LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'traditional'

  • Advertise with us
View Jamie Speirs's profile

Roubo Hybrid Bench from start to finish #4: Hostile Takeover

08-13-2012 07:44 AM by Jamie Speirs | 14 comments »

Hostile Takeover Ok how do I handle this situation? Thought that maybe some of the LJ’s May be trained to handle these extremely Sensitive takeover threats on benches This looks like they are set in for a long Stay. I can see a coffee mug & and a can of Pepsi. It looks as if Mama has an accomplices Miss Thembi and there are 7 mini Boxers How did she manage to get past the Jolly rouges? I found them all in the office eating scones. I can see that the...

Read this entry »


View Woodworker_Collins's profile

Got a mini lathe but cant use it :((

08-11-2012 10:25 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 8 comments »

In my last blog entry you may have remembered i asked what is a good mini lathe. I went down to mcquillans blanchards town today and got a Draper 07989 250W 230V Variable Speed Mini Wood Lathe, it has variable speed so i dont have to changed the pulleys, a revoling centre and a faceplate and it only cost €220 + mcquillans always give a 10% discount so it ended up costing only €198 which i think is a real bargain but my parents got it for me for christmas so i cant use it till then:(. I also g...

Read this entry »


View Julian's profile

Incredible furniture

08-08-2012 06:02 PM by Julian | 10 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_rkQ1UUQc

Read this entry »


View BTimmons's profile

Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #4: Fixing stupid mistakes, but it's finally taking shape.

08-07-2012 08:47 PM by BTimmons | 2 comments »

The shims I glued to my tenons are ready to be pared back. Seems like the mortises were just a little less than square with each other, which caused the twist when connecting the two of them with the center piece. So this session involved a lot of me hunching over the bench paring away paper thin shavings. Testing my fit. The top of the tenon cheek is good, but the rest of it is still a little too fat. Shaving just a bit off, and then it fits nice and snug. I also dete...

Read this entry »


View woodmaker's profile

I suck! At tapered legs

08-06-2012 04:54 PM by woodmaker | 11 comments »

Well, after reviewing many articles on how to do tapered legs, I went to the garage to try it. Yep, I suck! I glued some 2×4 pine together, and then cut it down to 2 1/2 X 2 1/2. Fired up the table saw laid the taper jig (aluminum) against the fence, adjusted the jig until it looked like the proper angle ( I wanted 3/4” thick at bottom and 21/2 at top) Started the cut and darned if it looks like the angle is coming out wrong. It cuts towards the fence and not away from the fenc...

Read this entry »


View BTimmons's profile

Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #3: Tweaking the fit, first coat of oil finish

08-05-2012 09:27 PM by BTimmons | 1 comment »

Last time I didn’t have all four bottom surfaces sitting flat. Turns out this was due to the center piece being fitted with a slight twist because one mortise had been carved out with a slight twist. So, by the time the mortise was straightened out somewhat with a chisel, the tenons didn’t quite fit as snug as they should. So on both tenons of the center piece, I glued some thin mahogany strips to shim up the tenons to tighten the fit. These will likely end up being pared or f...

Read this entry »


View Woodworker_Collins's profile

Restoration Of Table, Completed!!!!!

08-05-2012 06:23 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 11 comments »

When my grandad was a carpenter he worked in Aras an Uachtairain (the irish presidents house), he brought this table home from there one day when he was in his 20’s because it was going to be thrown out, he did some repairs and salvaged it. But after being used for 60 years (which the first governor of ireland wrote on the table) and then being used another 40 years when my grandad got it, it was in pretty bad shape. My granny said i could do what i wanted to do with it, because she had...

Read this entry »


View BTimmons's profile

Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #2: More bandsaw shaping, some drilling, and lots of sanding

08-04-2012 10:56 PM by BTimmons | 0 comments »

In case you missed it, here is Part 1 in this series. First thing I did was employ my new-to-me drill press to establish an inner curve for the vaulted feet. Placing the center brad of a Forstner bit ensures that an even radius is cut into both sides, which were held together with blue tape. Not an ideal clamping solution, but it’s adequate for this. Always use a backer board to avoid blowout! I had a bit of tearout around the mortise here, but the rack will obscure the flaw af...

Read this entry »


View BTimmons's profile

Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #1: Rough shaping - Mortises, tenons, bandsaw profiles

08-03-2012 06:13 PM by BTimmons | 5 comments »

A katanakake is an elegant way to display Japanese swords. Like much of the aesthetic that descends from feudal-era Japan, it can be purely functional or highly decorative, but form always follows function. The Edo period of Japan saw the creation of countless beautiful artworks in every possible medium, be it woodworking, architecture, sword making, painting, etc. So how did I stumble upon this specialized niche, anyway? A few years ago I started practicing Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido...

Read this entry »


View Ethan Harris's profile

Pallet Craft #17: Share your project Ideas!

08-03-2012 01:37 PM by Ethan Harris | 2 comments »

See this post and more at Pallet Craft Hello Readers! You have probably seen lots of things made from pallets on the Internet, from chairs to storage and much more. However there is a key distinction between building projects from pallets and building projects with pallet wood. While both of these methods are recycling the pallet wood and putting them to good use (which I applaud), I want to show that the wood from these pallets can be turned into beautiful pieces instead of usin...

Read this entry »


« prev 1 ... 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 ... 98 next »
974 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com