In the above video I show a simple tutorial on how to make a wooden straight edge for traditional woodworking. A straight edge is an essential measuring tool used when flattening & straightening your boards, and a perfect beginner’s project to hone your traditional hand tool woodworking skills! WOODEN STRAIGHT EDGE vs. METAL STRAIGHT EDGE Why would traditional woodworkers want to use a wooden straight edge when they can purchase precision-ground metal straight edge...
Actually, Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer, and I got together in May to do some work in his shop. I was in the Phoenix area for my mom’s birthday and took some time to meet Marc and visit his place. Take a look at the Jewelry Box we put together. It was fun work. Jewelry Box If you’re coming to Portland, learn about 3 Simple Finishes with me next week at the Studio, 7/24-26. The Northwest Woodworking Studio
After the success tweaking the installation for the end vise I hoped the good karma would continue to the leg vise. Not so… It All Starts With A Small Bonk… I removed my chop from the clamps, removed the glue and jointed/planed to size. the final size was about a 2 3/8 thick – plenty. I determined the centerline of the chop and leg and clamped the chop directly to the leg. I transferred the hole locations to the chop. The it was off to the drill press. Simple. While at Marc Adam...
hi everyone i have a question about behlen lacquer i went out and got some not what i usually by but the guy at woodcrafters said it out standing fine i got some , my question is how much do you cut it with lacquer retarter and how much lacquer lthinner i use to go 70 /30 cut 70 percent lacquer and 30 thiner for the first coat and then 50/50 cut but the behlen brand dos,nt say anything about cutting it i like to make about 4 oz and 4 oz that give me about 8 oz so if anyone and help me wi...
How do people engage with your furniture? They look at the form first of course. If they like the shape ofa piece, then they approach it. They eye it to see the wood and the sheen of it. Always, without fail, the very next thing they do is touch the piece. Everyone loves to put their hands on wood because it’s warm, it’s inviting. And if there’s a finish on the wood, then what folks will be touching is that finish. You have to pay attention first to how that finish looks and next how it feels...
Cant believe that it is over a year since a blog. Mads has been to Scotland andis back in a few days :) I’m as usual backed up with orders, not that effects mytime out to create.Now that is the pita that causes the backlog. Honest its scientifically sound.My DIL Annes birthday was last Friday, no rush there then. Ok that looks as if there is hope. One feather and it will come down fast.It is loosely based on an idea I’m playing with on Shaker themed piece donewith a natural edg...
I make a wall shelf for my sons room out of pieces from an old bunk bed. Fun project and satisfying to re use material. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byAL3nPUvFQ&list=UUoiFVDvzJX8tXXF5GsUPc_Q&feature=share
I wasn’t intending to start applying finish just yet but once I started with the Boiled Linseed Oil, I couldn’t stop. The Walnut just came alive in that beautiful rich tone that I just love. I had been assembling the small drawers and I needed to glue the walnut fronts to the maple drawer boxes. I knew I needed to apply finish to the maple before installing the fronts otherwise getting any finish in there would be almost impossible. I went ahead and applied BLO to the little d...
IMPORTANT NEWS: Holsworth Woodworks is currently in the process of building our warehouse for our massive amount of stock at our NEW location in Sparks, Nevada. We anticipate this to be complete in 3 months and we will take a full photo inventory to post on our website and reopen with a few new services and products. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support. Stay tuned for our relaunch and new project photos!
The final assembly consisted of remounting the drawer slides, attaching the drawer front, attaching the top assembly, and installing back panel. In a previous installment of this blog I had installed the drawer slides. I removed them to complete the staining and finishing. After reinstalling the hardware I began the process of mounting the drawer fronts. The drawers are standard 1/2” overlay. The top and botton rails of the face frame are 1” wide and the middle rail...
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