I had been wanting to learn how to do Mortise and tenon joinery for a while now, but for one reason or another just hadn’t found the time. When my wife said she wanted a custom picture frame for a Disney puzzle she was building that she wanted to put in our daughters room I jumped at the chance. I came up with a simple but unique idea for a black walnut picture frame that was built using mortise and tenon joints instead of more traditional miter joints. I used 4/4 black walnut for the fram...
Ok Got the aprons sorted out. Next time, check the width first. Got out a power tool for the next part of this build Unlike a bearded Guy with flannel Plaid shirts, I have just this as a router , for now. It was set up for the dovetail jig, with a 1/2” collet. Had to did around in the kit’s bag, and find the 1/4” collet, still in a zip lock bag. never been used. Switched them out, installed a cove bit. i wanted to run a cove around the top’s...
The Instructions that come with this set is very generic. I searched you tube to see if I could find a video that shows how to put the stile and rail cutters together. I am like most who learn better watching then trying to decipher written instructions. Unfortunately, Youtube came up empty. Does anyone have any hints, tips or experienced based suggestions that could help me?
Adding Splines To a Box Assumptions: I assume you have looked at the tutorial on making the splines themselves. The tutorial on cutting the splines slots with the jig there gives you a box that looks like this on the corner. The next step is to glue in the splines themselves. I should have pictured it, but I apply Tightbond’s Carpenter’s and Trim Glue to both the spline and the slot to assure there will be a good bond. This thicker glue is easier to work with, and ...
We all enjoyed making this custom bed but, I am glad it is finished. I have posted it as a finished project. I hope you all enjoyed the process in making this. If you guy’s and gal’s have any questions on this project please, feel free to ask.
My love of wood I owe to my Great Uncle Albert. I have a picture when I am about 4 helping him in his shop. He loved wood but was not a very “fine” carpenter. For him you could never build it to sturdy with more wood and of course this was reinforced by more screws. I loved what he exposed me to but decided I wanted to become the best carpenter I could be and that would mean finding a teacher to help me reach that goal. I met a luthier when I was about 12 and was all to happy t...
In varying stages of finish.. there are some rough shapes.. smooth shapes.. then I took it to Kaj. Marked where he wanted the thumb points. I have used the rough belt sander.. a runover with a hand sander.. 120 grit for 20 mins hand sanding..Quick hits with the rough belt, quick buzz with hand sander. 120 for 10 mins on the thum notches. 400 grit on the knife for 15 mins.I gave it a rub with tung oil.I will wire wool it tomorrow and another coat. Thanks for looking.
Kaj has supplied with a lot of wood to help me with my knife making and turning.This handle uses more traditional materials. He saw the knife with the Purple Heart and liked the colour.Birch Bark spacers, Thin strips of elk horn. Masur Birch for the handle. Measure, Mark, Drill, File to fit.Each piece. The masur Birch handle are 2 angled bores like—> \ |Before gluing with epoxy I layed the materials out in order of gluing. The whole process took about 2 hours.
-9in the workshop so speed was the key today…. Tweaked my belt sander and started to cut the shapes in to the knife handle this is for a right hander. I was quite pleased with the shaping so i thought I would try a quick hand sander rub down to take some edges out. This went well. So out came the 120 grit and a frantic rub around. I was starting to be really happy.. 600 grit.. over enthusiasium.. dropped back to 400 grit now this really did work some wonders.. ...
After posting a few of these neat little calls I thought some other folks might like to know how to make them. They are an easy project and another way to use some of that scrap wood. The easiest way to make a scratch box is to have a dedicated mortiser set up with a 1/2”cutter but since I don’t have one here is how I do it. If you do have one you can quickly see how to use it to accomplish what I am doing. I start with a 1 & 5/8”“x4” piece 1/2” t...
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