My first cut ever with a router! Took me 3 hours to figure out how to put everything together and do all the adjustments, practice the cut with the tool powered off, overcome the heebie-jeebies, then … do it! I’m very pleased with the result (template not nicked, clean cut, no wood burn). Woo-hoo! I used a straight flush bit of 1 inch length and enclosed ball bearings. The “template” was a small oak board, and the cut piece was a thick scrap pine board. No...
Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make. The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also ho...
It’s been a while since I posted anything on the day bed I built for my grandaughter. I kinda got sidetracked with other things. Thought I would share some more of the parts used in the bed. This is how I did the routing on the legs. The legs themselves are self-explanatory. Basically, I glued up two pieces to create the thickness I needed. Of course, thicker lumber would obviously work, but I already had 3/4” stock, so it made more sense to use it. Sometimes you can do the glue-u...
I’ve made a little progress over the last couple of days. The curved aprons are done gluing and are all trimmed up. The top has been flush trimmed and sanded again to even up the epoxy filler patches, but a few need to be redone. The three large brackets are cut to size, routed flush with their templates and belt sanded. They need some epoxy filler and they will be ready to receive mortises. I got started on the back board that connects the brackets and mounts the unit to the wall,...
With the lamination behind me I have moved on to work on the signature joinery of the chair – the Maloof-style joint where the legs join the seat. This post on my blog covers the seat portion of this interesting joint. Thanks for reading!
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