This eagle is part of St. John’s statue from 17th century altar from Moravian village Dolní Dunajovice (Czech republic). Eagle’s wings was lost and replaced with paper ones. When we removed the paper, some notes and music sheets was discovered in it. Schoolmate Petr did some research with professors from local university department of music history and they think it could be from year 1630. I made a right wing, left was made by next schoolmate. More photos later. :) Photo of al...
So, I have decided to build a saw bench in the style of Stumpy Nubs design (more or less). This is in part a learning exercise, and in part because sawing things on the workbench isn’t the most comfortable way to do it. There have been some challenges along the way, but I’ve nearly got the mortises and tenons for the legs all cut and fitted, which leaves only the draw-boring and the dovetails for the top, give or take a couple holes for holdfasts. I started by cutting out the t...
here is a picture of the finish twin bed I built for my niece all paint and located in her freshly painted room bill EwingerBurlington iowa
The idea of having a First Aid Station was not at the forefront of my thinking when I began assembling a woodworking shop. However, when I stumbled upon some good information over at the Wood Whisper regarding this I quickly realized the extreme importance of it and created what I hope & feel is a good mix of what should prove to be beneficial in the wood shop if and/or when it may be needed. The basket sits at about eye level with the telephone right underneath and a first aid ch...
I am often asked how I found my success by people who are thinking of starting their own business. I find this a hard question to answer, because the term ‘success’ means different things to different people. For myself, doing something that I love to do every day is a degree of success. The fact that we are able to survive financially on that business and that we are comfortable with that level of income also adds to the mix. That doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t lik...
We have more kitchen stuff than fits in our cabinets. We decided that a really large shelf could serve to hold some of the nicer-looking pieces, opening up room for the more utilitarian stuff behind closed doors. This started as a simple, innocent slab of wood on some store-bought brackets, but got waylaid in the design process. :) Here’s the design It’s big, about 94” long by 12” deep. It also incorporates two techniques I haven’t tried before (I’...
Now that the bench has most of the structural issues taken care of it’s on to the lipstick. There are plenty of things I could/should do first (deadman, bench dogs, etc) but honestly I couldn’t wait any longer to get some shine on this old girl. The issue that you’re presented with in working on old items like this is how far do you go? There are a 100 years worth of dings, dents, and dirt on this bench, to remove it all, in my opinion, would be a terrible shame, but ...
Machine mods, oddities, and fix-ups #14: Making a replacement extension table for Tannewitz table saw
Tannewitz made these saws with a robust rack and pinion fencewith about a 9” range. In order to cut wider than 9” you haveto re-locate the fence using a series of tapered holes in theextension table. Without the extension there is only one set ofholes to the left of the blade, severely limiting the fence’s usefulnessin working sheet goods. My recently acquired 1930s-era Tannewitz JS variety saw cameto me lacking the extension table and a few other parts. I contemplatedg...
It finally happened to me. My Cousin, who lives in Mississippi, called and asked if I could use some wood – Can I ever :-)!!!!! I met him in Franklinton, LA (about half way to his house) and he had the back end of his pickup loaded! He had cut 3 1×12x10’ boards of Walnut (beautiful stuff) in half. His Dad purchased this wood from a local mill about 30 years ago and had it stored in his shed all that time. I ws afraid that it would be cupped, checked and mostly unusable &...
My guess is that this recall will affect a considerable number of you woodworkers. Recall Date: July 2, 2014Recall Number: 14-221 Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Fixed-base routers and router bases Hazard: The router base han...
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