My wife has requested some bedside tables, so I’ll be heading to Tulsa or Ok City this weekend to pick up some lumber. Our bed frame is oak, so I’d like to build out of quartersawn white oak. I’m going to try to match the bed color, which is like sample5 or 6 as shown in Mission Oak Finish by Jeff Jewitt. Since most of my woodworking up until now has been on musical instruments, I’m looking forward to something a little different. It also will give me a chance to...
OK, now I have two sides of the bench. Let’ get them connected. First, some cleaning…What a mess, huh? By I like the look of it :-) Now closer look. And all that done by this two guys. OK, actually there is a third one who is behind the camera :-) Love this shavings in light of evening sun… and smell of pine! Now we need to cut tenons. I like to use table saw for that. Using my shop made primitive tenon jig. Works good for me. Do not Understand why I’d w...
We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Four) is: Todd Thomas Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days: ...
I keep seeing these posts pop up more often than not about the scribed line for dovetails, should you leave them on? should you scrap/sand them off? Some say it tells the joint was hand made, Others rightfully so say that the piece itself tells that it was hand made…. Should you make them with a scriber? Or a pencil? A pencil line is easier to remove, but harder to line up to as you are relying on eye sight, Whereas a scribed line with a knife is a no brainer since you just rest your...
I am building a workbench for making furniture. The base is red oak, the top I bought is laminated ash. Yetserday was an exciting day! I got the base assembled, put on the vise and set the top in place and bolted it down. the big pieces of oak on the bench are going to jaws for an end vise to come. It’s been fun so far! Just don’t look too closely at my joinery—I’m just getting started! George
I have a wonderful Forrest WWII thin kef blade on my table saw which I am very careful what I choose to use it on – maybe because it cut a big hole in my budget (glue edge I might add). So I have researched cheaper blades that I would not be so picky on using to rip anything. My guess is that there are folks out there who can’t risk throwing a tooth on a Forrest when ripping less than perfect lumber.Eureka, buds I found a couple of WOW blades that you don’t have to take bai...
I really appreciate the nice things that everyone said about the Autumn Pumpkin Candle Tray. I was very happy with how it came out. On paper, it wasn’t too impressive but when I started getting it cut, I saw that it would be nice. It may be my favorite of the trays to date, even though I like the bat one so much. I really like it though. It is funny, but I keep going back and just looking at it sitting there on the table. I guess I am proud. I have a few painted pieces that are lik...
I decided to lightly sand and re-coat all of the parts of the desk. Had to mix finish anyway. All parts are now in the ‘drying room’ (a shed we don’t go into often). I should be able to assemble it tomorrow. This process burnt the morning. I got an emergency repair call from one of my buddies. He has broken a front leg on one of his dining room chairs. He is packing for a two year stint in England and asked if I could fix it so he could take it. First impression; make a n...
Well, it’s taken nine months, but the project is finally complete! In my last post I had just finished cutting the dovetails for the carcass sides and top. From there I moved on to cutting the dado’s for the interior panels: With the joinery all cut for the interior I was ready for a trial fit: From there I went to work on the doors and the beaded face frame. The bead was milled separately and applied to the inside of the face-frame. The doors are cope ...
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