While being a long way from a furniture maker and only dreaming of having the amount of skill (and tools) needed for beautiful wood working of that caliber I did find the courage to take on a project that seemed very difficult but was in fact relatively easy but came out really nice (especially for a first attempt at real woodworking as opposed to simple carpentry). Putting in a new kitchen was simply not in the budget but something needed to be done with our 35 year old cabinets and kitch...
This is two of the machine shops in school, there are lots more.My bench: Machine shop 1 Machine shop 2
Just some pics of shaping the flute, I have given it a blow and it has a really nice sound so I assume I must have got the nest right.
I have a couple of pics so far. I had to make a join in the timber so I dowelled it together at the block of the flute. I think the next step is to join the pieces together and start shaping the outside. I have heard it is a good idea to finish the inside of the SAC with a waterproof finish to stop any condensation getting in there and ruining the timber but am unsure if I should do this or not.
Getting maybe an hour or two a day on this chest. Baby steps? Got a second front/back panel out of the clamps. and standing on it’s own two little feet. and set the first one nearby Yep, gonna be a wee bit bigger than the first chest. Then some work got started on the ends I got the parts for the frame milled up/down. Needed to run a corded router to make the 3/8×3/8” grooves. Was getting close to done when the cutter snapped off. Hmm, only have one ...
I had a nice score at the local thrift shops, picked up a Stanley Router for $5, The lettering is pretty beat up looks like a model 5494M. I found an old Stanley catalog from 1950, and page 15 outlines their 5A model. What’s interesting is it came in with the choice of 115, 125, 150, 200, 230, 250 volts It’s not working, the tag said it works but needed re-wiring (it’s exposed in a couple spots). I plugged it in, nothing, then gave the cord a jiggle and promptly b...
I had to re-make the spline jig because I made it out of 1/4” ply and my bushing is just shy of 1/2” tall. So it just took a few minutes to make one out of 1/2” ply. I measured and measured. Using a combination square set to 2”, I carefully marked the location of the jig. After doing one side of the joint, I then flipped the jig, used the square to precisely set it in place, and then cut the mortises on the other side of the joint wit the router. Then came sq...
After seeing Keifers nice light thought it would be good if some of the rest of us would share ideas. So here is some of mine. These can be used if you don’t have the best if lighting or your eyes don’t see as well as they used to or you just want work by spotlight.Drill Press spot lamp wired direct to DP switch for on/off. Arm is adjustable. Lathe spot lamp works well for the inside of bowls. Roll switch for on/off. Mounted on a hinged are and can be pushed back out of the wa...
I did a project just because it looked like fun and it will help me learn for a coming project. This simple three legged stool out of some maple. “Three Legged Stool”: http://youtu.be/XN6VE7_SgMc Thanks so much for your support! Best RegardsChris
For the waterfall leg, I’m using Full Blind Multiple Splined joinery as described by Tage Frid. I discovered this method by asking a question in a forum post here on LJ. Thanks to Woodendeavor and Randy-ATX for directing me this way. I purchased three of his books. This description is found on pp. 102ff of Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking, Book 1: Joinery The joint looks like this: The two biggest keys will be to cut the slab correctly and building the jig so the miters line up...
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