Today was to be a big day, I planned to do my first bent lamination. The form was ready to go as were the lams and I even had auxiliary help (aka LOML) lined up if needed. Paolini recommends using plastic resin glue, but I checked with a buddy that does a lot of bending and he indicated that TiteBond III would be fine. So that is what I used and tomorrow morning I will find out for myself. Actually, this first stage went easier than I had antictpated and no auxiliary help was re...
Note:Due to unforeseen circumstances, my previous blog posts are not viewable at this time. So if there are any questions about this project, leading up to this assembly process, I’ll be more than happy to answer them. . I did not consider the fact that, with the curve of the frame, that the cleats would need clearance in order to have my slats close together like I want. I sanded a profile on each cleat as seen in this first photo. However, if I had thought about this before, it ...
Hi all in this episode of the American Woodshop with Scott Phillips, scott builds an amazing post and bean structure… He uses a huge piece of cedar, and cuts this massive thing on his bandsaw. I remember when I had do this task about a year ago on my Delta 14” bandsaw. These saws pack a punch for there size. Hope you all enjoy. http://video.wbgu.org/video/2244940126/ Thanks, Michael Frey
It is unclear at this writing how many of these I will host, but there is a pile of them at the office, all out of commission. They were built by an unknown local cabinet shop. Almost all of them failed at the mortise and tenon joint at the front rail which supports the seat. The upholstery is in great shape, so the head guy at that office decided they were worth saving. The inherent design flaw is just that—there’s only that rail, no stretchers below. Nothing in th...
The base is going to be made out of 3/4’’ plywood I chose oak plywood for two reasons, the birch ply at my local borg the faces are not veneered the same (one side is light, with little grain pattern the other side shows a lot of grain pattern). The oak however is consistent on both sides, and I like consistency. Secondly, I already had the oak plywood so I didn’t have to buy anything extra which is always a good reason to use it. After cutting the plywood to size I cover...
Wood Pile Projects and Fire ....jubilant junk art,winter snows give rest to wood,my lair awaits fire….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————&...
I have never done these shows before, I assure you that I will again. All of my expenses were paid on day one. I would encourage the custom furniture makers to look into these shows locally. The response has been great. I was the only furniture maker there and that is always a good thing. They are expecting about 10,000 people to pass through today. Fingers crossed for the day.
Spent a little while in the shop yesterday setting up the saw. Got both tables installed and aligned within a thou, and everything is dead flat and smooth. I had to do five rounds of Mineral spirits to clean the top. I don’t think it was cosmoline, but it was tough to get off despite a very thin coat. Followed that with three light coats of TopCote and then two of paste wax. Smooth as butter and they aren’t kidding when they call it a mirror finish. Got the front rail on a...
Here is a shot of the finished detail on the legs, ready for final planing and refinement. I’ll do that after the mortises are cut for the stretchers. I changed things up a bit and decided to taper the inside of the legs at the front and back but left the sides square. Well, go to something different and it complicates things a little. I made the jig somewhat like shown in Darrell Pearts book. For the straight side of the legs it was pretty simple. Rather than mess with ...
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