Well, well, it’s only been twenty hours since I put this challenge to the Lumberjocks and who woulda thunk it but closet doors are open and the shoes are flying, trying to select the one most appropriate for this challenge. And in true form, the Lumberjocks are abuzz to each other, offering wood, links to tool websites and mustering up all the courage they can to be included in a task that might seem beyond their capabilities. Well done friends, you are not alone. At this fine ho...
My first dovetails… Yes I’m a child to post this, it’s like to say look daddy I can pee myself, but really I’m happy!I do not know why, but the dovetails, has been a hurtle, one of those I thoughts I would never get over.Why? I do not know, probably because I connect this with all the masters of woodworking, and me… just little me, how can I ever get there! So I have been buying books, tools and reading like a crazy to solve this little wonder ‘the dovet...
This is one of the final parts I needed modeled up before getting serious about starting my table saw cabinet design. Obviously, it will include a router.
I had a little more time to work on the picture frames. Now cut to final dimensions and mitered. The pictures are below. I think the miters turned out pretty decent (better than I expected for a first timer). I used a miter cutting jig by Niki which is fairly easy to make. I had my suspicions that the jig was not built well but proved myself wrong. The frame clamping strap from woodcraft for $1.75 works great!! :) I also applied some danish oil on half of a scrap piece and there is a...
My mom and dad wanted to get our daughter Beatrice a kitchen set, and I quickly suggested that we build one instead. Stephanie was also excited at the possibility of displaying it and taking orders at the craft fair coming up in October. So we began by looking up wood toy kitchens on google and chose the features and style that we liked. We shopped at Lowes for all the pine lumber. I would have liked to have used grooves and dado’s for joinery, but in the spirit of keepin...
I’ve been gone for a while, Iv’e had no internet service for quit some time. Just got it straightened out yesterday. Coupled with hurricane Earls threat to the Outer Banks its been interesting. Anyway Im enjoying looking at all the projects and remarks. I had just finished a n oak nine and a hallf foot bay window seat with draws, doors and a top hatch. The pictures I took to post my first LJ project have been lost, best I can tell. That hurt! Glad to be back.
So I have been nursing a really bad flare up of a back muscle sprain now for the past 2 weeks. The doctor has me on muscle relaxers and pain killers, which is all well and good, but it doesn’t do a thing for me being able to actually, well… Function. And there are a good number of things that need to happen in my shop, and around my house. I have things in such a bad state in the shop it is frightening. I have the canoe taken down, partially. Literally the bow is off of its cei...
Here’s an idea I had and hopefully one of the major companies will pick up on it and make it. The picture says it all. It’s a gear box that is used with the router (either built in or added on) to allow the out-drive to be positioned off center. This would add major stability when using it free hand by keeping the center of mass and more of the plate over the work piece. When I’m viewing this on my browser, half the picture is cut off by the window. I guess you may ha...
New post on the Little Good Pieces Blog – Follow the Leader – a commentary on the right way to do things. http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/follow-the-leader/
Once upon a time, there was a woodworker named Scrollgirl. She loved woodworking of all kinds and making patterns so others could join in her fun and make their own woodworking projects. One day, one of her friends on Lumberjocks asked her if she could do him a favor and make some bears for her. She was happy to do it and went right to work. She picked a beautiful hickory board to create her bears, with a warm golden color. “This would be perfect” she thought as she sanded a...
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