The Montage, (building in and mounting for those who are curious what “Montage” means) of a butt hinge door. I like to use the word Montage, because it comes off the lips easier and is a great general term used to describe, all “on site” work, mounting, fixing, cleaning up , whatever necessary to complete the build in. Just a personal thing probably… anyway, this is about mouting in, aligning and fixing the door with a butt hinge. In the last blog we covered...
In this episode I talk about the shoe rack that I am working on. Then I talk about sanding.
I have a Walnut table top I have put attached to the frame. What are your thoughts for a finish, what should I use. I don’t want to worry about water spots or something warm being put on it and the finish peeling up. This is really far out of my league I have never built anything like this I just need some great advice please!!!![IMG]http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/nattnaifeh/table2.jpg[/IMG]http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/nattnaifeh/table2.jpg
Perhaps a good design for coasters that will hold those beer bottles! Keeping the knife in a near vertical position where the stems cross over will help to keep tear out to a minimum.
I found a few more shots I took whilst building the cupboard- The first couple of successful test drawers; a previous try with some solid fir failed with splitting along the grain – big surprise. Baltic ply worked much better.Dovetails came out mostly good; you should be able to spot a couple of minor goofs here. Some careful work with tiny slivers of suitable stock hid them quite well. Mostly.Fitting the doors; the best use of old business cards you’re likely to find!
Found a cool trick to help with the dry air of winter carving. I’ve been placing a piece of dampened paper towel around the wood blank an hour or two before I carve. When I first did it, I just put it on one side, which lead to some weird warping, but when the blank re-dried it was flat again (whew). This pattern relies almost entirely on the basic triangle cuts, so it’s good for practice. I used a simple flower motif in the center, it can be left blank or used for some...
Just a reminder to all the Michiganders that there is a Woodworking Show this weekend in Taylor down by Detroit. Should be fun we’re going with Rustic Rick and his wife and meeting up with SteveMI. The html address is “http://www.woodworkingshows.com/” Hope to see a lot of Lumberjocks there. Maybe we can figure out a Lumberjock Picnic for an earlier month so we don’t freeze the balls off the old brass monkey. (An old Nautical Term).
SteveMI made me a guinea pig for a project he made of a Longworth Chuck. Gladly I accepted. It was a beautiful model and worked great, one thing I improved on for my own turning was to make the bumpers longer because I usually turn bigger bowls. He had used rubber cane bumbers with an inner core of oak which worked very good, but my design served my needs better. In our communication he told me he is selling these and making a 16 inch larger model, mine is an 11 and 1/4 inch model. It really ...
Another basic coaster pattern. I use the straight lines to practice my “pull” cuts. The star bursts are done with a stab knife.
I have started to plan my first rocking chair. It is going to be in the idea of my present chair where the majority of it is going to be made of as many pieces as I can fit. Here is the twist. Since becoming a member of Lumber Jocks I have received some of the most wonderful comments, These comments coming from such talented people has inspired an Idea that I think we could all get into. The Big Idea. We can mail scrap pieces to each other to be incorporated into a project. The main th...
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