I am making some podium out of solid cherry .I assembled them using mitre foods with biscuits .Tight joints when I first glued them up but a couple months later the joints are partially open , maybe 1/32nd. Any suggestions on repairing.it hasn’t been stained or finished yet.
Ok, wasn’t the plan to work on a Monday in the shop…just kind of happened… Thought I could just size two plywood panels to make the lid and the bottom panels….Marked one out, thinking I could use that to mark a second one, once the first was done….bandsaw cuts were a bit..wavy. Got out a plane to un-wavy them.. Got a Junior Jack plane to joint the edges straight. Checked the ends with a square….recut, and then joint THAT edge. Then go through ...
Might as well make a box out of this… Worked on finding better ways of doing this…bandsaw was used for a bit on some areas, to hog off some of the waste. I also used the 358 mitre box for some of the crosscuts. Laid out the fingers.. This was after I had cut the mitred ends. More of the handsaw work at a 45 degree cut. Marked out where the ends of the fingers would be, and cut the excess off. SHARP chisels to remove the waste to form “pockets” The b...
A friend decided that he wanted to see full blind finger joints done. So, I walked out of Lowes with a pair of Poplar 1×4 x 24” boards. Figured it would be a little easier than using my supply of 3/8” thick pine…. I cut one of the boards into a pair of 6” long “Ends” ( yep, making yet another box) and a 12” side. laid out for the end joints.. I do have just the saw to cut these to length.. This works better than the bandsaw, for...
I know, not everyone is in the same situation as I am. Some are more lucky than I, and some just don’t have as many opertunities as I do. So that’s tosay, you may not be able to use the solutions I have, you may have other options I dont, but, this is what I found. As a commercial truck driver, more specifically a flat be driver, I have many opertunities to bring home what’s known as “dunnage”. In essence that is lumber (of many types and sizes) that is...
I had been tossing around the thought this I want a better work bench. The problem is, I don’t have much money or time to build one. As a commercial truck driver by trade, I’m only home for a little more than 1 day per week, and much of that time is taken up caring for my kids, house and volunteering in the Scouting Organization. But, like every other wood working enthusiast, I know I need to just make some time to do what I love doing. So on each weekend that I have even just ...
I begin the make of a stool for the workshop, with a comfortable height for my body. The wood used, here in Argentina, is called “Anchico” (Parapiptadenia rigida). It is a hard and heavy wood, which for its can also be used outdoors. In this first part designed a template, I decided to make the legs first. I wanted them to have a shape that remembered some of those forms of the fine antique European furniture, but simplified. A visual suggestion, a recall, but not the details o...
Also known as Box Joints. Not saying this is the “perfect” way to do these, but, this is how I do them. First off, I get the four sides all milled to size. Nice when they are the same width and thickness So, for this little “How to”, I have these Pine boards. I made them about 3/8” thick, and all are about 3-1/2” wide.Boards can be about any size, but they need to be close to the same size no matter how thick or wide they are. I start with t...
View on YouTube The 2nd part of my traditional tool cabinet project!
Video link is here if you prefer not to read https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cJsGbmom-g I heard about John Moberg’s tools from a friend of mine who has both his spokeshave and his router plane. I decided to get ahold of the router plane for myself and see what it’s like. The fit and finish is what you’d expect from a handmade tool. This is a user tool not a collector (thought it looks quite awesome in my opinion) It’s similar to a Stanley 271 plane but the ...
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