To be honest, I really believed that our latest cool feature – Project Card Widgets – would get wider adoption. This is one of a kind feature of the LumberJocks that you simply cannot find on other woodworking sites or forums. It’s possible here because the projects are the core of this site and community. To stress the power of these widgets again, let me present it on the top projects from the latest Awards edition: ———————...
Many of you noticed that I added small logos to the header – for easy switching between our LumberJocks, HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders websites. Just a small update but hopefully you’ll find it useful…
We did a floor a few years ago for my sister in law. She has expensive taste, and wanted a floor that was somewhat different than the norm. We spent a lot of time a showrooms looking for a floor she was happy with. She narrowed it down to 3/4” hardwood, and was having trouble with choosing between Maple and Brazilian Cherry. I suggested mixing the two, by using the darker Cherry as a border. Since she is Greek it seemed liked a good idea to do Greek keys in the corners. We a...
I have become intrigued with the various boxes built and demonstrated here on LJsWhen I first looked I thought – I can do that! Nothing was more of and understatement that that silly thought. The precision and engineering on these little marvels far out wieghs the small sizes. A long story begins in January when I cut up some wood and beveled 45 on the corners only to find that not a single piece fit. Hmmmm? Accuracy and repeatability beyond my current techniques.I have done some seg...
Here’s a bathroom vanity we made for a client a number of years ago. I never got back there to get a shot when the wall was finished. It’s made using Curly Maple Veneer over bendy board, and Rosewood. The curves were formed in a vacuum bag over a form, and an air bladder. The finish is conversion varnish. Thanks; Lee
Willie asked yesterday if I could explain how I make dovetails on curved drawers. I may have just made it more confusing than it needs to be. I was able to find a few photos of making a drawer for a desk I built. I hope this helps. Lee
I have updated My Projects to include my latest project, a piece of fine woodworking for a design contest! my entry into this competition is being completed now for the April 30th deadline. Details of my entry and links to my website, which contains many more photo’s of my progress, are located here I haven’t yet disclosed my plans, but have given clues among my photos, my challenge to you: if you look at all my pictures, can you guess what i am building?
Have a new website address, not much to look at yet but keep and eye out. It will probably take me sometime before I work on the site, do to the fact that I need to build the shop out. I should also have some shop up dates sometime this week that I will post later. www.eternal-furniture.com
I started these tables a while ago, while I was recovering from surgery. Most of the time spent so far has been turning the legs. I made the proto- type last year and posted in my projects. The task at hand is dry fitting the mortise and tenon joints all 36 of them. This is going slow but I have one table near completion. I am telling myself to continue the dry fit for the other two tables and wait and glue them when I finish dry fitting the other two tables. I would be interest...
I had an accident with my dado blade yesterday. I set up the dado to cut a test. As it turned out, I did not tighten down the retaining nut tight enough, so when I ran my short test cut, I heard this unusal sound and thought I had the blade too high and lowered it and made another cut. Once I was done with the test dado cut, I noticed the dado cut had several ridges in the bottom. I then looked at the dado blade and saw that the chippers had shifted and on closer inspection, the chippers h...
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