Not much left to do. I picked up some proper braided 65lb test fishing line. Plenty strong enough for our purposes. As the online documentation mentions, I used 4 loops, and made it snug enough that I could, with effort, still remove the blade when necessary. Now that it actually was tensioned like a working saw, I had no choice but to give it a try! You may notice that offcut from my circle cutting inlay tool test. I decided to follow the circular groove, and even with the low ...
Well Thanks alot for the warm welcome! I’m really looking forward to browsing through all of the amazing stuff on this site. As soon as I find some time. I’ll try to go ahead and post some pics of my latest project so I can join in the fun and I should be able to add some older stuff over the next couple of weeks.
So here is the 2 cut out scarf pieces fitted together.SO the last image of the past post was just one side of the scarf joint. The hole in the middle is for a set of wedges to be put in to keep the joint tight. Any scarf joints created for building today will have plenty of lags in it. Being a table I will use 3/4 or 1 inch pegs to serve as an additional way to keep it tight. Some comments suggested using a sawzall or a chainsaw to hog more material out. I dont’ have a sawzall and my...
Just sold this: And bought this: I’m not even anywhere near retirement either! :) I blame my 3 yr old son and a lack of space in the garage for more tools. ;)
hello fellow woodworkers ! having looked in many nooks and cranys here in LJ’s for my time here ,i have been very impressed with the skills and designs of everyones projects ,from beginers to pros alike .it is a joy for me ( and i’m sure others here too ) to watch as everyone’s talents grow ,and their skill levels increase thru their own work , and the comments and help of others .tots helping dad drive nails , working construction to pay for school , to getting away from...
Check this out from NBC last night. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/31929478#31929478
I have the piers or the side bookcases built. These are bookcases like I normally build for my murphy beds with a twist and I mean a literal twist. The top sections are twisted inward toward the bed. To do this I back set the top section on the inside of each bookcase. When doing something like this you need to get you angle first, so I always start with the angled shelf first. Once you get that angle, the off-fall can be used to set up the angle on the table saw and be used to cut th...
Some of you may have remembered me from the past, I do chip carving on woodworking items. Every year I try and make one large chip carving for the carving shows and this year is no exception. I started this project in Apr and am just finishing the first phase. This is a 24”Sq. made of basswood with a walnut frame around it. When I make a carving like this I will make sample pieces just to make sure the design will work. This is all made using a knife. In the middle pinwhee...
I found out you can cut almost any size rabbet with a combination of a rabbeting bit and a straight bit. The rabbet bit has a bottom guide and the straight bit has a top guide. On the first gate the panel is held in place by stays on the front and back. On this gate the panel is recessed into a rabbet and will be held in place with stays on the front. The rabbet is cut deep enough so the panel will rest against the rails that are seated in the back with lap joints (see previous blog). I ...
Updated 1/15/12 At this point we should have an assembled box, with corner splines, a recess cut into the body for the lid to set down into 3/8”, and a recess for the medallion cut into the lid that is also 3/8” deep, and the medallion cut to fit.DO NOT glue in the medallion yet! Next thing is to make the handle.I like to attach the handle by cutting a mortise in both the handle and the edge of the lid and slipping in a thin strip of wood, aka a spline. The spline is a scrap...
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