Here is a tip for some jocks who have to do a lot of routing on smaller and quick projects, especially if they are making small signs. This tip can be used on larger projects as well with a little adaptation. I learned of this from a little old sign maker about 30 years ago. I met him at a craft show…. I was carving and he was making signs. He was routing signs on the table top without using any clamps. I thought, “Boy is that cool or what? ” What he did was take two strips...
BEFORE I START, IF YOU READ THIS, AND CAN OFFER ADVICE, I’D LOVE TO HEAR IT. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!! Ok, after collecting information from a couple key people, and looking carefully at my pieces, I’ve moved on to Sample #2. First things first. NEW CLAMPS!!!!! Not the best, but all I could get for now. On to business. More blanks, 10 this time. For these, I used a sanding block and norton 3x sandpaper. This was slow, but quiet as it was about 9:00PM when I started, and I’...
Once I milled the rails, I added accent strips top and bottom. The strips are overwide, trued with a flush trim router bit. I revamped the template to fit over the ends of the rails. Somwhere along in here I milled the top and bottom rails for the heads and feet. By now you’ve surmised that there are actually two sets here—two queens, two twins.
Had some time to kill today so made a few more laminated tops. Bob May 28 2012
I finished sanding the exterior portion of the box down to 320 grit. Then applied one coat of mineral oil. Boy did that make the grain standout. I used Mineral Oil because it has no affect on Barb’s allergies. Otherwise it would have to stay out in my shop for a month. The dimensions are, Height = 8” Width = 7” Depth = 4” I’ll add some beeswax, for the final coats. Now to finish making the drawer. The back & front will be entirely diffe...
Hello all! This is my first blog post as a Lumberjocks member so it is sort of an introduction/project progress post.I got into wood working years ago in high school, and even worked at a cabinet shop for a brief period right out of high school. Recently I built a shop in my back yard and have slowly been getting back into the wood working hobby. This blog will show my progress on my first wood working bench and I would appreciate any feedback. It has taken me a long time to decide to j...
I found this on Design*Sponge and thought it would be an interesting way to hide knots in wood…paint a silhouette or something over it.
My first try at a wall cabinet for my shop. The case is constructed using maple with simple dado and rabbet joints. The door frame is maple and the panels are hardboard. I still need to add some holders for the rest of my hand tools. But I did just get around to routing the pulls.
Don’t want to jinx it by gloating too much, but coming into the end of my most satisfying accomplishment yet. Building a trophy/plaque/award in honor of a lost friend. A last minute thing that had to be ready to go Sunday morning. Tapped the bullpen and called in the old man, who introduced me to Rockler where I found two pieces of walnut crotch that I said would “make do.” Sanded. Stained. Somehow, put a perfect edge on the base with the router; didn’t screw up the...
The time had come after five years of night classes (2 hours once a week) to get my first workshop.. A few dinners out with the wife, plus the promise of unlimited furnture, to her exacting (well I can at least promise) requirements, and I had the budget $6,000 (£3,000) to include everything Building, Tools & Setup costs. I negociated with a local farmer for permission to have my Workroom next to some stables, my own land being too small. The land was a little damp After w...
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