Now that the bench is finished, it’s time to start using it for its intended purpose! I thought I’d document my progress along the way. I hope that’s ok with everyone? What to do first (besides building a bench)? Got to have a plan! Well, actually, you need a mold to shape the ribs (sides) of the violin to. A good book to start learning is ”The Art and Method of the Violin Maker” by Henry Strobel. Here’s a plan. Though I won’t follow this one...
I have finished building one of the roll cabinets for my wifes work place. I finished the inside with white enamel paint. Since the outside is going to be bumped ,scraped and run to I wanted a different color and something tougher. I knew I had a gallon of Implement paint (I quit farming in 1996, being a hoarder I thought I would use this paint one day. It was never opened) I went to my storage shed and YES it was there. The lid was almost rusted on. The paint is only 14-15 years old ! The la...
this is turning out to be a sort of mystery jointer…. After looking at the manual jet sent me for the jj-6 model I noticed significant differences between the jointer i have and the jointer in the manual. Probably the most important part is the fence. The fence on the jointer i have hooks to the end of the infeed table (see pics in part 1 of the blog..very similar to the delta 37-220 models) and the jointer in the manual jet sent me, the fence is hooked up at the middle of the jointe...
Was at the Woodworking in America show in Covington on Saturday. Wow! Very kool. Enjoyed it immensely. Came home with a few goodies. Wood (would) highly recommend to all who has never been, to go to one if it gets near you. It’s an awesome experience, and a great time.
For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...
Our pool is an irregular hexagon 8 meters x 4 meters. Pool deck is made of bricks. First thing I did was download a 30 day trial version of SmartDraw, a cool and easy to use drawing program. Limitations known by me of trial version is the written notice that you are using a legal trial version. I need no more. The upper of the deck was designed as a set of boat marina´s deck. Each marina measuring 3 meters x 1 meter can be handled by 2 persons. Covering the deck in winter, and build...
The rocker assembly is all I got done over the weekend. Friday evening and all day Saturday, my wife was off with the high school band as a chaperone along with my daughter. My older boys went camping the whole weekend. Then Sunday we had a fish fry. So I spent the weekend playing the role of superdad to my younger sons. In between all that though, I did get the rocker assembly done.Then came the hard part, getting the unicorn on the rocker assembly. I just couldn’t get her to jump for ...
Last part. Varnish dry. Time to position and fit the clip. First decide which end to mount the clip Flip it over horizontally Tape where the mounting holes for the clip will go Now you can turn it around without fear of getting the wrong end and mark up for the holes Cut holes and secure clip I used some bolts and nuts fitted with shakeproof washers I had left over from my computer installation days.Eh voila! The final pics will be posted as a project...
In my opinion, the heel section is about the hardest thing to do AND teach. What I’m hoping you’ll grasp is that without shaping the achilles area, your shoe would surely fall off. And you do not want to leave the back of your heel flat either. Follow these steps to the best of your ability. Remember, at this point we are only concerned with shape, not detail. 1. Draw a line at the highest point at the back of your shoe/boot as well as a center line down the middle. 2. A...
Ok, it’s Saturday, and my son, who is eight (8) years old, is riding with me in the “Ole-Girl” pickup truck (1972 GMC Sierra) as we travel together on the way to somewhere. He is talking pretty much non-stop, excitedly going through his backpack showing me all of his Hot Wheel cars, and commenting on them, telling me how fast each will go, and which one is his “favorite one”. He has a lot of “favorites”, and I enjoy listening to him talk and how h...
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