Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Brain Melt 2014

Finishing up the  last task model in Bernd Kupper's book, The new Book on the ancient knowledge of Roof Framing, Pent roof with Pointed Dormer, it feels like a brain melt looking at all the geometric lines. Lots of techniques to remember, when I build this task model next week.




















3 comments:

  1. Hello Sim, I have a request: what tools are you using to cut your model pieces? Saws in particular, but if you use a pattern makers vise to hold work for seriously oblique and acute cuts I'd like the vise manufacturer. My favorite layout tool for model work is the Starrett 14D 2 1/2" double square. Thanks. Really dig your blog.

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    1. Robert, I'll have to get the Starrett 14D 2 1/2" double square. It looks interesting. I had a swivel base vise, but I couldn't find it for this last task model. So I just used a standard clamp. Yeah, I need to get a bigger swivel base vise or a bigger wooden vise that I could position the rafters at the correct angle. For the saws, I use the Dozuki dovetail saws. I have one that has 25 teeth per inch, but I just got another one a couple of days ago. It has a wider blade. I ordered it from HidaTools.com.
      Sim
      http://www.hidatool.com/woodworking/saws-for-woodworking/dozuki-dovetail-saws-for-cross-cut/gyokucho-371-dozuki-dovetail-saw-2-5-wide-240mm-9-5

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    2. I also ordered a few of the center finding rulers, and the 24" 45° and the 24" 30° squares from Fairgate.com. And a couple of Printer's L-Squares. I needed more layout tools with 32ths printed on the layout tool. I see the Starrette 14D has 64ths. That work probably work even better.
      Sim

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