I just cut into some more Black walnut. The 2 pieces are 14 1/2×32 x 4I keep getting impressed by our creator!
Been a bit slack and well christmas and all that no excuse… anyway both speakers now glued and set, the back piece is not yet glued in, so we can assemble the wiring to the actual speakers when finished etc. Clamps are off and the long slow timely process of sanding to get them loooking good. This will also hide any inperfections of our glue up… Doh Have taped newspaper over speaker faces to protect them the best we can, so no dust can get in anyway. Also have done the same to ...
Part 3 of the introduction to the Não Só Serradura workshop. All about restoring 200 year old walls, putting on a roof and using reclaimed materials.Including the story about the Rockler Pack Rack that we won at the Whirligig Wars 2013, organized by Laney Shaughnessy at A Simple Design of Ocala and Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xktP5osfqPU Stop motion animation by Portugal Prankish Puppets
I was cleaning out my shop not long ago and came across the beginning of a jewelry case I began years ago. It’s been sitting in a corner waiting for me to acknowledge it. The problem is that the joinery was sloppy. It was one of my early attempts at box joints, before I knew about using a backing board. Lots of tear-out. I had also gone cheap for the back and it was ugly 1/4” ply. My first thought was to toss it in the burn pile, but then I took another look and decided to d...
This weekend (March 23-25) is the 18th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture show. The show has moved to the 23rd Street Armory and features artisan handmade furniture from over 75 exhibitors. The preview party is Friday from 6-9pm and features special guests David Rago and Suzanne Perrault appraisers who appear on “antiques roadshow”. For more info go to www.Philaifs.com . I will be glad to email discount certificate to anyone who wishes me to do so. Anyone who attends be ...
So unfortunately I got carried away actually working rather than documenting the process, but I did snap this photo before I quit for the night. So far I’ve gotten all the face frame pieces cut down to final size and have marked out the tenons on the rails. I also cut a test mortise in some scrap that went through the same milling process so I can test the fit of the tenons as I cut them. The dado stack is in the saw ready to rock. I will begin cutting the joinery tonight(I ho...
When ideas come to mind, I find it imperative that I should try to work it out. The least I can do is to make a sketch or visualization of what that idea is all about, lest it goes to waste. The lowly saw horse is an example. There are many versions, from simple to complex. Some are easy to build the others require more advance skills. My version I would think is fairly easy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edurink/sets/72157624855604149/detail/ The illustrations were done with “Wing...
So last night I began cutting the tenons on the table saw. Now before everyone tells me I’m lucky to still have my fingers or flames me for posting these pics, here’s a disclaimer. DO NOT use a table saw without the use of a throat plate. Disastrous things CAN and likely WILL happen… (See Also: Standard disclaimer “Blade Guard Removed for Clarity”) That being said… I’ve never had problems making cuts with the dado stack in the tablesaw without ...
So like many here, this summer has been one of hardship, and little work, and lots of stress. But as outlined earlier, that’s why this blog is titled the way it is. This spring didn’t see as many trees fall as I figured would, so not as much work there. One old box elder did take a plunge…right into the fork of a large mulberry tree, splitting it about 10 ft….but still 10ft off the ground….and over a fence right into the neighbor’s garden…so that w...
I have discovered that the more free time and stuff you give a child the more disrespectful and ungrateful they become. Free time is a privilege from now on. training them in work, good hard work they are more respectful, nicer and grateful and happier. We are just starting our 4th day of work and the are so much happier. They get along and wow! So I getting a clean shop out of it. Trees are being planted and maintained. And when they have down time the do wood projects in the shop. No...
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