The biggest accomplishment I had this weekend was getting the two pedestals attached to the back and putting the apron in. No flubs this week…cuz I didn’t do much. The drawers still need a little work but I decided to give them a rest for a while and work on the rest (they look kind of crooked in this picture, but they really aren’t it’s the grain orientation that I screwed up on that makes them look like that….next weekend, feet and start on the doors I think....
Hopefully a fairly new woodturner will see this and be able to take something away from it. I got into turning over a year ago and immediately became addicted. There’s not many areas of woodworking where you can make something worthy of display faster than on the lathe. In only a couple of hours, you can cut out a blank, turn a bowl, and have it sanded and finished. I’m an ‘immediate gratification’ type of person so, for me, woodturning is a ‘no-brainer’, I love it. This post is goin...
Well, After making a small jig for my drill press and a small simple sled for my table saw I have produced my first mortise and tenon joint using a couple of pieces of scrap pine. I drilled the mortise and cut the tenon on my TS then cleaned up both with a chisel. Not too bad for a first try I think. It is snug. I need to get a new blad for my table saw. I think it bends a little bit. It is an inexpensive blade and thin. Anyone else think that this can cause issues? I think I’d get a st...
Well…no pictures this time. Althought I made a little progress, it doesn’t really show. I put all the drawers together this weekend (6) of them. I actually thought I was pretty clever because I was careful not to cut anything to size until I started the assembly, but apparently I’m not as clever as I thought. I have made a few mistakes in this project that really frustrate me. Since I am directing this to beginners I guess I should just fess up and tell you all the mist...
Since my first attempt at this blog seems to have been lost here we go again.A friend of mine saw a pencil box I was working on out of red oak (my first attempt at dovetails) just for practice, and instantly wanted me to make him some stuff. ”We can make this and that for me.” After some discussion we settled upon a Tool Tote for his truck tool box. He is a network IT type guy who sets up networks for business and the like so he often has to carry tools and stuff from his truck ...
Now for the rest of the photos of the work performed so far on my introductory woodworking project. After cutting all the pieces to size, the next step was to mortise the legs. We used a router table with a couple stop-blocks set to control the length of the mortises. (If you look closely, you can see that the stop-blocks use our instructor’s patented Micro-Adjustable Depth Control System™ – he sells them for $30/set. What a deal!) Here are the legs after mortising. In...
Week 2 of my “Fundamentals of Furniture-Making I” class has ended, and things are really coming together. Well, not literally… everything is still in pieces. But it’s all making lots and lots of sense. However, before I get too far into this, I promised in my first post that I would include photos this time around. So, let’s start at the beginning: Here is the workshop at the Connecticut School of Woodworking: And this is what we started with for the carcas...
I think I have slightly over-reached for my first project, but here we go! First the gear in my garage shop that I have to work with: - Ridgid TS2410LS folding table saw with Freud 60T crosscut blade, Dimar Woodpecker thin kerf ripping blade and stabilizers- Ryobi tabletop drill press- Ryobi 10” sliding compound miter saw- Canadian Tire 10a Router w/ table The router is a piece of junk, but I’m happy with the TS so far, and have no complaints about the miter or drill pres...
I consider myself to be a true novice when it comes to woodworking. My current “workroom” (actually the garage, minus my wife’s car) consists of a 10” contractor’s saw, and a 10” compound miter saw. I know that there’s a few more pieces that I need/want before I can start really being productive, and I’ve heard rumors that there’s at least a router in my near future… As the first step in my journey into the world of woodworking, I...
Hey guys and gals. I just stumbled across lumberjocks and love it. I have done alittle bit of woodworking/carpentry in my day, but nothing crazy. I am definately a rank amateur. I have recently been getting the itch to actually learn to work with wood properly. Until now I have always just cobbled stuff together when needed, sometimes more successfuly than others. I have always been the type to do things for myself, but I have found that as I get older, the need/want to be self sufficient in ...
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