When I signed up for this class I had a plan ( in my mind) that would have me 3/4 way done by the 5th class so I could spend the rest on finishing touches. Well what I did not factor in was the wait time for tools. Since I was the first on the jointer and planer last week and many guys did not even get their wood yet, there was no way I could start on my rails and top. So we spent about 45 minutes going over mortise and tenon jointing at the router table and about 15 minutes on the mort...
Cool big wheel made from bamboo… click on this link
Some of my prototype clamps. This can be made easy Clamps <div> Publish at Scribd or explore others: clamps woodworking </div>
Well, this is what I came up with for embellishing the legs. Once again taking the lead from the Westminster Abbey for the finials on the legs. I chamfered the top edges of the “struts” and radiused the bottom of the curved edge.....The finials are cut from drawer pulls I found at Lowes and drilled and tapped for mounting.....I beaded the posts on all sides except where the struts attach and used a classical plunge bitin the center along the length. Again this is in the medieva...
Well after a few days of not doing anything I got back in the shop today and did some clean up work. After that I started working on the leaded glass doors that I will be using in the side cabinets that will fit up next to the Murphy Bed I just finished. My first thought was to run the doors thru my 16-32 drum sander but after studying on that for a while I decided that since these doors are to our best guess around 100 yrs old it would not be good to take any chance of bumping or stressin...
Hello again to all my fellow Lumberjocks ; Wishing all who I have missed these last few months a very joyous spring. We now have internet back for a little while and will try to keep up with all of you. I have done a few more burnings but not just ready for the finish touch. Just wanted to say hello and will be on here now and then. Your friend jim Earl
Well, here is the big difference from a traditional pie crust table. I like to incorporate architecture into some of my woodwork and this is an example. These legs are taken from the 12th – 13th century flying buttresses used to support the walls on old Gothic cathedrals. Here is an example from Westminster Abbey in England... ..I figured if they were good enough to hold up tons of stone, they would work here. Here is my interpretation in wood. ....It may look a little bulky an...
Draw the shape of the drawer on the body. Remember to think about the cut when you design your drawers. The idea is to make it easy to cut out the drawers in one continuous motion for each drawer. Since you are using a bandsaw, you aren’t able to avoid cutting through the sides of your project. In most cases, you can just glue the wood back together where you cut into the side and you will never notice. In some cases, you must cut into multiple sides of your box and glue the box bac...
I guess this is a tool gloat more than anything. I like hand planing boards, but sometimes, and especially when trying to get a board to a certain thickness (while keeping it straight) I just want to be able to throw the board through an infeed and automate that process. especially since I’m coming up with some projects that require large/long boards to be planed down. so, with a budget in mind, I keep an eye on craigslist from time to time. the only things I’ve seen in my p...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz0cog7BHKA In this video I go over how to cut the dividers and the side panels and the back. I stack cut the dividers on the jig saw because you get better results when you stack cut. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
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