Strictly Woodwork

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I just tried my 1st Welsh Cake.......and......provided by seewood.

Drum roll, please.....

They taste fantastic! Great texture, nice sugar coating, the perfect size.......


I give them a :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: /5

NOW, please send me the recipe.

Did you like the Cheese stix?
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:135: cooking in the woodworking shop?
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alanjh595 wrote:I just tried my 1st Welsh Cake.......and......provided by seewood.
I am wondering how this fits into woodworking.
Are you saying it has a woody texture [icon_lol2.gif]

I might just be jealous :200:

Back to the main topic.

I guess I must have repurposed my old steambox.
It was bigger than I needed for most things and never well thought out anyway.
I guess it was my first, so a learning experience.

So I made a new one today out of scraps.

Since my future plans for it include a induction hotplate and a different pot than what I have today I just drilled holes in the bottom to allow for the steam to enter.
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This hole is so I can remove the boards without lifting the lid.
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Since the boards I plan on working with are 36 inches or shorter that is how long I made it.
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I have 4 future kayak ribs laid out as an example.

Plus those are dowls underneath the ribs about an inch up to allow the steam around.

And the lid is 3 strips of cedar.
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At this time it's just on a Coleman propane camp stove with a rusty pot underneath.
I will be using some 1x2 legs to keep it safe.

When I use it tomorrow? I will be covering it with a towel to retain some heat plus seal the opening a little.
I don't want to seal it right up, for fear of re-inventing the steam engine or more likely a bomb :200:
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Queen K wrote::135: cooking in the woodworking shop?
Why not? I was woodworking in the kitchen in the winter months, I was still doing "masking" while watching my kitchen TV just one month ago.

Blow torch + large metal drywall trowel makes for a great griddle for making hot ham & cheese sandwiches for lunch.

I have used a propane space heater, turned on it's side to make fresh pizza on the job site.

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I think the steam box I just made up can double as a veggie steamer :biggrin:
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I am sorry, So sorry that I lied to you.

I decided to start bending the ribs today
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stuphoto wrote:I think the steam box I just made up can double as a veggie steamer :biggrin:
Make it a little larger and square and it could be a Swedish Sauna, Throw a dear skin over it and call it a sweat lodge.
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Posts are up. Tenons on top. Beam has the half lap joint done. Now I will turn the beam over and make the mortises.
I have to brace the posts before planting the beams as well. I have not bolted them to the steel plate in the concrete as I suspect I'll need some room for adjustment in the posts when I slide the beams down on the tenons.
A fellow has some high saw horses we can get the beams up to 8' by lifting a little at a time. Each beam is about 500 pounds by my guestimation.
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Oh, and Allan, I'll pass the Welsh cake recipe on. Glad you like them, been in her family for a couple of generations.

The cheese sticks were gone before we found our way out.. :130:
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seewood wrote:Oh, and Allan, I'll pass the Welsh cake recipe on. Glad you like them, been in her family for a couple of generations.

The cheese sticks were gone before we found our way out.. :130:
I am glad you enjoyed them but, they are better when warmed.

New batch coming up Tuesday......I am almost all out.
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seewood wrote:Posts are up. Tenons on top. Beam has the half lap joint done. Now I will turn the beam over and make the mortises.
I have to brace the posts before planting the beams as well. I have not bolted them to the steel plate in the concrete as I suspect I'll need some room for adjustment in the posts when I slide the beams down on the tenons.
A fellow has some high saw horses we can get the beams up to 8' by lifting a little at a time. Each beam is about 500 pounds by my guestimation.
That looks like it is going to be a beautiful addition once completed.
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alanjh595 wrote:
New batch coming up Tuesday......I am almost all out.
What a coincidence,
I was already planning on a trip to Kelowna on Tuesday [icon_lol2.gif]

Seewood
If you don't mind, I would love to see that in person when I am in town.
You could probably use some help raising the beams anyway.

Sorry, as much as I would like to bring the kayak skeleton along, my roofrack will be occupied for 1/2 the trip.
I am planning on bringing it to Kelowna before stretching the fabric, but I sometimes get ahead of myself.
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stuphoto wrote:If you don't mind, I would love to see that in person when I am in town.
PM sent.
I'll have to check the Welsh Cake stash....
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stuphoto wrote:
alanjh595 wrote:
New batch coming up Tuesday......I am almost all out.
What a coincidence,
I was already planning on a trip to Kelowna on Tuesday [icon_lol2.gif]
Tomorrow is looking like a better day, they will be hot and fresh out of the oven between 7 & 8 AM. Stop by, I will give you a couple for your trip back home.

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Finally got the half lap where I'm happy and tried the Makita chain mortiser out on the center mortise.
Thing works like a charm. I have some adjustments to make on the tenons at the top of the posts then will take some measurements to make the other two mortises.

Sorry I missed you yesterday Stu. Welsh cakes are in the freezer...

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