Last part of the router plane series over at the Red Dirt Wood Shop. Assembly video and some video of the plane coming to life.
Something that I’ve always wanted to do is make a musical instrument.I would alo like to be able like to play the instrument that I make.My final inspiration came from seeing Jon’s wonderful Dulcimer. It to me looked absolutely wonderful and a perfect Dulcimer.Next step was to find out more about them.I on;y learned ho to pronounce the name after Jon & Gordon (two of my Jolly Rouges) said it half a dozen times.Although the Appalachian dulcimer appeared in regions domina...
The Project In Mid/Late September a friend of ours mentioned to Stephanie that she was looking for something like a window seat with book shelves/storage…sans window. I jumped at the opportunity to try my hand. I had a plan by William Draper, a PA craftsman from an August 1996 edition of American Woodworker, pg. 32 (off of google). I had been really wanting to try my hand at the bench. I loved the profile, the simple style, and the chance to hone basic skills such as mortise &...
part 2 and 3 of the router plane series over at the Red Dirt Wood Shop. In this post we run into a little snag. Stay tuned to find out how we work around it.
Hello everyone, Havent been on in a while, senior year’s really busy. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on a project i’m doing. My girl friends an artist, so for christmas I’m making her a pencil box with artsy stuff in it.. Anyways I found an awesome plan (Click to see, http://books.google.com/books?id=p_YDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA58&lpg=PA58&dq=pencil+box+by+steve+blenk&source=bl&ots=vcaPYvXFsn&sig=oHCp1meBhSiTXDY0ADg_zpw2GYY&hl=en&ei=K1Xj...
Xee is the third in the series of my EZ mitred boxes. There are one or two wrinkles to this one so I’m blogging those bits here. Firstly in order to achieve continuity of pattern over the whole box it was essential to make this a veneered box. Until such time as they come up with a zero kerf sawblade or a knife that can cut through several millimetres of wood the seperation cut for the box top causes an unacceptable step in the pattern if solid wood were used. The veneer at 0.6mm is ...
I have spent about six months looking at various pictures, plans and ideas that other woodworkers used for their woodworking bench. I finally settled on a design that I saw in Popular Woodworking. I chose the 21st Century Woodworking bench.
Ok, I’m back… Had a bit of an issue with the bending iron. It seems it is rather delicate and putting it on high (10) is a no no. It’s a Watlow ‘Firerod’ embedded in the aluminum tower. The current flow at 10 apparently burns out the element? It requires about an hour to get to bending temperature – and had I read the sheet that it came with… It was repaired free of charge and henceforth I will be careful to mind the dial! Nothing past 5 from no...
I made a sign for a mate… GRIMA VIEW…. and a friend saw it… hey how much… told her and she thought it would be a great idea for me to make a sign …”Rabbit’s Bar.”.. to hang over the bar that I will be building.. so that is how you pick up a commission…For a bar I did not know I was building…Any way… here is the progress on the sign… I have not finished this.. as I intend to spray on some poly... Total build time so far...
Well, I have other projects that I “need” to do first but since I just bought a new saw (Grizzly G0715P, review to come after this weekend), i figure this should give me enough practice. I will be using some oak flooring I have left over from a room renovation and some walnut I purchased. Below is the proposed design. I want to keep it simple. As I have it here it is 330 mm x 465 mm x 38.1mm. Final planing will drop the height down of course. Therein lies the problem area. I do...
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