Back at the end of January (yes, 2008), I said that I wanted to make, and I quote myself, “a simple dovetail box.” I planned to make it for my wife. I don’t think I really expected to finish it by Valentine’s Day, but I did expect that it would be done for her birthday (mid-March). That came and went, leaving me with Mothers Day as my next target date. As I finally figured out how to do the lid, it all started coming together very quickly, and I found myself on Mothers...
For five years now I have been making do with a 31” or so length of a 5” x 5”. We call it here in the Philippines as “YAKAL”. Very sturdy wood. Commonly used as house posts. Resistant to rot and termites wont even touch it. I found it lying around in my mother’s yard. Added the legs and the vice. A real workhorse ever since. I have used it to build everything around the house and more. My wife even uses it as a pedestal for her laundy buckets and pails. ...
A co-worker gave me a couple of old, well used planes that used to belong to her father. I would like to clean them up and start using them. I realize this may be a colassal waste of time but I keep reading here about how much I will learn about the tool in the process. I have no idea were to start. How do I go about getting the old rust, varnish, stain etc off the plates? Anyone have suggestions on where to start, etc? Thanks in advance for all your input.
I had to teach myself a bit of sketch-up to get his plan off the ground thanks to the felllas that chipped in to make the learning curve a bit shorter.I’m no good at sketchup but I have managed to get a drawing (stick frame) that represents what I want to do with the shop. This version of the shop comes about after trying to get the city here to approve my use of about 4 feet of their property. -No luck. So we will build the shed at 18 feet wide and add a lean to to the side on the ...
OK, I lied. There are no bricks. There are however, walls. OSB walls to be exact. Oh, and shiny stuff. Let me back up a bit. The “walls” in the old garage were 2×4, spaced every-so-often. No real “on-center” here. That, and some thoughtful placement of 45 degree cross supports pretty much limited my insulation choices to:1. spray foam2. netting and blown in 3. Something Different I went with Something Different. I’ve already got (working from th...
well i for one plan on using my economic stimulus package to stimulate the woodworking community, and plan to buy a few tools. today i picked up a good old steel shovel with a wood handle and a damn fine looking hoe for only $4.00!! its tough to find a good hoe these days for $2 and this one had a very nice fresh coat of paint on it, the gentleman selling it took his time. in fact all his rakes, shovels and hoes looked great standing tall on the side of the road… its what got me to stop...
Hey Everyone, First off welcome to saftey week, this is my little episode on safety. I figured that there is no way that i can outline every single tool as it would take forever and i don’t have all of the tools to show you how to be safe on them, so in this video i just go over some basic safety tips that really apply to all tools and can keep you safe. Enjoy. Well i hope that you like the video and remember that if there are any other tools that you want safety tips on just lo...
Whew! I’ve been one busy shop builder. Let’s see, where to begin? At the top, I suppose. I decided to use drywall for the ceiling (after putting up some insulation, of course). The ceiling framing is just 2×4, so I wasn’t able to use as heavy an isulation as I would have liked. I’ll try it out this year, and if I’m using too much energy for heat and AC, maybe I’ll blow some more in. Given the dimensions 19’ deep by 22’ wide, I ...
My Mom Shaker Style Chest of Drawers #1: I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.
I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.
Tree Friend…. ....drink deeply of the wood that is within, and know for a certainty of well be-ing, that all that resides in the soul of a tree, will yet come to life in the spirit of rustic ‘wood art’…. —-the gawker’s have gone as passing on, but you my friend are still much watching and talking, these moments of years we shared cannot be forgotten, as i still watch and listen to hear what you have to say…. —-your slabs of wooden g...
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