Here’s a quick poll for everyone. Almost all cordless drills now come equipped with a clutch with up to 20+ settings. Does anyone out there use them???? I keep mine set on the most powerfull setting, or on my drills, the setting with the picture of the drill bit. If I need some finesse, in driving a screw for example, I just take my time and feather the trigger. What are your thoughts? I will post the results after I get enough responses. Please answer with the following answers: A. ...
well only 2 weeks till christmas and i have a plan i want to make my girlfriend a jewellery chest to hold all the expensive and lavish jewellery i have been buying her ;)i have the gifts i want to get her all decided but as an extra touch i want to make her something special as she is always so supportive and loves looking at the stuff i make. well this time i want to design and make something for her, i have a rough idea of what i want to acheive. a maple box with propably 4 drawers wraped b...
I’m lazy and like to use computers to do things for me, so I threw this together quickly. =) I wanted to make some Sawmill Creek style cutting boards, sized to fit in a medium flat rate box, and didn’t feel like doing the math. (Cutting board tutorial here: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/articles/2/) The length doesn’t matter, but you need to take into account kerf size and such when figuring how much wood you need to make these, and I made it calculate the blade offset...
Further to my post on Parquet Floor Blocks, I knew I had to test my veneer cutting skills before (possibly) wasting this beauty..So last night I cleaned my Wood Slicer bandsaw blade with oven cleaner, and tonight I setup the bandsaw, adjusted for the blade drift as best I could (I have never before been completely successful), and ran a few floor blocks through the saw. Firstly, I was shocked that my drift settings were spot on (woo-hoo) and the block sliced like a dream.Secondly, I cut my...
When the holiday season comes along we often find we have more to give to than we afford – especially this year. Big expensive gifts are out of the question this year, but a small bargain gift may be appropriate to let someone know you have not forgotton them. After all any gift given, however small will be appreciated.I have listed some very inexpensive items that are very usable. Take a look and see if any of them fill your needs. This item would be great for the well heeled “...
Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #1: Convert random scraps into end grain boards (cut first - design later)
OK. This blog stuff is new to me. I’ve got a couple projects going where I am forcing myself to leave the large stock alone and work with material that ends up getting burned after I have too much of it. I have been using CBdesigner from jayman7. He posted a project on this here. I have searched through blog entries and I think I am using this in a little different way. Another big resource for me has been dewoodwork’s blog on how to make an end grain cutting board. Clearly,...
Being as I am not very good at woodworking, I feel the need to pay back for some of the help LJs have given me. So here are some things that could be used as stocking stuffers that would not break the bank. Some of these products may require a “tweek” to be perfect, all have been tried and tested by me, so I’ll be able to answer any questions you might have.Here goes: Measuring Tape is always a very useful item to have around especially if you are into Jig making. Sadly thes...
I’ve been working alot with Walnut and other open grained woods and was wondering how some of you go about filling the grain . Especially when you’ve laminated dark with light woods ,I don’t want the dark to fill the lighter wood grain or the lighter wood to fill the dark wood grain ?
Anyone out there from this area? I was thinking of possible future get-togethers, meetings and any other ideas that may arise. There is a 3 day woodworking show at the Eastern States Fairgrounds in january 2010. Here is a link: http://cms.thewoodworkingshows.com/cms/Home/NewEngland18110/tabid/166/Default.aspxWell if anyone is interested lets see what we can get started. Lets start our own chapter!
Here is the pciture that my wife and I picked for the starting point for the design for the crib. What do you think? Here is a few versions of the headboard. Votes on which one you would use. I believe that I will be making it out of Cherry with maple accents. It will be shaker style with an applied trim molding which I think will be maple. Picture below. The slats in the front may be flat and ~ 1-1/2” wide and possibly maple as well, but I don’t know if tha...
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