Well despite the fact that there was football on today I actually made a little more progress on the dresser. I got the blades/drawer dividers in I cut the dove tails in the sides by hand then used the Liegh jig on the blades. Then it was just a matter of making a notch in the dovetails on the table saw I know the dove tails look a little bit too short but I got this idea from an exploded view from American Furniture of the 18th Century page 268 In this last photo you wil...
Balsa wood the softest wood.Remember those Balsa wood airplanes that had a rubber band driven propeller? We used to buy them for a quarter when I was a kid. Did you know that Balsa wood was used for the floor pan on a sports car? To see which car go to www.TheBenchDawg.com.What toys did you have that were made of Balsa wood? Keith
This weekend I built the doors using the maple stock. I covered this process in Barrister Book Case Tutorial #11 so I won’t repeat it all here, but if you’re interested in learning more about building doors using cope and stick bits check out my #11 tutorial. For whatever reason, my doors didn’t come out exactly square. I don’t know what happened, but their off a tad. The strange thing is they’re exactly square on the inside rabbit where the glass g...
Hello, I am trying to find out more about the Stanley hand plane I have. I have visited websites with a lot of information but I am still at a loss as to production date, etc. Under the frog stamped on the bed is c 74 1/2, the frog has c 44 on the bottom and U 4 (vertically) on the other side. The lever cap/ chip breaker has 8 U on the bottom, and the blade has “Defiance, by Stanley, made in USA, No. 1205) on it. Anyone have any suggestions for info? Thanks, Jeff
Today I went into the shop to put the tools and equipment I used back where they go for the guys when they come into work on Monday morning… but I had to do just a little work. I’m not hooked or anything, I only work when I really, really need it. I ordered replacement wheels for the HTC mobile base. I should have them on Monday.
Would anybody be interested in having a get together in 2010?Others in the surrounding area would be welcome to come also.
The day finally arrived, and there is a brand new band saw sitting in my workshop!! I’m sure now that it would have been easier to have ordered and had it shipped (free shipping), but that wouldn’t have been as interesting. My husband and I drove to Williamsport PA on Friday, a 6+ hour drive, stopped in to Grizzly an hour before closing to check out the band saws for Saturday purchase. I was almost running through the store scouting everything out, spotted the band saws, and b...
This post is about the 20 butter boards I have orders for.\Finished work at 2.30 pm this afternoon and it is now 6.30 in the evening.With the 5 in glue up yesterday and now sanded..total is 23 ready… well ready for glue up… had a lot of fun cutting and ripping the Camphor and Rosewood.These pics are of all the bits ready for glue up…this will be a two stage glue up.. first the main board minus the handle blank… Cut the curve after glue up and the separate to allow glue...
I bought Mr. Sawdust’s book over a year ago anticipating I would soon find an older DeWalt RAS for the right price. The recent blogs by Blake and Patron really fueled the fire and I renewed my efforts. I’ve been cruising CL for the past months and while there must be 25 RAS at the moment on CL for my area, they were just not what I was looking for. My big problem is I don’t have a truck so would need to rent a trailer and all of the RASs I wanted to look at were up to a 2...
I have found that two dimensions are especially helpful in designing arches; the radius of the arch and the length of the boards that make up the arch. If you do a search on ‘Woodworking Formulas’ with the added keywords Spreadsheets, Arches, and such, you will hit on numerous sites that either have formulas like the one below, or java script calculators on their webpage, or even spreadsheets free to download. One of the best I’ve found was written by Paul Huntington, an a...
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