The other day I asked about the best way to make cauls to glue up two facing panels of MDF. PurpLev (on this board) lives about 3 miles from me, and invited me over, for a lesson in planes (which I thought I needed to make cauls), a discussion of milling tools, and discussing ways to make cauls. I’ve decided the safest way is by way of a sled with clamps to cut on an angle. The only reason I know PurpLev is because he commented on my posts, and when I checked him out, I saw that he...
Today was a big day. My skylights went in! But, I get ahead of myself. On my last post, 12 days ago, I left off showing where the roof trusses were to be placed. John, my contractor, designed and laid out an elaborate rafter system to, in essence, tie together three roof lines. You can see in the first picture there is a family room roof in the foreground, a garage roof to its right and the existing roofline of my shop. John put in these half trusses and then, as I said, proceeded to ma...
The wife didn’t want the drop table any longer so I decided to make this unit here. I recycled my table that I worked so hard to build for her..that’ appreciation
Here’s the lid for the chest with the scrolled panels already cut. I’m sure you notice the clamps on the lid. While the glue was drying on this, I went back to do a lot of the sanding on the box that I got too lazy to finish yesterday.This is the complete lid fully assembled. I’ve added the cedar backing to the scroll work. You’ll also notice the rail around the front and sides of the lid that will form a lip over the top of the box when the lid is shut.This is what th...
The stretcher on a table like this is virtually lost to vision. The solution for me was a box beam which is juniper on the sides, to match the panels in the legs, and alder top and bottom. Attachment will be via countersunk bolts through the top of the shoulder into the top of the beam. The removable beauty panel, shown in the image of the single finished leg, will cover the end of the beam. It, too, will be lost to view for the most part, but I like the subtle inclusion ...
I am intrested in gowing to. Craft shows…. I like building birdhouses and nick nack shelves what seems to be selling? And what prices thanks
I just had to take a brief moment to share with my friends here on Lumber Jocks a gift I recieved this year for Christmas. Folk who know me personally can attest I don’t find myself lost for words very often. This Christmas I opened a gift that honestly choked me up. As I mentioned in my latest project (Cornerstone) my Father In-Law has from the beginning supported me as far as my woodwork goes. He knew I have had a crazed desire to get my hands on some old hand planes, restore them,...
This is a test of a jimmy rigged lazy susan mounted to a slow speed gear motor.I always have ideas running through my head about how to share my custom wooden rocking chairs and other pieces, this is one of the less refined ideas, but i’m happy my idea is going to work out well once I get the bugs worked out. Hopefully soon I will build a dolly for the camera so the camera can move while the chair rotates. This example is using a Walnut with Ebony plugs custom wood rocking chair, ...
The bench top ends are just rough cut. What to do? SEE—- Belt sander hack – sanding top http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3PXVg3L_lA
Excited about this weekend. I’m going to start working on making two of the Woodsmith Shop Peg Board storage shelf/cabinet. But, the more exciting part is hooking up my dust collector to some tools for the first time. I know my wife will be a lot happier with most of the saw dust not on everything in the garage :) Also, the other day I decided that I will be making both of my daughters a dresser. Should be a lot of fun to design and build!!!
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