My heaviest steam bend yet… an oak board about 7” wide and 1.25” thickand tapered to 7/8” at the other. It took several days of setup before I hit on attaching the form to a 1000lb boat anchor of a vintage case clamp. I tried doing it on the work bench with the form on its back but thatwas hopeless due to the awkwardness and weight of the bendingapparatus that has to be loaded with a steamed part and quickly clampedto the form. I’ll need to improve this and m...
not sure if this link showed up but I tried pasting it from my Facebook page. If not, you can just go to the page. I will be adding more as I finish them. www.facebook.com/piddlinchic I’ve been having fun with these knives. Recycling “trash” has it’s own rewards. I could probably do a better job and save a lot of time by buying steel stock or precut knife blades, but this is much more fun and challenging.
Hi everybody, Back in the initial entry to the making of my flute I talked about the competition that it was made for and in the last post I had photos of the entries (sadly all but one) and a picture of what we were given to work with. Here is the winning entry by David Stanley and I think you will agree it is a really wonderful piece. It is a clock, in the pictures it has no hands, and as per normal with David it is just so well carved. Also; David doesn’t use plans!
Hi all;So I’ve finally gotten around to doing some of the steam bending of chair parts that I mentioned I was going to do with that log. my set up is fairly simple: propane tank, burner + stand from a turkey deep fryer, an old 5 gal can to boil the water in and a length of pvc pipe for the steam box. then you need a bending form of some sort with removable pegs and wedges to lock the bent part in place while it cools. the pvc is supported on my saw buck w...
I havent had time to Write mutch during summer, and i must admitt tracking in the Mountains and Salomon Fishing have occupied a lott of my time. The summers up here in the Mountains are short, intense and to be enjoyed to its fullest. I have been carving a little to, but not as mutch as i was ment to do. But then charging the batteries for the comming Winter is also important right? :) There is a lott of Projects i have been planning and that will be started this Winter, and i have sev...
I need some help. I made my wife a frame for her embroidery that she can use while sitting on the couch. Right now, I have it designed so she can position the working frame in any direction her pea pickin’ heart desires. The only problem she has is the position of the arms will not hold when she puts some weight on the frame, no matter how much she tightens the bolts. I think I know the solution, but don’t know what to call it or where to find it. I think I want ...
Alright the glue is dry so we’ll take it out of the clamps. I had a busy week so the bow has been sitting 3 days in the clamps. (sorry some of my pictures got cut off on the right) You will notice how much the wood springs back! This is taken into consideration when gluing it up. Here is a better picture of letting the glue “puddle up” around the joint. Next I cut off the excess close to the bamboo on the band saw. I will trim the final shape later by hand. I should ...
We need a low outdoor table for drinks and food, etc., Something that would tie into the design of the chairs that we already have. My first inclination is to do this table in Western Red cedar (it’s sort of the default everything-outdoor-wood around here), but I keep thinking it would nice to try something else. Again, this is another project that I intend to do this summer, but I do have to side the house, and seal and paint it if I’m lucky (before the rains come again and ...
Well – here we go again. It’s actually been quite some time since I’ve last made anything with wood. I believe it was December when I made what seemed like a thousand turned pens as Christmas gifts (I do love making the pens :o). Since then, it’s been a battle of time and energy with the birth of my second boy and the start of house-hunting for our first home-purchase. But as it has been every time I have a lull in woodworking, there comes a time when the bug i...
A couple years ago I bought a brand new Jet table saw. It is really great except it is right tilt. At the time I thought it really didn’t matter, just change a few ways of working and it would be fine. I mean, there are thousands of them out there. It is dandy to not have to change the scale when I change the blade. I moved the miter gauge to the right side of the blade. I learned to jump the fence over the blade to cut 45’s. I built sleds and fixed the tenon jig for right handed ...
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