Folks, I am looking for the right “next” tool to add to my shop. I have a table saw, chop saw, drill press, pneumatic nailer and an array of power hand tools (router, circular saw, drills, jig saw, etc.). I am thinking a band saw would be good. I’ve seen enough references in techniques and such to suggest it would be a good idea. Has anyone a good suggestion for what size, power, brand, etc. would be good for a woodworking hobbyist who is not in the “biz”...
Well, the last five months have flown by! My wife and I adopted a newborn baby girl shortly after my last post, so the project went on hold. It’s a shame, because the new arrival was of course the inspiration for the piece, but the timing just didn’t work out. Anyway, now I’ve got a little more time on my hands so I should finally start to make some progress. I did take my intro to woodworking class at the community center, so I’ve got a little more experience un...
Getting much closer. The finally assembly takes shape. It is a Krenov type cabinet. Maybe a disservice to the Master trying to build one out of a 2×4, but I wanted the largest piece of furniture that I could build, and this is what appeared. It has been fun. I am trying to figure out how to complete it. The door is not attached. It is about an eighth of an inch thick. The plan was to glue a block to the inside top and bottom of the door and use finishing nails as hinge pins. T...
Well, the jewelry box is assembled and now complete. I assembled everything and did one final trial assembly, including mounting the doors. The hinges were neatly mortised and the doors were perfectly aligned – 1/16” space on all sides. I opened the doors and discovered the drawings behind the doors lacked a shy 1/16” of clearing the hinges. Rats. So… I filled the mortises on the back of the doors and doubled the depth of the mortises in the casing. The doors are...
Well I’d been talking to Dusty it seems like for a week. He stated that he had this idea for a memorial to Mark, in a way that only a LumberJock could. Dusty’s witings start here One of the best Memorials would be to insure that we do our part in keeping LumberJocks still in business, and it that way we could keep the memory of Mark alive through his participation. Dusty told me that he had communicated with Douglas Border about his idea, and they thought that they’d get me involv...
To look at my progress so far, you’d think I haven’t done anything… but I have! I’ve turned 1/2 of my slats into dust! I decided that they were too thick for my taste (1/4 inch) and with a couple of test pieces I just couldn’t resaw them with the band saw… (easily or quickly) so I turned the tablesaw into a jointer, ran over them with 60 and 100 grit with the Random Orbit Sander and voila… fifteen 1/8inch strips… This is about as f...
Well, I thought I’d try this blogging stuff. I’m getting ready to go to a job site in Chicago. The install is for frame and panel ceilings, walnut crown and walnut column features in the main dining hall at Cog Hill golf course. The room is about 60’ long by 40’ wide. The ceiling is about 25’ tall at the peak. The roof is a mansard style inside and out. So the frame and panel system has three seperate planes to work in. The first at the crown line is vertical ...
after crosscutting and ripping my 2×4 into many many pieces it was time for glueup. because this 2×4 is reclaimed it had a previous finish on the edges. I glued the boards together and later came back to remove glue lines with a card scraper before unclamping. after unclamping the glued up boards fell apart. glue wont stick to finished materials. I already knew this but in my rush to complete the project it was overlooked. Out comes the thinner and the scraper to remove the finish ...
It’s geting closer to looking like a router table I finished up the bottom drawers today. You can see I had a couple of scratches that I thought were small enough to sand out. That turned out to be a pretty signifcant error in jundgment. About halfway through the sanding it became apparent to me but, like the energizer bunny, I kept going and going. I thought about flipping it around and using the other side as the face but the color and grain on the other side was too dif...
I was wondering if anyone know where i can get some nice lumber such as cedar, walnut and others in south florida i am currently living just south of lake okeechobee thank you
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