So I wasn’t too happy with the look of the front stays on this gate. And I had also made another router mistake when cutting the rabbet. What to do? What to do? Seems like I’m always messing things up. Well time for a design enhancement. I had the idea when doing the first gate that a molding that framed the panel might look good. Seems like a good time to try it out. Since I had also received my new, longer, circle cutting bar for my Milescraft cirlce jig, now seeme...
I purchased a couple used handplanes at a local garage sale. Both planes, a #5 and a #4, were purchased for $20 each. They were quite rusted and in pretty bad shaped. I used a belt sander to do a rough cleanup of all the parts. I then used my diamond honing stones to progressively flatten and smooth all surfaces. I also lapped the top and bottom of the blades and then sharpened them. I think I did pretty good for my first try. I wish I had some way to professionally grind the surfaces ...
Well, the bike is gone and the tools are here: I’ll be posting review on some of them here shortly. I spent most of the day in the garage playing with the new tools, and I’m very pleased. The only thing I haven’t used much is the inflatable drum sander, but that’s more for the wife than for me.
I was piddling around the workshop the other day and as usual I just want to make something. Well I decided that I would make a air compressor caddy that would afford me a work table on top so I could have someplace to put down the various tools that I used on various projects. I didn’t want to go out and buy some lumber for this so I started looking around for some scraps that would suit the purpose. Did I have any scraps? Hmmmmm. Like most wood workers we just don’t throw out an...
I picked up today where I left off yesterday, and finished the longer mortise in the end cap. that was one hell of a mortise, I hope I don’t have to make them at that magnitude too often (read – ever again). But it all fits perfectly and snug. The end cap currently protrudes (by design) 1/16” off the bench top, so that I can trim it flush later, otherwise you run into the (most likely) possibility that the end cap will be below the top of the bench. I also drilled and fit th...
I lost my dad to lung cancer almost two years ago. His passion was his talent of working with wood which I am going to miss tremendously. Because I was such a fan of his work and my husband also enjoys tinkering with wood, my dad left his wood working tools to me. After his Joiner & Planer have set in my garage for 1 1/2 years, I have made the decision to sell them to someone who will be able to use and enjoy them as much as he did. Although after he purchased them, he became ill so t...
I decided to try and take on bigger and more intricate projects. My wife wanted a sewing cabinet for all her sewing supplies, including the sewing machine, which are now kept in a bin in the garage. Each time she wanted to sew something, I had to get the bin in from the garage and she would have to dig through all the stuff and eventually she’d start her project. I decided to make it out of poplar for a couple of reasons. First – she wanted to try painting it with some decor...
Dear friends and family at lumber jocks, I’m excited to announce our new web site and new business location,“Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry” 1636 Popps Ferry Road Ste M7 Biloxi, MS 39532. We hope to attract lots of visitors (and prospective customers), so we invite you to visit our site now to learn more! Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested, to help us spread the word. To see our site, http://borderfrenchwoodworking.comwww.bor...
Well guys and gals, the wife is at a baby shower and the 2 yr old is with Grandma at the water park. That means I have a few hours to work on the new crib again!!!!! I recently cut the radius portions on the legs and headboard top. To do this I cut the first leg with a jigsaw (man I wish I had a bandsaw) then used it as a pattern on the router table with a flush trim bit. Everything went well until the last leg. The bit caught some grain and split a little bit of the lower leg. No worri...
It’s hard to believe I have been here on Lumberjocks for a full year today. What a inspiration this web site & the woodworkers have given to me. I have many great friends that I met on this web site. I wanted to thank you for supporting me though good times and bad times. I ended up having back surgery two week ago. I’m hoping to be back woodworking soon. I never thought I would miss working so much. All the woodworking on this site has keep me thinking positive. Thank you Lum...
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