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By now you all have seen the intarsia of the 1953 Ford F100 pick-up that I recently completed and maybe you were wondering how I go about creating such a piece .When my son was building my web-site he asked me to give a description of what intarsia is and I told him to look at my pieces and come up with a definition. This is what he wrote—- Intarsia – the experience of merging Nature’s beauty with human ingenuity; finding the perfect combination of woods to express an object...
This is my first rustic project, and now I know a little bit of log wood difficulty. It took so long to peel the skin, and after that, I wondered how to make the tenon out of these irregular shape logs. So looked around the internet and found there are products call log tenon cutter, or log tenon jig, but not so easy to get these in Japan, and if I order it by internet from US, it will take a long time and extra money for shipping. I looked some video of log tenon jig using router, I thought ...
Yadahooty….got some shit done!! I got the doors done and the top, half way. There are really two tops, one will be cut in two pieces and will flip out at right angles to make more work space. I only glued one of them up so far. According to the directions I was supposed to put the doors on already but I decided to wait until I do the top, sometimes the order in which they want you to do things doesn’t make much sense. Next big step is to install the sewing machine lift and cu...
As promised here are a few more pictures.. First up the beech after planing: My car does not have a huge amount of room for carting around lumber and putting this stuff on the roofbars was out of the question so I had to roughly dimension the stock before carting it to college. I used my framesaw I ordered from Europe last year. It has a Japanese turbo-cut blade. I was really impressed with the speed with which this saw cross-cut the wood.. I also have more traditional wester...
Well guys, Once again, an update to the Router table. got quite a bit done today. overall I think it is going to take about 3 – 4 weeks given the time I have in the shop. Enjoy!!! Rear Dust port installed (not permanently yet, still have to put some poly on the finish). The base plate allows me to attach a different port setup if needed like a 90 deg angle, etc.Fence is now partially finished. Installed the braces and dust port with a little glue and 1 1/4” recessed screws...
I’m a little late at posting this blog. On Feb 7, 2009 the Mason Dixon Woodworking club had a Hand Cut Dovetail Class. It was given for no charge and we had a great full class. We had Al Hendershot. DustyAl Our instructor was Ed Nock We had Jack Dalton Sorry no face pictures, he’s wanted in many locations. LOL. Jack is talking to Ed in two pictures above. My son Dave And signing the number 1 on his first dovetail. Now let me tell you.He cut his first one with ...
I just completed the latest video in the Super Sled series – the Miter Fence. Cut accurate and reproducible miters with this shop made miter fence designed for use with the Super Sled. Using a stop block for repeatable cuts allows you to get the exact same size pieces each and every time you miter. This versatile setup can cut a wide range of angles safely and accurately on the table saw. The Miter Fence video for the Super Sled series shows the construction of the fence and two dif...
So I’ve been doing my research on table saws for the past couple of days. I have a lot of tools, but I have never used a table saw – just jigsaws, circular saws, miter saws. I don’t think I’ve even really seen one used before. My dad used a radial arm saw, and that was a long time ago anyway. The only thing I really knew about table saws was that ripping boards was very precarious. First step was to download the table saw’s owner’s manual since my friend...
I went down to the my lumber heap down in the barn and retrieved a couple of 4×4’s, a 4×6 and a long (16’) 1” thick board of variable width. My intent was to get enough stock for the table legs and aprons. As you can see, there are plenty of nails to be pulled.Of course I had my trusty Lumber Wizard to make sure I got them all.Good news and bad news. First for the good news. I pulled lots of nails.Now the bad news, a bunch of them broke off due to age and rust. Nor...
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