I started off making the bow with a log about 8 feet long and roughly 3 inches thick (what a find!) and hauled the heavy thing up to my workshop to let it dry. I waited about half a week until I was too anxious to wait and within a hour I had succesfully cut the log down to about 5 feet and split the giant thing in half with a hatchet. I later used the compound miter saw (chop saw as I like to call it) to give it a nice clean cut on each end. After hours and hours of work I had the general sh...
It’s been a few days of inactivity. My work week precluded getting anything done in the shop. All I managed to find time for was tweaking the patterns for the next step. If you recall, after sanding I had a little time left to cut two preliminary patterns or templatesI did that in my usual fashion, inside calipers, pencil, and Grand Dad’s old photographic matte cutterSometimes I get very lucky and cut one that fits. Other times I get one that’s the right width and one that...
Hey, All! Just back from the lumber yard. On Thursday, they’ll be delivering XX hundred and YY dollars (too painful to admit…..) worth of - African Mahogany hardwood,- African Mahogany plywood, and - Baltic Birch plywood (only one they didn’t have in AfMahog, but it’s drawer bottoms, so … I’ll live!). But … as I was poring over the plans again, I noticed that each night stand calls for three - what are called “wooden drawer guides...
In this video I go over some of the napkin holders that I have built.www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
We put Sing honeycomb panels to the test of building furniture. We found this to be the easiest way to make a collapsible dresser drawer that can be assembled and reassembled and will last a forever. Things You’ll Need: Sing honeycomb panels Screws hand drill Assembling the dresser drawers are easy. Lay panels for your collapsible drawers out flat so you have the right & left sides matching. Slide the front and back of the drawer into pre-cut slot. Add screw to eac...
-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades are analogous to good tires on a high performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting end performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the cheapos even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort of like ...
Well I have finally got just about everything that I need to begin setting up my new wood shop in the garage. The only major purchase remaining is a bandsaw and I should have that in a couple of weeks. Tonight my new journey begins with setting up the table saw. With me luck,Jim
This blog post is from my Cottage Workshop blog. to see my previous entries you can visit that site. I will try to upload to both sites in the future. I am about a quarter of the way into building a six drawer dresser for my youngest son, Ryan. I have decided to favor hand tools for most of the joinery for my own education as well as, hopefully, the education of anyone else interested in using hand tools. Enjoy! Moving onward, I come to yet another opportunity to connect with the Luddi...
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to take this part slowly. There are no shortcuts that leave you with a great inlay! Most commercial veneer is thin, 1/42nd or so. So you don’t have a lot of room to work with, once you’ve inlaid the compass rose. That means you need to make sure your inlay surface is ready to go. I used this maple panel with a little bit of curl to it. This has been pre-sanded to 320. You start by solidly taping down the inlay in i...
I have continued work on my bow. Done with the general shaping and the general tillering. Now I have to get it down to the right draw weight, make the nocks and bow string, and finish the handle.
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