Chevy II is five years old now and has never missed a beat. It still cuts perfectly square with the adjusters in neutral position but the whole column has developed quite a curve to the right (as you sit on it). This may be because the column is too narrow but I suspect it has more to do with the poorly milled “urban wood” garry oak from which it was made.At any rate while working on the new plywood model last week I decided to replace the column on the old girl. A plywood column ...
Great, now I know what I want to build AND I think it will be compatible with the style of other furnishings in the room. I have a picture, provided by Captain Skully, since I forgot to post one. Many thanks!! Before I go any further, I must give credit to Kevin Rodel for his design. I wish I could afford to buy his works, they are amazing. Thank you for providing the rest of us with such inspirational pieces to imitate. If this turns out well I might try reproducing the Glasgow desk...
Some jobs just need more space.” If you can’t read the box in the video that I am moving between totes. That is an older Avon soft sided cooler with built in radio. My wife bought that years ago thinking we’d use it. I have never had it out of the box…
With layout all marked up, it’s time to cut the opening. I did this with a sliding compound miter saw and the plane was designed to make that the best tool to use. If you don’t have a SCMS or are just more comfortable with a table saw and miter gauge or handsaws, no reason not to use them. For a miter saw, set the bevel to 20 degrees and the miter to 45 degrees. Hopefully you have a depth stop. If so, mark the proper distance up from the table on a piece of scrap and do som...
Had the chicken before the egg conversation with myself again yesterday, and in a fit of frustration of not having enough storage and needing a way to neatly store my planes, I bit the bullet and got started on my hand plane til. It was supposed to be my first foray into hand tool joinery but no. I decided in the essence of time and my need for storage it would just be a quick job with glue and kreg screws and I could redo it down the line when I could finish off a new til for the base of my...
With materials in hand, it’s time to start the actual work. First step is to create the mouth, bedding surface for the iron and front escapement area for the shavings. For infill bench planes, the wood can be cut completely apart and held on with the two metal sides during final assembly. Since this shooting plane only has one metal side, that strategy is not a good possibility. With many wooden plane builds, making this opening requires either chiseling out the area or doing a ...
Hi Guys, This week, I posted a seemingly innocent video giving a fellow you-tuber a “shout out” thinking to receive only appreciation for my efforts. But a day later, I was challenged into making a skull themed project. The links below will tell a more complete story. I hope you enjoy our video series. My challenge due date is this up and coming Sunday July 24, 2016. My shout out video:https://youtu.be/QxrMlhgGK20 Eloy’s challenge:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPBmr...
Got it in my head to make the center wheels for the low boy.I needed some 3/4” oak but found some nice 1”, so started making the wheels and as I was getting half way though it hit me I was not making the center wheels for the trailer but was making some fat boy tires I had been thinking about making.So the tires may not fit the trailer but hey I like making tires so??? NOTE: There’s really nothing new here just what I did to make these wheels. Here’s some tire ma...
As I’m building these corner brackets, I realized that my commercial pocket hole jig won’t work, for this application, the bit diameter is to wide and interferes with the edge of the workpiece, so I need to make my own makeshift pocket hole jig out of some scrap wood, for a smaller dia. bit. https://youtu.be/Im5dV4Aln_0
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