Well, here we go. It’s going to be a large square box, approximately 14×14 (measuring the edge of the lid). The lid will lift off, not hinge. The “handle” will actually be a finger-hole centered through the lid, lined with a wenge sleeve and collar that I will turn on the lathe to fit the hole. Wenge feet. The case will be filled with 6 stacked wenge trays lined with black suede and plenty of small compartments. I plan to add a couple of ring bars to one or two ...
Second chance to make shavings tonight. Have definetly discovered a few things: 1) if you intend to plane it make sure its clamped good and sturdy. If not clamped don’t try it. 2) body position is everything. I tried several different stances and just a couple of inches of difference in stance width made a big difference. To far apart and I tip over at the end of my stroke, to close together and I end up pushing down on the plane’s toe to hard at the end of my stroke—&...
Here’s all the stock milled s4s, marked, and semi-stickered ready for ripping and cutting to length. I read somewhere to let milled wood rest couple days before working it. Stickered and weighted.
I’m looking to make a lecturn or podium with charecter. I saw what I wanted in a movie and tried to re-create it. I have sketched it on the computer but seems I cannot attach it. Piture a 16/20 inch box with 20 degree angled sides and a raised book support slanted toward the lecturer at about 20 degrees all sitting on top of a 6×6 X 16 post and crossed legs. If anyone has experience with this sort of thing, suggestions or such, they would be appriciated.
I love Mission style furniture and am working on my first piece, a couch table that will be used as an aquarium stand. I’m trying to take my time with this one, it gets worked on a little at a time in between some of my smaller projects. The table is red oak from HD. I don’t have a planer yet so I needed to buy lumber that was close to size and fairly finished. I want to try somethung in quarter sawn white oak next. I just finished one side of the table and wanted to post...
Video was too long for youtube. Sorry, working on it now. Should be ready before 5:00.
Woodworking magazines are full of jigs for routers, tablesaws and drill presses. If I built all the one-purpose jigs I’ve seen in these magazines, I wouldn’t have any room in my small shop to turn around let alone do woodworking. One thing I’ve noticed about woodworking magazines is that they take essentially the same jig and write ten articles about it, changing it cosmetically each time. For example, how many table saw sleds have you seen in the past year? They all do t...
I when to my Vascular surgeon today. He said that there were three options that he told me about, and which one did I wish to pursue? I will tell you the one that I chose, My answer to him was, which ever is the best to give me a chance to go back to work. I have not been able to work in over seven years. It is the first one that he gave me. we are going to try a medication for eight weeks. If that doesn’t work? well, the remaining options do not look that great. So I will not go into t...
Old Shopcraft T7060 3 wheel bandsaw circa 1986. Didn’t know much about the compnay, but apparently was sold by JC Penney at that time. It seems to track straight and has a new drive belt and a spare belt and couple blades. Probably not the greatest bandsaw, and I know the 3 wheel bandsaws tend to eat belts and blades faster. It has a little more than 5 1/2” capacity, 70” blades, and only 1/3 HP motor. Paid $50 for it. Probably underpowered, but I’ll try resaw...
hey everyone, over the last couple of days i have been able to get a lot done in terms of milling up the lumber and gluing up panels. i chose sycamore for the trash box because it is a hard wood as opposed to the pine that i was going to use before. there was a sale at the lumberyard on sycamore and it was less per bf than a select 1 board of pine. so the purchase made sense. first i got my lumber and let it sit for awhile and then milled it up. the first picture is of a rough board and ...
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