My sanding rolls always had a tendency to roll away and fall to the ground. So I decided to create a dedicated storing space for my most needed grits 80, 120, 180, and 240: Basically it is just two long pieces of OSB and five dividers which also holds a steel rod. The rod is heavy enough to prevent everything from coming out when I unroll some paper. There is also some copper tube which is intended to hold the ends in place. The front piece has a sharp edge so I can tear off the paper ...
While being a long way from a furniture maker and only dreaming of having the amount of skill (and tools) needed for beautiful wood working of that caliber I did find the courage to take on a project that seemed very difficult but was in fact relatively easy but came out really nice (especially for a first attempt at real woodworking as opposed to simple carpentry). Putting in a new kitchen was simply not in the budget but something needed to be done with our 35 year old cabinets and kitch...
We’ve had this old coat/key rack hanging in our garage collecting dust and whatever else didn’t have a spot. It’s basically falling apart. I also needed a dedicated spot to hang my shop apron. So, while deciding what to do, I noticed the old coat rack and came up with this. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VOvrG4Qz2w
Today I finished the scrolling and got the sides ready for the bottom panels. There are a some important points that are outlined below. GETTING A GOOD CUTOnce again I am offering some advice on the cutting. Many of you will be light years ahead of me with your scrolling skills, but others, like myself, who use their scroll saws less frequently can get rusty. This advice is directed mainly to them. Cutting technique (again) I have revised my cutting technique a little since scrol...
Since seeing a Moxon Vise on LJ’s I have wanted to make one. These are the SketchUp plans which can be downloaded here that I intend to use for the project. These plans are based on the Fine Woodworking #198 March 21 2008 article about Moxon vises
Progress begins tomorrow morning!... I’ve updated the projects list on my drawing board page in an attempt to get all the old, and in-progess ones done, so I can start on the new (and much more exciting) ones guilt free! What has taken so long? Life. Whatever. Doesn’t matter, except that so much time has passed much of the delay comes from no longer “seeing” what I’ve left hanging at 90% done… well no more I say! With any luck I can start the spring with...
I posted this on one of the forum questions by ToolCribEditor. I thought it was such a good insight into my own life that it should qualify as a blog entry. I wonder how many people would put “famous” woodworkers on their list as opposed to people they know in their personal lives. Maybe it all comes down to their definition of “influential”. #1 – My mentor, Vic, is probably the most influential woodworker on my list. He puts a lot of time and effort int...
ive been getting some comments about sketchup and people wanting me to make a blog with some how to’s. i am a new user of sketchup, and it isn’t hard to use at all! the first thing i did on my credenza plans (that i posted in my projects list) was just make the 60×18’’ top that is 13/16’’ thick. i am a mac user, and i dont know if the pc version is any different, i assume it is the same though. on the top, there is a tool bar. you click the “rect...
I finally finished my aprons as far as the scrollwork goes. It took me 2 weeks to cut out the design on the aprons due to my back. A few minutes at a time. I did something different, taking the Green and Green attraction to oriental themes, I took them literally in my design. Time consuming on that Dremel. Time I really did’nt have, so now I’m pressed on the rest of the poject. However, I still think I can pull it off. I am making a home made coping sled to cut all my tenons. Then...
A Gaggle of LJ’s I just got onto LJ tonight and found out that Scott Shangrilaw is going to the Western Design Conference, in addition to Dennis Mitchell and myself. I am pretty excited about this. It is exciting enough to get into the show, but to be in a premier venue with 2 other LJ brothers really kicks it. Are there any other LJ’s that will be going to see the show in Jackson, WY? It is Sept 6, 7 & 8. I would love to meet more LJ’s in person.
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