Core77
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Musical instrument makers (Lutherie) use a bench that's pretty much the same as a cabinetmaker's bench, but the work is lighter overall, and the glue pot is indicative that instruments are mostly glued together rather than joined like furniture. There is a small planing stop on the bench, and of course precisely planing wood is an important part of the job. Wood engravers don't need a fancy bench, just something that will clamp the work on the surface. Here we see a holdfast and the dogholes to put it in, nothing else. The case maker's bench (for making briefcases/suitcases and the like) is pretty simple, as cases aren't very heavy. So this is a light-duty bench with a single leg vise. This bench is shown several times in the Encyclopedia, once in a workshop illustration but twice as a detail, in the joinery section and in the cabinetmaking and marquetry section.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional component parties today reiterated their stand that they will not support amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 if it is in conflict with the Federal Constitution. MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix) said if the amendments are not in the spirit of the Federal Constitution and cause disunity, the party will be against it. He said the party is against any assembly or gathering if it tears apart the community and causes disunity in the country. He added that it was important that all parties involved act responsibly and within the law. PAS is planing a rally, the Himpunan RUU355, on Feb 18 and is targeting an attendance of 300,000. The bill is expected to be re-tabled when Parliament convenes in March. MCA plans to present a paper to the Cabinet, following a report by its legal bureau on the bill.
Design Milk - Home
13 days
If you practice any kind of meditation, chances are you have your favorite spot to settle into for me, a 2x a day meditator, I have a spot that's part of my routine. Ariel Lynne was partaking in a workshop in Copenhagen when she decided to design a meditation seat for her home in Chicago that would allow her to incorporate meditation more often. The result is The Ginkgo. The sculptural chair's design began after a bike ride to a park in Copenhagen with a sandy area that formed impressions when she sat down. That planted the start of her immersion into Scandinavian design, with inspiration coming from Hans Wegner's Shell Chair, as well as the works of Verner Panton and Bjørnrgaard. The process began by milling and planing raw lumber 18 different profiles to be exact. After rigorous sanding and sculpting, The Ginkgo's curvy silhouette was born with a built-in handle for easy movement.
EVO
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Revs build and die slowly, but the warbling soundtrack and muscular performance distract you from the slightly lazy response. The nose also rears up under acceleration like a planing boat, and that just feels cool. The V8 is good for 410bhp and 391lb ft, making the Mustang comfortably the most powerful car here. Ford claims 0-62mph in 4.8sec – which also makes it the quickest – and 155mph limited. At £34,995 it just undercuts the M235i. This is a different sort of Mustang to the ones that came before it. It was designed to work all around the world because it is being sold globally, and rather than a live rear axle it uses a sophisticated multi-link arrangement. You feel that most when driving away from a bumpy corner because traction really is very strong indeed. In fact, if you havent deliberately unsettled the car on the way into the corner, you wont be able to persuade the rear wheels to break traction on the way out, no matter how much throttle you throw at them.
Core77
18 days
If you became a follower of our Instagram this past year, you're probably familiar with the term "process porn", or, a short, highly satisfying short clip of any kind manual or automatic manufacturing process. Whether it's a highly satisfying video of a woodworker planing an extraordinarily thin wood shaving from a 2x4, an expertly or sensuously glazed pot or a mesmerizing example of glassblowing, chances are any type of process you could think of is most likely floating around on our Instagram page . Here are 10 of our most popular examples of #processporn from the year 2016. 10. Inertia welding Whether you're well familiar with the process or not, inertia welding (also known as friction welding) is pretty undeniably a hypnotizing sight. 9. Glassblowing We had several entertaining glassblowing videos on the Instagram this past year, but getting to see how they executed the groovy multicolored decoration on this pitcher made this video a clear standout from the rest.
