[Bordermarch] shield press failure
wick7343 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 9 13:34:51 PDT 2010
Well I finally got all of the pieces to my shield press together, cut up enough wood for 2 blanks, glued them together, and started tightening the press. Then, the unthinkable happened. I heard a tell-tale "crack" as the spots that I had modified from the original design split. Apparantly I had failed to consider that the cutouts would take away from the integrity of the wood. So I have now learned one way to NOT make a shield press. Luckily the half that I did to specs survived with nary a scratch and I was able to salvage the wood that was to be used for the shields themselves before the glue dried. Live and learn, as they say. Now I must procure some more wood to remake the defective pieces.
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