Bench stop!I have an “out door” work bench out by my garage. it stays covered with a tarp most of the time. I’ve been working against a wooden peg that frequently slips. So Yesterday I took an old RR spike I had lying around. It is almost the right shape to start with! made sure I knew where my helper was: lit a fire: and started banging on it! when I was happy with the shape of it, I put the fire out and let it cool. it neither needs or wa...
This morning in a great whirlpool in my brain. With my left over wood from projects. As a person that has always had a problem throwing away. Things that still have use. I just do not used them now, but may in the future. It has always been my luck as soon as I got rid of something. Within two or three weeks I wish I had that item. Todays problem is left over wood. I could use a few pointers from others that have gone thru this. At what point do you just toss out pieces when you have so ma...
MY STRAIGHTEDGE ROUGH CUTTING JIG.First picture (jig with spalted Maple) The first picture you see is why I built the jig. If you have been following my journey and saw the other jig that I built for my band saw you know that this is the next step. I am truly in awe of what Mother Nature has given me. Picture 2 ( side view of completed straightedge jig with six-inch hold downs) The next picture is my rough drawing of what a poor man’s jig looks like. I decided to u...
Here is an Aussie invention that may interest beekeepers and those who are thinking of taking it up.It takes a lot of the work out of the usual process of kitting up when robbing the hive.See link below to several videos, particularly the ones about harvesting the honey.There is a woodworking aspect in the design of the boxes.. http://www.honeyflow.com/gallery-videos/videos/p/60
So I need a easy project for my final project. Can you guys help me get a project to do. So I don’t fail. Thanks
This Thorsen House cabinet repro is probably the third large-scale Greene & Greene project I’ve worked on in addition to numerous smaller lighting items. Common to the lot of them are masses of Ebony splines and plugs. Lots of information exists on people’s own ideas of how to pillow, round, shape, soften and relieve simple square plugs. Probably the most common that I’ve come across is William Ng’s tactic of chucking up a squared and thicknessed stick and pillo...
I’m unable to work in my shop right now cause it’s packed up for a move, so I decided to make an animated presentation to briefly describe wood movement on a table top. Watch the video here.
The finished project: The finish on this project is shop made country/shabby chic using chalk paint made from cheap flat ceiling paint tinted with even cheaper poster paints, mixed with not-so-cheap calcium carbonate, and shop made finishing past wax made from a chunk of bees wax and boiled linseed oil. One coat of Ivory chalk paint, 2 coats of Cyan chalk paint (first coat epic fail due to miscalculation of amount required), and 2 coats of finishing wax after sanding and distressing. ...
Just some photos of the main build:
hi all ; new tool! The Idea for this I have thanks to St Thomas’ Guild (http://thomasguild.blogspot.nl/) I got this idea from their blog a long time ago and I have had this in the back burner of my mind for awhile, and it stayed there until I needed it. So, i’m going to an event called Noisemakers in two weeks and need more tuning pegs. I used to buy good cheep ebony tuners for $0.25 each, now they are $3.60 each.So whittling!whittling tuning pegs is not exactly a “safe...
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