https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0mA4RMA7-c Hi guys. Check out what I have been up to lately. Great fun!!!
Since I started this blog almost exactly 5 years ago, I’ve really only half-heartedly added tools to my collection, and generally just tinkered around with projects. As you can see, I’ve not posted a single “Project” here at lumberjocks. Until recently I kept telling myself that I couldn’t tackle anything substantial because I didn’t have the right tool(s). I’d say to myself, “If I only had a [bandsaw, planer, spindle sander, dovetail jig, et...
What’s happening in the shop for December 17, 2009 . The finish is one the baseball loft bed with a murphy bed on the bottom. Turned out GREAT! Today I’ll put the final touches on it and get pictures posted on my site tomorrow. (see below for some pictures that I have now) I’ll also be working on a Bullock murphy bed and a couple bookcases. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<di...
A journey into the workshop. #91: Shop, and bedroom cleanup. Free woodworking magazines (Local pickup only)
As I mentioned in a prior post, in an effort to save space in both my shop, and the house, we are digitizing as much of our media as possible. After digging through the many pages of the various magazines, I have found that my favorites hands down are Wood Magazine, and Shop Notes. To the end of the goal of physical media reduction, and the fact that at least Wood Magazine keeps shipping out the same articles recyled year after year with a few new ones sprinkled in to keep you subscribi...
Here's a more detailed instalment of the WW show in Columbus. I will do another entry or 2 about the show. Loads of thoughts! Thanks for reading!
I made use of good February weather to take the walls out of the house I am tearing down. Here is a neat time-lapse film of the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbOe-kJuZ3Q
Got busy with a few other things but I’ve finally got back to putting the finishing touches on the workstation. I routed the recess for my router plate, making it the right size for the existing plate I had made out of 3/8” Lexan. This is to use with a DeWalt DW625 router. It is stiff enough to hold the router securely for what I do with it. Here’s a picture of the setup for routing the recess. I used pieces of 3/4” MDF and stuck them to the table with double...
Our church has a pair of 12 foot long pews in the narthex (foyer). They are breaking apart and cannot be easily repaired. For a while I’ve been trying to think of a bench design that would be simple, sturdy and good for the indoors. I know I can’t build a 12 foot long bench. I just don’t have the ability to transport the wood, nor the finished bench. I figure I could build 6 foot benches, but the big question is what to make them look like? Anyone out there have ideas? ...
So, I figured I’d try something new, and was working on something involving sketchup. While playing around, I came up with this obscene piece which has various dovetails of different angles, spacings, sizes, and all (even has 1 box joint extrusion which is a dovetail at 0 degree angles), Dovetails Galore: This is really more of a test piece/art than anything useful for woodworking, but the challenge is this – how fast can you model this in SU?
See pictures below. x
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