Still hard at work putting the top together. I recently upgraded the blade in my vintage Stanley #7 jointer plane with an IBC Pinnacle blade / chipbreaker. This made a HUGE difference in dimensioning the boards and getting the faces flat for glue ups. I decided to glue it up in 3 sections each 8” wide. Then one final glue up of those 3 sections for a final full width of 24”. The pieces being glued up for the top top are 61”; which will be trimmed to 60” after the en...
Since this project is mostly for practice, with no deadline, and I want to end up with a really high quality piece of furniture, I have decided to first make the project in poplar for practice in the techniques I am expiramenting with, as well as to work out any bugs in the design. I figure that poplar is relatively inexpensive, readily available, and hard enough to turn, mill and generally work like whatever hardwood I choose for the final piece.Today I turned the legs, I have never turned ...
This my device is designed to making holes. The main feature is lack of support at center of detail. http://youtu.be/8VzQmRwfUAI
Making a Penn spice cabinet using mostly hand tools. #9: The blade master, and I'm not talking lightsabers!
Hello again. It has been quite a week. I have been able to get work done every night so far this week and I have made some good progress. I left off #8 getting the three horizontal drawer blades sized and fitted. So I’ll pick up there. To fit the rest of the blades, I had to cut them to size. I used my crosscut carcass saw and a bench hook to get them close. Then I used my plane stop and planed them really close to thickness. I had to use the toothed blade for most of them and...
I recently received an old brace that I believe belonged to my grandfather and I am in the process of cleaning it up a bit. I have to replace the wood handle at the top of the brace as well as the wood handle in the middle. A friend of mine gave me a couple chunks of walnut that I plan on using for the top handle. I only need one but he gave an extra just in case the first one goes south. Here is what I have to make: Here is what I have to make it out of: I have to use my ShopSmith l...
Artisans Quarterly Review #18: Artisans of the Valley's Artisans Quarterly Review Vol 5 Issue 2 - 2012
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I’m building a new table saw station to accomplish a few tasks in the shop. It has to be more mobile than the original mobile base (horrible!), have dust collection built in, and allow future upgrades for a router lift that I am working on. In the end it turned out great!
I’ve decided that we need a coffee table in our family room. We used to have one, but it had a thick glass top that my 5YO son crashed into one day. The glass didn’t break, but the gash in the back of his head required a staple to keep it shut! Suffice it to say, we decided that it was time for that table to go. Now it’s hiding in the basement waiting for use to do something constructive with it (like sell it!). Now the family room is wide open and in need of something. I...
I’m looking to invest into a new planer…I looked at the Grizzly G0453-Z model with spiral blades. I like it! The price is right and from what I’ve read…the reviews are good! Any thoughts or suggestions…this planer will be used for teak…Working with a budget here!
I am currently working on a set of built in cabinets for two areas designated for them. I will do a big specifically on the project soon. Along the way I discovered that I did not have all the “necessary” tools for the job. The first realization occurred when I began cutting the base molding. My miter saw was just 7” and I needed a few more inches to cut the base molding. I could have used my table saw to cut it, but rather than going through the table of that, I looked on C...
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