MURPHY’S DRILL PRESS TABLE Built mostly by Murphy, LOL! GRRRRR! On June 4, 2013, I posted “Getting My Tools Are Ready #12 blog, which is where I showed the finished assembly of some of my shop tools, one of which was my floor model 17 inch drill press. The drill press table was designed for working with metal versus wood. At that time, I purchased some hold downs and T tracks to eventually build a joint press table for working with wood.My current focus is milling ...
I suppose that I will never be accused of 'rushing through' things.Even when I seem to get something done quickly, many times I wind up going back and making changes in order to improve on it. I think this can be a good thing, but sometimes I wonder if it is counter productive or not.It is something that I can't really help. Often times, I will make something that is really good, and then either while I am writing the pattern for it or making additional pieces, I realize tha...
Warning: pic heavy Just posting a bunch of progress. Leg vise continued. Cutting the bridal joint. Lignum vitae pin for the guide. This stuff strong. Trying to incorporate this as a pin holder but haven’t come across an idea that I can pull off with what I have on hand. So it’s on the back burner for now. Hammered a poplar dowel and drilled a center so I could bore it with a forstner. Didn’t work out so well. Stuck a roll pin...
To watch the video on YouTube go here: https://youtu.be/EaLJX1dxQ7oor to my website here: http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/shop-update-june-9-2015/ In this weeks update I go over what I have completed this week on the rocking chair: • Milled up the Crestrail• Cut mortises in the rear stretcher and crest rail• Made jigs and snapped my rails and stretchers Vaccum Press Kit I purchased: Roarockit Vacuum Press: http://www.roarockit.com/ Want to know more?Follow the shop on Instagram ht...
Ok – I admit it. Yesterday I didn't get a lot done in the work department. Although I did accomplish some things, it was mostly 'putzing' around the house. The past several weeks have been so, so busy. Sometimes it just catches up to you. I tend to get submerged in my work and it can consume me. But once in a while, I think I need a day to just do 'whatever' strikes my fancy and not think about it being 'work.' Sometimes it looks like what I do for...
Today was a day of first for me. I have never made a drawer and I have never cut half blind dovetails before today. All in all it was a good day. So good in fact that I had to make myself walk away from the shop while things were going good before I got to excited and f’d something away lol. The day started with dimensioning all the drawer fronts. Earlier in the build I had traced the openings onto some paper backed foam from the .99 store and numbered each drawer to help simplif...
I love old houses. I like old things in general because they always have stories, but old houses…old houses have legacies. When we bought our very first house this past fall (a charming 1911 farmhouse on a big wooded lot), much of the attraction (for me, at least) lay in the beautiful, antique pine floors, built-ins, tall baseboards, picture rail, and trim, but I immediately staked my claim to the basement. This corner, to be specific. It gives me two spaces (a cutting room and a ...
This past weekend I was terribly busy and I had a wonderfully fun time. While I loved creating my last huge project, it felt really good to be able to do some other things. When I work on one thing, I often get ideas for other projects to follow. I have learned to write these ideas down in a file so that later on when I am looking for something new to do, I have lots to choose from. You wouldn't believe how long the list is! I call it my 'job security' though and it seems that the...
Now half way through the order for 45 boxes… update now 47 on order… This is what 20 boxes start out as… The camphor began as a slab… after dressing and resawing to just under 10 mm the boards are cut in a specific sequence to ensure the grain runs all 4 corners. Dovetail joints of course… the tails have been cut… After the pins are cut the carcasses are assembled… ready for the grooves to be cut inside top and bottom… to receive ...
I really had thought I had updated this blog since the last one… sorry about that. Since I last updated this I have completed the doors and got them installed on the cabinet. I also faced the cabinet with some sapele edge banding. I realize it covers the sliding dovetail ends but it really cleans up the inside faces of the cabinet very nicely and ties in the door fronts with the inside. Not a whole lot to say about the process that you can’t make out in the pics so I’...
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