I’ve had a vision of my self milling the free logs that are constantly being dumped at our compost site in our town. I have read about it, thought about it, and investigated the Husqvarna and Sthil saws at my local Farm & Fleet for maneuverability. But that is the chain saw only. I’ve been reading blogs here, and checking out You Tube. Here are some facts to consider: In my younger days I could carry a 4×8 panel of sheet rock by lifting it. 30 years later I am usi...
Several people have inquired about the Pochade box I am building for my wife. A Pochade box is a painter’s box that can be transported out into the field. Varying in size, shape and style they can contain any, all or none of the following: paints, pallets, brushes, solvents, canvases, etc. What a Pochade box really does well though is holds a canvas while one is in the field painting. Mine is made of walnut sides with a bookmatched maple top. The base, sub-base and drawers are ma...
I have been revamping and upgrading the American School of French Marquetry website lately and we just launched a forum for everyone to use post and ask questions or help others in this fields.As any Forum we need people to start and to make this forum an alive place. Please help us make this forum a place that could contribute to raise the quality of work for our Lumberjocks community. http://americanschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/asfm/index.php/marquetry-forum
Well, this morning I had an “Aww Piss” moment over my morning coffee. I was sitting at the bench and decided to do a quick dry fit of the top to see where the secondary wall would land on it when I noticed I had made a HUGE error. I rabbeted the wrong side of the top! I had checked and re-checked before cutting it but somehow STILL ended up getting the wrong end. So now I have a rabbet joint along the front edge of the top panel. My thinking on how to hide th...
Some of you have probably seen my Pocket Hole jig set up (pics shown below). It works great. I have drilled hundreds of pocket holes with it. But, therein lies a problem. When I am drilling holes in panels such as plywood cabinet members, I have difficulty reaching around or over the panel to operate the clamp. In fact, on more than one occasion, I have scraped my arm. That is not good for a guy with thin blood. So, in the words of Tim, The Tool Man Taylor “So I rewired it!” :-) I know ...
Just a video i made to give a better understanding of the basics of dust collection. Blast gates, machine hook ups, pipe layouts, and chip catch bins. Detailed explanation of my basic shop set up and the eveloution of what took me years to figure out. click on this link to watch vid from you tube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wYd7W9l_Y
My furniture business (Stephen Mines Custom, No. Hollywood, CA,) did routinely build totally custom furniture, but the mainstay that paid the bills and made the business a financial success was a LINE of custom furniture. Yeah, I know, sounds like a contradiction, but really wasn’t. Averaging round 30-40 pieces (Country French, English, Early American) my catalog allowed the customer or their designer/decorator to order to their specific dimensions, distress preference (including none) ...
Hello folks, The Woodpecker corner radius jig is a very nice and well done jig.In Brazil I can’t find it at stores and to order a set one is expensive. Based at Woodpecker idea I developed myself idea and a friend of mine made it to me using acrylic sheet (1/4”). The idea is to have a four diferent radius at the same jig.To change the radius you need only to change the fence positions. The fence is screwed at jig using two screws per side.The fence hol...
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As a life time wood worker returning to hand tool use, I found my tool set lacking. My dad made me learn hand tools before power tools could be touched, that being said, It’s only been recently that I have returned to hand tools as my primary means of working wood. That being said, I do posses a working set of saws, planes, chisels, etc. The big hole was a stable secure place to hold the wood while working it. One of the most important and basic tools for hand tool users are benches...
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