I wonder if the Mona Lisa’s smile was a cover up for a mistake. Seems like I’ve gotten pretty good at making mistakes in the shop. Hopefully, I’ve gotten just as good at fixing them. It wasn’t the Mortise Pal’s fault. I was getting so wrapped up in my photo journalism that I made a common mistake. I lined the centerline of the jig with the wrong line on the target! As you can see from the pictures, instead of lining the jig up on the center I lined it up ...
Just checking to see the best place to buy european cabinet hinges. Am building my daughters kitchen cabinets and she wants to use the euro style hinges. I am looking at the full overlay and have found a HUGE price difference. In the Grizzly catalog they have some for $1.95 per pair, and other places I have checked they range $5.00 each on up, some even as much as $9.00.Is this price at Grizzly to good to be true? Or just cheap hinges? Have never used this type before so would like some input...
A friend of mine asked me if I can make a small TV stand that will fit a speaker underneath it so naturally I said yes. I’m using stock material that has been laying around for about a year and this should be enough for the project at hand.So far I have planed and jointed all the boards to thickness, cut them to a rough dimension and glued together boards for the side and top using biscuits.These are for the stand sides.This will be for the oval top.Since I have a limited supply of cla...
Hello. Here’s my disclaimer! Let me start by saying: wear respirator protection throughout this whole process! This is dangerous dusty work, and I claim no responsibly for what you do with this information. This is just an account of what I do. It took me awhile to figure out the inlay piece, and I’m more than willing to share what I’ve learned. Ive attached rock crushers and a pic of resin and rock on a scrap to my projects section- im just not up to speed on this HTM...
My daughter is now two and a half and my wife and I have another on the way so…. time to move the little one out of the crib, the only problem is that she doesn’t like the toddler bed that was passed down to her because she is afraid of falling out of it….so what do I, well I am building her a loft bed that is 4’ off the ground, makes sense right? Yea, I thought so too. I decided on a loft bed after seeing a few with play areas built under them, and decided tha...
Well, I finally completed the workbench. This was based on the Torsion Box Workbench from Shop Notes magazine July 2010. The construction for this was going along nicely until I inadvertently drilled the wrong size dog holes in the edging! Luckily I was able to rip the edges off using the table saw and make new ones. The top was sized to fit the mobile shop cart underneath for storage. Although it seems I won’t be storing it away very often, it is nice to have the op...
Since I really don’t need another Shopsmith in my shop but can’t seem to stop buying & restoring them, I have a constant need to find friends or relatives who need/want one for their shops. Thankfully, that hasn’t been a problem so far. This latest machine will go to a friend who’s in the furniture repair & restoration business. This machine dates to 1962 by the serial # and while it’s 48 years old, is basically the same as the most recent units. It wa...
What’s happening in the shop for August 30, 2010. Just got back from the IWF show. It was a lot smaller than in the past. Usually there are three buildings. This year there were only two. Some of the companies I make a point to see each year or ones that I planned on seeing weren’t even there. I went with the intension of buying a line/system boring machine for shelf supports and fixed shelf attachments points. I think I talked myself out of it and will go with the Festol...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #88: Monday Ramblings and Customer (non)Service
Ahhh! One of my favorite days of the week! I can tell already that it is going to be warm today. It is so quiet and still out and I can hear that rooster in the distance crowing every five minutes or so. It sounds silly to me. Maybe because I was a city girl for so many years. Most people here are annoyed by it, it seems. My neighbor Lee says when he first hears it in the morning it makes him get up and close the window. He threatens to go over and do it bodily harm. It’s all wor...
I must apologize for my lack of interaction here on LumberJocks. I am on the night shift at the paper mill and my neighbors don’t dig the 2:30 am woodworking bit, so I have been limited to my keychain work and ya’ll have seen that. It is my night off and I remembered a couple requests a while back to do a blog on my keychain process. So, here ‘tis! I hope the video comes out right. I’ve been experimenting with my CoolPix. Short videos? I can do that! So I decided to...
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