Wow I got a lot done yesterday. My wife and I also painted are bedroom in between woodworking sesions. She did the lower part of the walls, when she was done I’d go in and paint the top. I’m sore today! But it feels good. So I cut the legs to length by hand. The chop saw wasnt cutting accuratly enough for me so I cut these to length with a knife, a saw and my new bench hook. Then took the #4 to the end grain. Choped the Head and Foot board rails to length. Then ...
Finally got into the shop last night for a short while. I needed more chine logs so I ripped the most dry 2 X 10 I had in the shop (recovered from another project) and was pleased with how much more straight grain I got from this piece. Bad part was the few knots were small and some popped out as I was sawing, and that is why it is important to have eye protection. I got hit several times in the glasses and one particularily ornery piece just below the hairline, man that stings :-) I also...
A local friend who I met on Lumberjocks, PurpLev, is more of an inspiration to me than he may realize. A few years ago, I needed help with some gluing cauls. His help came in the form of showing me how to sharpen my block plane, then using it to vary the thicknesses. He did it quickly, and I did not pay close enough attention to really learn. But in his show, he has planes of several types, plenty of chisels, and does a lot of work with hand tools. At the time I met him, I had no inte...
Well no pictures this evening. I managed to get a little shop time in, worked on the leeboard mounts, and the step for the mast. Those are ready for gluing in. I temporarily fixed my ROS but the bottom popped out again so I guess it’s time to shop for a new sander. I still have the old B&D half sheet sander of my Dad’s which is just shy of 412 years old and it still works, why can’t a three or four year old sander that spent much of the time in a drawer keep working ...
This pallet caught my eye, as it had a bit of a different color to it than the other pallets you see so often. After a quick spot sanding (I now keep 80 through 320 grit in my backpack for times such as these), I confirmed it was indeed solid freakin oak. Sad that it was getting tossed… Since it was going to the landfill, I carried it instead back to behind our companies parking lot until I can bring my pallet demolition tools to bear upon it. I would like to find ...
Time to make the frames for the drawer fronts. The pieces were narrow and some were small so I set up a featherboard to help safely guide the pieces past the cutter. They turned out nice. The drawer fronts will have flat panels. I could have used either plywood or mdf but NO! Instead, I glued up some short pieces of poplar, planed them to almost 3/8 inch thick, then ran them through the drum sander. Next, it was cut to final size, then rout a rabbit in the rear so the panels would fit i...
My Brother-in-Law has a pool table in his condo and every time we go over there, the pool cues are laying on a table or on the bar chairs. He also has a table top to convert it to a ping pong, or in their case beer pong table, so the accessories need a place to go. After our last visit, I told my wife maybe I should make him a pool cue rack for Christmas. She liked the idea, but as with anything, I needed to make sure I had her buy in before pumping something out that she might not like. ...
LJ’ers It just occurred to me that it was just a year ago that I broke my ankle and was in forced exile from the garage/shop. It has been a good year; lots of projects and sawdust production. I made some new woodworking friends, tried some new techniques, got more comfortable with my midi-lathe. The snow is swirling outside, and I got the snow blower out for the first time a couple of days ago…that’s what reminded me of the ankle break. I had just finished clearing the drive...
I Put a lot of work into these to get them the way I like them. I don’t like anything to touch the carbide cutters edge so it cant be chipped. Like all my tools I hand fit each cutter and make sure it is right to me, I am very particular about this. The tool shaft is 1/2” cold roll 1045 steel and the shaft for the handle is turned round so it is easy to make a handle for, just drill a 1/2” hole in the wood handle. This tool compliments the 1/2” rougher very well, it to...
Yesterday was one of those days when ‘unexpected’ things came up and plans changed. This was for the good though, as we wound up having some nice company for the day (Keith’s mom and auntie Dorothy) and we shared an afternoon and dinner. I love visiting with them and so do the kitty cats. They provide a wealth of entertainment and are fun and very social when people they like come over. I think it is just as exciting for them as it is for us! As a result, my drawing and...
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