My goal in posting this was to give everyone an idea of how I went about making a Texas Star to use in inlay work. There is probably a better way to do this, but this way is safe and effective and requires few tools. I have seen it done this way once and wanted to attempt it myself. I did not snap pics of the build process but I was able to come up with some drawings in sketchup to illustrate each step. Step 1: Layout The first thing I considered is what wood to use. It is ideal to pick...
I need serious help here. I have the aforementioned sharpner and can sharpen my plane irons till I can shave the hair off my arm. I sharpen at 25 degrees then change to 30 for the micro-bevel per the instructions. Yesterday, I was sharpening my 1 1/4” chisel, and could not get it sharp enough to shave an arm hair no matter what! I set the angle at 25 degrees, and then went for a micro-bevel at 30 degrees. What am I doing wrong? Seems if I can do one I should be able to do the o...
The shape should be rounded Wood between legs is removed Chiseling of eyes etc. A little of sanding and staining The bord will be equiped with an inscription acording to demand of future owner. My project entry: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7237 Thannks for watching this entry.Sorry for my english. Jiri
Hey Everybody, In this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker I finish up my printer table. Everything but the finish that is as the title states. I was planning on this being the last episode but as i wanted to show the finish i decided to extend it into a four part series. In this episode specifically though I go over installing drawer slides, making a simple tongue and groove door, and mortising for hinges by hand. Well I hope that everyone enjoys this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker. ...
Last time I laid out my equipment purchase plans. No progress on purchases though I have decided on the Ridgid TS3650 contractor saw. I see the Woodworking show is coming to Milwaukee in February and that is only 5 hours south for me, so I may see what kind of deal I can snag there on a table saw. I’ve spent the last few evenings working on my core skills. Marking out, cutting, fitting and basically getting used to how certain things behave. This includes trying out my new Bosch CS20...
While everyone else at my house was napping yesterday I gave hand cut dove tails another try. This was my 2nd attempt. They aren’t the good, but they aren’t the worse I’ve seen. http://woodchucksworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/03/hand-cut-dove-tails-take-2.html
Took some approximate measurements of the base and height of the table. Looks like about 14” wide by 16” deep. The height of the table isn’t an even number like I would have expected. It’s around 1-5/8”. Measured 1.726” using my digital calipers. I’m going with 1-3/4” as my height. Heck, my brick basement floor isn’t that level. I make a CAD file with each base. Looks like I can use the router table and subtract off 1....
I haven’t fallen of the face of the earth but I am behind on the Queen Size bed build. It has become a money pit because of a 5/8” mortising bit that I didn’t own. Then I realized that the throat on the mortising machine is on 6” and the bottom rail is 8” so I ordered a 5/8” mortising chisel. While waiting for it to get here I dry fit the head board and low and behold a queen size bed is more than 6’ wide and by the way that was the longest length of pipe clamp that I owned. So then I shell o...
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...
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...
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