Dec. 1/13 Our 2013 LumberJocks Winter Awards are officially here so it’s time to get busy again. As always, we are looking for not only the skills involved in the build but the creativity as well. Be sure to describe your project as this is an important component of the Awards selection process which will be done by your fellow LumberJocks.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THEME~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Walnut: a type of tree, a stain col...
This Fall I hung my boat from the garage. It involved some two-by material and some ceiling joists, so I figured there was enough wood involved to merit a posting here. My goals behind the design were: To keep costs low. All components must be rated to withstand at least double the weight of the boat (150 lbs.). Be safe for the household’s children. All “failure points” should have redundant backups. I started with 2×8 supports, which I cut to follow the ...
Finally after a few months of late nights and hard work the magazine is published. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. Here it is: Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine Issue #1 December 2013
With the legs complete, I milled up some stock for the rails. All joints are deep mortise and tenons, except for the top drawer rail which is a lapped dovetail. -----Test fitting the lower drawer rail.-----The lower side stretchers feature through tenons. -----The upper drawer rail features lapped dovetail joints. With the same dado blade setup used for the other long rails, I cut the dovetail to 1/2” thick, and established the side shoulders. -----After laying out the lines for t...
In this video I show the process that I went through to make this dovetail gauge. I used Paul Sellers method to make it so he deserves all the credit. I hope you find it enjoyable.
I have a quandary yall; I took the cutting boards inside and now they are starting to curl. What the heck – over?The boards have 4 coats of butcher block, I wasn’t expecting this. I’m letting them adapt to the inside some more and hoping that they un-curl, flipping them over daily (right). I might have to add weight on top of them?This is depressing, they’re a hair over 3/4” thick so it’s totally unexpected.
In part 1 of my Shaker Books blog I linked to AbeBooks. If you’re like me and still prefer the real thing over the e-version, then it’s a great place to shop. There’s another bookseller I just discovered last month. They’re up in Canada but they ship to the US by driving over the bridge and mailing from the US Post Office. They are Antiquarius and I recommend them for anybody in the US or Canada. There are two more Shaker books in my collection to review. I know som...
I am struggling with case mitre’s for boxes. Yes, I have built a mitre sled; it doesn’t work for pieces that must be mitre sawn on the “flat”. It’s fine for frame pieces but when it comes to anything greater than the 10” table saw can handle, as in a box, no matter how accurate I gage blade tilt the corners simply won’t pull together square. I can burnish the corners but that doesn’t provide a dead square and tight 90’ corner. It simply co...
I’m pretty new to this website and I’ve seen a lot of great projects that has piqued my interest. The question I have is “how do I go about getting plans for some of these projects?” I respect each and everyone’s privacy and their initiative to ‘invent’ their projects. Therefore, I don’t want to invade anyone’s privacy as far as the construction plans go. Please let me know if there is a way to get them!!! Thanks to all and I hope tha...
This coffee table is built from maple milled out of 8/4 boards. I just did a very basic design using straight, clean lines. The top is made from glued up strips, a chamfered edge routed to soften the upper side and stained using Rust-oleum Ebony with a poly finish. I like pieces done in two-tone stain if contrasting woods are unavailable so I used Watco Danish Oil on the base. The base is put together using pocket-hole joinery thanks to the Kreg jig. Thanks for checking it out!...
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