Hello everyone,Our weekly shop update video is now up on YouTube. This week we talk a bit about the finish on the mid-century modern hall table, update on the router station, a new tool in the shop, & a couple of shout outs. Don’t forget to Subscribe, Like, & Comment! Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtPav3mdpNM
Have any of you guys had experience ordering from www.build.com? I had a great experience with them and was quite impressed with their help. I wrote a review of their service….all positive and was wondering if any of you more experienced woodworkers ever had any dealings with them. They really seem to be very “standupish”.
If you’re interested in wooden molding planes you might enjoy this video that I just published. I had ordered a mini panel raising and 1/8” beading plane from Philly Planes (Phil Edwards makes his planes in England) about eight months ago, and just received them. I unbox and assemble them and make some test moldings. I then take them apart and inspect and comment on their quality. If you have the bandwidth, I uploaded them in 1080 HD quality for best viewing of the results.
These are a couple of the bowls I have made from a Black Gum Log. To me I think it turns great. I was told the tree had been down for 2 years but I have my doubts it was pretty wet still and the bowls warped after turning. This is my first post to lumberjocks so I would like to say HELLO !
It's sunny outside and looks to be a beautiful day. I can see the tops of the trees along the riverbank swaying in the breeze though, so I am certain that although it looks warm outside, it is a bit deceiving. As we work our way into March, I am thinking that it is more 'lion-like' than 'lamb-like' and that we will just have to have a bit more patience for milder weather. In all honesty, this winter has gone by very quickly. Perhaps the reason that I am not so annoyed with...
Dowelmax is a 5 star toolMy journey to building (making a joint that will last!) led me to the Festool Domino, but then I came across the joint of “dowels”. HmmmmI watched the videos on www.dowelmax.com Very well presented by the owner and creator. Here is what sold me: Money back guarantee, the test results comparing dowels to tennon, biscuits … Ease of use: You will get a paper instruction booklet and video. It will explain/show to you many and I mean many types of situations of dowel...
This blog contains updated links to my reference blogs on table saws, saw blades, router bits, and planes. It’s intent is one-stop shopping without the need to sort through the myriad of ramblings and project entries in my main blog list. - The ABCs of Table Saws (a tutorial on table saw classifications, differences, and features) - Tips for Picking Saw Blades - Bargain Saw Blades - Extending the Rip Capacity on a Table Saw - Strategies for Choosing Router Bits (a begin...
I frequent antique dealer’s web sites, to view American period furniture for new project ideas. Recently I came across a rather interesting piece, a chair that I find quite rustic for the price asked. But hey, who am I to judge the value. I guess we are in a seller’s market where handcrafted furniture can command what the buyer will bear.To see what I mean, visit this site to see a $3,000.00 chair: bridgesovertime.com/mauro-mori-handmade-rose-albitia-chair-cappellini/ OK, I s...
Since I am gone away traveling because of my day job I wanted to find a way to still share and contribute to the woodworking community while gone. I have started a new series on Woodshop Confessions which will be called the “Away from the shop” series. Here I am giving a brief overview of my multi-purpose table. I hope you enjoy and please like, comment, subscribe, and share! http://youtu.be/IDz4S8B3phQ
A while back, I put together a set of links of random finishing topics which I posted in my blog, called Finishing Tips #5: Finishing tips #5. One of the links listed coved the topic of Chemical-Ebonizing as I saw an interest from some concerning the procedure, so this is the time to single out that process. This process does not use dye, ink or paint, and can be carried out quite easily. As a matter of formality follow proper safety precautions such as wearing safety glasses, hand prot...
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