The top needs a 1×10 perimeter frame…. I was going to try using a Lock Miter bit I have, but couldn’t get a tight fit and the end grain locking tab kept braking. So I decided to glue and screw a simple but joint… to support the frame, I cut a shelves on the outer sides of the post tops. I cut the cheeks on the band saw and for the shoulders I set the depths stop on my SCMS and used the fence stop to get identical parts. A little paring with a 3̶...
After conspiring for some four years I finally saved up my pennies for the Grizzly G0602 metal cutting lathe. Had fun rigging it into my basement and began the process of disassembly, inspection and cleaning all the cosmoline off of it. These Chinese lathes are priced low enough for hobbyist to afford, but require a bit of TLC, as there are lots of burrs that need filing and grit to clean up in order to get everything moving smoothly. With the lathe weighing in at over 400 lb...
The other night I happened to be sitting in my shop. Yep…just sitting. And looking around at my little woodworking kingdom. I gazed at the workbench…at the tool shelves and racks along the back wall, lined with all of my oft-used hand tools neatly arranged and ready for me to pick up to make shavings and chips….then at the stack of cutoffs under the utility bench…then at the various boards and panels leaning against another wall, waiting to become a project. This night, I didn’t c...
I would like to give back a little considering how much I’ve learned from what everyone has shared on Lumberjocks. Here is a tutorial of how I’ve been building the CrushGrind pepper mills: Pepper Mill Turning Tutorial While this is not entirely new information, when I started turning mills it seemed like there were several approaches including some sketchy information. Enjoy!
Update. The top is well advanced now. I didn’t take pics fitting the tone bars, the process is mocked up using the back. Both sides of the bar are scribed. Because it is a compound curve the scribe lines are different on either side. Chalk fitting. Sanded to 180 and sealed. Oversize and offset tone bars as per Gibson’s innovator Lloyd Loar. Ball point taped to a block, the block is flipped for a finer scribe. The bars are oversize in case we need to scr...
I have several logs of black gum and oak that were given to me. They were only cut 2 or 3 weeks ago, so I put some old paint on the ends and stacked them outside the shop to dry. Sunday in church the guy that gave it to me suggested that I might like to try and turn a piece of that gum while it was still wet. He said ” it’ll turn WAY EASIER than that dry oak and maple boards you’ve been gluing together.” So I figured why not? ... I cut off a piece of the gum about 1...
Well I think I’ve designed this thing to death. This weekend I’ll buy the timbers for the base and get the drying started. That will probably take a few months.In the mean time, I have a few other projects to do; Tool Cart, Garden Table, Planer Trolley. Here’s the link to the final design in SketchUp: Workbench
Ok, it all started on ‘Cyber Monday’ when woodcraft had some special for the Groz 4 pack parrallel clamp set for (I think) around 80 bucks. It was later in the day and decided to purchase 2 (probably around 10-10:30 pm), I did separate orders on different credit cards for budgetary reasons. After making the orders I never recieved any emails confirming my purchase, or stating if there was any sort of issue. A few days later, still nothing, so I email the customer service asking wh...
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As promised, two more days of work as produced results. I did get one surprise through this process. I expected the whole thing to be sturdy, that is how its designed after all. I might have gone a bit overboard. It actually takes effort to make it wiggle at all and my female hung off of one side and shook around, the bench didn’t move. So success there. Anyways, on with the pictures. So the legs are done, obviously, here is what they look like with their first of two cross pieces...
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