I just posted this as a comment/response on another thread but figured this might be something that others could find useful. so here goes. This short tutorial shows one way to create a compound angle cut on an edge of a 2×4. this can translate to any other situation where a compound angle is needed: I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle: I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and usi...
I couldnt find any info that explained how to make bent inlays without using a router and a template, which is time consuming and limiting. I thought about using the bandsaw to make S shaped cuts and inserting pliable strips, but thought that the rough cuts made by the course teeth would show up, but I was encouraged after reading Blogs by Patron and Degoose on making double curve lazy susans. The cuts were made on the bandsaw and the pieces mated up just fine. So, I made a test piece. I trie...
When I started out to make the candy, I thought I would just simply cut up my scraps and sand them smooth.This worked for some pieces, but I soon found that a more systematic approach was needed for consistancy.I wasted half a day making pretty pieces, shaped all willy nilly that were impossible to fit into the tray without leaving gaps everywhere. I did think about bedding the pieces in a liquid resin, but figured it would either set up before all the pieces were in, or flow over the rim whe...
I am starting a simple blog on how I made my candies for the box called “Eye Candy” This will work as a blanket answer to all the questions I have recieved on this. Its pretty obvious that they are no more than glued up woods of contrasting colors, but this will give insight on how I did it.I am working on pictures at this point and some will be posted in the next chapter, hopefully tonight. So follow along if you are interested.Also, I want to thank everyone again for voting and ...
Made a life cast of a OWENs tile I was framing for Fred and Debbie. From the life cast I made from a item called insta mold from hobby lobby./// It is sort of like a rubbery gooey paste … well mine was >grin< ///guess I should have read directions. It sets up real fast without enough water …my batch was real lumpy and bumpy. The instamold is temporary … meaning it drys out and shrinks … eventual turns into unusable brick of crud. I made 4 scarab castings from the m...
I am fairly new to scroll sawing just need some help with blade selection. cutting 3/4 walnut i have been useing olson #7 skip reverse tooth pgt is that a good choice. what to use for 1/2 hickory.and what blade speed should i be using. thanks to all
In this episode I glue up the shoe rack. Then I used mineral spirits to clean up any dust or glue squeeze out.
Lets start with 17,204, that is the number of LJ’s right now. Thank you all.I have just finished 3 projects, by finished I mean put the final coat of poly on them (pictures coming soon(saturday)). I want to thank all of you, I may have not asked any questions about finishing, but I have read all of yours.Thanks to the people who ask, and thanks to the people that take the time to answer.Some things I have learned about finishing.First coat, thin it down a little, it gives you an even ...
A good friend (and fellow Lumberjock member JTASH) spent a fantastic weekend at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in a handcut dovetails class. Now, JTASH has had some experience to this point in assembling actual projects with handcut dovetail joints. Me? I did a bunch of practice in sawing ‘to the line’ in preparation for the class, and even tried a crude attempt at assembling a test dovetail. The results were miserable and I would not post. Here is my conclusion after taki...
Why make dowels when you can buy them cheap? Well, you can’t buy dowels in every kind of wood. Also you might be working on a project and you don’t want to take the time to go to the store to get them, or maybe you like to be self sufficient like me. Dowels made on a lathe or with a router jig take a lot of set-up time. With this method you only have to prepare the stock, do a little carving on each end and in about 30 seconds you have a nice long dowel. If you like that idea a...
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