could it be that no one has any idea as to why my cuts drift towards the throat. ps the blades are brand new.
Well, after my last post I decided to back up a step. I sanded down a bit with 360 grit, and then without thinking I wiped the whole thing down with mineral spirits to make sure the sawdust was all gone. About halfway through doing that, I realized that I was also stripping off whatever finish I had already had on the box (or at least much of it)! Hah. Oh well, could be worse, right? So I went with Marc recommendation to use a straight wiping varnish with a 50/50 mixture of varnish (I boug...
My son is getting ready to start cutting the tiles for an endgrain floor in our kitchen. It is going to be a huge project but I was really interested in getting any feedback from any one who has any experience with this. I saw what Tom Porter did and it seems like we are on the right track we just havea few obstacles to get through like leveling out the floor once we tear the old out. Do anyone know if we have to put the the plyboard over the subfloor? I know we have to have a vapor layer bu...
Hi all; After reading Douglas’s blog on marquetry I figured I would add a few comments about the fine art of marquetry. Rather than do a lot of typing here, it’s easier to just provide a link to the page on my site. I’ve always been a bit lazy. This is listed under the scroll saw index, as well as the veneering index. http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com/Marquetry_Basics.html I hope it provides some additional information for anyone wanting to give this a try. ...
After spilling coffee on this I desided it was time to attempt to refinish this piece of furniture.It was brought to this house in a covered wagon around 1920. It’s a shame it can’t talk because it has seen a lot of history.Now I cant take credit for all the stains that has befallen it. I have to admit I had my fair shareof mishaps, but not all. I’ll leave that for other family members. I could tell from what little of the grain that was able to be seen, that it was oak....
sitting here thinking of things that I was taught when I first started woodworking took me to plywood. We all seem to use a lot of it when we first start out. So here are some of my thoughts and tips for those who are new to using ply for their projects. 1) It’s important to recognize which face is the best face. Sometimes this is difficult to decide depending on the sheet you pick. In this instance you need to decide which is the one you want facing out and mark it clearly so you do...
Let me start off by saying I’ve been absent a while from Lumberjocks, been really busy the last couple of months. Working seven days a week again, yeap its no fun! I’ve had a number of Lumberjocks ask me to do a blog on curved doors,,,,,,,,,Well here it is! We’ve been building another kitchen in the shop, its just about complete. Lucky for you that are interested it has curved doors, two different kind of curved doors. A pair of rasied panel doors and one single six ...
to make my routing work environment more enjoyable i added a few different dust collection systems to my router table. as well as showing the fence that i made for it. first I’ll start off with the fence. it has a 2” opening that goes up high about 3 1/2” to allow for higher bits. so the fence is about 6 inches high for maximum support. and about 2 inches longer than the router table on both sides for maximum work piece support on both the infeed and outfeed sides. so here i...
Douglas Bordner posted his first marquetry project and it was not only impressive, but motivational. The second pen-turners swap is under way and I am enjoying watching it as much as the first one. Intarsia, veneering, bending, carving, bowls, spindles … All fascinating stuff. I have never done any of it. But I’d like to and Doug’s marquetry just reminded me of all the skills and techniques that I still have to learn. And brings me to just one more reason to continu...
It’s time to get busy and creative again… Summer 2008 edition of the LumberJocks Woodworking Awards is here. Feel free to compete in one or both of the following categories: One Man’s Junk – … is a LumberJock’s treasure! We’re testing your creativity on this one. So, put your woodworking caps on and think of an innovative way to reuse some old hardware, reclaimed wood and/or recycled junk and turn it into something unique and special. In the descr...
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