here is a simple way to do the preliminarytaper to ball leg (the shaping and claws are up to you ) i start by clamping two square legs togetherand drilling both ( 1/2 for each)and turning them and drilling again.next i make a sled or cut out taper guidefrom the taper point .(leaving the end square for rail attachmentand to keep it from tilting in the tooling process)and against the fence on the bandsawcut to the previous half holeturn and do the other side.using the same jigi sand it on th...
some of you may have seen this bowl by sam shakouri ,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27141and my interpretation of it ,well here is how i did mine , it’s a little different than sams , in the method ,he will show his as he sees fit ,thats my story , and i’m sticking to it !so here is how i did it ..i start with two boards of opposite colors ,here curly maple and black walnut .cut them both identical ,and sticky tape them together .MARK A HASH MARK ON THE ENDS , AND AN ARROW TO EAC...
Updated 1/15/12 How to make an Art Box by Andy Campbell Safety Be safe! Guards, etc…may not be visible in the pictures. This is written for woodworkers of all skill levels.But, please keep in mind that this is not woodworking #101. I am writing this in a step by step manner that should be easy for a beginner to follow, but some basic understanding of tools and terminology is required.I ask that the more advanced woodworkers be patient and not be offended. I don’t wish to test your...
hey gang back again here on the shop floorthings were getting ‘wobbly’ out in the sunso i reinforced it till the TGI floor joists go on i started by stabilizing the outside beam ends with temp. bracesmaking sure they were the same distance from the end of the house.and with three blocks the same thicknessi screwed one to each inside end of the beamand stretched a nylon string over them for 60’(the wind was blowing so i did it inside where the beam shielded the string)....
since my last blogi spent some time up in colorado again working with my bud daniel on his sauna room the weather here has been on and off like for many this winterso not as fast as i would have liked itbut this monday i made the last of 19 trussesand took the ‘drawing board/truss jig’ downthen as it was cold and windy i took a nap instead at dawn today i went out bundledand raised more trusses i had to stack both ends as there just wasn’t enough room for thatthis s...
Well, as you know, of late, I have been busying myself with boxes… Please do not worry … I am still making cutting boards and Lazy Larrys…. I will post when finished… I am also making some chess boards but that is a subject of another blog… in this particular blog I would like to speak about how a different colour can change a project… not the colour of the wood or stain… but the lining… I have had a lot of comments about the Hot Pink felt of th...
Bowling Alley Workbench #6: There is more than 1 way to skin a cat - not so with bowling alley floors though - finally success
Yes. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel, reverse thinking, and this project seems a bit more doable, and even not much trouble at all. Originally I tried to get the (2.5” hardened) nails out by using a cat’s paw and a hammer to pull each nail out of the 2.5 laminated hard-rock maple strips. I figured once I get all the nails out of the top strip, it’ll just free it from the lamination, and be nails free… one strip at a time, until I have them all cleared ou...
The first Art Box I completed and later posted was “Rachels Box”. I wasnt sure how it would be received, but it was a big hit right off the line. It just recently topped over 10,000 views and is the most viewed box on LJ. Wow! http://lumberjocks.com/projects/tag/box/by/views Its popularity and the ones that followed were what motivated me to post the tutorial which was a help to many.http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/9415 I still get mail asking about this style of box...
-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades are analogous to good tires on a performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the clunkers even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort of like having t...
Well, I was asked to put together a blog on how I made my segmentd ring. Since I had to make a new one for myself, (first one too small) I thought I would go ahead and do a step by step picture tutorial. My first time ever doing something like this , so hope it comes out OK. Here goes; Wood Selection The first step in making the ring is deciding what woods to use. As we all know, the selection is quite large. One of the most important things is color, but the most important is hardne...
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