If there are any LJs in the Cincinnati area, the Art Academy of Cincinnati is running an “Intermediate” woodworking class starting next Wednesday (3/26/2014). Problem is – I’m the only person registered – they only need 1 more person to make the class a “go”. Here’s a link to the course description - If you’re learning like I am this is 2 1/2 hours / week of almost 1:1 time with an accomplished woodworking instructor for 8 weeks...
I am building a scale model of a catapult in wood shop. the integrity of the frame is crucial for the catapult to work properly and I am pretty confident it will hold.
Here is the new installment on our videos on Hide Glue. Many have asked us how they could save there Hot Hide Glue when they are not using it. Not like Old Brown Glue, Hot Hide Glue will rot in days if not cooked or frozen. It is not advised to freeze the all glue pot, so we usually dry the glue if we have to much In this case, we had taught classes for 2 weeks at the American School of French Marquetry and had 2 glue pots on the hot plates. The class finished, we were back at the works...
robcastle made mention of my blog and did some polishing on his Paper Towel Holder.I mentioned I’ve polished rough sawn material.I couldn’t find any photos, so out to the shop…I grabbed a piece of curly maple left over from a custom cane handle job that had a fairly rough surface. It even had some little shaving hairs sticking out. I spent a total of 4 minutes working part of the surface.In that 4 minutes I:1. Mounted the red polishing wheel.2. Rough polished with the ...
http://youtu.be/BAV7kck-tvk In this video, I repair a foot stool for cheap!
I needed a new table saw sled for a different saw i’m using. I’m currently finishing a miter saw cut station I built & needed a sled to make small cuts. After having made a few others I notice how wooden sleds react to moisture content in the air so I wanted this new one to be built with out wood. I made this new sled out of left over plexiglass I had laying around & used aluminum for the runners. The fence is actual bulletproof glass.It came out better looking than I wou...
Rather arbitrarily I chose to make the side panels for the nightstand first. Actually it is only the second set of raised panels that I have done so I was kind of nervous and wanted to get them out of the way. For the rail and stiles I used “Sommerfeld’s Roundover Chip-Free Rail & Stile Set”. This rail & stile design eliminates chipping that is caused by a buildup of stress on the leading edges of the pattern. You can see in the pics below how the leading eadge i...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hjpeF30SDQ&feature=youtu.be Here is part 2 LJ’s. Will post some pics on projects when I get some good ones.
I’ve done a couple of raised panels now using hand planes. There are a couple of videos if you google raised panel with hand planes. One form Paul Sellers and one from Stumpy and basically they describe the same process. Unfortunately, I have discovered a couple of issues with this process that I did not care for. 1. The raised panel itself is not cleanly defined.2. The rabbet used to go into the sides of a frame or box are more wedge shaped and the panel does not seat claenly in...
Simple yet useful project. Once again I go to the lather for a time of therapy! Please join me for this simple project of a Ear buds spool. http://youtu.be/N9MEZTFUrKo
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