I recently celebrated my 34th birthday. I made out pretty good with handheld power tools as gifts. The Bosch Colt palm router was my happy birthday to me present. The Porter-Cable low profile random orbit sander was a gift from my lovely better half and the compact belt sander was a gift from my mother-in-law. I used some gift cards to get a few new blades for my 12” Jet bandsaw so I can start resawing lumber for my upcoming projects. All-in-all it was a good birthday and I can’t ...
Please remember to email me once you’ve gotten to the last blog so I know when to get the texturing and painting blog up. I’m doing final preparations for the woodworking show this week but I have a few hours to spare somewhere in there to provide some tips.I just need to know who is close to finishing and will be ready for the unveiling. ~ Hairy~ Theresa~ MsDeb~ Aaron~ Bill~ sticks4walking~ Reggiek
Hi everyone. So today I counted up my cash and found that I was able to spare $600.00 for a New Band saw. (Thank good for my commsioned jobs)... Any ways for about a 4 months I have been looking at Delta’s 14” 28-206 model band saw. I saw it a Rockler and looks like a good one. I have not seen any reviews on this saw on LJ’s and was wondering if any fellow LJ’s have this band saw and what there opinions on this Band Saw are?GOOD?, Bad? OK?, waste of money??The saw goe...
I left off with the top being glued to some MDF risers. This morning I finish sanded it and put on two coats of lacquer. I will oil the walnut but I didn’t want to Maple any darker so I figured I’d lacquer it so when it’s all built up, the oil wont get into the maple top. Step 5: Finishing the Shelf I ripped the walnut border to length and laid it out to get an idea where to cut the biscuits. The center piece was a very clear piece of face grained walnut, so when I wen...
I know that biscuits do not add ‘real’ value to edge to edge joints (but times it just feels right). What about jointing edge of plywood if you want to make a walnut edge? I’m concerned that the edge grain of the plywood would soak up all the glue and starve the joint? Do any of y’all use biscuits in this condition?
As winter comes up on the horizon I will be doing most of my work with the garage closed. That will make my dust problems even worse. I have had Asthma all of my life. It improved as I reached adulthood but probably not as much as it would have if I had not been smoking a pack a day for 15 years. Hey if you drank a fifth or two of Vodka a day you would smoke too! LOL All I can say for that is my 7 year old son got me to stop smoking last Christmas by telling me not to bother coming back in...
With the excitment of stumbling upon those early handplanes, my interest in woodworking now reaching new heights , i dig deeper into the treasures sitting in my grandfathers basement: Among the many coffee cans, cigar boxes, drawers, and shelves were sitting a bunch of hand saws. I never thought of having a use for an old handsaw and i certainly didn’t see any value to them either, but these were Pop’s (my deceased grandfather), “i bet they would look kinda cool in my ma...
Bought a house with no front entrance… I was tired of people walking through my garage (AKA Shop) to get in the house. After a little Auto-CAD and alot of elbow grease, these are the fruits of my labour.
This is a simple bed I just finished for my middle son. It’s the first time I’ve ever made a bed. It’s not perfect, but should be very functional. It’s made from 1×4 lumber grade cedar. I used a belt sander to smooth out the rough side of the lumber and a router with a round over bit to smooth out the edges. I’m in the process of coating it with three coats of polycrylic satin.
Continuing with the trunkPictures #1 Soaking the wood for the “straps” #2 Jig on top used to route a groove in the dome for fitting the end panels(little out of sequence here) #3 Another picture of the jig—you will use this later also #4 Jig with added blocks for the bending #5 Jig with the soaked pieces for the lid clamped in #6 Jig and heat gun. I used the heat gun to dry out the straps after clamping in the jig. This works okay but I think it also works bet...
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