Well I have been real busy this week working on my clock and I have got alot accomplished. I have made the majority of the outside frame pieces, the 2 panel middle sections that divide the 3 sections, I gluded up post so I can start to make the turnings and carvings on the outside corners and i made the design of the panel section so now I can cut them out on the panels that seperates the three sections. The frame pieces were consturcted by useing some wood dowels and...
Call it a shortcoming or a character flaw, but I have never been real good at transfering my projects onto paper. Par for the course with me is to jot down some basic measurements and a primitive scribble as to what I want to build. I have tried computer programs, but who am I kidding, I dont text, tweet, and you won’t find me on facebook. To do woodwork this way, I have at times had to reconfigure whole projects to accomodate a lack of a clear wriiten plan and the measurements that go ...
Hi. We rent and built-in wardrobe space can never be relied upon to be there. Its not at our present house. We’ve been using hanging rails for some time now, dust is an issue. So I was playing with the CAD on my p.c. and came up with this. Its a (semi) mobile system that closes, like any good box. Bit like an old steamer trunk but 4’ x 6’ x 2’ Either that or it can be used open. Materials? I initially though cheap and cheerful pine and chipboard. Don’t know. What...
With plan and materials in hand it’s time to build panels that will become the Roubo Cabinet (with pictures!) Not for the faint at heart, this entry contains extensive hand plane use that many would consider exhausting and (essentially) pointless in the modern workshop. I, of course, see things differently. Up to this point, I’d not had a project that required solid wood panels that had to be joined / assembled to this extent. So ‘gluing up panels’ had meant rail and style stuff, not what ...
When last I left off I had moved my Table saw to the garage. I don’t know about your garage, but my garage was filled with household items and didn’t leave much room for any kind of wood working. By band saw, drill press and sander were against the walls and behind an episode of ‘Hording”. Even if I clear out and re-arrange the household stuff there isn’t much room so I will need to be able to move the tools around, storing them against the wall when not needed and rolling them to the cent...
Woodworking projects under way. #10: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet progress... Loaded it up last night.
After getting the doors / cabinet lined up better by hanging it, I decided to load it up to see what that did. And as I suspected, the doors now open and close no problem now. I have also come up with a startling discovery. This thing is ROOMY. It doesn’t have quite enough peg board in the configuration I left it in for all of my peg-boarded stuff, but it is quite spacious. part of the impetus behind all of this mind you, is that when I moved my miter saw to the now extended stron...
Well, we had about an hour to kill before we went to dinner to celebrate our 40th anniversary. She had never been in a Woodcraft store before, so it seemed appropriate to me. After all, life is just a journey, new discoveries, etc. Then, after dinner I presented her with the keys to her new wood fence I have been building around the back yard for the last month. What? You think I’m a cheap skate? Hey, I gave her the keys to her new Ford Expedition last week. This was just the icing o...
I am about to demo a clients house to build a new one. So, he and his wife are moving out while the new construction is going on. Anyway, he has a Grizzly band saw 3/4 horse that looks like it is new. He doesn’t want to store it and wants to sell it to me. Anyone have an idea what the thing is worth? New they are $375. I told him on CL Delta and Jet (in this area) are going for $200 – $300). I figure $125 is a fair price. Remember, I am his contractor and will be seeing hi...
I discovered Land Ark a few years back and have used their finishes almost exclusively ever since. They make a growing variety of products, from end sealant, to indoor and outdoor finishes, to food safe finish, in paste and liquid forms. They are easy to use, and smell like oranges! They are primarily made from; Tung Oil, Linseed Oil, Pine Rosin, Bee’s Wax and turpines derived from citrus extract. It is made and sold by a small family outfit in virginia these days, I believe. I thi...
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