Model Engine Maker

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Title: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 21, 2019, 07:41:47 PM
...but something I do on a cold winter's night when I don't feel up to playing in the workshop  :)

 I think I'll do the beetroot eater one next   :thinking:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Roger B on January 21, 2019, 07:44:31 PM
Wonderful  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: crueby on January 21, 2019, 08:14:39 PM
Wonderful detail!  Have a pattern for shop elves at work? Or shop gnomes stealing parts?!
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: gbritnell on January 21, 2019, 08:18:02 PM
Beautiful work!
Gbritnell
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Mike OConnor on January 21, 2019, 08:28:45 PM
Hello Dr. Jo,

You are a very talented individual. Beautiful work! Always look forward to seeing your posts. I have the Stuart Turner No.1 and Wall Wizard casting kits aging in the cupboard. Thanks for documenting your work. Hope to do the same shortly if life ever slows down a bit.

Kind regards,
Mike
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: scc on January 21, 2019, 08:34:29 PM
Lovely work Jo,    I have shown my wife, who has had a lifetime in textiles, but cannot decide from the pics if it is cross stitch or embroidery.
Regards         Terry
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 21, 2019, 08:46:30 PM
Thanks Guys  :)

Terry: tell your good lady that it is single strand embroidery thread cross stitch on 36 count linen. Yes I do have to use a magnifier to be able to see it  :-\

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: MJM460 on January 21, 2019, 09:23:22 PM
Beautiful work Jo, and my wife admired it too.

Great to see something of the other interests of other forum members.  Most of us have a range of interests, and an appreciation of excellence in areas outside our primary focus.  Thanks for posting it.

MJM460

Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Vixen on January 21, 2019, 09:51:20 PM
Well, it's not 36 count silk cross stitch, just course wool.

(http://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10013/P1070314.JPG)

                                       A wet dawn at Le Mans. still 10 hours of racing to go.


Stitched by my wife, Sonia, at the trackside a few years ago.

Mike
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: kev on January 21, 2019, 10:01:22 PM
Nice, my mum got me into cross stitch years ago, its a great way to spend a winters evening, I dont like to be idle but 7 or 8 hours in the workshop and im flagging nowadays
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: MJM460 on January 21, 2019, 10:27:39 PM
Hi Vixen, please tell Sonia that is beautiful.

What a constructive way to join in what might not be her preferred way of spending a wetdawn.  And nothing wrong with wool, “Wool is warmer” they say.

MJM460
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: b.lindsey on January 21, 2019, 10:59:40 PM
Very nice Jo. I used to enjoy counted cross stitch, the finer linen the better. Eyes just can't do it these days though I guess I could with a magnifier hood, just too many other things keeping me busy these days, even in retirement.

Bill
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Kim on January 21, 2019, 11:20:51 PM
Beautiful work, Jo!
Kim
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: steamer on January 22, 2019, 12:13:32 AM
Yes!   Beautifully done!   My daughter the artist will love looking at these!

Dave
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: zeeprogrammer on January 22, 2019, 12:26:48 AM
That's beautiful Jo. And it reminds me of a relative I'm very fond of (or was...she's gone now).
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Dave Otto on January 22, 2019, 12:40:02 AM
Beautiful work Jo!

Dave
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Art K on January 22, 2019, 01:20:37 AM
Jo,
That's some beautiful work there. Also reminds me of my dear departed mom. Including cross stitch, embroidery and quilting. Its a gift, I can make an engine but all I can do with a thread and needle is to reattach a button.
Art
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 22, 2019, 08:03:05 AM
Thanks Guys.

I have just set up to do the next one the family of deer or as I call them: my beetroot eaters  :Mad:

If your partners (or you yourself  :) ) do embroidery or cross stitch you will know that it takes a lot of preparation before the machining stitching can start: There is the preparation of the material by over stitching the edges, then finding and marking the centre, mounting squarely on the jig. Nothing is as simple as it first seems.. the working surface are wound onto the jig so that they are protected (and it means any dropped needles are caught   ;) ) and all unused/worked surfaces have to be carefully protected from dirt.