Core77
a month
I have great respect for contractors who do on-site work. I would be a terrible contractor, and here's why: In my shop, I have every tool I need, but when I have to hit the road to do work, I overthink my selection and bring far too many tools—always missing the one I really need. I'm sure this is just an experience thing, and if I had to do more work outside my own shop I would get better. For now however, I'm a hopeless mess. This afternoon I will be planing a Douglas Fir beam at the J. Gibson McIlvain lumber yard that is too big for any of our moulders and planers in the millworks. It is a custom sized roof beam for a timber framer that is 18 feet long, 10? thick, and 14? wide. Because of the non-standard dimensions, we had to bandsaw it to size. Since the customer is using this in a highly visible space, he does not want the tool marks in evidence.
Breitbart News
a month
On this weekends broadcast of on Fox News Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump said he was not planing to take a wrecking ball to President Barack Obamas legacy but instead he will attempt to do whats right. Host Chris Wallace asked if it was fair to say he was going to take a wrecking ball to the Obama legacy. Trump responded, No, no, no. I dont want to do that at all. I just want whats right. On the EPA, you cant get things approved. People are waiting in line for 15 years before they get rejected, Okay. Thats why people dont want to invest in this country. You look at whats going on and you can look at a jobs report, but take a look at the real jobs report, which are the millions of people that gave up looking for work, and theyre not considered in that number thats less than 5 percent.
Ars Technica UK
a month
(credit: US Navy) This has not been a good year for the US Navy's newest ships. Four ships from the Navy's two classes of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)—the high-tech, modular warships that were supposed to be the future of naval warfare in areas close to shore—have suffered major engineering problems, including breaking down at sea. Three of the LCS ships that suffered engineering failures were from the Freedom class, ships built by Lockheed Martin for the LCS program: USS Freedom , USS Fort Worth, and USS Milwaukee. The program has also seen other setbacks, including the USS Montgomery (an Independence -class LCS built by Austal USA) suffering a cracked hull after bumping the wall of a Panama Canal lock. But the LCS' engineering woes may not be the end of the trouble its shipbuilding programs are facing. As defense writer David Axe reports , David Giles, a British aerospace engineer-turned-marine architect, has filed a lawsuit accusing the Navy of stealing elements of the Freedom 's design from work he did to commercialize a wave-piercing, "semi-planing" hull—work Giles patented in the early 1990s.
Ars Technica
a month
But the LCS' engineering woes may not be the end of the trouble its shipbuilding programs are facing. As defense writer David Axe reports , David Giles, a British aerospace engineer-turned-marine architect, has filed a lawsuit accusing the Navy of stealing elements of the Freedom 's design from work he did to commercialize a wave-piercing, "semi-planing" hull—work Giles patented in the early 1990s. Giles' design, called the Prelude, was derived from work his firm first pitched to the British Royal Navy. The patents were filed for a design for high-speed container ships, called Fastships. Giles formed a company by the same name to build them. The design patents expired in 2010, but Giles' company—which is now bankruptfiled suit against the Navy in 2012 after years of seeking compensation. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
a month
As defense writer David Axe reports , David Giles, a British aerospace engineer-turned-marine architect, has filed a lawsuit accusing the Navy of stealing elements of the Freedom 's design from work he did to commercialize a wave-piercing, "semi-planing" hull—work Giles patented in the early 1990s. Giles' design, called the Prelude, was derived from work his firm first pitched to the British Royal Navy. The patents were filed for a design for high-speed container ships, called Fastships. Giles formed a company by the same name to build them. The design patents expired in 2010, but Giles' company—which is now bankruptfiled suit against the Navy in 2012 after years of seeking compensation. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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Core77
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I'm building a tool cabinet right now for the final semester project at my Hand Tool School . I was going through a stack of rough sawn Cherry, matching color and grain and assigning each piece to a part of my build. I came across a 10 by 50 board that had a small knot right in the middle, about 2/3 of the way down the length. Not really a big deal. It would make hand planing the board a little more difficult but I figured I was up to the challenge. I flipped the board over and that little knot had bloomed into a canyon on the opposite face. Probably a branch formed at this point on the tree and then had broken off leaving this chasm. What to do here? The grain around the knot of course begins to swirl like water down a drain and in order to cut out the knot and leave straight grain that would match with the rest of my piece, I would need to sacrifice quite a bit of material leaving me with two much shorter pieces around 26 and 12? long.
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The Economic Times
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