Hello Guys and Gals, It has been a while since I’ve been on the site, or in the shop for that matter, due to the busy shedule of my new job. I just recently started working in the shop again and it feels great! As some of you may know, I love building shop made jigs and fixtures as well as finding inexpensive solutions to woodworking challenges. I am in the process of building a dovetail jig from plans in a ShopNotes issue. The jig uses threaded knobs. I didn’t have any in t...
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I was having trouble keeping my dust collector bag in place while also trying to put the band in place. The little black clips were useless so I decided to put 4 of the spring clamps shown to hold the bag and now the job is much easier. Attached the clamps with self tapping sheet metal screws. Hope this helps.
I hope to post some of my work soon since I just joined. I do more primitive folk art work and am the queen of the Scroll saw. I hope to learn how to do more with miters and shelves etc. Also looking to hear what some of the other Lumber-jills are doing and are there any woman woodworkers in Wisconsin.
After my previous post here, I got numerous feedback and great ideas from professionals on this site on how to optimize the cutlist diagram to make it useful for professional wood workers. This lead me to develop “Carpenter Cut” app for iPad/iPhone devices. It goes like this: Start with a sheet of plywood (e.g. 48×96), tell it the dimensions and quantity of each part you want to cut from it. Specify the kerf (size for your saw blade (0.125 is the default)), and indicate gr...
I have been reading about French Polishing for some time now and finally dedicated the beginning of my thanksgiving break to finding a good source for how to apply this classical finish. Shellac is a very finicky finish and is hard to REALY get right. Although this site is for guitars it seems to be and excellent guide to French Polishing.
I am in the process of building a cradle for a grandbaby due in the beginning of January. I needed to drill 60 holes in the top and bottom side rails to slide the spindles into. Currently I only have a bench to drill press and drilling the long rails was going to be an exercise in frustration trying to keep them balanced. So I set up the drill press on top of my table saw, put a ¾ inch thick piece of scrap plywood into the miter slot and put a level between the drill press table and the wo...
The camera comes back into the Stumpy Nubs Workshop to further document life in a small semi-professional shop… Includes tips on hand cut dovetails, utility chisels, resawing wide boards on the table saw, glue-ups, and a lot more! This is part 2 of Episode 1. It begins with making the CN Box, then continues the “amazing mini-cabinet marker’s bench”. My favorite part is the footage on cutting tiny dovetails by hand, big ones by machine, and huge ones with a hon...
I just posted this project and I wanted to share some details of the things I learned and some of the obstacles I overcame. Hopefully they will be helpful to someone wanting to tackle this project. The project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55715 I first saw this project on the Woodwright Shop and had to make it. I had never done any carving so there was a steep learning curve. I’ve been working perfecting the design off and on for a year. I have 3 practice boards, each less ugly t...
The first rule I try to follow when using epoxies is “Don’t get any on you !” and the second one is “Don’t get any on your handles !” Basically for more reasons than I need to get into here no one wants to get it on them. The question seems to be how to avoid it. I’ve used A LOT of epoxy over the years for everything from gluing hulls together to making wooden fuel tanks, water tanks and even a bathtub and I’ve developed a number of procedure...
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