biog is all new to me and I hope this will help me to get beater.. I just got done with my first project it is a coffee cart for my church. The first Sunday it was used I could not go or I did not want to go .I did not want to hear if it was bad workmanship or you should have done it this way or not bad for you first time . but my wife told me it was all good come backs and they all love it . I learned a lot from this project and I will do better on the next project I do .I should not say ...
Check out the blog at Stu's Shed complete with videos. Look beyond what I am actually doing and see the potential of what the machine can do. No script, no rehearsal, no idea.. lolThese were taken when Stu dropped in last week. Stu doing a bit of Slab surfacing. Me using the copy attachment to copy an old english letter ” L” Using the stops to route a border around the letter e Aztec art freehand routing using the pin and changing the radius.. Lord of the Rings LOLJust a ...
I just got a picture of my bass being biult by Pete Skjolds.The body is ash and the top is out of my wood… Madrone Burl.Pete says it is going to be stunning! Can’t wait!! !
I just got a lot of neet tools at an auction today. Just wanted to share with you.In dont need the wood rasps so if any one wants to make an offer I would sure entertain one. There are 8 files I won’t be keeping. Also I threw the Makita sharpener on ebay. I already have one.I got the scoll saw for $60 with the stand! I am excited! Does any one know what it is worth?!!http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/OregonBurls/PlanerBladeSharpener003.jpg!
I need to make a watertite wooden box for my waterstones and can’t seem to find the information I’m looking for. I believe I saw this on the Woodwright’s Show but not for sure. Here’s what I saw “by whoever” they used a wire or thin strip of wood and “mashed” it into one half of the joint so it made a groove so the “wire” was flush with the surface of the wood, then assembled the joint and the wood expanded forcing the “wire&...
Carpentry and woodworking has been an occasional (sometimes very occasional) pastime of mine since I was a kid messing up my father’s workshop and loosing his tools. However, I’ve never had any luck with a hand plane, and I’ve been in more than a few situations where one could have been very helpful. So I decided to take up the challenge of learning how to competently use a hand plane. It seems every discussion about using hand planes starts with a statement that the pl...
Last year i built a simple train table for my children. It’s functional and they love it. This year my youngest son’s pre-school is soliciting donations for their annual fundraising auction. I will donate a newly made train table. This time more nicely built one. As lots of lumberjocks have built a train table for their children and/or grandchildren, we all know it’s a flat top with an apron that provides a small lip. I’ve decided that this project will be wher...
This is in addition to the burl blog I put on a week ago. Thank you for all the reads.This is to the best of my knowledge and I am still learning.I have found crazy figure in tree crotches. A tree crotch is where two branches come together. It is usually the piece that fire wood people don’t want because it doesn’t slit. That is because the crotch is the hardest part of the tree and the grain in going in different directions. It’s where you get what is called “feather”. “Haring bone, r...
In this episode I use a template to cut out a design for the top part of the side panels. Then I talk about jointery for the shelvs and then I cut the wood used for the jointery.
I am currently finishing an education class so that I can teach Technology Education (shop class). My last assignment was to create a project that checks for the understanding of the previous lessons. I chose to do my lessons on shop tool safety and usage so it only fits to do a project to show off those new safety skills. I know you all are experts here ;) so I thought you might enjoy picking this apart! I created a simple project that uses the majority of common shop power tools. Her...
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