Calling all woodworkers in the greater Toronto area and others, don’t miss the Toronto wood show next weekend many of our fellow Lumberjocks will be present . Ryan Sherville will be building a walnut and birdseye maple tool chest and work table in the Master’s Workshop. There will be a raffle and a lucky winner will be going home with the chest AND the tools used to build it all proceeds are going to Habitat for humanity a truly great cause. So if you are around drop by and say hi to R...
Today I managed to get the second door glued up, the top glued up, and the frame and doors prepped for finishing with scraper, sandpaper, and tack cloth. Both doors now done Scraping the cabinet frame. Notice the nice angle my newfangled bench can position the frame clamped in. I jointed and glued the two pieces that will make up the top. A cove molding made on the router table This will go against the cabinet under the top overhang.
One more time someone told me I was too expensive so they got their cabinets at Lowes. Did they ask me for my price…No! They just assumed. The reality is every time I’ve bid against Lowes and apples were apples my bid was cheaper. I guess we can get brain washed. I’ve even seen that prejudice here at Lumberjocks. Yes most shops have gone after a high end clientele. It might even be hard to find a local cabinet maker who would do “low end” work. We even have a ten...
Here’s how I managed to get this far, without a major setback (and I think I can fix the dog hole alignment issue without too much pain.) My Procedure List I try to break it down into manageable steps, then order them to make sure they’re done in the right order. Would love comments AND Critiques!
Sometimes, the means to produce a part of a project are nearly as interesting as the project itself! I’m building another box (Shock!! Surprise!!), similar to the “Quiet Little Oak Box” only larger. I again needed to cut some skewed tenons.I didn’t want to do it the same way as last time. Not that it didn’t work, but I wanted more control and accuracy. Also, this time was not a change of mind, where I could use the first, straight tenons as a handy guide for sawi...
Sorry I’m late.. but alot has been going on. Jumping back in Today were making the TOP… Only cut what you can glue up (trust me on this, Movement will kill you (and me I had to add 2 more sticks after I tossed several I just cut last weekend that did the Watusi on me and I decided it was cheaper to just spend another 16 bucks and get a pair of 10’ start over pieces) So, The Glue really needs to dry for at least 4 hours. On a good weekend I can really only make a pa...
This week we finished our new garden shed…and the consequence from that is that I will get a chance to completely re-do my shop…it will be a work in progress…but I am really looking forward to turning out a lot more shop projects…and most of all having the room to put things in a proper order… When we got word that we were going to make the shed (see my story on my shed) I decided I would stop all wood working until i could re-organize the shop…right now...
Yo whats up everybody about 4 weeks ago I made a post about some new tools that I was getting well that all changed all of the tools from baltimore are now getting sent back up to new york. Because in DUMBO brooklyn which stands for down under manhattan bridge overpass we have a 2,000 sq shop. We have 2 shops in new york 1 in dumbo and 1 in crown heights brooklyn so in the dumbo shop on saturday this guy steve was making some radiator covers for a job on front street and this other guy marco ...
has anyone used a DIGIMAG DIGITAL REMOTE READOUT on a router lift? how about the WIXEY digital readout for router lifts?EAGLE AMERICA has the DIGIMAG for sale for $50, and the WIXEY for $70, I was just wondering if one may be better than the other, if $20 difference was worth it either way.I think Amazon has them for the same price.thanks for any info anyone may have to offer.
So in my last blog I noted that I have added a bandsaw to my arsenal of tools. It was a great deal and needed a new blade and some quick cleaning up. Well I went and got a blade yesterday and cleaned up the saw and installed the new blade today. Then I just played around a bit. Here are the two projects I did in order to play around some and get familiar with the tool. I decided I would just post them here and not as an actual project, maybe I’ll have something by the end of the weekend...
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