Over the past few years, I have had the chance to build my own door handles out of copper for several commissioned art-furniture pieces. This is something I enjoy doing, and it gives my work another niche to offer. I would not say that I am a coppersmith, as there is a lot that I don’t know about the process. I am almost completely self-taught, so there is bound to be a lot I haven’t learned yet. I bought two old reprinted books on the subject of coppersmithing, and I think ...
So where have I been, right here in Laingsburg, MI. doing no thing. Had a yard sale, or my wife and family did a couple weekends ago, now that is something I have never been a part of, nor do I usually visit them because as most of you old timers know, after seeing shots of my shop, I have all the yard sale items a man desires. However being a good sport, and considering I had 3 scrollsaws, 4 lathes, 2 garage door openers, 3 bandsaws, 2 tablesaws,and countless other junk, I decided to make my...
I actually completed this on Father’s Day and got it in the mail this past Tuesday. After the glue up, I had to plane the fingers that were proud as well as lay down a finish. I cleaned up the joints with a low-angle block plane one evening and then oiled it with two coats of Watco Danish Oil (Natural) on Sunday and Monday. Dad received it last evening. He had just walked in the door when I called so I got to listen while he opened it. That was pretty cool to hear his reaction. He did...
The process continues… Glued it up tonight. I’m glad I could find the generic epoxy syringe at the local big box. I didn’t have time for a trek to Rockler or Woodcraft for a small glue kit. The tip fit perfectly between the fingers and was easy to control the amout of glue dispensed. I’ll be cleaning up the slightly proud ends of the joints tomorrow evening. I hope that goes well considering the fingers are only 1/8” thick. I’m a little worried about tea...
Hello everyone. It’s been forever since I posted anything it seems. I’ve been pretty busy with home upgrades and stuff for work but I finally got into the shop this weekend for a serious amount of time. I purchased wood for the base of the bench I’ll will be blogging about soon. I’m letting the lumber acclimate to the shop before milling it. So, since I had to let the wood do its thing on the stickers I decided I was going to challenge myself to build a box of some ...
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