Now that I’m getting into marquetry I will have to have something to glue it to. Furniture isn’t an option for me because I wouldn’t know what to do with it and it would take way too much time away from my marquetry work. My plan is therefore to continue making small things that don’t overtax me physically or economically and which are more fun to build in my small shop and which are good gift items. There are lots of options such as; boxes, lamps, picture frames, ...
I make a wall shelf for my sons room out of pieces from an old bunk bed. Fun project and satisfying to re use material. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byAL3nPUvFQ&list=UUoiFVDvzJX8tXXF5GsUPc_Q&feature=share
At the risk of getting skinned alive these are my thoughts on hand plane tuning and sharpening for newcomers to woodworking who would like to try using hand planes.This blog is intended to steer you in the right direction, not to teach you the how to do it. This is a shot of almost all the hand planes I own. I mostly use the #4 smoother now, but I started with the Stanley #5 Jack plane (at the far left on top) and and my little Stanley block plane. These two planes were the only hand plane...
First blog entry! ENDS TODAY (6/30) I seem to come across some pretty stellar deals in my woodworking tool obsession and I though I would share my good finds with my fellow Lumberjocks. Mostly the deals will be from Lowes, Home Depot and Woodcraft. SO the find I wanted to share was IRWIN 12-in Bar Clamp! Lowes has been running them buy one get one free- but this week they are simply HALF OFF. ($10) A good find and while you are there picking some up- look around for Bessey clamps....
Howdy, I have been fitting 4 pieces every day to the geometry challenge light pendants. I’m almost too far to post any more pictures but I figure I can throw a final 2 into the last blog of the series. I had to get a preview of the light covers so I did a bit of sanding. I think they are going to look pretty good when I’m finished. A few pieces have a little bevel from the sanding so I need to sand them down till they match the adjoining planes. The inside is ...
Howdy. I did a glue up last night and didn’t notice I slipped when clamping. This morning I noticed big time. The clamps had pulled my work in too much. There was nearly an eighth inch gap on the outside. I tried to break it loose. Nothin’ Doin’! Oops. I thought about filling the gap and despite my reluctance, it was going to happen. The only thing is that the gap and bad angle were going to throw all the geometry off. I’d never get the whole thing together. I ca...
HOW TO MAKE A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT WITH TRADITIONAL HAND TOOLS This video and article will simplify the process of cutting mortise and tenon joints with only a few traditional hand tools. With a little practice, you should be able to make a mortise and tenon joint in under 10 minutes! The video is a quick tutorial, but the below photos and article will clarify how to make a mortise & tenon joint in great detail: ANATOMY OF A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT: WHAT ARE MORTISE...
a number of years ago (maybe 15 – 16) i knew a navajo man that supported his familyby cutting firewood for some of the indian ceremonies he would get in his truck and go out into the washes and canyonsaround gallup new mexico and adjoining arizona and cut down dead cottonwood and oak treessome up to 1’+ diameter trunks into logs around 5’ longtake them home and standing on them over a few cross logs(for chain clearance) he ripped them with his chainsawinto (i kid yo...
Starting up a blog to share information and projects from woodworking journey. Please take a look and join if you like. Advice is welcome. Check us out at::: Ewing Custom Creations Hope to see your comments on our blog. We will try to re-post here also. (not sure if we can do it automatic via wordpress) Thanks! Keep making sawdust! Dave
While getting ready to turn 8 Breast Cancer pens today, While drilling the last “upper” blank…........I was half-way thru it, and suddenly realized something…I shut the drill press off, proceeded to call myself a few choice words…......shaking my head,.............here’s the deal: The upper blank on this BC pen kit gets a 3/8” hole drilled thru it to house the brass tube. The lower blank gets an 8mm hole drilled thru it to house it’s brass tu...
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