Hey everyone!I have recently opened up a shop on Etsy.com to sell my wooden airplane whirligigs. I have so much fun making them, and love learning the history behind each model I build. I have recently moved into the business of selling them, as i cannot possibly fit anymore in my yard!!! You’ll find that the prices I have chosen are very low, just enough to keep the cost of supplies from getting my wifes attention! so check them out here:http://www.rickswhirligigs.etsy.comthanks!!!
Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #3: progress photos of quartersawn white oak and wenge frame
book-matched, glued,clamped, sanded, dark golden oak dyed and minwax mahogany oil stained..... ...next steps are spray lacquer, seedlac and paste wax … stay tuned
I was trying to find a good article/link about popping the grain in black walnut but didn’t find one that really explained it for me. There are many articles/links dealing with maple though. As luck would have it, our woodworkers club in association with the local adult education was going to host a few classes on finishing. These classes were mainly dealing with “old school” finishing techniques including French polish. Although not actually going all the way through th...
Turning a “Steve in Marin”CD light switch cover on my Jet lathe. Thanks for the idea Steve!
http://www.potterybarn.com/products/rhys-large-tv-stand/popup/more-views.html#hero-image I’ve searched FOREVER with no luck! Anyone know anywhere? Starting a project and need to find theses. Thanks, Brad
Here’s how to make a Laminated block for my Turned S&P Mills, Ice Cream Scoop & wine bottle stopper 1= Cut lamination strips “Any Thickness you want, see diagram” by the width and length you need to make the size block you need for your project. Example 1/8”x2”x12” ,1/4”x2”x12” and so on!(It Does take some thought how you want to organize the laminates as the outer laminates will be glued together & the th...
I tried to post a diagram from Sketch up! as it turned out is was to small to read or see the diagram .Here’s what I did 1st I exported it from Sketch up in 2D to my pictures = Picasa then to PhotoBucket then from PhotoBucket to the LJs blog format page .I tried to enlarge it in my PhotoBucket but It wouldn’t let me to the size I needed.
Greene and Greene / Craftsman Barstools – Part DueAt this point I have all the parts cut out and am pattern routing the back legs. Unfortunately, I have no formal training and have to re-invent the wheel with every step. I cut a blank for the back legs on the band saw staying ~ 1/16” outside my line. I built a jig to pattern it with a lower bearing bit. Route one side – then switch to the other side, ala Taige Freid style – I kept having problems with the second cut being shy of th...
Greene and Greene Accents on a Craftsman Style Barstool – a batch of 8 So begins my blog on these G~n~G barstools. I spent about 8 months (part time) working on these–from design to done – and would hate to guess the actual time per stool. I had a lot of learning curves with new techniques. The places I tried to incorporate the Greene and Greene accents; fading indent, bull-nosed feet, stepped footrest, the pillowed plugs and the scalloped crest rail forming a tsuba. It’s har...
I had some unexpected success fixing a screwup when making quadrilinear legs for my Harvey Ellis Bed project. The 1st 4 legs that I made got ruined for a couple of different reasons. On my second attempt, the joints didn’t close all the way on one of the legs. I really didn’t want to start a 9th leg attempt, so I tried to fix it. I set the tablesaw to 45 degrees and ran an 8th inch dado down the joints, and stuck some scraps in the dados. If I knew how good this would ...
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