Preparing to do this is a bit like preparing to make a model engine. The main difference is one must always wash, wash and then wash ones hands again (especially if you have just come in from the workshop  :embarassed: ) before starting.

For now it must be workshop time  :cartwheel:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 22, 2019, 08:10:51 AM
I like Sonia's the Le Mans X stitch Mike, I can appreciated how much she would have enjoyed doing that sitting listening to the roar of the cars going by 8)

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Stuart on January 22, 2019, 12:34:26 PM
Beautiful work there Jo

Linda does water colours and some tapestry work, with a dash of encaustic work thrown in

Her comment was the embroidery work is superb

You can give the pencils out in class tomorrow  :Jester:

Stuart & Linda my SWMBO. For 52 years this August


Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 22, 2019, 05:43:51 PM
Thanks Stuart & Linda  ;) I had to look up encaustic it was a new one on me.

There seems to be a lot of things to do once retired. On a Monday I go walking with a group in the village and they have been telling me about the huge number of activities, artistic endeavours etc that are locally available. It is beyond me how any of us ever had time for work  :hellno: .

I have to be careful they have already nabbed my Monday & Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoon with non model making activities :facepalm: .... I really could do with at least 8 days in a week to allow for a bit of gardening and the necessary playing in the workshop time :thinking:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Robert Hornby on January 22, 2019, 08:50:24 PM
And let's not forget that retirees don't get weekends off AND no holidays.  :ROFL: :ROFL: :lolb: :lolb: :cartwheel: :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: crueby on January 22, 2019, 08:53:47 PM
And let's not forget that retirees don't get weekends off AND no holidays.  :ROFL: :ROFL: :lolb: :lolb: :cartwheel: :cartwheel:
I go by the assumption that EVERY day is a holiday weekend day!   :Lol:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Steamer5 on January 22, 2019, 11:22:18 PM
Hi Jo,
 Very very nice! SWMBO also gives it :ThumbsUp:

You won’t to be careful with all these extra curricular activities....... you may won’t to go back to you know we’re for a rest!

I do like the hi tech extensions on the frame you are using.

Cheers Kerrin
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 23, 2019, 08:12:46 AM
Thanks Kerrin,

I do like the hi tech extensions on the frame you are using.

:embarassed:

I would prefer something  made in the brown stuff but  :paranoia:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Stuart on January 23, 2019, 08:32:04 AM
Jo

Linda has a question for you

Are these your own design ? Or are they published overlays or transfers

Stuart
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 23, 2019, 08:48:55 AM
Morning Linda ( & Stuart), these are commercial designs by a Dutch designer - Thea Gouverneur. I find most cross stitch kits a bit too quick to do  :facepalm: Some are fast but fun like my Pooh cushions.

Some of the ladies on a Friday do Xstitch kits that are transfers but these are just find the centre and count the stitches out as you do them on the patterns. If you go wrong it doesn't work  :hellno:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Stuart on January 23, 2019, 09:48:14 AM
Hello Jo

This is Linda Thanks for the info they are lovely.I love the cushions, I love Winnie The Pooh.

Linda

Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Admiral_dk on January 23, 2019, 11:35:32 AM
It is not the first time you post needlework here, as far as I remember ….  :thinking:

Nice work Jo  :praise2: and I can see that the patterns looks like the ones I remember my Grand Mothers using - is the notation an International standard ?
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: kvom on January 23, 2019, 12:34:39 PM
For me cross stitch would be a lot harder than machining.  Very impressed.
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: GordonL on January 23, 2019, 12:47:23 PM
I don't think that I could get my hands clean enough to do that. My hands are in mourning, always edged in black.
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 23, 2019, 01:09:40 PM
Thanks Guys  :)

It is not the first time you post needlework here, as far as I remember ….  :thinking:

Yes I have posted them before but I have only just finished the one of the tree rat so I thought that I would show the other two in the set - I have another two to go (Deer family and Duck family & Heron). Once I have finished the set I will look to have frames done and then they can go in my bedroom  :-X

The use of squares with some sort of indication of colour is standard but there are thousands of different colours so every kit uses a different set of symbols. The hardest part is making sure that the crosses all go the right way: doing bottom left to top right puts that thread on the bottom, then bottom right to top left puts that thread over the first.. if you swap over  :Doh: You I can see it  :ShakeHead:

Back to the workshop time  ;)

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: b.lindsey on January 23, 2019, 02:05:21 PM
Back when I was doing this I had looked into various programs that will convert pictures into cross stitch patterns similar to: http://www.pcstitch.com/#

I never pursued this but it is interesting from the viewpoint that things near and dear to us (engines, locos, even venues like old buildings housing pumping engines) could be converted into usable patterns.

