Hello fellow woodworkers, I love quilted maple and nothing is more fun than putting some finish on it…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaIzinaIhDs Thanks for watching
With the plans drawn up, it is now time to mill the rough lumber. As per the title of the series, I am using poplar for this project, mainly because it is inexpensive, and this project was meant partly as practice in joinery. I might have gone with pine, but these boards were exceptionally cheap ($20 all told) and should look quite a bit nicer. Here’s a picture of them: Here comes the dilemma. I have no planer or jointer, nor do I have any hand planes (or even any experience usin...
I’ve been working on this bench for more than a year and am finally almost finished. The base is ash and is from a plan I got from woodstore.net and the top is 2×6 lumber from Home Depot and is loosely based on the Stumpy Nubs 2×6 Roubo bench. The top is 36” x 59” and 5” thick. I made it wider than both of the plans called for because I wanted to use it for assembly. I haven’t had a chance to seal it yet because as soon as the top was flat I started...
I used 1/4 inch zinc u-channel for the perimeter and 3/8 inch lead came (flat h style) for everything else. I initially tried the came in zinc and ruined it! For me, the zinc came was very hard to work with and looked awful. Conversely, the lead cut and soldered easily. After initial layout on a square jig, I cut the glass, soldered into place, and then applied black cement glazing. Everything is then cleaned off with a liberal dose of whiting powder which is worked in with a stiff brush....
For quite awhile now this is how my pliers have been stored above my workbench… Since I was puttering around the shop today with yet another snow day. I finally took a few minutes to make a rack. I used some games that did not turn out for one reason or another as sides and a piece of scrap 2×4 that was once a shelf in my shop. Nothing very exciting I know… however as I continue to think about it I think this space is going to become a bigger area for a future S...
Well it was just another snow day here. I am sure a lot of you are familiar with those this winter. While I was working on a few things in the shop my daughter decided she wanted to do something as well. She is a big fan of the Doc McStuffins cartoons and decided she needs to have a clinic as well. For those of you not familiar it is on Disney Jr. and the character takes care of toys in her clinic in the backyard. Since my daughter’s yard is more in the basement she decided to turn her ...
Step 1- find a giant elm FOUND ONE! I believe it to be a piece of this one. I’m working on confirming it. http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=ed5f1cca-2ff3-4a5c-a572-e59f074d0bca&sponsor step 2 – find a giant saw FOUND ONE! step 3- fire it up! step 4- get some rest and get back at it tomorrow. More to come….......
The clean up is supposed to be done this week. It’s a black ugly mess. I am very happy that the concrete pad is still in very good shape. In my attached garage, I am thrilled to say that the 220 circuits are alive and the equipment all started perfectly. Got a couple more pieces of equipment to get, but it’s going in the right direction. Of course the world didn’t come to a stop waiting for me to be ready. I have been getting calls to get logs. These are so...
Putting the finish on my Nautilus Shell project today. Jullie helped to design the base for the shell to sit on. Should be able to post pictures of my first Lumberjocks project later this week.
When I built my small veneer press in Green Valley I made six holes for screws, like my bigger one at home but only installed four screws because they are expensive and I wasn’t sure I really needed six. Then I stole one to make my Miter Jack. That left me somewhat deficient in veneer screws so I decided to try something I have been thinking about for a while now. I remember looking at the $6, six Inch “C” clamps at HF and wondering how hard it would be to turn...
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