The stamped steel bed brackets were oversized, so I trimmed them to fit. I used a hacksaw to cut off near the line, then squared and disc sanded to the line, final finish and shaping with a file and emery cloth. T...
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My woodworking hobby began years ago. Tree forts until 14 years old. Teen career was in home construction framing; mostly I enjoyed building the trey ceilings and roofs with many ridge lines. So, when my second career's auto mechanic's toolbox was stolen I decided to use the insurance proceeds to purchase woodworking tools. Every since I've been hooked on the sport. It is great therapy and a break from work where I spend too many hours each day.
I love every piece of wood and tree. I love tools. I love the idea that some piece of wood or tool will last for 100s of years if cared for by someone with appreciation.
My wife and two girls are very supportive and enjoy receiving output from the workshop in the basement. I've accomplished desks for each, coffee tables, bookshelves, nightstands, boxes, and cabinets of many varieties.
My friend at the local woodworking store encouraged me to join Lumberjocks and start posting. I'm looking forward to it, so here goes...
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|commented on||Hand Cut Dovetail Jewelry Box - Mahogany and Maple||04-25-2017 02:32 PM|
|commented on||1 more in Santa's sack||04-25-2017 02:20 PM|
|added blog entry||Trimming the metal brackets||04-23-2017 10:53 PM|
|added blog entry||Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #4: final score 130 to 0||04-22-2017 12:19 AM|
|added blog entry||Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #3: Parallels and x/y vise||04-07-2017 11:35 PM|
|added blog entry||Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #2: Thirty marks||04-07-2017 10:16 PM|
|added blog entry||Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #1: up to now||04-03-2017 08:25 PM|
|commented on||Arched Top Heirloom Chest||03-23-2017 06:04 PM|
|commented on||Pretzel Iron Box •||01-14-2017 11:47 PM|
|commented on||Guitar Stand||12-06-2016 01:16 AM|
|commented on||Boxguy's Purple Heart||12-04-2016 11:33 AM|
|commented on||Ribbon tissue box||12-01-2016 08:00 PM|
|commented on||first carving in 20+ years||11-30-2016 01:07 AM|
|commented on||Keepsake Box||11-30-2016 12:36 AM|
|added project||Hinge mortising jig||11-29-2016 11:09 PM|
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Hobby time has been short lately, but I’ve progressed… I’ve completed drilling, countersinking and taping, using the methodology of changing bits without moving the piece. With the pieces all marked and mounted at the drill...
In preparation for drilling I milled some parallels and installed an x/y vise. The parallels will support mounting the irons in a variety of positions. Tomorrow is an off day. Hopefully I’ll drill on Sunday.
Today I made the last of the thirty marks needed on the center beams. Objective 1: mark for joining the two angle irons together to form a T with a centered series of equally spaced 6-32×1/4” flat screws.Objective 2: mark for joining center T b...
First time blogging… But, the activity I’m on now seems like a good topic. I’m building two beds. I need to join angle irons to wood for bed rails and center beam re-enforcement. I need to join angle iron to angle iron to f...