Ok, Lets talk about the bench top. I chose brown maple for the top purely because its was the cheapest wood available. Also you will notice that it is 3/4” think prior to laminating. I would choose the same lumber again if I were to redo this project. The maple holds up very well and has a nice patina. I planned the slab to have a final thickness of 3 inches. Why 3 inches? well from the literature I have read 3 inches is generally the ideal thickness for bench dogs. In retrosp...
Todays a good day, I while ago I applied to youtube for a partnership, I had been waiting for a long time by now. The day after I joined Lumber Jocks I was accepted… YAY! I’m not superstious in any way but Lumber jocks seems to be having a good effect on my woodwork and everything else to do with it. For those who havn’t check out my channel it is: http://www.youtube.com/user/TeenWoodworker On top of the good news about my partnership acceptence today I recie...
Design I’ll be posting most of the in-depth instructions and photos on my website WoodWorkersWebsite.com but I also wanted to mention a few things here regarding what I’ve learned while making this project. It’s the second indoor project, the first was a clock. I spend most of my time practicing my woodworking skills by making things for my garage. I designed this project myself which makes it very different from following a plan. I’ve designed almost everythin...
I’ve got a very small shop footprint, which means that every square foot is important (yes, I know, what shop, no matter what size is that not the case?). To that end, I’ve always had the idea in the back of my mind that the Ultimate Tool Stand design from american woodworker magazine. There have been several built ‘here’, but I never felt the need to finalize it. Years ago, I started building a version of it, but ‘stopped’ after I made the top part of t...
I’ve had several requests for pickin’ stick plans. I’ve now posted the plans that I put together a couple of years ago. If you build one, please make sure to post a picture so everyone can see it. Enjoy! http://www.soundsofdovecreek.com/Building%20a%20Pickin%20Stick.pdf
I am planning a relative small but functional workshop of 28’ by 16 ’. Any good ideas and plans are welcome:- What floor (wood, cork, etc.), should I use?- Looking for plans or photos for integrating a workbench, router and table saw in a functional unit?
Just started making 30 cutting boards from some Camphor laurel.I have dressed the timber, cut the curves on each end, drilled a hole in one corner on all of them ….and have routed a chamfer on the edges and sanded several… will finish them tomorrow and have them ready for the Brisbane show..NO pics yet… will save that for the full post…
18 days, and more research Ive finally arrived at the time when its time to put blade to wood. In part 1 I uploaded my sketch up version I fashioned, only to change. Im sure this will change some more. Never followed instructions in school, so why should I follow my own here?Included in this marathon of woodworking, will be a saw bench. I downloaded some plans for one from Christopher Swartz blog, Lost Art Press. I’ve selected a bunch of Cherry that was given to me, yes sometimes even ...
I created a LumberJocks Project Repository Google’s 3D Warehouse for Sketchup drawings. It is intended to by used by anyone to share thier measured drawings. The URL is: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=e4bcd868f18e00c637bf0af0d187c9a4&prevstart=0
Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...
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