One thing is true in many things. Tolerances accumulate. The side supports for this chair require cutting a 1×6 diagonally down both sides. I had a buddy help me with that. Wish I had pictures of how he did it, because he cut them spot on. Basically, his technique was to screw the scrap side to a piece of rectangular piece of wood. He screwed it at the same angle that it would go across the board at. He did it something like this: Yet, when I installed the supports I found it i...
If you’ve been following this series, I’m sure your scratching your head and saying to yourself “That sure don’t look like walnut to me!” So when I said “I’ll do it my way!” one of the things I meant was that I wouldn’t use walnut for the pieces that make up the shade on this lamp. Not that I don’t like walnut. I really like walnut. I might even go so far as to say I love walnut. But, (here’s the catch…) I don’...
So, I built the resaw fence yesterday. I got off work a bit early this afternoon and decided to resaw the lumber for the shades. The lumber is a full inch thick and eleven inches wide. My initial plan was to rip as deep as I could on the tablesaw and then use a handsaw to finish the rip. So I started by cutting the lumber to reasonable lengths and then making the first cuts: Well, after ripping as deeply as possible I attacked the remaining portion of the cut with my trusty pull...
This project was not designed to be built from your common, standard 3/4” thick lumber. Noooooooo, Mr Frank Lloyd Wright would never have been that unoriginal. The main pieces for the shades are 1/4” thick stock and the base is made from pieces that are either 1/4” or 1/2” thick. Of course I don’t have any lumber that’s already those sizes, so I’ll have to resaw something to make the parts for these lamps. Of course, I don’t have a bandsaw so...
Once upon a time, long ago and far away, I wanted to be an architect. (Of course the fact that I couldn’t draw sort of doomed that career path.) One of the architects who inspired me the most at that time was Frank Lloyd Wright. Perhaps the most widely known and recognized building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was a home named Falling Waters. Not only did he design the home he designed the furnishings. One of the items he designed for the home was a bedroom lamp. Fellow LJ Randy...
The carving is finished on this stationary box and I added some texture to the corner designs.I’m toying with the idea of texturing the oval border shapes on the front and top.What do you think?
I had a nice piece of MDF, 1-1/4hick 20”wide x 54” long, just waiting for a project like this.Thing is ! I can’t remember where I got this nice piece of, inch and a quarter MDF, well ! No matterI got all the pieces cut out, laid the table on the machine base,or I should say table bars, anyway checked the table for flatness, is out 1/64 along the length, so I plan to put in some 2 inch long, socket head set screws in the middle of the table, tee nuts on the bottom, I will be...
Things got incredibly busy yesterday. I spent most of the morning getting things ready to ship to the magazine for the holiday issue. In the process, I knocked over one of the Rocking Reindeer figures and when it hit the floor, it broke. :( Fortunately only the runner came off. I had used epoxy on it and the glue just let go. As I picked it up I dropped it again (sigh!) and the other runner snapped off in the same manner. (DOH!) So I scraped off the remaining glue from the pieces and...
With plan and materials in hand it’s time to build panels that will become the Roubo Cabinet (with pictures!) Not for the faint at heart, this entry contains extensive hand plane use that many would consider exhausting and (essentially) pointless in the modern workshop. I, of course, see things differently. Up to this point, I’d not had a project that required solid wood panels that had to be joined / assembled to this extent. So ‘gluing up panels’ had meant rail and style stuff, not what ...
Since we’ve started a business, North Country Rustics (find me on Facebook) we’ve been very busy but we’ve also tried to take our projects to a new level. We’ve made several log beds (eventually, we even began making the bed frames from log~even though I wimped out on my son’s bed) but we are currently working on our first log bed for sale. The queen sized bed is really our best work yet but we’re stumped when it comes to how we should finish it. We re...
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