With the table carcase complete it was time to build and dovetail the drawer. I have a fairly long and detailed post on my blog with the process that I used to do this. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading!
I started this project a while ago, but because of work haven’t had much time to work on it. By the time I’m done, it should be just in time to put it up for the winter! Oh well. This is my first project entirely done with hand tools. This is the top, 20” square and 1 3/8” thick. The legs are 4×4’s but planed down to a little less than 3.5” I’m not sure if these M&T joints have an official name, but they’re more li...
In the Spring 2007 Woodworking Magazine they did a review of mortise bits from the 34.99 to the 341.00 sets. The ones by Hartville Tool came in 2nd and they were 34.99 for the set of 4 chisels. They have a 5/8 shank. The bits are 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 and 1/2. The ones rated as #1 were by Woodcraft also 34.99 but I can’t find them on their web site The product code was #144010 They are now on sale at Hartville for $17.48 They are in their closeout section so I don’t know how...
Now for the rest of the photos of the work performed so far on my introductory woodworking project. After cutting all the pieces to size, the next step was to mortise the legs. We used a router table with a couple stop-blocks set to control the length of the mortises. (If you look closely, you can see that the stop-blocks use our instructor’s patented Micro-Adjustable Depth Control System™ – he sells them for $30/set. What a deal!) Here are the legs after mortising. In...
Today was a very productive day. I had a some time to ruff turn my big black walnut blank and put it on the shelve to dry completely. There also was some time to finish my walnut root bowl and the small cherry bowl. I’m still improving my skill set with every bowl that’s finish. I must say if I look back at the first day I started turning and successfully broke a tool whiles impaling a peace of test wood into my garage wall. I’m much more comfortable with the different speed of the lathe and ...
I don’t want to post 100 entries on my projects page for pens but wanted to share this one, I think it came out great. I’ve always tried to have some type of artistic outlet and never had any skills. Drawing, painting, music – no luck at all. I tried trombone in 6th Grade and the band director actually asked me to move the slide but not actually play… true story. :-) I’ve received a lot of compliments on the pens and I’m getting better – this on...
I have two weeks before starting at NBSS. I have been kicking back to be honest before school starts however I wanted to still take on a project that bring me right up untill day one. I wanted something small, yet complex and involved.My wife loves her makeup and likes to agonize over it for a long time like a finish. Not that she needs it but its her thing. So I thought what more of a perfect piece to make then a period style dressing mirror. I am basing this one on a federal one from Bosto...
So now for the top detail. I didn’t really Expect to have it done by now but everything is going according to plan so i will start with the layout of the top detail. here is the picture of it laid out in pencil. I realized that is was hard to see so i outlined it in sharpie in order of the steps that I took so the next ones are in order of how i drew them. I just simply used a compass and made all the lines to flow together. now in this last one i laid out t...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “What I Screwed Up This Week – March 1, 2011”- How I dealt with a chiseling problem. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/what-i-screwed-up-this-week-march-1-2011/
Cheap handy and ideal stropping compound. Take a Non Gel l toothpaste, keep it wet, apply to strop and have at it.
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