Everyone, The Society of American Period Furniture Makers wants to share with you all its’ newest Newsletter. The newsletter has been around for years, but as recent the society has changed its look and plans for it. We hope to offer 25-50 page newsletter 4-6 times of year to inform everyone about what is going on in the woodworking world. Please read the first issue of this year and hope some of you can participate by spreading the link or by writing an article for us. Thanks,...
Progress has really picked up on these as of late. In fact, as I write this, I have the second coat of finish on each plane, along with each knob. I just need to have the blades heat treated, mill the soles square, and do final adjustments of the mouth. I can’t wait to get my mill completely up and running because lapping the sides of these things is long and painful (literally, both to arm muscles and to the flesh when the sharp edges cut the hands). Each has a couple of aesthetic ...
So a couple of months ago is started this project. It ended up in the corner of my shop as time did not allow me to move forward with it. I saw it yesterday and decided to get it moving again. I just needed something really simple for my bathroom. So here is the progress I’ve made. I used some old scraps of plywood, poplar and pine to put it together using pocket screws. I had some mouldings sitting around that i use on the top. It’s only got primer on it now so I still have so...
Many peoples ask us how easy it is to clean up Old Brown Glue. One of the things I really love about hot hide glue and liquid hide glue, is it cleans up easily AND without damaging the finish Here is a video on repairing antiques and conserving the finish It does also work on more fragile finishes. On the post regarding our treasure box i explain that often in french furniture, with french polish finish, the pieces are finished before glueing, there fore all the corners and...
Time to install the drawer pulls. My hardware requires two holes drilled 3” on center.-----I use this little jig to make sure all the holes are aligned correctly. It is a full-sized pattern, and works for the 6” and 8” drawers. I use Scott Collins “No Math” method to layout the pull location, which is discussed further in my dresser blog here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/34346-----I register the left edge of the drawer against the stop on ...
Well folks – after a weekend of pretty much continual painting, I am still only about one third done with the project that I am designing. I don’t remember the exact day I began working on it, but it was sometime in the middle of last week. There were some other work related things that came through in the mean time (a nice wholesale order and doing some printing for my friend Bernie) and that of course took me away from things for a bit, but other than that, I have been trying ...
I now have everything ready to glue together.All I need is three band straps, six small clamps a rule and a square and some Titebond III. Tray no 1 The two small clamps hold the front frame onto the baseThe damp sections are where excess glue has been removed. Tray No 2 The front frame under the base was made from an off cut when I trimmed the original stock to size Some chip out work I had the parts inside the bag.Looks like I will have to match up another smaller piece to...
Having successfully milled my board to four square, cut in a dado, and cut it to size, I worried that all that had been accomplished would be for naught once I learned I had to miter the corners to 45° and use splines for added support. I nearly panicked when they told me I had to use a “spline miter jig.” Now there were three words I was practically unfamiliar with individually; put them together to make a compound noun and I had recurring nightmares of failing 5th grade sentence...
I was trying out my Arbortech Turboplaner, Had a chunk of wood lying about so set it on some horses andturboplaned away Seemed easy enough to use I revealed some nice grain.
I thought I would like this gull wing design so I spent a lot of time drawing it up. Now that it’s done and can be put next to the Gerstner style box design I created first, I’m just not sure. I lean towards the Gertsner style since that is what style I have already on a tier as my “best box”. The gull wing doors do not add anything but a lot of cool factor. I tried and tried to think of a way to make the traditional Gerstner style side panels with the diagonal hin...
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