I deploy in a few days and need to have some panels planned down for some cabinet doors. Trouble is, I can’t find any one with a 20’’ or bigger plainer. All I have is a 13’’. Any one in the Oklahoma City, OK area would be great. Thanks,-Evan
Hey folks, Today I started working on a my sencond Bench/Desk/Chest combo for one of my mother co-workers, everything was looking pretty good, no issues at all, but just kind of bored, I felt sort of lonely for a little while. Usually due to the economic crisis, I have 3 days weekends, so I was going to spend most of the day alone until my dad came from work. Suddenly I heard the ring bell, it was pretty early, (not even (9:00 am.) and next to the door it was the mailman along wi...
Just posted a short article about tuning a wooden hand plane made by James Krenov. Here’s the link: http://jszcbf.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/humility/
I remember as a kid going down to my Dad’s basement workshop where the sweet smell of freshly cut wood drew me in. I’d watch as he sawed, drilled, planed and put together all sorts of wooden creations. He would give me this little red hand-drill and a piece of scrap 2×4 and tell me to drill some holes for him. I never knew why he wanted me to drill the holes. He never used them. But I guess it kept me busy while he worked on the ‘big’ machines. That was about...
I stumbled across an article today. It was linked from the Wood Whisperer newsletter. You can find a link at the end of this article. It touched on a few good points about why we struggle with charging an appropriate amount for our efforts. To summarize, (and relate it to our specific craft) it said we do three main things wrong when deciding on a price. The first is taking our ability for granted. This comes natural to us. It’s no big deal. How can we charge hundreds or thousands of do...
It is all back and forth, to and fro, over and over again, until my fingers are sore and angry. Actually my fingers are not only angry, they are bitter and told me in no uncertain terms, “Listen bub, we know you are excited about your new little sharpening station, but either we get a break, or we will wrap ourselves around your neck.” I am not brave, so I relented and decided to take a break from sharpening. I checked and my fingers agreed that they would be more than willing to eithe...
So I followed the recipe I synthesized for the pagoda tile frame and applied it to the top and breadboard ends. It turned out amazing! It looks like something right out of an antique store. Here’s the progression:..^ TransTint “Dark Mission Brown” aniline dye in isopropyl alcohol only (with flash on = more red)...^ Same with flash off (see how muddy it looks)..^ One coat of Zinser amber shellac (1 pound cut). Man shellac is a pain to work with. Once you paint it on, th...
If you’re like me you have more old CD “coasters” than you know what to do with. I finally decided to figure out some things to do with them. Here’s a simple little light switch plate you can make in an hour. Wood and plastic: a perfect match! Let me know if you have any other ideas of how to recycle these things. Or better yet, make something and post it on Lumberjocks!
So, I decided to go with the Kevin Rodel Taliesin desk design as my table base. This involved a couple of hours of laying out. I had to account for leg room on the overhangs at the ends, I had to account for chair room on the long sides, I wanted 4” x 4” legs to balance the 3 3/4” breadboard ends, decent overhang on the sides, and this all had to miss the crap I’d already glued to the bottom of the table to make the sliders work. Whew! Like I said, it took several ...
In this video I talk about a question that I asked on lumberjocks last week. I also talk about popular woodworking and woodworking magezine. I am going to be featured in the March 2010 Wood magazine. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
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