In a long career, I’ve used all sorts of rigs to bend wood, from steam boxes, steam jennies, wood boiling rigs, rosebud torches played on wet rags and heat guns. Some time ago I built myself a propane fired steam-box for bending things like ...
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Retired boat builder doing lots of projects for wife, grandchildren and others ongoing. I do furniture, toys and all sorts of things.
-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!
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|added project||Appalachian Dulcimer||02-16-2017 11:15 PM|
|added project||3-String Guitars Build||01-16-2017 01:39 PM|
|commented on||Instruments #1: Archtop Guitar||01-08-2017 04:45 PM|
|commented on||Instruments #1: Archtop Guitar||01-08-2017 04:39 PM|
|commented on||Strat Style Guitar #1: Project Start||01-08-2017 04:14 PM|
|commented on||What I learned Making Tongue Drums||01-05-2017 07:33 PM|
|commented on||Tops on the lathe for Christmas||12-21-2016 03:32 PM|
|commented on||Yin and Yang Products||12-21-2016 03:30 PM|
|commented on||Screwing around with screws||12-11-2016 01:12 AM|
|commented on||Kitchen knife scales (handles)||12-01-2016 02:52 PM|
|commented on||Kitchen knife scales (handles)||12-01-2016 02:51 PM|
|commented on||Jigs and Tools #2: A Bee's Knees Wood Bender Thingy||11-30-2016 03:05 AM|
|added blog entry||Jigs and Tools #2: A Bee's Knees Wood Bender Thingy||11-29-2016 11:31 PM|
|commented on||4-String Dulcimer, my second one!||11-26-2016 10:48 PM|
|commented on||Traditional Type Diddley Bow||11-21-2016 11:34 PM|
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I don’t know why I did not think to include this as a part of my blog about centerlines since it is very closely related. I will call this notion ‘The Art of Middles of Symmetries’. Simply put, all symmetrical shapes by definit...
Many wood workers will already know these things, but for those who do not, here are a few pointers and shortcuts about sandpaper and sanding – things I’ve learned after decades of wearing my fingerprints off. THERE IS NO SUCH THING...
Today it occurred to me while working in my shop, I have used a little trick for decades which is handy, saves money, is neat and tidy, and costs almost nothing. I didn’t think to pass this on before. To make up for that, here it is now: ...
My daughter asked recently if I recalled the little ‘Note-In-A-Bottle’ ship I made for her when she was about seven. Like I could ever forget how thrilled she was when we actually heard back from it! It was a little ‘ship̵...