Summer has flown by. I found a little time here and there to work on the stools. It never seemed like much, but when I look at the result I can see significant progress. I’ll show how I spent my summer (when I was in the shop). Preliminary Leg Shaping Several of the leg pieces shifted shape during the rough cut process. The final shape of the back legs requires some material removal. I decided to shape the side that removed material from the center of the leg. If the wood shifted ...
I must apologize for my lack of interaction here on LumberJocks. I am on the night shift at the paper mill and my neighbors don’t dig the 2:30 am woodworking bit, so I have been limited to my keychain work and ya’ll have seen that. It is my night off and I remembered a couple requests a while back to do a blog on my keychain process. So, here ‘tis! I hope the video comes out right. I’ve been experimenting with my CoolPix. Short videos? I can do that! So I decided to...
As featured in the Let’s Build series... Many of woodworkers receive woodworking magazine subscriptions in the mail each month and as the time goes by these magazines accumulate. These magazines are a great source for reference and also inspiration so it is nice to have them protected and organized so that we can easily access the information. Now, a woodworker can simply purchase a magazine case from the publisher or from a local discount store and be done with it. However, since...
The great cabinet build started in earnest on Thursday. Before any cabinets got built, however, I had to wait for a little help to show up to cut the full sheets of plywood down. While waiting I gave the shop a pretty good cleaning and even managed to organize my sheet good pile. I even manged to measure and label all of the partial sheets with their size, including thickness. With the layout of my shop, cleaning up this space was very important in order to have a clear path...
I wanted a bandsaw to cut up wood into usable lumber.Now I am starting really small, but have had some initial success with the GO555P.So lets have a look.Pile of cedar fencing I had to replace due to rot at the bases I zipped them through the bandsaw and planed one side and one edge square, then resawed. Here is what I came up with I had better success with dust control and I wore a 3M N95 mask….I didn’t smell the cedar until I took off the mask. My home mad...
I am such a rookie that I never even wanted a band saw. Hubby kept bugging me because he had fond High School memories of one. BUT…when I stated seeing the band saw boxes on the projects site I was hooked and he bought me one. So after some exploring we bought the G0555P and it arrived at our house. All 210 lbs of it!!! Actually the directions for putting it together were really good and other than having to ask a friend over to help with the heavy head it was pretty easy. Frien...
Having dressed all the timber to size… the next job is to make the frame..I use Cope and Stick construction.. also known as Frame and PanelFirst using a Mitre Express and Mitre 2000 gauge with stop attached… all the rails [horizontal parts] were cut to size …. this method ensures accuracy… the Stiles [ or the vertical parts of the frame…] are left over long… this means that a little extra protrudes past the rails… these are called ‘horns’ ...
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
Darn, I didn’t win the Laguna 18” saw from their summer contest. So after poking around Craig’s List and local tool shops with no real inspiration I ordered a new band-saw online tonight. I went for the Griz GO555P and ordered a mobile base, a riser kit and a re-saw fence. While I was at it I got a small wall mount Shop Fox air filter as I am tying to control the dust in the garage. My little guy said the square 17” saw looks better, but it is too big, too much $ an...
Resawing lumber bandsaw JIG – HOW TO MAKEOr your own little mill, if you find a nice peace of wood in the forest! I visited a friend the other day, and in his firewood pile I found these nice pieces of wood, and could see a little box, a new handle for some chisels, a mallet and God knows…So yes a new jig was needed… Or perhaps wanted – and since I love making them, here we go: First a plywood sled that fits your bandsaw size.Route some T-tracks (or buy s...
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