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...
Well Christmas has been a bit of a bust. I didn’t finish even close to as many presents as I had hoped. I still have to paint the doll cradles and finish sewing the bedding for them. I got a good start on the wife’s bracelet, but will not have the time to finish it. Overall it has been a little bit disappointing. I hope everybody else is doing better than I am. Next year I’m going to have to start in january.
My new job takes me through the Memphis Airport every two weeks. The Lumbermen’s Club of Memphis has this great exhibit there. I slow down every time I walk by to check this out. Thought you might enjoy this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GNKJWx4Qsk
I had put off dialing in my new Rikon Jointer until my knife setting jig arrived, which it did on Friday. So yesterday I grabbed a square to square up the fence and then align the knives. Squaring the fence to the infeed table went swimmingly but to my alarm the fence was then out of square with the outfeed. I checked the fence with my trusty Lee Valley straightedge, and it was dead flat. Dreading what I was going to find, I clamped the straightedge to the outfeed and grabbed my feeler...
Stalled out a bit making fenders,. At about 1.5 hour a pair and then the router ate a couple of pairs and then one pair were not even close to a match, then another pair the wood fractured. Here is a couple of pics of my first attempt. You can see one of the ways of working with small pieces is to mount you hand held tools like my ROS upside down and bring the piece to it. The fenders turned out very nice but then the router ate them. On the final attempt I then decided to glue the bla...
I need some help. I have this Cypress slab that checked and just would like your opinion what you would do with the cracks. some of these are 1/2”wide. should I leave it or fill it . should I butterfly it? Not sure. and what do you think I should charge for this. The inlay is Old growth redwood burl. and I will have a burl base for it. Thnaks for your help. Go Yah! I need to finish it by this Tuesday.Greg
As promised, MUCH better electrics have been installed! Heaps of powerpoints and in all the right places. Got two overhead sockets right in the middle of the garage which should minimise any trailing cables. I went and bought some more paint so that once the back wall is done I can get straight into the finishing process. I won’t say the end is in sight just yet but it’s definitely getting closer.
I don’t often find myself in the shop twiddling my thumbs on what to make next, but sometimes I need a little inspiration, a quick gift, or a time filler while I’m waiting for a finish to dry. I have a great Pinterest board for woodworking ideas, but I don’t often have my iPad out in the shop, so I simply printed my pins onto paper and hung it on the bulletin board. The first couple pages were portrait, but the rest are landscape which works better because the projects get c...
I will try and catch you up on the progress of the 3:6 Creations shop. My brother and I have wanted to own our own business for quite some years now and this year it seems as though it will finally happen. While enlisted in the Army, I tore up my body pretty good. As a 90% disabled veteran, I have been offered a benefit from the State of Louisiana through the Workforce commission that provides me with a small business grant. This grant has its omissions, such as vehicles of any kind, the cons...
So I posted blog 1 and it was asked that I show the table that brought me to the realization that my skills are not where I thought they were. So I figured I’d just show all the major pieces I’ve done so far. There are a few others that I made for others or they aren’t displayed in the house and I don’t have pictures of, but here are the important ones in my eyes. This was the first major project I did. Kind of a big undertaking for my skill set, but it’s ...
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