It seems that this year more than ever I have noticed that people seem to have the 'winter blues.' With the holiday season over and cold weather setting in all over the USA and Canada, it seems that most people are dreading the upcoming months of cold and ice. Here in Nova Scotia, we had a relatively mild December. Usually we are already deep in the grips of cold and ice by the year's end, but this year it was much warmer and there was very little snowfall to speak of. There ...
My friends son (later 20s and a great guy) is pretty buff and stopped by to help lift the lathe…. Mounting holes lined up perfectly. Now to bolt it down and see if I can put Humpty Dumpty back together again…. That pretty much wraps up the build… I’ll post some pics and list it as a project when I’m up and running and again when I have Kaizen foam in the tool area. Thanks for tuning in.
So, now that cleaning is done, I’m only missing power.When I bought the machine the last owner just cut the power cord so that I have a enormous 3 decimetres of cord. I also don’t have the same power in the house at the moment. I need to do redo the electricity for the whole house anyway so I might as well start with the shop. I need to fix this before I can start the machine and do some tests so that all works as it should. After this, painting can be done.
It is with much relief that I am writing this morning. It isn't usual that I get stressed out over doing a project, but these past few weeks have been somewhat worrisome to me. I mentioned the other day that I was invited to participate in the Art Play Date online class event, and while I was thrilled to be asked to teach, I was somewhat intimidated. After all, the line up of teachers included many teachers that I have followed and admired since I began painting. These were what we c...
Soooo yeah… I ended up deviating from the plan. The plywood torsion pieces and I weren’t getting along and I was quite frustrated and running into a brick wall. I remembered I had some 2×4 I could use for the frame to help square things up better, so I started there. Decided to see if I could work with the dog holes as well, and I ended up with this: Nothing is glued down yet, just screwed. I laid the plywood top on to see what the dog hole alignment looked like. It wasn&...
Common name(s): Whitebark Pine, Whitestem Pine, Alpine Whitebark Pine, Pitch Pine, Scrub Pine, Creeping Pine, White Pine Botanical name: Pinus albicaulis Synonymous: Apinus albicaulis Distribution: Mountains of the Western United States and Canada Description: Like almost any Pine, the sapwood is pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes and the heartwood is darker reddish-pink with darker stripes. Endgrain has some pores and the wood may contain pockets of ...
4 Feb 2015 Thanks to comments and such I finally decided on my approach for making the chair arms. I’d originally had planned on the Stickley method of laminate and cut so as to keep the arm looking bent. Well seems I hit a wall here as my band saw is not up to the job and I was certainly handsaw impaired to make such a cut.I’d floated the idea of a cut and spline method and got some great feedback, thank lcwood. I plan on cutting the board for the arm twice. First an a...
I start out by creating a template for the oval fan medallions that will be recessed into the front of the leg. I then work on the recesses for the banding that will go on the rails. The banding on the legs at the top must match the rails exactly, and I show how I accomplish this. Then it’s cutting for the banding on the legs, along with additional stringing that will be on the front of the legs. I wrap it all up by gluing all the banding and string inlay into the legs and the rails. As al...
Here is my method of truing up an arbor that’s not really bad, but not quite where it needs to be either. For a little background I bought this saw off of a guy that buys equipment from school auctions. This ‘93 Unisaw was at a vo-tech local to me. It’s actually in pretty good shape, but has seen A LOT of use. I took the top off of it to better clean it and figure out why the blade elevation was so stiff. Turns out it just needed cleaned and lubed as the gear racks ha...
Hello all, check out my latest video Elegant Lamp Build Pt.1 on YouTube. Pt. 2 will be released next week. The idea came from FW magazine issue 222. The article was written by Christian Becksvoort. My lamp was built using Birdseye Maple. This was a fun project to make. Hope you enjoy the video. Don’t forget to Like, Share, Comment, and Subscribe. Thanks for your support. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H-sc4jBMe0
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