Well I am going to be out of the shop and going through withdrawals for a few weeks. I am hopping a plane to Gateshead England, in the morning for a three-week business trip. When I return I am off to Fort Sill Oklahoma, to see my daughter graduate from Army Boot Camp. Then it is off to the in-laws in South Dakota for a few days, finally I return to Texas on the 20th of August when I can get back into my shop after a 34-day hiatus. I shall try to log on to LumberJocks from time to time ...
So I made a mistake. Not a big one but definitely avoidable. When I set my grinder up, I used a nice thick blade to figure out where may angle should be. Unfortunately I forgot to factor in the tapered blade on the old plane makes a RADICAL 10 degree difference to my grinding angle so I realized that I had a 20 bevel angle about early enough correct it. I tapped the stand forward so I ended up with a second bevel of 30 degrees. Believe it or not the secondary bevel is big enough to reference ...
I’ve been busy milling down hunks of wood to the same dimensions. wee! I got the jointer! It’s been very handy so far. I’ve been happy with it. I then did a bunch of glueing and a lot more milling and ended up with a bunch of little boards. And I made a bunch of little boards with just maple, rather than maple and something exotic. I spent a lot of time today listening to WRRRRRRRRRRR (in addition to EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE of the sheet router).... ...
I got some free cedar wood the other day. It was in the burn pile on the bottom I tied a strap to pull it out. It was a 12 foot log about 20” across the butt. I sawed it into 4’ sections so I could haul it in my truck. I blocked some of it up for turning blanks. I guess the rest I will saw up into lumber to make stuff (lol) !!! Just think someone was going to burn it.
Not pretty yet, and this certainly shows my extreme lack of turning skills. I have the larger of the two outer plugs round, and have it with the groove for the pulley cut in… The pulley end large side is 5.25” dia, the inside diameter is 4.75”. I am not sure I left enough thickness on the side to prevent a blowout, but I guess we will see… The first pic is the blanks glued up and the corners clipped off to keep from beating too much with the rougher… ...
Artisans at Events, Furniture & Art Shows #2: Our Patriotic Display at "The New Valley Forge Gun Show" June 2013
This is our business and personal feelings converging into a patriotic and highly Pro-2A display at the “New Valley Forge Gun Show” – Warminster, PA June 2013. “Right to Bear Arms Eagle” – Concept by Eric M. Saperstein of Artisans of the Valley. Artwork, design, and CNC carving, and base/clear coats by Dana Osterman of The Sign Smith. Airbrush work by Felipe Rivas of InnerCity Airbrushing. This carving is on 18# sign foam laminated to an LDF with an assortment of primers, base c...
Further shaping of the face. Drew in new sections to be cut in…. Carved in features. The face is finally beginning to show!
Well I got a chance to make some sawdust and have trued up the table frame. Was having a bit of a problem tapering instead of truing the frame, but looked a little at my process on the jointer and realized I was leaning on the inbound side too long instead of the out bound side. As I am intending to make this all with lap joints, I trolled through some old PopWoodworking magazines (that a friend of mine has loaned me…I guess that means she wants them back at some point…hmmmm)...
My next big project is to construct a new outdoor shower enclosure at the back of my mother-in-law’s beach house. The current phase is design, which I think I’ve finally finished using Sketchup. I had been struggling with Sketchup until I heard about a web site called http://www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com where there were tutorials specifically for using sketchup for woodworking. That got me hooked and within a week of starting Sketchup I’ve come up with a very complete m...
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