A question was raised regarding the reverse glue joints I used on Edna’s Kitchen Workbenches. To best address this question and the fact I had off cuts remaining I decided to add it as a blog. The reverse glue joint is exactly that . Reverse. A matching profile is cut on each piece to be joined simply by reversing the timber before cutting. Glue. The joint is designed to be fixed by glueing. Joint. Its one of the many joint methods available to join timber. However...
This blog is now about a Work In Progress. Well, its been a long time since I first posted this – but I have been putting together a little bit of a woodshop out in my garage. This has taken a lot of effort in getting the space cleaned up, cleared out and improved. I first built a set of large storage shelves for putting all (or at least most of) our storage bins onto. This created a lot of usable floor space. I also added insulation above the garage, and glued 2” thick foam...
Overview I’ve enjoyed using the layout boat for fishing, but duck season is only a month away and it’s time to finish the final stages of making this boat “disappear” from wary ducks in the marsh. That involves fabricating flip blind doors, a dog blind, and brushing out the entire boat. Fabricating the flip blind door frames requires head brackets, foot brackets, and tubular framing. Head Brackets Both aluminum crossbars attach to brackets screwed to the...
While I cannot be called a die hard fan of pocket hole joinery, I’ll admit it has some uses. Such a use came about today as I was completing a project (to be posted in a day or two). This method of making pocket holes without an expensive jig I saw in a video by Steve Carmichael. (the link starts the video right at the part I’m talking about). [Above] These are the tools I used to do this procedure. Your choices may vary. I’m using a 3/8 inch spade bit, 1/8 in. twis...
Overview We wanted to have more comfort while using the layout boat for fishing, so we bought two pedestal bases and adjustable height pedestals to mount Wise fishing seats. This required replacing the 1/4” plywood floor with a 3/4” plywood floor to take the stress of a 9” diameter base. Floor Replacement We bought Springfield Taper-Lock pedestal bases and their 13”-21” adjustable height pedestals. A view of the base under the floor. The a...
Recall Date: August 26, 2015 Recall Number: 15-227 Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazardhttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Robert-Bosch-Tool-Recalls-Dremel-Rotary-Tool/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool Hazard: The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control cha...
There are few things that make me feel better than seeing someone enjoying my patterns and making projects from them. After all – the reason I began designing in the first place was so others could learn and have fun with them. I try to make each pattern I create into a mini-lesson, so that people of all skill levels can create the project themselves. Often I get notes or emails asking me if I mind if people change up my designs a little bit. Not only do I not mind it, but I encour...
The tops are six sections of pine planks reverse glue jointed (RGJ) lengthwise and breadboarded ends. Additional lengths of timber were then added to increase the edge thickness. Here is a couple of shots of the RGJ glue up Then it was on to the breadboarded ends and thickness fillers.Initally I was going to add the fillers later but believe it or not I only had one pair of clamps long enough to do the job.So it was slow progress today Once the glue was dry the clamps ca...
I posted my completed bar project last December;http://lumberjocks.com/projects/160074I had the idea of a bar mat made out of those rubber stubby holders you get on holidays in gift shops.Anyway I had a collection of over a hundred to choose from.so I decided to stitch a few together (that’s hand stitch because I couldn’t find any volunteers with a sewing machine).Lucky I didn’t do any closeup photos to show my less than average sewing ability, but from a distance they don...
Here I turn a lidded box on the lathe in the shape of a pellet! I hope that you enjoy the movie and thanks for watching!!! https://youtu.be/W6TQBeC2DF4
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