Making a mortise with an old drill press. I have said before that an old rickety drill press is better than no drill press at all. In the photo above, I am using my Dad’s old Craftsman bench top drill press to do some deep mortising. This drill press shakes worse than a wet dog; it shakes so much I feel like I need to call someone to help me keep everything in place. I am doing some mild exaggeration here, but in the photo above I am using several clamps while drilling some mortises. Th...
Not onlyl is this my very first wood gloat it’s also my very first purchse useing cgraigslist…. i know, i know, i’m sure everyone is using it…. I saw an add with a pic for left over pieces of various hardwoods, all for 20.00. Figured what the heck i’ll go for it…... well to me…this was a jackpot….. From first glance it alot of walnut, and cherry. There’s a few we don’t even know what they are. Also a few possib...
Here’s a little idea I had last night, & decided to work out a way I could do it. It’s a Fully Off Axis Stemmed Goblet, where the whole of the stem is a half inch (13mm) off set from the cup & the base. To do this, I roughed to round, formed the cup, hollowed out (leaving the walls rather thicker than usual) & finished the inside & outside of the cup. (I should have also finished the shoulder of the stem section too…I’ll know for next time!) I then ...
I had some more time to work on my table before to be really interrupted by the parcment job. You can see the post related to the parchment table there Top as been veneered with old brown glue, my favorite liquid hide glue, shaped and sanded and I did straighten the edges for a nice clean fit. I have ben playing with steam bending. Russ Filbeck lent us one of his steamer. I used a PVC pipe to dip my cherry moulding in dyed black water to soak them through ...
I know those are not words that all of us like hearing. But long before Game of Thrones was ever thought of, Keith used to tease me because I used that phrase frequently this time of year as I purchased extra essentials and prepared for the long, cold days ahead when we may not be able to get to the store. Being prepared is important and coming from Chicago, I was no stranger to sudden snow squalls which left the area crippled for sometimes several days. Now living in rural Nova Scotia, I fee...
Back at PFW it was time to cut and assemble the drawer for the desk. That meant half-blind dovetails at the front of the drawer. Mario imparted some wise advice. Always cut at least 2 dovetails with the same material and to the same thickness as you will use in the project. That’ll give you a good feel for the material and how it will react when you cut the real ones. Great advice. Got to work for the first time on a Moxon vice. This thing was awesome! Allows you work to be right ...
This is my first art piece. It is a hand forged rose and broken heart tied back together. They are mounted into a mahogany base and has an oil finish. Please view the video, subscribe to my Youtube channel, and share it. Thank you all! ””Mended Heart video
Well, I found out what was wrong with my mortising set up – the drill bit inside the mortise chisel was bent and causing the chisel to jam. I tried another chisel that had never been used and it worked, so I went old-school. I started and ended the mortising with those whatchamacallits, chisels! Thats it! I marked out the mortises with a pencil, then went around the perimeter with a chisel. I only went deep enough to cut the surface fibers, maybe 1/16”+, and got a nice outli...
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So anyway, when I was last in the shop I left off here… an unfinished urn…And there it sat… and sat… never to be finished???Older Brother Steve is gone now… and at peace. He’ll have no use for it…Younger Brother Scott called and asked me to give him a hand, moving furniture and things out of Steve’s place a couple of weeks ago… I arrived a little early, in the rain, feeling a little low… But, whatever your beliefs, you have to admit ...
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