seems to drag it out. I decided to take another stab at adding a short video to the mix. One of me cutting the seats from the plywood with a reciprocating saw video( Black and Decker! YEAH! Can't wait till I get my band saw!) And one of me routing the edges. videoMy camera assistant was not in the mood to deal with the huge amount of dust and chips the routing table produced, so the video is short. But you should get the idea. I had to do my own taping with the Saw, which is not the safest or smartest way to do things. After trimming them flush, I rounded over the corners. A small note on the short vids. One: long videos are boring and I find people talking are kinda distracting. ( exception, Wood Whisperer) Two: Blogger takes along time to upload one even as short as a 15 second one. I'll have to work on editing some longer ones in the future. (Music is much nicer on the ears than the roar of the tools) A small note on the router table. In case you can't see it, the seat is attached to a jig I cut for it. I put handy dandy handles on the top so I would have something to hold on to and keep my hands safe and clear. The router table scares the hell out of me! I give it the utmost respect! There is no attaching a severed appendage ( think finger) after a router bites ya! ( think blender)

4 comments:

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Ethan,

You are doing a pretty damn good job there bro.

I my neck of the woods, we call them Jig Saws lol.

Keep up the good work. Them seats look really Nice.

Handi

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Ethan,

Almost forgot.

Start you an Account on Youtube if you haven't, and upload all of your Videos there.

This can be your video library storage place.

It is for videos after all. This is where I will be posting my videos also once I start making some.

And Blogger has a 1g Limit space for pictures and videos.

Handi

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Jimmy, My dad used to call them "saber saws" I called them that for a long time till I started watching the woodworking channel. I didn't want to call it a scroll saw, but yeah jigsaw sounds like the proper name.. Funny how difficult it is to "unlearn" a term for something.

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...

Ethan,

Yes it is very much so hard to go to something else once you used to call it one think for many years.

Wanted to ask you, Hows the Feedburner working out for you? Noticed you had a Feedburner Watcher/Counter/Listener added. it's at 0, but you will get the # Up there quicker then you think, I just reached 10 Listeners.

And if you have Excel, you can download the reports of how many visit and hit your site and all, it's great!

Handi

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