Hello Readers! Well here it is, blog number 2 on Shades of Grain and I am already dying to show off a gift I made for my wife… The problem is, it is a Christmas gift, and she has been awfully sneaky as well as trying to guess what it is I might have made for her. The issue is that my posts end up on Facebook and she travails that site as well… so I am trapped for another 21 days, and its my own doing. It is complete, I can say that much and it came out like a dream! I do hav...
I wanted to make some of these to place onto my restored Vintage Beaver Power Tools.I decided to make them primitive hand cut lettering rather than engrave them. Beaver actually made a paperweight that is very primitive looking but hard to find.I’m also going to do another one and use my laser to engrave it.
-9in the workshop so speed was the key today…. Tweaked my belt sander and started to cut the shapes in to the knife handle this is for a right hander. I was quite pleased with the shaping so i thought I would try a quick hand sander rub down to take some edges out. This went well. So out came the 120 grit and a frantic rub around. I was starting to be really happy.. 600 grit.. over enthusiasium.. dropped back to 400 grit now this really did work some wonders.. ...
Busy! Busy! Busy! This is truly the only way to describe what’s going on right now in my life. I had a few odds and ends jobs to complete outside this week before I start building the shed underneath of my son’s tree house next week. Some of them I’m sure that I could have done multiple tasks in one day but, hell! Why kill myself? I cat proofed the back yard so that our three legged feline could go outside. That did take a whole day to complete and now he is giving hell to all of the an...
Leg glue up. Yes, those are some nice burns on the wood. Lumber cut to size. My first mortise and tenon. Ever. Headboard minus panels, dry fit. Tuning the slot for a panel. Drilling (Forstnering?) another mortise. This is my method for inserting the nut for the bed bolt. I got the idea from a magazine, but this method set me back some hours. I would probably just use a barrel nut next time. Still, it looks pretty good. Today, my orbital sa...
I got the snowman carcass and drawers all separated and the drawers cut up and formed back together. I also got the first round of sanding done on the snowman’s body. Predictably, I am planning to paint this white (with a black hat, black buttons and and orange nose). Next up is some sanding on the drawers, and cutting up a 1/4” dowel to make the 3 “buttons” to go down the front (2 of the buttons will be drawer pulls for the 2 bottom drawers).
as Alex say in project lips & eye sketch
So, since I have been watching Steve Ramsey, Matthias Wandel, and various other YouTube woodworkers for the last few years while tinkering about with what I would call mini-projects, I figured I’d try out the whole public showing of a project from beginning to end. Today starts with a mock-up of Ana White’s – Doll Bunk Beds for American Girl Doll and 18” Doll. Within this last week I’ve only just begun working with Sketchup as a means of doing a rough out of w...
QUESTION: HOW VERSATILE IS A LARGE BLANKET CHEST OR BOX? 15 Century Chest above My opinion…EXTREMELY! Antique Pennsylvania Chest above Here are my thoughts on the simple, large, well built CHEST, dovetailed nicely or fastened with glue and screws. By the way, the items shown here I would not dare call “simple” as the craftsmen have certainly taken time and care and worked hard and meticulously for which I have much respect. 1. The Toy Box2. The Family Blanket ...
1. Used two metal parallel arms of the same length. This makes possible a wider range of size variations since the router tray can be moved along a longer distance in relation to the template. Furthermore, lifting the router is easier when moving the stylus to a new position.http://www.flickr.com/photos/edurink/5935802701/ The earlier version of this router pantograph is found here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50802 2. One problem noted in the original set up is the tendency for th...
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