UPDATED NOW PICS IN MY PROJECTS OF THIS I’ve just completed roy’s dovetailed grease pot. It is a cool idea the way you have to slide the top off the pull back, very neat trick. It really boosted my ood skills. It is a very rough, bad, first copy, but i plan on making better ones. Go here to check out roy’s http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2900/2901.html
NEW IMAGE IN MY PROJECTS NOW To test out my coping saw skills i made a few boomerangs. First use coping saw to cut out design. Then, use files to make sloping edges to get areodynamics right. Then you put is in some clamps to get bent up and down wings. This was a quick overveiw of one of my projects, obviosly there are more steps i left out.
I posted in a previous blog how I was directed by a fellow Lumber Jock to enter Fine Wood Woodworking’s jig competition with my miter spline jig. I was hesitant at first, but eventually came around to entering it. Well, I checked in just now and seen ”I Made One Of The Finalist!!!!!” I am so stoked to see the news. I am in disbelief I came in the top 5…. I will be honest… Right now I am on cloud 9…lol Thanks for all the words of encouragement yall. ...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #92: A Very Delicate Repair Done Successfully
It is a horrible feeling to break a piece that you have been working on for some time. After all the hours of drawing and planning, and then the additional hours of the actual cutting and seeing the piece come to a beautiful reality, one of the worst feelings is when you pick it up and hear it ‘crack’. The only thing that can be worse is when you do it to someone else’s piece. (Ahem – that would be me!) My partner had been working on a piece for over a week now. ...
Spokeshave restore, refurbishThis is what I do… Ok, here is the old chap ready for some LJ love. Take it apart. (I discovered a defect, but since it’s a manual tool, this is no problem). Remove the rust from the cap iron. Sand it flat, so you will have a good contact to the blade. Here you see it after, the flat area will secure a good contact now. I choose also to work a little on the top of the cap, to round it, and make a nice sharp edge so the shaves will run...
Wednesday and Thursday I finally pulled all of the grand variety of wrenches out of various hiding places. Time to give away duplicates, pack some duplicates for occasional transport and examine the antiques. It’s been 7 decades sice I started doing things in my dads shop and some of my tools were there before me. Some progress, replaced some missing combinations and sockets. Time to build a shelf this weekend, hope you’ll see it as a completed project by Monday. Hope we ge...
I put too thick a first layer of epoxy (5 minute) in a knothole where i want to epoxy in a beetle on a stick (on a walnut & crepe myrtle rustic table).-now what? it won’t set in the middle of the layer, and i wanted to drop it off in her yard to surprise her tomorrow!-I’m afraid to add more layers. -I poked at the bottom a little with a screw hoping to expose it to air.
Long rant below, probably nothing useful in it for you other than you might feel like you are not alone when it comes to the frustration of buying tools….............. I am pretty frustrated with the whole process of buying new tools right now. What should be a part of the enjoyment of woodworking is turning in to a pain. Example: trying to get a new drill press because the one I have has too much spindle slop to do accurate work. My purchasing criteria: buy a DP with tight toler...
I am ever so close to staining. All of the gluing and sanding is done as of now. I’m going to give everything a once over to see if there are any more spots that needed sanding. Otherwise, I’m ready to start staining. I am going to stain the top before attaching it. Here is the post all glued up: This is a close up of the arms. The groove you see was routed in. The buttons I made previously will help connect the top. This is how it looks without the top on: And h...
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