I started cutting the trim that will used to face all the frame. I made some very nice 45 degree rips. I love that Freud full kerf rip blade. I reset the saw to 90 degrees and proceeded to cut the other side (flooring). Um, my bevel slipped a few degrees and I didn’t notice it until after I ripped the other side of every board. How did I notice you ask? My table saw broke. Under most circumstances, I’d take it to the shop. NOT this time. It’s a $100 harbor freight spec...
Time to travel some different roads this journey and see what becomes of my new project…...The handcrafted country carving throne (AKA milking stool)....lmao! I do try to add entertainment value to these whacky ideas of mine…..so please work with my insanity folks….lol. I was tossing around various ideas and as the game sometimes goes I just could not get a design topic that made me start to have that creative spark. Then…..so natural I thought, I could use a little...
Well it’s been busy but here is the router pattern I made .It was planned for yesterday but a friend ask me for a visit to his new place under construction out in the country to measure up some window sills , he has 12” thick walls . What a beautiful place to build and he has a complete shop there also . Well on to how I made the pattern .Two pieces of 1/4” mdf bent around the original form with glue and the cowls for clamping ( sorry forgot the pic ).I laminated ...
In the first post in this series I showed the small bowl that came off the lathe at 1300 RPM.The blank wasn’t too damaged, so I reglued it and finished it.Finished project. The regluing went so well that I didn’t have to return the face of the bowl, I just sanded it to get the glue off, then a coat of 2# shellac buffed off while wet with an old T-shirt.1. back on the lathe with safety cage in place. 2. shellac on the front. 3. getting ready to round the corners off…...
It was good to hike again, the outside air was cool and crisp as I discovered just how much paper birch draped the edges of the pond that was once frozen. It’s amazing how only a year ago I would not have been able to identify so many of the trees I walked past when hiking. Perhaps I simply took them for granted. My interests although still in woodworking were not nearly as deeply investigated in green timber as they are now. A great deal of my exercises, projects, or ideas were performed ...
this is the 4th year I have made Christmas tree ornaments, and given them to the elementry schools in my area. This year was one of the most gratifications I had ever recieved. The ladies in the School office insisted I go around to esch class and give them out. I got the idea from my younger Grand Kiids. These are about 3” – 6” tall, blanks, and ready for the kids to paint them as they want. each year the kids get more and more greatful for them and write me cards from each...
The devil is in the details. That’s especially true for an impatient lout like me. When it’s close to being done, I want it done now! I decided to work backwards. My shelves are going to be surrounded by the same style of trim I made for my home. I decided to use a little facetted rossette pattern in the major areas. I’ll let you see for yourself a little further down. I started with solid cherry flooring – $1.00 a foot. I had to strip the finish with a belt sand...
I did a couple of Ice cream scoop handles this afternoon.The second one took 30 minutes from grabbing the blank to ready to glue on the scoop.Here’s a quick photo log of the action (all times in Military format). 1. 1630, grabbed the blank and put it in the drill press to drill the hole for the scoop. 2. 1637, blank rounded. 3. 1639, tenon turned. 4. 1644, rough shaping done. 5. 1645, start sanding…80, 120, 180, 220, 320 grit. 6. 1648, finish sanding. 7....
My daughter has been making some progress on the pie safe. She has gotten it almost to where you can tell what it is going to be. She has finished punching one of the panels and is working on another. I have a question, are there anyShe has finished punching one of the panels and is working on another. I would love to hear some ideas. By the way, the panel was punched using a sharpened nail and a hammer. I thought it came out good. We opted for a bread box opening ...
Well, I had to unexpectedly go to Florida December 26th and I was gone for about 6 days. My daughter didn’t get much done while I was gone, but she has made some progress. She made some mistakes, but putting our heads together, we figured them out. Here are some pictures of the progress:
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