These last couple of months have been so hectic I have had hardly any shop time what so ever. I start to long for my shop the way you long for home when you are away for a long time. Am I alone in this or is it something that happens to every woodworking hobbyist? I found myself putsing in the shop the other day. I knew I only had about 20 min so I didn’t want to start anything, I put away a couple of things and then started to plane the edge of a pine scrap board for no reason. Just d...
i have been looking for many months for ideas and a design that would suit my needs, when i fell on this link i was sold: http://www.shopnotes.com/issues/084/extras/classic-cabinet-base-workbench/there is another link with the full plans but i can’t find it anymore.anyway that was the design i liked, elaborate but not fancy.here is the list of things i wanted for this:i has to be nicelooking, a showpiece for my workshop. it has to offer a flat assembly surface, with adequate clamping/vi...
Now that the frame is has the morise and tenon’s complete I want to cut the rabbet’s before I permanently assemble it. I am just using my rabbet plane with a batten to keep me straight and at 90 degree. I noticed that as I worked down the rabbet slowly worked away from the batten. The next one I do i’m going to set the nicher down and see if it helps keep things on track better. Any tips on this would help. here is a photo of cutting the rabbet. and here is a shot of...
This video tutorial focuses on mortising the base. Eventually, this section will be reversed and the mortise being made will provide a dovetail-like opening that the chuck’s jaws will grip.There are 3 sections of the segmented vase. Ultimately, all 3 sections will be glued together to form a vase that will be 9” x 12” when finished. There are 18 rings and 24 segments in each ring. (432 total segments). visit…www.TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com Learn more, Ex...
Well after 1 week I have made a sale, the Canarywood Box is gone to special friends lady friend and I am sure she will treasure it. Today is clean up day and cutting up some Teak Wood from the deck of the USS Wisconsin BB-64 and to make a couple of pens and finish a 4 tier bandsaw box to put up for sale. My previous website was on Bonanzle and with all the time and work I put in it was a bust. I feel the new website is goping to be better and the only fees are to paypal which I can handle,...
I’m not going to spend TOO much time touting the skills, the talent, the successes, or the infectious personalities of these two gents, but …. Yesterday, I spent a few hours with Eli Cleveland and Tommy MacDonald,, in their shop, not all that far from Boston. From their respective websites—as you’ll now notice—I DID know they were a couple of talented woodworkers. But what I didn’t know is this: CLICK ME The people I really DID meet are Ameri...
“Too much of even a good thing isn’t good.” Sometimes even if we love what we do, we need a change of pace to keep things exciting and fresh. My scientific mind decided to test that theory and I will certainly let you all know the results. I haven’t been accomplishing what I want lately and I think it is time to take a step back and do something completely unrelated to woodworking and computers today. (Already I am cheating, writing this!) The sun is shining, the...
Well, I was almost finished with my bow saw project. I had finished the frame and finally got around to making the handles tonight. Well, I was trying to make the handles tonight. I finally got my 4 jaw chuck for my lathe. Apparently, there is going to be more of a learning curve than I was expecting. First of all, I am paranoid of getting a tool hung up in the chuck so I stay away from it. Somehow when I am doing stuff that has a risk of biting me, I go extra slowly and carefully. I ende...
Pattern Routing for Fenders for a Toy July 1993 Woodworkers Journal. This is a long detailed blog on pattern routing. I am making a 1920 style Runabout car for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers toy distribution. We usually make about 1300 toys each year that we give to 25 different charities, for them to distribute to the children that they represent at Christmas time. We work every Wednesday, 50 weeks of the year. We are funded by community support in our area, $10.00 here $500.00 there. ...
I finished trimming and fitting the mortise and tenons tonight. A few were out of square slightly but I was able to adjust them. Now those are a touch loose. I hope the drawboring will snug them back up but we’ll see when I get there. Now on to cutting the rabbit’s for the mirror to fit into. I’ll try to get some pictures of it soon.
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