A few years ago I built a bunch of bar clamps for my shop. The original post can be seen here [link] While they work adequately and I use them, I’ve always been a little dissatisfied with the movable stop (second picture above.) When edge gluing, they tend to force the wood up off the bar of the clamp. Also setting up for the glue up is a bit time consuming with having to unscrew the eye bolt and find the right hole and such. So Today my old clamps got noticed again, so I de...
Venkman: “Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head, remember that?” Egon: “That would’ve worked if you didn’t stop me!” -from Ghostbusters A few posts back, I wrote about an old well-used mallet that I had purchased at a yard sale. This reminded me of the other mallet that graces the handsawgeek workshop with its presence. This wonderful work of art dates back to the early 1990’s and represents my first neophyte attempt at producing a...
It is snowing today. Again. (Or should I say still?)I always fancied myself to try not to be one who complains about things that we have no control over. I think the weather falls under that category. In my eyes, we have two choices – either deal with it, or move somewhere else. Since I don't see myself moving anytime soon, I think that I need to suck it up and take a breath and use this 'indoor time' wisely to do other things. And I plan to do that. Yest...
Linn Orvar has a unique way of doing woodworking. Her shop looks like it was decorated by Martha Stewart and she always adds a flair to her projects. Linn first came to my attention through a mention by Steve Ramsey who in turn heard of her from the old Weekly Woodworking Wrap-up Review by the Drunken Woodworker. Some of her projects my be termed craft projects, but anyone who hand cuts joinery deserves to be termed a woodworker. Linn’s main YouTube channel, named for her dog, D...
I damaged my ONEWAY live center a few weeks back and finally got around you repairing it this morning! I placed a split pin in the “locking hole” and then installed the live center in the headstock. A few minutes of turning and filling and I’m back in business. For more pictures and a full explanation check out the article on my site, DIY Repair, ONEWAY Live Center.
Long time getting back to this I know :) It’s been a wild summer so far! I got back to working on one of the wagon vise pieces and I’m hoping I’m doing this right. I worked on it mainly with a chisel and a dovetail saw, trying to get the material all cut away. it’s not pretty but measurement wise I think it’s close. here’s the original SU item followed by my pics:
We’re finishing few days full of little upgrades and new features with something very valuable – new print styles. If you tried to print any of the LJ pages in the past you sure noticed that it was a complete mess. I’ve finally found some time this weekend to work on the printer-friendly version. Header, footer, menus, banners and other parts that are not useful in the print version are now hidden when you hit Print button in your browser. The remaining content is slightl...
I have to reproduce a window out of a Victorian home and looking for a router bit that will make a muntin 1 3/4” thick. from the inside of the window to the outside if that makes sense. I have found the sash bits but they don’t say what size it makes. Thanks in advance everyone.
i am building a door for my new workshop. The door is 5’ wide by standard height. Door will be made out of wood. I know I can buy large strap hinges but in this region I will have to use brass or SS. I was wondering if anyone out there has done a door like this and used wooden hinges. I checked around a bit on the net but so far have only found details on fairly small hinges. I was wondering if someone in this large group could give some guidance on this search or have done this...
I scooped out the chair seat today. The first three pics you can see the scooping that was on the original chair . . . it got deeper as it went back and shallower towards the rear. I chucked up my ¼ spiral upcut bit in my plunge router and set it to 1/16 and made an “outline” of what needed to be cut. That black mat under the seat is some leftover non-slip matting used for tool chests. I then switched the spiral for a ½ straight sit bit. After following the outline I drop...
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