Two days in a row – Here is an update on the 12 n 12 challenge for September at http://projectartistry.com
A journey into the workshop. #7: The thought process so far on the bench. Veering away from the instruction video or sheet.
Considering the fact that this bench was designed by the guys at Fine Woodworking to be a skill builder, and I went off on my own tangent using the tools and resources I have to get to the same end. For example… The original plan called for 4×4 and 2×4 kiln dried construction grade lumber. I opted for rough cut 4×4 and 2×4 cedar lumber, planed, jointed, and then ripped it to nominal dimension. The grooves in the rails and spreaders are per the instructions cut ...
A decent compass has been absent from my shop for a long time. I don’t remember my last one, it may have been one left over from my hand-drafting period, and I have no idea where it is. So, since there was oak scraps on the bench begging to be used, I built this one. I didn’t spend a dime on it, either! Thanks for looking. d
My dad found this old 1 inch belt sander at a garage sale for 5 bucks and I was looking on old woodworking machines and sure enough the one he gave me last week is the same as the one in the link. i plan on using it when i get a motor for it. Mead 1' x 42' belt sander :update I have found a motor for my sander from a friend at work cleaning out his garage.
Well, I got started on the console by gluing up the boards for the top and the three large brackets. Since I had the lumber on hand and I didn’t want to go buy lumber, I’m gluing together boards to make the thick brackets (Norm of course had stock that thick). I used a planer sled to flatten the boards for the brackets since they are too wide for my jointer. That went pretty well and I was planning to do the same for the wide boards for the top, but it was just too long, heav...
So here’s the plan. I watched the Wall Hung Console episode of the New Yankee Workshop and my wife really liked the table. She thinks it would look great in the front hall. I thought it would be a good use of the walnut lumber my in-laws gave me, so now I’m finally getting started. I took as many notes as I could from watching the episode and then plugged the dimensions in to SketchUp. I had to improvise some more of the dimensions since Norm didn’t mention all of the...
A flute I couldn’t part from. F# with a 1” bore made in red cedar and buckeye mouth piece, and Eagles claw sits upon the block (fake) but what a sound.
When you have finished lathing your flute and have plane your sides and under the flute, take your flute and drill a 5/16 (7.9375 mm) (0.79375cm)hole in the mouth end until it goes into the SAC area. Now file the edge of your TSH and it doesn’t have to be sharp, your can have 2/32 (1.5875 mm) (0.15875) blunt end if you would like. The edge of the TSH will change the sound of the flute base upon how thick or thin the tsh is. Put your block on the sac and in front of your tsh. blow li...
A coffee table, we need a coffee table. Hmmm? This project, which is nearing completion, is a coffee table.No big thing typically. A set of legs, a few rips on the table saw, a little glue,some mortise and tenons and Bob’s your uncle. Not quite this time. I didn’t want to make “another table.” More than that, I wanted to build something where the timbers I wanted to use dictated the design.Well, partially—there was a height constraint which needed to be ...
There it sits, proudly in nearing completion glory. And it is almost usable! The dog holes, lower shelf, sanding, and finishing are all that is left to complete this project. I wasn’t sure I should post this one. The twist you see is an optical illusion. I have checked it with straight edges, levels, you name it. This thing is dead flat… My Central Forge 9” quick release vise fitted with wooden faces, and bench dog holes. Yes the back face of the vise is un...
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