Mortise and Tenon Joints – I’ve spent the last couple of days in the shop laying out mortises … ... and cutting tenons. The visible part of the frame is of 7/4 stock. That part of the frame under the kneeling platform will be constructed using 3/4 inch stock. I will work on those mortise and tenon joints later. So, with the visible members of the frame completed … ... it is time to step into an area of woodworking that, to be honest, I have not had much practice. ...
Rip Saw Tune-up and Frame Members – I finished turning the legs a couple of days ago. I think they turned out quite nicely. If not viewed directly side by side they seem to match well enough. Not bad for a spring pole lathe! Given the frame members are coming from the same 7/4 cherry board that I took the four turning blanks and the four legs of my Hepplewhite Stand ... I thought perhaps it was time to give my rip saw a little tune-up. I made a few passes with my shop made saw jointer...
Replication in a Cold Dark Shop – Looks like it’s going to be another cold rainy day in Lilburn … ... well, not too cold. It’s 50° in the shop and I thought, Replication in a Moderately Cool Dark Shop, was too wordy a title. But at any rate, with one leg complete it was time to start making copies. I decided to spend a bit more time rounding out the next leg on the bench, which I hoped would make less work at the lathe. But wait! Looks like I was a bit over zealous...
Getting the Jump on Lent – Lent, an Old English word meaning “spring,” the time of lengthening days, is that season of the Church between Ash Wednesday and Easter. During the season of Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penance. There is however another school of thought, one of taking on or adding a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying through a Lenten calendar, to draw oneself n...
"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #12: Roy wraps his thong around a lathe and warns us of crotch splinters...
Read my entertaining (and informative) “Woodwright’s Shop Review” blog- the guide to season two, episode two has just been finished. Take a lighthearted look at a very young Roy Underhill as he builds a candle stand from Miss Maggie’s walnut tree, wraps his thong around the lathe, and tells us how to keep splinters out of our crotches! For more episodes, including all of season one, visit Stumpynubs.com! After you read the article below, click here to watch Roy U...
One cool thing I saw at the Handworks event was this guy using a Treadle Spring Pole Lathe. His name is Jarrod Stone Dahl. I have a link to his website in the video’s description on YouTube. Anyway, I shot this very short video of him. I am also trying some new things with my YouTube videos. Please let me know what you like or don’t like about it! Thanks!Charlie View on YouTube
I have been moving towards hands tools and out of power tools lately. I sold my delta power planer gasp and bought some yellow pine lumber to build a spring pole lathe. I worked on it today and got the base “finished”. For more details visit here . H ope you all have a great weekend in the shop.
Well, I promised pictures last time, and I have some..I started on the spring pole lathe, which is my big project for this summer/fall, and I decided after much goings on to not make a treadle lathe, meaning in this case continuous motion, but a traditional spring pole lathe, where the piece rotates once or more (hopefully many more) times, then back again. Why? I was inspired by a couple things, like poverty and such, but also after doing months of research into it, it’s just what appe...
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