I started making wheels for my two cranes and aslo this new blog. Could have published it in the crane blog but preferred a new blog because you can use this wheels for many other toys. There is a special wheel making video you can buy from Toys and Joys but I didn,t bought it and do it my own way. I hope this blog will help some others to make special toy wheels. Perhaps the video way is a better one but this blog is for free ;) When I can improve my method please let me know, I am al...
Hello All, Just wrote up a blog post on the making of ladder back chairs. If anyone is interested here is the link. http://periodcraftsmen.blogspot.com/2015/09/ladder-back-chairs.html Thanks, FR
Hello Everyone,Uploaded part 3 of the Krenov cabinet build. It’s coming along nicely. Here is a link to the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYGy01gqzU
I took two pieces of Black Limba and resawed them to make bookmatched body halves. I glued the back sides and ended up with two different books to choose from. I picked my favorite. Below you can see the intended result. The pieces of paper illustrate what I’ll cut out of each blank. I also put little plastic fret markers into the binding/ebony edge on top only. No fretboard dots. I learned that ABS does not like heating by the drill bit! Use slow speed only and be quick ...
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I built this PBS logo sign for my Niece’s office. https://youtu.be/ImqVTdF5cmI
Moving my new 1920’s era Oliver 117 bandsaw https://youtu.be/_bPqDVIhUcg
Hello Everyone,Just uploaded part 2 to the Krenov cabinet build. In this video we apply the veneer with a vacuum bag. This was our first attempt at this and the results were great! Check it out. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKL-GUSYr7w
My son is an accomplished jazz guitarist, having minored in music, playing every day several hours for 10+ years, and doing occasional jigs in NYC where he lives. I promised a hand-made personalized guitar for his graduation present. Now I’m going to make for him a Klein copy travel guitar. I found some plans online here by Eric Olds and here. I redrew them myself in sketchup because my son has certain specifications for the hardware that require laying out the neck/body conne...
I should preface this blog with a note about myself. I recently shed most of my power tools in favor of old hand tools, like Stanley Planes, Disston saws, and old Braces/Bits and eggbeater drills. This was around December of 2014 (about 9 months ago as of this writing). The two power tools I decided to keep in the shop were a band saw and a drill press. Problem was, I didn’t own a band saw (at least not a decent one). So the search began. I hemmed and hawed about it, researched, a...
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