Mantel Manometer

Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:38 am

Next I wanted to add the feet, which required removal of more stock. I 1st hogged out the bottom with the dato cutter.
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then routed in the cove cuts with the core box bit.
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And finally cleaned the edges with a deep 1/2" straight bit.
Ooops, I don't have a pic of that, but just fed it back and forth on the router table fence. (sorry)
Now, I've seen plans where people have made this clock housing, and cut a recess into the middle of the base top, (picture that :lol: ), and mortised the top into the base. And I planned on doing that. But because I've put more hours than I've wanted into this, I've decided to just screw and glue the top to the base. It's really not gunna have that much of a load on it, that it requires mortising. Would've been fun, but not today.
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:53 am

And lastly, today, it needed a relief hole for the supply tube, to line up with the top channel. I bored it out with a 3/4" wood bit in my cordless drill. And it even lines up! (Miracles will never cease.)
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So that's all for today folks. Next step, final sand and coat. Think I'll be rubbing in some tung oil. All in all, I guess it'll work. It has some machining and design flaws, and not sure if I'ld change them, if I made another, or had to do it over. One thing that kinda bugs me is this. Maybe you fine people can help me with this "opinion".
In the photo below, the pencil points to an area that I'm not thrilled with. It's where the top edge, meets the base. The top is rounded over, and the base has a sharp line on the edges. Should I round out the line on the bottom corners, or leave it as is. To me, it looks like a square peg, in a round hole. Maybe it's just me being stupid. ;) (Now that I see my machining error in the cove cut depths, I think I'll be rounding it over, so the error won't be so noticeable. (This is between me and you. Don't tell anyone. :shh: )
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:17 am

Nicely done!
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:23 am

Nice project - looks great!

I have to agree that I would round it over!
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:54 pm

I vote for leaving it as it is.
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:39 pm

Haven't dropped the ball on this piece. Just been using the manometer in its naked unfinished shell, while the weather is cold. Once we warm up again, I'll pull it apart, final sand, coat it with tung oil, and post some pics. They say the tung oil takes a full day to dry, and I'll probably use more than one coat. Want to make that stripe as "invisible" as possible.
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:11 pm

It looks great joe! My projects cause me to second guess issues no one else notices...nature of the craftsman my friend.

...when i finish will tung oil I like to brush the piece with water, let dry and sand off the hairs that rise. I repeat this until no more "hair" rises off the wood. Bowling Alley wax is a good top coat also ;)
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Re: Mantel Manometer

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:55 am

Thanks for the tip Mike. The entire top curved edges of the housing are mostly end grain, and I'm worried about how the sealer will take. Time will tell.
My twin girls have their 21st birthday party today, at the in-laws, so I won't be playing around the house much this afternoon.
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