I found this article, the other day, and keep coming back to it—both literally and in my mind. Figured I’d share it. I plan to keep all of this in mind as I begin my 2nd night stand…. Maybe others have similar suggestions for increasing precision…. — How to get Precisionby Bob Smalser — Make a story stick for each project. Record the measurements of L, W, H and internals on one, unchanging stick. Your project stock should be kept on a...
this is the latest , in a series of about 12 animal/bird cages for re-habing wild injured animals/birdsthat i have done with my LJ buddy margy who re-habs both .this cage was built by margy , in her own shop , i helped when she needed it .and for assembly .we started them at her place for her own use , and over the years have improved the designto it’s present state .we got an order some years ago to make one 16’wide x48’ long x 12’ high , for a flight cage for eagles ...
When you need pipe clamps, they’re great, and they need to be handy – but when you need them only occasionally, they can really get in the way! Hanging them vertically works well provided you have a vertical space available. Unfortunately, I didn’t, so yesterday’s project was a horizontal rack hung near the ceiling. The rack’s not elegant, and it’s certainly not pretty – but then neither are pipe clamps. The main thing is – it works! ...
So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, we just finished laying out where the butt hing is going to be mortised in. Now we need to do the actual mortising. This can actually be fun! well as long as the mortising chisel is sharp and nothing goes wrong, for example mortising in the wrong spot, or crooked or cracking the door frame. Which brings me to my next point. We need to put a clamp on the area we are going to be working on, or else our beautiful, perfectly fitting, emaculately joined d...
Calling al LJ’s in the Arizona are, Our LJ picnic is 1 week away. Feb 27th 10AM till 2PM Saturday. WoodWorkers Source645 W. Elliot Rd.Tempe, AZ 85284480-355-5090 Come one Come all and lets all have a lot of fun! Scrappy See Forum Topic here for more info.
In most places (including Florida) it’s just too nippy to work in the shop, so how about taking a break! Forget the complexities of woodworking and the many other things that clutter our minds. Think instead of “fun and games” – or better still think of “wooden puzzles”. To call a “tangram” a woodworking project would be a stretch, but for such a quick and simple project, one can provide many, many hours of fun (and occasional frustration) ...
Yesterday yahoo and I somehow got my email screwed up so the email at the ends of my posts right now I don’t know if they will get to me or not. I have written to them begging them not to make me change it AGAIN BUT WHO KNOWS? Anyway if you have a message send it to my page here or my facebook page. Thank you for your un-deserved attention. Now I’m off to HD to take back some stuff I bought yesterday I can’t use today, for some stuff I probably can’t use today too.
So here is my second blog series, for lacking of a better term, the “old school butt hinge.” It does not have to be old school, but it is. Why? It takes time, practice, skill, and work to make this almost lost style of hinge work. Thats why we are here, to learn wood working, practice makes perfect, and I will now introduce the hinge: Of course there are left and right hinges… so pay attention. This is the typical straight leaved hinge. You notice the holes,...
So someone asked about seeing tools, well the one I built is unfortunately at the moment redundant, and the shop where I work has existing cabinets. They are probably 60 years old or so, but that does not matter, this is a Traditional cabinet, and things do not change much in tradition. ;-) I would also like to mention that the pics are from 2 different cabinets. As well I would like to cover a variant of the door design, instead of a mostly hidden endgrain hardwood munton, this version...
Ok you asked for it, here it comes! Tool holders are made so, here are a couple of closeups, I already have had these made, but I have not built them in… So this blog entry is an augmention of the plan, so you can see in wood how it should look. They are nothing more than some hardwood, in this case Ash, strips glued together. When selecting wood for tool cabinets or anykind of cabinet where steel or iron will be in direct contact with wood, the Cabinetmaker must always thin...
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