Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: My newest challenge part 3-- The Box

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Midlothian,Va
    Posts
    116

    My newest challenge part 3-- The Box

    After finishing the cuts for the frame and making sure that everything goes together nicely I went to my local Woodcraft and found a real nice piece of 5/4 poplar to use for the sides of the project. All of the original pieces were a full 1 thick so I needed the 5/4 stock. The piece I found was 8 ft long and 15 wide with no knots or green streaks. A perfect find for this project. I needed 2 pieces 9 1/2 x 22 for the bottom sections and 2 pieces 9x 21 for the top sections with the remaining pieces for the chutes 4 1/4 wide of various lengths . I used the router to make all of the rabbets that fit in the slots of the frame .

    Dry fit of the lower sides


    On the original corn sheller, the chutes were nailed in but I used dowels to make it easier for assembly.



    I used the scroll saw to cut out the sections where the shafts go through,and the hole where the corn feeder goes on the top.





    Checking out the fit of all the guts of the corn sheller.



    All of the parts in place.





    I had to order special square headed nuts and bolts to keep it original so in the mean time I will begin the paint job on the Hocking Valley Corn Sheller.
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
    http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779
    Looking good Mike. Good to see things being saved and not sold for scrap, as they are around here.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,323
    It's looking really good, Mike. It's probably going to turn out with better fit and finish that the original had.

    Are you going to replicate the logos and gilding, too?
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,101
    Wow!!! Very good eye and detail work there!! Hope she shells as good as she looks!!
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Midlothian,Va
    Posts
    116
    Thanks for the comments guys. This is turning out to be a fun project.
    To Jim---I've been working on all of the original pin striping and paint and am working on the logos now. Definitely a challenge but just about got er done. Waiting on the bolts and flat head slotted screws. Had to order flat headed slotted screws. Go figure-- they don't carry them at the BORG.
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
    http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-26-2014, 06:09 PM
  2. My newest challenge
    By Mike Mathieu in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-13-2011, 03:33 PM
  3. My newest challenge Part 4--Mission Accomplished
    By Mike Mathieu in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-23-2010, 03:18 PM
  4. My newest challenge--Part 2 The Frame
    By Mike Mathieu in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-14-2010, 11:54 PM
  5. My newest challenge
    By Mike Mathieu in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-10-2010, 05:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •