I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...
Continuing my progress I decided that the box joint, per the plan, was the way to go. Instead of 5 drawers I did four. I had all 5 cut, but figured one extra big drawer would be more useful than 3 smaller, so I used the biscuit joiner to combine one of the two big ones with one of the small. It saved me from buying more wood and gave me more practice with the joiner. I checked around for plans for a box joint jig and decided that the one from Shopnotes.com (PlansNow) was the better of the ...
No, don’t die but for goodness sake get some good lighting in your shop. Until recently, I was working on four 75 watt bulbs. It was a little annoying and gave me a bit of eye strain but it was workable. I basically didn’t know what I was missing. My shop is undergoing quite a bit of renovating, being transformed from an unheated two car detached garage with open stud walls to something more comfortable. By comfortable I mean isn’t -20 degrees in the winter. I figured...
Adjustable Height Rolling Outfeed Cabinet #1: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
But the past I am condemned to repeat is the creation of a new design that I have never done before, am not certain of the existence or availability of key materials and hardware, and possess the barest notion of what it is I want the thing to do. Welcome to my world. I knew I wanted a sturdy outfeed table atop a cabinet that would provide much needed storage in my small shop and would provide another work surface. If that were the extent of my desires I’d have whipped it out in n...
The hardest challenge in this series is to make the WOODEN HINGE for a cylinder side. The difficulty of the curve fitting and the alignment of the pin to cater the correct pivot. LID PART . The lid being the one that is on top will take the whole arc that will be close to the outermost part and length will just be enough to hold the post on each end. This must be tangent to the circumference and must be at right angle (at first only so as to route the slot that will hold the pin). You ...
With so many types of slides out there, there are different ways in which to install them. So here is another type of slide installation. I hope this is informative for everyone.
My new (to me) Unisaw didn’t come with any safety equipment, and I’ve been having trouble finding a splitter that I like, so I decided that until I find one I really like, I’ll just make one and add it to my new ZC throat plate. I laid in bed last night racking my brain over what material I might have that would be easy to work with and I remembered some old shelf brackets I wasn’t using. I popped the end cap off, cut the dog legs off, did most of the filing and shapin...
Last night I finished up my carving of the green man I posted and was thinking (jokingly) that I’m glad I posted it after Marcos sculpture was off the front page. I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from him. LOL. He is a true artist and an inspirational one at that. In fact he is the inspiration to this next piece. I am thinking that I will blog this next carving, possibly with step by step instruction of the carving. Keep in mind that I am in no way a professional carver. ...
Welcome Back! We will begin be going over some safety tips. First of all it is always important to know your tools and use them safely. You will be working with very small pieces of wood so, the utmost care is needed. Always use all guards and a zero clearance blade on the table saw. Always use proper eye and ear protection. If something does not seem safe, then stop Step ONE The first thing you want to do is to cut your wood to size. I started with a piece of 4/4 Purple ...
Started the new year off right with many hours in the shop working on the harp project. I’ll try to keep track of my hours- a good guess would be about 10 hours to date.I don’t kid myself that working with this foam is anything like working with wood, but I need to get a prototype before I can even think about making working drawings.I spent a lot of time trying to get my styrofoam pieces to stay in the right plane before I got the brain storm to make some supportive blocks at the...
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