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Offline Jo

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2019, 12:35:11 PM »
Chocolate ...... ????  

There is good and not so good Chocolate, it all depends on the Cocoa proof and if it is disguised as a Truffle :LickLips:


25mm would also do, it currently has four bits of 19mm chromed ERW stuff.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2019, 09:39:39 PM »
You are welcome Mike, based on when I did them I laid the pattern out by hand  ::)

I recall someone else had one I did with a lorry on it and there was two of those as well  ;)

Jo

Quite right, Jo. Another one of your masterpieces!







I am pleased to say that we took the beast on the road to a show for the very first time last weekend and all went well. A long time since you scraped the chassis and found the original paint!

Steve  :)


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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2019, 07:55:07 AM »
It survived all these years  :o Pleased to hear the Thorny is getting out and about to shows. It looks like she won't fit in your garage either  :lolb:

Jo

P.S. Looking forward to more progress on the Merc  ;)
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2019, 03:06:25 PM »
As we are now officially out of summer it is time to dust off my X stitch equipment for use in the dining room 

Earlier in the year you may recall I decided to raise my floor stand so that I did not get an aching back. During the summer I have been using standard rectangular frames rather than my nice big floor frame while I have been doing my X stitch in the Conservatory. This other floor standing frame is supposed to clamp around the actual work  :hellno: But I have been using it clamped on the side of the frames which is ok...… but now I am back in the dining room and the dining chairs are a different height so that no longer works.

So I decided to look for a table frame. Lets be polite: the commercially available ones are not very good, even the expensive ones  :disappointed: So time to apply my mind to a model engineers alternative (to making the 48 7BA steam chest studs I should have been making  ::) ). The criteria is:

  • The work must be held at a good height securely.
  • It should be possible to get my hands one on each side of the work without clouting the table or having to twist anything at odd angles to achieve it
  • It should be easy to get at the back of the work for tying off
  • It must not damage the table while clamping or in use  :hellno:
  • It should be made in wood to match the rest of my embroidery kit :ThumbsDown:
  • it should fit the standard commercial frames, all sizes without modification

The bottoms of those table legs I used last year for the extensions to my floor frame were found and Tgs kindly converted them into a pair of giant table clamps. An old partial embroidery frame donated the ends of its arms where it had a series of holes... Six matching M6 knobs were found so that dictated the coach bolts to use. A 12.7mm diameter spacer was made to go through the standard holes in the frame that are used to tension the work and I am pleased to say it all came together. I am calling that success  :)

Jo
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2019, 03:11:01 PM »
My Mum's Sister would have loved one of those setups.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2019, 03:20:52 PM »
Hello Jo.

A fine piece of 'end user' design, cleverly thought out and nicely executed in that alien material, wood

Mike
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2019, 03:26:33 PM »
You've definitely invented a "better mouse trap" Jo. Well done.  :ThumbsUp:

You've definitely found your calling working with wood!  :lolb: :ROFL:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2019, 03:55:58 PM »
Thanks Guys, as they say simple designs are often the best. I have just tried it with the longest basic frame I own and it works with that just as well  :cartwheel:

Jo
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2019, 08:43:06 PM »
Beautiful work!
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2019, 09:28:56 PM »
Thank you George  :)

Jo
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2019, 09:41:05 PM »
There would appear to be no end to the lady's talent's

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2019, 09:51:56 PM »
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There would appear to be no end to the lady's talent's

No apparently not - though I'm a bit worried about the world view / orientation in Her beautiful art, as more than half of it is upside down  ;)  - you haven't got the "wrong" mushrooms in your last salad Jo   :LittleDevil:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2019, 11:01:11 PM »
Slick job, Jo!  Now you just need to commercialize it and sell a few hundred at a tidy profit...

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2019, 07:36:10 AM »
Looks good Jo!

Looks like you could hit the weekend feats & make a pound or two for further casting purchases with those!

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2019, 07:45:24 AM »
Thanks Guys,

Like making model engines you won't get rich doing embroidery or X stitch  :disappointed: Doing them is still a hobby for a Lady of leisure  ;)

Jo
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