I figured it's about time I wrote about my new workshop. In truth I've not spent a huge amount of time building or making in it yet. I've mostly been doing setup stuff to get myself in a position to make something.
I'm sure there is a proper name for this but I can't think what it is.
So to describe it... basically it's a platform on which I have mounted a rotary tool. By turning the big wheel at the end I can make the platform move left and right.
Feeling good about how the king had gone, I set to work on the bishops.I decided that the thing to do would be to turn 2 head-to-head in a single length of wood. This would mean I only pay the 'cost' of work holding once for two pieces.
As a geek and a wood turner. One of the most obvious things to attempt to make on the lathe is a chess set.In fact it was probably one of the first things I thought of to work towards. I did a lot of research at the time, and found that chess designs are not particularly readily available on line. At least not for free.
For a long time I've not pulled my weight in the "cooking a meal for the family" stakes. Based solely on the excuse that I don't have a dining table or chairs. So I've been content to go to my brothers' houses and enjoy their hospitality, but when it came my turn it was always out for a meal somewhere. But no longer!