Why, why, why, why, WHY do I think of all the best ways of doing stuff after I’ve already blown apart my first idea? It’s like I can see the future every freakin’ time, but it has to be fueled by making a mistake though. So, hm… taking this thing apart might be a bit of a challenge at this point. Unless I misread the Titebond label about set time…last night. ahem Well then, right-o… I’ve got the fix for this. No, not really, but I’ve m...
Or is that a train ? Currently am in the process of taking down the old siding and applying a fanfold moisture barrier on the sheathing . The old siding is being replaced with new siding sheets that will run down the entire wall to within a few inches of the ground. The old siding will be reused on a lumber storage lean-to, which is to be build in the future. ASAP. Why am I replacing the siding ? The old siding stopped short about 10 inches from the bottom. A 2×10 framed out the bo...
Well I have a fully functioning Layout Compass now :D. All that is left is to do the shaping of the legs and some purtification of them. I am still working out the details of the purtification but in the end they should be pretty purty lol. All the pieces laid out with epoxy curing on the pins.. So today was filled with frustration and epoxy and a lot of brass dust. It started with cleaning up the mortise that the arc goes through and embedding the head of a copper rivet into the...
I really want to thank everyone for all the nice comments on the Christmas box project that I posted yesterday. It meant a great deal to me – especially after the issues that I had with making it. There were times when I thought that I may abandon the idea of doing it altogether, and I am really happy that I stuck with it. In figuring some things out, I feel that it will open the door for future box designs using that construction method. As I said – it is a challenge to make ...
Today will be a quick blog. I am still working on my painting project and making some progress, but I think it will take me at least until the end of the week to finish. So far, so good though and I am really getting excited seeing the pieces come to life. We had some errands in Digby yesterday, which meant taking the time to make the drive into town. It may not seem like a lot, but with so much to do here, it always seems to be a big deal to get away for even part of the day. We try to ...
Hi everyone,I would like to find a small panel sizing table saw in the USsimilar to the Elektra Beckum i use in Germany.I looked online and found the MJ6115TD Can anyone help with some input please?I’m looking at moving back to the statesAnd wasn’t sure if shipping my Elektra Beckum and having the motor swapped out is a good idea. I look forward to any input Ken
It only just occurred to me that the store I work in sells this According to the data sheet it is a blend of Acrylic polymers and selected fillers, it can take sanding and finishes and it has a shelf life of a year. Its also white and only costs £2 a tube (a lot cheaper than Acrylic resin + pigment). Being ready to apply there is no messy mixing. I already have a gun for applying it The pre-cut tip of the dispensing nozzle has a 3 mm aperture, just about right. I may ...
Some interesting progress was made today, the front caul and veneer trim Jig have been made. The front caul tested and produced some good results. The Veneer Caul. I made it from the off cuts plus two more to get the depth required.gave it a dry fit up and everything looked OK. Here is a view of the reversed panel base I used. I found a couple of veneer pieces for the base material which would fit nicely so on they went. The top of the lid I did inside the garage ...
Picked up some Minwax (water based stain) at my local box store. I’m used to oil based as I have a lot of it. Can’t remember if I did it intentionally LOL! Have used it when I did my refurbishing of my office sofa. That was over a 4 ought steel wool rub down of the sofa frame pieces. Working on my last two furniture pieces I’m refurbishing for the office. Will post the pieces per requests from fellow LJ’s Keeping this topic narrowed to the stain, I’m w...
I got my copy of the Roubo translation today(little happy dance)K http://lostartpress.com/collections/books/products/to-make-as-perfectly-as-possible-roubo-on-marquetry
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