I read an article awhile ago in Popular Woodworking on the advantages of creating a small camber in the wood to create a tighter joint when pressing several boards together to create a table top. The edges touch first then the middle comes together last during clamping. Anyone had any success with that. I am planning on making a walnut side table and would appreciate any tips. Thanx
I start milling the stock today and glueing up the legs! The pictures speak for themselves! !
I’d like some feed back on some bench design modification. I’m attempting to remake this traditional shaker table and bench with back support. The design calls for a flat bench, parallel to the floor. I’ve sloped mine slightly (20mm over the 300mm width.) I’m also using thicker material 40mm cf. 16mm. Any feedback will be welcome. SketchUp Exampleshttp://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=15b3111c1611c2e5738e43095496b061&prevstart=0http://ske...
Well it actually started last Tuesday, August 17. I was stunned to find that my daughter had taken out a second mortgage on my home.When I bought this home 8 1/2 years ago, I had an IRS problem that I had to clear up before I could have a mortgage in my name, so I asked my daughter, a Mortgage broker, to put the loan in her name and then we could put the loan in my name when I completed the little problem with the IRS.I have been trying to figure why she has steadfastly refused to comply with...
Onr the journey, and using my investigative skills, I stumbled upon the smithsonian taped interview of James Krenov. Took awhile to read. Pretty honest guy. Also attempted to be tactful? In my reading I have come across other’s opinions laid down in visually stunning words and pictures. For me his were stunning words. Busted a few illusions. Mr. Krenov was also serindipidous(sp?) Considered himself an outlaw, and was fortunate to make a living at what he loved. He labeled himse...
(the above in my best Steve Martin voice a la his movie “The Jerk”) ;) Google SketchUp version 8 is now available. Not sure what changes they made, as it looks and performs just like the old one and I’m not expert enough with it to notice any nuances. If anyone notices any significant improvements using the new version, please write a blog on it for the rest of us.
I do appreciate everyone who weighed in on my decision to add flowers to the unicorn body. In the end, I just couldn’t help it. It just needed “something”. There was nice detail up on top, down below on the rocker, and then right in the middle? A huge white “blankness”. So, without going overboard, I decided to do a little more body decorating. You can see in the photos what I done. You can go on over to projects to see the finished project. Thank you so much for...
I think everything is running normally now. At least I hope so. I was happy to say that I woke up this morning and was able to access my site by typing in the normal address. (I had to clear the cache in my browser, but it worked right away when I did) I had a couple of orders yesterday too, so it appears that all the mechanics of the site are functioning properly. It will probably take a day or so for the servers to catch up with the domain change but everyone should be able to access th...
So this clamshell cabinet design that taunts me oh so often, and loudly too I might add, wanted to be changed a little bit last night. But It IS getting closer to final. As you might recall, in my last installment I am wanting to make some drawer dividers for, and install into my clamshell cabinet 2 Stack On 39 drawer small parts cabinets. But that’s not ALL that is going in this clamshell cab. So I started thinking about what WILL be going into this cabinet. And the list is… ...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Square Pegs”. This episode details how I put the 11” long square tenons on the back end of the tapered wooden arms by hand. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/wing-chun-dummy-square-pegs/
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