I haven’t updated this so far, but my brother specifically requested after I was well on my way with the project. They newly wed couple had only one specific request… Donations to the building fund for their Church… I can do that… But now I have all these little coasters cut up and ready to be finished… Oh well.. It was a fun trip anyway!
Today I spent the morning looking for enough wood to finish my Adirondack patio set. I went to two Lowes stores and pretty much cleaned them out of 1×3 Douglas Fir decking boards which is what I’m using for my seat slats and most of my back slats (I use one 1×4 for the middle back slat on the single chairs and 2 1×4s and 1 1×6 on the settee). The actual width of 2 3/8” is perfect and I just have to cut them to length. The problem is that there is never eno...
I’ve been working on the old Craftsman belt sander for awhile now. Picked it up from my brother a couple of years ago. I replaced the bearings and that made a world of difference. Built a new cart recently and picked up a 12” disc sander at HF with 20% off coupon…...and the free flashlight. The motor on the old Craftsman was tired, so another HF gamble was to buy the 1/2 HP motor….of course with the 20% off…... The motor is smooth and str...
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I’m relatively new to this woodworking lark and the price of tools can be hard to justify to the other half ! She thinks I have an addiction and can’t understand why I could possibly need another plane ! I started out buying myself a shiny new Stanley SB4 but I wasn’t overly impressed with it so I started to look for second hand planes online. Since then I have aquired £ 6 Stanley SB3 ( this one I like as it cuts great so maybee I’ll have to try and tw...
I really am starting to enjoy this Intarsia art, and since this is new to me, I thought I would start logging everything into a blog. I have always admired and been a little intimidated by the Art of Intarsia, I think that I thought only somebody that has been behind a scroll saw for many years would have the talent to do it. As being I’ve only been using a scroll saw for a little over a year, I figured it was simply above my abilities. I finally decided to just give it a shot, after...
So it was a no go on the table saw. It didn’t look too bad in the pictures but was really bad in person. When the seller tried to drop the price to twenty I remembered the saying that it never pays to buy someone else’s problems, no matter how low the price so I walked away. Gotta keep scouring the used tool pages till a good saw comes up. I’ve got time though, so I can afford to be picky.
Here is what I got done last night. The top is very close to done being sculpted down into the base, and the “ribbon” sculpting is looking pretty cool. Its a pretty stable table already, not much more to do for leveling it all out. So far I’m pretty happy with it.
Hello Readers! I am happy to say I have finally laid the groundwork in my woodworking career. I am very happy to have found this hobby, I enjoy it, and I am learning new things everyday. I can see myself in 5 to 10 years building beautiful pieces of art from wood, and past that? Who knows! But I am sure it will be fun! For now I plan to stick with Pallet Crafting, it seems to be a great medium for learning. In the future I would like to work with fine woods, but small steps and a eagerness...
Inlay a wood inlay banding to customize your fine woodworking projects that you make in the workshop. This Youtube woodworking video shows the basics of how to inlay a shop made strip of decorative wood inlay banding into hardwood. In this case, a dado that has been cut on the table saw will house the 3/32” wood inlay banding. (Keep in mind the dado could also be routed on the router table.) White glue is applied the inlay process. A wooden caul is clamped along with the inlaid wo...
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