Today I made my top by glueing 3 pieces of oak together and sanding it. I did have some tribe making this because it would not fit in the planer so I had to use the handsander to sand it which took much longer. I also made my chore, and to do it, I used the dove cutter and glued the pieces together. I fitted the bottom in and put the false chore front on it and put the handle in. I sanded it and now it looks great in my end table.
Got out the chisels, clamped a rail to the bench, and chopped awhile.. Made to match the tenon. Some of the tenons were a bit too fat. Thinned them down a bit, then marked the rail to fit. Depth was around 1” deep…..as each mortises was chopped and fitted, I kept marking them, to tell which end went which way. Test fits.. Once I got all the mortises chopped, got the clamps and glue out…..fight was on! The rail in the vise wasn’t so bad to do, it was t...
My son is growing really fast like i’m sure all kids do, So it was time to get in the shop and make a gate to keep him off the stairs. In this video link you can follow all the steps I went through to make this gate with reclaimed lumber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1ksWmwYjDo It looks great and doesn’t seem out of place with the rest of the wood in the house..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIz9J99YYc SO, I don’t have a bandsaw, but I really wanted to make a bandsaw box. I have a coping saw, so I decided to try and make o e using that! Enjoy!
This is a first draft of what should become a nice illustrated tutorial on making a pair of one piece pipes. The pipe making process is much more complicated and needs a lot of tools to make. Pipe making requires: Table saw Drill press (several bits) Band saw 4” Stationary Belt sander Oscillating Spindle Sander 1” belt sander 8” disc sander ROS sanding @ 120 & 240 Hand sand with sanding sponge At this point the pipe is ready for finishing. ...
It was suggested in the comments on my first blog 2 years ago that I seek a more hand tool direction because of almost non-existent space to work. I AM a hybrid woodworker and love handtools, but have found that it is actually more and not less expensive to be completely hand tool oriented, primarily because larger projects using rough lumber are so labor and mainly space intensive as to be impractical when you are essentially forced to do most of your work outside in nice weather. What do yo...
I wanted to do a video on making scoops but my camera is not set up for what I want to do so I’ll do it in pictures.The first thing you need to do when making a scoop is to determine the volume needed and then calculate the dimensions needed . The Volume is Pi x R squared x depth. For this one the target is a 3/4 cup scoopThe volume of a cup is 14.437 cubic inches. 3/4 cup is 10.828 Cubic inches. I want a 3”ID scoop so the formula is 10.828cubic inches= ( 3.1416×1.5...
https://youtu.be/NL-KcL0LvNo Hello again folks! In my continuing work with reclaimed wood, I made a rustic bird house! I also made a video about it! Enjoy!
In this You-Tube video, I challenge myself to making a pen kit without a lathe or a drill press. But, let me be honest, I just don’t have those tools. The slim-line pen kits came from Rockler and they were on sale over the holiday season. The wood that was used is Cocobolo. I hope you enjoy this video and make time to be creative. here is the link to the video: – https://youtu.be/arWuNuZQBik
My grandson starts kindergarten this fall and the school he will be going to has a student Marimba band. My daughter asked if I could build a Marimba after looking around and finding pictures of one. I told her I would give it a try. I like the sound and it looks pretty simple to build.I ordered plans for one from makeamarimba.com. They also had a plan on how to make the mallets (commercial mallets start at $50 and rapidly climb into outer space. It was discounted to half price and inclu...
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