# Grumpy's Favorites

## Scoops #1: How I cut one-piece scoops

05-17-2016 12:59 AM by | 17 comments »

I wanted to do a video on making scoops but my camera is not set up for what I want to do so I’ll do it in pictures.The first thing you need to do when making a scoop is to determine the volume needed and then calculate the dimensions needed . The Volume is Pi x R squared x depth. For this one the target is a 3/4 cup scoopThe volume of a cup is 14.437 cubic inches. 3/4 cup is 10.828 Cubic inches. I want a 3”ID scoop so the formula is 10.828cubic inches= ( 3.1416×1.5...

## Indexing on a Wood Lathe #1: Setting up a 36 and 72 Degree Index

07-04-2015 06:03 PM by | 12 comments »

I have a locking index wheel built into my Craftsman lathe and it works well but it is set at every 15 degrees. In an effort to make 5 or 10 equal divisions, I found I needed another index wheel so I decided to add it to back of the lathe chuck. I used aluminum but hardwood or steel would have worked too. I was wondering what I had in my shop that was accurate for setting degrees and pulled the Wixie box(Grizzly version). I mounted a steel bar on the plate for the back of the chuck so the Wix...

## Turning a Wooden Scoop #1: How I turn a sccop on the lathe

06-27-2015 08:55 PM by | 25 comments »

Candy, this blog’s for you!!!!!!!!!!!This is the process I use to turn a scoop from a wood blank on the lathe.I start by defining the volume needed in the the scoop. The formula is Pi x R squared x depth I planned on a 1/2 cup scoop and the volume of 4 oz is 7.218 cubic inches and I want the inside to be 2 5/8” So the formula is 3.1416 x ( 1.312) squared x depth = 7.218. The depth figures out to be 1.33” I start by drawing it out and then adding scrap wood in the area...

## How to repair bandsaw blades

09-12-2011 07:04 PM by | 12 comments »

Recently, I was doing some resawing with my bandsaw when the blade broke. It was a brand new blade that had hardly been used. It broke right where it had been “butt” welded at the factory. I had forgotten how to repair a bandsaw blade since it’s been so long since I’ve done it. I found this link which gives very detailed information on how to do it, and I wanted to share it with all who can use it. You can find this information, along with a downloadable PDF file of...

## LJ Interviews #39: Grumpy

07-17-2013 10:09 AM by | 4 comments »

This interview with Grumpy is from the July, 2013 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag. Both Grumpy and I thought that we had done this before but we couldn’t find it anywhere … so here we go (again?)   1. How did you first get started working with wood? My father was a builder and was away a lot when I was young. He had a big shed with lots of tools in it so as a boy I had access to lots of woodworking gear. Didn’t know what most of them did at that stage but had...

## Wood Lathe Router Guide #1: Wood Lathe Router Guide

09-12-2012 03:36 AM by | 17 comments »

I’ll take you through the steps I used to build my router guide for my wood lathe. It is essentially a box with adjustable sides and top which has a slot to guide the router bushing. It is made from 5/8” plywood, clear Lexan, Steel and aluminum.I started with a 11.5×11.5 bottom and cut rabbets on both sides on the table saw and made a cut out for the tail stock. The sides were glued in place held square by a couple scrap blocks. They had T nuts installed for the adjustment ...

## OregonBurls.com Web Site #2: Over 60 New blocks of Burl listed in the last 2 days!

08-23-2012 09:05 PM by | 2 comments »

Just finished building a new HTML website. check it out and tell me what you think?If you have any need of Burl wood for your projects please take a look at my website or give me a call if you do not see what you need. OregonBurls.Com Please share this with all your friends. It will help me out a lot! Just swimming up stream against Obama economics. (sorry of you are an Obama fan) EnjoyGreg541-450-9499

## Hand tool cabinet #5: Applying the oil/poly mix

03-05-2012 12:11 PM by | 6 comments »

One third each of Boiled linseed oil, poly-urethane and low odor mineral spirits has become my favorite finish. Here is a great site with a lot of good info Homeshop Finishes That Work. Scroll down to: Finish #4: Sam Maloof’s Finish. I normally use a brush to apply the first coat, put it on heavy, continue applying to keep it wet for 10 – 15 min. so it can soak in. Wipe off with paper towels, I usually go over the entire project with the same paper towel to help r...

## Making a Hinged Obelisk #1: Making a natural wood hinged obelisk

12-26-2011 03:12 AM by | 10 comments »

The following pictures show how I made the hinged obelisk. I started with a plan for a shelf size where the obelisk was to be cut in half so it would be big enough for the 1 1/4” hole for the candle and the two brass pins. It was supposed to be 2” square which meant about a 4×4x8 block. the wood was so chewed up by ants that the biggest block I could get was 3 5/8” square x 8”. I laid out the cut lines and that left a shelf size of 1 7/8” square which was...

## THE PLAN OF "THE VASE"

10-19-2011 02:12 PM by | 7 comments »

I re-draw this plan today to send it as blog to anyone who may accept to have a go. It is a complicated laminated project but the result is rewarding. The Vase was the first of few of this kind which I call ” 8 ring vases or bowls. You can see them in my project pages as Closed Eight Link Chain Bowl, page 2 and The Twin, page 4. You may notice slight differences. In the first one, the rings were sitting on the top of each other. In the following vases the rings are inside each othe...

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