Ok, not much for a picture today,maybe later on. Need to move and remove a few things in the shop. Can’t do a whole lot over by the Lathe bench. Too much other junk in place. However.. I can empty out, and clean up Tool Chest #1, and have it taken upstairs as a Hope Chest. I can remove a couple power tools from one spot, place them where the plane til is. Then place the power tools where the til used to be. I may have enough room to move the brace til over beside the pla...
I hope everyone had a Festive Christmas, and I wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! I didn’t realise quite how long I had been out of the game, until today. I seem to have spent all my time with Medical Specialists. I have had the operation on my right knee, and that is progressing nicely, at least I am no longer walking with a stick. Unfortunately the second spinal block, did not work on my back, so what happens next, I have no idea, and I am also waiting to see if th...
This is to blog a build of a pool cue case, requested by a friend who donated a chunk of old-old American black walnut, supposedly from a 150-year old barn in Oklahoma. Wood was 8/4 about 90”x10” and twisted, bowed, cupped, but we thought maybe salvageable for the cue case. Part 1 of this is the initial milling of the blank just to see if enough material will be left after resaw to 3/8”. Chunk 1 ready for truing up in the planer (no jointer here). Had to cut the orig...
Made a lot of mistakes on this one, which caused me to learn a bunch of new tricks and fixes. Firstly, I shouldn’t have used crooked wood for the box sides. I knew what would happen. All the corners were bad of course. I cut them out! Then when I was doweling the new corners, they cracked. Just wanted to show my project that I love and hate and maybe hear some feedback, or other horror stories.
Ok, camera issues, and a knee acting up. Might as well sit here and blog a bit? Laid out a few toys… Normal stuff for doing dovetails around here. That dovetail bit? I use that to set the angles, and then the spacings. There is a Disston #4 backsaw, filed rip, a couple chisels, that Kobalt knife ( needs a new blade) a few sharp pencils. Layouts. I set up a few boards, label the ends to match each other. Since all marks are to be on the INSIDE of the box. I also marked...
Hi everyone, a few weeks ago a friend asked me these slices to use as Christmas ornaments and I took the opportunity to release the laser machine. So far I had cut the logs by freehand but this jig is very handy and works very well. Hope make more jigs for the bandsaw in the future because is very handy to save money in blades. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/dKV1M2XVJ2s Thanks for watching and be loving!
Well, I had a stash of lighter coloured wood to milled into a panel for a lid.. Got most of these resawn down to around..1/2” thick. Had to surface a few to get close to that size. Jointed all the edges. Those beads on the boards? I ripped those off, as I can always make a new bead. Crosscut to almost the same length…..width was coming up a bit too narrow. Found a piece of cherryand jointed it to fit. Might as well put it into the center of the panel? Ok, Nor...
Have an older box. Until recently, it held some of the auger bits in the shop. Box has seen better days, though. I had thought to store some squares and bevel gauges in it, but.. The bottom panel had blown out the sides. The lid had shrunk. Just wasn’t enough room for these to fit in there… Well, I could see about building a new box. Had some leftovers from another box build.. Mainly Cherry, there is some sap wood-like stuff there as well, whether it is Cherry,...
Following up on the current build… This next part is the carving process of the soundboard. Link to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTgu1dqCSU
Well, some fellow named Gumption finally found where I was hiding out, so, off to the shop I went. I had that Stanley #45 set up as a “Hollows” plane. Yes, Stanley made cutters like this…...IF you can find, and even afford them. Anyway, started milling the rest of the grooves… Groove #2…fighting the grain, still Groove #3….I needed the cam rest, as I was out in the middle of nowhere. I was also no longer fighting the grain. Had to turn the bl...
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