For added variety, you can also try resin or epoxy inlays. A variety of different colors and textures are available and can be added to designs, used to fill inlay pockets, and more. Late last summer, I had some nice turquoise resin inlay from Inlacebook.com that really came to the rescue. It was late at night and I was working on one last piece for the booth. The finishing touch I was going to add before I called it quits were a couple symmetrical designs on either side of lettering that ...
It’s been a while since I started on this, but was busy with my new job. But the weather forced me back into action. We’re having an unseasonably warm spring. 8 inches of snow melted in a few days, then rain, and 50°-60° temps. And a huge amount of humidity. I went out in the garage the other day, and was terrified to see the pieces that I ad already glued down loose on the torsion box. The humidity had expanded them so much that they were popping loose, actually tearing the s...
So my plan for vacation this week was to finish up a project I started a couple of months ago. My goal was to make a rolling cabinet for my little Ryobi table saw. I kept having to pull it out from against the wall, plug it in, put it next to my bench that I use for an out feed table, and then start to make cuts. I made an attempt at some dust collection putting a thin board at the bottom of the saw where it mounted to the metal stand. I put a port for shop vac hose, but it was less than ...
Here’s number two of our weekly quick tips. Removing a nail without damaging your wood. It’s so simple, most people would say “duh!” Check out Safety Dan’s new career. Hey what can we say, times are tough.Ooohhh! Do yo here that? It’s my favorite song. Gotta dance now, people.
Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabin kit delivered out at my property yesterday. Center-cut oak beams with dovetailed corners to build my new house, but that’s a whole other story. Anyhow, I finally got to go pick up my saw when my friend who’s carrying the loan got off...
I’ve had a few people ask me what the tablesaw sled looks like that I use for cutting the segments for my turnings. Well this past weekend I started working on two new pieces so I took the time to snap a few pictures as I was setting up the sled. please note! I’m responsible for my fingers and my fingers only. If you are not comfortable with the design, I suggest you do not use it. I won’t be blamed for someone nipping their finger tips! :) Anyway, here’s what I&...
This was a pretty straightfoward part of the job. The only trick was getting a snug fit and centering the groove perfectly. You see, I had foolishly milled the breadboard ends to exact thickness, rather than oversizing them a hair. This meant I had to be spot on! How could I perfectly center the groove? The trick turned out to be to get close. Rather than aim for perfection, I got as close as possible. Then with each pass on the table saw, I ran each piece through twice (once...
In the last blog entry, I completed the interior elements. Now I will turn to the completion of the external elements of the case. Where I started. Where I finished. During this session I completed the following: 1. Create base molding2. Nail base molding3. Create crown molding3. Glue crown molding on4. Add filler strip5. Attach feet I started with the base molding from the plan. It is sized to just cover the lower dovetails. I made a mistake and cut the rabbit at 90 d...
Howdy, I started mounting the table top today. It occurs to me, in hindsight, that I may have caused myself a lot of frustration. I’ll find out soon enough when I try to place the diamonds. Be that as it may, it’s turning out pretty well but you can still tell that a rookie is doing the work. I was able to use the warped pieces but now I have a few pieces that are slightly higher than others. I just bought myself more hours of sanding. I’ve also got a few gaps. A f...
Made some progress on the tank. Adding wheels and gluing the turret. Yes it rotates. Since I am painting this for my customer I can use up some of the scrap wood I have laying around. I hope to get the trailer done today as well since the Packer game is on this evening.
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