Day three of my lumberjacks blog ( when I typed blog, it came up red, I had to add it to my dictionary that’s how much out of main stream I am, its not a word but one of the most used ways for people to communicate and about what we are doing. Wow, here I am in Costa Rica having casual communication with people from all over the world.I haven’t found all the buttons yet but as soon as I can I will find a way to show you my photos. of the log and how it is to live here. I will be seventy on...
Okay I have a question my band saw apparently takes an odd size blade 92 inch.So my local woodcraft doesn’t carry this size but they offered to have it made and sent to my house.I haven’t done this yet because I want to put a spacer block in the band saw. My thoughts are that I can fabricate a spacer to the height I would need to run a 105 inch blade. So if I am running a 92 inch blade how large of a spacer block do I need to get to 105? And I was also wondering if anyone ha...
It’s been a while but I finally finished the last tenon on the long rails. I couldn’t wait to dry assemble so I could get an idea of how it will look. Here is a photo of the base: The next picture is the base plus one of the pieces for the top. This showed me how high the bench will be. Using the heel of the hand measuring technique the bench sits just right which makes it a wee bit high as I want to add some feet. I’ll just need to make the feet 10mm and ha...
Today was the beginning and then end. The Alpha and well, the beta would work I guess. Not really the end, just a good step on the brakes. I cleaned up the shop this morning and pulled out the 94 BF of eastern hard maple I have been saving up for the bench. It is going to free up a lot of room by my mill, but I am sure I will take care of that, can’t have any uncluttered corners in a wood shop now can we. I measured and re-measured and came to a conclusion, I just don’t hav...
Worked on the tenons. Here are some photos of the horizontal router I used. After some careful setup to make sure everything is square and the depth of the cut is correct, I was able to make all the tenons in a short time. After tweaking the tenons, I did the first dry fit. Starting to look like a table! Now I need to add some dados for the drawer support pieces, slats, and lower shelf.
Christmas 2015 was one that held many changes for me and inherently for my woodworking too. In the past my family has been pretty diligent in purchasing tools for me of all sorts and has filled in the gaps of those items that are required for pushing my skills upwards. However, the larger sized powertools have always been slightly out of reach for me by way of monetary limitations or just that my family didn’t feel comfortable making a purchase that requires a lot of knowledge. I.E. h...
Does anyone have any information on French Fitting boxes or drawers? (I have the “Toolbox Book” but it is not enough information.) I am making a desk and want to store some of my antique tool collections. Check out “www.hueycases.com Thank You, Joseph
One or two more things to do but will be waiting for warmer weather come Feb..So here she is. Thanks for all that followed the build and too all that gave me ideas and help an extra THANKS!!!. Here’s the project page.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/215074 Here’s all the build pictures.http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/heretolearn7/Excavator/story
I had a LJ send a message about finishing. I thought maybe I’d post the question and answer here and let other LJ’s chime in on what they think or use. Question:I wanted to ask you if you use any kind of sanding sealer on your murphy beds and side cabinets before you spray them with lacquer… My reply:The lacquers that they make now doesn’t need a sanding sealer really. They are so easy to sand there is no point in keeping two products. The companies add a produc...
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