Project Materials3/4” & 3/8” Dowel2×4 pine1.5” wheelsPaintParachute CordGlue Tools Used:Table SawRouterDrill Press 7/8” Forstner BitSandpaper I have been wanting to try and make some toys for my 2 year old son and I am very happy with the outcome this took me so long but I guess that’s what comes when you make something for your children…. A lot of research went into this project from how to make wheel axles to what type of paints to use th...
Every woodworker should have one of these in their tool kit. A thumb plane. Nothing more than a real small plane with a blade no more than one inch wide. For being so small, it has a lot of versatility. I use mine mostly for creating small chamfers, or for easing sharp corners on project components, but it is also a great little tool to grab for trimming veneer edges, cleaning up small dovetailed or box jointed corners, flush trimming dowels, and even finish smoothing work on ...
oh how I love craigslist! I just picked up this brand new (the tie wrap has not even been taken off the cord) 1994 Powermatic 1140F drill press. The manual, hex keys, and warranty card were tucked away under the belt cover. Came with a vise too!
It is with much relief that I am writing this morning. It isn't usual that I get stressed out over doing a project, but these past few weeks have been somewhat worrisome to me. I mentioned the other day that I was invited to participate in the Art Play Date online class event, and while I was thrilled to be asked to teach, I was somewhat intimidated. After all, the line up of teachers included many teachers that I have followed and admired since I began painting. These were what we c...
With the blade ready, it was time to finally really use my new spokeshave. The result isn’t as elegant as I hoped for, but it seems to do the trick. The compass blade provides a very slight taper, but I think that’s what’s recommended for most chair work. We will see. << Sorry about the side ways pictures! >> Next, I’m hoping I can start to work on the matching spindle shaver to make a matching tight tenon.
A ready-made kit for the Derby Racing. No major work required here, so it may be a good beginner project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ZQq2AA8cg
Went on a run to a few flea markets this afternoon and found a few things to continue my slide down the slippery slope of vintage tooldom: The 7oz SW hammer was a nice find at four bucks, as was the Craftsman-badged saw for six dollars. The Stanley 1/4” No.40 chisel was four bucks, the EC Stearns mitre box was five, and the seller threw in the small, rosewood-handled putty knife for free. And there was a plan for it: I wanted to make it a marking knife for the tool chest. I ha...
Hi Gang I have started presenting on Steve Ramsey’s Home and Garden for Mere Mortals check out the first video here http://youtu.be/s_kO2Ehp0RE?list=LLJkwUAAJW7e-r_cDUI6u0Uw
I’ve just started a big furniture build, both a sofa and loveseat. The shop is going to get crowded. I’ve started a build series on it on my blog. This time, I get to start with the tree the lumber came from, sustainably, urban-ly harvested from the U of Chicago campus! http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2015/1/29/prairie-sofa-loveseat-part-1
After a flurry of activity getting all of the pieces cut over Christmas shutdown, I sort of fell into a lull on this project. Mostly I was trying to find a suitable material with which to build the board. My initial thought was to use glass mosaic tiles, similar to my coffee table (see projects). I really liked the idea of it, so I started looking for suitable tiles. This came to be a somewhat painful process, as I needed two sets of tiles that would work well with the walnut and maple,...
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