Trying to make some more storage space in a small house is difficult. While pondering this issue in my office I looked up and realized the wall in front of me is wasted space. So out came the drywall saw and the sawzall for a built in medicine cabinet. The dimensions are 66” x 24” x 5” made from ¾” poplar. All the wood was rough and milled in my garage (and my wife wants to know why projects take so long). This was the first time I made doors so I think they came out ok. Sketchup mode...
As usual, I was in the woods early Saturday morning for my weekly hike. I decided to try a new venue this week. I’ve lived in my current home for 12 years, but have never hiked Putnam County Park, which is only 15 minutes from my house. In fact, I didn’t even know until very recently there were hiking trails there. Located on the back side of the town of Eleanor, WV, PCP is much more remote than my usual Trace Fork stomping grounds, which are much closer to the state capitol. F...
The gate frame is joined with mortise and loose tennons, although there’s nothing loose about them. Cutting matching mortises is a two-step process. First is cutting the mortises to length (4 1/2”, bottom, 2 1/2” top), width (3/4”), and initial depth (about 1 1/4”) using the Mortise Pal jig. The second step is adding more depth to the mortises (2 1/4”). The largest mortise using this jig is 1/2” x 2 1/2” x about 1 1/4” deep. To prod...
Hey, Everyone, Thanks for stopping by. I am a new scroll saw “artist”, and think I have finally found my passion. I just LOVE creating beautiful scrolled pieces. I am a 48 year old woman, married for 25 years, mother of 3 daughters…20, 21 and 23 years old. I live on the “Treasure Coast” of sunny Florida. I am originally form Cincinnati, Ohio, but have lived in Florida since I was 15 years old. I am a homemaker and crafter. I run 2 blogs: Creative...
Okay I have a question my band saw apparently takes an odd size blade 92 inch.So my local woodcraft doesn’t carry this size but they offered to have it made and sent to my house.I haven’t done this yet because I want to put a spacer block in the band saw. My thoughts are that I can fabricate a spacer to the height I would need to run a 105 inch blade. So if I am running a 92 inch blade how large of a spacer block do I need to get to 105? And I was also wondering if anyone ha...
Firstly… acknowledgements and thanks to Jlsmith for his response and link to Gary Katz's Sketchup Video on segmented arches. It was very helpful in my understanding of the topic of concentric circles, arches, and such. I divided the arch cut in to three parts. The first was to cut the outside arch. Second was the inside arch. Third was to complete each cut using a flush trim bit to reference off the first cut for each. I set up the door frame on a large piece of MDF on my (new) ...
I’ve been splitting time between making a storage cabinet to mount the saw on and cleaning up the saw. This weekend I made a bit of progress in between yard work and my youngest daughter’s belated birthday party. Previously, I had pulled the motor apart and cleaned it up prior to replacing the power cords. The mounting rails were removed and cleaned. The photo shows one done and one to go. I also removed the arm and motor from the base and cleaned and repainte...
Most people know about trees like Pine, Oak, Maple & Walnut (if you’re in woodworking and haven’t heard of those trees, you’re either in the wrong business or on the wrong planet); but there are some trees you don’t hear about every day. Trees can be fun, dangerous, or just plain old strange. Check it out: 10. The Elephant Tree: These trees are relatively short, growing to about 10’. Their trunks and branches are reminiscent of an elephant’s legs and...
So I have all of this old barn siding. The barn in my estimate was 100+ years old (Wish i would have taken a picture of it). I managed to pull some of the more useable planks off of it, and here’s what I have: The box is made from this wood and stained with watco danish oil and 1 coat of poly. I would like to make something rustic out of it, as it has lots of wear. There are bug tracks, nail holes, stains, and imperfections in all the boards. They are pretty warped...
Monday morning… After taking care of the kids pool and yard few other honey do things. Got busy cleaning up the garage. Turning it from laundry/ exercise area. Back into my wood shop lol.. With that out of the way. Got busy on the Sled. At this point the 2 ft x 3 ft oak ply bottom is complete. Ready for the back fence install. I planed all the wood required and cut them into finish sizes. Glued up the 2 pc’s required for the back fence. Let them dry overnight. Tonight I will run i...
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