There was the idea…and the idea was good. <<sigh>> Well we have 3 weeks to Christmas…3 weekends. Well I have the wood together thanks to my buddy who does primitive furniture. Karson helped me plane most of it down to thickness, and the rest I got done at a local woodworkers shop. I have it marked out roughly and now am feeling the angst of not having all the equipment I would really like to have. Tomorrow I gotta go to HD and get some 1/4 and 3/4 plywood and mdf. Th...
Hello allAnd me and my Family wishes all of you a very Happy Holidays. Hpoe you all get under the tree what you want. Just wanted you all to know that I’m still alive and kicking. Been under the weather, the last few months but still going. Don’t have the internet yet, but on my Sons family computor. I’m still burning, and will post as soon as we can get hooked up. Again Happy Holidays and wishing you all have a wanderful time over these Joyuos Days. ...
A blog sounded like the right place for this prattle, so I submit this for anyone who is interested. The drum sander is one of those things that you know you can live without until you actually have an opportunity to use one. When I was given a demonstration by a friend at a local cabinet shop on a work piece I had been struggling with, I was instantly sold. The only real problem was finding the $1800 bucks needed to get a similar unit. Even if I could have sold my wife’s car, and replaced...
I needed a jig to make a lazy susan, my blog is at;http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Grumpy/blog/6612This jig was not my design but came from an article in a magazine. It is fairly simple & I thought it might be worth sharing.There are 3 wooden components & a handful of metal bits. A 1/4”X6” disc can be stuck to the item you want to shape or a 1/4 pin can be screwed into a hole in the centre of the item as in the above photo.A 4 1/2”X 1/2” piece of desired length...
Well it has been a while since my last posting on this project. As promised I will show my way of doing marquetry and carvings. Remember that these are my techniques, and yours may vary. There are a ton of ways of doing things and I’m sure there’s a lot of ways easier then mine. For instance many of you may prefer to use a router to route out a majority of the material, then use chisels to cut to the line. I use chisels simply because I do the work on my dining room table. I...
This project had more hickups than an old drunk in the park but thanks to three of my buddies who gave some excellent advice I was able to straighten (I do mean straighten) things out. Our Kitchen table is an 8 seater. Reaching items in the middle was a bit of a nuisance unless you stood up. A lazy Susan was the answer, but what size?.I drew the whole thing on sketchup but that did not give a satisfactory idea of proportion. I then cut two 8mm (5/16”) plywood templates, a 500mm & 60...
since finals are here and that’s kept me busy. meanwhile, some notes: 1. did realign the rip fence. I added a block made of pine scrap to support the inside of the hollow aluminum fence. it is screwed through one side and is exactly the width of the interior channel. it seems to have helped the deflection a lot. 2. the thin plywood i got is called “Lauan” and is apparently made from sustainable forests in the tropics. OK…. i suppose i’ll take their word for...
To keep you from thinking I only make nice looking things, I thought I would show a few things around the farm here that serve there purpose but can’t be mistaken for being pretty. It will also show you that I can cobble things together with the best of them. About 30 years ago I made part of my goat barn completely out of pallets (walls and roof). I made stalls out of scrap wood also; I used small skids for the gates. I drilled holes for the nails to be used as hinge pins and used the bot...
From my blog: Over the years, Christopher Schwarz has built many benches – from the Roman style door-and-saw horse, to much-improved models based on old references. And he has published a book that has become a true library reference for many woodworkers: Workbenches, From Design & Theory to Construction & Use. Now to Part 1: From my notes, a mix of some comments and facts from the presentation by Christopher Schwarz. I hope the following will get your interest in watching...
Starting up a new series here. Just random drivel pouring out of my shop. Comments are welcome. Nothing too exciting around the shop this week. I worked Friday, so no long Holiday weekend for me. Saturday was house cleaning. I did get a chance to finish up sharpening and tuning the Sandusky woodie. Finally Sunday afternoon I got some shop time. Ended up spending half that time sitting there scratching my head. Then the other half doubting the decisions made in the first half. Ch...
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