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 ...
Associated Press | Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:00 am OLYMPIA, Wash. —Court papers allege that an Olympia woman, angry that her husband left her, tampered with his power tools so that he received a powerful electric shock. Carolyn Paulsen-Riat was booked Friday into the Thurston County Jail for investigation of third-degree assault, domestic violence, and second-degree malicious mischief. A judge released the 33-year-old woman on her own recognizance. The Olympian newsp...
Well, I got to spend a couple more hours on the shoe rack, but that is all the time allotted to me. It is gone and I can’t do any more work on it. My friend was in closet cleaning mode again and she needed it now :) Ok, so I was not able to paint it, I am hoping she will get around to it at a later date. So I will just give you the highlights of what I was able to do. Last update I gave, the carcass looked like this… Today, i was able to finish cutting the cove moldin...
Catastrophe today at the WoodRat. I explained in the previous blog entry how I plan to use a sort of blind sliding dovetail to attach the sides of my boxes to the bottoms. The bottoms are first glued up from smaller boards since they need to be around 12” x 9”. After final dimensioning, the bottom has to be cut into two pieces so the dovetail trench can be made without the ends of the trench showing. Then I trap the box sides in the trench and glue the two bottom pieces back...
Since this was going to be 32+ feet long I needed to build it in at least three sections in order to handle and transport it to the karate school. In order to maintain alignment in the shop and then at time of installation, I built in two joints that slide together using a plate of hickory wood with dovetailed edges like this one. Essentially it’s an over sized dovetail joint that uses friction to hold itself in place. The hickory piece was made to snugly fit into the first dovetail s...
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