Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Two Cents

Thanks for all the great suggestions on the Centerline Challenge. I read them all and even took some influence from some of them.
 I think that the simplest and possibly most elegant suggestion was to keep the piece in the form and set the form on the bench and simply scribe a line using the bench as a reference. The only reason that I didn't adopt this method is that it only marks one side, and sometimes I need to mark the other. To which, I thought the idea of leaving a gap in the center of the form panels to allow a pencil was a great idea!

I also loved the notion of using a shadow line. While it may not apply here, I have a feeling that it will be used in my future.

On the wishful thinking front, I'd love a laser that could just burn in a line. As you will see, a great many of the suggestions hit on my solution. So here is my take,

Here are a few stills of the jig in action. I loved the comment that my solution would be elegant, but not so pretty, I guess you folks know my affinity for the grotesque.

Thanks again for all the brain power, I'll be tapping it again soon!


Wallis said...

Very ingenious. You must be from Georgia.

Peter Galbert said...

Yep, Georgia does it! Thanks for the response, I was beginning to think everyone thought it was nuts!

Peter Galbert said...

Thanks Pablo,
I dunno about genius, but I'm satisfied enough to move on to all the other problems on my list!

Fred Hubbard said...

Pete, Thanks for sharing not only your joy in the solution but your joy in the process of finding the it.

John said...

Creative indeed... I wish I was from Georgia :(.... Your ideas rock!

Molly said...

My husband loves old tools and woodwork - he has just finished making a green wood froe and came across your site by accident. We love this blog site. The chairs and stool you've made are superb.

Peter Galbert said...

thanks! I've always loved old tools, even long before I made my first chair. If you haven't already, you might try to find Eric Sloane's "Museum of Early American Tools", it's a favorite book,