|Rose Engine and Rosetts|
It got shelved close to being assembled on the MDF bed due to lack of space in my shed at the time and taking on other responsibilities over the last 2 years which were time consuming. Not much has changed although the shed has become more organised sort of and I have stood down from a situation.
Time, space and health still have been my worst enemies although health is better, weather and still time and space are a ARPIA and I can do nothing about the weather or time except stay home and complete tasks.
All my parts bits and pieces still sit in boxes on the shelf. In the last 4 years I have acquired through generous donations by Hughie, Pat two mates called Peter and others more materials, mechanisms etc to make and finish it.
In 4 years I have had the pleasure of using a number of other peoples Rose Engines when at demonstrations at H&F's and Trend and at Sydney Wood show. In being able to use and experience others builds I have learned much as to design.
Researching over 4 years many other Rose Engines through Google, other Ornamental Turning groups and associated Engine Turned OT types, I found each had their owners own style use and design for what ever purpose.
I have started many projects towards the Rose Engine also. I also gained a small 6"grinder from the clean up at Sue's mum's place this will become another machine for cutting patterns.
This year I am endeavouring to get it up and running with what I already have at hand, it has for me to be.
3 Most of all be able to be dismantled and stored when not in use.
4 Adaptable to my needs for what ever use I have
This will be a long Work In Progress.