Sunday, 28 May 2017

More Coin Cutting

Well no comments and less than 10 views world wide for the last Blog post brings to mind Oldmortality's comment for :-
http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/fill-in-sunny-day.html
Oldmortality 16 April 2014
That's all very well, Danny, but i've told you before that what the public want is stats (distance, height,average speed, calories expended,inside leg etc) and details of the overpriced designer clothing you were wearing
Now, personally, i thoroughly enjoyed it,and will read it again and perhaps follow up some of the references.
QDanT 16 April 2014 at 18:11
 I still carry a tin of dubbin and an old tooth brush in my pocket and at any handy spot,
 stile, boulder, tree stump I'll give the boots a larup
 keeps them waterproof - top tip Eh ?

 I certainly miss 'Oldmortality' the Blog world is just not the same without him !


Just thought I'd share

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Coin Cutting

I had the idea of sawing a 1942 penny into a jigsaw for Brendas 75'th birthday in a few weeks, so I bought a Jewelers saw
and some 6/0 piercing saw blades 0.007" thick 0.014" depth with 76 teeth per inch and made a 'V' notch to clamp onto the table
I have a tin of old pennies and 1/2 pennies in the shed mainly being used for washers with a hole drilled in the middle. I hold the penny with one hand over the 'V' notch clamped to the table and saw free hand with the other. I started off with x9 pieces to learn how to saw, as the blades are about the thickness of a hair and snap if you look at them, but with a good hand-eye coordination and plenty of Patience ! it's easy enough.

 I don't think I'll go any smaller than x25 pieces though as it's hard to build the jigsaw with them afterwards. Round the edge is OK but there's not enough pattern on the others to follow. I found it harder than the cutting.

in the next photo up you can just see the teeth on the blade
 I've since found out that from 1940 to 1943 all pennies were stamped as 1940 so thinking about it a 1942 half crown which is 50% Silver should make a better present,
 had a practice with one I had 

just need to E-Bay a 1942 one now
Cheers Danny

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Do the Floats work ?

Brown - put back
lots of Perch - put back
Tiger Trout - put back
Rainbow Trout - put in freezer

Yes !



Saturday, 4 June 2016

Avons Painted

Following on from the last post ;-)
Tip 1" and stem 2" and I decided to whip a smaller eye (than the Reed floats) on, then painted with Acrylic paint
then x3 coats of Yacht varnish with 24 hours between coats, hung over stove to dry


***** Gone Fishing

Monday, 9 May 2016

Teddys' Avons

The 'Whipping' tool turns into a Lathe
cutting 2" of 1/2" Balsa wood dowel and drilling from either end
then super gluing a BBQ skewer through
 before sanding with a Nail file sandpaper board


 just to descide tip and stem length then seal, paint and varnish don't think I'll whip an eye on but use a thin silicone rubber top and bottom to hold it on the line.
Work in progress.


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Reed Floats part 2

Thought I'd have a play with my new 'Whipping' tool
but first I made some Bobbin holders rather than keep swaping cotton



 then I had the idea to make them semi self cocking to save shotting on the line


Here's the first batch
Just thought I'd share