If you’re like me you’ve probably looked in various woodworking magazines over time and have read articles on applying wood inlay. Sometimes the inlay can be rather simple and yet it becomes a nice accent. Other times the inlay can be somewhat complex and it can really grab your attention. I suppose that’s why inlay has been around for thousands of years. For example, the Egyptians, Chinese, Persians, and other cultures used inlay millenniums ago to embellish their works ...
This bowl is 4 inches high, 4 inches in diameter.Stripes buned into side of bowl using wire. Finish is the Beal Polishing system. The bandsaw was my father’s day gift.
So, I recently won a car in a sweepstakes. I don’t drive, so at first I had a bit of trouble getting excited about the win. But then I realized: I hadn’t so much won a car as won a new computer, a bandsaw, a thickness sander, and a bunch of wood, plus a dramatic increase in my savings account. Well, last Friday the final paperwork on selling the car went through, and Saturday morning the splurge began. First stop was Woodcraft. I’d had my eye on the Rikon 14” Deluxe...
I deal with correcting mistakes instead! It has been quite a while since my last post, but I AM still working on this project. In addition to regular life, we have had a week long vacation, business trips (including 2 weeks in China), a family illness and preparing for RAGBRAI . The shop time has been hard to come by. I figured this would be a good time to confess and share how I am dealing with this round of unexpected issues. Dull Bandsaw Blade I started to shape one side of the...
I’ve been fussing with this design for a while. Here’s another super easy project you can make in an afternoon, A perfect gift for that special lady in your life. Or even your wife! If you would like to try to make your own, here's a PDF of my design. And yeah…you can order that boss t-shirt here!
First I guess I should cover a little of the the other stuff.So far this year the weather has made it hard to work in the can. Mostly as the weather got warmer, it was harder to spend any real quality time in the can. I am not sure if it was a difference in humidity or what. But it was just a lot hotter inside the can this year then it has since I have started working in it. The last month of so has been hard with lots of electrical storms in the area I am just not comfortable working inside ...
I’ve heard quite a lot about Wood Shop closures in various School systems around the Country… it’s saddening news. That’s why it was great the other morning to go by my old Alma Mater and see that, at least here in Manchester, the Woodworking programs are alive and well!!On my way to work I spotted these handsome works-in progress…I’m not sure exactly what you call them… They each had a tapered leg assembly next to them, so they’re a stand-up ki...
We completed painting our bedroom, and are going to put up some crown molding, so the wine rack is waiting patiently on the workbench downstairs. I did manage to get myself a finer and smaller bandsaw blade—the one I had was used for hogging turning blanks out of damp logs, so was pretty aggressive and way too large to make the tight curves needed. Next is to use my template to flush trim them—they’re cut within about 1/16” of the line currently.
Painted the last piece today, so here it is in all (or at least most) of it’s assembled glory. Once again – the before: And now the after: As you can tell from the second pic, I haven’t gotten the lower axle/bearings back on it yet – same for the upper wheel. I did try freezing the axle to see if that’d let me press the axle in easily enough – didn’t seem to give it enough – so I’m going to have to find someone wi...
I set aside the me I decided to use some scraps of Ipé from the deck that was built a couple years ago to finally build that bench, to sit on top of said deck. Here is a sketchup snapshot of part of the design; And a few of work in progress. I cut the butt-swoop in the top of the ‘ribs’ on the bandsaw. I cut the dadoes in the rail to fit the seat supports w/a router, then drilled holes for walnut dowels.I tried use the best SS screws I had, but the 1st one snapped, and ...
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