Hello All, I am starting a new tiny box. I decided to use Jeff the bandsaw to make my initial cuts. I learned a bunch about how to calibrate the table and get a good cut. All in all, it was a great day in the shop. I love my new bandsaw. Thanks everyone who suggested it as being a good choice for my next major tool purchase. http://su.pr/1IZWqt My post tonight is done, despite the power outages trying to stop me! Ha! I got it up anyway. :-) Brian
Last week I’ve made some solid progress on the top. I have all four braces now installed and made headway on the breadboards. The breadboards need some fine tuning to get a good fit. I don’t want to make them too lose so I’m waiting for a bit of time to re-sharpen the plane for some trial and error. I’ve uploaded pics to the blog of the steps involved. Part 1 - The DesignPart 2 - The MortisesPart 3 - The TenonsAsutralian Woodwork Forums
So in preparation for my major kitchen remodel, I have been building some prototype cabinets, frames, etc. Testing my skills and making sure my existing tools and jigs are up to the task. Well my Craftsman router table has a slight warp in it and ruins the last 6” of just about any edge profile. So I made the decision to build a quick and dirty router table with some melamine I had laying around. It was from an old shop cabinet that came apart. Well, while handling it, I gave...
After sleeping on my repair plan, I ventured out to the shop and tackled today’s business. After starting I realized I should be taking some pic’s. We’ll see how well I have learned how to post. Here are a few pics of the leg after drilling out the mortise. Kinda gives you an idea of where I started. After measuring the leg six ways from Sunday I turned this stepped tenon. Here are a couple shots of the prefit. Then it was just glue up, stain, and fin...
I end having to pick up the boards, but that was ok the salemans throw a few extra peice of 8/4 red oak for free he’s good guy. I went to Hardwoods of Alabama! !
My wife has requested some bedside tables, so I’ll be heading to Tulsa or Ok City this weekend to pick up some lumber. Our bed frame is oak, so I’d like to build out of quartersawn white oak. I’m going to try to match the bed color, which is like sample5 or 6 as shown in Mission Oak Finish by Jeff Jewitt. Since most of my woodworking up until now has been on musical instruments, I’m looking forward to something a little different. It also will give me a chance to...
OK, now I have two sides of the bench. Let’ get them connected. First, some cleaning…What a mess, huh? By I like the look of it :-) Now closer look. And all that done by this two guys. OK, actually there is a third one who is behind the camera :-) Love this shavings in light of evening sun… and smell of pine! Now we need to cut tenons. I like to use table saw for that. Using my shop made primitive tenon jig. Works good for me. Do not Understand why I’d w...
We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Four) is: Todd Thomas Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days: ...
I keep seeing these posts pop up more often than not about the scribed line for dovetails, should you leave them on? should you scrap/sand them off? Some say it tells the joint was hand made, Others rightfully so say that the piece itself tells that it was hand made…. Should you make them with a scriber? Or a pencil? A pencil line is easier to remove, but harder to line up to as you are relying on eye sight, Whereas a scribed line with a knife is a no brainer since you just rest your...
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