For the twin screw vise I was a little worried about the chop cupping over time and I couldn’t find any quarter-sawn 10/4 Ash so I laminated three pieces of 4/4 together. Here the chop is sitting on top of the two blocks that will be glued to the underside of the bench for the screws. I secured the blocks to the chop with double-sided tape and drilled the 1 1/2” holes thru both pieces at the the same time to ensure proper alignment. Then I glued the blocks to the bottom of ...
Finally got some free time today! Started out by deciding it was a great day to clean up around the Scroll Saw! And not only for the Camera! I’ve been looking at how small the dot is over the i and the apostrophe on this tiny sign I’m making and realized that when they fall out, I’ll never find them unless I police the area a ...
So far my schedule has really only allowed me to get started on a bookshelf and a coathook for my front hall.The bookshelf hit a snag when I realized the plywood I cut for a few pieces was slightly warped. Took the wind out of my sail. So I plopped the boards on the floor and applied weight….I don’t think it straightened them much. But I think I can attempt assembly soon. The coat rack was a quick project to get me back into the flow. I made a big one and a small one for my son...
The most common topic request for Safety Week was dust and respirators. So here’s a quick review of the dust and fumes that can make our lives miserable in the shop, and why we need respirators for pro-active protection. And below you will find a links to the exact respirator setup I like to use: the 3m 7500 Series. Some convenient links if you are looking to purchase this respirator system: Small, Medium, Large. And don’t forget the organic vapor cartridges%, the upgrade...
It has been a while since I have been in the shop. Once the rain stopped I need to spend several days catching up with all the outside work that needed to be done. Today I was able to get in the shop and mill up some stock to build my picture frame trim that will go around both of the leaded glass doors to make them 3 inches larger and not loose and proportions. By doing this I will have one door for each side cabinet and will be able to use a normal face frame and maximize the interior sp...
I am building a cradle for a friend from rough walnut. I would like to know if thier is a general rule for the amount of I need. Is it 10, 20 or 50% extra for waste or is does it very to much from lot to lot? Is thier a way of telling how much colour in it before milling.
I purchased a couple used handplanes at a local garage sale. Both planes, a #5 and a #4, were purchased for $20 each. They were quite rusted and in pretty bad shaped. I used a belt sander to do a rough cleanup of all the parts. I then used my diamond honing stones to progressively flatten and smooth all surfaces. I also lapped the top and bottom of the blades and then sharpened them. I think I did pretty good for my first try. I wish I had some way to professionally grind the surfaces ...
Hey all, Once again, no pictures but a lot of progress. This was a long weekend for me since my parents have been visiting. I made the best of it in the shop too. From Friday until today, I finished up building the base pieces and sanding them. I applied two coats of shellac yesterday to seal up the pine, and today I got the first coat of polyurethane on the base pieces. With another long weekend coming up, I hope to get a lot more done. I am hoping to get the second and final coat...
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I’m glad that my last rainy day terror didn’t dissuade me from my efforts. Thanks everyone for the upbeat words and encouragement… it actually made a big difference when I got out there again. This weekend I went to Rockler and saw this great deal on Bocote turning blanks. Picked up three 1×1x12 for $1/pc. BTW… has anyone else noticed that Bocote smells like pickles when worked?! WEIRD! After turning two spindles, I decided that I was absolutely in love with th...
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