just to follow up on what technique I used to clamp the inlay down – I put the wood across the middle of the inlay and clamped it down on the edges. This is what it looked like: I took the clamps off this morning and everything looked good – inlay was above the surface of the wood so i can sand / scrape it down. Here is a picture of the matching doors: The inlay was nice and snug with not too much air space around the outsides. Any suggestions on how to close up any slight openi...
In between jobs I have been building a new work bench milled from 8/4 and 12/4 maple hard and soft. The top is 4” thick. 24” wide, 6’6” long the legs are 4”X5” and the bench is 33” high which is at the point where my wrist makes a crease. The wagon vice is from Lake Erie Tools as will be the leg vice. I am building it by hand with no power tools at all, Whew! I still need to mount the leg vice after all the stretchers are cut, 16 mortise & ten...
The picture below is of the after stage thein I mentioned in the first part of this blog along with an addition. If I have a bucket of water in the shop, along with my walls eventually getting coated with dust from it seeping out of my poor filter bag on my dust collector the water get filled with dust and it sinks to the bottom. after a few days of heavy wood cutting a 1/4” layer of dust is at the bottom. Yes I know, I need to do something about this. Part of it is my mediocre dust ...
So the Mrs has asked me to build a picnic table now. I did some searching online and founf this one and she agreed that it’s perfect. http://www.woodcraft.com/PRODUCT/2083086/34000/FUNINTHESUN-PICNIC-TABLE-WOODWORKING-PLAN.ASPX?refcode=10INGOPB&gclid=CJCtlaXxorgCFciY4AodFw8A4g So like most young woodworkers when it comes to choosing the wood to use it goes right olong with how much money to spend. The plans call for approx 100lin ft of 1-1/2” x 8” material. So i...
From my last blog entry, folks know I have been kind of out circulation for a bit due to health issues, and I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I had a pretty decent weekend home remodeling wise… #1. Got the shop vac / thien rig set up in the dining room, and used my dust free sander to smooth out most of the texture from one of the walls that needed a LOT of patching due to furniture bumps, and hurricane shaking induced cracks etc… All of the retaping, patching...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfN0adaEfcToday, I made a great scrap wood project, that will come in very handy around the shop :) Please Subscribe!
I saw a description of a double screw Moxon vise made from a pair of handscrew clamps in a recent issue of Popular Woodworking and thought it would be a useful addition to my shop. I had some seldom used handscrew clamps and a 4’ Oak 3/4” x 5 1/2”, so off I went. My first bad decision came when I considered how to remove one of the handscrews from the clamps. The clamps are designed so that the handles on the screws stop the opening of the clamp before the screw...
Yes, It is true I’m giving away my Card Box and a copy of my book through Fine Woodworking. This will be hard for me to part with this box. But we decided a while back to have this part of the promotion for my book Wooden Boxes. I would feel better knowing that one of my Lumberjock Buddy’s could own this box from my collection. The editors from Fine woodworking will have a computer pick a random person that has entered the Giveaway. Well, good luck Lumberjocks, I hope the...
While waiting for Incra T-track plus to make my fence, I’m doing some maintenance on the SCMS itself. I haven’t said much about this saw, so here’s a quick review….. Milwaukee 6496 10” SCMS I purchased this new in ‘96 from Woodworkers Whse, in a package deal with a stand for ~$400. Milwaukee chop saws and sliders were the king of the hill back then, as the only dual miter SCMS on the market, with the motor mounted high and belt drive, was the ...
I left one chair fully upholstered and I stripped one to the bone a year ago. No it doesn’t take a year ;) I just stripped it and stashed it. That means I don’t have any current pictures to show you. I’ll need to come back to this post and flesh it out later. In the meantime, I put together an incomplete blog series on home refurbers. Since we weren’t getting much readership over there, I got lazy and didn’t flesh it out like I plan on doing here. This is actu...
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