I hate to ask such an open ended question, But here it is. I have never turned before, but it is about time i started. i want to add turned parts to my furniture soon, so i had better get practicing. No one like to spend money twice, so i want top quality and versatility.I asked my local master, and he suggested(told me to get) a oneway lathe.My thoughts have me leaning towards the sherline machinist lathe for it’s size as i start, and hopefully it will still be useful as i become mo...
while working and designing my router table I noticed that there are no Incra Models on Sketchup 3D Warehouse at all. I do not have any of the LS positioner systems, and would have liked to have a 3D model version to incorporate into my design and see how it would work with different sizes table tops… I do however have the Original Incra Jig, and figured I could model it out, and put it on 3D Warehouse for anyone that might be interested in it, and could use it in their designs. so w...
Ice storm hit on January 26, was 4 days before we could get down our road, all poles were snapped as well as the trees. Went 18 days with no power, we ate good though! The freezer was full of meat and thank goodness for gas grills! All of Western KY was without power, there were 2 hour waits at gas stations, which were few, no power to run the pumps, places ran out of gas, kerosene and propane. We did have a 60 lb propane tank for my wall heater in garage, I fashioned a stand and brought it i...
Hey everyone we are working on updating our log furniture website. Come to http://www.cedar-stuff.com tell us what you think.We enjoy working with the natural log items, we try not to alter the shape of the natural tree. we have used everything from tree roots to the top uper most twigs,I would like to start a blog on my work as we produce it.Say from how we gather and find the logs we use to how we clean and build with them. Right up to the finish. We do have a store front we sell out of als...
I’m finally making the time to do a sculpted rocking chair in the Sam Maloof style. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I just had to clear the way of other projects in porder to get to this one! You can follow along as I build this piece. The first post is on my blog now. Thanks for reading!
To start this off I want to say that I am in no way an expert sharpener. The method I am going to describe is the way I do it with the equipment that I have. There are many methods of work, as well as different tools and jigs to make the process easier. The method I am going to share is using a sharpening wheel and water stones. Tools needed:Wet grinder (this tool is not necessary for sharpening. If you do not have the machine skip that step of the process)800 grit water stone1200 grit wa...
I came across an interesting guitar design on Yanko Design and was wondering what woodworkers and guitar players think. Does anyone see any problems with the design? Would it play, sound the same as a normally shaped electric guitar?
I grew up loving the smell of sawdust! My Great Uncle John Rutherford had a woodworking shop and a huge garden. I remember sitting and watching him turning stairway spindles for hours…and he did it all by hand without a duplicator! That was over 45 years ago! My Dad was also a woodworker. He built my bedroom suite and numerous pieces of doll furniture. He put beautiful pine panelling in the home I grew up in and remodeled a home that was originally built by a civil war veteran nam...
Got some time out in the shop, next step was to cut, fit, and join the back splats. Once again the Mortise Pal worked exceptionally well producing very tight and accurate fit. Here’s the breakdown of the center splat assembly.
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