Bill
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 23, 2019, 02:44:53 PM
Thanks Bill,

Many years ago I had something similar but no idea what happened to it  :noidea: when I run out of kits to make I will have to buy  :o another copy.

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Vixen on January 23, 2019, 03:07:56 PM
Hello Jo

That must have been the same program you used to digitise a photo of my Fowler ploughing engine, when you knitted me this sweeter. Must have been almost thirty years ago.

(http://lister-engine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10013/P1070317.JPG)

How time flies

Mike
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 23, 2019, 03:11:00 PM
 :embarassed:

I had one of those  :headscratch:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Vixen on January 23, 2019, 03:17:56 PM
Clever you for making two.

The one you gave me lasted for many years until it finally wore out.

A belated thank you

Mike
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on January 23, 2019, 03:34:59 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
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Flyboy Jim on January 23, 2019, 04:00:16 PM
Very lovely Jo.  :ThumbsUp: You're like Chris and have figured out the secret to having more hours in the day than the rest of us.  ;)

My mother did what she called "counted cross stitch" which looks like what you're doing. After she passed away, I found a suitcase completely full of pieces she'd done. We have a bunch of them framed and on our walls. Wonderful keepsakes!

Years ago I did a needlepoint that I found quite enjoyable. It's not surprising that "machinist types" enjoy this kind of work .....what with the precision and logic involved.

Jim
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: b.lindsey on January 23, 2019, 04:07:30 PM
Jim, I did some of that too many years ago, but it seems to fall out of favor as cross stitch became more popular. I had designed and done a petit point (needlepoint on a finer gage) oriental rug which I put away and finally gave to my granddaughter as an area rug for the dollhouse I did for her a few years back. I think you are right, the vastly different hobbies still have commonalities for us machinist types.

Bill
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Flyboy Jim on January 23, 2019, 04:19:06 PM
Jim, I did some of that too many years ago, but it seems to fall out of favor as cross stitch became more popular. I had designed and done a petit point (needlepoint on a finer gage) oriental rug which I put away and finally gave to my granddaughter as an area rug for the dollhouse I did for her a few years back. I think you are right, the vastly different hobbies still have commonalities for us machinist types.

Bill

Makes me think about the "latch hook rug" era back in the seventies. Every shopping mall seemed to have 2 or 3 Latch Hook stores.

Jim
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: b.lindsey on January 23, 2019, 05:24:48 PM
Yeah and remember record stores??  :ROFL:

Bill
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: crueby on January 23, 2019, 05:32:20 PM
Yeah and remember record stores??  :ROFL:

Bill
Thats where Guinness sold their world records!   :Lol:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on April 07, 2019, 11:09:33 AM
I kept looking at my embroidery stand extensions   :facepalm2: This morning I realised (as the plastic had become brittle ) that I must have been using them for over 10 years like that  :-X

So this morning I took the plunge  :toilet_claw: and got out some brown stuff    :paranoia: I am not sure about the height yet so I have left the joining studs long and I hope to find some bits of 30mm chromed tube about 250mm long to replace those 19mm bits of tube.

Brown stuff    :-[

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Bluechip on April 07, 2019, 12:17:43 PM


 I hope to find some bits of 30mm chromed tube about 250mm long to replace those 19mm bits of tube.

Brown stuff    :-[          Chocolate ...... ????  

Jo

Hope 30mm is to size and 25mm won't do .. Just come back from the tip .... dumped two ( similar ) of these:

https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-round-wardrobe-rail-polished-chrome-1219-x-25mm/2370v

Didn't think they were much good  ERW tube ..  :noidea:

Together with a heap of those weird 6mm belts & pulleys ...  :headscratch:

Dave

Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo 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.

