I read an article awhile ago in Popular Woodworking on the advantages of creating a small camber in the wood to create a tighter joint when pressing several boards together to create a table top. The edges touch first then the middle comes together last during clamping. Anyone had any success with that. I am planning on making a walnut side table and would appreciate any tips. Thanx
Today I accompanied a very good friend and carving buddy to So.CalWood.I have to say as we drove up the driveway to meet Rob I saw all the wood and the heart palpatations started.Rob showed Chris and I around his magnificent place. We feasted our eyes on some of the most beautiful stacks and stacks of wood. Rob is truely a lumberjock in every form of the word. Not only is he very talented but his ideas and creations are second to none.I came home with some Black Walnut, a few burls, some Blac...
I got a very pleasant surprise today! I do not know if the person who sent it wants to be ID’d or not – but thank you. :) These pieces were all planed to 1/8” and had a destiny waiting for them… Halfway there. Can you guess? In addition to the wood I received today (I did not cut it all!!) I also used a few pieces of 1/8” exotic I had, which was waiting for just this project. Thought you’d get a kick out of this. I’m sure you all are...
Hello LJ’s, I made a mistake tonight, with building my bandsaw resaw jig, but by going back in time 1000 years or so, I was able to gain some wisdom from a great Master Sharpening Monk, and overcome my problem. Ancient Master Sharpening Monk Wisdom – Extremely Average http://su.pr/8gVN1o Brian
Not much to show as concrete is slow to take shape, or at least it seems to me. The builder Steve B got on the job today after spending a week floating Idaho’s Salmon, the River of No Return. I didn’t know it but the Salmon river gorge is deeper than the Grand Canyon. I’m going to have to see that. We’re ready to pour concrete and that will happen sometime this week, Friday at the latest. Here’s a few pictures of the Pex tubing attached to the wire mesh. ...
its been a while and I have been meaning to update with newer planes in my shop. entire collection of planes bedrock keen kutter, keen kutters were made by Stanley for Simmons Hardware. Stanley 71 router plane one of the biggest jointer planes i have seen. Comes in at 26 inches long.
Note: All of the pictures are clickable that will load a larger file for easier viewing. A fellow engineer and friend at work wants me to make him a lid for his 20 gallon pickle crock. The plan is to make the top out of walnut sense I have a few bf laying around. :D Then from there, I got the idea of maybe trying my hand at some inlay work. It’s a nice big area and with the dark wood of the walnut I figured it would make an excellent contrasting wood. So I ran the idea of doin...
hi folks ,i have been doing some catch up work for a friend ,who’s cabinets i built and installed years ago .since then he has changed the kitchen slightly ,and needed some new ones .so i decided to show you all how i have learned , over the years .as a cabinet door maker in shops around the country ,and some of the things i have learned about it .i go for fast and easy , nobody pays me to take my time on this stuff ,get it out last week !this is only 7 doors i am making now ,but have m...
This morning we started by gluing up a bent lamination that will become our chair backs. What a mess! It’s funny how well yellow glue acts as a lubricant until it dries. All those layers really wanted to squirt loose until the clamping pressure was equal. After that it was more work on roughing out the front legs and front rail and cutting all the mortises using the Festool Domino. The remainder of the day I spent cutting the decorative curves out of all the rail pi...
Well, I have been out of the loop for awhile. Once summer ended, my wife and I decided it was finally time to move. We were in a great situation in that we have been renting for a number of years, and with the current real estate market we got a great 5 bedroom, 3 bath house with a full basement on a short sale. So, for those who have looked at my profile and my shop, to say it was a little crowded was an understatement. The shop was ok, until my grandfather passed away. He had a s...
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