Before I start slashing away and chopping with my chainsaw, i thought it best to first do my homework and find out as much about the Blackwood tree as possible. The more I know about it, the better I can handle it…. Someone on another forum gave me some great advice and tips on working with Blackwood trees as well as what I picked up off the internet…. 1. Native to Tasmania and East Australia but an invasive species that was introduced into Africa and apparently my farm also...
Instead of adding a new project for the things I do around the shop, I thought I would start a blog about the upgrades as I make them. Over the past two years I have done a lot to convert the unfinished part of my basement into a woodworking shop. If you want to see some before shots you can visit the bt3central forums (probably need to register to see pics, sorry i’ll post them here soon) The beginningUpgrade 1 You can see what it looks like now in My Workshop in my profileR...
Tonight Nov 15, 2007 The Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club held it’s Holiday Banquet. We even invite the wives, children and significant others. And for some of the older members their chauffeurs. We had 52 people present, and 4 of them are LumberJocks. I keep trying to get more of them to sign up, but you know how old fogies are “Non Computer Literate” Our president owns a computer but no Internet. Our Vice President doesn’t even own a computer or cell phone. ...
Hello All, Today I cut my first half blind light bulb mortise. I am quite proud of it. I have blogged about how I came to cut such a beast. It was really fun. http://bit.ly/bQYzFY Ok, now I have some glue ups to do. I love this stuff. Brian
There was very little I could find about my before mentioned lambs tongue stopped chamfer. A blog by Christopher Schwarz talked about an ogee terminated chamfer and a google books preview of Garret Hack’s Working with Handplanes showed a picture of a lamb’s tongue stopped chamfer with a discripiton that it is usually made with a chisel and hand tools. After a little practice I came up with a method and took the plunge on the box I am making. I also made a small relief und...
I’m happy to report that my Stanley No. 4 is serving me quite well these last few weeks. I love using it and it seems to love being used. I’m learning its inticracies, such as what happens when the chip breaker is closer or further from the blade, and how moving the frog to open or close the mouth affects the plane’s operation. I think I find myself thinking up reasons to use it. I guess that’s not a bad thing because it really is very useful and for the things I use i...
Yesterday turned out to be another day that just got away from me, although I did accomplish quite a bit. I spent most of the day writing the instructions for the Bunny Toy Replica project that I had shown last week. I find that as time goes on my woodworking skills are improving and I find better, easier ways to do things and I like to incorporate that into my projects. It is nice to know that I am still learning and improving. The rest of the day I spent working on my little ballerin...
This is one of the final parts I needed modeled up before getting serious about starting my table saw cabinet design. Obviously, it will include a router.
here is the start of my “attempt” at carving a fiddle top. I am using basswood. i got some for 75 cents a board foot. thought i would see how it went with cheap wood before i used expensive wood. fiddle #2 will get the good stuff if this one turns out good. this will give me some practice on carving and if i mess it up it don’t matter. http://picasaweb.google.com/roydahlgren/FirstFiddle#
Finally finished! It has been a long 3.5 days on this one. Glad to be done
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