janice asked for help making cab doors , http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26191 . this is by way of showing how i make cab doors my way .i don’t do raised panels , unless the customer orders them to match or just ‘cause they like that style .i allways tell them that unless they really want to spend more money ,like twice as much for the panel wood ,and all the time it takes to do ( i am worth something ! ) .so i make the rails and stiles straight forward on the table saw , with ...
This is a short video of my tenon jig in use //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IZ48Fsuit4
I’ve taken some close up shots of my tenon jig that I built. I should let you know that this design is from a set of plans from Woodsmith shop built jigs and fixtures book that I have. This is a shot of the threaded rod used for setting the stops for the left/right shoulder cutsNext is the locking knob used to secure the jig to base.This picture shows how stock is placed into jig, it is secured by tightening 2 knobs on clamp.Here is a shot of stock passing through blade.And a shot of st...
Hello everyone can you tell me what woodworking magazines will pay you for submitting tips about woodworking? I don’t subscribe to any but recently I bought the American woodworker to read an article written by Darrel Pert. I noticed that they will pay $100.00 for a shop tip. I think that’s pretty good. So I sent some in and they bought one but rejected a lot more. Thought i try some other mags with the already written tips and see what happens. When I’m through getting rejected I...
This fireplace projects started with adrawing on the wall then continued with the componentsI recessed the opening to have less of the fireplace intrude into the room picked up a barn beam from a barn wrecker and cut to size and put return on it after the gas unit was installed I framed it set the mantle this is what it looks like before the the stoneI used wonderboard to close it in http://www.qdef.com/lumberjocks/fireplace/f2.jpghttp://www.qdef.com/lumberjocks/firep...
I’ve lived in a 2 measurement system world my entire life. I’m seeing a very slow transition to the metric system but it is very slow progress and we in the woodworking world may be one of the slowest segments to transition. Every once in a while we pay a price for the confusion that comes from having 2 measurement systems. The shaft that supports the tool rest on my lathe looks like it is 1 inch in diameter. I wanted a different style tool rest and I ordered one with a...
A1Jim suggested I post a blog to describe how I did the double dovetail Joint I used on my Spalted Mango Box so here it goes. I hope people find this helpful and if you have questions please post them and I’ll do my best to answer them. I also greatly appreciate feedback on anything. I was going to show how to make the joint using some scrap wood but since it’s just as much work as using good wood so I decided I may as well use good wood and build a whole box. I’ll be pre...
Just posted a short review of the film Note by Note. There’s a lot of hope for craft, and for craftsmanship, to be found in this documentary. Let me know what you think. Here's a link to the post on my blog.
This will be the first of many blog entries that I will post every once in a while. I believe this will be a good way to keep track of what I’ve done on a semi-day to day basis.Well, I got another pallet of wood from my work on Friday and decided to wait until this morning to unload it. My wife asked me if I could water the plants and trees while I was outside…ok…no biggie. I could let the water run while I’m unloading the wood. Well, after I unloaded the wood I ha...
This is my first wood working project ever. It’s a step stool for my girlfriend. I got a R4511 for Christmas and that’s where it started. I still need to sand it some more, and carve hearts into the sides. I used finger joints, and the three side pieces are held together with tongue and groove joints for extra strength. Is this strong enough? There is another piece in the back with finger joints for extra strength. The finger joints had gaps in some parts, not really sure how t...
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