There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Grooving Planes 4 – Tweaking and Tuning. I put everything together and make final adjustments. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/grooving-planes-4-tweaking-and-tuning/
Hello everyone. I’ve noticed that a lot of you have a DW735 thickness planer like I do.I use the heck out of mine and it is a great machine. But, there was a design flaw in my opinion that needed to be addressed. The dust port is placed above the middle of the out-feed table, and the dust collector hose has to be tied back or hung up to keep it out of the way, unless you are blessed with a permanent attachment.I hung it or tied it for a long time until I came up with this solution.Wi...
Since 95% of my stock is recycled pieces of shipping crates, pallets, or cut offs donated from a now closed cabinet shop, I have to do a LOT of glue ups.I have plenty of wood, just not in “ready to build” sizes. This is about 1/4th of my supply. I keep the rest spread out at Grandma’s, my brother’s and everywhere else there is a little room. lol So to do any projects, glue ups have to be fast, easy and as simple as possible.I’ve made a set of clamping caul...
Spoiler alert: Its done! Got the piece all clamped up and brought it in during a chilly stretch of weather Bottom of the piece after a nice soak in med walnut Danish oil and a few coats of wipe on poly Teensy bit of a gap, but it closes up depending on temp/humidity. The oak looks kind of trashy in this pic compared to the pretty walnut :) Another shot of the bottom, but a different direction. Notice rays appear much darker.. From the top All finished, but the lens on my pho...
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 ...
Oak leaves have a unique and distinctive leaf shape Oak trees grow on each of the five continents and cultures at every level have relied on the wood and acorn, the tannic acid and the bark throughout the millennia. Great ships with oak bows and rudders crisscrossed the globe. Massive barns and manorial homes came from the stems and crooks of full-grown oaks in every county. It would be impossible to catalogue the provision we have from the ancestry of the common oak. Oak works...
Well, I am started down the road now to creating a rocking horse for my granddaughter, Emma.She will be two years old this Christmas, and has now just begun to walk. So I figure, if I start it now,I’ll finish in time for this Christmas… This horse is being created loosely from the Woodsmith Rocking Horse, issue #65, with a little creative flair this time around. I last built one of these some 16 years ago, for my oldest granddaughter, who is going to graduate from high school next...
A few years ago I became interested in wood working again. It was probably after I bought a Craftsman table saw from a neighbor for $25. I already had a band saw, a drill press and a sander. But my previous foray was interrupted by a divorce, marriage and 4 moves. It was also about that time that my wife and I decided to convert a bedroom into an office. When we looked at cabinets in the local big box store sticker shock set in. The price was outrageous for a few upper kitchen cabinets m...
Not much to say. Been taking it easy. Bought the wood on Craigslist. White oak. Mortise and tenon construction. Dark oak aniline dye, cherry oil stain, seed-lac,lacquer and dark Briwax finish.
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