A friend of mine had just the table top but no base or chairs. He had a picture of chairs that wen with it so I tried to come close to matching them. I glued up a hexagon out of 1” thick maple and turned them on the lathe for the pillars of the table. All the material in the table base and chairs is maple painted black. The chair’s back rest piece have a 1/2” bow to them. I resawed maple down to 1/4” and then planed down to 3/16”, took an old 4×4 and cut an arc in it to use as my glueing jig ...
Here is yet another jig that works for jointing and also cross-cutting wide panels on the table saw. The idea is pretty simple: Use a T-Track as a runner in a miter gage slot and a couple of simple hold-downs to clamp the T-Track to the work piece. In my case I used a 48” T-Track from Rockler for the runner. I caught it on sale as a kit with a selection of bolts and knobs. The hold-downs are short sections of 1×2 with 2 holes. One hole is for the T-Track bolt, the second ha...
testing a blog entry on lumberjocks
It’s kind of long, but if anyone is interested in reading it, I wrote my paper for my senior project on how woodworking, or furniture building specifically, transcends the fine arts. I’m finishing up a japanese influenced bench for my product and I’ll be posting some photos of it soon. Thanks. Furniture Craft in the Art World To most, a chair, whether hand-made or not, is simply a device that prevents the buttocks from hitting the ground, but to the woodworker, it is...
I just learned from a reddit post (I know some of you are also redditors) that Queen guitarist Brian May built his guitar, “Red Special” with his dad in 1963 when he was sixteen, mostly “from an 18th century fireplace mantel that a friend of the family was about to throw away.” He’s been using it on tour and in albums for over 3 decades. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special The manufacturing subsection at the link is a fun read for woodworkers and guita...
I just wanted to take the time to properly thank Lee Jesberger for a very kind act that he did for me.. Lee know’s that I am signed up for a Marquetry class by Paul Schurch and he has donated more than enough beautiful walnut burled veneer for me to use when I attend.. many thanks go out from me to Lee for his kindness and thoughfulness and all the others that find it in their hearts to donate and help fellow woodworkers.. Please take the time to thank those that not only donate t...
Recently, I asked Guild members to help me select a finish for my new wall-hanging tool chest. We had the standard options including water-based poly, shellac, lacquer, oil-based poly, and oil & wax. Although water-based poly won with 27% of the votes, there was a very vocal minority (you know who you are lol) who wanted to see the oil & wax finish. So this resulted in a number of discussions about oil & wax and what kind of value this finish has to a woodworker. Personally, I...
stefang offered a challenge the other day for us to create a blog on hand tool use. That was good timing, because it’s been on my mind for some time now. This will be a series in several parts—I don’t yet know how many. If you are lucky, I will have the sense to know when to quit. If not—Well, I suppose you may stop reading and go do something worthwhile—Like work in your shop. I hope you stick around. As I’ve stated before, I grew up working in my Dad...
This is a new feature that I’ll be starting. It is recorded video update on what will be going on in the shop. Or watch Live:Free live streaming by Ustream
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