Make your own Home-Made Stain. This is nothing more than Steel Wool and Vinegar, yet the colors are amazing. Different wood creates different colors as you can see from the pictures. Pictures added Below!
I know, more cheap shelves. Let’s face it, most of us would rather buy tools not shelves. With that in mind here is a shlef that only requires 2×4s, 1/2” plywood, wood screws,& some nuts,bolts, & washers. I have seen quite a few of your workshops out there, And a lot of you have metal buildings with C or Z purlins to columns type metal building construction. So this will be the kind of drawing that I’m posting today. You can apply the same principles to a buildi...
I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep my central vac hose close to my work when sanding. I had a couple of pretty strong magnets that I had salvaged from a computer hardrive…and that’s when I had that EUREKA moment! So, I epoxied the magnets to a vacuum wand that I had laying around and the pictures tell the rest of the story. Sure cuts down on the dust! Works on my bandsaw and TS too…I guess I should have been in blog mode as opposed to project mode…sorry guys… it’s al...
My wife & me get started new project.It conceived like fish on picture and lettering.‘canvas’ , fish and rope for hanging is done.But in proc we have disagree in lettering, and …...... consensus is: to get LJs community cut this knot. if you interest this i afford me set rules: - it must be non fishing theme – lettering – latina (for write it under fish), – some object for completed fish, words & this added object. like this : ht...
I was lucky, I was given a short time to assemble this box last weekend. January 2011 was really a hectic month of conferences and seminar.. So here it goes… The box is on the go. The lid is just simply inserted… what is lacking is the handle.The sides are all mitered…. lacking is spline…. but maybe not needed.The bottom is a solid wood somewhat a Narra look wood but I can not smell the aromatic scent. Here is the look as of now…. Here i...
What would (fill in the blank) do? I get my inspirations from several sources, depending what I am going to build and design. It could be from anyone of the big names like Maloof, Nakashima, or it could be a fellow LJ member. This comes in handy for motivation as it proved awhile back. I was looking for an attractive drawer pull for a project and out of all the sources (on line, too) out there I could not find one I liked or looked good in the design element of the project. After some...
As I am now semi-retired and looking for new things to do I have thought, a lot, about using the scrollsaw to make a little money. First I think I am fairly good at the process of making things not that I don’t have lots yet to learn. I know that some of you have a business side to your woodworking and/or scrollsawing. Where possible I hace read and learned from each of you. I have, also, searched to Internet for information about “The Business Side of Craft Shows” and ̶...
This is the blog that I promised detailing my experiments in what I call “watercolor style” aniline dying. My sincere hope is that it will encourage some of you to jump in and help develop what I think is a huge potential of which I’ve only scratched the surface. The idea of hand dyeing pieces of inlay or marquetry came to me because I was frustrated by the limited array of colors available to me in the veneer and solid wood supply to which I have access. I was enjoying ...
I would like to know if anyone has a better method of filing and finding scrollsaw files on your computer. For about six months I hadve been dumping them into a folder called Scroll Saw Files (how cute). Steve Good posted a neat way to preview the files as you scroll through them – works OK. Do you guys files them by type, design or some other method. I would really like some input here before I get any more out of control. Thanks
Here’s the smallest table in my shop. I built it because I needed to cut small radius with my jigsaw and didn’t want to be cutting into my workbench. There’s not much to it. Four legs, a 4×4 with some pocket holes at the top to attach a small piece of replaceable plywood to. Besides using for cuttig with the jigsaw, I use it when I want to drill a hole through something and I don’t want a hole in my workbench. It also comes in handy for routing smaller pieces usei...
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