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Old Bill 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!

(https://i.postimg.cc/RFG3jYT1/DSCN8395.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/NFMyYxN3/DSCN8396.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/hjKzZnVP/DSCN6362c.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

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  :)

Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo 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  ;)
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo 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 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
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: mike mott on October 01, 2019, 03:11:01 PM
My Mum's Sister would have loved one of those setups.

Mike
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Vixen 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
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Flyboy Jim 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:

Jim
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo 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
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: gbritnell on October 01, 2019, 08:43:06 PM
Beautiful work!
gbritnell
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 01, 2019, 09:28:56 PM
Thank you George  :)

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Twizseven on October 01, 2019, 09:41:05 PM
There would appear to be no end to the lady's talent's

Colin
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Admiral_dk on October 01, 2019, 09:51:56 PM
Quote
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:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: bent 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...
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Steamer5 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!

Cheers Kerrin
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo 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
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Steamer5 on October 02, 2019, 07:49:23 AM
Oh that’s right rub it in!  :lolb: :lolb:

Still enjoying retirement, wondering how you fitted work in then ?

Cheers Kerrin
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 02, 2019, 09:05:40 AM
Retirement is horrible Kerrin: You can't imagine the challenges  :-\ Work gives you structure to your life, each day you have to get up in the morning, sit in traffic jams, you attend pointless meetings (where people have to be seen to score points off each other  :disappointed: ), sometimes you actually achieve something  :headscratch: before having another opportunity to sit in a traffic jam for hours polluting the environment and getting home knackered being thankful for the choice in instant nuc-able meals to provide dinner.


In retirement I have forced myself to still have my alarm go off at 5:30 in the morning so I have time to plan my day and everything I want to achieve. But the list is always longer than what I actually achieve  :( I still attend the odd meeting but we now discuss the changes to the seasons, the plants/ wildlife and other important village matters that need disseminating  :-X The best thing is that there is no longer any "competition" in these meetings: they are not about trying to be seen as being the best but all to do with mutual help and encouragement.  8) The worst bit is knowing that you no longer have any reason to save: all your life you save up for retirement. Once you are there you have to spend the money in your remaining time or the tax man will get it   :paranoia:


Can't sit around all day any more on the forum. In fact I need to head off shortly to my Tai Chi class  :cartwheel: Then I need to rush back in Minx to make those studs and a bit of gardening. Maybe I should get some groceries while I am out so I don't have to waste time later in the week. If I do I can cook myself something really nice for dinner before doing a bit more X stitch..... I must have forgotten something I need to do .. I never have any spare time in retirement  :disappointed:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: b.lindsey on October 02, 2019, 01:16:55 PM
Well done Jo. Functional as well as very nice looking. Have you had any orders from X stitch friends for ones of their own?

Bill
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 02, 2019, 02:54:54 PM
Have you had any orders from X stitch friends for ones of their own?

I am trying to avoid showing them Bill. I've run out of the brown stuff I made it out of and one tries to avoid working in that stuff if at all possible  :paranoia:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: crueby on October 02, 2019, 03:15:05 PM
Have you had any orders from X stitch friends for ones of their own?

I am trying to avoid showing them Bill. I've run out of the brown stuff I made it out of and one tries to avoid working in that stuff if at all possible  :paranoia:

Jo
I've got lots up in the shop, can send you a carton...   :LittleDevil:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 02, 2019, 03:20:57 PM
I've got lots up in the shop, can send you a carton...   :LittleDevil:

Yes please  :mischief:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 11, 2019, 04:27:09 PM
I took my new sewing table stand to the Sewing Bee this afternoon and of the 10 of us attending only one didn't want me to make her one  :facepalm:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: bent on October 11, 2019, 04:44:30 PM
Tell them you'll give their hubbys a copy of your drawings?
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 11, 2019, 05:05:20 PM
You are jumping to the conclusion that their Hubbies are capable of a bit of basic DIY  ::)

The only one that did think her husband was capable didn't think she wanted to wait as long as it would take him to getting round to making it  :disappointed:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Flyboy Jim on October 11, 2019, 06:02:46 PM
You are jumping to the conclusion that their Hubbies are capable of a bit of basic DIY  ::)

The only one that did think her husband was capable didn't think she wanted to wait as long as it would take him to getting round to making it  :disappointed:

Jo

So are you going into production soon Jo?  :naughty:  :mischief:

Jim

Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 11, 2019, 06:29:43 PM
So are you going into production soon Jo?  :naughty:  :mischief:

I had an excuse: I had no more of the brown stuff.... then one of my "customers" mentioned she helps out in the local joinery  :toilet_claw:

I am hoping she forgets   ::)

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: bent on October 14, 2019, 04:45:35 PM
Get a local scout troop to help you?

