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Makecise Log – 20170402

By Cressel

This week I released the column assembly video, finished the ram cap pattern, finished the a ram pattern, cast the ram cap, cast the ram, and attended the Atlanta Woodworking Show. In case you missed it, I released Part 2 in the shaper series this week. Here is the video. I finished up the ram cap […]

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Makercise Log – 20170326

By Cressel

Last week’s update: I ordered hardware for the project including fasteners, bushings, bushing stock, ANSI 35 roller chain, bull wheel sprocket, pinion sprocket, set screws, and shaft collars. I probably missed some hardware, but this should get me through most of the shaper build. I cleaned up the column sides and the column front. I scraped the […]

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Makercise Log – 20170319

By Cressel

This week’s update: I spent a fair portion of my time this week continuing the modeling of the shaper. I released the first video in the shaper project series. I purchased steel for the shaper and mill. I built a hot wire foam cutter and used it to make the column front pattern. I used […]

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Makercise Log – 20170311

By Cressel

Gingery shaper column sides

In this log, I will discuss what I accomplished this week. I spent the majority of my time this week modeling the shaper. I also built an overhead hoist to help with molding particularly for the column side and other large molds. I edited and released a status update video. Finally, I cast the second of the […]

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