edit – I actually did this before the workbench, but since I’m adding it to this series after the fact, it winds up as #2. I designed this partly to learn more about using SketchUp, and partly because its something I’d like to make to keep organized and clean. After looking at what I usually keep on hand and the sizes of scraps I seem to accumulate, and combining some ideas from a few other mobile racks I’ve seen on LJs, I came up with this. Its 24” wide, by ...
This blog will document the process I’m currently using to build bible boxes. I generally make a box large enough to hold a bible and give it to a person who has either been recently baptized or married, or in some other way come to my attention. My hope is that I can build a box that will last long enough and be strong enough that there’s never a good reason to get rid of it. Then it can always remind the person receiving it that it came with a bible and hopefully that little ...
Hi everyone, I thought you all might like to see a project I made my for my 2 yr old grandson for Christmas. The plan was from one of the woodworking mags. I made MDF patterns and glued up my stock. I had a bunch of 8/4 red oak, so I used that for the horses body. Here is the main body. Next, I drilled the holes for the handles and eyes . The legs were pattern routed and all edges rounded over. I glued and screwed the legs to the body and then bunged the screw holes. The...
About 8 years ago I decided that I should have a bandsaw. However, not knowing anything about them, I just bought a Delta because of it’s name. I didn’t have a clue about what I was getting myself into. I was all excited when I got it home and I couldn’t wait to try it out. After a few cuts my excitement turned into disappointment. I couldn’t make it cut straight, even with the fence that I bought with it. It was so bad that even the little red plastic disk got...
... Well, now I have couple machines and time to time I was cutting something, but basically they were hiding in hardly reachable corners of my garage. I finished some refreshment of my basement and thought that it would be great to have an entertainment center around my rear projection big screen TV? Well that was sitting in my head for a while, but I did not see anything in the store that gravitate my attention to, at least to degree to consider purchasing it. I told about that to my wife a...
A rotund man sits at a typewriter, his sausage fingers dance over the old Underwood, and he puts down his thoughts, his gospel if you will. He is revered or feared by all, there isn’t any middle ground. He is the restaurant critic for the Brooklyn Daily News. If he likes a new restaurant then it will rocket up the charts quicker than a Wall Street broker chasing his secretary. If he unsheathes his poison pen then the restaurant owners will be spending their days in the serving line of...
Got busy with a few other things but I’ve finally got back to putting the finishing touches on the workstation. I routed the recess for my router plate, making it the right size for the existing plate I had made out of 3/8” Lexan. This is to use with a DeWalt DW625 router. It is stiff enough to hold the router securely for what I do with it. Here’s a picture of the setup for routing the recess. I used pieces of 3/4” MDF and stuck them to the table with double...
Hello, there. I was lurking here and other forums for some time and decided give myself a little bit of publicity.Well, like many of you I become addicted to woodworking. It is actually started many years ago when I was a kid and was sleeping in wood shawings while my dad was making furniture. Making furniture was not his main job, but made it on side. During my schools years did many small projects and different shelving and casing in my grandmother’s house. Once I got out of the schoo...
As one of first, very simple projects, I’m going to make some shelves in the bedroom closet (which is oddly shaped). So I have some newbie questions. I’m concerned about the smaller shelves to the right. These shelves will hold shoeboxes and folded clothing. I’m wondering if support is needed along the left side of the shelves. I don’t want to put L brackets since I think they’ll look ugly. There is the possibility of clamping a support mechanism to the near b...
When I logged on this morning to start voting for the LJ contest, I couldn’t help feeling that something is not quite right. I am not criticizing the Contest itself. I think the Contest is a great idea to promote woodworking and friendship among us woodchips all over the world. It can only be done over the Internet with the right site. Not even the best print magazine can come close to what the LJ is providing for us. That’s definitely an “Atta Boy”! What I think it’s not quite right ...
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