After the top dried I trimmed it to final length and width and set it on the chest. I can’t seem to get the camera set right to get a representative photo. It doesn’t really look right if I used a flash and turning the flash off doesn’t seem to help much. I need to practice more. I put 3 coats of wipe-on poly on the inside of the chest and on the bottom of the lid. I also cut and fit some cedar panels for the bottom. All that is left to do is paint the outs...
I bought this nice pice of quilted maple, and was thinking of resawing it into either two pieces or thin venires for a desk top. It is almost 2 1/4” thick, and 12” wide. I dont know if i should just resaw it half or do thin venires. Any advice from fellow lumberjocks would be appreciated. It was not a cheep pice and i don’t want to mess things up.
Well, I have decided to restore my Crescent 8” jointer. I was going to sell it and make a swap for an Oliver 8” but figured it would be an even swap. If I am gonna sell it, it will be for an upgrade and I don’t have the room for a 12” at this time. The jointer is in decent shape given its age, its about 90 yrs old. I was starting to have a few issues with it so its time. It is a belt driven machine powered with a really nice 2hp replusion start Fairbanks Morse motor...
A question was asked of me by Shoptinker on how I set up an Incra Miter gauge for the TS. I thought it might be an interesting topic so I thought I would post it here for others to weigh in on it. Let me do the usual disclaimer and state that there are many many techniques that we woodworkers use to kink a store-bought jig to his/her personal train of thought. This is just my take. Dan, I originally bought this thing thinking that I would be putting miles of lumber though it in the fi...
Hy Fellow Lumber Jocks and Guests. Here are a few pictures with 2 coats of the Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain American Walnut. I like the way it coats and provides a uniform color. Still more work to do on the table with fine sanding before the clear is applied.Please contact me through this post or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like a table like this, one you saw on the internet, or have another design in mind. This one is based on a picture my client provided. T...
Welcome again, I left off last time cutting grooves with the grooving tools. Well I am done cutting half of the grooves. I am going to cut half of them, and then inlay them, then cut the other half. I am doing this, because over the last few months, I have bee playing with this pattern, and I have found that if I cut the crossing grooves at the same time, the chance of mychipping out material is far greater, as well as putting in the stringing is more difficult and requires more cutting...
In this three part series we make a cyclone dust separator for well under $50 In this video we finish the cyclone and put it to the test! Download Plans: http://www.jordswoodshop.com/cyclone-dust-seperator/ music by Nurykabe – Jar Hut ( http://ccmixter.org/files/Nurykabe/16952 )
I am making a small (36”x32”) art table for a young grandchild. I bought kiln and air dried oak and used biscuit joinery to make the table top. It was dead flat after joining and glue up and remained dead flat until yesterday when I brushed a coat of primer in preparation of painting a gloss acrylic finish. This morning I put 2 coats of the gloss paint on the top and tonight when I was going to put the finish coat on I noticed that the top has bowed significantly (1/2 to 3/4 inch)...
Alright so this is the build for the other two main pieces. The first is the bottom support that everything extends from the back. I realized just how strong these laminate bends are relative to the individual pieces and wow, the bend strength is amazing. So here’s the form/piece for that guy. It came out pretty good in my opinion. All the glue lines are nice and clean and it’ll be ready with just a little bit of sanding. The next step which had to wait until now is...
Hello folks, I’m starting a new project which should hopefully not take too much time. I’m on the finishing stages of my Ph. D. thesis and have been relying a bit more heavily on shop time to relieve my frustration, so the goal of this project is also partly to give me something relatively simple to do that I can spend 1/2 – 1 hour on at a time when I just need to get away from this accursed writing chair. I don’t know if there’s sort of a rule of thumb as ...
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