I used to use carpet tape to stick jigs to the wood when pattern routing. I was at a friends house the other day when he was replacing the grips on his golf clubs when I saw the double sided tape he was using. It works great when pattern routing, is cheap (5 bucks for a 118 ft 3/4 inch roll), sticks great on both the pattern and the stock, and is easy to remove without leaving any of that sticky stuff behind.
Here is my first completed interpretation of our jewelry box project. I decided to start with a refined rustic aesthetic (one of my favorites). The best part – it didn’t cost a dime…everything here came from the firewood pile! By refined rustic, I am referring to a design movement at home in more than just log cabins. It incorporates live-edge and/or log as an accent. The amount of “rustic” can vary from a subtle surprise to an overt theme. I am currently enamored with live-edge m...
So, I started my woodworking life with a Black and Decker 13amp $100 table saw last fall. I installed a lam floor with it in October, but frankly…. it’s just not all that one hopes for in a table saw. I’m sure you’ll agree with me on that. So, I started looking on Craig’s List for a table saw with a steel top, decent-sized working surface and a square fence. Missing from that list was SAFETY! So I found an ad for a Craftsman Electronic TS, Model number 113.290...
I have finally found the time,money and paint for the saw restoration. After 2 coats of primer and wet sanding to 800 grit I put some color on the saw. It is a very close match to what I believe was the original Walker Turner color. I used Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamel thinned to about 10% and sprayed. I do have a few minor blemishes that I will take care of, but the majority of the painting is done. I painted the base, trunnion assembly, motor bracket, the underside of the cast iron top...
Finished my ‘Knight’ and ‘Rook’ prototypes: They are closer to the actual thickness I have in mind—note too you can see the symbols at the top of the pieces, now. Also note the extra space below each word, which will be used to add stabilizers. Today I’m going off to select/ask about the wood for the finished pieces. There are a lot of pawns to make, so I’ll do those while I work on the prototypes for the remaining pieces.
As my life slowly, frustratingly and boringly meanders along the path of unemployment, with the occasional swift hard kick to the nuts, just to remind me there is a greater force than me in control, I often spend my idle hours pondering things, most of which is absolute rubbish. Things like ” do the French actually eat frogs, or do they just convince tourists to eat them to secretly show their utter contempt for anyone who is not French” and ” could Stanley possibly have mad...
Hi fellow Lumberjocks.. As some of you know I am trying to get a business off the ground, but I have run into a roadblock.. I need anyone who can, help me Please ..if you live in So. Calif.. and if know of any Galleries or furniture Consignment stores..Please e mail me with their names and locations..I have driven many miles on way too many wild goose chases just searching for such a store.. I am trying to market my rocker and furniture but have had Zero luck finding a gallery or store that t...
My grandfather, who was a huge influence on my cousin’s and I passed away last year. My cousin Jason and I thought it would be fun, and a great bonding experience to build a nice display box for a few of his things…pictures, the head of his Cane, his Mason’s ring…and things that really defined him… like a Whoopie cushion and a fake glasses with the rubber nose to celebrate the jokester he was. We went to the exotic wood store down in south seattle and found so...
So I’m finally over my flu. I’ve since put almost 3 days into my project since my last update and I’ve gotten a lot done! I made the face frame pieces for the drawer cabinet. I’m working with maple now and it took me a moment to figure out why my saw suddenly didn’t seem to cut so fast anymore – this stuff is hard! I guess that’s why it’s called “hardwood”, eh? Making the face frame pieces was time consuming because I was worki...
This is really just a Misc. Hodgepodge of Stuff Today, Nothing but a Country Life Update. New Co-op Gallery:It’s been a busy couple of weeks here for me. I helped open a new Co-Op Gallery called the Prairie Past Times Antiques and Crafts Shop in Cottonwood Falls. I joined up, as it’s the hottest thing going right now for art in my little town. I put quite a few things in the store, and learned how to ring up the cash register. The new website for the little gallery is prair...
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