The wheels are on and I just need to add tails, horns, ears and maybe a little paint. Then add eyes and hooks and make them into the circus train. This has been a fun way to learn about the tools and techniques. The band saw and drill press are both new-ish and hardly used so it is fun to try them out, learn how to use them. I need to adjust something when cutting wheels out with the hole saw as they almost all stared smoking at every speed setting on the drill press. I need ...
This is a cedar chest I made my daughter 12 years ago.
For your consideration is my bookcase design entry. Before I approach this contest, I had to think about what the core of the the contest is about. I had to understand what the result should be and then put my spin on it. Chances are, it would have to have to be a unique spin on an ancient piece of furniture that is universally appealing. This has to be photogenic to compete with the other wood working magazine, and yet has a calling to the Popular woodworkers. I beging with the ...
Hey All, When I saw this contest I figured that it would be best to come up with a novel entry. So instead of a normal bookcase, I decided to go for a bookcase. Specifically a Childrens Bookcase. This bookcase was designed to be hung low on a wall for easy access. When closed the bookcase looks similar to a giant children’s book. When open, the children’s books are easily accessible. Some pictures are at the links below. Picture 1 - Bookcase Closed Picture 2 - Bookc...
I had to create a curved piece of wood for a built-in desk so I decided to try bending it with a steam box. I posted a pictoral over on my personal blog: http://teamsavoy.com/2008/04/full-steam-ahead/
About 9 months ago, my wife and I conceived a child. She had encouraged me to make something for the baby and to try to push myself. I consider myself a beginner woodworker and am trying to learn from my mistakes. I researched cribs, cradles, changing tables, and dressers. We have a small home and are some what limited in space and we were offered a crib from my sister, which she had stored in her basement. After discussions with my wife, we decided that I would attempt a changing table,...
An email from a friend that I thought was worth sharing;Dept of water and Rancher A Department of Water representative stopped at a ranch and talked withan old rancher. He told the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch foryour water allocation.” The old rancher said, “Okay, but don’t go in that field over there.” The Water representative said, “Mister, I have the authority of FederalGovernment with me. See this card? The card means I am allowed...
I’ve been using a coping saw to cut out the waste—- but found that it was difficult to use. So I got a fret saw and installed a spiral blade that should work well. This is the saw I bought. Now would someone explain how the tensioning is supposed to work. I’ve installed my blade and its quite taught in the frame. You can pluck it and it “sings” the same note as I would be happy with on the scroll saw. But when I cut with it the blade flexes at least 1/2R...
I want to share with you my latest: I have created a short video, An Intro to the Leigh FMT, the famous Frame Mortise & Tenon jig. You can view the video and download it at my blog. And, while you are there, enjoy the new look-and-feel!
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