Hey all you lumber jocks I just discoverd this site from popular woodworking and it is like a dream come true I have just been checking it out for the past couple of days in my “spare time”. Yall seem pretty skilled and knowledgable and I am looking forward to learning as much as possible. I have always been very interested in art and working with my hands and combining the two is very enjoyable. my dad is a contactor and I have worked with him since I was little, and while for th...
Alright, I have the mesquite block screwed top side into the faceplate, trying to turn the outside of the bowl. I have read about letting the bevel of the tool “ride” the work. I don’t get it. No diagrams or photos I’ve seen really offer good info about the angle of attack. When I am in this position:Pretty soon, I get this: Which wouldn’t be the end of the world, but the violence of the gouge is quite unnerving and definitely makes me less interested in...
A couple of weeks ago, I started building 4 base cabinets for the workshop. Because these were “utility” cabinets and not kitchen cabinets, I decided to buy inexpensive (read cheap) “cabinet grade” 3/4” 18mm plywood from our local DIY box store. After I had ripped everything to size, the 3/4” plywood begin to warp and curl like a can of Pringles. Every part I cut with the excpetion of one, was warped, bent, curled, and one entire 6” x 24” x 3...
My shoptime allowance is spotty at best, however a couple of solid days in the last few weeks has allowed me the time to finish milling up all of the wood for my bookcase. Up until recently I hadn’t really had a design in mind for the first prototype of the bookcase to rise from the wood of the old church pew. It is now starting to take shape. It will have 4 shelves, 2 fixed and 2 adjustable. The shelves and the risers are milled to 11/16”. The planned finished dimensions of th...
I wasn’t expecting to have another update this weekend, but I made some good progress today.I started the day by squaring up the ends of the top. I used a straight edge and my circular saw to do this.My circular saw couldn’t cut all the way through with one pass. I had to flip the top over and do a second cut. I’ve always had problems getting the two cuts to line up perfectly, but this time I got it dead on. I must be getting better at this.I didn’t have my base fully assemble yet, becaus...
Hey all, Not much to show for this weeks work as some problems slowed my down, but considering the work load at my real job, and the fact that it was Easter weekend, I am very pleased. Well, no need to keep you in suspense any longer… Yes, that’s it. I guess it can officially be called a bunk bed. I almost did not get a picture. I was all the way against the wall in the shop with an 18mm lens on the camera, and it was still a stretch. You can see it with no problem ...
Here is the completed box that I built using only hand tools. I finally have a lid that I actually think I did OK on. It took me a while to get it so that you could lift it off without picking up the whole box. But it lifts off smoothly now. I’ve already flocked the inside. Here’s the issue. I’ve decided I want to give this box to my best friend who has seen me through my recent illness (and previous ones as well). So that makes it a special box. I want to finish it righ...
I am working on a project with walnut. I will be filling the grain. Highland Hardware catalog says “Thinned with water to the consistendy of ketchup, Famowood becomes a superb surface filler, leveling pores and hiding texture.” Has anyone used Famowood for this use? I wouldn’t have considered it until I saw Highland endorsing it. Are there other better materials to fill walnut grain? Thanks.
Thanks to much advice from kind people in LumberJacks but I must give up useing Festool in Japan. 1 There is a Festool dealer in Japan. But they are not serious to sell what they have. They don’t have either net shop nor a actual shop as rfar as I know. 2 In Japan Festool is very expensive. It cost more than twice as much as purchasing in USA. 3 US dealer is prohibited to sell outside of US and if by any chance I could find some dealer that can ship something to Japan confid...
Hope everyone has a nice Easter this year. It’s already late afternoon here, after enjoying a nice day at church and at home. I posted a Good Friday project in the projects section here, but due to a flurry of project postings, it didn’t get much time in the LJ “showroom”. I’m planning on it being an annual project, and I invite the rest of you to join me!
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