Well I finally got around to posting my pics. Have more to go through of the sawmill. Fun was definitely had by all. I t was truely nice to meet some new friends. We even ha a guy show up who was not a member (yet), who saw the posting on the site or our signs (not sure which. I am looking forward to the next one. So here go the picturesThis is a new potential LJ, Kshipp, and Jockmike2BillyJ and kkickbackOur Beautiful wivesSome of our prjectsJockmike2 turningsSteveMI’s worksSteveMI made...
I am making a small (36”x32”) art table for a young grandchild. I bought kiln and air dried oak and used biscuit joinery to make the table top. It was dead flat after joining and glue up and remained dead flat until yesterday when I brushed a coat of primer in preparation of painting a gloss acrylic finish. This morning I put 2 coats of the gloss paint on the top and tonight when I was going to put the finish coat on I noticed that the top has bowed significantly (1/2 to 3/4 inch)...
To the saw mill, or not to the saw mill; that was the question I left off at in the first post of this series. Saw Mill Cons Expensive $125 Hr, Plus $50 for blade breakage (Southern California Prices) Far Away – 1 hour drive in a truck that is on “hospice” A few weeks of waiting Saw Mill Pros Has done nice work for me in the past Would get all my cuts done with 0 effort on my part (just money) One thing I noticed was some of the cracks in this contain...
Here is the lid after glue up. Turned ot well. Thanks Roy!!
Ok, So this coming week I will be married for 5 years (how time flies). It just happens that the traditional gift for a 5th anniversary is wood (How lucky!). I wanted to do something a little different and beyond what I have done before. After looking at various ideas on the web for small boxes to put something else in.. I found RunnerDucks small keepsake box. I thought this was a great idea and would hold the other gift well. So I decided to first make a prototype out of what else.. a 2×...
This is my first project. It started from wood salvaged from a small tree, walnut I believe, that a neighbor cut down.Just getting used to posting on here so sorry if the pics are weird. The scrap below the box is being used as my stain test It is still a work in progress and eventually will be used as a gift box for jewelry for my wife.Thanks for looking.
im not going to make this a large blog post , but want to just send out some encouragement to us all, as we have all seen this site grow leaps and bounds…we are over 14,000 members now..thats a lot of diffrent personalitys..and with a lot of diffrent pressures in the world now…its very possible that were all experiancing some pull somehwere in our lives..so with such a large group, i think we all need to think just a little more before we post and consider everyone involved…...
Hi, I’m a Swedish part time cabinetmaker. This is the first time I can present a “proper” documentation of a project. Enjoy :) https://youtu.be/-RKHqrMsfjY
I took the opportunity, on my recent project, to use a Stanley 45 combination plane to do the edge beading (I think that’s what it’s called) instead of setting up my router or shaper. I’m trying to do more and more with hand tools as a way of connecting to the fundamentals of the hobby/skill/pastime/avocation. (whatever this really is called) I’m also, of course, doing it to keep telling myself that I’m not a collector, I’m a user. (Hello, my name is...
Well over the last two days i have been able to really get some good solid work done on my mirror frames. first i was able to mill all the lumber to final width. then it was time to cut the piece. i don’t have a long miter bed with a stop block so i used double stick tape to hold the rough identical pieces together to give me exactly the same piece. the first picture is putting the tape on and the second is all the piece cut to final length. Then i cut the groove in th...
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