Checked my progress tonight. All the pieces I placed in the kiln have lost enough weight that i can tell by holding them. they all feel substantially lighter. unfortunately, practically all of the whole, non-rough turned blanks have cracked. some are small cracks, but some are virtually split clean through. none of the rough turned bowls are cracked at all and feel light enough to finish turn. this leads me to believe that rough turning them green and then drying them is definitely the ...
Hi there fellow Lumberjocks! I’ve got the latest update on the pen box for everyone. I looked at a spreadsheet wrong and thought Woodtreker was next in line. Oops… The box made a stop at me2cyclops’s in Georgia and is NOW on it’s way to Woodtreker’s in Kentucky. We’re on track now, I promise… at least I think… no, I’m sure – we’re on track now. We’re moving along nicely on this one and getting some great stuff. ...
Most of you have looked at this crib that I just posted over the weekend. This thing was heavy as all get out. I was telling my wife about this monster, and telling her that I was having some leg pains during the heavy construction of it. Be the ever so cautious wife she reminds me not to move this thing around myself. I being the bigger of the two stubborn ones do not heed this advice, and what a problem this has turned out to be. I landed in the ER last night due to this over whelming ...
This blog is based on using the Inlay Kit of which has been the subject of many reviews so I will not be going into any detailed description of the kit here, just its application a littile out of its intended design. I was cleaning up and found a short piece of Camphor Laurel timber with a knot hole in it, pretty usless I thought and was going to dump it. I didnt have much to do this day so put it on the table saw. It was there I noticed it had a massive twist in it also rendering it al...
Well, didn’t do much today. After unloading some wood from work, removing some nails from it, and trying to find a place for it in my shop.I did however have some time to pick out some wood, plane it, and join one side on each piece. These will be used for the face of the cabinet. Hopefully I’ll have time tomorrow to head out to the shop and set up my tablesaw for cutting the parts to size.
Making this bed of cherry, worked on it for 3 days so far. Hope to finish in a couple more days so we can get to finishing. Will post in projects when completed.
Well as usual I only got about 25% of what I wanted to get done, done. Basically I was able to assemble the carcass. Unfortunately tomorrow is Monday, so it will probably be a week before I get much else done. That damn job… always getting in the way of my work :o
For the Intarsia kitty, I will be using 3/8” holly for the white sections and to achieve the striping for the body I decided to do a lamination using Wenge for the black, Canarywood for the orange and Bloodwood for the red. I planed the stock for the strips down to 3/8” thick and cut the bloodwood and canarywood into 3/16” wide strips. Run through the planer to get 1/8” finished strips. The Wenge was cut into 1/16” strips. I wanted the blank to have a sligh...
Chicago Lumberjocks Meetup/Woodworking Show December 2009 #5: Today is the day. This weekend is the weekend.
The show starts today and goes through the weekend. I hope to see a lot of LumberJocks there! Check here for all the information about the show.
Before I start the inlay work I have to make the frame so these are the steps required for this process. My walnut frame stock has been sized to the inside perimeter of the pattern. In this photo I have set the router to make a 1/4” groove 1/4”deep,1/8” from the back to accept the backboard.[ 1/4” luan plywood ] In this next photo I have set the router to make a 1/4” groove 1/8” deep in the center of the frame face. This next photo shows the frame dry...
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