3 March 2015 I’ve finally reached the end of this build. Soon the client will come claim her chairs and off they’ll go for their cushions. Glad but sad at the end of builds, well not for all of them. The “Tea Table” was one I didn’t shed any tears over. My phantom tip of thumb reminds me every time I mention that project. So here’s a wrap up of the Morris Chair build…. Early January. Legs and rails prepped. Bent arm conundrum reso...
The plan and dimensions Chassis components Chassis glue up Axle housings. – Due to the runout on my drill press (which is quite old) I can’t drill a straight hole thru a long block. Thin pieces of wood is ok, but as soon as I drill a hole in a block 100mm and longer, the drill tends to wander a bit. Therefore I split the blocks in half and cut the grooves with my table saw. After that I glue the two halves together.The following photo shows the 4 halves ready for the g...
Another small part to make. Very small. I started with glueing 3 pieces of wood together. After it was dryed it was cut in half. And sanding could start. Below you can see the process. Making it slant: Radius making: And again disc sanding work to do and make it smaller: And smaller: And smaller: And then it was glued on the truck and “clamped” with Duct tape: This ornament is very small and hard to see on the truck: And for that reason another p...
Today saw a full day designing and making the drawers for the toolMakers Chest. From the offcuts supplied I ripped and thicknessed lots of timber to make the frames for the nine drawers. 3 x full width and 6 x half width. This was the plan rip stock joint it and thicknesss it rebate the frames for the drawer bases and dovetail joint them all together. The plan worked but not completely, it did not work fully for a couple of reasons, firstly I should not have rebated the ti...
Here begins a project that will extend over a long period. The idea is to decorate a bar at the farmhouse. Part one is the start when I’m out in the woods and bring home the logs to the bar with my atv. View on YouTube
This is an American made Warranted Superior hand saw. Although I don’t know much about hand saws, I assume this isn’t too old because it doesn’t have split nuts. It is marked “8,” but I don’t see an etch on the blade. I haven’t done any research to see how easy it is to date these saws.
Making the panelsToday, I put all the parts together to form the sides and back assemblies. I started with the two back panels. These will attach to the side panels and make up the two base cabinets for the desk. I’m limited on the number of clamps I have, so I could only glue up two panels at a time. The saying among woodworkers is true, you can never have too many clamps. While waiting for the glue to dry on the first two panels, I turned my attention to making eight drawer div...
I was able to take my top to the night class I have been attending. They have a beautiful wide belt sander. It has two belts and it was set up with 120 and 150 grits. Before sanding, i just hit the high spots with my Bedrock 606. The machine is very accurate to the point where the second belt is set just a few thousands deeper than the first belt so that it grinds out the grooves from the rougher grit. It only takes about 8 thousands of an inch per pass and it took about five passes on e...
Yes, Yes I know it is now Tuesday. The problem is I was not home on Sunday night this week and did not have access to my PC. As I am sure many of you are sick of this winter that does not seem to quit I too am sick of it, I have been wearing a minimum of 4 layers to work everyday for the past 3 months now. So I decided it would be good to head somewhere warm. A rainy Saturday spent in a park run by a mouse though not the best thing sure beat a cold snowy Saturday spent working in a park. ...
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