With all the timber now Jointed I sat down and checked the thicknesses of them all.From my measurements I now had timber thickness from a little over 22mm down to 15mm.So I picked out four of the shortest and thinnest to use.I then ran them through the thicknesser and matched them them all to 12mm, (great that will suit my dovetail Jig) and then resawed then them all the same width with the table saw.After that I drum sanded everything incrementally to 240grit.They sanded very well but I not...
Harbingers of Peace, Joy and Life ....”and as workers of wood is that not what we are doing, when we take a dead form of wood and create an image of life out of the wood. I have watched the faces on children and adults when they connect with a piece of wood art and then to see the smile break forth. As workers of wood we truly can be; harbingers of peace, joy and life!!!” I have wrote this after commenting on a project thathttp://lumberjocks.com/jocks/jockmike2 has posted an...
Check this out from NBC last night. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/31929478#31929478
So the plan that the mirror frame is from calls for rabbited joints for the drawers… I was ready to comply and build the drawers accordingly. Never mind that I have a Porter Cable dove tail jig. My reasoning was I have never used it on 1/2 stock or hard wood before. Not to mention that I just want my mirror done and on the wall. Well I thought about it and thought about it and realized I would not forgive myself if I don’t dove tail the joints. I will give the piece that much m...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Final Assembly”. I finally put all the pieces together to create a functional training partner. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/wing-chun-dummy-final-assembly/
One of my objectives in making the table saw sled is to mount a tenon jig to the sled. I want to bolt down the tenon jig into T track so I am adding a slot for the T track to the sled top. To do that I need to know the distance from the blade to the track. I’ve done a notional design using 3/4” lumber which shows the track needs to be 5-5/8” from the blade edge.
All you LJs have been such a great suport to me. The NAMM Show is the largest music expo in the USA and the Z-stik just got chosen as the top 20 most innovative music products coming out in 2012. Yahoo! Drum Magazine has written an article on the Z-stik also coming out in the January issue. Please blog about the Z-STIK. Every bit helpsThanks you LJsGregwww.z-stik.com
OOOH I had fun today! After a few days off visiting relatives, I was finally afforded time back in the shop today and spent that time cutting the 2×4s to make up the bench top. I broke out the new miter-saw (well, new as of 2 years ago…) cut all 16 2×4s to rough length (73”). Once I finish the glue up, I’ll trim the top to length with the circular saw. Here’s the result: To see the details and my comments on the Harbor Freight 10” compound mit...
I was vacationing in Florida this summer and had my first experience with a Hookah in Ybor City, Tampa. I loved it. Brother-in-law said I should make one since I am a woodworker/carver. Does anybody have a good design out there? One that uses glass/ceramics for the water? I like the idea of four hoses for parties. And yes I am using it for tobacco. I only smoke once in awhile and usually it is a cigar or pipe. The coolness (literally) of a hookah was amazing. I am not used to buying stuff to ...
Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #2: Pile o' Parts Plus a comparison of the Dundas to the Maloof
With my limited experience in the world of rocking chairs, I’m inclined at this point to divide them into two groups: Armed and no arms. Of those two, the first group has two subgroups: Arm integral with the front leg, and Not. The Windsor Rocker is a fine example of the arm and leg not being integral. The most elegant of the other subgroup is the Maloof chair. Much has been written here and elsewhere about this iconic design. Let me just add that, having built one, I c...
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