I recently came up with a project idea that will benefit from the use of a hand plane. Unfortunately, I don’t have one! After hours of research on old threads here, and soliciting some great feedback on a thread of my own, I had all but decided to buy a Veritas #3 low angle smoother. Then, my wife’s job situation became quite unstable. While we are working that out, I thought I could spend a small amount of money and give a restoration a try. I have the time (projects on ho...
Hello everyone,The router station is finished and the video is now on YouTube. The build was pretty simple and it incorporates the new Dowelmax Router Lift System. We will be releasing another video soon showing the router lift installation more in depth. Check out the video. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g82VL7jL2ss
Bench stop!I have an “out door” work bench out by my garage. it stays covered with a tarp most of the time. I’ve been working against a wooden peg that frequently slips. So Yesterday I took an old RR spike I had lying around. It is almost the right shape to start with! made sure I knew where my helper was: lit a fire: and started banging on it! when I was happy with the shape of it, I put the fire out and let it cool. it neither needs or wa...
Last time I posted I had glued down the boxes bodies with the inside already french polished I worked on gluing the marquetry panels to the trimmed to size lid My favorite moment is when you see it glued down right way up for the first time, it appears slowly while you remove the paper This glueing of the marquetry on both side had to be precise has they had to be perfectly centered as well as the right way up as when you open the box the owner will appreciate to g...
As my “Honey-Do” and client projects wind down a little before it really gets cold here in Swellendam, I have at last made a start on my build. A few weeks of regular scrounging at my local tip has yielded some good lumber and adding this to my off cut stack, I think that I have enough lumber to do the job. Buying the hardware kit and plans from ASFM at $500.00 means I would have been into about ZAR6,500.00 before I even made a start. So…..enter “Shipwright” w...
I posted a while back in the forums about card scraping. Mainly my interest was driven by the reduction/elimination of sanding from my finishing routine. I bought some card scrapers and a burnisher from Woodcraft, set about sharpening them/creating a burr via several different methods, and met with lots of mixed results. Well, finally I have had some success! Let me thank all of the LJs who responded to my thread and put me on to some very good YouTube videos of different techniques. The...
Now that it isn’t 40 degrees and hailing I had more energy to do some work done in the shop today. I tried out a new splitting technique on one of my black locust logs and managed to get about 4 planks from it. I used my skilsaw to cut along the split line so the wood doesnt go haywire as easily. It made 4 hours of torture take 30 minutes instead. These planks will become a table top for some steel legs i nabbed on craigslist. For those that dont live here seattle doesn’t r...
My Thanks to Dan for the email on this process that is worth sharing.I know this is metalwork but I think it is highly possible to do it with wood.Has anyone done it. I would like to knowThere is a link to the whole process below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuS6HDHc7XE
I have had the idea to film in POV style for a while now, this is my first attempt. This video is basically pure raw footage, I will expand on this style of filming if there’s interest from my viewers, so please let me know in the comments below. Especially what you would like to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wwxQR2_zB8
Looking for some insight, on veneer finish versus solid. The pro and con’s to them, and some helpful techniques. Never used veneer and looking to experiment with it soon.
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