- Making a Slab Coffee Table I have a very nice walnut slab that I plan to make into a coffee table. I am happy to say that flattening a slab of wood with a router in my shop was even easier that I thought it would be! Not only was it easy, but the results were great! This is one of those tasks where an adjustable height workbench came in very handy because setting it to a very low height made it easier to move the router across the slab. The slab is a slice out of a tree, some p...
First step: Upgrade the blade. A good blade is only ~$15 and is a world of difference. 1/4’ mdf attached to the right side of the saw base so It will match the height of the jig. (1) perfect straight edge on 3/4” MDF glued to-(2) 1/4” MDF that is 1-1/4” wider than the 3/4” MDF . Once the glue sets, cut the 1/4” MDF using the 3/4” MDF as the fence(3) run through Table saw to make Edge #3 parallel to Edge #2 Bonus – add clamps ...
Here is a video I just finished on Center Keyed Box Joints. One of the harder things about box joints is getting an equal sized key on both the top and the bottom. Here I show how to get equal sized keys regardless of the height of your board or the width of your dado stack. It is a really cool way to do the joints and the result is as decorative as it is functional. If you like this video and want to get updates on my future projects please subscribe to my Youtube Channel. You can also see 1...
THE DESIGN This is the design where it has started. At first, I thought it was difficult due to complicated angles. but what I realized later there were only two angles that will be cut namely: 22.5 deg and 45 deg cut. The 45 degree is only used when the star in the middle is to be done. THECONSTRUCTION So I started with making the stripes. I glued 4 pcs of stacks that I already prepared in making the coaster. Selecting the 4 colors: green (not know wood), black (kamagong), bro...
I call any taper that cannot be accurately cut on the table saw a micro taper. Usually anything under 1 degree. The taper I needed to cut was 0.2 degrees, so the only tool for the job was the jointer. The process was pretty simple. I needed to taper 1/16” over an 18-inch length. I made a 1/16” spacer and raised my jointer to a 1/16” cut. I placed one end of the panel on the spacer and ran the panel through the jointer. As the front edge of the panel hits the knives, t...
We have a MeetUp Group for WOODWORKERS in NE Ohio. This is a group for Ladies and Men… and for anyone interested in Woodworking. http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/e/5/c/0/highres_447478816.jpeg We have a SketchUp Class for Woodworking scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 19th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the new state-of-the-art Akron-Summit County Public Library. Sketchup has been installed on all PCs… so you do not need to bring a PC or tablet (bring a USB ...
2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop #1: 2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop in NE Ohio and Make it Dustless
Greetings… First… if you happen to be in NE Ohio, I have a MeetUp Group for Woodworkers in NE Ohio – see below I’m new to Lumberjocks in the past few years… but I was a member several years ago under some unknown ID and some unknown email account. I’ve been woodworking for 30+ years. Professionally, I’m an Engineer and Engineering Consultant and Engineering Project Manager. I have no Woodworking projects planned for 2016… other than t...
Took a break from working this weekend—cool project at my day job—to go to a series of demos/classes at my ( local? ) Rockler Store in Tukwila, WA. I guess local is in the eyes of the beholder; Its about 50 miles away. I had put a reminder in my cellphone calendar several months ago, but only had it alert me “the day of” not the prior day. Fortunately I’m an early riser. Off I went. They had two great demos. Turning and Making Raised Panels. I was really ...
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Now that the carcass for the tables are just about complete, I set out to build the doors. First, I re-saw some cherry to 1/32” for the layers of the panel. I make a form and then using bendable plywood and the veneer, they go into the vacuum bag to make the curved doors. Then a skin of quilted cherry veneer goes on the front and back of the doors. This was a lot of fun, and I hope I don’t bore you by showing the whole process. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! ...
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