I was asked about carving eyes in my last project shown http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26334 and answered with a small lesson, It was after most of the members who are interested see already the project and the comment. I assume that more people are interested in this subject so I send it in the blog.I was asked: “On the first side shown, the side with just the head, how did you do the eyes, if you don’t mind sharing. Mostly on carved eyes, I see them carved inward to use shadow to d...
I have been revamping and upgrading the American School of French Marquetry website lately and we just launched a forum for everyone to use post and ask questions or help others in this fields.As any Forum we need people to start and to make this forum an alive place. Please help us make this forum a place that could contribute to raise the quality of work for our Lumberjocks community. http://americanschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/asfm/index.php/marquetry-forum
I had read on the G+G Yahoo group that the handles for the file cabinet should be attached to the draw face with a machine screw into a threaded insert. My practice attempts looked like this: The problem was keeping the insert aligned with the drilled hole. If it tipped at all, the insert would jam and break. What worked was to take a long screw, cut the head off, thread on two nuts and the insert and chuck it in the drill press. Then I could lower it straight into the hole and tur...
I got this off a craigslist add a few years ago. It’s old school with oil bath bearings. And tracking adjusters on both sides of the idler roller. The disk sander table has a really terrible angle adjuster, a screw wedge, but it also has two support arms that help lock the table in position. It has worked well for me although the belt has a tendency to drift.The problem was pretty bad until the rubber sleeve on the idler roller disintegrated due to dry rot.I decided to repla...
[Above] Behold a common jigsaw. This is actually MY jigsaw. I have 3, but one was my Dad’s, one I got from a friend. None of them are the good kind with a bearing supporting the back of the blade, but that’s OK. It works. I sometimes grab it for down and dirty work. What annoyed me was the way the sawdust would always obscure any line I was trying to follow. This meant that I’d have to play the Big Bad Wolf and keep blowing the dust away from the blade. Then I got an ...
A quick bit of info for anyone using an AXMINSTER awvsl Lathe (or similar)Today, my Lathe suddenly started to speed up and slow down, somewhat similar to the old Bus engines of the 1950s era, making turning almost impossible. Also, as it would speed up, there was a flash coming from the motor brushes. I guess now that some people are thinking that either my Motor was faulty, or that my variable speed control unit had a fault, and would probably need replacing…right? The way to fix this ...
This is my entry into the Christmas Ornament Challenge put on by Alan Stratton and Carl Jacobson. This is the third annual challenge and I ma amazed at the beautiful ornaments folks have made! This idea came to me as I have made toys quit a bit in the past and I thought just make a version of an airplane that is smaller. Proportions were determined mostly on the fly and are just approximations of what should look good. Much of what I did I had in my head and I made the first piece then fit ...
Currently I am making two styles of stoppers, cork and the metal o-ring type from Rockler (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18020&filter=wine%20stopper). I like the crome o-ring type from Rockler because of it’s sealing capability. I presently get my cork from Packard Woodworks (http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Product_Code=151322&Category_Code=proj-supp-botstop-botsc) and can make stoppers cheaply and use them as a l...
Probably the best technique in making a cylinder is making first the top and bottom. Then make the wall by following the contour of the ends. I made the two cylindrical ends by using a circular jig with mounted router using 1/8” spiral bit. Then I make a shoulder edges on same jig using 1/4 straight router bits. I do not have a picture of the round ends showing the dado edges. After the ends were both made, I selected a veneer tha can be wrapped around. I nailed brads to temp...
Starting to cut all the pattern pieces today. This is the pattern Shown in plan and end elevation. Just a side note. If anyone is thinking of making one of these please could you wait until I have finished and posted mine. This is my design and it is a live blog of a project, in real time. I have been beaten to the punch by over-enthusiastic people before. Its not big and its not clever. Now from the plan you can see that there are a number of small pieces here. The pattern ...
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