I set aside the me I decided to use some scraps of Ipé from the deck that was built a couple years ago to finally build that bench, to sit on top of said deck. Here is a sketchup snapshot of part of the design; And a few of work in progress. I cut the butt-swoop in the top of the ‘ribs’ on the bandsaw. I cut the dadoes in the rail to fit the seat supports w/a router, then drilled holes for walnut dowels.I tried use the best SS screws I had, but the 1st one snapped, and ...
OK, I lied. This installment isn’t about the building of the bench legs. I had a few more details to add to the bench top and didn’t think they would make for their own entry but now I think they can stand on their own, so here we go. The bench my wife picked out has a small steel plate attached to the top of the bench for hammering on and whatnot. I had already purchased her a 4”x4” steel block for this purpose so I decided to simply make a matching recess in the t...
I had a lot of response on this subject, and finally got around to doing a blog discussing the entire process. So this is the machine that I use. It is a Haas SR-100 sheet router. This could be done with any CNC router/mill, really, this is just what I have. This is the tooling that I use – V-Cutters from Hersaf. I did a lot of research into v-cutters, because I do a lot of engraving. I was told by several people that Hersaf is the best. I have a set of them and I have to agre...
In this episode I start working on a display case.
I went to the Big Box yesterday for a couple of 2x’s. I did not like the 2×2’s, they were super warped. So I got 2×4’s. Problem is, a 2×4 is too tall for the amount of space I need. I needed them closer to 2” tall. Couldn’t rip it on the tablesaw (it’s packed), couldn’t figure out a way to safely do it on the circular saw, didn’t have the patience to consider doing it with a handsaw, can’t stick things that ratio in the plan...
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I finally have the door looking more and more like a door. I’m sure I’m going about this bass-ackwards, but I’m beginning to feel happy about the results.I’ve gone from this: TO THIS for routing the profiles, I used Whiteside 6001 matched pair rail & stile bits. So next i will cut and assemble the box/carcase, so it will fit the glass shelves. Then I will trim down the door stiles to fit that size, with about 1/2” on both sides and the top as ...
Ok so I purchased a new table saw from Home Depot for $35. I was missing lots of parts like, one table extention(wing), blade gard, rails and rip fence. All and all it would cost about $400 to purchase the parts new. Luckly by buddy in Lancaster gave me his old rail and fence system. So I made a zero clearance insert and can’t wait to use it. So now I am starting to build a work bench for the saw and my router.
My wife and I have been sharing my workbench out in the garage for my woodworking projects as well as her jewelry making projects for a while now but we both decided it was time for her to have her own workbench. We looked around online and found some nice looking jeweler’s benches but of course I said: “I could just build you one of those.”, so here we are. I quickly looked around for some plans but didn’t find any so I just had her pick out the one she liked best and...
I scored some tiger maple, cherry and white oak yesterday and just had to try out the new router table with my new router bit I (Thanks Charles for the bit and Jim for the lead) The tiger was a piece I deemed not worth risking damage but as it turned out it came out great. I ran it over the jointer and it took about 4 passes to get the profile to the desired point.
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