I’ve heard it at least a thousand times, and have probably said myself at least as many times, “as soon as you throw something out, you’re gonna need it.” Have you ever had one of those things laying around the shop, that is always in the way, you’ve moved it so many times it almost doesn’t look like it’s original self.Behold: The Wobble Dado Blade. I’ve had one of these so long, it’s probably a collectors item. Can’t sell it. C...
Updated 1/16/12 This is where you need to decide how you want to open your box. I mentioned at the outset about some of the different boxes I have made and how they hinge differently from one another. All are good, but you may have a preference in style or it may be your ability that decides for you. The pin hinge is what we will mainly be focusing on and was used on this box. Chapter 10 will discuss this style. The Deco box uses a standard brass butt hinge with a stop stra...
hello fellow woodworkers ! having looked in many nooks and cranys here in LJ’s for my time here ,i have been very impressed with the skills and designs of everyones projects ,from beginers to pros alike .it is a joy for me ( and i’m sure others here too ) to watch as everyone’s talents grow ,and their skill levels increase thru their own work , and the comments and help of others .tots helping dad drive nails , working construction to pay for school , to getting away from...
Updated 1/15/12 At this point we should have an assembled box, with corner splines, a recess cut into the body for the lid to set down into 3/8”, and a recess for the medallion cut into the lid that is also 3/8” deep, and the medallion cut to fit.DO NOT glue in the medallion yet! Next thing is to make the handle.I like to attach the handle by cutting a mortise in both the handle and the edge of the lid and slipping in a thin strip of wood, aka a spline. The spline is a scrap...
In this video I go over how to sharpen a very simple and usefull tool a card scraper www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
I was at a blogsite http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/ and followed a link to some archived video. I spent the better part of a day watching and marveling over these glimpse into the past. I think it is the fact that these were utilitarian items made for everyday use and although some artistry was involved most important was that the piece function. These craftsmen developed the skills to economically produce a no frill product. If you can take the time to watch you will notice that there...
Yo whats up everybody now as most of you know I moved about 3 weeks ago I put out my shop tour last week. Well I just finished getting my pegboard up after I filmed and realized that pegboard works ok but then I started having problems like I couldn’t get stuff to stay on so I decided to look at other storage options. Well I could use a cleat system which basically has a angle cut all the way down and it also has a angle shape on the back of the box and it hangs on the groove. The only ...
I have seen many posts on this site that describe a particular piece as “Zen” and while this word is not used in strict historical definition, I thought it might be interesting for some of you to share a bit about what I have learned about Buddhism and how one might be able to bring some Buddhist attitudes into the process of woodworking. So contrary to the title of this little post there isn’t really any such thing as Zen aesthetics. Zen refers to certain strains of practice within ...
I have recently completed a new base design for a bookcase project (same project as my last post). I’ve pulled some inspiration from other designs by Thomas Moser, and some basic Asian design influences. The case it very linear and almost boxy in it’s overall design. A sturdy dovetail case called for a base to lighten it up a little. I’ve come up with this design as my final version for this project. It is a shot of the underside of the bookcase to show the details. The c...
I just got my September issue of Wood Magazine and who should appear on the 3rd page, but our own Todd Clippinger. It said, and I quote “Wood tube user Todd Clippinger shows a super simple method at woodmagazine.com/testyourjoints.” And even has a nice picture of Todd in his workshop. Congratulations Todd. That’s really something to get published in a big Mag. Like Wood Magazine, my favorite, by the way, and subscriber, hint, hint. Nice going buddy. Here you go Debbie. I can...
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