Early on in my career, when I took an interest in building furniture, I took a good look at antiques to get an idea of how furniture was constructed. One of the biggest surprises to me, was to find that it was not uncommon to see dovetail joinery and box joints falling apart. This really surprised me until I came to understand the reasons why. Through my study and observation of antique furniture, I also came up with a simple, yet ingenious solution to lock the dovetails and box joints ...
We don’t do anything small. Not even crosscut sleds! This one has extendable fences, zero clearance inserts, micro-adjusters and three attachable jigs for finger joints, splined miters, half laps, bridle joints, tenons and more! This is part two- where I demonstrate all of the attachments. You can get detailed instructions for the project here. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! To enter to win our monthly tool ...
I recieved a new Incra I-Box Jig this past Friday and got it all put together and dialed in on Saturday morning. Its def a well designed and manufactured jig. I wanted to try and get a small box knocked out this weekend so I chose the thinnest stock I had which was a 1/2” piece of bloodwood. I went for the 1/8” kerf and the bloodwood was brittle so I had some issues there but all in all in came together pretty good. I wont post photos, I’ll wait till me second one for that.
Summer is over and work, my business and life in gerneral have taken almost all my time. And my chair project have slowed down considerable. But in shorter periods i have had time in the workshop and done as much as possible. This is a compilation of 6 weeks: Last time we left about here: This looked cool but i was not totally satisfied. Things i wanted to improve was:- The back rest. It is too low and somehow just not´right´ - The general feel of the chair. Is it a little too static?-...
Anxiety is something none of us like to admit we have from time to time. That could be because we don’t recognize it or understand it. Sometimes it comes out in the form of an angry outburst and we think, “Where did that come from?” It probably came from something your anxious about and don’t even realize it. Tomorrow morning I go into the hospital for my second Arterial Chemo Embolization. I had this done just four weeks ago and it was difficult to recover from. Us...
I’m a member of the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association. We have classes on a variety of woodworking topics virtually ever Saturday. Most of the presentations are now recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Recently I did a presentation using the Incra I-Box box joint jig. The video has been uploaded to YouTube and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing it. Here is the link All of our classes are recorded live and unscripted. Should you be in the Atlanta area on a Saturday ...
When a viewer sent me a comment asking if I could make a First Aid Cabinet for the workshop, I thought to myself. “Yea what a perfect project to do”, because I am setting up the new shop, and it was the one thing missing. The First aid Cabinet was made almost entirely out of Pallet Wood. Oh yea! my first Pallet Project! http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com – Websitehttp://www.ufoww.com – The United Federation of Woodworkers Member Sitehttp://www.twitter...
Kind of a sad topic, but so it is. A good friend of ours died a couple of months ago and her husband commissioned me to make some cedar boxes for her and her sister. The sister died 2 years before, also from breast cancer. They were both still in their 50s.He provided the wood and asked for plain wooden boxes. Humph- I don’t DO plain, so I figured I’d do what I wanted and just charge him for plain boxes.These are the pieces of 1’ x 1” boards after I planed, sawed them,...
I have finally completed the case. What took so long was making each drawer. Because I am still new to woodworking I make little mistakes here and there. These mistakes made it impossible to cut out all the pieces for each drawer in uniform size. I had to custom size each drawer. I have none the less completed them all have moved all of my board games into the case, which fits perfectly. I am going on a road trip and will be bringing my new case with me. So the case will be getting a real tes...
Well I had to go back and re design the case once again. I got a comment from Mark Shymanski asking if the boards to these games fit in the case. I of course went and got my board games to test the fit out and realized that a few of them where a bit larger then the case. I had originally designed the case to have enough space between the closed drawers and the sliding front to fit large boards. But in the process of making the case I forgot about this detail. I decided I would go back and ...
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