Hello LJ’s, I did a bit more practice on dovetails tonight. Experimented a bit with photography, and got a little bit different photo of the stuff I have been working on. I also talked about last night’s interesting chat on Twitter. The subject was ‘Going Pro’. http://bit.ly/ctSEbb Brian@ExtremelyAvg
Hi all I am brand new to this community. I want to document my journey into building my new shop. I have been working with wood for over 20 years and finally will get a dedicated space for my wonderful hobby. After using a basement and then my driveway i am not cleaning out my two car garage and it be totally dedicated to woodworking. i will be posting pics as we travel through this journey. Stay tuned
Hello LJ members,This is what happened. A couple of weeks before Christmas of 2009 I started helping a “so-called friend” with a couple of jobs. This is someone I have known for about 10 years. The first couple of weeks we built wall in a basement for a home office. On another job we built a bunch of walls on a remodel. And another small partion in a sales office. All this in 114.25 hours, at a bargain rate of $20 per hour. Now mind you, I have skills like many of you on this fine...
I have been asked alot over the last month about my new book. Click Here to see whats going on.
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About four months ago, I took a two-day class with Steve Latta. We built a dovetailed box with some inlay and a veneered lid. The idea was to learn a number of techniques in this one project. The box sat in my home workshop nearly finished since then. I knew that there were some problems with it. In the class, I was not able to work at my usual glacial pace and still keep up well enough to get everything that I could out of the class. A few days ago, I decided to complete the box an...
Well all the frames are built, eight 2’ x 10’ and four 2’ x 4’. Next step is to stain them all and add the chicken wire fencing. All twelve glued up Here are the four smaller ones stained using a all weather neutral/natural stain. It sure did bring out the red tones in the Western Cedar. I do like how that looks.
My wife knows little to nothing about woodworking, that being said when she saw the small size of the latest project I am working on I got the standard “You be careful, I don’t need you to cut off a finger” speech and the infamous look. She thinks like Tim Taylor of Tool Time I will use the equipment with the most power for every project which means my 10 inch table saw to make a 1/87th scale (HO Scale) Bedroom Set where the bed is less than 1 inch long. Little does she know I do this typ...
I got so tired of fighting with glueing up cutting boards.Is everything lining up ? Is there slipping ? One clamp at a time !!So I spotted these flooring jacks in the HF catalog...and I began to wonder.I bet that I could use these to clamp cutting boards together in hopefully one shot.I haven’t tried it yet, but I will let everyone know if there are problems.I am thinking this is going to work just fine.I may need to add regular clamps at the corners, we’ll see. I did h...
An excellent way to increase the speed and efficiency of your shaper when running rails and stiles is to stack your cutters. With the right set-up and coping jig you can quickly switch from rails to stiles and back again with no down time or resetting. It all starts with your cutters and an appropriate width spacer. Here I am using Amana’s mission style combo with a 3/4” spacer in between. More on this later. After finding the spot you want for the groove, run your ...
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