The 4th and 5th installment in the Arts and Crafts Panel Bed video series has been released! If you are intimidated by the through mortise and tenon joint, you should check out the latest videos. I’ll show you a method to make perfectly sized and spaced mortises without a mortising machine or router. For measured drawings and in-process pictures, you can visit the project page at Eagle Lake Woodworking:http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Arts-and-Crafts-Bed-Stickley-Panel-Be...
Well after trying to spray this thing with all the rain we’ve had here in NY this month has been tough. Here she is installed (just have to make some moulding now to go around it).
Little recap. After thinking and weighing options. I decided to keep my shop downstairs. Although it really wasnt a shop, it was where my tablesaw was. I wanted to move everything to the garage, but after finding out how much it would cost to put in a sub panel, it would have been cheaper to do dedicated runs to the garage. Then factoring insulation and drywall, let alone heat and a/c… it was pointless. So after cleaning, well mainly moving the collection of stuff that accumilated in...
Updated 1/15/12 We now have our box assembled and glued up. Depending on the temperature, let it dry for a couple of hours, or overnight to be safe.Take the tape off and clean up any dried glue. This is a good time to smooth up the bottom to get rid of any rocking.You can double stick sandpaper onto a very flat and firm surface and slide the bottom across that. The problem with this approach is that sheet sandpaper is way too small. You can stick down several sheets and if you go very s...
My wife bought me a kit to build a mandolin last christmas. I have been working on it off and on since then. The top is spruce, and the back and sides are maple. The neck is maple and the headstock has a walnut overlay.
I am getting sick of looking at that partially tiled all around the fireplace (1.5 years and counting), so I thought it was about time to get making some wood chips. Here is the sketchup model Here is what I have accomplished so far: And here is a mockup: I am a bit hung up on how to make the arc part. Initially I was thinking bent lamination, which would be a first for me. Then I got hung up on how to attach the arc to the rest of that top part. Which led me to thi...
I know all the comments were light hearted and in good fun, but I’ve been quite busy and after signing on to LJ I haven’t had the time to post any pictures. I put a couple of pictures up of the shop. I’ll take better photos later. These were just quickies to get everyone off my back ;) I’m an amateur (would like to turn pro one day) photographer so I want to play with the lighting and get the shop all set up Better Homes and Gardens style to get some great shots....
After nearly six (6) years of part-time wood butchery and a decided lack of organized space in the garage, I’ve decided to start over. I plan on adding a dedicated sub-panel for all garage/shop circuits, i.e. 230/110VAC outlets, lighting, etc. The next step is to remove all of the drywall and replace it with either 1/2” plywood or solid T&G planking, not sure which at this point but most likely ply (cheaper)! I’d also like to replace the big blue cabinet with a hut...
So after much debate, discussions of the pros/cons of the new granite topped Ridgid R4511, going back and forth, research, research, research… I finally settled on the saw I wanted (in theory… I hadn’t seen it yet in person!). I decided that the Craftsman 22124 was the right saw for me. It fit my shop, and came with a biesmeyer fence, which was really what cinched it for me. That fence is a $350 upgrade to any other stock fence… and it’s the gold standard th...
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