Alright, I know it has been a long time since I posted on this, but here are the answers to your most pressing questions: no I didn’t die, no I did not quit on these, and yes I have a life that frequently pulls me away from projects in the shop :). So you really just want to see what they look like first, right? Here we are as of tonight: So now for some updates. Things have gone pretty well on these, but allow me to make a few notes. Here are the lessons I have learned...
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Now that the wagon vise is sorted out and functioning quite well I might add (am having too much fun with it right now tbh).. Last night after work (1am.. pretty sure my neighbors hate me right now) I decided to go ahead and make the 1” dog for the vise. Fairly straight forward. Sanded the 1” dowel slightly to give it a smooth fit (using the vise to do it no less :D ) Then cut to length, cut an angled notch at the top and then used my 1/4” chisel to cut a grove d...
This is a meal board planner for the kitchen. It is made from poplar and beadboard and the frame is from scratch. If you like pinterest and making frames, then you will love this episode. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave me comments. Special thanks to Wood Working for Mere Mortals for the frame instruction. Youtube: www.youtube.com/rhwoodshopFacebook: www.facebook.com/rocknhwoodshopTwitter: www.twitter.com @rhwoodshopblip tv: www.blip.tv/rhwoodshop Don’t forget to check o...
We have a project coming up that will need rough shaping of branches into square-ish forms. So we’ll need a broad axe to so some hewing. However, instead of going to the effort of sourcing a hen’s tooth here in South Africa, and paying out my adz for it, we set about making one for ourselves. Now we don’t have forging facilities, so this was never going to be a re-hash of the master smith’s methods. We had an old blade from something like a guillotine. Which we aimed t...
After reading many threads and blogs about saw restoration I got to wondering what one of these things cost. Then I stumbled on a Disston 4b at the back a storage shed in a box marked with the name of a very old storage customer on it. We own a boat storage business and when people leave they tend to leave a lot of stuff. We pack it up and put it away in case someone remembers they left something. This box had been put away many years ago by my father-in-law and obviously forgotten. ...
I had the opportunity a couple of days ago to visit the historic naval dockyards at Portsmouth and to visit some of the great British warships preserved there. For a wood boat builder, the new Mary Rose exhibit is truly amazing as is the walk through of the Victory but for sheer wow factor it’s very hard to beat the Warrior. Built in 1860, she was the biggest, fastest and most powerful battleship ever to have been built. Restored to her full glory she is truly a wonder to behold. ...
portable handheld mortising jig "build blog" #8: begining to machine the stop blocks with procedural steps to make one part
I needed to make a latching stop block to keep the router from slipping off the back, its not only a stop block, but also a latching block, because later I will attach some sort of a latchng mechanism, on this block to keep the router elevated above the workpiece while repositioning the router for the next mortise. Started out with a quick sketch with some dimensions that later got changed during the machining process. I also worked on making an arrangement for a “...
Went to the land fill the other day to get some wood for a turning project. I found a nice piece about 4’ long and around 5” in diameter. I thought it was maple, at first, but after turning some spoons and allowing them to dry for a week, I think the wood is something else. The dried turnings are quite light and sand easily. The dried spoons are whitish with some yellow/orange streaks. There were no leaves on/around the pile of wood this came from. Hopefully someone here might be ...
So I went to the big blue box today at lunch, I used the drywall screw setter bits as an excuse. I managed to get in and get the chandelier that LOML has been wanting for a few years. I went into the shop and wrapped it, and then proceeded to install the first of the lower segments to the wall. The remainders should be easy peasy… I wonder if LOML will be offended if I work on the shop on Wednesday?
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