Saturday 5 March 2016

Turn a Cork

I don’t have much to say today and haven’t had a lot to say recently. Sorry for that.

I haven’t been feeling 100%, physically or mentally. I just don’t seem to be able to motivate myself. There are pains that keep telling me that I need to be poked and prodded by someone with a medical degree. I am one of those guys that would rather not hear bad news even though the news may be good. Early next week I will make the appointment.

I have been working on making pop guns for Hurricane and Tornado, but the cork sizing has been giving me a bit of a challenge. The plunger isn’t cooperating either, but I will get to that once the corks are in line. The difficulty with the corks is that I have wine bottle corks and I need corks about half that size. No matter how careful I am, I just can’t carve the corks perfectly round, even with my 100 grit knife. That is why the parts have been sitting on the workbench for a couple of weeks. I have been waiting for inspiration or a hidden stash of tiny corks.
Tonight I was checking out Youtube videos on wood turning and after watching a guy turn 2 ½ inch wooden balls I got to wondering if I could turn corks. It turns out that not only is it possible, but people do it all the time to make handles for fishing rods. Who knew?

Tomorrow I will see if I can turn a cork the size that I need. Should be fun!

1 comment:

  1. Hope your ok still lots of work to do here with those awesome grandkids of yours. Take care eh.