I’ve been building closet shelf organizers lately. I pre-built and finished all of the components before I started installation. This approach lends itself to an easier installation and a lot less heavy lifting. Once the basic cabinet is installed, insert the drawer boxes and start installing the fronts. All of my drawer boxes are 3/4” maple with through dovetails. I use 75# full extension ball bearing slides. The drawer box is 3/4” shorter than the opening betwe...
I have been looking for a set of sharpening stones for a while now. They are usually very expensive and definitely out of my price range. A new maker is on the block and making a name for themselves. These stones have two grits, 1000/3000, and fit into a nice base with feet on it to help hold it in place. The one thing I like about these stones is that they are wide enough to sharpen a plane iron. I have sharpened many cutting edges already and it isn’t showing any wear like two of my o...
Lighting is very important in any shop. Sometimes you don’t want to hardwire a light in or don’t exactly know how, but need that extra light somewhere. Here I show you an easy to install light.
Hello LJ’ers,One week ago today I was picking up 2000 copies of my new book, Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. The finished product was boxed and ready to go! The pressman who ran my book was my first sale. He knew right away that his uncle would really enjoy this book. I loaded them into my truck and trailer and got home in time to unload and load up again and head to Carv-Fest for three days of classes. If you'd like to check it out, CLICK HERE!...
Have a look at the latest installment in my series on the Craftsy woodworking blog:http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/07/how-to-make-a-stool/
I have a lot of time on hands here so I thought that I would burn through some of the scraps that I have sitting in buckets. Time for some more knobs! Tools & Material Needed: Drill Press Forstner Bits (1/2” & 3/4”) 11/32” Twist Bit Band Saw Sanding equipment of your choosing Scrap Hardwood ~ 4” x 4” Threaded Inserts (It works just as good with T-Nuts) 1 – Attach the drawing to a piece of scrap or lay it out using a compass. ...
Flat surfaces can be rough on the toosh. Try carving a butt impression in your seat and feel the difference! It’s like the wood is cuddling with your cheeks. See how to get this done in this video! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE
Dave Sipe is one of the most interesting people I know so I had to share this with all of you! This video is an oldie but it’s one of my favorites! Enjoy!
I was asked to build a Chuppah for a wedding using small diameter, nearly green aspen logs. It was a challenge finding the logs but building it sure was fun! How do you incorporate logs into a wedding? It seems to be a growing trend – this is the third wedding project I’ve worked on. Please share things you’ve made for weddings by posting pictures below! If it’s a log item, I’ll share it on my FaceBook page with a back link to your page!
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