Two weeks ago we went visiting. Our friends had a shaving horse and a drawknife. MotherOwl saw it, tried it, and fell in love. This is what we've been missing. Every time we do woodworking, we need one hand for the knife and at least two to hold the staff, bow, handle ... whatever we're working on.
|Hvor er den flot. -- What a beauty.|
Så da en flot en kan Uglemor nok ikke klare. Så der blev ledt på nettet ... og fundet en hest ved navn Champion.
The husband is a real woodworking wizard. MotherOwl has no hope of making such beautiful stuff. Some searching on the web revealed far too expensive shaving horses, or models requiring chain saws or other advanced gadgets until MotherOwl stumbled upon a Lumber horse called Champion.
We had some old pallets, one was enough, we figured out. We found the best one and set to work.
We used lots of tools; hammers, saws, pliers, a crowbar, a chisel and a carpenter's ruler. None were wounded, and even the Pirate could extract the old rusty nails with the crowbar.
We ended up with a heap of old rusty nails; this is a third of them ...
And nine boards. Only eight of them are here, as Marsupilami is still in full swing pulling out nails from the last one. After a much needed coffee break MotherOwl and the Owlets measured and sawed.
Finally time for a test run. This looks good. The back legs are on the bench.
Men så kom regnen (igen) og de udsavede stykker kom hen på nordsiden af huset i ly for regnen. Vi håber på tørvejr i den kommende uge.
Then the rain came (again) the sawn pieces were placed in the driest spot. We're hoping for a day or two without rain in the week to come.
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Næste afsnit bliver slibning, træbeskyttelse, samling og svingarm. Måske er det nok til to afsnit mere.
Upcoming: finishing, assembly, and swinging arm. Maybe that's enough for two parts mere.