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I cut and milled the stock for the upper face frame this evening. This frame has only three sides, two stiles and a top rail. Just for giggles, the top rail is going to be joined with a mortise and tenon joint. Could just have been a butt joint, biscuits or heaven-forbid, pocket screws! But a M&T joint seems most appropriate. With 3/4” stock, this isn’t exactly going to be a super strong joint. Just want something reasonably sturdy, not like this is a load-bearing member...
Yesterday, as we celebrated Father’s Day, I naturally thought of my dad who passed away over four years ago. As I stated in my profile, I grew up working with him in the shutter shop that he started in the early 60’s.Probably the most valuable thing I learned from him was a strong work ethic. He was raised in a much different society than we have today. People were acutally expected to work for what they had. He bought out an existing business, and poured everthing he had into it....
Making something that will last forever Why do woodworkers take the time to build their own furniture? I catch myself asking that question from time to time. One trip to the store or a brief visit to the local news usually answers that question for me. In today’s economy people want and need value. Value in a bad or tough economy usually takes the form of quality. Building something yourself allows you to build in that quality and make an item that will last several lifetimes. It i...
Cutting Dado’s on the Router or Table saw? So your project calls for some precise dado’s to be cut. Some are Through dado’s and some are stop dado’s. Having never cut one before, which tool do you reach for? The thought process:Router:Never having done this before, you will have to thing about what you need. If you use the router, you already have one (assumption). A straight bit will do the trick for the cutting portion. What about a dado jig? How will you...
Some one at my new job has asked if I could build a bat house. So I am going to find the plans that I have and show him and let him decide which one he wants. Boy it sure does help to promote yourself. The final design for the bed has been approved by SWMBO. Now it is on to buy the wood that I need. (and maybe a few new tools) ;-)
Part 3updated 1/15/12 Regarding size:Size and proportions are important…to a point. We will be building a box that will start out at 11 1/8 W x 7 D x 4 1/2 H. (After shaping it will finish out at about 10 3/4’’ x 6 3/4’’ x 3 1/8 h depending on how much shaping is done.) I like the proportions of this box, they just look good to my eye. They are loosely based on the Golden Ratio which is a ratio of 1.618. There is much more to it than that, but simply put, here is how it works in rela...
Race day was a blast. The boys won on the first cart and spouses of the scout won the adult race also on the first cart. There was a 3 second time between the two carts. the second cart had different wheels (a little spongy) next year we will have better tires. that was the good news. the bad news the last run down the hill at the bottom the cart hit the curb and the front end needed more tlc then I could give it there.A Dad on Adult Cart.Spouse TeamScout Team
Got busy for quick addition to my table saw. On the right wing extension table. Since I have a 50” Delta II fence. It’s very long and wide. So this Sunday I mounting a router plate into the table top. While it is done and came out ok. I was not pleased as to how the top cut. One of those times. After its done and looking it over. I came up with different ways. I could have done it better. I used it last night. To radius the outside edge of my Super Sled Blade Shield. Worked very s...
This is a simple design. Red oak joined to mostly with pocket screws (The kreg R3 was the best investment ever)Pictures to come.
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