Took about 3 hours this afternoon. I am going to close out this series. Yes, still have a few more items that I need to do like seal the top and drill some more dog holes. But, by in large, the bench is complete. First item of the day, hand plane the legs, vise mount, and apron flush. Minor issue, this bench is getting heavy. I managed to get it down without much strife. I went to pick the thing back up when done and failed. Took 2 more attempts to right this beast. Amazingly enoug...
Since early fall we have been swamped in the shop and still have not gotten caught up from Christmas. Our inventory is depeleted and we are trying to get items instock as well as work on a few custom orders. Here is a rough form piece of juniper that we will make into a coffee table that will have a rock slab for a top. Once this is finished it will be shipped to Norway.
I think I’ve decided on a lamp for my 1st anniversary gift. I wanted something sort of in the area of arts & crafts, FLW, and japanese designs. The shade would be rice paper – 1st anniversary tradition after all. I really like Randy Price’s design in walnut here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/12365 but wanted something like that crossed with a japanese lantern… sort of. I havent decided completely. I drew up this quick and dirty sketchup model to help me...
Occulation of the Wood ....what is this shadow that transverses your mind, when you look at wood? One table top of rock maple that I am presently working on and hope to have done by the end of March. Many of the details as to how and what I am going after have not yet been fully worked out//worked in, but that’s only a matter of time as I listen to what the wood would say to me. ....and…. Things not known at this point: 1.)—no-name…. 2.)...
Okay, started the afternoon with a very rough and checked 9ft x 8in poplar board. Oh, it was cupped and warped too. Good excuse to get out some hand planes. In the end I am looking to laminate onto the front legs another vertical member that will be flush to the front apron.Kinda like this. Savvy? Nothing too noteworthy. Chop, hand plane, bandsaw to width, clean up by plane, bandsaw to thickness, clean up with hand planes. Sorry, didn’t detail that out. I kind of cover most of...
I spent a couple more hours on the twin screw this morning. I had a few details to straighten out. I went ahead and split the vise. I decided that the front leg lamination should run top to bottom. So I pulled the vies and split the block. I mentioned slipping in my last entry. So when I remounted the blocks I used a liberal coating of 3M super77 spray adhesive. Seems to have done the trick. Now the blocks are rock solid to the bench top, yet if need be I can still remove them. N...
With a little bit of white chalk, I exposed my jointer today. The whole sordid tale is covered in the latest post on my blog. Thanks for reading!
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Last weekend I had one of my leg posts crack so I had to make a new one. Fortunately, LJ Chisseler had a piece of pine for me. So today I milled it, did the dados and mortises, then did a trim up on the mortises and a dry fit. I still have to do the final fit up on the tenons, but this is how the frame looks without panels, a lid or a bottom. Bones Baby Bones. Front View of the loose assembly: End View of the loose assembly: Tomorrow I will trim up the tenons to tighten the joints...
Has anybody ever seen one of these? It’s been floating around on Craigslist in OKC for a couple of months now. Looks like a monster. “http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/tls/986014993.html
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