The plans for this project are available in a book titled “The Expectant Father’s Cradle Boat Book”.This first picture is of the forms after they were all cut out and mounted to a base.The going is slow only a few inches at a time. The epoxy needs to harden then a few more inches.We covered the edge of the forms with duct tape to keep the strips from sticking to the forms.I also used wax paper to keep the clamps from sticking to the epoxy covered strips.I had to work fast so...
I loved the palm boxes I saw being made before Christmas. With no original wood working ideas or experience of my own, I have to copy. Plus I was running out of money for hardware on the other boxes and the palm boxes didn’t need any hardware. I posted my first box in the finished projects already. This box needed a begining, so I started out with the size. I used a dollar bill as the base size to build from. So with the boards marked, I cut the pieces. Ok, some of you ...
I liked the bead sander posted by Filinvested. And I came across a old blender that I considered using but it was too small . I had a old 1/2” shaft motor 1/2”x 2” pulley with one flat side -$6. 5” plywood circle Velcro from a craft store $10. A yard Found plastic bucket Found Pyrex lid that happened to fit my bucketI cut some foam to line the inside of the bucket and fill in the small gap between the plywood and bucket wall...
With incouragement from other Lumberjocks I decided to blog on the progress of my canoe project. As you will see I have built the strongback, mounted the forms, and pretty much started stripping with pine. These pics and vids were done with my ipod so they’re not the best. Future pics will be done with my wifes Canon. I also want to include a video I posted on youtube about a week before posting my project on L.J. http://youtu.be/VglA5C-YP4w
After sanding, conditioning, and staining, I decided to try shelac. It worked fine. Shelac is a lot different than lacquer or polyurethane. I’m still experimenting with the finishes. (LOL, I’m still experimenting with everything). I like that Shelac drys fast. I was able to put on several coats in one day. Now I need to work on my photography
I moved on and finished the box. I cleaned up the joints, sanded and added a little filler. The lid is some kind of hardwood and I really wanted to see it finished. These are before and after sanding shots on the lid. I conditioned the wood, stained and added several coats of lacquer.
Here is a quick couple of pictures. I am not going to get to in depth with the sanding. Basically all I did was put 80 grit on my random orbital sander(ROS) and used the edge to sand out the deep scratches form the grinder. After that I went over it by hand with 80 grit getting out the swirl marks from the ROS. After I got out most of those I took a clean rag and clean water and dampened the box to help raise the grain. Next I will work my way through 100, 120, 150, 180, and 220. I have...
Been a bit slack and well christmas and all that no excuse… anyway both speakers now glued and set, the back piece is not yet glued in, so we can assemble the wiring to the actual speakers when finished etc. Clamps are off and the long slow timely process of sanding to get them loooking good. This will also hide any inperfections of our glue up… Doh Have taped newspaper over speaker faces to protect them the best we can, so no dust can get in anyway. Also have done the same to ...
I ended up with a very large spline after playing with the jig. No worries, this is my pallet wood pile to practice with. As far as I can tell, this is a pine box with cedar splines, top, and bottom. My first attempt at routing an edge, lot’s of burs on the end grains. What causes that? The box came out nice. I made 45 cuts and glued together with out clamps. I used tape and checked my square before leaving it to dry. It seems to sit flat on the ts. I worked...
Quick post here – 0400 comes awfully early… Here is my rough drawing of how I will lay out my shop. NOTES: ShopVac will be under the bench ShopSmith is questionable at this point, but it’s the only jointer I have right now, so it stays for now Brown rectangles with thick black border are workbenches Restricted area is immovable, lost space The purple area is the lazy susan that will hold the 4 tools as noted If you’ve got ideas, recommendations or ...
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