now i am glueing down the inlay , using west epoxy .the problem being that i don’t like puting things ,( like bricks , paint cans , bucket s of sand or water ) ,and i dont have enough wood to make cauls .so back to an old trick i learned in the fiberglass boating world . as i think in a vacuum , it’s only natural to work in one too ? so here it is ...a vacuum is not pressure , it is the absence of pressure .when they went into space , it wasn’t like going down deep in ...
Should I tell you that a plain Jane #4 plane with no retrofit irons, specialist cap irons or dead flat soles is of equal value to the beastly heavyweights engineers and salesmen tell you you need I would of course enter the realms of controversy most men fear to tread. But I have to do it for the benefit of my fellow woodworkers who might think these others are telling truth instead of merely discrediting Leonard Bailey’s entrepreneurial abilities in producing the perfect metal cast plane. As...
I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced produ...
Finally I got it done and shipped it off to the customer. He wont get it in his hands until next week, so I will post his impressions when I hear back. I hope its what he wants!!! TIP:Some of you may know about this but many will not. This is my secret to quickly fine sand the box prior to spraying lacquer. I hand sanded down to 220 and then I finish up with green nylon pads. These were bought at the local dollar store. Guess how much? Thats right, a whole dollar. You can buy similar pads ...
my ‘did it my way board’ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42141 was done like thisthe tangents are the square of the circlethe thickness of the stock is that height of the squarethe width of the stock is the square and the two wingsof the circle combined(for my 1 1/4” bits it was 1”x1 1/2”).cut and mill the stockrun the round edges firstso the flat is still good for the coves later.the fence and the cutter tangent want to be exactso there is no loss in w...
some of you might remember my previous blog about my rain/snow gutters ,i finally got some time to progress on them , as i have been working away from home for a while now ,http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16257the first two pictures are from that post , about the cutting jig ,and an actual 6” PVC x 20’ pipes cut 1/4 out of ,making a tube that wraps up and over my metal roof to catch rain,and stop the snow from sliding off the roof , both of which have been just wasted water fo...
last we were here with the shop buildi had raised and nailed 4 sheets to the roof my friend daniel was coming down to help the following sunday/mondayi got a call from another bud to go sheetrock their outhouseand show him how to tape itsince work involving wood and mud is a thrilli went and did that and came home with some cash to proceed here another old friend lucy also came by from californiaand proceeded to clean the living room and help get me ready for the breakfast table finisha...
I recently had someone ask me why not make my hinges square since I was planing the back side of them flat. Truth is I considered it, but could not get past the problem of the hinge jamming into the box as it rotated. If you look closely at the picture below, you can see how the corner of a square hinge rotates down into the imaginary box in the picture. Anyone have any ideas?
hi folks ,i have been doing some catch up work for a friend ,who’s cabinets i built and installed years ago .since then he has changed the kitchen slightly ,and needed some new ones .so i decided to show you all how i have learned , over the years .as a cabinet door maker in shops around the country ,and some of the things i have learned about it .i go for fast and easy , nobody pays me to take my time on this stuff ,get it out last week !this is only 7 doors i am making now ,but have m...
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