Or.... :mischief:...

1. hire a crack team of machinists located across the globe to complete various bits and pieces...
2. get said team to convince their SO's to take holiday trips to lovely old England (and packaging all their bits into the large trunk they are checking thru to Heathrow)...
3. get some local scout troops to help in the assembly process
4. deliver
...
profit!

You didn't say what you'd be charging the sewing circle members?
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on October 14, 2019, 06:06:01 PM

profit!

You didn't say what you'd be charging the sewing circle members?

What is it with everyone?  The sewing girls first thought was I could make money out of my design as well. As I told them "I don't need any more money, I have to spend what I already have first I don't want more problems  :facepalm: "

As you get older you realise that money is not exchangeable for time or health  :ShakeHead:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Stuart on October 14, 2019, 06:24:23 PM
That’s so very true

‘ As you get older you realise that money is not exchangeable for time or health  “


with Linda,s on going high platelet problem got to 1600 should be 200 ,she has to take a type of chemo every day ( tablets )

My removed NET  from the plumbing need a checkup and scan every year

Yes we are ok cash wise but good health is priceless


People ask about your health , my reply to them “ I don’t know how I should feel I have never been this old before “  :old:

BTW those X stitch jobs are a work of art

Stuart
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on November 14, 2019, 01:28:46 PM
Following complaints from the young ladies at the Sewing Bee that their husbands couldn't make them a stand for their sewing frames I have came up with another design.

I am using this one to hold smaller frames from only one end. The one fault in the design is that when I turn it over to tie off the nut loosens   :Doh:

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Vixen on November 14, 2019, 02:41:11 PM

I am using this one to hold smaller frames from only one end. The one fault in the design is that when I turn it over to tie off the nut loosens   :Doh:

Jo

Yes, I can see that as a problem. Especially if the hubby does not know which way to turn the nut to tighten it  :facepalm: :facepalm:

Mike
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: steamer on November 14, 2019, 02:42:35 PM
Following complaints from the young ladies at the Sewing Bee that their husbands couldn't make them a stand for their sewing frames I have came up with another design.

I am using this one to hold smaller frames from only one end. The one fault in the design is that when I turn it over to tie off the nut loosens   :Doh:

Jo

 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Kim on November 14, 2019, 04:42:12 PM
That's a nice simple design, Jo.  :ThumbsUp:

But with the nut-loosening issue; how is that different than your other design?  Isn't the part that's supporting the work frame attached the same way? Or is it just that the original one was supported on both sides, rather than only on one side?

Kim
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on November 14, 2019, 04:56:52 PM
But with the nut-loosening issue; how is that different than your other design?  Isn't the part that's supporting the work frame attached the same way? Or is it just that the original one was supported on both sides, rather than only on one side?

On the original design you pivot on the bottom bolt by the clamp to turn the work over and it does not matter if that thread is loose as the arm that goes up rests against the edge of the table at the bottom. This new one has a solid vertical rod so it has to pivot on the top bolt  :facepalm:

I'm pleased with it I just have to remember to tighten it up when ever I turn the work over. It has an advantage in that you don't have to sit square to the table when using it.  :)

Jo
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Kim on November 16, 2019, 05:35:44 AM
Ah... I see, makes sense.  Thanks for the explanation, Jo.
Kim
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: bent on November 18, 2019, 06:05:37 PM
Would it be any better to have a toggle clamp for the handle?  Just thinking out loud.  Still love the idea.  :wine1:
Title: Re: Not a model engine
Post by: Jo on November 18, 2019, 06:21:40 PM
 :thinking: That might work

Jo