Summer has flown by. I found a little time here and there to work on the stools. It never seemed like much, but when I look at the result I can see significant progress. I’ll show how I spent my summer (when I was in the shop). Preliminary Leg Shaping Several of the leg pieces shifted shape during the rough cut process. The final shape of the back legs requires some material removal. I decided to shape the side that removed material from the center of the leg. If the wood shifted ...
In this episode I go over the installation of the drawer slides. It is very important to remember that the width of you drawer box is the key to a successful slide installation.
I’m making turned wooden coasters for Christmas presents and having a real problem cutting sheet cork for the inside bottoms. Hobby Lobby sells 3 1/2” pre-cut cork disks but I need smaller ones like 3”. I’ve tried cutting with scissors and with a new X-Acto blades and they seem to always tear before I get a circle cut completely. You can buy smaller cork cutting punches but not in 3” size that I can find. Any ideas? HELP!
The top and bottom spoons are Myrtlewood from Oregon, and the center one is Mahogany. Each took about 1.5 hours.The handle of the top spoon is a twist, but didnt photograph very well.I noticed the recent contest posted by Osageman and was impressed with both his skill and his big heart.Be sure and take a look at his page and make a guess on that wood.I couldnt identify that wood, but it got my attention.It got me interested in making a few spoons this last weekend and I wanted to share my...
Have done today those little pieces to complete 7 sections. I have to select and replace previous wood because of brittleness being cut endgrain. I learned today that even a very hardwood cannot be trusted to retain its hardness when it is cut endgrain. There are some cracks along the line. Here is the picture how it looks today. and here is another… The lesson learned today…. The piece much be clamped firmly during cutting and filing.
Scroll portraits are becoming more and more popular this days. Many find them very striking and most unusual. It can serve as a very interesting one-of-a kind gift. When I saw them in the web for the first time, I felt the urge to learn how to make them. The process is shown in the link below. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edurink/sets/72157624851778690/
In this episode I show you all of the ins and outs on using hardwood edge banding. I had to pick up a new trim router so once I make the new base I will show that to everyone.
Ok, I have this sliding door that just wouldn’t slide smoothly through the slot in the wood! Grrr, this was a problem. It can’t work like this. There must be a better way. I was making sawdust pushing it in and out and that can’t be good… the slot – there’s two btw… The plans were none to clear, in fact they call for a wooden dowel. How long would that last before wearing out? So, I opted for the smooth shank on a 1/4” wood bolt. Hacked t...
I recently found this design video. The music is a bit dated. I thought folks here would appreciate a hands on design method. Notice the French curves and dividers…no autocad here! Follow the process of designing a bottle decanter from start to finish. Design story: The Decanter from Landor Associates on Vimeo.
Just thought I would post a little blog on how I mount a Live Edge Turning in order to finish off the bottom of the piece. When starting your tun, you can use a turning plate or chuck to hold the bottom and turn the outside and inside. But when you want to finish off the piece, that live edge doesn’t give you anywhere to grip. I saw one of these mounts in the WoodTurnersCatalog.com Mine is a LOT cheesier design, but only cost penny’s to make. Started with a scrap of wood, a ...
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