I Always wanted a carvers mallet. So, I went over to my sister’s, picked out a small, dry, straight piece of Oak cord wood from her woodpile and carved one. I don’t have a lathe so I think it’s coming out fairly symmetrical considering. I rough cut it on a bandsaw, Then used a plane, drawknife, and sandpaper to get it to this point. I cut a piece of mahogany on the drill press with a circle cutter and glued it to the top. I used this round piece as a guide to carve the rest ...
Hello LJ’s. Both chair arms are out of the clamps. I like the white artist pencil I found for marking on darker woods. I started laying out the mortises on the legs and wrapping my brain around the whole project BEFORE I start cutting wood and screwing something up. I like to write in marker on areas that will be hidden by joinery so I’m not searching for a faint pencil mark. Here are the layouts for the mortises. I have been thinking of buying a bench top mortiser but IR...
I just bought a Delta JT360 Jointer. It has an open base with a 4” dust port on it. I don’t know if I am doing something wrong, but a lot of wood scraps are coming out towards the in-feed table. It is to the point that it is hard to lay the board flat because I keep putting the boards down on extra scraps. Is this common for this type jointer, or do I have something hooked up wrong. I know I have the dust collection on correct, but could I have the tables too close to the blade, a...
Hi everybody…....My husband finally got the floor finished…...he did a fantastic job I might add and now…..I finally sucked up enough courage to get started on my kitchen cabinets. The kitchen and dining area is 14 ft wide x 24.6 ft long. My cabinets are made of plywood and my face frames and doors are made out of hickory. I have never worked on a set of kitchen cabinets before, so I am pretty much learning this on my own. I have a friend on here that gives me advice whe...
This next part is cutting the rabbet into the Keel and Stem. The rabbet is a groove for planking to butt into. The rabbet must be accurately cut in order to form a tight seal. The rabbet for sunshine runs down both sides of the stem as shown and continues along the keel to the stern. Keel Rabbet Cutting the Rabbet in the Keel was relatively easy since I had already beveled the keelson from the lofted lines in the Stem and Knee - Part 2 section. To me, it seemed practical to try ...
I had an exciting day yesterday when a very talented local woodworker contacted me through LJ and asked to meet. If it hadn’t been for LumberJocks, we wouldn’t have known each other (username: Autumn). I arrived at her address to find a beautiful little studio in back of the main house, airy and light, in good order and with a ‘homey’ feel to it that told me instantly she spends a lot of her time there. A high-quality box commission was on her work table, with a ve...
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #2: Running late, but the switch mechanics look good......I hope
Lots of thing goin’ on Saturday…....exercise, lunch with my true love, errands…..... Well I lengthened the cord from the motor to the switch, got the mount figured out to the Vega Fence…....even made it adjustable. Had to revamp some materials usage, some of the aluminum tubing I had was bent. Switched to dowels, thats OK, use aluminum bearings. Please understand, I am making this from scrap and the junk box….....that’s one of the premises….make a ...
For starters…the closest I got to my shop today was to put a UPS delivery of sanding disks and screws for my jointer on the work bench. But that happened later in the day. Up extremely early…...about 0400…...why?.......had to prep some food for a small LJ get together later in the day. So, while drinking my morning cup of java(elixir of life).......chopped onions, red peppers, garlic, trimmed chicken and put on a dry rub amongst other items to prep. Left for my day job ar...
Things are a little slow in my shop these days….. with holiday preparations, work and being a taxi driver for the young’uns…..but have had a chance to do some small things. Having never posted any of my so called projects…..let me show you one of my old pre-LJ projects…...my wife wanted a window stand for her plants. All I had was some left over 2×4s and an idea….....I measured the window width and sill height and went for it…...the 2×4s ...
Well, here it is… my first anniversary at LJ. I got 2 messages reminding me that this was coming up. I cannot tell you how proud and humbled I am at the same time. Proud to be a part of such a wonderful group and humbled at the quality of work produced here and your acceptance of my work. I am looking forward to many more anniversaries here and thank everyone for your comments, wishes and support over the last year. A special thanks to Martin for starting this, to Ms Debbie P for ...
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