This is the latest joyful challenge put forward to the members of Central Oregon Woodworkers The board is 6” x 105” x 15/16 rough. No other wood is allowed. Hardware is ok. The prize: Everybody brings about 2bf of some kind of wood to the meeting, we all vote for the top three, the top one wins and gets the box o’ boards. The finished object must be: Something upon which one could sit. The images you see here show the board, having been planed just past hit-a...
It is with a heavy heart that I must beg off tonight. I’m waiting for the demerol to kick in on a particularly bad back pain that is keeping my eyes crossed. Look for me again tomorrow night, barring more back pain. (Keeping my fingers crossed.)
ok, so i’m putting the brakes on the walnut dresser project but building a mahogany bed to complete my bedroom set. can anyone suggest which surface mount bed brackets are good enough to use? lee valley has some but i’m not sure which to choose. according to fine woodworking the mortise hinge that is commonly used is not strong enough(something about end grain not having good strength for screws to bite into—on the rail part of the bed)a href=”http://s815.photobuck...
[Above] I used an actual bracket assembly to locate the holes in the spine segments. These allow a bolt to keep the tables from falling out from the spine. [Below] The larger table showing the rear cut out and the pine edging. I chamfered the bottom edge of both tables to give them a lighter, tray-like appearance. [Below] A few coats of spray lacquer is all that’s needed. I decided not to go to the trouble of staining this project. The birch plywood looks nice against the pi...
In a YouTube video by Phillip Stephens I noticed he had a short pencil stuck into a small length of wood in order to make it longer. Phillip Stephens is from New Zealand, but the video was made while he was living in Columbia in South America. Based on his videos there, he has to make do and mend as a matter of course. Even though we have plenty of pencils around the house and in my shop, I liked the idea of this simple little widget. I liked the idea of an extender, but wanted to m...
Hello fellows,one more time I would like to share with you a tip I use every time I need to use small scrapers for tight spots or small workpieces. Small scrapers can be hot quickly and they are dificult to hold too. So I develop a way to hold they using a door hinge.The leather pad doesn’t permit the scraper slip in use.The hinge improve the leverage too. This kind of hinge works betterSmall scraper from Lee ValleyThis knife blade can be a good scraper too Two leather strips ...
I didn’t quite get my new project finished yesterday. It turned out to be one of those days that I had one distraction after another and even though I did make progress, it isn’t really finished yet. That isn’t always a bad thing though. Sometimes distractions are there for a reason and I don’t feel at this point like beating myself over the head when at the end of the day I still accomplished quite a bit. I think that it is important to be able to be flexible. W...
Well, eight days ago I posted the results of the wood-getting trip. Well, now to post the results of this past week’s work. I have made a lot of progress, although not as much as I had hoped. This time I tried something that I usually do not do. I bought 16/4 lumber to make my 3” square posts out of. Here are the eight posts all finished out to 3” and ready for mortising. I also go the blanks made up for the safety rail posts. The longer portion of the posts wil...
My wife is finally feeling better after an absolutely dreadful couple of weeks. 14 days of 102+ degree fevers are just brutal. I checked out a used Ridgid TS3650 this week as I am still considering an upgrade from my jobsite saw, but I will tell you that people in Winnipeg are unrealistic about pricing of used items. This particular saw had been used as a table for some angle-grinding work and the top was chewed up on the edges. It was thoroughly corroded (three years outdoors with now ...
Hi,Has anyone ever made a jig for raised panel doors using a table saw? I am re-modeling the kitchen cabinets and want to make raised panel doors.Any ideas?
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