Yesterday rain moved in late in the day and rained all night but cleared in the morning. Unfortunately that left the steep track to the beech forest impassable due to clay mud, despite serious mud chains on the 4wd. The plan was adjusted to do a local walk to view some intact native lowland forests. We visited some massive examples of Kahitakea, Matai, Miro, Red beech and silver beech. Then it was off for a leisurely hot brown beverage at the local River’s cafe before going back to...
Some photos of day 1 – milling a pine log. Today we cut a section of the windblown pine, dragged it into place (literally), setup the mill and everyone had a go at cutting a few pieces of wood. Not a lot of pieces of wood but the point was for everyone to have a go and to mix up the types and sizes of cuts for practice and instruction and for fun. Only 1 mishap when the poorly balanced ( and grossly undersized trailer of mine) bounced off of the hitch from an underperforming hitch l...
Lots of preparations for our milling event. People: Fellow LJ Craig Ambrose from Motueka will also be joining us. Craig is a keen woodworker who has recently moved nearby to Mot to live in a new intentional community (Atamai). We now have 4 ( out of 6 ) LJers attending making this an LJ event and Martin was kind enough to list on the LJ events calendar. Forest track: I had contracted a local roadworks company to upgrade the forest track. Unfortunately like any good reliable builder (...
In this episode I show you all of the ins and outs on using hardwood edge banding. I had to pick up a new trim router so once I make the new base I will show that to everyone.
My workplace has turned out to be a hotbed of longtime woodworkers and budding newcomers. Several of them have enrolled in the Beginning Cabinet Making Course at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson (founded by a former College of the Redwoods student). As a result they have to pass through my hometown of Murchison ( 1 1/2hr south of Nelson) and so I have put together a milling weekend to kick off their two weeks immersion into woodworking. If there is anyone in the area that I...
Dentil mouldings are a distinctive member of the classical moulding family. Often you will see a distinguished building and then when you look up to view the architectural moulding of the cornice you will very often see dentils as one of the cornice members. The same holds true for furniture. Visit a museum that features fine woodworking from the past few hundred years and you are sure to find a furniture piece with a cornice that includes dentil moulding. So, if you were building f...
Here is what I got up to yesterday… first off here are the original doors from the catamaran. 4 larger doors.6 medium doors.12 small doors.Yes I can add too.. was not 16 but a total of 22 doors that had to be replicated… well not the louvre centre…Not including the 2 small flap doors… After a hour or so of discussing the design, the clients decided on frame and raised panel construction and to fit the cabinets in with the other timber trim in the cabin…. I...
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
The following is an addition to The Apprentice and The Journeyman woodworking video series, Let’s Build. The dedicated dado sled for the table saw is a highly versatile woodworking shop fixture that can expand the woodworking approaches used by many woodworkers. Dado blades are used on the table saw instead of a typical saw blade and the dado blades are often said to be “stacked.” This term implies that the dado blades, chippers, and shims are combined to create a cert...
So 1st fallback reached yesterday. I have to border the pattern. For the pattern glue-ups I used a traditional glue, PVA. This is good for this purpose but if I had mitred all edges (and the top) the tiny 1mm squares at each corner might not have held on at all. Worse still is the possibility that they would chip off over time. So bordered it is. Using 7mm strips of Purpleheart I set out the patterns to give me an overall idea of what it would look like. I then labelled everything s...
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