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Interesting project, Theo...

like how your mind thinks...

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post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-25-2020, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting project, Theo...

like how your mind thinks...
Hehehe Later I'll post some of my cane handle designs, then see what you think.
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OK, caliper case about finished, just need to glue the last pieces together, then I will glue cloth around it, to act as a hinge, and will keep it closed with a rubber band. A bit crude actually, but nice proof of concept. If I can find the other caliper I will make some changes in how it is made, and it will look a lot better. Then if I decided to make any out of wood in the future, will know how to make a very precise master, and pump out as many as I want.

Damn. Can't load pictures. Tried several times, same way as I always to, and it tells me there is a missing security token. Never even heard of a security token before. I'll let it rest for awhile, then try again.

Did find enough denim cloth to cover the top of the solitaire board. Also fine a section of green felt, not sure, may run that somewhere on the solitaire board also. Now just need to figure out how I am going to cut the cloth, then glue it on.

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OK, I'll try today. With just one photo.
Well, that worked, wonder if it will work with the rest. If it does, you will have to wait for descriptions, got to leave

Stay tuned. Bye bye.
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OK, got them figured out. Pics in other post.
1. Caliper laying in cutout.
2. Same cutout, empty, showing cardboard to support shaft.
3. Flipped, showing caliper in from back.
4. First layer of the top, not glued down.
5. Second top layer, glued to first.
6. Last layer glued down.

Pictures below.
Gluing top together.
Cloth glued on bottom of bottom layer. This will be folded over the top also, which will form a hinge. A hinge after I figure out how to glue it to the edges of the cardboard, without the top and bottom getting glued together.

A bit crude, but hold the caliper nice and snug, so should be no damage if it gets dropped. When I find the other caliper its case should be much neater.

Now need to figure out how to cut the cloth covering for the solitaire bord, trim the edges that is. Found sufficient denim cloth for that. And once that is all done, and at the final thickness, can start putting together the inside of the box. Been sketching some thoughts on that, but they are subject to change.
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I got r done. It's not the prettiest thing I've ever made, but wasn't shooting for that. Great proof of concept, learning exercise, cheap, simple to make, does what I made it for, , Plus it is just for me, and as long as it works as it should, I am content. The top picture is the inside, the cloth is on for the cover, and hinge. Both the top and bottom are four layers each. The left part of the outlined top section is cut three layers deep. The right section is two layers deep. The bottom picture is the outside - the two rubber bands are just to keep it from shifting while the glue on the hinge portion sets, I now use just one to hold it closed. Caliper is written on it, so I will know what is in it, may make some similar ones for several other items, besides my other caliper when I find it.

Glue 3 or 4 pieces of cardboard together and you get a pretty solid piece. I'm going to experiment some more with cardboard. Besides, I keep getting cardboard, and hate to just toss it, so this will provide building material without using any of my wood. I'm not cheap, just kinda broke.

Almost forgot. Got some blue jean material glued to both the top sides of the solitaire board. Now just have to trim the overlap, decide just how much space I want to allow for it inside the sketch box, then to start laying out, and gluing, the inside sections.
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Got the solitaire board mostly finished now, at least to get the measurements and to start laying out its place in the sketch box. The two ncolors are apparently because one side is the inside of a pair of blue jeans, and the other seems to have come from a denim jacket (now my new vest) sleeve - not sure if it is the inside, or outside, of the sleeve. Had planned on using an Xacto knife to cut off the excess, but that didn't go well, so wound up cutting it all off with scissors, which worked well. Think my spiral notebook sketch pad will go in front of that, but after that will have to decide where all the rest will go. One picture open, one closed.
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Solitaire board about finished, will likely not leave the bottom unfinished, but can do that anytime. Need to make clip for it, but again, can do later. So, have now moved on to doing the inside of the box. Been working of spacers and such, will put some in when the glue sets, that is for the solitaire board,and sketch pad. Then it's on to the next pocket, and figure out what, where, and how. I used that method on the previous boxes, but want this one neater. Pictures later.

Will cover the top with leftover wraps. The rest of the outside will primed with gesso, which I will mix and apply after the top is on. Still not decided on what color it will be painted, but a solid color, and then deciding if I want to put some decorative paint - been learning a couple of new (to me) processes that should make some standout designs. I have about 4 maybe 5 processes I have been studying, but need some practice before I do it on the box Still need to decide on a carry strap too, but since I won't put it on until the rest is finished, no rush,
except for deciding what and how.

Told my kids today that I was thinking of getting a motorcycle for running to town, but because I though that if it tipped over for any reason, I wanted a side car on it for stability, to carry groceries, and because motorcycles with sidecars are rare. Then included the link to a video of off-road sidecar racing. Those guys were making jumps that looked at least 20 feet high. And, no, I do not want a motorcycle with a sidecar. I want a Cushman Eagle with a sidecar.
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Still proceeding, albeit a bit slower than I had expected. Made two spacers, to glue to the sides of the box, then rest the partition I guess you could say on them, with glue, so it could be glued in place. The spacers, or glue sticks more, would not cut accurately with the Xa,cto knife, needed to be sharpened. So, cut with scissors. Only half an inch wide, and came out crooked. So, pulled out a paper cutter, cheap, likely made in China, so I could make straight cuts, quickly, and easily. Did indeed cut straight, quickly, and easily. For about 6-8 inches, then it sort of just squashed thru the cardboard. I could cut all the way by slamming the cutter down, sometimes. Wound up making cuts half the length I wanted (9 in), and butting two together on each side. Cuts were quick and easy at 4 1/2". Made a spacer to set them in place where I wanted them, glued them, put in place, and worked great. The first picture is the spacer on the right, after the pieces were put in place, seen on the left. The second picture shows the partition, with glue, resting on them, until the glue sets. The space for the sketch book will go in similarly.
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Finished the sketch pad compartment. See picture. Funny, the front part looks a lot narrower in the photo then it actually is. Now need to decide where the holders for the extras will go, pencils, drink, cards, etc., will go, and how they will be made. But in the meantime can still mix up some gesso, and prime it, along with finishing the top to make it ready to glue on.

Using cardboard, it does come out a tad rude and crude, but even so, it looks loads better than the others I made, now those were crude. As a proof of concept project I think this one really looks great. Still undecided if I will just keep this one, after it is painted and properly decorated, or copy it in wood - mostly plywood.
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