Well, Parents went back home. I had my vacation in Florida. The house is relatively back to normal. My dad helped knock out the honey-do list. All is good, right? Nope. After putting the ts together with the fence and router table – I am realizing that I need to rake the fence off and realign. I have also realized that I could shim the ts’s left extension wing to raise it up. I will also have to shim the router table to lower it. The combine total surfaces are not flat by an...
Here is my entry into the Western Hand Saw world. Until now I’ve used Japanese saws so I’m pretty excited to have this one. I finally found an old saw at a thrift store. It was 50% off that day so it cost under $2bucks. The blade is not taper ground. Does that date it to the early 1900’s? Also if anyone knows what Disston model number this is I would appreciate the info. I haven’t been able to figure it out. It was in pretty rough shape. The handle was cracked in ...
Hey LJ! So a few weeks back I posted some mid-project photoes of how my bandsaw build was going and although it is not entirley finished and still needs little extras like a coat of paint, a stand and a fence I can now show you the fully working and (built bandsaw). Heres a quick video showing the build process… Enjoy! Its been a great project and I hope to soon post another video showing it in all of it glory.
In planning to glue to corners I cut some angle blocks to assist in holding the clamps in place. I also used a special clamp for angles that I highly recommend if you have to glue up unusual corners or large miter corners. I then tried to figure out how to cut the bottom and shelf. I decided to use my circular saw. Before having a table saw, I used a circular saw to cut the wood so I have a good blade for plywood. I also own a forrest blade but I didn’t use it for this, d...
All pine and white washed.
Hanging doors using butt hinges Making doors with mortice and tenons
I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in computer land today. I only have an hour or so of work left on the final pattern that I am getting ready for the next update. In tallying the new things that will be up on the site, my contribution alone will be five patterns and I will also be offering a kit. Keith has some very nice patterns to add also. Since we only updated the site a couple of weeks ago, I think that is a good accomplishment. I am wondering why I have been feeling like...
For those of you who wanted to follow this blog, Im updating it from my main blog on wordpress. This project has taught me a great deal, and Im eager to share my journey. The failures, complete changes in my methods, and sucesses, each provide a glimpse of just how different luthierie is from building cabinets and furniture. The post below, “Kill the Treble” was the first from my blog www.the7thfret.wordpress.com Kill the Treble February 28, 2012This is the first of hopeful...
If anyone has a suggestion or idea, please feel free to add a comment. As I said I’m sort of making it up as I go along. If took me a while to decide on how to secure the face frame. As I mentioned before I received this idea from re-assembling my parents TV stand. Once thing I was surprise to notice when I disassembled theirs, was how little glue was used. I believe their TV cabinet was from Ethan Allen. I contemplated using a tenon joint, and then I settled on dowels. After thin...
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