I have been making boxes for some time now. I was thinking today about my views of boxes and box making and thought I would share my opinion of the wooden box and maybe someone will take something away from this.Boxes to me are the best examples of functional beauty.A box is a square object used to hide away your valuables and jewelry. That being said I only put trays and compartments inside a box unless the customer specify. I do this because why limit the function of the box to just jewelr...
The last time I left off I still needed to cut the dovetails on the other side of the case. I didn’t photograph that because the process is the same as before. But it took another four or five hours. I did think this was interesting enough to take a photo of though… “stretching” my clamp collection: Leg Joinery The legs are going to protrude up through the top of the case in the corners and attach with a sort-of “L” shaped mortise and tenon. This ...
ta-da. It is not actually done – there are supposed to be wings on either side. However I am moving on Sunday, and I’d like to actually have a place to sleep on in the new house, so I wanted the bed functional. If necessary I can make the wings there. I painted the backs – yellow! Wee! It matches my bedding. I’ll be sure to post a photo of it Sunday or Monday after I get it assembled and dressed up pretty. (This is my daily photo, but it features my be...
Hey, I have blogged….it is probably not worth reading…poor effort today. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/05/a-wake-of-green/ I am just beat. Brian
Hi guys and girls of course… Wooden fence, and tuning up a Record No. 50 plane (Stanley)A little tuning up on one my no. 50 planes (I have 2 now).Here are also a blog of how to make a new deep stop: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/15882 Why put a wooden fence?Because it’s more gentle against the wood you are going to plane, and with a high fence like this, you can also hold a good 90 degree angel against the wood. You can make also a low one, that just holds the hight of th...
Well it has been the week from HE (Double Hockey Sticks)! Did great on getting started in my shop last Saturday, went on a 2 ½ day business trip on Sunday, Had to take employees out for lunches and dinners on Wednesday and Thursday, then I wound up at the Oral Surgeon to have three broken teeth removed today. Of course the doctor says, “you have to sit back and relax this weekend, no work, no stress.” What I heard was “if you want to clean your shop you will have to sneak in there, lock th...
Ok, so I have been meaning to have posted on LJ’s for a while now, but I was in Wood Working Hiatus for a bit because I was at a very busy time in my Doctoral process. So here is my latest projects or should I say version 2.0 of a project I did for my mother last semester. Hopefully the results on this one will turn out a bit better than the last. Not that it didn’t turn out ok, but always room for improvement! So here is the rundown. My mom asked me back during the summer ...
Charles Neil lowboy build-along, #7 Hey, ladies and gents! Last week, on the lowboy project, we had shaped one leg and had gone through the initial shaping, step by step. http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/woodwokerplus/Charles%205/compleatedfett.jpg After working and re-working the legs to be nearly finished, I find in this week’s webisode that I should have left the area, from the knees up, roughed in (as Charles said in an earlier webisode), due to the upcoming st...
Just wanted to remind everyone that we are running a bunch more contests and giveaways at HisingWoodDesign.com. We will be giving away tools,woodworking gear, dvds, and other stuff. also this summer we will be running a contest for a woodworking starter kit. There will be alot of exciting things happing on the site this summer. Click Here for details on how you can win
I bought some goodies yesterday from Rockler. I used the Rockler Gift Card I won from doing the 2009 Fall Build Challenge. the sawdustcronicals.com I bought a combo water stone 1000/6000 ( was reading around and people are saying that this is a good grit to start with, if you can only afford one), and a jig to hold the blades while I give honing a try. I also got a nice Shop Dust Collection Expandable hose and a good system for hooking it up to my machines. Lets face it, looks really ne...
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