This video tutorial focuses on mortising the base. Eventually, this section will be reversed and the mortise being made will provide a dovetail-like opening that the chuck’s jaws will grip.There are 3 sections of the segmented vase. Ultimately, all 3 sections will be glued together to form a vase that will be 9” x 12” when finished. There are 18 rings and 24 segments in each ring. (432 total segments). visit…www.TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com Learn more, Ex...
Having the bulk of pieces, cut and sanded, I elected to tape and pre finish most of the components. Finishing large projects is a huge challenge for me as I work in a 3 car garage and can not easily spray stuff. Since I was finishing many large panels, I decided to try applying the clear coat with a floor roller. Since I like their other products, I decided to use a Zinsser water based poly. It worked as well as brushing does, however, the coats go on thick and you need to watch the rol...
I recently completed this proof of concept and soon will be making this design in some Maple Burl. I just need to a few more tools… LOL
Though I would show some of my guitar wood off!Claro Burl, Myrtle burl, Oak Burl and figured madronewww.oregonburls.com
I’ve often thought, especially while browsing some of the beautiful workbench projects that have been posted here, that building a masterpiece of a workbench is truly a rite of passage for a woodworker. I’ve been into woodworking for a few years now, with practically no background in the trade, and am self taught. (Save for 6 months of shop class back in grade 8.) I started out mostly as a power tool woodworker, but as i’m trying to achieve better results, I have been mov...
Here I rough cut the sides I used a piece of oak dowel as the handle. A piece of mahogany for the bottom I used a piece of lightly finished cedar and a piece of maple with a live edge for the center separator I cut slots on the inside so the separator would fit in snug Here is the original image I found for the side panel label I converted it to a single color image and used a laser cutter to burn it into the wood. Here things are ‘doweled&...
It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get the drawers built. I made drawer stock by gluing up discounted (50% off) lumber purchased at the lumber yard. They sell “shorts” – boards that are less than 48 inches in length in various widths. I made the drawers out of poplar with the exception of the pull out tray. It is maple. With the boards glued up, I then planed them to just over 5/8 inch. Then I switched to the drum sander and sanded them to 5/8 inch th...
Hand Planning of In-Grained Wood ....out in this walk of life, i have tapped the shoulder of my many other’s, where were it not for dreamers of more, i should have given up my presence long of yes-ter-year’s…. —-”enter not the dwelling of caged minds seeking harmony”, was the voice that spoke to me from ages of yore, for in the duty of a soul that comes upon the dark night, there is a light for culler’s of the reapers who strive their spiritR...
So, after a bit of a delay, I’ll now start with a recap of what I’m building, and what I’ve done so far. The PlanFirst, the plan I’m working off of is for the ‘Woodsmith Workbench’, found in issue 173 of Woodsmith Magazine, and also at plansnow.com. There’s a few pics at that website, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to embed them here or not. I’m basically following that plan with a few modifications:1) instead of the maple top (m...
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