Marking out the mortises – shallow chisel cuts on outside edges and nail punch the center so forstner bit will center correctly. 3/4” Forstner bit works well. Chopping the corners out with a 3/4” chisel. Works well. Close-up of one mortise at the beginning cuts. Initial fit for the first set of mortises. Pictures of the mortise/tenon fit. Much better (less gaps) than the first box I made recently. Inside corner. Outside corner. One...
Well, it wasn’t under the bench this time, but it was a great find! Hit up some thrift and pawn shops around Omaha today after leaving the unemployment office. 5th stop yielded this. I’ve been wanting a plunge base for my (2) Porter Cable 6902 routers. They had this set listed for $139.95 and it looked and sounded alright. Asked if they took offers and mumbled something about ‘a hundred bucks’. The gal at the counter said “I’ll take 75 for it.” ...
I took a 1×6 piece of oak and drilled multiple holes into the lumber after outlining the gun rack’s arms. This is the second step after outlining the lumber with carbon paper. I transferred a printed pattern using carbon paper. After this step I cut out the gun rack’s arms on the ban saw. After these steps were completed I took my lumber and started sanding around each arm of my gun rack. I ran into a minor set back with the wood gave on the 4th arm down from the ...
http://www.penmakingsupplies.com/ Did these folks go out of business or something? I’ve had an order in for over a week and it still shows “Awaiting Shipping” No answer from their phone number and no response to my emails. WTH over?
[Above] I’m still slowly working on the first two of ten chairs I’ll be building. ‘ll blame the filming for slowing me down. One of the backs has a flaw in it, chip out from my router and I’m trying to fix it with sawdust and glue. three tries so far. he photo shows the two chairs nested one n the other (a feature!) and the two backs. A third back is in the bending clamp. I also now have some data on materials: From 2 1”x12”x8’ I can get th...
As the year begins to wind down, it’s time to start building my last woodworking project. It’s been quite a journey, with many different species of wood I have come in contact with the past few years. But now, I will begin working with 3/4inch PT plywood to construct the SS TroutSlayer 5000 Signature Series Edition boat. I have acquired my plywood from the New Kensington Bushy Beaver. As you can see from Elijah Andersons point of view, I have already cut my side pieces to an 8...
Several years ago an elderly gentleman that I was acquainted with asked me if I’d help him do some restoration work on an old calender clock he had. Sadly, he passed away before the project began. It passed to a different friend of his, who recently realized that he wasn’t going to get to it either. So he gave it to me. In all it’s glory. I saw it as I walked down the stairs into his cellar.“Why is it in a garbage bag?” I inquired.“To keep all the parts...
1. Fence – going with Hutch’s aluminum extrusion fence. installation process has begun! 2. New Blade(s) – combination blade and plywood blade are working superbly well (DONE!) 3. Shark Guard – installed and awaiting test run 4. PALS / Link Belt – don’t need either of these items since my saw is direct drive/mount. 5. ZCI’s 6. crosscut sled? 7. New ts base
This is my poker table design and build process, to start off I cut 8 pieces at 21 inches and cut them at a 22.5 degrees. After doing that I created a system to cut a 3 in hole in all 8 pieces exactly the same. I will be posting more as the process of the project goes on! Stay in tune and i think you will enjoy the outcome. For the next step I drilled holes on all 8 pieces so I could sink a screw into the pieces. I do this so the 8 pieces will be held together well when I am ready to ...
I signed up for the Handworks Essential class at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking and thought I’d share my experience with you. The setting is perfect. A quiet country road, lined with grazing cattle, leads you to Lonnie’s home and school. The rain stopped about 10 minutes before I arrived so my tools didn’t get wet. We started promptly at 8. After introductions, Lonnie gave us an outline of the week’s timeline. Right to work, laying out mortises o...
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