What with working all weekend, I didn’t get more than a few hours to work on the suggestion box. But I did manage to get a few important details out of the way…The first, was one that I approached with the most trepidation, the cutting of the slot. I wanted it to be slightly tapered from outside to inside… so I tilted the table of the scroll saw and made the two cuts… from the bottom side…It worked out just fine and the sample card fits with room to spare…T...
Well I’m back on track after last weeks screw up with the tenons. I’ve got them all fixed and fitting properly now. I’m relearning a lot more than I expected with the mortise and tenons. I’ve done them before but it’s been about 20 years and I forgot a lot more than I realized. I finished cutting the cloud lifts on the legs and got all the parts for the base to a point where I was able to start dry fitting them. Now I mostly just have a lot of sanding and I...
This week I got all the mortises cut into the legs without any problems. My new Grizzly mortisor is working really nice. I got all the parts except for the tops cut to size and the tenons cut. I thought everything was going great until I realized that I cut the tenons wrong on all of the rails. I won’t repeat the language I used in the shop unless someone asks :). I fixed them by glueing little pieces onto every tenon. I’m glad I got the first screw up out of the way...
Hey you LumberJocks, I find myself in the unfortunate position of needing to sell off some wood, so I thought I’d see if any LumberJocks would be interested. What wood does he have, you might ask? Let me list a bit of it for you. Basswood($2.00 per board foot): Great carving stock. A couple hundred board feet in many different sized boards. 4” X 4” X 78”, 2” x 9” x 48”, 4” x 8” X 78” Clear redwood($3.00 per board foot)...
My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #1: The Beginning - With help from Darrell Peart
I’ve been an admirer of Greene and Greene style of furniture for a long time. I love the soft edges and exposed joinery and I think Greene and Greene were masters at proportions which is where I feel I am the weakest when it comes to design. I’ve been wanting to take my woodworking up a notch and try something a little more challenging than the stuff I’ve been doing and improve my design skills so I’d been looking for an appropriate project. When I read Darrell Peart’s articles in Woodworking...
i had 6 mahogany chunks for lack of a better description. i was told they were african crotch mahogany from a near by wood working store. i had four of hem milled to 5/4 pieces and 8/4 pieces. i still have two chunks left. they measure roughly 48×15x10. i had thought about selling them but at the same time keeping them for down the road projects. i could use the room in my shop plus the money to buy some new equipment. but at the same time they arent hurting me by keeping them. i...
I spent the first weekend in October at the Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania taking the Woodworking Fundamentals I class. All in all a great couple days spent with Chuck and Joe, with excellent lunches provided by Chuck’s wife Lorraine. From the Acanthus Web Site: This two day course covers the basic hand tools used in fine furniture making. Students will learn how to determine a good tool from a bad tool, what tools are really necessary for furniture making, how the tools w...
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” .....Muhammad Ali, Heavyweight boxing champ…1942 - One of the benefits of creating “Wolf’s Tooth” wood inlay bandings is that you actually get two bandings for the effort of one. What do I mean by this? When the initial cuts from the laminated stock are made on the table saw using the dedicated miter saw we flip th...
it’s my first time spraying tinted shellac and i think i love it very much. i over did it in some areas though making the bed a bit darker in some areas. i must say i’m starting to like analine dyes versus the pigments stains that home depot carries—you can really dial in the right color you’re after with each coat of stain
I’m getting closer to the finish but I just noticed my grain direction is heading in different ways with the foot and head board. Also the top is a bit wobbly I may have to add more supports to it
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