A travesty has occured. I went into my shop this evening and someone has obviously come into my shop and glued up a panel on my table saw. Why would anyone do such a thing? If they would have just asked me I would have said that I know that the table saw top is the flattest surface in the shop, but no matter how tempting it is you should never do a glue up on your table saw top. Even though this mystery person put newspaper down on the top which caught the glue except it bled through the ...
I was feeling a bit predictable so I set myself a challenge. I had three boards that, on the surface, looks less than pretty. So, I decided I would make “something” with them. Here are the three boards: The two on the right are Ash with some rather interesting discoloration. The one on the left was “I know not what” when I started. I started by cutting the left board in half, and then cutting it again at the split. I flattened on side and glued the two p...
I’ve got the drops for the Band Saw, Drill Press, Lathe, and one of the overhead drops, this one for the workbench, all done and glued up. The drop for the lathe keeps, well drooping, which I halfway expected. I avoided that with the band saw and drill press drops by supporting the Wyes with strap. I am not sure how to do that with the 2 45 degree elbows. I’ll figure it out though… All in all it is looking really good. I am a little further behind than I had expected, but...
I need to cup the small log to fit around the other log and the 45* angle is throwing me for a loop? Not sure what tool/tools i need to accomplish this?
I have a spalted cherry slab that is a very beautiful piece of wood, but I am not sure what to do with it. The slab is about 4 feet high- 1 inch thick. Width at the bottom is about 14 inches and it tapers to about 6 inches (maybe less) at the top. I am hoping you guys could provide some suggestions- What to do with the slab? The pictures aren’t great, and I will try to get some new ones tomorrow in the daylight. (It was getting dark when I took these ones. THANKS!
I’m trying to still gather my tools, and even attempting to make my own now if you’ve seen my last few projects. Is there any tools you all reccomend i make? I’m up for making anything in the future, not just specific things, so if you have a tool that you enjoy and made yourself or think you could have had made, please list it here. Anything and everything will at least be considared if i feel i am able to make it, so i appreciate it the help, thanks all. I want to buy...
Hi fellow LJer’s, I bought some wood today. I thought it might be interesting (for me at least) to show you what $200 (Nkr.1,400) buys you here in Norway. I wonder how that compares to what can be purchased for the same amount in the U.S.A. or the equivalent in Canadian dollars? As you can see, I also bought a 4 pk of Rockler Bench Cookies. ““ The red bits are about 9,85 bdft of Mahogany, The long white piece is 0,44 bdft. of Sycamore, and lastly 1,77 bdft. block of my...
I’m getting closer to the finish but I just noticed my grain direction is heading in different ways with the foot and head board. Also the top is a bit wobbly I may have to add more supports to it
Whether you have cut your turning blank with a chainsaw or purchased it online, there is a good chance you are working with a square block. There is nothing I hate more, while turning, than those square corners of a large blank picking up speed and jarring me with every rotation into my cutting tool. Fortunately cutting those square turning blanks into rounds couldn’t be much easier, as long as you have a nice band saw and a few minutes to make a jig. In this blog I will demonstrate t...
Trying to keep LJ, Woodnet, etc up to date with Blog posts has been too much work, so while I will still post here, most of my blog postings are going on my personal blog from now on:
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