So here are some progress picks of the bench seat and sides. It is all joined with mortise and loose tenons cut with the mortise pal (see my write up in Reviews) http://www.newcalshop.com/Gallery%20Pages/Outdoor.htm
I have been gearing up for a particular project. In preparation I have been doing a bit of research on using hide glue. For the purist, it is best to use a glue brush without a metal ferrule. The reasoning behind this is the metal ferrule can potentially cause a black stain. There are brushes available for hide glue but there are rather expensive. For the time being, I am spending shop funds on materials and tools. The focus of this blog is to show an inexpensive alternative to an expensiv...
A quick video with some tips showing how to repair a wood defect with colored epoxy and cyanoacrylate glue (CA Glue). I am working on a small project from a single board . . . no extra material so I had to push forward and make a small inconspicuous repair. David The Folding Rule Blog
My wife and I bought our house on the east side of Cleveland in spring 2007, and this past fall I was granted the rights to a small corner of the basement to use as a shop. I’ve been slowly transforming it into a more respectable work area. I’m going to try to keep track of what I’m doing/have done, in hopes that others can either benefit or steer me off the wrong path if I start to stray. DISCLAIMER: This is lagging behind real time by a few months, but I should be cau...
Check out my new blog post on John Moldovan’s rocking chairs: http://tinyurl.com/caxyyx.
The past few years Mother Nature has spoiled me rotten. Winters here in Pennsylvania have been mild with warmer than normal temperatures and little or no snow to speak of. I was always able to keep my garage heated with nothing only a small kerosene heater, but not this winter. I would use this time of year to do most of my wood working because when it is warm and there isn’t ice on the water, I’d rather be fishing. When it is hot, my MS won’t allow me to stay in the heat for very...
<sigh> Looks like I’m bearing bad news today… here’s the scoop: No pen trade box has make it to CanadianWoodChuck.35 days ago NedB said he’d ship the box out the next day.NedB hasn’t been on LJ in 27 days.I’ve emailed, PM’d and left a voicemail for NedB with no response. Last time we sent a box to Canada it took a while, over 3 weeks if I recall. However we are now over a month on this and we’ve not seen it in Canada yet. I assume th...
A quick look into David’s latest creation. Its a massive disc-shaped turned piece with a big marquetry image on the front. David gives us a rundown on his process and some of the challenges he is facing with this piece. Its almost like an episode of Woodworks…..sort of.
Where did I lay that down at? Oh yea . . . there’s the pencil. No wait . . . I was looking for the drill chuck . . . it was . . . wait . . . is it here? No . . . hmm . . . oh look, there’s that thing I was looking for last week. Now what was I looking for again? Oh yea . . . wow . . . this would be great for something else I was doing . . . it would just take a minute to do. (Four hours later) Now what was I doing again? Yea . . . that’s my garage experience in ...
Now that Obama has been inaugurated, I figure it’s safe to say that we might have a new president. I’ve perceived that he’s rather controversial despite the fact that I’ve tried really hard to ignore current events these last few months. I think I’m to where I care a lot more about a thin, wispy shaving coming off of a well-tuned vintage Stanley plane than what people are predicting about the future of our country. My country, dagnabit, sweet land of liberty! So far, I still have the libe...
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