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
Totally exhausted the previous evening and before I headed to bed I had taken some pictures and emailed a progress report to Karson, asking him to be kind in his criticism. It had been a long day. The next morning I called Karson and his wonderful wife Linda answered the phone. She was so kind and supportive of the project. Karson had showed her the pictures along with a few other people. They all were encouraging and supportive. That certainly made it easier to start the task of fi...
now that i am done with the wifes new shop table i can get started on the LJ challenges(a late start at that). I was recently able to salvage a long cherry 2×4. I did some math, and started my project. I will be able to enter this ="http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/Bryano0416/?action=view¤t=100_0194.jpg" target="_blank">="Photobucket">="Photobucket">project in both catigories.this will be a challenging project as i have never worked on a box of this size with such thin ...
I have always been the creative type, I love making things, but never took the time to develop anykind of tool skill. Most of my creations were out of necessity. Props for plays, pieces for games, help with homework. I did have a studio, (and by “studio” I mean a room in my basement that I house all the scraps of paper, paint and stuff that I have scrounged over the years) but it really didn’t get used. I didn’t have any tools, I didn’t really have any desire to ...
So I was thinking that I’d cut two (full-sized) 3/8” slices off of this block, and then cut those in half longways to be the walls of the box. I went with my dovetail saw to have a finer cut (and leave me with more wood left on the block for the top and bottom). Can you tell what I ran into here? Note to self: Check the depth of the saw when planning your cuts! I did try throwing my Stanley backsaw in there; I could get it in, but I couldn’t get it to cut! So I did...
It has taken me too long to get pictures of my shop up here and there is so many things to post that I decided to do it in a blog. I’ll add a couple more as I can. The Unisaw is not included as it is in a separate blog. http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/KevinHuber/blog/3282 The workshop can be viewed at http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/KevinHuber/workshop I will show a few pictures of my tools and of a couple parts of the shop. My shop is going to be getting a complete make over in the ...
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