Friday, August 30, 2013
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Materials: A sewing machine capable of twin-needle stitches (refer to your manual - as many sewing machines have this feature) Thread, scissors and material Extra Spool Pin Twin Needle - A stretch twin needle is recommended *wooly nylon thread - optional
The first thing you should do is change out your standard needle and replace it with your twin needle. I loosened the standard needle with a small flat-head screwdriver. Once removed, I replaced it with the twin needle.
Next, remove your presser foot. You'll need to replace it with a zigzag foot. My zigzag foot came with my machine when I purchased it. If you aren't sure if you have one, please check your manual. To change a presser foot, my machine has a little button to push to remove/replace it.
The line stripper can be chucked into any power drill and be used to very quickly remove the line from a reel. Just wedge the end of the line between the two yogurt containers, turn on the drill, and remove as much line as you need to from your fishing reel. When you're done, just unscrew the wing nut. This allows you to separate the containers and the mass of line that has been wound there can than be easily removedYou can use 1/4" - 20 threaded rod. If you have the means to cut a thread yourself, use plain 1/4" rod and then thread a short length of the end to a 1/4"-20 thread. The second method has a slight advantage, as we will see later. Cut the rod to a length of 5 inches. I used 1/4" aluminum rod, but the material is not critical.
Attach a hex nut and a flat washer, as shown in the photo. Adjust the nut so that the amount of exposed thread remaining beyond the washer is 3/8". If you have chosen to cut your own thread into the end of a solid rod, then make the length of the thread such that 3/8" is exposed beyond the washer when the nut is screwed on completely. The advantage of this second method is that you will never have to adjust or measure the amount of exposed thread once you've made the spindle.
I have gone thru several boards thru-out the years and I have always wanted a good solid wood board. When the Toy contest opened and I saw the Maker-bot as a prize, I knew exactly what I wanted to enter.
In this instructable I am taking you through the steps of making a Chess-board.
The wood used for the squares are Cherry and Norway Maple, the border is made from Norway maple. All of the wood used was harvested from local tress fallen during storms. After a really bad storm I ALWAYS drive around with a chainsaw offering to help and haul away some of their larger pieces (so glad I have a trailer).
The actual squares are 1-1/2" X 1-1/2". The whole board with the border is about 12-1/2" X12-1/2".
A Chess/Checker-board consists of 64 squares total (8 columns and 8 rows).
After a quick sketch and some math, I found a couple of boards. The boards I have are rough sawn 5/4 boards (VERY ROUGH).