My daughter received a pizza paddle for Christmas (not from me). She went online to see how to season it and found suggestions to use tung oil. She called me to question this. She said that the article also stated that it would take about two weeks to get it finally seasoned using tung oil. It also stated the hardening tung oil would also help the pizza slide off the paddle easier. Not having a clue I told her I would submit this the you all (THE EXPERTS IN ALL THINGS WOOD). OK, here...
So, part of the plan originally was to bevel the edges: 1/4” from the inlay, 10 degrees. The hard part was the very short sides. I figured that out using a sliding fence and 90 deg stop and clamps to hold the table top in place. Worked like a charm. Then, I got smart. Thinking I had the hard part licked, I assumed I’d be able to run the long sides along a tall fence on edge, and because I had plenty of length, I would be able to make these cuts in a straight forward manner. ...
Some people asked how did I get the deep, nice finish on my latest cherry projects. Some of you might know the answer: potassium dichromate. Since the information I see on the web about the use of this “magic substance” is inconsistent, I’ll try to give you my point of view and experience. WARNING: I am only offering my opinion without any implicit or explicit liability or fitness to a particular purpose. Use this advice at your own risk; I do not assume any responsibil...
I was asked to make some bollards… short posts with a hole at the top to thread rope through….I picked up some 8 foot lengths of 4 inch by 4 inch treated hardwood.. cut them in half and planed them smooth..ish..Ran a piloted chamfering bit around all 4 corners and the top… sorry no pics….The 1 1/4 inch hole near the top, which was drilled with an electric drill mounted in the TWC, was also chamfered…The beauty of this set up is that the post is supported on the t...
Greetings. I have been watching Norm for 25 years or so. He always jointed board edges to get a perfectly straight glue joint. Marc Spagnuolo (sp?) on The Wood Whisperer seems to do the same. I have not had any problems with my straight joints. Recently, I have been watching Tommy Macdonald due to the new show Rough Cuts. He uses something called a spring joint where, after the boards are jointed straight, he uses a hand plane to create a slight dip in both boards. When this joint is c...
I’ve been trying my hand at welding my own band saw blades. Check it out on my blog at The Red Dirt Woodshop
lenny asked about the bathroom door panels i madefor my own bathroom and if they were decalshttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/40732.. here is the jig and the process this is a sliding tray for the 1/4”x2 1/2” slats(mill 3/4” in half and save wood)i leave them over sized in thickness by about 1/32” it will be sanded to finish size later.the router base i drilled a 1/16” hole inand inserted a finish nail as a center pivotcut the nail so it only goes into the top ...
i have had this grizzly 20” planer(it weights 850 lbs)siting on this dirt pile for 11 yearscovered with inner tube rubberhad no place to put it till now i have a deck that is semi-coveredso i made a 3 layer 3/4” ply laminated trolley for itwith 4 swivel casters each rated to 900 lbsall steel (had to order them $100) here is where it sat on a pile of dirtthat i could back the truck up to thenand cut a ledge in the dirtand rolled the monster on 3/4” clamp pipesonto the ledg...
We finally get things moving and get a Draper swivel head variable speed lathes. Were all the rage years ago. It immediately had a problem with it’s capacitor. Happens to be the only thing that goes wrong with this motor. It’s fairly bullet proof. So I ask Draper if they can send a spare capacitor. I get a snooty reply telling me that a replacement was being sent and the other lathe was my responsibility until it was collected at their convenience. Now I don’t know about you all, but that typ...
Gordon is my right hand man, I thought that I would tell you a bit about how he has changed my life.Gordon and I were introduced to each other by his brother in law fifteen years ago. I was in hospital with his BIL and he thought that we would get on. Gordon is also disabled and has many similar interests. We both like Counrty & western music along with the 60’s & 70’s music we grew up with. We both went gun slinging, It is the UK so we fire blanks. Will we ever grow up? I hope not.Go...
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