Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times. It has consumed my shop time since February. That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months. Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. When I was ready to head back out to the shop, I discovered the Walnut fairy had left two pieces of walnut ready for work. She’s pretty good at gluing too…After a few passes with the hand plane I’m sure the...
In this project video I show you how to make a baking board.
FINALLY! First, needed some rebates for the screen’s frame to sit in. Don’t have a wide enough bit for the router, BUT, I do happen to have a couple planes that seem to work nicely This one is a Traditional Chinese Edge Plane I build awhile ago. Set the fence for 1/2” and push it along until it is almost all the way down to …3/16” deep. Then go over it with an Iron plane, since it does have a depth stop Hmmm, Noodles, anyone? Ok, rebates all lo...
https://youtu.be/W0k_0Qys0hM Building a set of baby shelves for parents of a newborn. The shelves will hold everything from diapers to finger puppet books!
Happy Monday o/ I recently moved from a teeny one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights to a house in the sticks a few hours north. It’s a lot of space to fill. I get to have a reasonable dresser, a bed AND couch instead of a ratty old futon, etc. I started furniture shopping and my jaw hit the floor. I half jokingly suggested to my favorite bartender that I could outfit a wood shop for the cost of the dresser I wanted and make my own ugly as sin but sturdy and functional furn...
I realize that there is a lot of info on determining the angle in a compound miter. However, whilst reading some comments on this topic I was taken aback as to how many readers felt that 3D CAD was the only way of determining that angle. That is simply not true. This angle can be determined, with the use of a pencil and paper and mild drafting skills. 2D CAD can replace the drafting table and improve the computational accuracy of the joint. The method relies on creating several auxiliar...
Laid out some toys but this was just the tip of the iceberg. Set up a “high-tech workbench” after using a “saw tub” to cut what I needed off a plank. Then the rest gets clamped in place Then clamp the new saw bench top in place for a little joinery work used this old saw to make a few cuts checked the angled parts with a gauge, and a small handplane to smooth it down. the chisels did most of the removal work. angle is about 12 degrees. Time to ma...
Yesterday I completed the combination pallete and wet canvase holder. It is constucted out of birch plywood with oak inserts for holding the wet canvases. The pallete is finished with two coats of BLO. It is shown out of the box with an inserted canvase and inside the box with the pallete in view. I trimmed the drawers with walnut and put two coats of Danish oil on the box. I’ll let the oil dry for three or four days and then finish with satin wipe on polyurethane. ...
A simple project made of oak with decorative walnut top and walnut splines for the door. -once I get pictures, I will post them.
Several members of my local woodworking club believe that biscuits add no additional strength when gluing up most boards. They (and I) believe that they are helpful if you are gluing up boards that are oily and do not normally glue up well. They (and I) also believe that in certain situations the biscuits can aid in alignment. I will also add that I like to use them when gluing into end grain. However, when making a table top by glueing up oak, walnut, cherry, etc. boards side to sid...
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