Hello LJ’s, Tonight’s blog is relatively short. I am too excited to write. I made my big tool purchase decision today! http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/07/my-decision/ Buying tools is GREAT! Brian
Taking a shot at it! I am using Eastern Red Cedar. My understanding is that the original is made out of Mahogany. I shall keep it up to date as the project progresses!
I was working on a 35mm lens adapter for a short film I was working on called Two of Hearts. A romantic comedy about four poker playing friends. As I was working on the adapter, I was using a drum sander on my shop fox 16-speed bench top drill press to sand a PVC fitting. I was in a hurry because production was two days away, and I needed to get the adapter up and running as soon as possible. I was sanding pretty aggressively at high speed and had the drill press table down and was sandin...
I did some searching to see if this has been covered ad-nauseam on the forum, but didn’t see a thing.I have a hard time finding time to get moving on the many projects that I want to get going. I am also an early bird. How early do you start at it with the woodworking machines and how late do you go until you stop?Do you worry about making a racket before/after a certain hour or not?I am in a suburban neighborhood and work out of a detached garage, so as well as my family I have peop...
The first step in furniture construction involves transforming the rough timber (cut in a paddock from a fallen tree and then air dried) into flat and square timber. This process is called ‘dressing’ the timber or because it is often done by machine ‘machining’. Takings rough timber… ... and making it flat and four square. For the technique I use to dress timber check out the blog – Getting Dressed in the Morning @ The Love Of Wood.
or at least try to. In the past I’ve taken a couple of stabs at turning out 30 projects in 30 days. My first attempt was the most ambitious, trying to churn out, not only a project a day for 30 days, but to make them also be a sellable one every day. In the end I created more than 30, and spent about as much time on the photographing and blogging as I did the actual work. Quite the busy month – perfect cover for my wife to catch me off guard with a surprise birthday party ̵...
This is a long convoluted story from the project side, but pretty straight forward as a blog. I made a panel sled…....a 3×3 foot monster. One sided, blade to the left, fence at the front. The sled is not finished off, meaning, I am going to put a little oak on the front, the rabbeted pieces are already cut and sized, and give it the ubiquitous coat of WATCO. In my shop, WATCO is the rule for jigs and fixtures. Here is the underside. It only has one working slide. Th...
Woodworking as Farming I began woodworking somewhere in the mid 1980’s. My first stationary power tools were a Craftsman bandsaw and a ShopSmith clone made by TotalShop. Electric sanders, drill, router, and lunchbox planer followed in rapid succession. These tools, along with their various accoutrements and attendant necessities, gave me a new power: I could now shape wood to my will. I could unload a pickup-load of oak, poplar, pine, plywood, or what-have-you, and in what seemed like...
Hello all. The time has finally come around for my ‘Mini-Exhibition’ at the local museum. As most of my work is relatively small the size of the display case I was to be exhibiting in, 40” x 26” x 9”, was not at all constricting. Then last Friday comes a frantic phone call from Jenny, the administrator. It appears the other exhibition that is running concurrently, about canal restoration, turned up with some unexpected and very rusty ironwork. Not the sort of ...
I want to purchase a wood-burner for my husband for his birthday, but I don’t know what to get him. Right now he has two very, very cheap ones with no heat settings. (They were probably both under $10 a piece many years ago!) I don’t want to spend a fortune but I’d like it to be good enough so he could do all the fine lines, etc. that he would like to do on his carvings. He also has been reproducing photographs on box lids for the grandkids. He does a very good job wi...
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