I spent part of today, getting a few 1×4s ready to become aprons on the table. They had been sitting out in the van for over a month, freezing their knots off. Brought them in to the Dungeon shop to warm up awhile. laid them out on the clothes dryer, in fact One of the four short pieces is elsewhere. Actually, it was in a vise, getting a little trim work Oh boy, a board with…..Charactor! Those are cracks, not pencil marks. Took a hand plane for a spin on the f...
Gluing the large door stumped me for a while, as I tried to figure out the order of gluing the parts together. Because there is a center stile (vertical piece) and that piece has tenons on each end, I have to glue that center stile into the top and bottom before I put the two outer side stiles on. After much thought, this is the order I glued the pieces together. First I glued the two right-side rails to the center stile as seen here in red: Then I glued the two left-side ...
This Week I show you how to make a folding out feed table for your table saw. This design was based after an article and plan found in a 2009 issue of Woodworker’s Journal Magazine. Originally the plan was designed for a Cabinet saw with a Biesemeyer Fence System, so I had to make some slight modifications for my Porter Cable Saw. In this 3 part video series I show you a step by step on building this project as well as talk about the modifications I had to make. The Article and plans ca...
Well, we went from over a foot of snow two days ago to pouring rain today. Everything is a melting mess. I suppose that is part of spring. I spent the day working on my two word art projects. After some consideration, I decided to re-cut the America! project because I just wasn’t confident about the strength of the piece. As I stated yesterday, there was one area of weakness that I missed when drawing it up on the computer and I didn’t realize it until I cut it out. The piec...
The two planks that made up the top, were a bit cupped, gluing them up into a top didn’t help out much. Although I took the top out of the clamps I still kept them handy. I used two of the pipe clamps to hold the top steady whilest i did a little flattening The one face wasn’t too bad, so just a wide Jack plane to level the field, and a smoother to, well, smooth things out Flipped the top over, as I wanted both faces cleaned up. I hadn’t decided which face wo...
Laid out a few junkie boards. Well one was junkie, anyway. Pretty, ain’t? Needed to scrub away the junk on the outside, so I could at least see where I was cutting.. Little scrub plane was taking too long, so I got out a slightly bigger one Clamps might get in the way on a cut, so a couple 2” long screws to hold it in place, for my saw to do a rip cut I ripped a blank off the plank, turned the plank around to the other “good” side, and ripped again. ...
I’ve been looking at a lot of other folks Intarsia projects here on Lumberjocks, and finally decided to bite the bullet, and try one of these myself. I am using a Judy Gale Roberts pattern, I-96, which is a mother horse and her colt, grazing in a field.I like the pattern, and hope I can give it the really nice finished look, like others have.I am at the sanding stage right now, taking each piece, and trying to round all the edges.What a sanding task! I have got to figure out a faste...
I had written an earlier post about slabbing the wood I needed to build my family’s home in Papua New Guinea. Well, we got our home “finished” (I use that world very loosely) and just thought you guys might like to see some pictures of the progress. Every stick of lumber in this house was slabbed from local trees in the Hewa tribe where we live. The only wood in the house that was not slabbed by myself or co-workers was the plywood floors (which got destroyed by 4 big rain s...
Now that the parts of the doors are ready for gluing up there are a couple things to do first. Because the tops of the doors will have plexiglass panels as “windows” I need to take off one side of the groove I made. This will allow the window to sit in from one side. I don’t want to glue the plexi window in the door just in case it gets broken sometime and trapped in there. So I will take off half of the wood and then put the plexi in and fill in around the edges with ...
I work at a nature center and each year they have some sort of auction of items made my local artisans or craftsman as a fundraiser. One year is was painted rain-barrels, the next was bird houses. etc. This year it is garden benches. You submit a design and if picked you build the thing and it gets auctioned off, and the proceeds help keep me employed. This year a frined of mine w/o access to a shop designed a nice garden bench and i offered to build it for the auction.
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