Well guys, I’m back from florida. I Had an amazing time there. Anyways, time to get back to work. So ya’ll should be seeing more projects being uploaded soon.
In fact, Lacquering was a disaster.The first layer of varnish, not dried out properly.Therefore, grinding was almost impossible, and also suffered a second layer of varnishI can do better next timeinstallation was OKaxis was tilted a bit more than wanted, but finally revealed that it is better.The whole project is HERE...... future plans to use the same wheels for a new project, here is one of the first idea
I found some plans from Woodsmith.com for a mainly pocket hole jig constructed entertainment center. With my level of skill still being fairly newbie, I decided this would be a great project (as we need a new stand badly), and I don’t have to worry about perfecting mortis/tenon/dovetail yet… So yesterday my dad and I drove to a lumber mill in his part of the state and I was able to pick up some good looking red oak for a decent price so I can get started. The wood is currently a...
This past week and weekend has been quite interesting ;) After going up and getting more lumber for a customers chairs I wound up getting killed on production time again :( , That is until a good friend told me about the mistake I was making and revamped my template system After figuring out time involved of marking, cutting and sanding individual pieces we decided to make a minor change in the template we located where the screws were to go and then we drilled 1/8” holes in the loc...
In proper LJ traddition I’ve got a small gloat. First a score from CraigsList, I finaly got a scroll saw. I’ve been looking for a few months.It is a heavy son of a gun. The motor runs nice and quiet, it needs a little cleaning and I need to wire in a switch. I received some tools from my wife’s grandfather’s house as I was helping my Father-in-law clean out his things. No one else in the family wants them. I got some woodworking tools a craftsman plane, some off ...
Hello LJ folks, Today I bought some marble tiles, spray glue, wet dry sand paper and made sharpening slabs. I have seen many people suggest that this is a good precursor to the wet stone. So I started on the 180 grit. Now 4 hours later the back of the spokeshave blade is still not done, and I have swapped out the 180 for another piece. In the videos it always looks like they get it done rather quickly. Perhaps it is me. So that is what I blogged about tonight. If you are curious t...
Has anyone clicked on a forum or blog or project and started reading , only to end up trying to GUESS what people are saying ? This is not Twitter. We can write it out completely, no need to keep it under 140 characters. I am not perfect, I do make typing errors.
I have been asked to build a large dining room table for a friend out of some very large pieces of VG fir. The wood has sentimental value for her and has been sitting in her barn for about a decade. We sat down and discussed various design options, and she has decided on a trestle style table using breadboard ends on the top. Sounded like a lot of fun to build, but I immediately ran into the first problem:(The Problem)! I only have a small 6” jointer. The boards are 9.5 inches wi...
This is the first column that is completely trimmed. I went with the “prefinished” trim at Menards. I don’t have the willpower to stain 275 feet of trim. The body of the columns is a 2×4 frame with half inch fiberboard core plywood veneered with maple also from Menards. I cut the ply to size, ran a 45 degree chamfer along the edges to make miter joints in the corners where they come together then stained with Varathane’s Golden Pecan gel stain and sealed with...
Continuing on this journey that I am becoming more determined to see finished. We now have a lighted shop with Air compressor hose up out of the way and up on the ceiling rafter in a hose reel. Now that is a first for me, in the old shop I had it just lying on the floor. No more tripping over and untangling! Woo hoo! / / / /
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