this is how this box tiles were done the box is here and as a received gift here started with 4 different woodsall the same size and stacked them 4 colors in each pile and made a holder to run them random freehand thru the bandsaw with a pressure ‘thumb’ on it after cutting thru them curvy to the same corneri switched and glued all the 4 different colors togetherand cleaned them lightly on the disk sanderso they would be flat for the sled with a square stopand...
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 pro...
since the last ‘shop along’ blogwe were here my neighbor Te helped with the first halfof the truss placementthen my LJ buddy eddie came for a visitthis is my eddie blogand we got the trusses all moved to their respective ‘notches’on a ‘catwalk’ i had on either sidelong enough to pick them from their stack at the end walls and move them both ends over into their places eddie and my neighbor Te had taken down the tin roof i had over the ‘spray boo...
Sharpening card scrapers was never so easy, or so much fun… This week is all about card scrapers: how to sharpen them, how to use them, we make a rack to store them and a jig to burnish them. Along the way we do some fooling around and talk about Roy Underhill’s mustache! There are two projects in this episode, a tool review and a detailed demonstration of cabinet scraping goodness. Check out more episodes at Stumpynubs.com. Enjoy!
Planing very thin stock: Recently another Lumberjocker (John Hutchinson) asked for tips for planing stock down to 1/8” or so. Several people made good suggestions and I shared my own simple method which I worked out by trial and error years ago. I figured this would be a good tip to share in my sporadic blog on Shop Tips and Tricks. Power planing thin stock can be a challenge for several reasons. First is the danger of damaging the cutter head and knives by their contact with the planer...
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last we talked went to eddies for the memorial and the crawdad boil and i stayed on with my bud eddieand we did some shop stuff with him here we left off before the room dry inside finally got some windows (2) and one door and covered the rest of the openingswith either clear plastic or 7/16” OSB before i left for louisiana once i got back home it’s been a flurry of various thingsto move forwards with the shop and the houseand making sense of the accumulated mess i hav...
thought some of you might like to know a simple way to make utility doorsfor closets or sheds (or whatever)like these i made for the new spray booth i am buildingfrom straight 2×4’s and some 7/16” OSB (wafferwood) as the booth is not enclosed by the ongoing shop build yeti need it to be insulated toofrom summer heat and winter coldso i put 1 1/2” of sheet insulation in between two OSB panels(whatever you might have will work tooespecially if they only have one panel)...
from my recent project post http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73330 it seems many like the ‘wavy’ design the most here is how it evolvedi started out with a piece of melamineand drew a line across itand divided it into equal partsand with a can big enough to give it a smooth curve alternating back and forth took it to the bandsaw and cut it there i made some strips with my ‘thin strip’ guide(1/8”x3/4”)on the table sawand put one maple and one imbu...
since we were last here on the shop build the end wall was going up things were moseying along pretty goodi even got the drop end peak donewith the cutouts for the overhang lookoutsand the scaffolding taken down – A+ so i made a ‘drawing board’ to start the trusseswith stop blocks and templates for all the web cuts -A+ and made one from it 30’ long i had looked on the net for all the info i could findand came across this picture of trusses of different type...
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