I made some more progress on the morris chair today, I started work on the tenons. I am using a dado blade! I also got a tool gloat in the progress, I got a 6’’ Oshlun dado for $58.99 from Amazon.com.
Phase 1 of my new kitchen completed. This is another in the endless list of projects I’ve embarked on since starting my new home construction back in 2007 with the focus on providing all the labor, or as close to it as possible. The kitchen has been a long time coming, a lot of time spent in designing, drawing models and finally arriving at what I think I want;) Construction materials: Base cabinet boxes: V.C. Pre-lacquered 5/8” sheet stock.Door/Drawer faces: Curly sugar ma...
Resawing lumber bandsaw JIG – HOW TO MAKEOr your own little mill, if you find a nice peace of wood in the forest! I visited a friend the other day, and in his firewood pile I found these nice pieces of wood, and could see a little box, a new handle for some chisels, a mallet and God knows…So yes a new jig was needed… Or perhaps wanted – and since I love making them, here we go: First a plywood sled that fits your bandsaw size.Route some T-tracks (or buy s...
About three and a half years ago I got the opportunity to acquire several cypress logs that were being removed from a building site near my regular job. At first I planned to mill them into lumber myself using a chainsaw mill but I soon reconsidered that plan and they just sat in my yard waiting for me to decide what to do. Here they are, waiting… About the same time I also acquired several logs from three sycamore trees that were taken down in the neighborhood. Initially I had th...
I built a large hardware storage cabinet to house an assortment of fine thread bolts.My friend builds custom cars in his shop.In order to secure these expensive nuts, bolts and washers, he hired me to build a cabinet to lock them up when he isn’t around. The assortment came with a large blue rack with a lot of bins for all the different fasteners.This rack is made in three parts that will slide right into my cabinet.If you’ve followed my blog, I built the Table saw island for the ...
Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...
Hey everyone, I am booking wood turning and wood working clubs to come and sell my burl wood. If you are interested in scheduleing reply of call me. I will be headed to Southern California 2nd week in August August 15th I will be introducing myself to the Wood turners club in Grants Pass, Oregon. Would love to schedule something north in Portland and up to Washington. I would evern consider going east coast if it was a large enough group. I am game for almost any place in the USA. I ha...
Stupidity? No, just a momentary lapse of of concentration. Actually, carelessness is probably the correct word. However, I’ll stick with dumb azz as my personal description. I prided myself for having all of my fingers – and I still do. Unfortunately, I am now missing the tips (the sides to be specific). It happened so fast, all I felt was the bouncing of my fingers on the cutter, and the spray of blood going through the air out of the corner of my eye. I was cutting the ...
While helping my mother research some local history, I ran across this picture that I wanted to share with you all. This logging truck was photographed about 1919 up in the Sierra Mountains. As soon as I saw this picture I had to have a copy of my own. I thought it would be fun to challenge you all to come up with your best caption for this photo. I’d love to see other historical wood related pictures like this. What have you got?
I have a friend who wants to sell me some purpleheart. It’s roughsawn 8/4 with some being up to 23 inches wide. It is select stuff, no knots great lumber. Since it’s so wide would it be worth more and what would I do with pieces that wide. He has some other widths of 8/4 and 4/4, they range from 10 to 16 foot long. Would the longer pieces be worth more per board foot. I need to know what to pay and if I have to buy all how much trouble it would be to sell the wide stuff as I don...
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