I have been carry on working on the boxes with a 2 weeks pause for our february teaching session at the American School of French Marquetry. Great class, here are some pictures More here Anyway. Before the class started I had to finish the inside of the boxes with French Polish, before the room was taken over by the students. There is different way of holding the pieces with nails bent in places Or with small wood blocks I like to have it lay out...
Hello woodworkers I have a question. I have turned a lot of my attention to creating furniture for 18 inch dolls, like American Girl. I have the book by Dennis Simmons, “Making Furniture and Dollhouses … ” and it seems to be the only printed resource for patterns. I have every copy of ScrollSaw Woodworking mag that contains a pattern for this. I have searched the internet and “YES” I have seen all of the suggestions about using ratios to change patterns to fit...
I have always wanted to make a wood plane. A friend of mine, a picker, got me some blades not too long ago. I also had a block of Walnut wanting to be cut up. Next on to the body parts and the sides. Now I can start laying out the geometry. This is the rod to be used 3/8”. Sorry no Brass this time.. Final layout. This is the fun part , the glue up. Now we are almost there. All the body parts. Et viola. The finished product. This was surprising easy, th...
Well I have bugun to start my collection of fine hand tools. I recently spent 3 weeks trying to get the Stanley Bailey set of old hand planes. I wanted to get them all rusted on purpose, so I would gain the knowledge that was going to bw necassry to get them back to good condition and keep them that way. So as the days progressed the planes begain to arrive at my home. I am now the very proud owner of a small Stanley 110 a stanley handyman a stanley #4 flat bottom a Stainley #5 2 Stanley #6 p...
Not sure what has happened, but when I was at Menards today I went through the clearance section as is my routine. To my surprise I found a stash of Irwin Quick Clamps not the little flimsy ones either. We’re talking the XP kind. So I bought up what they had there and went to another 20 minutes down the road only to find one there. Not sure if this is the deal Lowe’s went through with Bessey or not but I picked me up about a dozen of them…because you can never have enough.
I recently purchased a used Jet six inch cabinet jointer. The last time I used a jointer was decades ago in high school shop class. I don’t know if I have just forgotten, or if I was never taught the proper operation of the jointer. What I do remember, is coming out of high school thinking it was exclusively used for flattening the edge of a board, not also the face. Through investigation, and experimentation, I have come to some ideas on how the jointer is to be set up and used. The...
So there is my question. Is a satin finish the same as a matte finish? I made my wife a barn door headboard for Valintines Day (I will post picture when it is up). I made it out of 1×4 lumber and stained it gray to look old. She wants a matte finish, no shine at all, on it. She says a satin finish will have a slight shine to it. I said that satin and matte are the same. I know paint have a matte and it’s a dull look. If it is different, what do I use to put a clear on it that doesn...
http://youtu.be/6zz0alDuC5k Go on. You might even enjoy it. I love being in my happy place.
In this video, I make the center divider for the drawers in the base. I also add some kickers for the drawers. After sanding, I glue it up taking special care to line up the inlay on the rails with the legs. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! http://youtu.be/PFsOgxD2R2w
This was my first craft show ever….. I know I am slow and was concerned that nothing would sell. Plus the fact that this was a community garage sale with the typical garage sale stuff and I was the only craft person there. I had a vast array of projects on the table from small bowls to candle holders….from large bowls to jewelry boxes. However to my surprise many people liked what I had and told me I was under priced for the quality. What an encouragement for me, I now want...
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