I’m always scowering the want ads, classifieds, and flea markets for bargains. I have always wanted a central cyclone system for the shop but at at $1000 plus they have always been out of my price range so when I saw this in the local bulletin board at less than 300 I snatched it up. Now I’m finding that 6 inch duct work including Y’s and elbows costs 3x what 4 inch costs. Kinda like 8 inch jointers costing twice much as a 6 inch. So I’m asking LJ’s for any le...
Well, day 3 has ended and man am I tired. It was a super productive day. The legs were formed and fitted. The biggest challenge was to mate the legs to the seat. After hours of fiddling and using Bill’s method, all was fit perfectly. What a thrill to see the legs attached and fitting like a glove. After the legs were fit, Bill gave me another lesson in machine carving to form one back leg to the seat. Later we cur out both arms and carved the first to fit. Enjoy the photos ...
This is where I started tonight – I attached the back to the seat of the chair. This is what it looks like when everything underneath is attached – front, back and side stretchers. Next on the list is the arms. I placed them up against the chair to see what it will look like. I then cut the end of both arms to match with the uprights. The next step is to remove the area that I have marked in red. The area to be removed would taper into the front curve. I’m debat...
I thought I would start bloging some of my projects from start to finish. This is a really easy project that will be given to my parents once it is done. They have woods all around their house and enjoy all the wildlife in the woods. My wife and I had planned to buy one of these, but seen a price on one in a country shop and I decided to build one instead. This is the starting point. I dont think it should take long, so maybe by tonight I can post a pic of the completed project. Anyway heres ...
This started out in the forum as a question to see if there was an easy way to go from a picture, to a design, to a plan. Turns out, unless you have someone else do the dirty work… There isn’t. My brother and sister-in-law have asked me to build them a kithen booth that looks like this: Picture So I spent a few hours on Sketchup and came up with this rough draft: Concept It still needs to be refined some, but I can’t do that until I have a little input from them. ...
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Day 2 started with taking my glued up seat out of the clamps and taking my first shot at carving out the seat with a grinder. I have not done this before so it took me a bit to get the technique down. It will take far longer to perfect it. I was fortunate to have Bill’s undivided attention and patience. He helped me get the angles right until I started to get my seat formed. Had I tried to learn this on my own, I guarantee that I would have wasted dome prime lumber until I got to this ...
Does anyone know where to mail order hardwood via the internet?
From all the feedback I got on my end grain finishing problem, Kaleo had the biggest word (oxidization) so I think he’s right. :^) However, I couldn’t bring myself to apply his solution, which was to sand the box down and then to put a finer grit on the end grain. Actually, my wife instantly vetoed any solution which involved removing the finish I already had on it. She loves the box, and isn’t concerned about the flaws. But I had to do something. So here’s what I d...
After about one week of sanding. It took forever! I will be attaching the top with countersunk lag screws. The holes are over sized to handle movement. The screws will only bite into the top. I put the base together to test it. I built a large tent this time from plywood strips and extra bender board left over from the garden. Here is a shot of the table going into the tent. Suited up for ammonia. Here are the test pieces. Left to Right: After four hours with no finish, ...
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