!From (Assembled and 1st stain coat)! This came about as an idea i had to get things off my office floor. Namely the printer and fax machine. Nothing fancy material or constructionwise. Just was feeling frisky. Soon to come, my reliable BT3000 gets a big brother, or more likely a replacement.
Oak coffers that have survived the ages always impress me. In addition – the carvings are inspired. They are all french (though one I believe is from Flanders). .Disclaimer on the photography: You are not allowed to use flash in the museum (though there seem to be many bozos who ignore the rules and do it anyway). The rooms are dark due to the tapestries… so I had to use the highest ISOs I could and count on props and non-shaky hands… and for the tourists not to get in ...
If you are a Boston local, come out and say Hi! A Skype interview with Rick Waters, the host of The Splintered Board Podcast and The Sawdust Chronicles. Rick will be one of the crew at Tommy MacDonald’s booth at the 60th Annual New England Home Show in Boston this February 25-28, 2010. The Splintered Board Podcast The Sawdust Chronicles The New England Home Show
If you are a Boston local, come out and say Hi! Part II of our pre-show interview with Tommy and Eli for the 60th New England Home Show this February 25-28th in Boson. If you are a Boston local, be sure to stop by The Major League Woodworking booth hosted by Thomas MacDonald and visit with some of your favorite woodworkers!
If you are a Boston local, come out and say Hi! A Skype interview with Justin DiPalma, a custom furniture maker from Vineland, New Jersey who specializing in creating solid wood furniture mostly from the Queen Ann and Chippendale periods. Justin will be showing some of his work while being part of the crew at Tommy MacDonald’s booth at the 60th Annual New England Home Show in Boston this February 25-28, 2010. Justin DiPalma Fine Woodworking Neil Lamen's Interview with Justin...
When you need pipe clamps, they’re great, and they need to be handy – but when you need them only occasionally, they can really get in the way! Hanging them vertically works well provided you have a vertical space available. Unfortunately, I didn’t, so yesterday’s project was a horizontal rack hung near the ceiling. The rack’s not elegant, and it’s certainly not pretty – but then neither are pipe clamps. The main thing is – it works! ...
During the construction of a project there is often a need for organizing and storing parts. This is obvously a temporary need because as the work progresses, you construct parts and then assemble them. I like to use a 4’ scaffold as a mobile cart to store and organize the parts that I have made. I bought my scaffold for $99 although I have noticed that the price has risen on them over the last couple of years. It comes with steel platform shelves to stand on and I used plywoo...
I am curious what is the name of the tool used to lessen the vibration while turning spindles ( or long pieces ). Is there any good designs for a home made one?
So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, we just finished laying out where the butt hing is going to be mortised in. Now we need to do the actual mortising. This can actually be fun! well as long as the mortising chisel is sharp and nothing goes wrong, for example mortising in the wrong spot, or crooked or cracking the door frame. Which brings me to my next point. We need to put a clamp on the area we are going to be working on, or else our beautiful, perfectly fitting, emaculately joined d...
Recently I built and I’m now painting my SawStop and Router Cabinet. Some LJs asked about how I was able to avoid having a hose jet out from the back of my router fence to control the dust above the table here are some pictures of how I directed the dust from the top of the table down into the rear of my two-chamber router box and then out the back of my cabinet. I hope these pictures show you my idea around this. I hope this helps to those who wanted to know. Here’s a link ...
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