I had a couple decent walnut logs dropped off a few months ago in a mixed load. They were butt logs that had grown together at the very base. The guy was smart enough to bring the base too. I have looked at this chunk of wood off and on, knowing I wanted to cut table top slabs from it. I could have done that with a big chainsaw, but that really sucks. I wanted to stand it on the mill and slice cookies…but it was just too big for that diameter wise. Over 3’ x 4’...my mill ...
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Howdy fellow sawdust makers, I just completed my new video, “Building a Maloof Inspired Low-back Chair”, and thought you might enjoy seeing the introduction sequence (filmed just outside my workshop). Enjoy! Video>
Well as everyone knows there is good times and theres the bad. A fellow woodworker who has cancer and is fighting for his life. Cancer is know easy thing to get through. There is a link for details on how you can help duane. You will also find a link to his website to read his whole story and find out what you can do to help. www.hisingwooddesign.com
I am sorry I do not have a lot of time before going to work, so I will not be able to write a whole bunch. I finished the platform today. All that is left is the backrest. I will hopefully have that finished tomorrow, and then all that is left is the pillows, and legs. Here are some pictures of what it looks like so far. sorry this has to be so short, but I am running out of time…if you have any questions, just ask me, otherwise maybe I can post more about it later on – i jus...
In this day and age there are many tools in the woodworking world. New tools are coming out on almost a daily basis. Now with this comes the good and the bad. I have seen some tools that never should have been made and I have also seen some tools that once you see them you dont know how you ever got along without them. Click Here to see a great tool I stumbled upon.
Installing the springs is almost complete. I am choosing to install coil springs that are all hand tied together. This method is called “8-way hand tied.” The benefit of this method is that it is stronger, it lasts way longer, and is more comfortable than sinuous springs. Sinuous springs (or “S” springs) is what most furniture companies use today. They do the job, but like most things these days, they aren’t made to last. They also save furniture companies ...
DISCLAIMER: Before I start this blog, I want to make sure everyone knows that I am NOT a professional sofa/furniture builder. I just took on this project because 1) I needed a sofa and 2) because I thought it’d be really fun and satisfying if I built my own sofa. This is all my own design, and besides looking at a few pics on the internet, this is all my OWN method of doing it. That being said – for any of you professional sofa builders out there, I am sorry if I’m not d...
Today I finished choping the first mortise. Thanks to all those who pitched in with advise. I also cut the tenon After trimming the tenon with a rabbet plane and undercutting the shoulder I got a pretty good fit This is officially my first mortise and tennon. It was done completely with hand tools. (chisel, saw, plane) I know it’s not as good as it should be but I hope to get better at them as I go, and faster as well. Probably took an hour or better all told.
Just wanted to remind everyone that we are running a bunch more contests and giveaways at HisingWoodDesign.com. We will be giving away tools,woodworking gear, dvds, and other stuff. also this summer we will be running a contest for a woodworking starter kit. There will be alot of exciting things happing on the site this summer. Click Here for details on how you can win
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