Well when I first got into woodworking about a year ago, I thought that cutting boards would be a good way to learn basic woodworking techniques – Milling lumber, glue-ups, sanding, routing. It certainly has. I also figured after a few months of making them, I’d be sick of them and graduate to better things. So, was I right?
— Hello, my name is Damien and I customize my tools instead of actually using them… My parents got me a round mallet, and I recently bought a bunch of saws and clamps… first thing I did is strip the factory varnish off the mallet and dismantle the bow saw to do the same with its handles. I think I gave a couple taps with the mallet to get a feel for it (it’s quite heavier than my home made one) and I didn’t even try the saw :D — Is it serious, doctor? Anyway… The mallet I...
On our way to get our dogs vaccinated, with my face buried in the latest issue of Wood Magazine, my fiance saw a sign that read “Woodworking Tools for Sale”. After a bit of research, I realized that I bought about $2,000 worth of tools for $590. I picked up a 12” Craftsman band saw, a Craftsman floor model drill press, a 12 1/2” Delta thickness planer and a Delta hallow chisel mortiser. The guy included two extra band saw blades, five different sized mortising chisels ...
recently purchased a small digital level . I was happy to see on the front of the packaging “USA made digital level” . In all honesty I was surprised and pleased to see that I found a tool that was made in my home country. However, upon further inspection I see there must be an error somewhere….I guess my USA made digital level sensor is Made In China….hmmm
I just want to express to you all what fun I have had on this site. I have made an enormous amount of great friends and learned a bucket full of knowledge. So just a simple thanks to all of you for letting a knuckle head like me enjoy this thing we call LJs. The place has changed quite a bit in five years – I would say for the better. But it was quite a ride back in the early days too with a lot less attention. I loved it then, and I love it now. I need to get back into the shop a...
My mom said she wanted a table for a radio she bought. She gave me the measurements, the hieght she wanted, and told me to just go from there and build her something. So I have been thinking for a little while now about how I want to build it. For loved ones, I usually like doing something different. How do you do a table different though?Well, following, I came up with an idea for a different table. Now, I don’t claim this is completely original. I am sure somewhere, someone, has built...
I’ve heard about it, I’ve read about it, I know it can happen, but today is the first time that it has actually happened to me. Today I needed to rip a piece of Radiata (i.e. Monterey) Pine on the table saw. The piece was 400 mm long x 140 mm wide x 19 mm thick (16” x 5 1/2” by 3/4”). I did all the right things – I used a featherboard and a push stick, I stood off to the side and I checked that there was nobody behind me (school workshop). Then I push...
Roubou style bench for sale in Milton Keynes UK …. I wish I lived closer. FRENCH VINTAGE RUSTIC CARPENTERS SOLID OAK WORK BENCH TABLE KITCHEN ISLANDSale number 251196187594 Buy it now £350
Now that I have the cabinets, there was this large area that needed something. I decided on a shop sign with some unique character. I took a single piece of scrap wood and cut it into 4 strips. I then ripped these into thinner strips. One strip being slightly thicker than the other. Next was a bunch of layout work to make sure I had enough material and could make my sign as big as possible. The letters were laid out to create a rustic look. The look was to be broken strips of...
Just trying to squeeze in an hour a night has been making a difference, tonight I managed to make 8 tenons on the 4 legs. Each tenon is 2.5” long, 1.5” wide and .75” thick. At first these sounded like some solid numbers but one actually milled out they seem kind of small. Too late now to change it so I hope they’ll be strong enough. Tomorrow I’ll lay out and cut out the mortises for the long cross supports and try to mortise the feet. If I can get the feet do...
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