It was another day of fun and creativity yesterday. I had originally planned on cutting out the next candle tray, but it was quite windy and rainy all day long. I need to do a quick routing on the edges of each of the trays and I usually do that outside, but the weather just wasn’t cooperating. Even though it only takes a few minutes to rout, I thought it best to wait and go on to ‘plan B’. I like having a ‘plan B’. I think it is something that everyone sh...
I’ll try to explain how I did this project:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38288 1. I take a cutoffs, which just can’t to waste 2. Cut them into small pieces, not necessarily cubic: 3. Disks we need: 40, 120, 320 sand paper and wool disk 4. A tin and PVC stripes for soundproofing: 5. My driil. It can work for hours at speed ‘C/D’ (i have been told it could be problem for drills). 6. An IKEA stool and milled groove in it for the tin. 7. The...
I was reading my email the other day and got a Rockler add promoting there line of gigs. As I went to work that day I just couldn’t find a place in my processes for these expensive and specialty gigs. Now I am not speaking out about Rockler. They are a business, and as a businessman I would try to convince the woodworking world at large that a joint not cut on a piece of white melomine with blue anodized hardware is a joint improperly cut. I however figured out why there is no room in m...
I am a gun collector, but have been fascinated by medieval weapons for years. Ever since I first built anything out of wood, I’ve thought about building a trebuchet. I have several times even started making drawings and doing some figuring for measurements and weight distribution. I searched for a long time for some plans for one, but all I seen have either been way too high or looked too flimsy to withstand any kind of real fun without having to add so much extra bracing as to effect t...
Hello All, I divided my free time today, between adding a coat of shellac and teaching myself more about html. The html knowledge should be helpful with Kindle. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/10/ikebana-in-october/ Brian
I’ve cut and installed the corner and end blocks on the mold with just a dab of glue, so when I remove the mold, they release easily. These are what the ribs (sides) attach to. The blocks are made of willow because of its lightness and the added benefit that it is a fairly straight grained wood which makes cutting with the inside gouge an easy task. I then drew the points and top and bottom using the template. These are two different violins – reason for two templates. U...
Project Status: Planning phase This is a sketch of the workbench. I’m still working on some of the design/looking for parts and ideas. This plan includes the “less expensive” top… I will eventually put a really nice top on it, but need something functional right off. It will also include two veritas vises: Front Vise and Twin-Screw Vise I like these two vises but will add a bit of cost to the top. Some questions about the future top: Round or...
Have you ever installed a tablesaw blade backward? Did you then try to use it? Where you certain that the blade was just dull? Do you kind of like the smell of lacquer? If you could build a car out of wood, would you? When you hear the word “Stickley”, do you — just for a moment — think “sticky”? Would Greene and Green have become famous if their last name was Henderson? Does Arts and Crafts style ever involve crayons, construction paper or paste? Have you ever tast...
I finally finished the tile on the kitchen floor Really enjoying living here – even with all the work that needs to be done. Here is the view from the couch: I need to build the kitchen cabinets next, but I am hoping to set up my lathe on the porch of the shop so I can start turning again. We have some trees coming in for planting, and the 400 hr tractor maintenance is due, so – as usual – I have more work to do than time to get it done… Tractor upd...
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