Gaetan Bordeleau

74 guns ship by Gaetan Bordeleau - 1:24

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For about the tenth time since I built the table top I redone it, most of the time for different try  for the color. Last week, I cut  about 6 inches in the depth and today I straitghtened the top because there was some curves in it. I used a long ruler, a  plane, a scraper, a sanding belt, an orbital sander. The result is good but up to today I was stuck with the idea that only a large belt sanding panel machine could do the job. Some time it is strange how we can limit ourself.

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Gaetan,

 

This certainly an amazing project. Thinking just about the same for your working corporate office headquarters ha ha 

Brilliant work indeed,

 

Cheers,

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Interesting set-up, there Gaetan. Would you have better depth control with two wedges of wood, one either side of the bit?

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Traveling on a straight surface yes, traveling on a curve, it is harder to be guided by both sides especially if the radius is changing but for a constant radius it could be a good thing.

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I was thinking if the guides were quite close on either side of the bit, Gaetan.

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A man after my own heart.......can't work without a big screen playing a motivating historical movie.  How do you focus?

 

I play lots of music when I build.  I have a dental chair I considered making into a binocular chair...but your application is easily just as impressive.

 

Great magnificent...gigantic build.

 

Rob

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Rob, when I do miniature carving, I do not watch tv, because I really need to focus on the movement of the tool.

 

Since I was  very young, when I wanted to study, I turned tv on... like this, I controlled the sound I heard, and  this way I did not hear other sound by other people.

It is not all tasks which needs 100%  of focus.

I guess it is like the new thermostat for heating, it does not always heat at 100% to keep the temperature stable.

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Yeah...I'm kinda that way as well...background *white* noise actually is helpful to drown out all other would be distractions.

 

With all that said......I'm still very much impressed with the actual size you decided on with this build........so much room for so much detail.

Continually watching.

 

Rob

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Gaetan,

 

First of all, I'd like to say that this is an amazing project, and the scale you've chosen is very admirable! I'd love to have the space to build a 74, let alone a 74 at 1:24!! I've been watching this build log with awe and a slight bout of the "green eyed monster"!

 

I build and paint in the lounge/diner of my 1 bedroom flat, so I'm used to working with the tv on in the background. I find I can focus better with the background noise because I'm consciously blocking out the noise (this has been described by the Admiral as "Boat Brain"). I find music is too distracting as I tend to hum or sing along and then break focus. 

 

Anyway, well done with this AMAZING build, and I can not wait to see the 74 progress further.

 

Cheers

Jonny

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Here is my latest jig.

Until I saw it in my head’ I could not do it but I saw it so I did it.

 

The problem : I have to do grooves at regular intervals. It is done in the idea as the gratings are done but with an additional difficulty the width  is larger than the tool.

 

1-    the guide fix the left and right limit of the groove

2-    the guide for the spacing of the grooves

3-    the table slides on the guide rail 1

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would it improve your jig if you were to put guides along the wood near the number 1?

When I see this jig, I almost instantly think 'good idea, but how can you ensure that when you move the bottom part, you move it perfectly in line'?

Hope I make myself clear - if not, please don't hestitate to ask.

Slainte

L.H.

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L. H.

 

Under the table, there is a large groove

left side of the groove is the guide for 1 end and right side of the groove  guide for the right end of the groove

if I want to do the left limit the square guide rest on the left side of the groove

if I want to do the right side the square rest on the right side of the groove

 

I begin with the 2 limits

then the middle is done freely

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