time, weather, work, other projects, overwhelmed by the dimensioning by hand, who knows the real reason but really haven’t made much progress. Today i used my newly acquired table saw to get things a little closer in size, and my new “outfeed” table to see if it could take it, and it did it like a champ, did have some burning here and there though, due to user error im sure. I mentioned before, the bench will be 2 ~12 inch slabs for the top. It will have a 2BDetermined...
I have a desire for more storage and organization around my lathe. My current solution is to use every possible vertical surface for all my lathe related accessories. As you might imagine this is, well, not the best system. Mainly because it clutters up my shop and I spend my time trying to figure out what I did with this or that item. I have looked at some of the commercially available items and they are just too costly. So here is the design I think I am going to go with. I made a few di...
So I posted the first part of this blog 356 days ago which means after this one there is just one more. This week I will have to say I spent some quality time int he shop with my daughter and working on the few small projects. You can see those projects here. Today I decided to do a little cleaning up so as to make the shop look better for the new year. I am also pushing around two of my next projects, both of which have to do with contests currently going on. So for tonight that is about ...
Well——- as you know I’ve been collecting my toolbox full of hand tools. I recently bought a low angle block plane from Lee Valley. It’s a good plane. The one I received however had a small problem. I could not keep the brass toe knob tight and after several strokes the mouth opening would change. Aggravating for sure. So after deciding I needed a solution I e-mailed LV customer service. We’ve gone back and forth with e-mails, me explaining the problem, them askin...
Lacquer Wine ....brushed with my desire, rawness of umber inscribed, wood and sheen complete….—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
As I continue to tweak my online material in regards to woodworking and my shop, you may have noticed I am putting more and more on blogger. Mostly due to the fact that I participate in several woodworking forums, and some of the things I feel that I need to say are forbidden by some of the forum rules. Not to mention it is a huge hassle with different forums having different encoding formats, I can’t just copy / paste to get my information out there. So my shop tour is going blogger...
A 8 in.dia.plate turned from old barn siding.Lacquer finish. Woodburning on rim.
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I used to do woodburning with a single temperature pen, similar to a soldering iron, that I purchased at a hobby store. I had some success with it and you can create some nice stuff with it, but that is probably due more to the talent of the user than the quality of the tool! Pyrographis technology has improved since then and after a lot of reading, I decided to spend $130 on a variable temperature unit with a replaceable tip pen. Wow! Tremendous difference, like going from crayons to pen...
Today I decided to progress the “real” Maloof stool I began in June. I started off doing the rear legs however I must have had some sort of lapse of the brain as I cut the legs out on the bandsaw first, why I did it who knows I had already made a prototype as well! So after I realised the monumental error of having no datum surfaces to work with I had to Double Side Tape them and the off cuts back together again temporarly. A vist to the sander returned a level work...
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