Mom visited last week, and with some ideas of things she wanted me to build, we checked out Anderson Plywood (LA, CA) – she loves zebrawood :) – and my favorite place: Rockler (Torrance, CA). While at Rockler, she fell in love with some turned bottle stoppers made by Robert, who I think might be a manager there, and decided she wanted me to make a bunch for her and her friends, starting with a set of 3 for one friend in particular. They only had 2 chrome wine bottle stopper har...
It is here at last. Spent the morning waiting and yesterday cleaning up and finding room…lolHaven’t done too much apart from look at it and wash it and wax it.. like a kid in a toy factory next door to a sweet shop at Christmas.For a start just some more pics. Fitted a Makita 3612 1/2 inch router.,Had a few beers while I was waiting and as it is safety week no turning on strange machines unless sober,.It runs on large bearings and is fully adjustable.The small slab is European Wal...
Had to make room for the new beasty so got industrious and gave the whole shebang a good lick and a promise.,Moved a few machines around and found some tools I thought I had lost for good. LOL. Most of the timber is now in its new home in the lean to out the side of the main shed.,I will be sending some pics of the wee new beasty in the next blog..It is truly awesome …Thanks for looking.
Last night I was reading some Sherlock Holmes after DW and I watched a movie and something struck me. No it wasn’t DW wanting me to turn out the light . . . it was the fact that the latch for the door was an in-swing and the hinges were an out-swing. Doh !! I definitely needed Sherlock and Dr Watson to help me figure this one out. After work this evening I started by attaching a couple of screws to test fit the door. The next thee pics you may remember from my last installmen...
What a blast!Last Friday, Woodcraft Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jim Harrold spent the day visiting my workshop to supervise a photo shoot of the shop for an upcoming issue. With him was Chicago-area photographer Mike Crews, his assistant John, and numerous road boxes filled with some pretty slick photography gear. A Dust-free Dust Collection System The process actually began the day before the shoot. Thursday afternoon, Jim stopped by, followed shortly by Mike. After introductions, they su...
Michigan LumberJocks, I decided to get one more plug in for the Picnic in Grand Rapids, MI. It is May 16th starting around noon. (or so). Russel will be here and DHG will also be here. If ya show up I have a commemorative gift for ya. Tearen is also dropping some stuff off for us to pick through and I also have some wood that you can sift through. Hope to see ya here.
Open up your creative mind and let it flow! The easiest design for a bandsaw box is one that allows for the fewest cuts. If you could make one continuous cut around the box, that would be great, but do what your design calls for. If you want square corners, you may need to use another tool like a miter saw to trim the ends of the block. For this example, I chose a heart shaped design. Draw the outline of the box on the front of the block.
For the first part of the project, you must ask yourself, “What size is the box going to be?” If you aren’t sure, just take a couple 2×4’s and glue them together, or get a chunk of a cedar 4×4, they work good, and smell nice when they are cut up. You can get as elaborate as you want later on, but for starters keep things simple to manage. The project must be made from a solid piece of wood or several pieces glued together to become solid. By laminating ...
We’ve been watching the Bear for over a week now, & the little birds haven’t shown up. I think the bear didn’t meet the proper specifications, or the bird building code. I also believe the Robins, & Squirrels may have scared them away. It’s sitting too much out in the open, kind of low to the ground. I’ve heard of birds starting a nest, & leaving it for a different location.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You ca...
My little shop got a workout this weekend when gal pals Kathy, Cathy and Tracy spent Saturday building new cabinet doors. “The Angels,” as they’re known to workout pals, picked up irons of the domestic variety to apply preglued birch edgebanding to simple plywood doors for a client of Kathy’s. I think Charlie would have approved. Sabrina, Jill and Kelly [originally posted at http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/256]
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