I’m thinking about getting a chisel set so I can do some dovetail and mortise joints in upcoming projects. Now don’t kill me or anything, but I’ve been using some chisels I got from my dad’s hoard, which were pretty dull, but old and well made. I sharpen them on a grind stone but I try not to heat them up too much. The are sharp enough to shave with and don’t seem to dull easily. The are all metal with no wood or plastic handles, so I pretty much use them as util...
Tomorrow I’m picking up my new Ridgid 4512. I want a 50 tooth ATBR on it. I cut hardwoods and I never force the work. I’d love a Forrest, but there are others out there. What’s you opinions?
My Grandma has been cleaning out her garage and the garage that was Grandpa’s shop and has found several boards for me. I went by last night and picked them up, the biggest of the boards was this Cedar 2×10 that is 8’ long. I wire brushed a lot of the dirt off the board but then I needed to plane the rough sawn board to get a look at the wood. Here is the stack of the other boards, it’s a mix of walnut and cedar with maybe a few other types of wood in there. I...
about a week ago i was woken to up the merry sound of a 60 ft black locust falling down in my front yard and clipping my roof. fast forward to friday april 6. that tree and all the other 6 nearby have been cut up into logs so now i have potentially several thousand pounds of logs in my yard and no way to take advantage of it. does anyone in the seattle area know of a porta-mill i can rent? i tried to split a small log and re-saw it on my bandsaw but the wood is just too dense to split and...
It’s finished! Not much to say really. I had fun and now I have a banjo to try and learn to play! Ha ha Here is a link to the finished project and here is a video of how it sounds. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/65783 I didn’t blog a whole lot on the build but I think most will get the idea, it’s definately NOT a how to blog! Thanks for watching!
While the Epoxy was curing on the Mother of Pearl, I started cutting out the body. I started with the lips which I cut out of Tulip. (I have to admit, the mouth looks creepy here:) ) I then started cutting the body out of the Snakewood. There was a small challenge here. I had to break the body up into section so that it would follow the pattern on the Snakewood, otherwise as the body of the Leviathan bent and curved the pattern would not follow it. I actually messed up on the first se...
While at work on a commercial job, we were removing some large modular cabinets and millwork. Many of these work perfectly as a bar, and so I decided to keep one for myself. Last summer my wife and I began to mosaic the front and sides with ceramic tiles and celtic knot work. While researching designs for the bar-top, she came across a decorative wall hanger; an oak barrel bottom with the Harps Lager logo embossed on it. These were available for sale on the interwebs ($90) and were obvious...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtfmxAotQOQ&feature=youtu.beThe final part in my Red Oak Guitar Stand series. This video mainly shows the steps to finishing.
I splurged on a couple of new toyls this week: Picked up (had shipped…) a set of forstner bits: a band clamp (see overall pic above)I want to do some of the EZ Mitre boxes, and figured a band clamp would be useful for them! and an expanding collet chuck for the lathe: hey, I’m a Photographer… gotta play a little bit dontcha know… Thanks for looking, gotta dash off to work in a bit.
I just realized that i had never posted a final pic of the completed trophy for our fantasy football league. Here’s the final stats: Football – Fallen maple log from my yard.Pyramid: Reclaimed SYP beam.Base: Reclaimed Red Oak.FFL Logo: Woodburned Sapele. The trophy will be passed to each years winner and brass name plates will be installed around the base with the team name and the owners name forever etched in fantasy football folklore.
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