Yo whats up everybody so the moving truck came last Tuesday and they delivered all my stuff to norfolk Let me tell you something you got a whole new respect for movers after I saw the corrigan united van lines crew. The people who moved us were ranked number 1 out of 2,500 crews in 2006 and have been ranked in the top 5 for the last 3 years. Well basically I finished setting up my shop and I filmed a shop tour yesterday and because I havent had internet access in 3 weeks at any house I havent...
Hello everyone…...... I would like to dispay some of my project’s that I completed, But I am not computer savvy. can somebody explain in an easy way how to upload my picture’s???. Thank’s. Skydiveno1 (aka) Pat
I set out this spring to make a cutting a cutting board as a wedding present for my niece, but wasn’t able to finish it in time because of a shop accident [LJ blog link]. After the bandages came off I went back to work on it but I’ve never really been happy with it and eventually stopped work altogether. But, even though the first piece has too many mistakes in it to go out the door with my name on it, a promise is a promise. So, as I’ll talk more about in the next e...
Ancientwood has developed a technique for filling large, structural cracks, sometimes found in Ancient Kauri slabs. This is a step-by-step approach for creating a flat surface with beautiful patterns and design. 1. The slab must first be flattened. This can be done with a drum sander, planer or a CNC router.2. After the slab is flat, locate cracks that need filling.3. Fill any hairline cracks with color-matched latex putty. Wet the adjacent area of the Ancient Kauri with spirits to get an a...
got lucky this month stanley 85 1/2 panel gauge, 60 1/2 la plane and a freud 1/4” chisel
This is a rambling blog about tool reviews, and not a tool review itself. Last week I picked up a Delta Shopmaster TP305 planer at Lowe’s clearance sale… $180. I haven’t actually used it yet. I’m having second thoughts. It was the display unit… the last they had. I had previously read decent reviews, but I am wondering if those reviews covered this model. The price was too good to pass up. Maybe I should have passed? It had no box or manual. Manuals ...
It’s been nine months since I posted a blog and over a year since I posted a project. Time flies. Well, I’ve wanted to rebuild the book shelves in my study for some time. The volume of books had outgrown my current shelving capacity (96” wide and 48” tall). I had been confused by the book shelves in my church study though. I have never worked with mahogany, but they appeared to be made of mahogany. And for some unfathomable reason (in my mind), they had been...
Thanks for the great comments on the first blog post guys! Thought I would post a minor update after conditioning and staining. So the first entry was prior to sanding and pocket hole drilling. Since then I have drilled the pocket holes to hold the top and legs to skirt. Guess I need a better drill b/c on the last few I got a bit of tear out on the wood (seems like the drill was slowing down). Nothing that a little sanding wouldn’t cure. After sanding I applied Minwax wood con...
My first, very basic project, will be a keyholder. My rough sketch: I’ve already got the wood. I’ll be picking up some router bits this weekend so that I can round the edges. Updates to follow.
Here are some of the rules I have learned for carving small objects – i.e. those that are small enough to hold in your non-dominant hand while you use a sharp carving knife of some kind. In my case this was the Vesper knife I had purchased. The knife must be sharp – a blunt tool is a dangerous tool. Cut away from your body parts – it is almost always possible to hold the object in such a way that the knife is cutting away from you so that any slip of the knife will sh...
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