I know, more cheap shelves. Let’s face it, most of us would rather buy tools not shelves. With that in mind here is a shlef that only requires 2×4s, 1/2” plywood, wood screws,& some nuts,bolts, & washers. I have seen quite a few of your workshops out there, And a lot of you have metal buildings with C or Z purlins to columns type metal building construction. So this will be the kind of drawing that I’m posting today. You can apply the same principles to a buildi...
2010 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge #12: Eps 15 Part 12 of my project for the 2010 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge.
In this episode:Finishing up. Routing the aprons. Carving the apron parts. Assembling the table, and finishing
In the last blog, I completed the tails for the project (after a few mistakes). The next steps are a lot faster and less error prone. Line up to the A cuts and then first step in cutting the tails is to set the stop block so it just barely misses the bit. Making sure to keep you fence mark side aligned against fence (easy to forget for this step), cut one full set of pins, advancing to each A cut. Then check the fit. As you can see, I am shallow by 1/16”. So I ne...
Before we actually get into cutting the lap joint itself, let’s talk a little about my tenon jig. This jig is a pretty good addition to any shop. It’s quite easy to make from just a few scraps laying around. For this project you’ll need a tall face, and a board the exact width of your table saw’s fence. Here are some shots of my jig. You’ll need a piece of track, a knob and a holding device to act as your securing device. You can buy the track at Rockler or Woodcraf...
I have finally gotten back in the shop after a week or so of not being able to feed the habit. I decided to work on Dad’s military pieces the bomber is pulling together I glued the engines to the wings and the tail section is glued. I will put wings and tail together next. I also took some dowels and tried my hand at propellers, they are dry fit together. I still need to adjust the angles and trim them down to length. Not sure if I like them opinions? The second p...
I approached a lady on CustomMade about a small “essential oils” cabinet she wanted someone to build. Bottom line, I got the job! Fairly small, 18H x 16W x 5D. Cherry and paduak. Here are the final drafts awaiting her approval….
So during this holiday I have put some time into building my workbench. Got the walls put together so the basic frame is done. To do the extensions, well originally thought I might use pipe. But after a comment and looking at the suggestions went with wood extensions. using dowel as blockers.. I will post a pic of that later. I am pretty happy with how its going.
After some advice from other wise lumberjocks I decided to flatten the top by sanding it with my belt sander instead of trying to pull it flat with angle iron. It still has a very slight sag in the middle but it’s hardly noticeable and won’t affect the function of the table. I doubt the customer will ever notice unless they pour a glass of water into the middle of the table to see which direction it goes. I sanded it to 220 and then went back and filled a couple small bubbles...
In varying stages of finish.. there are some rough shapes.. smooth shapes.. then I took it to Kaj. Marked where he wanted the thumb points. I have used the rough belt sander.. a runover with a hand sander.. 120 grit for 20 mins hand sanding..Quick hits with the rough belt, quick buzz with hand sander. 120 for 10 mins on the thum notches. 400 grit on the knife for 15 mins.I gave it a rub with tung oil.I will wire wool it tomorrow and another coat. Thanks for looking.
This morning, rather than exercising or actually studying for school, I went back to the garage to try to knock out the shelf. I was out there for about 45 minutes, and came in at 1:00 pm. I went out at 8:30. So my day was pretty well shot. I’ll hit the books this afternoon, take a test, and hopefully not fail. Here you can see I’ve got the face frame attached. I like to use dowels to help me keep everything aligned – plus I’m a little cheap, so I don’t wa...
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