All my work surfaces are specific to a tool… outfeed table on a table saw, infeed and outfeed tables on a router table, long benches on either side of a radial arm saw and power miter saw station, etc. I’ve been without a general work surface ever since I started working wood in my own shop. A such, my projects tend to move from whatever tool I’m not using to whatever tool I just used and none are really suitable for any handwork which is where my focus has started to tur...
Hello All, Well where to start lol. Kind of like one of those Dating sites. Quick background, I came from folks who knew how to use their hands, they had to it was do or die or at least without. I’m second generation of the rural flight caused by industrialization. WW2 brought both sets of Grandparents together, from four different regions of the USA. I was Born in New England but raised in the Midwest. My Uncles on one side all tradesmen, some craftsmen in their own right and on ...
So this last weekend (March 17-19) I attended the Oregon Woodturning Symposium in Albany OR. Due to my work schedule and living in another State, I couldn’t take off Friday to attend all of the shows on Friday, but I was able to get in some phenomenal demonstrations, meet some amazing pro turners and even got to say hi to Youtube phenom Carl Jacobson. It’s hard not to fanboy too much when meeting these guys, but I have to say they are all fantastic people along with being amazing turners....
I recently posted a project involving a square turning and was asked how it is done. I often use this method to turn small boxes from off-cuts. Let’s start with this piece of spalted maple. It has nice spalting and a bit of spongy wood on one face. That part will be turned away. I start by mounting between centres and truing up the face near the tailstock. With small pieces like this, turning the corners does usually not present any problems. I start with a 1/4 inch bowl gouge to...
Finally got around to attacking the restoration on the SW no 5 I picked up at the antique mall last month. The biggest issue was that the tote was broken at the horn and I had never attempted a repair on that type of damage before. I only had to give $11 for the plane when I scored it – the blade and cap iron etc were pretty rusty. Before pics: I threw all the small stuff into evaporust for clean-up and decided to try something different on the plane sole for rust rem...
It seems like it has been forever since I posted a blog. As a person who posted a new blog nearly every day for over five years, it seems that I have been quite lax lately in keeping up. I apologize about that.It isn't that I am not busy. Quite the opposite is true. It seems that the floodgates have been opened and all of a sudden things are really kind of wild. That in itself is wonderful, but it is also kind of scary. While I am thrilled and excited about this recent 'growth spurt...
I have built a bathroom cabinet from oak panels and a steel frame. It is industrial styled wich is very hot here in the Netherlands at the moment. I made a video of the building process wich can be seen on Youtube I hope you like it. Regards,Gerry
My Son sent me this pie chart today, so I thought I should pass in on as it contains important facts!
I am making some podium out of solid cherry .I assembled them using mitre foods with biscuits .Tight joints when I first glued them up but a couple months later the joints are partially open , maybe 1/32nd. Any suggestions on repairing.it hasn’t been stained or finished yet.
Almost perfect corners!. After creating the moulding for the bookcase I was able to finally install everything with the warm weather. Check out the video to see how it turns out. Subscribe for much more woodworking content almost daily.
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