Used to have a shop, X got in the divorce. :( Fast forward 15 years & I have 2/3 of 1/2 of a garage to build a cabinet shop in. The core of any shop is the table saw and within my (retired) spending limit I got a brand new Grizzly G0715P. Simultaneously with the saw purchase I added an Incra LS-III rip fence and an Incra miter gauge. I’m disabled and can’t walk / stand a lot so everything is within reach of my chair in front of the saw. I’ve got most all of th...
In this video, I create a handle for “Hell’s Pizza Cutter” which was summoned to me by Steve aka Green Beetle. I reach deep into my woodworking background (thanks Dad) to fashion it out of Ebony and Purduk and sand it to 2000 grit for a glass like surface. And this unique blade will ultimately be auctioned to my favorite charity – Make-A-Wish Foundation. YouTube.com/user/greenbeetlegearhttp://www.greenbeetlegear.com/Green Beetle’s video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8atkeZBcyz8 ...
Walnut Vanity and Live edge backsplash #1: Building a Walnut Vanity with Live Edge Backsplash and Inlays
Here are some build pictures and notes about my process of building the floating vanity and live edge backsplash with ebony bowtie inlays. If you are interested in the fine details of the build please read my personal blog Building Walnut a vanity or watch the youtube video below. I started out filling the unwanted holes in the vanity top with epoxy Cut the angle on the top with skill saws and beveled the end on the table saw with glued on guide Glue blocks to clamp the ang...
View on YouTube I met with David Marks while he was still in the early stages of his greatest woodturning project (yet!). He showed my the specialized lathe tools he uses for very large hollow vessel turnings and some of his woodturning tricks! He also explained his amazing methods for storing, drying and stabilizing wood for his wood turning projects. The scale of this woodturning project is amazing! The blank for this turning project weighed 400 pounds! Even the tools he use...
This is the latest video on my Mandola build, Have a peek, follow the link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWz8o3kppJk!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o7l94rz.jpg!
I wanted to share my video with everyone here on a project I am working on. The main detail is a cherry blossom inlay at the footboard (in the video) and headboard (soon to be part of the bed build video). Each piece was cut out by hand using a fret saw and set into place using a 1/16” straight router bit. Let me know what you think. The main headboard panel is 5” x 20” and took 63 hours to complete. The piece in the video is 2.5” x 5” and took about 27 hours...
The curled bits of inlay were carefully removed from the table and put aside. Then I used some water and a steam iron to heat the vacant areas and remove the old glue from the plywood base. I also used the same technique to remove the old glue from the removed inlay pieces. Then I used the steam iron again to steam the individual pieces of inlay an pressed them between two pieces of plywood to get them flat again. This worked quite well. Some of the inlay was so bad I had to replace it s...
All right! Last stretch this week. We will have pro picture next week and I will post them for you guys as well of a video of the mechanism in action. But for now! Lets talk about french polish While finishing the fine sanding I have been pushing forward the pore filling and the polishing of the tray so it could be sent to LA for the leather. Then I started with the pore-filling of the all box. The top first with the pore filling of the outside and inside every other da...
I used 1/16” x 1/4” ABS cream color bought from LMI. The 1/4” is just high enough to cover the crown on the ends. This stuff planes and scrapes very well so it was easy to plane it down to the board level without stressing the bond joint. I began by cutting the fretboard to size. This meant cutting it off flush where the nut goes and cutting it about 3/8” past the highest fret (#22). A gents saw worked very well for this. The edges of the board were planed ...
View on YouTube This week I continued to focus on the back of the chair. I spent time finessing the crestrails shape. After that, I focused on the center back slat. Milled up ebony bars and inlayed them into the center back slat. Latest episode of The Matt & Matthew Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46r1e_VzEVQ Where I get my silver and other metals: http://www.riogrande.com/ Quick Tip – Sanding Smooth Curves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxfPJC_FkQs Want to kno...
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