I want to build a bench. I don’t have a decent clamping surface in my “shop”. So here are my plans as the are now. The material will be douglas fir 2×4 and the leg vise will be red oak 3/4”x8”. The screw will come from LeeValley. The sides will be drawbore mortise and tenon, and I’ll be using bed bolts for the long stretchers. The dimensions are: 24”w 33.5”h 84”lThe legs are 4.5”x3.5” The stretchers are 2×4...
Well i got a call today and a professional freestyle motocrosser saw my fish clock.He wants me to design him a clock with motocrossers on it doing tricks andincorporate wheels sprockets and spark plugs and such.So stupid me said sure no problem I can do it! So I’m going to be busy designing a clock using the basic desing fromSunny Day Fishing. Cool beans!!!!
Martin posted up an interesting challenge today in his blog. The Nothing New But The Glue Challenge. And while I do plan on putting out a project from this challenge, well it got me to thinking. And I am not sure about other woodworkers, but I learned from my Dad, my Grandfather, my uncles etc… that what is being proposed here is a good thing. Now the whole environmental impact thing aside, it just sort of makes sense to utilize everything you’ve got to the best of your abilit...
The only thing new will be the glue.LumberJocks & Gorilla Glue Challenges you to reduce your footprint for Earth Day. Dumpster Dive Scrape pile scavenge Straighten those nails Reuse old screws Create something unique by reusing and recycling old materials… The only thing new will be the glue. PRIZES Gorilla Glue will have 6 random winners of the following great prizes: 1 Grand Prize will consist of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gori...
I have been busy practicing dovetails. If there is a way to do it wrong I have done it, but last night I was able to make several “right”. I have developed “tennis elbow” with all the hammering with the mallet. It will be a good story to tell the doctor when I get home. We just bought a lathe and Kindlingmaker is having fun making lots of shavings, but I won’t touch it until I get back from class. The poplar practice table is put together and looks very presentab...
I’ve only done a few projects thus far. And this is my first time making a box. Here is what I have so far. The top is heart pine and poplar. Still need to do some sanding, add a finish and hinges. Here it is uncut. This is a different box – but here’s the jig for cutting the splines. And the splines drying.
The local museum, which I work at as a volunteer part time, puts on month long exhibitions of local associations and art work. There’s a small glass cabinet (40” x 20” x 9”) there which is rarely used. Our curator, Jenny, has said that I can show some of my boxes in it, any time in the year I like. I’m going for July/August as thats when our school holidays are and visitor figures are highest. What an opportunity. What to show? At least most of my work is ...
What’s happening in the shop for April 2, 2010. Getting Bean’s Templeton murphy bed ready for the finishi shop. Final assembly on Gates’ large job, and final assembly on the Special Edition Baseball bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
Njarrrrrrr !!!!Man I’m itching to work on my ‘butterbox’, but it is only Tuesday night, & it’s still a long hike to saturday before I can get back to the clubhouse to progress PROJECT-1. I have been to the 2 DIY shops in town to look at woodworking tools, but it’s quite clear (and yes, I know very little at this stage, but still) that the tools they have is not going to go the distance. Mitre-10 don’t even have table saws, and Bunnings only stock 1 &...
Some of you may remember a previous post, where I was looking for someone to turn the handles required for the bench. Old Pete from the Australian Woodwork Forums answered the call. The original handle brain storm. The completed project, arrived in the mail today. The timber is Australian Blackwood. Pete, was more than generous, turned two alternate handles for the wheels, and two handles for the pins, and offered to re-make them if they don’t feel right. I do like the online wood...
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