I am working on a project for my wife and found that I have to mitre the ends of the box for the project. I can cut these on my RAS or my table saw but they will not be exactly right, so I went off on an adventure to find plans for a shooting board that will allow me to shoot a 45 degree bevel across a 13 board edge. Needless to say I did not find any large format shooting board plans that would work for what I need to do. Some of the boards that I am working with are just over five feet l...
No, I don’t mean you have to swallow the stuff – ugh!! What I mean is the barn has no doors yet, and swallows fly through it quite often. The farm has been chosen as a migration destination by several pairs of European swallows, and we have close to a dozen old mud nests around the property that the swallows return to each year. There is a nest in my tool room that is the subject of today’s blog entry.I knew the nest was there before the swallows returned, and I didn&...
Along with a passion for making my own tiles, I also have built up a collection of eBay studio tile finds myself. I’ve had this tile, waiting for a frame idea , many years. It has a southwestern feel. The trees are simple, but well done.,,,,
My shop has been invaded!!! Mike Gager posted a blog about an invasion of brown recluse spiders in his shop. I have another “invasion” of sorts that has occurred in my shop. Most of us tend to be somewhat solitary woodworkers and work alone in our shop. This has always been my situation as well. However last week this is what was going on in my shop: This is my son Jonathan using a jointer for the first time. Jon and his wife “commissioned” me to build...
Just wanted to let everyone know, we had a great time at the LJ Arizona picnic today. Thank you everyone for comeing out and spending time with us. It sure was nice to ba able to put a face with the names. Had a lot of fun and food. BarBQued burgers and dogs, had lots of other food including, a Pumpkin Pie and cookies that the store owner, Mr Keith Stephens, brought out when he stoped by. Well, I did not get all the pics, so someone else will have to fill in the holes. First off here...
<div> Click To Play </div> In this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about projects that I am working on now. I talk about my style of building projects and how you can build projects with out plans. I also talk about a few shop tips. Check this out http://www.logoonline.com/video/episode-2-season...
OK so the day wen well. I found the directions for the Blumotion drawer slides, despite the blue can fairy’s.I thought i would post the results. This is a video but it is the first time I have tried to post one so maybe it will work. I guess not but anyway the drawer closes just like the video on the rockler website.and here are some close ups of the dovetails. They need some work, i need to use backer boards to prevent tear-out but the fit was very nice.
I started planning this about a month ago, including starting to mill the wood. I kind of goofed though, and cut the rails too short, as well as making the bottom rails too narrow (I wasn’t sure if on a face frame you kept that rail the same thickness or not, turns out you do). After that, I got kind of busy with life. As I’ve mentioned before, my wife is in nursing school, and she was accepted to go on a humanitarian trip to Brazil to do volunteer public health work. So, need...
A couple of years ago I built a table and chair set for a friend’s two little girls. Well since then they had a little boy and the “Lil Guy” needs a chair. I poked around the shop to try and find the drawings for the set so that I could get some measurements. I found something that looked like kids chairs so off I went. The previous set of chairs had a straight back, but this set I wanted a little rake. So I made this template from some packaged pine I planed down some scrap spr...
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