My girlfriend saw the bracelets from scrappy and asked if I would make her one. I figured it’d be a good way to burn through some scraps so why not. The bracelets are a great way to use up cut off’s from planer snipe. My planer snipes :( and I end up with these small cut offs that I hate throwing away because of it, well this project uses them up! I cut up a bunch of pieces to 1/2’’ thick by 3/4’’ wide by whatever depending on the piece of scrap. Some pu...
Here are some more photos showing the progress of my saws cabinet. It fits perfectly where it’s supposed to then when I connect the outfeed table and Biesmeyer style fence to it there should be no problem with maintaining alignment.I think I’ll put about two feet out the back for the outfeed table not including the mounting/hinge area. I’m going to make my own hinges instead of purchasing them; just brackets with dowels for the pins. Then, probably 8...
I’m involved in top secret negotiations. I could give you the full details, but then I’d have to… well, you know… My source inside the steamy underbelly of the woodworking world turned me on to a secret cache that could have international significance. I reached out to the treasure’s keeper through an encrypted channel late last night and the response was immediate. We began tense negotiations that continue today, as I await visual confirmation of the intellig...
It’s been a busy week of scavenger hunting and now i don’t have a workshop. I have a salvage yard !!Not only did I collect heaps of good stuff off the streets, but also helped my step daughters grandmother move out of her vikendica (weekend house). From there I got a lot of wood, some of it oak, and there were also tools, wheels, adjustable feet, screws and bolts and electrical cables and and and and. You get the idea.Her husband (rip) had a lot of plans but didn’t live to s...
First Steps with Sharp Objects #3: Sub Tenders and Sawblades or a funny things happened on the way to the Choking
I began this hobby highly intrigued and drawn to Japanese hand tools. My first carpentry tool order was all Japanese tools and one book – Toshio Odate’s “Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their tradition, spirit, and use” The first thing I did on getting the package is tear into the Odate book – figuratively and literally. I read most of it the first afternoon and evening. As I read about his history in Japan enduring hardships during the war while he learned his...
I saw this on a sawmill site and wondered how true this really is. I can’t see building furniture or etc from green wood that is shrinking. What about cupping, twist and other things lumber does as it dries? I’m confused! For general construction, kiln dried lumber is not necessary. In fact many people prefer to build some of their projects out of green lumber, straight off the sawmill. It is easier to cut and nail, and as it dries, will shrink and form itself to the shape...
I “finished” the backbone, using a router to make the modified half-lap to join it with the crossbar. The goal of this is to hang this on a wall. The next step is to make a support for the neck of the guitar.
I’ve been working on a table saw wing/router table and found some valuable tips in LJ. I had seen references to installing the aluminum plate and to using the leveling/lock down screws all bought from Rockler. I saw mention that the instructions came with the template that anyone in the right mind should buy. BUT, I did not want to buy the template because building one is sooooooeasy. What I did NOT SEE was that instructions and even an illustration were available at Rockler’s web...
This episode I have a guest in the shop for this LIVE Cast …Dave helps with the camera work and commentary I do the book give away of “The Great Book of Woodworking Tips” through Fox Chapel for the month and the quarterly Gorilla Glue Prize Pack give away. Congrats to Larry Thayer for winning the book and Jon “Dozer” Mendoza for winning the prize pack We cover whats been going on and whats coming up along with my possible trip to learn more about turning...
Well I started the join today for the Entry Way Table I have started, Dont think I am going to make it for the Fair this year but there is always next year and hopefullly I will mave more entries. This is my first attempt at this type of join, I have practiced a Dove Tail joint only a few times, I really don’t think I am all that good at it as matter of fact I think I totally stink at it. Which leads me to Challenge myself and of Course I have to pick one of the most complicated type...
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