After deciding exactly how you want your pieces to intersect carefully mark the location of the intersection points for later reference. Hold or clamp the pieces down firmly (I had to use my other hand to take the picture, but for real held the top piece in place with my other hand). Score a line along the curved edge where the pieces intersect with a utility knife. Don’t try to cut very deeply or you will likely slip and mar the piece. Repeat this process on the other sid...
The show season is nearly upon us here in the east. I’ll be trekking out to some of The Woodworking Shows again this year and I’m wondering if any of my fellow Lumberjocks will be there? I’ve got a couple of new demos geared up for this show season but you’ll have to come to the show to see and participate in one. Let’s just say one of the demos will teach/test your basic carving skills. The show is always a good time. It’s even better when I get to t...
These two lamps are as close to identical as twisted juniper lamps can be. They are cut from the same limb for both the post and the bases. They are about 18” tall and are looking really great. I cant wait to see these two complete. uni
I have recently come accross a black walnut tree that will be dropped in the next couple weeks. It is 19” diameter and 30ft tall. I have a big enough chainsaw and chainsaw mill jig attachment but this is the first time ever attempting milling “green” wood. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas of what to do with it after I have it cut down to rough cut lengths and thicknesses? Also what about drying it out if it needs it? or ? Will it affect any future projects ie: cabinetry, sh...
As I am now semi-retired and looking for new things to do I have thought, a lot, about using the scrollsaw to make a little money. First I think I am fairly good at the process of making things not that I don’t have lots yet to learn. I know that some of you have a business side to your woodworking and/or scrollsawing. Where possible I hace read and learned from each of you. I have, also, searched to Internet for information about “The Business Side of Craft Shows” and ̶...
Wow, 2 posts in a day! I am trying to catch up to where i am actually at, and am hoping for some advice. Two days ago, i assembled my storage locker frame (sanded and finished a couple days before that). I took 2 platforms, and finger tightened them to the posts in the MIDDLE of the posts. I figure this way, i can work outwards and it would cause less stress on the platforms. So i then tightened up those 2 platforms and installed the remaining 2 towards the bottom of the posts....
Saturday after the girls Soccer game I happily starting setting up my Card tables (Work benches) in my driveway to start working on the never ending Work bench. It was a Beautiful spring day in South Florida, High 70’s clear sky and a nice breeze. It was the perfect day in my neighborhood for someone to lie out in their Hammock and take a nice nap…. that is until I cranked up the hand held planer (See Valentine’s day blog). I had a Few pieces left to plane off the old finish, even...
For the last 5 years since I bought a house and set up a shop in my garage I’ve been keeping my machines sqeezed into “my” side of the garge so that my wife could park her car in “her” side. My devious plan of “forgetting” to put stuff away so she could get her car in has paid off. She’s finally given up and fully accepted that I really do need the whole garage for my shop. That’s about 100 square feet or 50% increase in space. I’m i...
So I’m going to be turning a salt and pepper mill this weekend and I’m curious as to what kinds of finishes I should use. I was planning on a sanding sealer and maybe a friction polish, but does anybody know if the salt from the mill will damage any of this? should I use a poly? Thanks everybody…. i love this site.
I run across alot of western red cedar, Is there a market on lumber jocks? Who has used it and who could use some, I have not cut it into lumber yet till i know what sizes folks could use, Thats why no pictures yet. Will cut to order.
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