Hello All, 198 days ago, I posted my first blog post. It was a bit if a lark, but then a bunch of people left some really nice comments. It spurred me on to write more. Which I did. After a while I bought my own domain. And over the last 30 days, over 4100 different people have stopped in to read my drivel. It all began right here on LJ. I really appreciate all the encouragement everyone has given me. I wanted to share some good news here first. I have just been accepted to be ...
I had a little more time to work on the picture frames. Now cut to final dimensions and mitered. The pictures are below. I think the miters turned out pretty decent (better than I expected for a first timer). I used a miter cutting jig by Niki which is fairly easy to make. I had my suspicions that the jig was not built well but proved myself wrong. The frame clamping strap from woodcraft for $1.75 works great!! :) I also applied some danish oil on half of a scrap piece and there is a...
Next I have to Saw up some Walnut / Cherry / Red Oak / White Oak..been working on a timber frame 20’x20’ from reclaimed barn beams. Now that I see the end of the tunnel on that project this is next.
Had to remove the bark to take care of a little beetle larvae issue. Stained the whole stick, and one coat of semi-gloss poly.
I finally got around to finalizing a design so I could begin cutting the wood. I started by purchasing 2 sheets of 3/4 sanded ply and 7 2×8 fir boards, I will also be using some MDF I had on hand. “Bench in Potentia” After a new TS blade and a whole lot of ripping I went from a stack of a few boards to a stack of more smaller boards. I then put together the 2 end assemblies, this is where I made my first mistake. I have 3 different widths of boards I cut out ...
I saw the coasters that somebody I’d on thi website and it was amazing. Does anybody sell their work? Cause if they could make me a Harley davidson coaster set like that would be wonderful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1bo_-scYyg Pen Making Part 2 Includes Sanding the blank mandrel prep Turning the pen Sanding the Pen Finishing And assembly
These cabinets were salvaged from the school down the street last summer.so far so good!
I had previously finished laminating the two halves that would make up the top. I made two 12” wide sections, ran each through the planer to smooth and true up the tops and bottoms, and ran each mating edge across the jointer. And as I wrote in the previous blog entry, one of the halves already has the finished wagon vise built into it. The two halves were now all done and ready to be glued. It was tricky maneuvering the two parts in the final glue up, as each section was heav...
Hey!I’m Alexandre, who likes wood.I also like playing adventure video games such as minecraft etc…I do woodworking with my dad, I really like building stuff and my own tools.I came from South Africa and now live in Ontario, Canada.I started woodworking basically immediately after I came, So I came August 2010 and then yeah…The reason I started woodworking was:In South Africa, Wood was EXPENSIVEYou could also basically only get Pine, Red oak, Mahogany and this wood I can̵...
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