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Love the Blackburn idea for the screws not splitting the wood! A few burlap bags hanging from the front would cut down on rain getting in to keep your wood dry.
That looks so good!Maybe you could make it using less wood in two parts. One part is the handle with a flat paddle onto which you glue two half domes. The paddle length is the same as the diameter of the two domes. The two domes are made from cutting a sphere in half. The sphere is made on the lathe. Glue each half sphere onto either side of the paddle end of your handle. This saves all the wood that is chipped away from the handle side of your original design. I like how you were able to add weight afterwards. You can increase the weight every year as your son gets stronger.
As long as you can preserve the concentric circle look that you have in your original design. That's awesome!
Yeah, the dust showed on your video and reminded me of my retaining wall project that had a dozen post holes. What worked best for me was to have a helper spray while I dumped the concrete mix into the hole. That killed the dust!
Looks great! If you don't mind the look, I think you can get a metal bracket to fasten the horizontal beam to the posts. If you paint the bracket, you don't hardly see it. It's a good strong mounting technique.
I'd like to make this with doweled side connectors.
You make it look so easy, thanks. I wonder about turning that shelf that gaps the bike away from the wall into a drawer or stuff box to hold bike gloves or other essentials that you take on a ride. I think one of those hands could hold a helmet.
To mark the original seed, maybe you could put a black O-ring around the selected balls.
Great idea, you could use colored golf tees for the pegs!
Great looking project. Actually, I just wanted to comment on your login name. I used to have a personalized license plate "ZAPHOD B", just to remind me that in any adverse situation in which I wasn't wearing my peril sensitive glasses, at least I could slap both forehead and my right knee while exclaiming, "Zark! And I thought I was one of those guys who really knew where my towel was!"
It seems like there would be some distortion or reduced amplification because the layers of wood don't have a smooth 1/e**x curvature. Did you think about smoothing out the horn, instead of having the "stairsteps"? Or is that too much detail for not enough benefit?