Pic of the tails (I’ve miss designated some of the other pictures in DT 2 & 3 I think – calling them tails when they were actually pins – doh!) on the second top piece. More tails – this piece really has a lot of resin in the knots – smells good, but gums up my saw a lot. The resin makes the wood almost translucent. Had to trim a shave off the pins to make it fit right. That’s a sliver for sure – all done with an old Stanley back saw &...
After getting excited about the new project, it suddenly dawned on me “what if the reclaimed pine I had wasn’t big enough”. Of course I knew I had sufficient wood – after all I had two sizeable drawer boxes. But what if the drawer sides weren’t deep enough to cover both the height of the plane plus allowance for the bottom and lid. Original boxes for the #45 were undoubtedly made without using glued up panels, and I wanted to do the same. It was with some trepida...
A lot of people think of woodworkers as guys running saws and drills all the time. They don’t see a woodworker, maybe a construction worker is what they see. Dealing with power tools is almost the least of what I do as a woodworker. 1. Come up with some project idea2. Shop for the right kind of wood3. Design and redesign 4. Cut the wood out5. Sand or plane the wood6. Pre-condition the wood7. Sand8. Put the color on9. Sand again10. Seal wood11. Sand again12. Put together As you can...
Hey guys we are still needing a head count for the event at Johnson’s workbench in Charlotte. Anyone wanting to go to the sawyers in Bath also need to let me know. Anyh questions about food need to be directed to KJuly.
It has been some time since i did any work on my chest. I made a few tills to hold most of my tools, but they need refinement and will be covered in a later post. Been storing my tools and working out of the chest since last blog entry though. The other day i was cleaning up shop before i left for work. Been working on house remodeling the last couple weeks using the dust creating tools frequently, tsaw, mitersaw, router, sander, etc. Lots of dust to clean off, a whole lot of it settling...
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...
What’s happening in the shop for January 05, 2009 . Getting the Batmobile for the finish shop. I’ll then start on a Contempo murphy bed a couple bookcases. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>
Where we left off: I mentioned putting the epoxy on the main floor, and here it is. It looks great! :) It’s hard to convey in photos, but the wood really shimmers. I think the combination of shellac + epoxy was absolutely perfect. I think if I had just put epoxy on it, it wouldn’t have the same feel. The padauk in particular really shines – it has a lot of figure. It also bleeds, as you can see in the corner there. I don’t mind (and there’s nothing I c...
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first child and I thought it would be a good project to document in a blog, her crib. We have looked at countless cribs and I was even close at one point to just buying one, thinking that my wife wanted a black painted crib and not a ‘wood’ color for the nursery. I refused to put the time and effort into something that she was going to cover with paint. So after throwing several tantrums and refusing to build what she wanted I ...
My Super Sled is the demo item for this discussion: This continues to be a technically interesting thing to build. Of course, I started out with a simple design more like Neil’s, but everyone has urged me to add all the gizmos…........and every gizmo prolongs the build. So LJ’s has slowed me down, but I will end up with a more versatile device. I don’t know if LJ’s is gonna be a help or a hindrance in whatever the final product is like…......but I am ...
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