Time to make the table top. Two tops actually, each a half circle. Two demilunes (half-moons). They fold together for a nice demilune wall table and swing into a full circle when the piece is converted into a game table. Picking out the mahogany boards. Board Buddies, don’t saw anything without them. Throw them a few biscuits for good measure. Notice the oddly colored board on the far right. This board would become my nemesis. I tried the “tape over the...
Hello all this has been the most fraught day of this make and the most exhilarating. The cramp from my arm died down after about the fourth beer so I wasn’t too bright this morning when I started again. However I set about making the border for the top. I cut each piece roughly to size, with a knife. Like cutting matchsticks. Then shaped the mitred ends on the disc sander (180 grit disc).You can just about pick out one of the side pieces nearest the disc on the lefthand side. Before ...
On a rainy morning when it was far better to be a New England woodworker than a New England athlete (Bruins, Celtics and Sox all lost the night before), 16 Lumberjocks met in the North End of Boston at the famed North Bennet Street School (NBSS) and enjoyed a day of meeting one another, touring the facility, receiving a tutorial on Google Sketchup and being students once again as we got a crash course on chair-making from a teacher. I work about a ten-minute walk from NBSS. One day while ...
Ghee this has been fun. Today May 9th is my 4th anniversary of being a member of this craziness LumberJocks.com. I’ve always loved woodworking, but having so many friends doing it, is truly amazing. I want to thank you all for being here and for coming to my party.
I just want to thank Lenny for efforts in putting together the New England get together at the NBSS. It was a fantastic experience. The school tour was amazing, and to meet other New England lumber jocks in person was just as rewarding. Thanks Lenny for all your hard work putting this together, it was very well done. I hope we can do it again in the future. Lou
This article on the oak appeared in today’s paper. In case the link disappears, the articles is pasted below:The tree that shaped BritainA POINT OF VIEW BBC NEWS As the House of Commons prepares to welcome hundreds of new MPs, its oak-panelled surfaces are a reminder of the significance of one threatened tree to our national identity, says Simon Schama. You’re a new MP. At some point after the polls closed between midnight and breakfast, your life changed and so did the c...
I’ve been thinking about this design for several months. But I decided to get serious about it a few weeks back when I found the perfect piece of wood to built it with. The design: This is the HUGE slab of Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) that I found at the local lumber yard. It is 8 feet long, 18” wide and seven quarters thick (almost 2 inches). The slab is fairly straight grained and uniform in color but I’ve seen Jatoba finished before and its beautiful. The sl...
This week saw three more of my chairs leaving to their home, and boy what a week my friends :) After I posted about last week I wound up moving back into my old shed Primarily to store lumber and chairs due to the cramped nature of my shop I will probably be assembling them in there to if I don’t find a better way of storing my tools!!!! I am currently re-doing my layout to ease congestion, and to benefit me assembling them at 3:00 am if need be!!!! This week at work was a rough o...
The UndercarriageI’ve already made progress on the Stretchers, Shelf and glue up for the legs. The legs however are little complicated… I made a list…- 7 Stretchers = 14 mortises (2 pairs interlocking) – done- Drawer bore pins = many holes – leg holes done, tenon holes to go.- 1 Parallel Guide = 1 through mortise – drilled, yet to clean up- Screw Mechanism = 1×35mm hole and – done, need to sand- Screw Mechanism = mortise for screw nut – ...
My shop is such that I do not have a wall behind the miter saw. There is a dust port on the saw that catches some of the saw dust. That is connectd to my dust collection system. However! This saw generates a good deal of random dust. I have tried placing a plastic scoop on a stand, (available from Woodcraft.) also connected to the dust collection system behind the saw. While it catches some additional dust, the saw still spews alot of random dust. I’d appreciate any ideas to cat...
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