The final shaping of the body is done using a band saw, router, and sander. First I laid out the taper of the sides. Either way the cuts are done means that the flat surfaces will be reduced after one cut or the other, and it will also be harder to lay out the cuts because the lines need to be drawn on non-flat surfaces. I decided to cut the side tapers first thinking I could use double sided tape to re-attach one cut out to help preserve a good flat surface. I didn’t end up followin...
So I got a 24” grizzly drum sander recently that was in working condition (sort of) but needed some parts replaced and needed a lot of tinkering! So i thought i would share some pics of the journey. this is not the exact one (i dont know what happened to the pic i took), but to give you idea picture this in much worse shape!I am not the best at remembering to take pics of everything so I will explain what I had to do. The back drum had felt well pieces of felt on it so I cleaned up the...
I know, weird title, but I am busy celebrating the release of my latest video, “The Making of the Rocker Cradle.” Sure had a lot of fun with this one. As they say, “what I really want to do is direct…” Okay, maybe not. Hope you enjoy the clip. Cheers! video
I posted a blog entry a few days ago about some different sanding aids I use in carving that I thought might be helpful to others. I of ten see products in catalogs and wonder how/if they actually work, so I thought a semi-review of the products I have used might be helpful. Apparently it was useful info for some, so I decide to mention a couple more that I don’t use frequently. But one of these might be especially helpful to Spoontaneous and other spoon carvers. I occasionally carve...
I wanted to do a blog entry that talked a little about sanding, since some carvers may not be familiar with all of these accessories.It may also be useful info for other woodworkers who do some shaping on boxes and such. Some carvers prefer not to sand, leaving a more rustic hand-carved look. Certain styles of carving do stress clean cuts and I also prefer to cut as much as possible before starting to sand. But one of the things that I feel has improved my carvings or at least their appearanc...
Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy: Step #3 First I want to remind every one to be VERY careful! Always keep safety in mind when doing your projects. In this step we will be drilling the holes for the pins and shaping the pieces. Once you have all of your pieces cut to size ( step #1 ) and the notches cut ( step #2 ), you can get ready to drill the holes for the hinge pins. You will need:Suitable material for a hinge pin. ( in my first one I used brad nails. ) I got some wire fr...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1bo_-scYyg Pen Making Part 2 Includes Sanding the blank mandrel prep Turning the pen Sanding the Pen Finishing And assembly
TopOnce I had the top glued up, I realized I really should have used some biscuits to align everything. I had some serious steps between the boards and some very visible glue lines. I made a quick cross cut sled (in about 5 minutes) and was able to trim the ends of the top. I double checked with both a combo square and my framers square and both were dead on 90s. I really needed to sand the tabletop down. The vigorous scraping had left the top surface feeling very uneven. My brothe...
I continue work on the night stand in this video.
With all my wood turning and saw dust that is generated in the shop that accumulate rather quickly I needed something that wont clog my vacuum every time is vacuum. I was searching around in the Google Search engine and found The Dust Deputy . I used a Home Depot bucket and my Ridgid vacuum cleaner. This system has proven to very satisfactory and does a great job. I almost never have any thin in vacuum cleaner. I just mounted the system on a simple 2×4 and plywood cart.
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