I recently built a primitive cabinet with surface mounted hinges. The hinges were new and looked cheesy on the cabinet. I thought about painting the hinges black- but then decided to rust them instead. Rusting hinges and other metal parts for primitive furniture is EASY and QUICK. 2. Do not use a good pan. (Yes- I learned that the hard way today.) Soak your hinges etc in apple cider vinegar overnight. 3. The next day put equal parts liquid bleach and water in an OLD pan and put your part...
this is how this box tiles were done the box is here and as a received gift here started with 4 different woodsall the same size and stacked them 4 colors in each pile and made a holder to run them random freehand thru the bandsaw with a pressure ‘thumb’ on it after cutting thru them curvy to the same corneri switched and glued all the 4 different colors togetherand cleaned them lightly on the disk sanderso they would be flat for the sled with a square stopand...
I read this advice somewhere on the net and I wanted to share it with you. I should have noted who the advice came from, but unfortunately I didn’t. You can erase pencil lines on wood by just giving them a wipe with denatured alcohol. You don’t have to scrub it or even rub hard. It comes right off, like a small miracle. I am really thrilled with this. I hope you will be too. No more erasing or sanding off pencil lines, hooray! Have a great weekend, Mike
Folding rule ChristMads tipsFolding the rules, not bending… Hi guys and girls, I have been quite a lot off line lately…The X put my daughter and me on the street with one weeks’ notice (no I did not cheat on her, smiles).But that meant chaos in my life, and my beloved daughter Mathildes also.Now we are landed, living more or less in the workshop, but have got a wonderful apartment from February so we are both full of bright light for the future and the new apartment is so cool ...
Sharpening card scrapers was never so easy, or so much fun… This week is all about card scrapers: how to sharpen them, how to use them, we make a rack to store them and a jig to burnish them. Along the way we do some fooling around and talk about Roy Underhill’s mustache! There are two projects in this episode, a tool review and a detailed demonstration of cabinet scraping goodness. Check out more episodes at Stumpynubs.com. Enjoy!
I have two 1930’s Walker Turner 24” scroll saws I am refurbishing to use in my shop.After days of scrubbing and polishing I thought there had to be an easier way.Found how to build your own electrolysis unit on the web, and made one for large parts yesterday. 55 gal plastic drum- free4×8 sheet of remesh- found with rebar at Home Depot and cut to fit inside barrel1 rebar rod- woven into remesh8 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda55 gal of waterCost around $15.00 total Hooke...
A few people have had some questions about the ways I have done some of the refurbishing and purchasing of old traditional wooden planes.Here is a short video on some of the things I have learned through the years.These are my methods and opinions in refurbishing ole planes.
Harbor Freight has their speed squares on sale for $1.99. I bought 8 more of them. Just thought you LJ’s might like this, I did. In case you are interested, the lot number is 7718. And the sale runs through Oct. 31.
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(If you read this blog this morning, you can find the update just below… next to the BOLD letters that spell “update”) I learned a long time ago that the most important part of a table saw besides the blade, motor, splitter/riving knife, zero clearance insert, blade guard, out feed table and wings is… the fence. (Don’t hold me to that order of importance.) But most table saws either don’t come with a fence, or don’t come with a good one. To me, tha...
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