I went to Woodcraft for the first time ever in order to get some tools so that I can start doing some turning on my new lathe. Couldn’t have picked a better day to go. The entire store was 15% off. Also, when I walked in I saw a group of people standing around a workbench near the entrance. I recognized the dude they were all talking to and realized that it was Rob Cosman, the great hand-tool woodworker from Canada. He’s on YouTube as well. Check him out. Watch the video her...
This is on my woodworking project bucket list. Every time I see the prices of these machines I just turn away and decide scroll sawing is not for me. Thanks to YouTube I have seen that it is possible to make an affordable homemade alternative. This drawing is a combination of several different homemade scroll saws on the internet. It is designed to have a 600mm (Aprox 24 inch) throat depth and a tiltable table as well as a toe to hold the work down. The arm that supports the toe could also be...
Not your Normal Woodworking! The curves are all done with 3/8” Bender Board. The bases are covered with satin bronze aluminum,and the tops are laminate from Design Lab.There is going to be 1/2” glass (hopefully I will get today) that will sit on the stand offs. Drawers are all soft close. All built from 3/4” pre finished MapleStill trying to find pulls for the doors and drawers.
Last time I installed reinforcements to the plain mitred corners of my Stanley no.45 Box, and left them to cure. Now came the time to flush of the excess material, and knock the sharp edges off. The initial work was done with my small pull saw, after which I turned to a sharp chisel, and then smooth plane and card scraper. Supporting the box over boards clamped to the bench top works really well, and this method is often used when making drawers. Once the surfaces were satisfacto...
I have used material that had bolts and washers in it. The holes are 1-3/4” and I need to plug these holes. Cutting the exsisting holes with a router or drill bit is easy. How can I cut a plug accurately that is 2-1/2” in diameter and 1/2” thick? I can make the hole smaller (maybe 2-3/8” or 2-1/4”), but I want to cut out the defects around where the bolt holes are. The material is oak and there are about 200 holes to plug. I guess I could turn the plugs,...
I bought this one at the local Ciderfest a couple of weeks ago and decided I would do a bit of work to it in order to see what I had. I will likely do some further tuning to it as I do with all my things as I go along, but this was just to get it working. I guess everyone who does woodworking videos on You Tube is obliged to do some sort of sharpening video and I am counting this as mine. I suppose I could have split this up into shorter segments, but wanted to keep the continuity. Makin...
In this video I show how I built an 11 sided scroll saw basket. I use a pattern I got from Steve Good over at www.scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Steve has lots of great patterns available. You can view my video and see how I built the basket at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPoXo38hpMM Thanks for watching.
Plain mitred corners are inherently weak, due to the propensity of end grain to end grain in the joint. For a box like this, I feel it is crucial to add some reinforcement. Now you may ask, why then did I choose to plain mitre the corners? Wouldn’t I have been better using box joints, or dovetails, or adding a spline to the mitre? My answer is simply, I wanted a mitred box that was relatively easy for anyone to copy, and which had subtle decorative features. My methods for reinfo...
https://youtu.be/9xRjNLqAnF4 In this video I show you how I built a clamp rack to organize my parallel clamps.
After years of watching other woodworkers on YouTube, I thought it was time for me to join in. I have started a woodworking channel called Dread Knot Woodshop (you can find it here). The first video is a tour of my new shop and the second video is my first project in which I build a clamp rack. Please watch, like, and subscribe if you feel so inclined. I will be posting all future videos to this blog series for those of you that would like to follow along. You can find the first video he...
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