I have been spending most of my time learning by making some small boxes, cutting boards, shop jigs, blanket chests so far. My goal for later this year is to redo an area upstairs in my house and add a desk with shelves and cabinets. The plan is to do small projects that allow me to pick up a skill to be applied to the later project. So for my next learning experience I am building my first end table. I am starting this blog partway through the process and will cover what has been done so...
Just a short video of a amazing piece of wood….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfHQaHK9avE
This old framing hammer is in need of a new handle. I’ll make one out of the hickory board it’s lying on. I’ve cut out the blank for the new handle. Here I’ve laid out the exterior outline of the handle and the break points for each curve. I’ve cut out the shape of two sides of the handle on the bandsaw. I saved the cutouts and taped them back on so I have lines to cut out the other two sides. Here is the blank after sawing has ...
Hello All, I didn’t get very far today, but getting started was half the battle. I have decided that the table I want to build, will have a drawer. That decision was difficult to reach, as it would have been easier to do one without. I have been fearing the drawer for along time, but it is time to get after it. Tonight I got a late start, but it was a start none the less. It felt good to get back into the shop, even if some of my tools were unhappy with how much time I have NO...
Well it seems the little battery powered lights I orginally put in the playhouse just are not enough. So I needed to add some additional light. I needed something my daughter could turn off easily. So we found a lamp on clearance and got rid of the (H.M.) shade and bought something a little nicer. A simple shelf bolted next to her loft with a place for some books, some Liquid Nail to attach the lamp and some extension chain added to the original in order to allow her to turn it on from the lo...
Divagating With Wood ....hole in woods of trees,hole of darkness i spalt wood,birch wood holes plus maple…. —by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————̵...
One thing that I have come to appreciate about my woodworking is only indirectly linked to the wood, machines, projects, techniques, etc. – you meet new people. Maybe they are woodworkers themselves or maybe they are interested in what we’re doing and how we’re going about it or maybe they are polite enough to act interested. But there is always something to talk about.Recently I started my clinicals for emergency services and I get assigned to “ride” with an a...
This cabinet is is made of knotty Redwood. Most people use clear pine, but I feel that Redwood is more beautiful and has similar tonal qualities. Both Pine and Redwood are evergreen coniferous species. Redwood grows way faster than pine, so it is a readily available and guilt-free wood. Its softness helps it resonate better. The baffle is 3/4 birch ply. The braces are made from the same 16 foot Redwood board that this beast came from. I personally like knots. They add character and ...
Picked up a rip saw blade at a local antique store for $5.00. 5 ppi, and in good shape. Only one broken tooth, but it’s right at the heel so it won’t be an issue Decided to make a D8-ish handle out of some pecan stock…liked how the light wood contrasted with the dark blade. Here it is after a test fit with the rough handle.
I have inherited some of my father-in-laws tools and have a Delta Mortising attachment. I do not have the correct size chisels to match to the Delta set. Need help finding the correct size equipmen (chisels) How do I size the attachment set and where are good places to look for the correct mortising bit and chisel?
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