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...
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...
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...
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)...
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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...
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...
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