So I decided to blog on the woodworkers and writers who inspire me to “work the wood” besides the fact that it is a thing that is just “in my blood” or a legal addiction…how nice! Slant Top Desk by C.H. Becksvoort The Short List Woodworkers (in influential order)1. C.H. Becksvoort-maker of amazing Shaker Style Furniture plus great Shaker Inspired Author2. Thomas Moser-the great American Dream in real life, Thomas Moser Furniture-and a great classic book ...
When building my wife’s new chest on chest cabinet, I decided to add a little something a little different than the plans that I had on hand, which would be new to me & adds a new challenge for me overcome. The basic plan for this storage cabinet came from Glenn Huey’s book “fine Furniture for a lifetime”, the Chippendale Entertainment Center. This same piece of furniture is featured in another of his book by Popular Woodworking, “Design & Build Your Ideal Entertainment Center”, and i...
Well it has been a anxious and emotional week for me and not much got done on the table but such is life.This week I played around of and on with some yellow glue and some 1/8” walnut veneer ,I rolled on glue on both surfaces (three different types seen in the pic ) and let the samples dry until clear and layed it on the plywood , put a hot iron on the veneer and heated the glue until it bonded and followed with a piece of wood to rub it flat .The result was a nice strong bond and tryin...
If anyone is looking for bandsaw blades in Phoenix, I just found a guy named Bill on Craigslist. His number is 602-266-5073 and can make a variety of blades. I am one who prefers to support the local businesses when I can. I am not incentivized by Bill to sell more blades, just thought I would pass it along. I’m going to go pickup a couple blades from him and i’ll follow up with reviews of what how they do.
THE ART OF NOT TAKING A TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!Yesterday I awoke out of my daze of admiring a quilted maple block with a shocking sensation and blood everywhere. The dull blade on my bandsaw did not help and using my hands to push the beautiful block through didn’t help either. Simple word of advise which many of you can attest too. Keep your tools sharp and use a push stick! Lets say it all together now! Keep your tools sharp and use a push stick!Keep your tools sharp and ...
My new 1.5 inch flush trim router bit from Whiteside Router bits was purchased with a generous amount of glue covering it (to prevent rust, and from cutting yourself). How might I get this glue off?
Well, I had to unexpectedly go to Florida December 26th and I was gone for about 6 days. My daughter didn’t get much done while I was gone, but she has made some progress. She made some mistakes, but putting our heads together, we figured them out. Here are some pictures of the progress:
I was making replacement handles for my chisels. I tried the sockets and tang versions with good results. I got some old chisel handles that had leather washers at the other end. I was curious if I could make them too. I did the usual searches and had found great information. Since several LJ members is curious about the how they were cut, I have decided that I’ll post the process here. How the leather washers look really desn’t matter. It is an intermediate step of the chisel handle...
Picture frame of Cosmati wood inlay design. Learn woodworking methods and techniques for picture frame making. Learn how to inlay a wood inlay banding with wonderful designs of sacred geometry based on a cosmatesque pattern. Watch the methods and techniques employed by the woodworker to create the wood inlay banding in the workshop. Band saw sleds are used to create uniform segments for the inlay banding. White glue is used for its slow setting capabilities and the fact that it dries cl...
Watch how the Cosmati design is applied to wood inlay banding in Part 3 of this woodworking series. All the wooden segments have been cut on the band saw using cross cut sleds made in the workshop. The segments have been glued up to form the inlay banding “log’ and the woodworker is now prepared to joint an edge of the log so that thin strips of 3/32” veneer can be sliced on the band saw. A Rockler thin rip jig is placed and secured into the band saw miter gauge a dist...
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