So, of late I’ve been wondering if I should start gearing up for another 30 days challenge in November. Prep some stock, glue ups and make lists of ideas (which makes the most sense). or rather be lazy and enjoy the nice fall weather, and just wing it come November. Well the fates have answered in the form of getting an offer on our house! Closing date mid month. Yay, we get to move! Crap we have to move. Needless to say I have a whole new set of challenges and logistics, not only...
Like a circle in a spiral, a wheel in a wheel… and so it goes. Here’s another chance to practice the plumb cut on an arch. I start by assembling the inner arch with no glue, just tennons and pocket screws to hold it together. Then I mounted the parts of the outside arch to mark the center and endlines and make sure everything is lined up. After cutting the bottom (straight) piece to length I butt it up against the sawblade and clamp it to the sled. I then pl...
well here it is, my first attempt at a dye job. As you can see, the dying process mostly worked, but not 100%. I’m not really sure I like the color selection anyway, but it would have been better if each piece of dyed maple had dyed completely. I wonder now if using a pressure pot is the only way to ensure that each piece gets 100% color saturation… time and testing will tell I suppose. here’s a detail shot of the piece. Any feedback, suggestions & insights woul...
I cheated a little on the Honey Do list and started on the motor. Motoring. No need to film that. It’s a short one. Take care guys, Bothus
will you light me a candle tonightone that will glow on my path hometake my heart into your armsback to you is all I longno man knows which way a woman will gohe does not have a clue oh the angellooking down from abovedown on me saved my life a few timesI’m not saying it is onethat I see will you ignite me a star in heavenone that will lead me from the darknessguide my soul I pray on to youI will work hard to do the restno God knows which way a man will gohe doesn’t have a c...
This will be an attempt to detail the steps I take to turn a hollow form. The wood that will be used is from some walnut that I was able to get early this year and has been stored in an old barn. This is the block of walnut after I have chain sawed it to rough shape. The piece is 14 inches across and 13 inches high. I have circle templates in various sizes made from 1/4” hardboard that I use to size my blanks before they go to the band saw. I used a 12” template nailed ...
Here is a picture of the shop with the flooring installed. This is Pergo 7mm floating flooring over Delta-FL moisture barrier. With one person laying out the planks, one person cutting the end pieces to length, and two teams of two people installing the planks, the work took less than 3 hours. The Pergo just clicks together followed by a few taps with a dead blow hammer to tighten up the joints.
I have had a reasonably busy weekend of restructuring my storage in the garage workshop. I am finally getting around to removing the mistakes I made a couple of years ago by purchasing some very LIGHT duty undersized storage shelves with a usable shelf size of 12” deep x 24” wide. These are being replaced slowly but surely by a heavy duty (as much as common plastic shelving can be) “24” deep x 36 wide shelving units from Lowes. While both units appear to be made of...
this is my new table from the rosewood .so far i have 8 hours ( over 2 day period ) i will post the whole thing with all the tutorial pictures when i get it finished . inner circle is lacewood and purpleheart ,outer circle is rosewood and curly maple . the border and legs will be maple ,and who knows what accents . this is just a quick show , i need to sled sand these parts ,and then glue them to the top .it is 4’ diameter . thanks .here is one alternate ,same pieces .
Lets face it. Most of the people I deal with are primarily a power tool person or hand tool person. There is that rare breed that toggles between the two with little effort but I’m not one of um. I admit to being a power tool junkie. I just never saw the need for a huge selection of numbers of planes whose numbers escape my little mind. Naturally I do have a block plane, a rabbit plane and a scraper I picked up in Germany. I am in the middle of making a coffee grinder for my siste...
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