Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...
In this video, I show how I plan to use sliding dovetails for the mid span dividers, which also will house the sliding parts for the top, and then cut the sliding dovetails and make the dividers. Then I cut the slots in the end rails for the slides and glue up the end assemblies, which I might add was a grueling experience I hope I never put myself through again! I cut out the joinery for the lower rail that will connect the two curved rails and tie the whole thing together. It’s sta...
I shot the video for this in April 2015 but only now had the chance to edit it. check out the video! HERE https://youtu.be/EJEBAPN21oA I used an old soldering stick/iron which had a large piece of copper at the end I cut of the end and carved my initials mirrored with a hacksaw, wood chisel Thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video please consider sharing this video and check out my channel
So as most of you know I finished my cabinet a few weeks ago save the drawers. Since my mother’s garage cabinets that some of you have seen, I have had an outright war with drawers. I cannot seem to get them right, ever. I have tried the expensive soft close all the way to the under and side mount white roller slidey ones. This time was no different. I bought those crappy white roller wheel sliders because they were cheap and I wanted to try something new (not to mention it was fo...
I was watching one of the You Tube channels I subscribe to and found a neat way to clean saw blades. It works very well and I had one of those “Why didn’t I think of that” moments. A great tip I got from the TabLeft Workshop channel that I tried. https://youtu.be/BZ-d1MdbQI8
For about a month I have been working on a new workbench. I’ve spent a little time researching what others have done to integrate the 3 tools I use the most, table saw, miter saw, router. The miter saw is held in place by sliding it over 4 aluminum pins so it can quickly moved to under the surface when I need more space. I kept the cutout so I can place the table cutout back when I remove the saw. I’m still working out how to mount the router to the table...
Ikea.com Item: Tupplur - Block-out roller blind, white Curtain BlindsDetail: 39” x 77”, screws are not includedCost: $20.00Installation: $15.00Total: $35.00 / $38.00 with taxesSetup: 1 Hour – For a custom width installation. Measure the inside width of the window.(For example 33-1/2” wide from inside of the left side to inside right side)Measure from the roller end and mark the rod with a pencil 4...
In my last Blog post about Bare Essential Woodworking I described the basic overview of rough cost to get into this hobby for a future woodworker on a Low Budget. Using those steps you should be off to a good start. If you have bought something to cut and cut with you are probably starting to feel like this. Credit to Nick Offerman and his inspirational wood shop. I am going to skip by the Idea/Plan phase of a project. The inspiration for that was well described in the last post but ...
Here are my finds for last week:2 – Irwin screwdrivers3 – Stanley No. 60 chiselsVaughan ball pein hammerVaughan soft face hammerWilton 4” viseAnd the coolest thing was the putty knife/spatula made by the Ontario Knife Company. It is very well made with a dovetailed walnut handle. I really like the old wood handled tools. They are fun to restore and make them look like new. And they work well. I got a great deal and everything you see was Made in America.
I am in the process of building two baptismal fonts. One for a chapel for the Presbyterian Center in Louisville and one for my local congregation. I’m a theologian by training and a woodworker for fun. I sort of stumbled into these projects. This will be a long process, and I’ll try to keep up some blog entries, but it will a bit irregular. I’m starting with the one for my local congregation. Here is the basic model I am working with: I need to make some chang...
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