Soapbox carDrawings and details after request from wouldi I had a few questions to my Soapbox car post, and today a mail, so I will put the detail pictures, and my drawings here.If this is not enough, please ask questions. Plan drawing, from my little sketchbook. Side view, from my little sketchbook. And here the car, just before first test drive… The seat. Seat from the side. From the back.I made the push bar able to turn, so it could come in a normal door, for our...
Hi and welcome to my explorer guitar blog. This is a project I started 5 or 6 years ago when I found some mahogany in my fathers garage, I built the neck mostly by handtools, finished it with nitrocellulose laquer (which sadly has cracked in some places and is currently being stripped off). The neck is made of mahogany, a fretboard of indian rosewood, and the head veneer is also indian rosewood. The body will be made of mahogany, and the top is figured bubinga. I’ll post mor...
OK, so it all started when I was trying to write a blog to post as a tutorial for people starting out with SketchUp. halfway into the blog, I decided that a video would probably be easier for me, and easier for others. so I stopped the blog, and started capturing the video. Halfway through the capture I figured that I probably will need to go a little more basic and a bit more in detail in order to be more clear about certain things that I do – so I stopped the video. Then it hit me ...
A couple of weeks ago someone posted some info on the Gil-Bilt home made tools. Here and here. Gil-Bilt is an old company in St. Charles Mo. I used to live in Florissant Mo about 20 miles away and I went to their office and bought a 6 X 48” Belt sander kit. I don’t remember the price. I’m guessing that is was around 1970 that this occurred. I built the sander and used it for over 20 years. The sander didn’t have a disc sander attachment and so I bought a new one...
Here’s the small vise, all cleaned up. About 12 hours in the Evapo-Rust soak, and another rubdown with WD-40. I might paint it, or might not. I haven’t decided yet. Since this is a metal jawed vise, it definitely needs some face blocks added. When I install it on my bench-to-be, I’ll cut a recess for the bench side plate, and then add a face block over….. maybe part of a full skirt face on the side of the bench. I’m not real clear on this bit yet...
So 1st fallback reached yesterday. I have to border the pattern. For the pattern glue-ups I used a traditional glue, PVA. This is good for this purpose but if I had mitred all edges (and the top) the tiny 1mm squares at each corner might not have held on at all. Worse still is the possibility that they would chip off over time. So bordered it is. Using 7mm strips of Purpleheart I set out the patterns to give me an overall idea of what it would look like. I then labelled everything s...
As I approach my first year as a Lumber Jock, I consider myself so very lucky. As a weekend DIY-er and wannabe woodworker, I am fortunate to have seriously injured myself only once. However, I am even more fortunate to have met SO many great Lumber Jocks. I’ve been involved in many different hobbies and sports, but have never formed friendships as I have through woodworking. In particular, those involved in Lumber Jocks are so willing to share advice, assist in teaching, and more imp...
What’s happening in the shop for August 12, 2010. Final Assembly on Komusi and Stevens beds and should complete Connell and Schneider’s beds and continue to work on Keeley. I am short one guy, so I’m having to do some of the smaller more repetitive task. I usually don’t spray the finishes, but yesterday I did. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
I order me a Amana Timberline 3/4’ 5/8 shank mortise chisel from holbern.com I got it yesterday it looks like a good chisel and its sharp right out the box. No 3/4’’ mortises in two passes now!
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #70: Thanks For The Great Responses Yesterday
Well, after reading all the responses from yesterday’s post it really did bring home the fact that I do need to get moving more. When I used to live in the town of Digby, a little over a year ago, I did walk just about every day. Even if it was a short walk to the post office and back it got me out and stretched. I did take my walk here yesterday. The 2km loop around the river. It took well under an hour and I think it will be a nice start to doing something along that line every...
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