Design Drawings Completed, For a Music Box Finally finished with the design drawings for a 72 note movement, Music Box. It took me approximately 60 hours to come up with this design. Next is the working drawings, then it’s fun time, the woodworking part. The top marquetry will be a good challenge for me, but I’m really looking forward to it. On the front of the box is a Lyre Harp. Carved out of solid ebony. The foot design is a segmented turning with Maple and 8 Ebony pin st...
OK all you LJers out there that are smarter than me, And that should be most of you. I have an opportunity to purchase at a good price a 3 phase 10hp belt sander. The belt is about 8ft long by 8in. My questions: 1) Has anyone gone through the trouble of getting 3 phase electricity into a residential house? If so, how did you do it? 2) What is the cost of getting 3 phase into a residential home? 3) If anyone used a converter, how did it affect your equipment? Any and all com...
I am looking to design and build new bar stools for our kitchen island. I am looking for a design like that of the Aaron Stools (Pottery Barn) which I already own that style but the workmanship is junk. They squeak and are loose. Any ideas on where to find plans or designs to inspire my design? It has been a year since I made my last project which was the cherry tv stand. BTW, Home Depot has the Dewalt 12” double compound sliding miter saw for $599 and you get the $200 HD stand fre...
I am very sorry that the tutorial is still down. I lost all the pictures and just have moved on to other things. But the good news is that others have come to the rescue with their own tutorials and are just as good…even better than mine.Here is one by Scott http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58221Andy
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These are my original design ideas for making my jewelry boxes. These diagrams may be a little confusing because I did not intended for them to be published. You guys are so nice, I had no choice but to share. This design was prevously used for making cigar humidors. I don’t have good pictures of them—sorry. I have lots of detailed instructions for every step to make this box. Just ask and I’ll add more to this blog. The rough cut diagram shows the sequence t...
My next project is ambitious! Here’s an in-progress shot of the back of a mission style desk made of red oak. The kicker? The middle of the desk tilts up to become a drafting table with ratcheting positions! Skill I’m learning this project? Doweling pieces together. (Though this will mostly be pocketholes) structure is complete. Currently working on sanding, then finishing. Definitely looking for advice on finishing red oak. This will be a heavy-use piece, so the finish need...
So I started getting into woodworking and bought a hand plane. So as soon as I got home I wanted to use it, so I put a peice of wood in my vise and started planeing. Five minutes later, my bench was four feet farther forward than it originally started. So I moved it back and kept going. Well I have done that for the past year and a half, and have decided enough is enough. So while I was in school I designed a Work Bench. Here are the specs on the bench:1. The bench is four feet deep, six feet...
Since I began woodworking (not that long ago), my wife has wanted me to make her a jewelry armoire. The Greene and Greene style really appeals to me, so I thought I’d give it a try. Here is my concept I’ve been refining for a few months now. The sides will open for necklace storage. The top will also open with a mirror. For those of you familiar with Darrell Peart, and Darrell himself, you might notice his obvious influence. I couldn’t post this here withou...
The other night my wife’s best friend’s daughter stopped by to help out with the kids while we ran some errands and completed some chores. She showed them a new game. They spent the evening in the basement hiding behind a blanket draped over a couple chairs, putting on puppet shows with the numerous dolls and stuff animals scattered about the basement. They’ve been putting on puppet shows nearly every day since…which sparked an idea for a Christmas present/project: ...
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