I thought it would be a good time to take a break from rehabbing vintage tools to actually build a project with them. So I pulled a copy of “Basic Box Making,” by Doug Stowe from my bookshelf. I’ve always liked this book and have admired his creativity and craftsmanship. I like to keep things simple. So to me, that means starting at the beginning of Stowe’s book. That has the advantage of slowly learning new skills in layers as projects become more complex. Flipping to the first ...
Not to be completely defeated, today I mounted the rear rails on the saw, mounted the MDF-topped steel extension, and temporarily hung the power switch off the rail with some stove bolts and nuts. I had to cut off the plug from the saw to connect to my locking extension cord as well. I popped a 50T CMT General Purpose blade on the saw and checked the parallelism of the mitre slot to the blade and it was out by about 7 thou. Easy enough to adjust on a cabinet saw (thank goodness) and now it...
I have started building a pulpit out of beech. I have already constructed the 5 frames and panels that make up the casebody of the pulpit. I plan on keeping the progress posted for anyone that is interested to follow. I will have the pictures and more description of the project at my blog found at this link. http://thecrookednail.blogspot.com/
The fronts of each block consists of 5 pieces of 3/4”stock cut to precisely the same size and all cut at a 9 degree angle on each end. Each of these sections have different slots for different size blades so a set of templates were made to use for consistency and to speed up the process. Simply a matter of tracing the slots onto the blanks. I used a piece of sticky back label paper on the walnut blanks but traced straight on the maple and cherry In order to cut the s...
I needed to install my VHF radio in my Montgomery 17 sailboat and I wanted it to be mounted into a bulkhead. To do this I needed to build a little box insert to bolt the radio to. It turned out nicely and was a fun project. I made a video of it mainly for other sailors in a simular position but figured I would share it here since it is woodworking.
To see the pictures, please click here. At long last I have begun construction of my first mallet! I’ve been seeing all these great pounders, thumpers, whackers, and smackers that everyone has been displaying on the internet and on TV shows and finally could take no more of the bounce-back prone rubber mallet I’ve been using. As it happens, when I bought the supplies to build the bench back in August, I also acquired a nice hickory plank (4”x3/4” x 4’) to ...
This one come under the heading of, “It takes 2000 at-a-boys to make up for on Aww ^%#$ and one aww ^%#$ will cancel 2000 at-a-boys. Working on a pantry/cabinet in which my sweetheart can store some of the bounty our garden which she cans each year. Her garden is prolific and she is an expert at wasting exactly none of it. This piece will have a total of eleven 16 inch wide interior shelves of ¾ inch plywood each of which has a 1 X ¾ strip glued across the front for extra stiffness...
A new Video on making the small cove molding and dental molding. I hope you enjoy it. Andrew
I have a Woodmizer LT-40 which I use to process lumber for customers and bowl blanks I use and sell. This is in between my day job as a finance professional I bought the mill used in 2007 after getting a job that was too big for my Norwood Lumbermate. I had a builder need beams from 80 large logs. I had the Norwood since 2005. During 2007 through 2009, I milled 1 weekend a month on average. That fell off from 2009 through 2012. I think I milled 2 or 3 times per year when the econo...
There are lots of furniture items about which end up in a street clean up. I saw a blue painted set of drawers which appeared on vacant block near me some time ago, I didn’t take much notice of it but just watched it. It didn’t move for a couple of days so I went over and checked it out, when I opened a drawer I saw it was assembled using blind dovetails in it so I decided to bring it home. Once I got it back home and had a good look at it was worthwhile sanding the paint...
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