Part 2 of my chair build—based on Hal Taylor’s plans. With the seat glued up, it was time to flatten it, trim it to size, and cut the notches for the back legs. In terms of flattening, I just wanted it flat enough to get square edges when I cut it on the table saw. I didnt need a perfect surface since it was going to be carved out and shaped later. To cut the 3”x3” back leg notches, I clamped the seat to my miter gauge that had a tall sacrificial board ...
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Okay, the first two installments have been short and to the point, a format that will continue throughout this series....Uhm, NOT. Time for another blog entry, of course, but this one will have some rambling about this tool or that, and include some pictures that some label as ‘Tool Porn.’ Ahh, now that’s the way to write a blog series on LJs, right? So with that teaser out of the way, time to talk about aprons. And I don’t mean these: But these: Apron measurements came strai...
When you dig around under my bench! OK, so I’m not the tidiest person when it comes to my garage. However comma this even made ME stop and say “Holy #%@¥!!!” I vaguely recall buying this at an auction before I retired from the Air Force (2008!). It was in a box, disassembled, and dirty. Paid $. for it. I put it under the bench and, apparently, out of thought. Fast forward to this weekend. Looking for ‘something else’ and rediscovered it – in a box, disasse...
Sunday, I completed with all the framing and wrapped the building with Tar paper, Today (Monday) I finished up with all the face boards on the front, back and the gable end reattached some of the tar paper on the roof, we had a huge storm blow in Sat night and lifted some of the paper up, I also installed the windows and installed 4 of the seven wall sheathing panels, tomorrow (Tuesday) I’ll have help and will get back on the roof getting the shingles on it. ...
I was browsing Youtube for woodworking and I came across the following series of videos with several methods to joint wood. I thought it might be of interest to some, in particular those that like using hand tools. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL07A05F76CA819833
Tooling up with estate sales-How to equip your hand-tool shop for pennies on the dollar #5: Last bonus tip
In this last installment, I talk about other treasures to enrich your life. Bonus Tip #11: Look for other stuff too.Once you’ve made two rounds in the tool-rich areas (garage, basement, outside shed), take a moment to just look around. Seek out items congruent with your hobbies and interests. Are you a gamer? Collector of tobacco tins? Want to spruce up your bar area with vintage liquor/beer signs, mugs and glasses? Estate sales are an economical way to do just that. For instance, I enj...
I’ve been wanting to build a Maloof style rocker for about as long as I’ve been a woodworker (about 4 years I think)... I always put it off thinking that my skills werent there yet (still think that). I decided I’d wait until my wife and I were expecting our first child, and then I’d take the plunge and build one. Well, here we are. I need to have the chair done by Oct 5 :). So, my other project is going to have to wait (Arts and Crafts Dining Table). I started...
Relatively slow progress this week as I’m juggling many things. I was unhappy with the weighting of the first set of muntins, plus I made a simple error. Nothing amazing, but it was enough to convince me to pull the muntins and start afresh. Incidentally, the muntins were surprisingly strong in situ. One never gets much opportunity to test joinery to destruction in a real-world setting so it’s reassuring to know how much integrity exists within the work we do. In addition to th...
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