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Workshop #1: Mitre Saw Bench in Progress!!!

01-23-2012 06:52 AM by | 2 comments »

So this is my mitre bench that I’m working on. I decided to mount my Bosch 10” sliding compound mitre saw because I believe it is the most accurate. I still have to finish building and installing the drawers, as well as all the doors and drawer fronts. I’m excited to be working on this finally, part of a bigger process of creating my wood shop in my new space. I will try and keep up to date photos of my progress, and maybe even a video walkthrough once it’s complet...

ANGLES YOU MAY NEED FOR SEGMENTED TURNING

08-25-2011 04:27 PM by | 20 comments »

In my project, Cyclone, a comment from Bearpie with a request to know how to find the size of an angle of any segmented project. Here I am answering his request as a blog to be available for anyone wishs to benefit of it.IF you are interested in finding it mathematically, here is an algebraical law: The Required Angle= [(360 devided by sides number) – 180] devided by 2For example:The required angle for 12 sided= [(360 devided by12)- 180] devided by 2 ...

The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by | 76 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by | 53 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

Torque Workcentre at work.. #41: Dimensions and angles...

04-03-2011 10:45 PM by | 13 comments »

This is just a quick post to give some information regarding the way I make the wine bottle balancer…You can use other dimensions and it will still work I did research the whole thing and found different angles and other variables…but this is what I have come up with by trial and error… to make the bottle balance in a horizontal position.. not pointing up or down… more aesthetically pleasing.. and if it looks right don’t mess with it… Length…11 ...

Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

10-04-2010 11:38 PM by | 51 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

Tweaking the Leigh Dovetail jig for my shop (DR4)- upgraded

03-14-2010 05:19 PM by | 13 comments »

I have had this Leigh dovetail jig for more than a year and have yet to tune it so I can use it.From wood stuff 2010When I first got it it was an old D4R so I upgraded the clamp mechanism and added a bit of adhesive sandpaper to the clamp bars.The first couple times that I tried this machine I found that the wood wanted to slide under the clamp bars so I put sandpaper strips to control that .I also had difficulty the 1/4 inch shank bits that I had on hand were sliding out of the collet adapte...

Making a Wooden Hinge For Your Box - Tutorial

01-26-2010 11:28 PM by | 53 comments »

While the rest of the world is going forward I seem to be going in the other direction, ie; wooden hinges. I bought a book from FWW back in 1998 showing router projects and techniques culled from past magazine articles. There was an article there by Rob Cosman.which included a method of making wooden hinges. This is the type of hinge in question shown on my box below. ““ ““ Main Problems producing a hinge using Rob Cosman’s method In Cosman’s a...

rail and stile door on the table saw #1: here's my quick cab door version , JANICE !

01-10-2010 08:48 PM by | 25 comments »

janice asked for help making cab doors , http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26191 . this is by way of showing how i make cab doors my way .i don’t do raised panels , unless the customer orders them to match or just ‘cause they like that style .i allways tell them that unless they really want to spend more money ,like twice as much for the panel wood ,and all the time it takes to do ( i am worth something ! ) .so i make the rails and stiles straight forward on the table saw , with ...

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