The size doesn’t really mater, they just have to all be the same AND they have to match up with the triangle and any pieces of another size you may use along with them. The reason I go with .734 or 47/64” is some of the boards I was getting were just under ¾”. I cut the strips off the edge of a board and from those strips, I cut my pieces, so I want to be able to then get the strip to the right width, and if it starts out to narrow, I can’t. Now when I use the half size pieces with the re...
This is the jig that really should have been the first of the series. I have to lay out the story a bit. Let’s just say that I am 3-D challenged. I started off to make a batch of mitered feet for jewelry boxes. I used the table saw and jointer to make a long strip of wood with a 45° chamfer on one edge, about 36” long x 3” wide x .5” thick. I laid out the edge opposite the chamfer with an approximate 30° taper, each foot section about three inches long. Having cut each...
Hey again Everbody! Since I have been into woodturning lately, I thought that I would share a quick video of some of the small projects that I have doing on the lathe. Nothing fancy, just some small lidded boxes. Maybe this will inspire someone else to get out there and, as Capt. Eddie Castelin would say, “make some shavin’s”.
I really liked my Ridgid 4424 oscillating sander for the boxes I was making. Then problem – motor burned out & since it was under warranty took to authorized service center about 40 miles away…. motor was on back order then the replacement finally came in & it was no good too. So still waiting over 3 months. Okay enough P & Ming. Just got a call, should be ready on Wednesday. So good news is that I had time to gain additional experience with the band saw & I fe...
This book is from our October 2013 issue of the LumberJocks’ eMag. Dennis Zongker generously donated a copy for a free draw. (To submit your name for the draw click here). NOTE: Deadline for the draw is November 10th, 2013. Photo from http://www.tauntonstore.com/ I was hoping to have the book in time for the eMag (which just went out this week) but crossing the border always causes extended delays… but when I checked the mail box today, there it was. And oh what a fantastic...
I recently decided to go on a box making journey in woodworking. The various skills that one can learn by making simple and small boxes and structures can lead to big improvements in skill while performing larger work later on. Plus, it’s a good way to use up scraps that are laying around the woodshop. My first step in taking on any new style or project is typically a trip to the library and sometimes a further trip to the bookstore. (I’m lucky in that my public library has an...
Well, I’ve finally gone and done it. After blogging about books on boxes , I got the itch to make some boxes! I haven’t delved extensively into boxes, and it has been ages, so it’s like starting new again. My wife makes jewellery that she sells online and at craft shows. She has a show sometime in late October, and another in early November, and I thought it would be a great idea to offer some jewellery boxes next to the jewellery. I therefore have a motivational deadline...
I made a tapering box with an angle of 5 degree with the bottom as smaller side. Here are the details first. 1. Wood came from pallet boards. I am not sure if it is pine. It is green and medium hard though not dense. 2. I experimented on somewhat japanese style of a box… a four corner rooftype lid and a tapered sides. 3. A handle still has to be made…. PLEASE CLICK PICTURES FOR FULL SCREEN VIEW… I need your advise of any improvements. If you look a...
Aubrey eagerly sported her tool belt with tucked-in hammer. Everything about her said, “Let’s go build something daddy!” She was ready for anything and wanted to prove she could tackle anything her brothers could – and more. The “weekend” basement remodeling project had morphed into a 2 year marathon. We’d finish one part and my lovely wife would come down the stairs oohing an aahing about how good it looked. Then I’d hear those dreaded next words “But babe, that old _ (insert “w...
At the end of my last blog entry for this project, I had my pieces rough milled. Well, since then I have given the sides of the boxes its 30’ miter, and used my recently-tuned miter saw to cut the sides with nice clean miters. Once that was done, I needed to put the finger-hole for removing the lid onto the “front” of the box. To do this, I needed a 3/4” forstner bit, which has a nice flat bottom. To get the curve I needed, I needed to place the center of the bit 3/32&...
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