As I have previously mentioned, 3 weekends ago, I SERIOUSLY overdid it working on my fencing, and cleaning / rearranging my shop. I have been to the Dr. who initially treated it as a light sprain, and recommended the typical Tylenol / hot paid trick. Well 3 weeks into it, and we are now on to MUCH stronger meds, muscle relaxers, anti inflamatory, and pain relieving drugs. And I am honestly NOT happy about this whole situation. This whole thing is entirely my fault. I was trying to get the ...
Oak Drawer I made for my girlfriends “art” desk.The desk is oak, unknown age, she is having it refinished.The original drawer was missing, so I made a LARGE full depth drawer with modern drawer hardware from solid oak with a luan bottom.Nothing fancy but it fits, it matches the original wood pretty well and it is solid. Should finish up nice, sorry about the crappy pics.
CS1 Spaghetti Measurer How do you ever know how much spaghetti to cook? Either you have to eat pasta 3 days in a row or you have to drown it in sauce to fill the plate. This handy little Spaghetti Measurer will remove the guess work. It is an easy project, suitable for woodworkers of all skill levels. The only tools required are a drill, a selection of Forstner bits, a coping saw and some sandpaper, off course. I made this one from a piece of African Rosewood, 10mm thick and arou...
In my first blog on this topic I talked about buying an old steel desk/table from a resale place for 6 dollars. Using all extra materials from my shop (with the exception of one can of spray primer that I had to buy) I was able to transform the ugly and rusted steel table into a rater good looking small work bench. Here is what it looked like when I got it (also had two metal drawers not shown in photo) The first set of steps are all in my first blog. I left off right after adding a...
Flushed with success at the ashtray, I set too on the table version – this had always been the idea anyway. The “design” – such as it is, came about like this… I’d decided to go with the “8 strings” version, but, having done the large 4, I decided it looked clean enough as it was. Not to mention that I’d been pushing my luck getting those 4 done well enough anyway. Some pics during the work – I must surely have the most ...
I decided that the cuttlefish is attacking a fish as the wood looks a bit like a fish tail shape after I did some band saw outlining so I worked on giving more form to that area.The end of the wood has some finger-joint routing that seems to look OK. The area below the fishtail looks like a good place to shape some coral type formation.The eye of the cuttlefish is formed using 2 sizes of forstner bit on the drill press.The area below the cuttlefish seems to suggest the head of a fish ̵...
Recently, I was lamenting to a friend about my limitations in the camera department. She wanted to take some pictures of me working so I demonstrated some tool use (well, the way I use them anyway ;), so now I have some pictures of me working in the shop. Lathing Here are a few pics of me setting up a block and turning with the roughing gauge - Sharpening Using the Work Sharp to put an edge back on the roughing gouge - I still can’t freehand on a grinder ...
I have been totally re-doing one of my fathers old workshops.What one would call a full woodshop.Aprox size 24×20. Ceiling height at one end is 14 ft, pitches down to about 10ft.Major issue right now is storing materials up and out of the way.Searched around online/on here, found a couple of cool ideas for shelves built with very little in the way of materials.This will be a hybrid of the two.On the wall that is 14 ft tall, I made 3-6ft long “shelf supports” They are 2...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #117: Learning to Cut Padauk on the Scroll Saw
Boy, I really enjoyed cutting yesterday! This project is turning out to be everything that a project should be: somewhat challenging, a chance to learn new things, and most of all FUN. I haven’t really cut padauk on the scroll saw before. I had heard stories of how difficult it was however, and I have been a bit intimidated by it. However, even though it has some challenges, once I figured them out things went like clock work and it turned out to be a really pleasant experience. ...
I came across a excellent plan for a wall shelf/mirror & draw unit in the March 2010 issue of Wood Magazine.I have not worked with cherry wood before but I love the look of it and I am looking forward to getting my feet wet with such a nice project.I bought the wood last weekend at EarthSource here in my neck of the woods. 14 bf of 4/4 cherry. The plan calls for 11 bf so I’m looking for a little something something project with the drop.So I’ve studied the plan, gotten tooled ...
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