A few months ago I had read an article about ebonizing wood with steel wool and vinegar. Awhile back I tried this and absolutely nothing happened. I never even tried again. Ebonizing is a stain of sorts I guess. I also have heard there are several ways of doing this. The reason the original article caught my eye was because I sure as hell don’t have the money to buy Ebony (wood), and I am forever wanting or needing dark/black wood for my projects and I do not like to use paint, to the ...
well folksafter reading my last entry what a letdown http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/22793 i can now reveal the whole storyaside from needing a filter to clear the airi wanted one i could have more filtering inand be able to change/clean filters less often(i could fill the one(s) on the machine in 15 minuets with the amount of cleaning i need to do) so let’s see what we have for today’s fun here is the ‘frame’ i madeto go on the filter side of the uni...
here is a simple way to do the preliminarytaper to ball leg (the shaping and claws are up to you ) i start by clamping two square legs togetherand drilling both ( 1/2 for each)and turning them and drilling again.next i make a sled or cut out taper guidefrom the taper point .(leaving the end square for rail attachmentand to keep it from tilting in the tooling process)and against the fence on the bandsawcut to the previous half holeturn and do the other side.using the same jigi sand it on th...
some of you may have seen this bowl by sam shakouri ,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27141and my interpretation of it ,well here is how i did mine , it’s a little different than sams , in the method ,he will show his as he sees fit ,thats my story , and i’m sticking to it !so here is how i did it ..i start with two boards of opposite colors ,here curly maple and black walnut .cut them both identical ,and sticky tape them together .MARK A HASH MARK ON THE ENDS , AND AN ARROW TO EAC...
hey gang back again here on the shop floorthings were getting ‘wobbly’ out in the sunso i reinforced it till the TGI floor joists go on i started by stabilizing the outside beam ends with temp. bracesmaking sure they were the same distance from the end of the house.and with three blocks the same thicknessi screwed one to each inside end of the beamand stretched a nylon string over them for 60’(the wind was blowing so i did it inside where the beam shielded the string)....
since my last blogi spent some time up in colorado again working with my bud daniel on his sauna room the weather here has been on and off like for many this winterso not as fast as i would have liked itbut this monday i made the last of 19 trussesand took the ‘drawing board/truss jig’ downthen as it was cold and windy i took a nap instead at dawn today i went out bundledand raised more trusses i had to stack both ends as there just wasn’t enough room for thatthis s...
The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #14: Maybe the greatest way man has ever devised to cut box/finger joints...
In the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking we make a micro-adjustable, multi-feature box joint machine that just might kill the dovetail forever. And then Stumpy tells the farmers where to stick it. This box joint machine has a lead screw advance and a template option, smooth, non binding sliding carriage, and a quick release so you don’t have to crank it all the way back. Plus, it will handle the biggest of jobs, and the best part is, you can build it for CHEAP. One feature...
Well, I was asked to put together a blog on how I made my segmentd ring. Since I had to make a new one for myself, (first one too small) I thought I would go ahead and do a step by step picture tutorial. My first time ever doing something like this , so hope it comes out OK. Here goes; Wood Selection The first step in making the ring is deciding what woods to use. As we all know, the selection is quite large. One of the most important things is color, but the most important is hardne...
just wanted to thank all you lj’s for your encouragment and support .this site has fullfilled a long time dream of mine ,to get back to my artwork .i work allot streetside , and it’s mostly that , work !from cement , framing ,drywall , to roofing . some fun stuff at times .i have been retired for 2 years now , but knowbody seems to know that ( especialy me ) .mostly i am the lifeguard at the carpentry pool , when all the hot rods have been fired or quit ,and the client is broke , ...
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...
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