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Offline MJM460

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2021, 09:52:27 AM »
Hi Jo, another comment in praise of your beautiful work.

I particularly like the birds, but the brief explanation of the symbols is also fascinating.  I have no knowledge of that.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #91 on: July 27, 2021, 10:21:52 AM »

But the characters on it are are Fu and An, happiness and peace. The lower character is a pictogram, suggesting a woman (the character nu 奴) kneeling inside a house (the line at the top is the roof radical), so peace is a subservient women in the home,  ::)

Jo

Japanese art and culture are so expressive and beautiful.

I'm not sure western culture can these days cope with the idea of 'peace being a subservient women in the home'. :stir:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2021, 11:36:46 AM »
Looking at the Wren I already feel cold. Which reminds me I should improve the workshop heating before November.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #93 on: November 23, 2021, 01:49:05 PM »
I brought  :paranoia: myself a second hand Lowery Stand for cross stitching. These are supposed to be the Bee's knees of embroidery stands but it was a bit short to use it at the table:



So I added a spacer  ::) Now at the lowest it is the same height as my table stand (which is a bit low):



And goes up to 46" tall, should I wish to do my sewing standing up:



Another advantage of doing this is I can turn the right angle bar round and the entire stand can "reach further" meaning it could be used in bed.....

<< photo missing  ;) >>

Back to working on Schoey  :wine1:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2021, 04:39:34 PM »
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #95 on: November 23, 2021, 05:59:20 PM »
Nice modification, Jo!  Made it much more useful for you for sure.

So, was your extension welded in place? Or did you use JB-Weld?

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #96 on: November 23, 2021, 06:04:56 PM »
Thanks Guys  :)

So, was your extension welded in place? Or did you use JB-Weld?


On the original the vertical piece was attached to the baseplate using an M10 Csk screw so I added an extended nut and a length of studding - the studding goes into the original threaded hole on the vertical and the other end in the other end of the extended nut  ;)

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #97 on: November 23, 2021, 06:19:08 PM »
Very clever!  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #98 on: November 24, 2021, 07:29:43 AM »
Interesting mounting for the cross stitch frame, Jo. Do you find it has enough support from one corner especially with the larger frame shown.
Just wondering,
Ian.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #99 on: November 24, 2021, 07:43:37 AM »
Hi Ian,

The original vertical support had a base of 40mm diameter and that flexed a bit with the really big frames but I've increased it to 75mm by adding a flange and it is cut down on the flexing at the bottom  :)


The corner clamp works surprisingly well but I don't like the fact that I have to unclamp it to roll the work on the frame. The later frame mounts have a side clamp that only holds on the square frame bit.  :noidea: (I have put together some bits to make a side clamp but that is on hold while I wait for some feedback from some Ladies who have both a side and corner clamp. )


The recommendation for even bigger stitching frames (that one has 24" stitching space) is to add another of these frame supports on the other end. Personally I made myself a pair of table clamps for the larger frames because I found clamping on the side square bit on only one side wasn't enough and the frame sags  :wallbang:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2021, 05:57:12 AM »
Nicely done Jo!!!

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