Congratulations to Ron Henricksen. One of our fellow LJ’s guessed the correct score, game number, and winner of the World series to win a World Series Edition Baseball bed. Well have to get started on that and get it shipped out to him. This was a Facebook contest. More info or to follow see my facebook page . The orginal blog on LJ can be found here Win a Baseball bed
In all my cleanup, I found one of the laminations I did a long time ago for my drill press table re-do. (I royally botched the dadoes on the first one… ). So with limited shop time over the last few evenings I have been able to… #1. Trim the hardboard to be flush with the rest of the lamination. #2. Rip and attach the 3/4” walnut edge trim. #3. Rout out the through hole for the replaceable insert. #4. Rout the rabbet for the replaceable insert. #5. Drill for, and install...
Years ago I built a large cabinet to hold my (then) new Jet table saw. The preliminary design of the cabinet was to give a long enough extension for the fence as well as eventually provide me with a router table. As with most projects, it took a while, but I eventually found a Freud router that would work with what I wanted, so I got the router, a router table plate from Rockler, and the template to match the place, and installed it. The cabinet was very raw in it’s design, thoug...
OK, I purchased the Grizzly G0453 15” planer with the spiral head cutter. It works like a dream! There is some snipe on the front of the board “at times” which is to be expected. I just make sure that the board is a little longer than what I need for the finished board. The snipe isn’t that deep. Most of the time it takes only a little sanding and it disappears. It was packed very well for shipping. It was actually in a wood crate. After I unpacked it, I used one ro...
Well, hopefully you enjoyed shaping the saw handle and making it fit your own hand instead fo the minuscule hand the makers intended it for. I have always liked the wheat stalks on saw handles and here is how a accomplished it on mine. There is another method which I will show in a second blog using carving chisels. Here is the one I began in my previous blog, replete with wheat carved handle And here it is before carving began. Disston saws once had lovely wheat stalks carve...
I made a couple matching chairs and a table to sell. I know it’s late in the season, but you never know.
Thsre are five 12 foot long pitch pine church pews in the photo dating back to circa 1880. The client is keen to retain them in the local area in the form of a variety of furniture pieces i.e. dining table, coffee table, monks bench, butchers block, bookcase etc. The first job is to break the pews up into manageable pieces to see exactly what is usable and then take them to be chemically stripped. I experimented with sanding the old finish off but it is far too time consuming and does...
Three big bowls are turned … working on the picking, the cleanup, the sanding, the polishing, then finishing, then more polishing, then more finishing, then more polishing, etc etc etc etc … Hit a few small rocks so far … Some of the turned pieces …
My last photos of my paper layout were hard to see, so I shot them again and have also included a practice piece to show what I am trying to accomplish. The triangles that are removed have no depth at the base of the triangle and the chip is removed down 1/8 at the apex. I have done a little chip carving with a knife into soft material before. For this project however, since it is white oak and I wanted to make sure my lines were straight, i decided to chip carve with a pair of benc...
After putting my banjo project on display, I have received a number of comments running the gamut from complimenting the wood used to alluding to banjo player jokes. It seems as though there is a significant number of us that would like to build musical instruments, but are too intimidated or feel perhaps they are not musical enough to succeed. I really want to encourage you, if you are thinking about doing something like this, to give it a try. Go ahead and buy one of the many great ̶...
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