I finished making the vertical cuts for the dovetails in the sole plate. I clamped a piece of scrap wood cut at 75 degrees as a guide for my hacksaw blade. The guide block began to wear and lose accuracy after a couple cuts. At that point, I made enough guide blocks to use a fresh one for every cut. Before removing the waste form the dovetails in the sole plate, I decided to open the mouth. It was easier to clamp the sole plate in the drill press vise with the sides still intact. I used...
In this episode I go over the installation of the drawer slides. It is very important to remember that the width of you drawer box is the key to a successful slide installation.
Wow, what a hot summer on Long Island. Every time I attempted to make sawdust, I started to sweat on the tools, and then the wood. My shop has heat, but no AC so the summer months are spent reading the array of magizines that come in the mail, and trips to the local library to find a jem in the woodworking section. Finally I’m back in the shop. Currently I’m finishing the last of three cherry display cases for an optomistrist friend so he can display eyeglass frames in h...
I found this site while perusing a survival site. There is some good ancient information here. Enjoy! http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/device/devices2.html
In this episode I show you all of the ins and outs on using hardwood edge banding. I had to pick up a new trim router so once I make the new base I will show that to everyone.
It’s not as if I don’t have planes, but confronted by these two (A Stanley #4 and a Record #5) yesterday at a local car boot sale (flea market?), what could I do but buy them? Especially when the vendor dropped the price before I’d even had chance to haggle. Five pounds for the two seemed more than reasonable. Seven dollars 75 cents is a rough conversion. The #5, especially, is somewhat knocked about, but think of the hours of pleasure I’ll get in resurrecting t...
I was browsing the Popular Woodworking web site about a week ago when I innocently poked on a link to infill plane maker Sauer and Steiner. The site described how the dovetailed metal bodied planes are made using hand tools that most people already have. That was all I needed for motivation. I already own a hacksaw and a bunch of files. Never mind that I’ve never done any metal work or the fact that I already own two Stanley #4 planes, I’M GOING TO BUILD AN INFILL PLANE! An...
Here is what I got up to yesterday… first off here are the original doors from the catamaran. 4 larger doors.6 medium doors.12 small doors.Yes I can add too.. was not 16 but a total of 22 doors that had to be replicated… well not the louvre centre…Not including the 2 small flap doors… After a hour or so of discussing the design, the clients decided on frame and raised panel construction and to fit the cabinets in with the other timber trim in the cabin…. I...
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
http://benchcrafted.blogspot.com/2010/03/effortless-workholding-meets-effortless.html Scroll down and watch the video. The plane is a Brese, and that particular model is here.
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