This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...
Sheesh…. I can not believe how fast 3 years has already gone by. Thanks to everyone here for your encouragement, help and ideas. It has been a great time. Looking back I have been able to complete a large portion of my goal of building my own office suite, 4 out of 6 planned pieces have been completed. Each piece a little better then the last thanks to some of the things I have learned here. Worked on a number of small fun projects as well, really do like those puzzles and looking forward to ...
Hey All, Sorry it took a while to get back to this. I had some sad family business to take care of, but I got back and finished this sander. Basically, I just built a box around the drum. It took a LOT of tweaking, primarily because I stink at design. Someone with better design skills could have measure the box height better than I did, but what the hey, it was fun figuring it out. I routed the length of the top with a straight bit and a cove bit to get the shape. I used some l...
Well, it has been a while since I posted any update on my workbench build progress, but it has been in the high 90s with heat indexes in the 105+ range…so working in a non-climate controled garage shop was tough. I had to work in short bursts and that made for slow going in a one man shop. Anyway, I now have the base of my new workbench complete and I’m now building the top. The first pic shows the primary base construction.This second pic shows the same base with a few extra ribs...
Here is what I got up to yesterday… first off here are the original doors from the catamaran. 4 larger doors.6 medium doors.12 small doors.Yes I can add too.. was not 16 but a total of 22 doors that had to be replicated… well not the louvre centre…Not including the 2 small flap doors… After a hour or so of discussing the design, the clients decided on frame and raised panel construction and to fit the cabinets in with the other timber trim in the cabin…. I...
Episode 77 Jointer Basics from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I go over how to use a jointer. The jointer I use is a grizzly bench top jointer thats mounted on a shop fox stand.
I spent a loud morning dragging my washer and dryer across the basement. Once they were out of the way I settled in for a grimy and dull bout of wall scraping and brushing. I also gave eviction papers to some 347 spiders of various sizes, most of whom went peacefully and without protest. I am so pleased with the ‘peacefully and without protest’ aspect of my spider eviction operation that I am adamantly refusing to think of where they might have relocated too. I have al...
The problemI was making a multi sided box the other day, and after cutting all the miters, I decided to add a lamination to make the sides more interesting. The problem was that clamping all those small pieces (6 sides and 5 glue joints on each one) seemed like a nightmare job until I realized that the answer was to use wedges instead of tape or clamps. I had used wedges for a thin panel glue-up a week earlier with good results so it was only natural to use them again. The only problem was...
Here is a photo blog of some early color photos from across the USA These Photos are from the Library of Congress.
“Mr. Snowman” is the second of the Skating Pond series which I am recreating. I love his little plaid scarf! Painting plaids is really fun and a bit of a challenge when I am doing so on such a tiny piece. He also looks a little more ‘fluffy’ in person. I am just going to keep scanning in the pieces now for consistency. When they are all done, I will take real photos using a camera and they may look a bit different. The snowman in the original set looked kind of ...
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