Just a quick update to show you I came up with for the column. You remember where I left off:....Joe made some suggestions I had already thought about, where I cut the column just below the narrow part and use that as a round tenon and create a round mortise and glue them together. Well, I really wanted to leave it as a solid piece so I came up with this:....The yellow piece is just there to hold up the base piece I made for the column. I may add a drop final there but I haven’t decided...
I found some blue prints for a 1930ish ford model aa panel van online and when I paired them with the plans I had for the same year of flat bed truck, I figured I could make a wooden toy. At this point I made the crazy decision that I should make 3 at the same time to cut down on set up time with the idea in the back of my mind that if I could make these fast enough, I might be able to sell some. Right now, my skills are quite mediocre and there are so many things that I mis-measure and mess...
Hi again LJ’s. I recently constructed a screen door. I really enjoyed my first attempt at M&T joinery. The plans call for me to reinforce the joints with hardwood dowels. I am at a point where this is my next step but I’m not sure I want to do this unless it is necessary. I believe I did a good job with the glue coverage and clamping so I’m actually looking for reasons not to peg this door to death. (16 pegs) However, if I need to I will. A little guidance from you...
Once you have cut the drawer out of the body, you can glue the box back together and attach the back of the box to the body. Make sure you clamp the body back together tight enough to hide the cut you made to create the drawer. If you have a complex drawer, you may have to glue the body back together first, then attach the back later. If you need to sand the inside of the body, you may want to get that done prior to putting the back on, it will be a lot more difficult with the back attach...
I’ve been here for about 2 1/2 years, and in that time I’ve seen the huge increase in members and continue to marvel at the interest in this site. like many of you, I’ve referred others to the site because I’m excited about it. But as it has grown, I’ve begun to wonder if all growth is good growth. (I want to be very careful, here, so as not to come across as critical of the site in any way, because I don’t mean it that way, I’m really just wonderi...
When I signed up for this class I had a plan ( in my mind) that would have me 3/4 way done by the 5th class so I could spend the rest on finishing touches. Well what I did not factor in was the wait time for tools. Since I was the first on the jointer and planer last week and many guys did not even get their wood yet, there was no way I could start on my rails and top. So we spent about 45 minutes going over mortise and tenon jointing at the router table and about 15 minutes on the mort...
Cool big wheel made from bamboo… click on this link
Some of my prototype clamps. This can be made easy Clamps <div> Publish at Scribd or explore others: clamps woodworking </div>
Well, this is what I came up with for embellishing the legs. Once again taking the lead from the Westminster Abbey for the finials on the legs. I chamfered the top edges of the “struts” and radiused the bottom of the curved edge.....The finials are cut from drawer pulls I found at Lowes and drilled and tapped for mounting.....I beaded the posts on all sides except where the struts attach and used a classical plunge bitin the center along the length. Again this is in the medieva...
Well after a few days of not doing anything I got back in the shop today and did some clean up work. After that I started working on the leaded glass doors that I will be using in the side cabinets that will fit up next to the Murphy Bed I just finished. My first thought was to run the doors thru my 16-32 drum sander but after studying on that for a while I decided that since these doors are to our best guess around 100 yrs old it would not be good to take any chance of bumping or stressin...
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