saw this in a friend’s workshop, he got it from a coustmer to revarnish. it was bought between 1949-1952. the legs are beautiful. anyone knows of a similar furniture, which uses the same technique?
So I decided I needed to finally build a real woodworking bench for my new workspace. I got all the books by Chris Schwarz, checked all the back issues of woodworking mags and browsed the internet in preparation. Then the first thing I did was break one of Chris Schwarz rules. I decided to design my own rather then duplicate a historical bench. I think I had valid reasons. My workspace is small. I could not fit a long bench. A short bench means planning forces have a bigger impact, so I d...
I decided that it’s time to tackle the knife handle I’ve procrastinated on. We have had a nice kitchen knife for years that really felt good in the hand, held its edge, and sliced very well. However, the handle rotted away and I decided to do my first handle replacement. I had a perfect sized piece of canarywood left over from box construction that will become the new knife handle. One surprise (see picture) was that the knife tang was a lot smaller that I anticipated. The blade top align...
It has been awhile since I have updated the progress on some of our projects. Here is the limb and base, they are both sanded. The limb is ready to be scribe fitted to the base.
picked up another jack early in the week. the number 6 spokeshave chisel moulding plane and transition i bought today. stanley 51 sweetheart spokeshave. moulding planemillers falls 814 jack plane stanley number 6 type 18 oak leaf transition smoother
Hello All, Today I cut my first half blind light bulb mortise. I am quite proud of it. I have blogged about how I came to cut such a beast. It was really fun. http://bit.ly/bQYzFY Ok, now I have some glue ups to do. I love this stuff. Brian
Hello LJ Bloggers, Tonight’s post is an update about using StumbleUpon to drive traffic to one’s blog. I have been using it steadily for a few weeks now and decided to publish the results. I hope you find it interesting. My weekly update about Stumble Upon and it’s impact on Traffic. Exciting Graphs. http://su.pr/1vKTi9 Brian
The finishing of my first card box took a slightly different direction than I was expecting.. not a ‘write off’ but not what I wanted.So I think I’m ready to make one with my ‘good wood’. I picked out a log from some fire wood on a recent camp outing.Lodgepole Pine I used a buck saw to remove most of the loose bark.. .. Attached a guide board Made two passes on the table saw Hand cut the center board cut from one of the log halfs Flatteni...
It’s been a long time since I posted an update on the remodel… What with summer and all I was busy with many other thing, though I did get some done here and there. Today, I pretty much finished the cleanup and getting all the tools into the shop and all the things that aren’t workshop out of the shop. So without further delay, here’s the before-and-after pictures with some updates on how the shop arrangement is currently planned: North wall before remodeling: ...
Ok, so I have been wanting to get a lathe for some time now. I got $250 worth of gift cards from woodcraft at christmas and have been saving them for this special occasion. I have looked around and finally decided on a Rikon. Now my biggest problem is whether I should get a variable speed or not. I want to turn all kinds of items. Small bowls, pens, lidded boxes, pepper mills, and many other items. I have talked to a few people who have told me that the variable speed lathes do not have enoug...
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