The Bench Pt 2. Some Lumber Cut and Photos I milled some PSL 4 square and laminated two pieces together to make legs that are 4-7/8 X 3. I am not going to cut them to final length until I know for sure the final thickness of the top but they should end up around 34-1/2 inches. I did mill up the pieces for the short stretchers out of LVL. First experience with it and it milled up just fine no issues. I followed the advice my friend who gave me the lumber had; and that was to take a cut deep...
So several months ago I promised to build my wife a wine buffet. It was a fairly ambitious plan since you could equate my woodworking experience with that of an infant. Fate intervened in my ambitions though when I found out my wife was pregnant. The wine buffet got the boot in favor of a much more practical and needed project, a dresser for the kiddo’s new room. So, the dresser project began. The goal of this project is simple: to build a simple, sturdy dresser that has a pleasi...
I have been acquiring a few hand tools over the past few years and am starting to get frustrated in looking for them. I do have a nice Craftsman 50” rolling cabinet and top box but it is fairly full with mechanics tools. I needed a dedicated place for the chisels, hand planes, hand saws, squares etc that are needed in woodworking. I currently have them in a couple of drawers in the big Craftsman box and spread out all over the shop. I decided to build a good sized cabinet that could han...
I awoke this morning and ate a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. As I sat and ate, nom nom nom, I thought about the rest of the day. This day was a ‘blank sheet’ and I had some ‘writer’s block’. I intended to work on my jig a bit, so I made a mental note on the blank page in my mind. As I stared at the sole objective it occurred to me that I needed another set of Rockler cam clamps, or as I like to call them, clampy thingies. A trip to ACME was added to ...
Here is a pic of the skeg screwed onto the hull and the rockers mocked up. I still need to drill the rockers for the 1” dowel that connects them. Once this is done everything can get the final sanding and be attached. It’s finally starting to look like a rocker.
I got a toggle clamp from our freinds at Lee Valley. It has a 700 lb. rating. I had to attach it to the fence. It was bigger than I had thought so a small piece from the ash pile, copy the holes from the original piece of aluminum and counter sink them really far so the bolts will reach. Get the hole spacing for the clamp, drill and counter bore for some T nuts on the back. A test fit onto the fence itself. OK, I need a longer bolt to put the pressure on the square tub...
this started out as a cutting board, it ended up too small and too thin, so I decided to try making a bowl on the Ringmaster, just to see what would turn up, I forgot to take pictures before I started, so I put it all back into position for the pictures, then stacked the rings, gluing one at a time, and placing it in my press until the glue set, it came out with a quite interesting pattern, I still have a lot of sanding to do yet, but seeing as it is now spring time, I have a lot of outside w...
Does anyone know of a good coping saw on the market? Two or more years ago I purchased a Groz coping saw from Woodcrafters and have found it to be a piece of junk which I swear at everytime I use it. I believe it time to replace this constant source of iritation.
shirking from the insidesanding the insidesanding outsidejust for fun :D See you soon
Ok fellow Jocks I have stumbled into the video end of wood working. This is the first episode in the series so please give it a look and I would appreciate any feed back. http://blip.tv/file/3530163 I will learn a better way of copying the link and I hope not to be so camera shy in the future.
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