If you use a clipboard on the job, you know how difficult it is to find a place to put it down while you handle the tape measure or tools you’re using. There’s never a good place to put it except to tuck it under your arm where it often gets dropped. Solve that problem by building a clipboard with a spring clamp on the back and you’ll never look for a spot to put it down again. Here's a YouTube video which shows more details.
Sharpening: gives me headaches just thinking about it! Not because it is difficult! It is NOT! but it is the prime example of a place where every effort to “simplify” or make it easier has resulted in More confusion and More difficulty! it started at least 150 years ago with the first Victorian era quick and easy sharpening jigs and guides. and has gone rapidly downhill. Sharpening, you should do it once a day for every tool you used that day. at the end of the day put t...
Look at the video in this post :blueoak between 47” and 57” The nib is used to start a cut.
It was requested on another forum for me to explain how I capture my intarsia patterns digitally, create vector artwork, then modify that artwork for accurate double bevel cutting…so here it is for my LJ friends: I’ll try to explain the techniques I’ve developed for digitizing my patterns and using that pattern to expand the artwork for accurate double bevel cutting. Keep in mind, I just started intarsia less than 2 years ago, only have 7 projects under my belt and only tried double ...
since my last blogi spent some time up in colorado again working with my bud daniel on his sauna room the weather here has been on and off like for many this winterso not as fast as i would have liked itbut this monday i made the last of 19 trussesand took the ‘drawing board/truss jig’ downthen as it was cold and windy i took a nap instead at dawn today i went out bundledand raised more trusses i had to stack both ends as there just wasn’t enough room for thatthis s...
Okay, so I found the William Ng version of this video first, then I found the WoodWhisperer version. William Ng is smarter than me, so I could not understand him, but WoodWhisperer made William’s method much more understandable for me, so here’s the link to the video. I know you old hands know all about this, but I’m so green that the basics still get me excited. Go to time marker 21.45 to see the method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9f4bp_wm8&list=PLLPBqw5g...
A while ago I put up a project where I made some straight wooden track, compatible with Brio and Learning Curve (Thomas) track. Since then, I have kept in the back of my mind how I might easily and cheaply make curved track, switches, and more easily form the male and female ends (without buying expensive, specialized router bits.) I believe I have found the answer. A pin router jig. I first learned about these from a video by Jim Steinbrecher, and later by a much clearer and concise ...
I posted a trivia question @ http://lumberjocks.com/topics/59384 Which type of planer is found in more places, used by more people and used by all ages and skill levels? I guess the Chemo Therapy has effected my brain. I keep getting these weird thoughts related to woodworking. Many people, all over the world, are doing woodworking and don’t even know it.
One of my staples for sale at craft shows is slotted coin displays.They are fairly simple to make and I try to make them in batches so I have inventory without setting up too often to make them.All of them so far have been made from dunnage used to ship steel radio transmission towers from India to the US. Where we would use pine 2×4’s to brace freight this particular company used an assortment of mid/far east woods. From what I can see and surmise it is the off-cuts from the India...
So I’m a bit of a lazy dude. Don’t get me wrong I love a good project or jig or art piece but sometimes I need something and I need it now, and I just don’t want to spend time making it nice. Soooooooooooo this is what I do when I need a zero clearance insert and no time to make one, I’m sure you have all done something similar, maybe you can post a pic or description of your quick fix too. Basically I get the fence lined up with the distance I need a...
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