Sunday, May 24, 2020

cut wood (circles)

With Rhonda's awesome 20-inch double parallel-link arm scroll saw, I cut three 14-inch circles from the 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch plywood. They came out way better than I had expected.

I was starting to plan the cuts for the ground plate when it started to rain.

Earlier today, talking with Tony H, I told him what I was working on. Asked a few questions.

He agreed with my approach of using solid wood for the inner reinforcements. He suggested pine or white wood, 1x2. That's what I had been thinking.

He strongly recommended that I water-seal all surfaces. Indeed. I had been thinking about a finish that mimicked modern Dobs with their melamine or laminate finishes. He suggested a good house exterior paint perhaps an eggshell matt. Then he said a paint-and-primer-in-one would save some effort. All applied a good quality non-foam mini-roller. Right-o.

Tony also agreed with me, that nylon furniture glides will work until I can get some virgin Teflon.


See the results after more cutting on 1 Jul '20.

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