Howdy, The chair arms have been formed into a nice rolled shape and they are ready to accept padding. This will be fun and it’s easier than you may be thinking. It is certainly less exacting than most would expect. Lets get started. There are 3 major products you can use to pad the arms of a chair. Foam, Cotton or Dacron Polyester. Foam, 1 to 2 inches thick usually. It Gives a nice uniform shape. but it can be compressed to nothing. When Foam begins to deteriorate, it turns to...
So you now have this metal triangle thing, that we call a square, and it has numbers and markings all over it. Here is an introduction on how to start using it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2EieDGWoSA
This is just a short video guys showing my standard finish that I apply to most of my projects!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twEvqzq1sM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUuURBvPUoh_ghXT86FXtIRQ
you look at my old blog entrys you’ll see that my parents got my a draper mini lathe for christmas i had seen some reviews of it and theyre were pretty bad but i was still excited. Well on christmas morning i went straight to the shed to use it, i set it up exactly the way it was meant to be but staright away the tool rest just broke, it turned out it wasnt even made from steel so we got a replacement but when i started turning the motor wasn’t powerful enough to turn the wood...
The Greene brothers used ebony extensively in their furniture and architectural pieces and that use has become a trademark of their woodworking designs. I wanted to try to stay true to their designs and use actual ebony plugs in the Greene and Greene style clocks I am building. I was not impressed with the shouldered plug design the plans called for and wanted true pillowed ebony plugs in my clocks. Pricing Ebony, I decided that I would have to come up with some other method of getting my plu...
I haven’t been blogging much lately – too busy. But I have made progress on the shop as you will see if you read this and the next blog I got tired of tripping over my clamps and having them all over the shop. I saw a couple of clamp racks on the web that looked good. Initially, I was going to go with one that was very simple but used a fair amount of wall space. Then I saw one that Stumpy Nubs created. I thought the general idea was good, so I copied his. Actually, I bou...
Yesterday I finished fixing my thickness sander. The ball bearings made a big difference, it did not over heat at all. If I had been thinking straight when I made the thing I would have made a much larger drum, in which case it could spin slower for the same SFM and the bushes would have been fine, oh well live and learn! Dimensions of the linings are 22mm high, 2.2mm thick. After thicknessing I planed one edge smooth with this great set up: Action shot: Then trimmed them to ...
Well here it is my finished junior cert project, i have to say although it isnt perfect for my first cabinet im extremely happy with it, i love the boiled linseed oil and beeswax finish on the cabinet, there is only one annoying thing because this cabinet has to be examined for my junior cert i dont get it back until the results are out which is in september, but when i do get it back i will be posting a video. heres some pics tho:
Ok, so I’ve changed the design of the drawers a bit on my bench cabinet. I decided that instead of sliding on wood rails – per the plan – that it would be much better to use side mount ball bearing sliders. The plan calls for 19-3/4” deep (carcass is 20” deep) but they don’t make 19” sliders. I got 18”s. The width of the drawer is 23” (I know, I’ve read that they shouldn’t be wider than the slider, oh well…) Depth o...
The wood shaped to the line. If you check back a few posts there were two lines. My ‘final’ line is what you see remaining. Here’s a jig I made to cut the edges to size. Does anyone see what ‘the problem’ is in this picture? Think hard… It’s a 1hp Craftsman router with a 3/8” straight bit. I call it a ‘face off’ bit, but I could be wrong? The jig part is the device holding the router steady. It’s 1/8” alu...
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