[Above] I’m still slowly working on the first two of ten chairs I’ll be building. ‘ll blame the filming for slowing me down. One of the backs has a flaw in it, chip out from my router and I’m trying to fix it with sawdust and glue. three tries so far. he photo shows the two chairs nested one n the other (a feature!) and the two backs. A third back is in the bending clamp. I also now have some data on materials: From 2 1”x12”x8’ I can get th...
Customer after 2 weeks decided have an finished object ))Now it looks better, and I think it will be commented))Backgammons
Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #40: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Part 2)
It was never my intent to make this build into an attractive build. Functional is the priority. It is the only reason for going through all this work for a $10.00 item. But it’s not unusual for my build ideas to become runaway trains, sometimes with no way to stop safely (enter the music of Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath.) My intent was to make this a 100% free pallet wood build. I have brand new pine boards and studs I could have used. With a change in design—swinging sens...
Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #39: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Part 1)
I posted in my previous blog entry the need to create a weather protected housing and mount for the ACU>RITE sensor, which will track outdoor ambient temperatures and transmit wirelessly to the indoor digital display. Previously we had it mounted on the enclosed porch inner wall. The temperature skew due to heat loss into the porch was tremendous, making the unit useless for our need. Because I didn’t go into the project with a clear idea of what it would end up looking like, as adju...
Yesterday I started on a project that will (fingers and toes crossed) solve a a simple problem with a device not working as hoped for. The device?The ACU>RITE indoor/ourdoors wifi temperature sensor and electronic gauge. The problem?We have been using it on the unheated back porch, and because of heat loss from the house into the porch area the outdoor readings are skewed by quite a bit. The answer?Make and mount a wooden hanger on the outside wall of the back porch; make and sus...
Back before Christmas I built this simple beer tote to present some beers, which I had bought my Dad as a gift. As this was a gift I designed it to tightly house the bottles (the handle acts to hold them in place) but this could easily be adapted for day-to-day use. Check out the video below! Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thiswoodwork Visit Website: http://thiswoodwork.com/ Like my Facebook page: https://facebook.com/thiswoodwork Follow me on Twitter: https://...
I have enjoyed my new bandsaw greatly. It was a great addition and there will be many more project coming off of it. This time I am making a small Christmas Tree Puzzle that is 2 levels high. The materials cost is extremely low because you can use a scrap 2×4. This project can get the kids involved or you can hog all the building fun for yourself. The approximate size of the the is 6″x3″x 1 1/2″. After a little paint it can go to the kids to give them some fun times. Click here for the vid...
With the arrival of my new bandaw, I figured it was time to try it out on a project. Thanks to Patricks Workshop on Youtube, I was able to have a fairly easy project to give it a test run. These bandsaw scoops are easy to create and would make nice gifts. Stop over and check out the video HERE and make sure to subscribe for woodworking and blacksmithing videos!
Guess what I’m making now. All the parts are shown in the photo. The only hint I’ll give is that it’s by the request of my wife and it’s NOT a shop project. Any Guesses? I should be posting this project tomorrow during our snow event. (Unless of course we lose power.) EDIT: The dowel has not been cut yet. It’s a pointed skewer, also known as a poorboy’s 3/16 in. dowel. EDIT II: It’s a tripod mount for an ipod. See the project here: [link]
I thought I’d let my woodworking buddies know that my DVD was published! In my above video I share a preview of the DVD that I just produced & released with Popular Woodworking Magazine, titled: “Building a Traditional 18th Century Jointer Plane with Bill Anderson. It’s nearly 4 hours of instruction! Bill and I wanted to create a very affordable and detailed class that would be easily understood by both beginner and advanced woodworkers, and we achieved that…with the help of R...
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