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Shop stuff #125: Roubo build Part 1B

06-04-2018 11:10 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

The second part of a video I re edited and shortened for easier viewing. The first one, and the original long version are still on my channel. Here I do some of the rough milling on the ash slabs for my Roubo bench top. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #124: Roubo build Part 1A

05-20-2018 07:48 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

This is a re edit of a video I did last year. The original was over 45 minutes long and I wasn’t happy with it at all. This one is only about 10 minutes and covers milling the slabs out of the tree with the chain saw…...freehand. View on YouTube

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• Two-Tier Side Table #8: Some Assembly Required

05-14-2018 11:38 PM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

Some Assembly Required –  With all of the zig-zag decorated aprons and three of the carved sides complete, I though it time to cut mortises and dry fit the table frame together. I must say it was quite fun channeling my inner Peter Follansbee, but it’s time to put away the carving tools and get out the joinery tools …  … but first … I took the time to make two interlocking trays to hold my newly acquired gouges. All I have used so far is No. 7 straight gouges – 20mm & 10...

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• Two-Tier Side Table #7: My Very First Lunette

05-07-2018 11:58 AM by Ron Aylor | 16 comments »

My Very First Lunette -  Having completed the zig-zag decoration on the aprons, I took my first steps toward some real  carving. To avoid undue marring of my bench, I decided to nail the work-piece to a 1×6 … which I secured to the bench via bar clamps. As mentioned earlier, I’ll be carving lunettes in the sides of the second tier. In architecture, a lunette is a half-moon shaped space. After laying out the lunettes with compass and awl …  … I took a deep breath and mad...

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• Two-Tier Side Table #6: Zig-Zags

05-03-2018 05:59 PM by Ron Aylor | 15 comments »

Zig-Zags - I mentioned earlier that I was going to have a chopped zig-zag decoration at the bottom of the aprons. This decoration is seen quite often on 17th-century furniture. It is also know as a sawtooth or serration decoration. To create the pattern, I cut a 1/8” x 1” rebate in the face of the stock, by first creating a shoulder with my kerfing plane …  … chopping out waste with a chisel …  ... and then using a rebate plane to smooth things out …  I then laid out the zig...

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• Two-Tier Side Table #5: I Can't Carve

05-02-2018 06:45 PM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

I Can’t Carve –  Well … not yet  anyway! I need a proper carving mallet … can’t very well use one of these guys …  Hmmm … I bet there’s a mallet inside this tulip poplar branch …                 After cutting a billet, removing the bark, and attacking one end with a hatchet … it was off the the old spring pole lathe.  After about an hour or two … presto! This should work just fine.  It feels great in my hand and has a good bit of heft. So now  it’s time to ...

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• Two-Tier Side Table #4: Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth

05-01-2018 10:46 PM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth –  I have all the ash for the frame roughed out and partially jointed. I’ll tackle the shelf and top when the time comes. Before I cut mortise and tenon joints and assemble the frame ...                  … I going to try my hand at a bit of carving! Seventeenth-Century New England carving to be more specific. I’ve been studying Peter Follansbee’s work for quite some time, and thought I’d dress-up this Hepplewhite-ish  two-tier table j...

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New Peterbuilt truck #3: Wheels and tires

04-30-2018 04:49 PM by HotRod1 | 8 comments »

I am still working on getting the bugs out of the suspension, so I thought I would make the tires and wheels. I thought I would try making my own this time. Since this is going to be a heavy hauler, I chose to make super singles. I have seen several fantastic ways to make tires and wheels on this site, but thought I might try another way. I cut out (5) 2 3/4” walnut blanks with a hole saw for each tire, sanded the rough edges down and made a tire. Then put a 1/4” bolt through t...

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A plane reborn #1: Plough plane, rehab,

04-19-2018 02:16 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

A few years back, picked an old plough plane at a Garage sale.. Wasn’t much to look at…needed a few things done….was in a hurry, needed a way to make grooves besides a electric router….Tried to fix it up….never did hold a setting..wedges were too worn..the one I made for the cutter was a hair too small….cutter was made from a 1/4” chisel…..was ploughing grooves to build a screen door…plane was having issues…...finally, it was ju...

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Shop stuff #122: Making a new strop.

04-18-2018 01:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I have one. But it was just thrown together from scraps to test it out. Naturally it worked well, no surprise there, I now strop more than I “sharpen”. The problem with the original one is that it is too narrow for all my plane blades. So now that I am convinced of its usefulness, it’s time to build a proper one. I gave a bit of thought on a design that would be versatile for me and then made it. The first attempt was thwarted by bugs though, so I had to start over aga...

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