I couldn’t find any brushes and I don’t like shopping on Sunday so I thought instead of painting I’d just work on the mast mount. Now I’d initially had this really complicated mount in my head (a dark and scary place at the best of times:-) but after a bit of advice, from shipwright, on how strong the step would need to be I simplified my plan. So I squared up a piece of Douglas Fir I think I got from my Dad before evening leaving the College, so its a well t...
Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #10: New Shop Additions: Or Why I had to do something!!!
I ended up at that big blue store today and bought something blue & orange! The CMT 8” stacked dado set was on clearance and the Irwin-Marples 10” 50T Combo blade gets a thumbs up from JL’er knotScott, so I bought them. With these additions to the shop, I was forced to accomplish something today. So I set out to “Re-Comission” my DeWalt PowerShop RAS. The saw has been in hibernation for about six years now. It worked when I left Long Island for Vermont,...
I wanted to make the bench’s stretchers as proportionately beefy as the top and legs. Since my legs are 5” square, I figured it would work well, and look good, to make the stretchers about 3 1/2” high, and about 2 1/2” thick. So I had to AGAIN joint, plane, glue, clamp and wait some more. I’ve been getting kind of bored of doing glue-ups, so I’m glad this was the last laminating I’ll have to do on this project. I want to integrate 3/4” thick...
Today was a fun day with several new lessons learned. I finally got through the crunch of midterms at school and craziness at work to have a day where I could make some sawdust. The next step on the blanket chest was to clean up some of the joints a little bit and then cut the wood for the panels. Well, over the last couple months we have had a lot of rain and the garage has flooded a bit. I dug out the 1×12s that I bought to make the panels and they were all cupped and twisted to th...
Hey Everyone! i know its been awhile but i finally have another episode of the Teenage Woodworker to put up! in this episode i talk about how i do mortise and tenons. so i hope that everyone likes it! So I hope that everyone likes the episode. i will have another one out sometime next week. I’m taking the T-Chisel challenge and making a step stool so i figure that i will document that. i have some cool things to show. especially the finish! so i hope that everyone liked it and...
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