So my plan for vacation this week was to finish up a project I started a couple of months ago. My goal was to make a rolling cabinet for my little Ryobi table saw. I kept having to pull it out from against the wall, plug it in, put it next to my bench that I use for an out feed table, and then start to make cuts. I made an attempt at some dust collection putting a thin board at the bottom of the saw where it mounted to the metal stand. I put a port for shop vac hose, but it was less than ...
Had a great time today with Rustic Rick his wife Nancy, Billie J. and his wife Lou Ann, SteveMI, and Myself and my lovely wife Kris. I got a cheaper version of the Gripper from Woodline USA, at $16.00, and a router for my Dremel. Oh man they had some wood to die for, we just had no way to get it home. I’ll have to let the other guys tell you what they got cause I wasn’t paying to much attention. Needless to say I couldn’t find any Lathe tools to speak off. Or any thing else ...
So I am having a pretty lazy morning and while I got up early thus morning I kinda just puttered the morning away (looking at potential boat plans can consume a lot of time:-) . I finally got out to the shop, the coffee pot was empty anyway, and decided to fillet the lower starboard joint and then while hull 816 was on its side I coated the interior of both bouyancy tanks and anything else that was horizontal in this orientation. On Paul’s (shipwright) suggestion I wetted out the fabr...
Hey friends, thanks for looking in again on what really is my final installment for this spoon makers tote! This piece went a little faster than I had originally thought it would go, but I had some time and inspiration so I went ahead with the flow of the tools. This is going to be much more of a practical piece to enjoy using, packaging some small tools, woods and spoons around. I left some tool marks with a fun and spirited opinion of wanting this work to look used and lived in. For me i...
Hey all! Now this next step was really one of my favorites so far. Gluing up the body! Using Titebond 3 and all the pistol grip clamps I could get my hands on, I glued everything together. This is a picture of it after the clamps were taken off. I made the top and back oversized so that I could route them to size after glue up. While routing it, I set it up to make a groove in the side. This is so that I could apply the binding. The binding I use is a white plastic that i...
I have just five minutes, but I’ll put some pictures of the work. The raw work is over: God willingly, tomorrow I’ll began with adjusting, sanding and finishing. What do you think of the whole? Tonight I’ll sit for a while and try to post a video. See you later, ...”sawdust-gators”.
I have decided to build my own guitar. It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time and I hope to eventually turn it into a FT hobby someday.. So I finally took that first step this week. I got plans from Chris over at http://www.eguitarplans.com he draws up some really good plans. The body is going to be a 2 piece Solid Mahogany body. I started by cutting the two sides to length about 19” for this guitar so that I had a little extra to play with. Glue U...
Ok, I got up my nerve and started the dry fit. Viola, they fit nearly perfectly the first time. I did say nearly, but with a little help of a rasp and file the dry fit is a go. I had never used a rasp or file that often and was pleasantly pleased with the results that can be obtained by their use. I found as with most hand tools is to let the tool do the work and you act as a guide. Using that theory has been one of my accomplishments thus far in woodworking.Ok Bill, shut up and start glu...
Hello again folks, this blog aint done yet, I still have to finish the railings and ladders and make this thing a bunk bed. I started a new job recently so I’ve been very busy, as a result, shop time has been limited and my picture taking has been lax. But I’ve got enough below to give you an idea of the process. Nothing too ground breaking here and no galoot points when it comes to mortising. Jointing one face and one edge so I can feed them through the thickness planer ...
I have been thinking about making something in a more classical style for a while. The decision of what to make was actually an afterthought, im building it mostly for fun and practice, so I was more concerned with style, technique, and joinery, but here’s the criteria I came up with -Incorporate turning ( I enjoy turning, but have never actually turned a set of spindles, legs, or any other kind of matching set)-Mortise and tennon joinery ( I’m in the middle of building a p...
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