I should be able to post pictures of the twin in the next couple of days and then start the drawers (I cut a bunch of rough parts for the drawers yesterday), but I’m starting to think ahead to finishing. I’m concerned about the solid red oak taking the stain differently than the red oak ply. Any advise? 1. I plan on testing it out with a scrap of each first.2. Experience or advise on fillers for porous oak? I haven’t tried fillers before.3. When I stopped by the Rock...
This is the jig that really should have been the first of the series. I have to lay out the story a bit. Let’s just say that I am 3-D challenged. I started off to make a batch of mitered feet for jewelry boxes. I used the table saw and jointer to make a long strip of wood with a 45° chamfer on one edge, about 36” long x 3” wide x .5” thick. I laid out the edge opposite the chamfer with an approximate 30° taper, each foot section about three inches long. Having cut each...
Our successful Summer 2007 LumberJocks Woodworking Awards are over so allow me to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 45 total submissions in an online voting held from Aug 1 to Aug 7. 121 votes by 61 voters were cast during this period. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GARDEN PROJECT 1st Place – Lyptus and Cedar gates by Bob Babcock (163 points) 2nd Place – Garden Pergola and Glider by ChetKloss (118 points) ...
Hi Guys, It’s 9-17-07 and I’m running a 5” by 24” piece of wood through my jointer. Instead of it cutting at an even thickness. It is coming out on a slope. About ½ inch in it is .66 thick and I stopped immediately. At about 1” in it is .73, at 12 inches it is .83 and at the other end it is .92 inches thick. At the beginning I’m putting most of the pressure on with my left hand. As soon as the paddle in my left hand is past the blades and there is room for the...
Readers of my previous post in this series will remember that ol’ Pappy has undergone a transformation of late: my newfound obsession with woodworking has come with unexpected side effects, namely the urge to recover every ounce of usable wood from a premature end. It’s taken over a goodly share of me mental facilities (which didn’t necessarily have a lot of room to spare to start with.) Marching under this new banner of Responsible Resource Use I arrived at work the oth...
Friends and Lumberjocks Family, I hope no one is offended by this post, but being a Vet myself and remembering what it was like to be far away from home… This seems like a very good thing, no matter how you feel about the war. You can write your own message, or use one of theirs. Very easy. Lots of choices. Xerox is sponsoring “Thank You” Cards to our troups abroad. The cards were designed by school children around the US. Go to “www.LetsSayThanks....
So,I made the big mistake of cutting my fingers on my table saw. Won’t go into details, except to say that I made most mistakes you can make in doing so (tired, dark area, saw blade up, etc.). I’ve been an avid woodworker for about a year now, with the idea of making custom furniture. With that being said, I’m taking this “opportunity” to organize my shop appropriately, and to a large degree with safety in mind. I’ve roughed out my space with SketchUp, ...
I am getting ready to build a wookbench. Does anyone know where in Illinois I can purchase yellow pine? Thanks, Anes
While this question for the group knowledge base probably is not of any real significance, I figure that someone here has the answer, so, since it’s been bugging me all morning, here goes.I stopped at a big home improvement lumber type store this morning (that shall remain nameless, but it starts with “M”) and I was walking through the lumber area (no, I didn’t buy any…I didn’t need any “propeller” shaped 2×4’s or “c” shap...
I noticed that I focused a lot on the negative lessons I learned building this thing, and that’s not fair. There was a lot of positive to be remembered as well. Now that all is said and done, I figure now is a good time to reflect on the positive a bit, and the positive that came out of the negative as well. 1. It looks like the blasted thing works! A saw vise is, ultimately, a tool. As such, looks are great, but function is most important. So far, it looks like it’ll wor...
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