Last month as a condolence prize for turning 30 years old I received from my in-laws a few items from my Amazon “woodworking” wishlist. I’ll admit i sorta milked this whole turning 30 thing because my friends and family really did some damage to my woodworking wish list (sadly no sawstop). So today I’m reviewing the Wixey Mini Digital Height Gauge. These can be found at your local Rockler right now on sale for $20 so not a huge investment. Thanks for the battery Wi...
Hi guys, this weekend I worked on the tail and the bridge:The tail got some planing and a shape routing, I didn’t liked a lot the first pattern in the headstock so I changed it, forgot to take pics but is the same shape as in the tail just flipped, now I really like it. Then I drilled the holes for the strings, you can see aluminum rivet heads in there, to protect the wood from the strings, will se how that works. Also I made the bridge with some spare tzalam (aka caribbean walnut...
I’ve worked with wood and been interested in woodworking since I was a child…some 40 years. Until now, I’ve never had the three things I needed to really explore that passion…time, space, money. To start off, I need a place to work so I built a simple workbench. I found these plans in Woodsmith magazine. The construction is simple, inexpensive and sturdy…just what I need.
With the face frames built, it was time to build the raised panel doors and the drawer fronts. I used the Freud rail and stile bit set to do the cope and stick profile cutting. Then I used a Freud raised panel bit to make the raised panels. I used a Bosch 1617 router in a router table, slowed it down to it’s slowest speed and made several passes until I got the final result I was looking for. The drawer fronts have flat panels made of maple ply. Gluing up two at a time. ...
Here is so more construction and the finished product of the separating coffee table.
This is a series of videos showing how I made my sculpted coffee table for the Coffee Table Build-Off hosted by Neil Cronk of the Cronkwright Woodshop this past month. This is the project playlist I posted on my YouTube channel.
In this video I go over some of the napkin holders that I have built.www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
Okay, things are coming along with the router table project. The last thing that I worked on was making the insert plate for the router. I opted to make one because I don’t have the money to spend on a manufactured one. Besides, I hade some 1/4” aluminum plate that a friend gave me which worked out really well. Here is where I need your input. I need to know if I should make the diameter of the through hole the same size as the diameter of my largest router bit, in this case ...
Finish off the simple built router table from last week with a table fence that cost just around $10.
I am up to the nerve wracking part of this build. I need to put some dados into the sides of the clock, but since both the sides and front/back are angled, the dados need to be angled. I’ve been thinking about how to do this since I started this project. Use a stack dado set and the table saw? Yeah, that would work, but I don’t think the cut will be as precise as I need it to be and the cut would register on the front edge of one side and the back edge of the other side. That...
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