This week’s question comes from Sylvester in Illinois’. Hey Cody I’m building a dresser for my wife’s birthday coming up out of hardwood and have been running into some problem with tear out. I was wondering if you had any advice on how I can prevent tear out there have been many articles I’ve read online but several have countered it did themselves I’ve experimented with it a little bit but really can’t afford to waste any would do to the fact the hardwood is very expensive. Any advice ...
This is a video I made a wile back but I thought I would repost it due to it being safety week. check out www.hisingwooddesign.com for more info.
Just wanted to let everyone know about my new book. I’m writing a book about the ins and outs on the carpentry-woodworking business. I can only release limited details at this time but it will be released late this summer. This book is designed to cover the knowledge you will need to run a successful business. Look for more info posted on my blog over the next few months.Check out the site for more details. www.hisingwooddesign.com
Well after a few weeks and 86 entries we have a winner for the sander giveaway. Now he person who who one this porter cable sander wrote a great story and its always nice to see what working with wood has done in other people life. Click Here to find out who won. It could be you.
Having owned two older houses, 1926 and 1937, I have had the need to do a good deal of wiring. I always make sure that anything I do meets or exceeds code. Only once was I questioned when selling a house, I had used a LARGER guage wire, , 12 instead of 14, and 14 was code. I had to point out that 12 was probably over kill, a friendly cup of coffee and some conversation took care of the issue. My fall back reference for alot of electrical questions is Home Depot’s book “Home ...
This is a knife…..well at least the handle.. I had a mate ask me to make a knife handle to replace the plastic handle he had on it.. . A small block of Hairy Oak was selected and then resawn. ... the two halves of the knife handle were double-stick taped together...to maintain grain pattern across both sides.....the shape drawn and cut on the bandsaw. As he wants to do the shaping and carving, I only had to rough cut the shape...only a coupla minutes to do it. I will post p...
This has been bigger than Ben Hur…I have had this on the books for a few months…..longer actually…. Get a trailer and hit the road…Take the Torque to the people… BUT…Always something to hold it up….Some little hiccup… Something to slow down the progress.. ..oh well….It took a while but the Torque Workcentre finally has a chariot to ferry it around.. and what a chariot.. Hooked behind the Workshop Ute….Sweet…I had this cus...
Ever wonder how to price your work. This is a great article on how to price your work. Check it out
Refinishing ?A few weeks ago I started working on refinishing this old chair of my grandfathers. I have been storing this chair for about six years now and with a break in business only doing a few small jobs at the moment I thought is was the perfect time. Now I will be posting the video on how I sanded the chair in a few days then I will be on to the finishing process. As I stated in my last video I have a few Ideas on what finish I might use but am unsure. Once the chair is all finished I ...
What Type of finish do you use? Finishing is a common question among woodworkers. I know for me when I first started finishing it was almost dreadful. I loved to build things but when it came to finishing I almost wanted to leave it bare wood. I built a oak dart board, I guess you could call it a case several years back and when it came time to finish it I ruined it. I applied two many coats two fast and didn’t take the propper steps to apply a quality finish. When it was done I thr...
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