I created a quick video on what I do to protect my tablesaw. I like to put a lite cover of Johnson paste wax across the top of it. Check out the video below or read more about it over at woodlogger.com
View the full blog with photos here! When someone, woodworkers and non-woodworkers alike, hear the term ‘dovetail’ they usually do not imagine a dove’s tail. The picture something similar to the photo on the right. Dovetails are generally either what can be called ‘half-blind’, or ‘through’. In the furniture my classmates, myself, and other artisans create, you can see this joint used very routinely. Drawers, especially, are a dovetail gold min...
I got an early start yesterday on a couple of things that needed doing…Where we live is a largish Apartment building. The mail gets delivered to the front (of course), and that’s where the street numbers are…In the back, is the parking area and the rear entrances for the various units. Everybody in the building has their unit numbers written there too, except us… I could have left it that way, and let people who visit park and guess which one is ours, but that would be...
This is probably the most different, coolest door I’ve ever seen….. Read more about it here
Wow, long time between installments here (about four months, give or take) so I must get all four of you on-lookers up to speed. :-) The last solid activity on The Wall Hung centered on the two large, upper cabinet door panels along with the grooving of the door frame pieces. There was even a video produced that featured the #48 T&G plane in action, the height of frivolity. From those heady days, there began a long period of malaise regarding the Wall Hung. I had to re-shingle a hous...
I have a 14” Delta bandsaw with a riser block to clear 12” and quickly realized with a 3/4hp motor that wasn’t going to have enough power to cut any significant amount of wet wood. I have collected a large inventory of rounds over the last year or so and wanted to start cutting them this Winter into planks and turning blanks. I’ve been reading as many reviews as I can and want to keep the purchase under $2,000.00. The Jet 18” with a 3 hp motor seems like a g...
When I built my bench I didn’t make a deadman. Then one day I needed one and threw this together. A quick and easy but it worked. Not well, and looked like crap so I knew it has to be improved. So what should I use So quit some time ago I got some 2” planks that had been stacked outside for a while. I cleaned them up a bit and stacked them in the attic. So I picked out 2 nice pieces of oak. Ran them through the planer, cut and shaped into a couple of de...
That old saying you can’t have too many clamps is true. I have 6”, 12”, 24” and a few 36” right now but I’m needing more clamps for a book case project coming up. Dimensions 8’ tall and 36-42” wide (can’t decide) most likely will build from Red Oak, with crown moulding up top. Now, what size clamps do I need? Bar clamp or pipe clamps? I saw 72” jorgesson I-bar clamps at Home Depot for $53.68 each, and I have a $200.00 gift c...
IT WAS EASIER TODAYThe work went well today. I have cut and glued in most of the body pieces except for the tail and two arms. I had cut the details around the eyebrows yesterday, but I realized how difficult it would be to cut that top body part to fit, so I cut off the eyebrows and just extended the body to cover that area too. I will be repasting the eyebrow pattern on top and cutting it separately. NO PROBLEMS THIS TIME!No mishaps to report. I only had to recut one very small piece. ...
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