After taking a whole day to clean rust spots off my nice tools, I got smart and finally closed the damn cabinet doors. I blogged about it here… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2014/8/19/a-tool-cabinet-not-a-tool-display-case Thanks
In my above video I share a eureka moment that I had when trying to apply reverse clamping pressure against the walls of my dovetailed tool chest. The original blog post is here. I discovered that I could simply reverse my small Bessey clamp’s jaw and it would push outward instead of inward! It’s kind of hard to explain in words, so just watch the video! I’m not sure if any other clamps can be reversed like this, but I hope it helps. Here is where you can buy these clamps: -Besse...
Praise God, after 5 months of work ‘Holly’s Jasper’ is done! It was a true challenge and taught me new skills, and introduced me to 3 new kinds of wood. Can’t wait to apply what I have learned to future. projects!
Avoid those teachers who say: This is the only way to do something. Whatever that something may be. That person has never been dancing. Expression is a part of building too. There are lots of ways of building things right. Just like there are several ways of learning. Learning style makes a difference in how well you understand a teacher. Pick a teacher who understands that not everyone is the same. Study with someone who remembers that choice is important too. It’s like a grip. They...
handsawgeek's Lathe Stand: A Hand Tool Build For a Tailed Appliance #5: "With This Ring, I Thee Bore..."
All of the components of the main frame structure are now cut and smoothed. Time to bore the holes for the 5/16” x 3” lag screws that will hold it all together. The holes will be counter sunk with large enough diameter to accommodate the screw hex heads as well as clearance for the socket that will drive them home. Since this is a simple, common operation, I will refrain from ‘boring’ you with further details. Except to say that the work will all be done using the trusty brace and au...
Dear AllAprox. 10 years ago, I purchased this chaise lounge, while living in Hong Kong, at a Maitland Smith Shop. Having moved around the world, I am now back in Switzerland…. and my poor chaise lounge has finally said “no more” to all the shipping it had to withstand. A leg has now broken – and its impossible to find anyone who can replicate the broken leg. I have received a letter from Mailtland smith, confirming that they cannot help me (no spare parts available)....
My Sam Maloof inspired stool has yet another error. I am very disapointed that after making a prototype stool of which I had on the ground with me I find yet another really dumb error. I have cut the front profile in reverse! I was going to go inside for a beer to celebrate my days work when after a reply I realised the front profile was reversed! How could one do this and after already making a prototype and having it with me at the time. I think I must be going senile or ...
Today I decided to progress the “real” Maloof stool I began in June. I started off doing the rear legs however I must have had some sort of lapse of the brain as I cut the legs out on the bandsaw first, why I did it who knows I had already made a prototype as well! So after I realised the monumental error of having no datum surfaces to work with I had to Double Side Tape them and the off cuts back together again temporarly. A vist to the sander returned a level work...
The following article is a commentary written by Stumpy Nubs which includes his description of the episode, thoughts and additional content. Only the phrases within quotation marks are the exact words of Roy Underhill. For more episodes, including all of season one, visit Stumpynubs.com! SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE- “TOOL HANDLES” It’s 1982 and Roy is back in the shop: “The place where we dare to question some of the burning issues of our time, some of the imponderable enigma...
Well after I posted my 4 previous Rocketships I became inspired to make another one from all the great comments I got so here it goes. Progress is underway on Rocketship Mark V. This time I did some glued segments for the main body. Woods used are Maple and Mahogany. My sketchup. Glue up. I found a new tool for the workshop. Wax paper. Made the segmented glue up much easier and less clean up. Saw a guy using on it his turning webpage. I mounted a dowel in both ends to help...
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