Started the day off enjoying a good storm watchin with my cup of coffee, but back to the chair…... First I glued the stacks to the rocker to allow for the leg to rocker transition I now have taken the clamps off of the front legs and seem to have glued up nicely I figured out how the 2 head rest pieces would be glued together and glued them together…...lol Then drum sanded the edges of the back braces, cut the bottoms to fit the routered back brace holes in the seat, t...
I am so glad I read Chris Schwarz’s article Drawboring Resurected. I used that technique to assemble my mortise and tennon mirror frame today. I started out by making a doweling plate from scrap I had laying around. It has a large hole in the center that was already there and four new holes 1/2”, 3/8”, 1/4”, and 3/16”. After this I think I will add a 7/16” hole. I widdled some rough pegs and then drove them through the 1/2” followed by the 3/8...
A friend of mine up in Alaska is a big fan of my woodworking and got very excited when he found this piece of wood.. he sent it to me and it arrived in the mail today! Imagine my surprise when I opened my front door and there was this giant box between it and the screen door! Yay! It is about 15×25” on the long sides and 2” thick. It’s also very lightweight – only 8 pounds. My friend has no idea what kind of wood it is (he is a mechanic :) ) Any suggesti...
Can someone tell me, where i can buy a decent set of lathe gouges, that will not take you to the poor house. Please email me and let me know. Appreciate it. firstname.lastname@example.org
I was digging through a box of woodworking magazines and books that I had stashed away for the past ten years and came across a copy of Harry J Hobbs 1935 booklet “Working With Tools.” This is a 90 page guide to building things with hand tools. To buy all of the hand tools on the list of tools he suggests for a small shop and additional tools it would have cost you $33.75. Since the average yearly wage at that time was $1,600 a year, to set up a complete shop of hand tools it would cost ...
Morning, I have a question about cutting boards. Recently got addicted to boards but have a problem with them not maintaining their smooth finish, went to a show yesterday and they developed a rough texture. I used 220 grit and mineral oil. they weren’t exposed to the sun or anything like elements. Did i not sand fine enough, didnt mineral oil enough? Can anyone give me an idea what I did wrong? Thanks, PS:some of the boards I have seen are just really over the top, yo...
Grandpa Ken, my dad, works at a Lowe’s in Central Illinois, and he gave us a handful of the kids’ projects from the store. I got to have some special one-on-one time with my daughter, Lauren, a couple of weekends ago, so we worked in daddy’s garage shop on a project… Building a “Bug House”. LET’S GET STARTED! Ready to build! Got the handle in the sides pretty easily… Top & Bottom… CHECK! Hammering a nail!...
Kreg is having a photo contest with a grand prize of 10,000 kreg screws! All you have to do is post a picture showing how the Kreg pocket hole jig is important to you. Here’s my entry: I’M GONNA NEED MORE SCREWS IF I’M GONNA FIX THIS LEAK!!! Mark
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #23: "And Now For Something Completely Different . . . ."
I love the days where you can’t wait to get up in the morning to get going. I am usually a morning person anyway, but even more so when I have some fun projects in the works. Lately I have been in a ‘why do I have to sleep at all?’ phase and I can’t say that is a bad thing either. Yesterday was a good day. In the morning I finished off printing the material for and packing up three projects and three articles to ship out to the magazine. If it were a perfect day,...
Well, the base is assembled. I will try to get some pics up to compare to the plans but it is real close. I trimmed up the tenons with a big honkin’ chisel that I use as a slick. Makes quick work of it. Grabbed a persuader (5 lb sledge) and a leftover block trimmed off the legs and discussed the relative merits of the shoulders of the tenons seating against the legs. Everything sits nice and solid now. The only construction I have left to do is to pin the tenons and glue on the pad ...
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