http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaUYamXiPc8 In this video I go over how to cut the recess that the inlay goes in and I rough fit it using the scroll saw as a rasp or a chisel. I will fine tune it using a rasp because it is easier to get it just right on the scroll saw. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zeld0aVWT24 In this video I go over how to mark out and design a pattern. I also cut the inaly out on the scroll saw this is really the only way to inlay is using the scroll saw. In the next video I will set the inlay into the wood but before that I will cut the hole for the inlay. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
I picked up a couple old chisels recently and last weekend got off my butt and for the first time used the power grinder to get an initial angle on them. I’m an old woodworking machine guy, but I have a newish little Craftsman grinder. I don’t have any fancy white wheels a nice stand with a cup for quenching or a super deluxe tool rest. I just plugged it in and got to work. This is the first time I ever ground an edge on a power tool of any kind. So if I can do it, anyone c...
Over the past few days, my brother and I have worked more on the workbench portion of the project. We framed out the bottom shelf and framed out the workbench top. We used some scrap 2×4’s to do the framing and some scrap plywood for the surface. Eventually, the plywood work surface will be covered with oak. We are still debating the best way to weld the crank together but I want to make sure everything fits and is functional first. The next step to tackle is the tension wheel, hea...
The box is almost ready for glue up. My daughter wanted to make something and i had some small cedar blocks lying around. We got the it all ready to glue up, but i needed to chisel out where the hinges go, hence the seven stitches. Well i learned something today, chisel’s are sharp and will cut you lol. i guess i knew that but needed some negative reinforcement.so anyway the kids now know how to sew skin and daddy’s tetnous( yeah i can’t spell that one) shot is now current. ...
Well Folks, I did what I could today. It was a long day of work and hospital visits so shop time was certainly limited to a few hours late into the night. I left a bit of a glue mess on my back assembly last night so I paid the price for it today.Now, that picture was just to show the assembly without clamps, but this one should be better…and some more….I had a few pictures of my lady checking my sanding job but they all were too blurry. She walked around it and made sure I d...
Working with reclaimed wood is rewarding but can be a real challenge. This particular wood is so hard, I broke a drill bit and got multiple screws stuck in the wood. Oh well, at least a tree wasn’t cut down for this project, yet! Today, I started some assembly. Check out my work. I also wanted to add another picture of the concrete portion of the flywheel for your review. I think I resolved the sizing issue. I was able to weigh the flywheel today and it weighed right at 80lbs.
I really prefer to build from reclaimed wood. Unfortunately, I chickened out from building the flywheel with it because of my limited access to tools. I probably would need a router and joiner which I fail to own at this time. That is one reason that I plan to paint the wheel since it will be built of new pine and not multi century old pine. Here is a peek at my reclaimed stock. Thanks to my uncle for the supply. I picked a few nice size planks and went to work on the lathe frame.Well t...
I Always wanted a carvers mallet. So, I went over to my sister’s, picked out a small, dry, straight piece of Oak cord wood from her woodpile and carved one. I don’t have a lathe so I think it’s coming out fairly symmetrical considering. I rough cut it on a bandsaw, Then used a plane, drawknife, and sandpaper to get it to this point. I cut a piece of mahogany on the drill press with a circle cutter and glued it to the top. I used this round piece as a guide to carve the rest ...
Oh it takes long time…Just finished preparing the top, 2 sides and bottom part. All write ash. The top is the series of the top from the desk. Put an indian rose butterfly as a pair from the other one from the desk. I did the last one with router and straight bit, but for this time, I wanted to try it only with hand tool. And found out it’s easier to do it with chisels to make the corners sharp. For the side parts, I put 2 pieces togther with SPLINED EDGE JOINT, in J...
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