Hello again. Now the ‘boards’ you saw in part one were oversize at 45mm wide, purposefully so. Its easier to glue up and cut. There is a small allowance for error, if one piece isn’t square with the next layer. So, first things first, cut out six of each wood 45mm square. I always cut a spare just in case of screw ups. The first shaping work will be done with two layers stuck together Spares to the right. The sycamore is glued to the Sapele with superglu...
To life the Universe and everything. As all you readers of Douglas Adams’ Hitch-Hikers’s Guide to the Galaxy will know. For me it is, as well as that, a quest for yet smaller wooden hinges. Don’t Panic (as the Guide says on it’s cover, in big, friendly, letters) I am prepared to fail on this one. This (lid removed for clarity) is what I am planning to achieve A, cubic, reversible box with sides that are 42mm long and high by 3mm thick (1.65” by just und...
After showing some of my boxes in “Projects”. I have received some inquiries about the installation of the barrel hinges I sometimes use. I hope this helps for some of you. I know it will be overkill for many of you, so just use what you wish. With any type hinge, the layout is critical. These hinges are simple to install, but you must get your holes in the right place. If you don’t, I can assure you , you will not like the results, and you will not be able to go back and...
Hi Jocks, here is a video of a box that I turned on the lathe. It is made from sapele, an African hardwood. It’s not a how to, I don’t claim that in any of the videos that I have made, but it is more like just watching someone else work their project. I just wanted to share this with all of you that may enjoy watching woodworking videos, like I do. Thanks for watching!
How to build a Desk Top Easel Recently I built a desk top art easel for my mother for Christmas, She requested one from Santa, but since he is busy making toys for all the boys and girls, the task was up to me. This Easel is a great gift for the artist in your life. A fun build and a beautiful piece. The easel is made of Walnut and Oak it features two trays which can hold all of your paint supplies, as well as a paint pallet made from birch. The brass hardware and Oak Splines really set...
Right after Christmas, my Grandfather asked me if I could make a Sewing box for his special someone. She loves to sew as much as we love to woodwork. During the building of the sewing box, the origional design had to be changed due to the knife hinge failure. They just couldnt hold up.. so after rethinking things a little. the final outcome turned out well and she loved the sewing box.. Here are two small videos showing the hinge issue as well as the outcome. YOu can go to my Projects...
The build of the virtual pinball machine is coming right around. The lower part of the machine is mostly done with the exception of some button and ventilation holes will need to be added. Here are some pictures of the assembly… The hardest part of this cabinet for me was the miter cuts where the sides meet the front. I did it this way for aesthetic purposes since the cabinet would have no trim I don’t want to see the plywood edges. Here is a picture of the final...
This is it, I am all done. After getting the finish to the point I wanted it all I had to do was put in the cedar lid catch. I use a piece of raw cedar that I sanded down to 220. I don’t put any finish on it because I want that lovely smell to be as strong as possible. I used the epoxy that comes in the double syringes that you just press a little out and mix it up. I believe it is 5 min epoxy. After I put in the liner I put in the ceder and held in place for a few minutes. I nor...
If you folks recall, I was having some Fun with a new box project, a sort-of “Striped” Box… One thing I’ve not found, in the recent move, is more time! So it’s been slow going…But I finally managed to cut the second panel’s stripes, and to cut the top from the bottom of this thing…There was a problem with the top, and while I was figuring out what, exactly, I was going to do about it, I went ahead and made the hinge for it. In keeping with th...
I set my miter saw at the same angle as the sides and cut both sides of the legs Now I have to decide the orientation of the legs or Right now I am leaning towards this one
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