this is a door i made 20 years ago it is redwood and pine 42”x80”x1 3/4 it is mortised and tenon joinerywith a 3/4” ply panel in a dado leaving 1/2” on either side for an inlayit was made from 5/4 stockand re-sawed and inlay-ed to both sides all the holes will be filledand sanded then a full coat of thinned epoxyfollowed by spar varnishit will be loose inset in the top of the baseso it can be flipped from time to time(easier than wiping it after a meal) LOL !...
I’m sure it’s just taking me longer since this is my first chair and I’m making design changes before I even start, but I think I spent nearly 3 hours last night reading and re-reading the first chapter of the book planning out my cut list and organizing what kinds of lumber I need. I’m picking it out tomorrow morning, and I want to be prepared. Of course, all of my preparation will likely go out the window when I get there and have to pick out my wood based on what...
There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Turning Saw – Roughing Out the Frame”. This is part one of three on constructing a Gramercy-style turning saw. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/turning-saw-roughing-out-the-frame/
Every now and then I have to make a small batch of rosettes in the machine shop. I normally don’t do this on this Bridgeport because I don’t want the dust to get on the mill. However, I did today because I had to do a little work on the small mill. We have a couple of other machines to do these in bigger quantities but this is just as good a way as any to do them in quantities of 50 -100 pcs. The other reason that I prefer to do this on the smaller mill is because the highe...
Well, I been hanging around here at Lumber Jocks for going on a year now. I have learned so much from so many, and can honestly say I owe a lot of what I know today to the sharing of knowledge here. So after attempting my latest “Exploration” into the wild world of woodworking I figured this would be a good a time as any for me to pass along a little blog on how I did my “Dreaded Inlays” ..... Long story short, I was hit up by a coworker asking me if I could build h...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #183: Accepting Disappointments and Learning From Them
I actually was able to accomplish all I set out to do yesterday. I didn’t finish working until just after 10pm but I was very happy to get that far with things. I took photos for all six of the new projects that are going to go up on the site today, and I also wrote the instructions for all six pattern packets. I sent them off to my friend to proof read them and besides one small line work error that didn’t convert correctly on one of the ornaments, it appears that I am ready to...
ok, so 87 days ago I worked out (and blogged) the plan, and workflow to knock off a series of 100 similar turned ornaments. Similar in size and shape, but with a world of variety in the woods used. Rather than attempt another 30 projects in 30 days, 100 of the same seemed similarly challenging, but reasonable enough. I’d only really need to turn 3 a day for a month, plus a couple more on the weekends and I’d be all set. As I’ve previously mentioned, it’s the photogr...
hey guys, i found this mirror out by the dumpster when i was taking the trash out tonight. It is missing the mirror part, but the frame is in GREAT shape – just a little dirty. Not sure what its made out of – looks like a mix of solid and particle/plywood My question is how would you refinish it – or would you? I want to sell it. Should i just clean it up, put a mirror in it, and try to sell it that way, or should i paint it…or what do you think? any ideas would...
I started this as a forum topic http://lumberjocks.com/topics/22441 but the way it’s going, it should have been a blog so I’m changing horses in mid stream. To bring things up to speed, I started out fooling around with the idea of thin plywood because I was bored in the shop waiting for finish coats to dry on my real project. It sort of took on a life of it’s own. Here’s a brief recap: The first two shots are of a 4” x 8” sheet of 1/16” walnut ...
I am the owner of some bubinga that came with the lumber rack I purchased. I have some scraps I was thinking of using for a cutting board. Anyone used bubinga in a board? Haven’t seen it used much so was wondering if there is a reason. Seems very hard and tight grained, is there a toxicity issue with bubinga??? Thanks! -Chris
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