I’m building a crosscut sled and I need to know how square the front fence needs to be to the blade. I was using my carpenter’s square and frankly I just can’t believe that a carpenters square is square enough when it comes to this type of jig. Maybe it’s my toolmaking background that is causing the boggle. I switched to using my machinist square but I’m still not sure if the fence is truly square enough. The fence is currently screwed in place, I haven’...
Good Evening LJ’s, This week I decided to share how I make my Adirondack chairs :)Recently I finished my Template system for my bandsaw to compliment my other jigs that I have built so Let me shut my mouth and let the pics do the talking :) This is The templates for one chair This is how I store them when not in use Here’s how they attach to the wood using sheet metal screws(note I cut them to length after I attach templates ) Sorry for the blurry pic I snapped...
NOT THAT GUY’S ! this is a mexican scaffold one sheet of ply (or wafferboard) two 8’ 2×4’s two 4×4’s (different length’s for different height’s) one 2×10x? cut sheet into 4 trianglesnail (or screw)to two 4’ 2×4’s(i leave an ‘ear’ upto screw to housetop and bottom)insert 4×4 from inner cornercan be adjusted for heightby moving 4×4 in or outattach plank (2×10x?)with 4 screws to keep it from t...
A number of show attendees purchased burls last weekend… they dropped by to have some value added to their pieces.. This shows how simple the TWC makes flattening a burl… and as you know it is one of the most difficult procedures to accomplish without tear out or damage of some kind… This is not the case using the TWC… so simple … so effortless .. and so effective..
So I started getting into woodworking and bought a hand plane. So as soon as I got home I wanted to use it, so I put a peice of wood in my vise and started planeing. Five minutes later, my bench was four feet farther forward than it originally started. So I moved it back and kept going. Well I have done that for the past year and a half, and have decided enough is enough. So while I was in school I designed a Work Bench. Here are the specs on the bench:1. The bench is four feet deep, six feet...
Since I began woodworking (not that long ago), my wife has wanted me to make her a jewelry armoire. The Greene and Greene style really appeals to me, so I thought I’d give it a try. Here is my concept I’ve been refining for a few months now. The sides will open for necklace storage. The top will also open with a mirror. For those of you familiar with Darrell Peart, and Darrell himself, you might notice his obvious influence. I couldn’t post this here withou...
So I sprained my foot last week, and my doctor has told me that I need to keep off it as much as possible and keep it elevated as much as possible. I can still sort of scroll, but I look a little funny with a pillow under my bench resting my foot, so I decided to look though my photos to see if I had anything I could blog about.I ran across some photos of a How-to make a patchwork necklace that I had thought about doing once. So instead of actually building something today, I will teach the w...
Hello all. A little while back someone came up with a box that was 2 cubic inches in size. I looked up my old ‘Little Bess Ring box’ posting and found that to be approaching 3 cubic inches. Now there’s a challenge I thought. So was born the idea for Atom, a 1 cubic inch box. Here is the paper model--Its full size at 24mm on a side (just under 1”). It will have 2mm (5/64”) thick walls. The lid will be drop on. Now there is a tiny box. Here is a pic of my pro...
Tommy MacDonald has expanded the FREE content area on his website to provide more “How To” information. There are some cool projects and many helpful tips that might be of use to all of us. You can check it out at the link shown down below. Here’s the link to the HOW TO area: http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/content/howto/ While you are there browse the rest of the site and check out some of the outstanding woodworking being done. As you probably already know, some of our fellow LJ...
I so enjoyed putting together this little preview of my latest video, I just HAD to share…mostly because the music is so darn catchy! I dare your toes to NOT start tapping… you’ll see… I hope you all enjoy the clip…and thanks for watching. Video>
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