Note: All of the pictures are clickable that will load a larger file for easier viewing. A fellow engineer and friend at work wants me to make him a lid for his 20 gallon pickle crock. The plan is to make the top out of walnut sense I have a few bf laying around. :D Then from there, I got the idea of maybe trying my hand at some inlay work. It’s a nice big area and with the dark wood of the walnut I figured it would make an excellent contrasting wood. So I ran the idea of doin...
hi folks ,i have been doing some catch up work for a friend ,who’s cabinets i built and installed years ago .since then he has changed the kitchen slightly ,and needed some new ones .so i decided to show you all how i have learned , over the years .as a cabinet door maker in shops around the country ,and some of the things i have learned about it .i go for fast and easy , nobody pays me to take my time on this stuff ,get it out last week !this is only 7 doors i am making now ,but have m...
This morning we started by gluing up a bent lamination that will become our chair backs. What a mess! It’s funny how well yellow glue acts as a lubricant until it dries. All those layers really wanted to squirt loose until the clamping pressure was equal. After that it was more work on roughing out the front legs and front rail and cutting all the mortises using the Festool Domino. The remainder of the day I spent cutting the decorative curves out of all the rail pi...
Well, I have been out of the loop for awhile. Once summer ended, my wife and I decided it was finally time to move. We were in a great situation in that we have been renting for a number of years, and with the current real estate market we got a great 5 bedroom, 3 bath house with a full basement on a short sale. So, for those who have looked at my profile and my shop, to say it was a little crowded was an understatement. The shop was ok, until my grandfather passed away. He had a s...
Episode 74 Shop Clean up from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I clean the shop. It took about 5 hours to clean up all the dust and put everything away.
July 13, 2010 Without Prejudice or Malice I apologize to you Poopiekat, but not without explanation and to qualify my reason for the apology and to quantify my retaliatory response. Poopiekat blocked me,the very person who said he would block no one for any reason, and after you wanted the ability to know who blocked whom, why, because it would be to your advantage? So Poopiekat, accept my apology or not, I crossed the line th...
Hi all,I don’t know if everyone pays attention to the annual contest on LJ’s, but this one I don’t understand. I just can’t figure out what this contest wants us to do. I even asked a couple of friends of mine, thinking that it was me not knowing what this has to do with. They did not know either. How are we suppose to show fluidity or movement in wood? If that is what this is saying. Can someone please explain what they are asking us for in this contest? Below is ...
things were said, mistakes were made, but all in all I’m happy with the progress so far. The box is certainly not perfect, but it’s got a little bit of unexpected character now with all the mistakes i’ve had to fix, hahah ;) you’re allowed to be lucky sometimes. ok, so here’s a post highlighting the major mistakes that were made along the way. The box has gotten to the point where I’m starting the marquetry for the top lid (see the last picture of the fi...
A week or so ago I posted a thread on the beginnings of a new music stand design.In this segment we’ll make the legs Here is the design: The trip pod leg design calls for double loose tenon joinery to a triangular center block. My drawing shows the general shape I want for the legs. I could print out a scaled drawing of the profile, trace it to the stock and then cut it out but in this case I’m going to “free-hand” the profile. I like to save odd shaped p...
I haven’t been terribly unhappy with the stock fence that came with my Ridgid R4511 table saw, but I did want to improve it. I followed several blogs and forum topics on replacing the front and rear rails, buying a new tube and using the stock fence, but I felt like that was a lot of work (and I’m feeling lazy lately). So, my lovely bride blessed me with a new fence as a gift for our 10 year anniversary. I love that woman. Here’s the shop fox fence from Grizzly mounted...
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