One weakness I discovered during my Roubo build was the ability to set up nice clean repeat drilling on my drill press, and the difficulty with workholding. I nearly stopped halfway through to build a drill press table, but decided I just didn’t have the room to stop, so I made do with a lot of bits of scrap wood clamped all over the table and to each other. Now that I’ve put the bench into the field, I decided to scratch this particular itch next. I grabbed a piece of spare...
We end up making these three or four times a year, so I decided to post about them because there are so many uses for them. Our cut-off boxes end up getting mitered in a few different angles and we fianlly have one for 45 degrees and a seperate for 90. It’s a quite useful and versitile tool, a must have in all shops. Step by step instructions Bulk woodshop supplies
Like I said in the last blog, I don’t usually make prototypes. But since there will be so many, I wanted to work out as many unforeseen details as I could. I did finish up the first one of the three styles. This is the largest group with 10 beds. After building this first one, I only found a couple thing I wanted to change. First I inset the drawers under the platform about 2” on each side. After getting it set up, I feel it would look better with only a ¾” inset of the drawers. Thi...
The Predator – born in Washington state, USA – is a 2-man chainsaw powered by a V8 engine, capable of cutting through a 3’ log in less than a second. All of their videos of this monster are fun, but this recap on an unspecified television program (which seems at the very least sponsored by Prolong Oil) sums things up nicely. My first question – “Who would build such a dangerous beast?” – has been answered. His name is Robert Andrews. My second qu...
Most of the dragsaws I’ve managed to find online seem to be from years in the range of 1910 to 1920, and feature a mechanical movement similar to, but the reverse of a locomotive’s drive wheel and connecting rod. Instead of a steam-driven piston driving a circular wheel, an engine-driven wheel drives a reciprocating piston, which is attached to a large cross-cutting saw. There are all manner of models on YouTube in every state of restoration or disrepair, but I particularly like t...
I come across some pretty amazing woodworking/woodprocessing tools online during my nightly research escapades – things I think the majority of the LJs crowd hasn’t seen (like me) – so I thought I’d make a little series to highlight some of the cooler, or rarer things I unearth. First up, one of the most convenient tools I’ve seen for processing entire trunks into firewood in a timely fashion. I have a bittersweet feeling when I see tools this efficient at h...
Being born and raised on a small island just north of Antarctica I revel in the tropical climes I now enjoy and have been known to have a bit of a dig at those in the frostier regions who are suffering as I once did. However the downside to this paradise in the tropics is the other season we have otherwise known as the wet season, and I must admit i,ve been laughing on the other side of my face recently because for the last 17 days as it has rained every single one of them. Every day dawns wi...
I have heard that there are people of whom all manner of things will go awry for, chances are I have met plenty of them, of which none have stopped to share their story. I would suggest too that I am one of these people. At 23, I have experienced a significant amount of strife (if for a moment I may permit myself to play a martyr, more strife than you), all of which has led me here. I don’t particularly wish to start this off with such an ominous tone, however I have long since come ...
Now that the sides are sized and cut to length, it is time for cutting feet and marking up to get ready for dados, rabbits and dovetails (dados, rabbits and dovetails, oh my! Sorry Dorthy.). The feet of the cupboard are cut into the sides and two lower front stiles. Notice that the “front” foot is slightly narrower than the “rear” foot. This 3/4” difference will be made up by the stile after it is attached. I drew the shape I wanted on some scrap 1/8”...
I decided I need a nice place to keep some china what-not that has started to accumulate around here. My parents keep dropping off stuff that they have stored at their house, now it is getting stored in mine… After much looking around and cogitation on the matter, I decided the first thing to make would be a cupboard, specifically a step-back cupboard. These are open on the top, and a closed cupboard on the bottom. Sometimes two pieces, other times one. Later I’ll look into...
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