To those of you who are too closely following my blerg , you can see substantial progress in mymodifications so far to this $ 15 find from CL . Did some cutting and rearrangement as you cansee . Going to try this walnut top on it . Then I will start finishing the top . First I will start by rubbing in a mixture of whipped cream and crystallized sugar ,followed by six coats of shellac and some Mother’s Car Wax.Should be fine , more on that later , as time allows . Some cultural obse...
robcastle made mention of my blog and did some polishing on his Paper Towel Holder.I mentioned I’ve polished rough sawn material.I couldn’t find any photos, so out to the shop…I grabbed a piece of curly maple left over from a custom cane handle job that had a fairly rough surface. It even had some little shaving hairs sticking out. I spent a total of 4 minutes working part of the surface.In that 4 minutes I:1. Mounted the red polishing wheel.2. Rough polished with the ...
I finally managed to find the plan I have been looking for, so a new build from me will be featured soon, but to give you a heads up on what is coming, the Shop Notes Box Joint Jig. I finally found out what issue it is in… Vol 11, Issue #62, starting on Page 6. I figure once I get that squared away as it were, I can dig in and start the build for the shadow boxes I have been putting off…
Yes. Well. I’m going to have to relent and show you the plan. I looked at all the progress pictures and whilst I understand where this is going, no-one else will. Here it is It’s all in millimetres ( like most of the world I use the metric system ). No I will not give imperial measurements, use a calculator. The reason for doing the chess board pattern first becomes apparent here. It is the most complex part of the design. It ended up slightly undersize. So I had to scale ...
After finally starting to feel like my tiny one car garage is a shop I’ve started working on improving the shop. The used Ridgid 4510 table saw I have didn’t come with the riving knife, apparently the previous owner tossed it with the blade guard, and I thought it would be a good idea to have one. It was difficult to find a replacement to purchase online, so I decided that I would try to make one. I ordered a 12”x12” 1/8” sheet of aluminum and made a couple ...
This entry will serve as the documentation for the condition of the workbench as I received it. Here she is in the shop – with obligatory plane on top. Rear: Condition – the bad: There are few things that will need to be addressed quickly, before she can be put to use. One of the glue lines has separated: Here’s why – The top and the bottom separate. The only thing that holds the top to the bottom is weight and two positioning dowels. Thro...
I don’t have a long bench. I have two short benches owing to going from a space rich environment allowing two 7 ft benches to a space sparse environment, not allowing. Gave one away, cut the other in half (some reconstruction involved), adding wheels. Which is fine. Worked great for a couple of years but then my eldest daughter requested the construction of a tall, wide but very not deep (sort of like a bookcase for soup cans) pantry to roll in/out next to her fridge. Did desi...
Last Friday was the fateful day that my stomach began to churn – it was letting me know that it and the beef and bean burrito I had for lunch were having a strong disagreement. So off I go. Why am I telling you about my serendipitous bowel movement? Because at work, potty time = Craigslist time. And the beauty below greeted me in that stall after only being posted 30 minutes prior. I feverishly replied to the posting stating that I wanted it. I pleaded with “I’m a you...
anyone have an idea on how to train your shop to be like this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPL3kJPsVdA&list=UU3_VCOJMaivgcGqPCTePLBA&feature=share&app=desktop
I ask for your comments and suggestions about a opportunity (problem) with a couple similar bowls. Both made from walnut and maple. One about 11 1/2” other 13”. History—have been doing segmented bowls for just over a year with this cracking only on these two. I hope you can see the two joints with the yellow circles. Those joints separated by appx. .0003th of an inch. If held up to a light you could see through. These were made the same way as almost all the bowls I’ve...
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