After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pl...
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Hello Readers! Recently I had asked readers to suggest a few new projects for ideas for my blog, Pallet Craft! I did recieve two ideas and I will briefly describe them below, but if you would like to suggest more please do so by commenting below! 1. From Mike on LumberJocks.com. Mike suggested a Maloof Rocking Chair. I think this is an amazing idea that would be a great undertaking. In honor of Sam Maloof who shares my birthday (January 24th, 1916 – May 21, 2009) I will und...
Hi everyone. Thought I would put out a feeler and see if anyone was interested in another Arizona Picnic/Get together? This would be shooting for the last weekend in Febuary, Saturday, the 27th. Probably at the WoodWorkers Source in Tempe. The same person owns the north store and they treated us real good last November. If interested please post or send me a PM and I will try and get it all organized again. I know there are several LJ’s in the valley and others here getting away from th...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/3758156271_02842865a7_s.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2607/3758156499_d7026a8996_s.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/3758951460_c794c69bb7_s.jpgYo whats up everybody here are some pictures of my first refinishing project. It is a fish tank stand and I found it in my basement when we moved all the crap out the day before the moving truck came. It is about 5 years old it is made out of oak and pine and I am going to set up a fish tank in the exercise...
I just finished cutting the second inside panel for this treasure box series #2. This is for the inside of the lid. Some of the pieces are a bit small, I have a tendency to go to far… It is cut on the marquetry chevalet. The piece by piece process require to be precise The pieces are laid out in éclaté according to their final position I really like those detail pictures The 2 panels are done cutting, ready for shading in hot sand ...
Finally got started on my first non-shop project. The plans are here . Except I’m not using screws, but making these modifications: Dados for the shelvesa locked tongue & groove for the top of the wide sidethrough mortise & tenon for top and bottom of the narrow side – the lower tenon will protrude and extra 1/2” to become on of the feet Yesterday i got the dimensioning done: and while most of the time i didn’t have much difference in the lumber to...
Took me a little while to do the steel work on the jig. Have to make the somewhat C-clamp with push block. Cutting threaded bars and looking for the nuts. Shaping the push blocks (made from ebony) become tiresome after making 16 pieces. These are made from scraps. Here are some self explanatory photos… I give notes on some important aspects and ideas that you can grab suited for your project and availability of materials: Notes: 1) The piece that was bended was narra ripped by ...
This is a fun weekend project and great for gifts. Check it out. If you guys want the pdf plan for it e-mail me. http://youtu.be/_ZP9W92mnvY
Here’s the carcass installed. I oiled it the same as the bench. Sanded it a little to knock off the fuzz. I didn’t finish it all out as this is just a box for storage. Next is to make the door for the left side and drawers for the right The vise is completed. It has about a 3” throat because the dog block thickness is also about 3”. It probably should be closer to the left edge, but I don’t plan to be cutting anything – got a chop saw for that. Mo...
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