I had some logs split lengthwise that I want to make tables out of. The pieces are round on one side, and very large, so I was having trouble figuring out how to get the surfaces flat. I ended up using my utility trailer! Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhYC0qdL4Z4 Long story short, I rested bed railings along the top of the trailer and ran my router between the rails. Worked great!
A number of show attendees purchased burls last weekend… they dropped by to have some value added to their pieces.. This shows how simple the TWC makes flattening a burl… and as you know it is one of the most difficult procedures to accomplish without tear out or damage of some kind… This is not the case using the TWC… so simple … so effortless .. and so effective..
When we left off on the last blog, we were scrub planing to rough thickness. I was a little ahead of Kristin on the project without any pictures, so many of these are pics of her working the steps. We each made a box. I have more pics of her working and my finished box. S4S the Hard Way Flatten one side. We roughed it out with the scrub plane and finished with our No. 7. The longer plane really makes a difference in getting the stock flat. Then we used a marking gauge to scribe the thickn...
As you all know trying to flatten a large endgrain butcher block can be a little tricky.I use a 16 – 32 drum sander and it is fine for small blocks but this bugger was large and heavy [2 1/2 ” thick]. BTW Purple Heart and New Guinea RosewoodUsing the new surfacer head on the router on the the new wee beastie made flattening this block a breeze.The depth of cut is set and the fore and aft axis is locked while allowing movement sideways. Starting at the front of the block a small p...
Why Square?As a complete novice I was always mystified by the idea of turning rough lumber into square lumber. It was hard to visualize, though I had read many articles. I thought that I would give any of you new to this aspect a glimpse of the process. The value: Start with square lumber = better chance of square project. Plus you don’t have to buy dimensional lumber from THE MAN. The VideoWe shot a little video/ stills of ourselves squaring stock for our kitchen cabinet drawers....
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