just figured id pass on my stroke of desperate luck. i built a saw bench loosely based on christopher schwartz 5 dollar saw bench out of some leftovers of a fence project. the base is 4×4 treated posts at a 10 degree angle and 2×4 stretchers secured by half lap joints glue and nails. the top is an 8 foot 2×12 i found that was in bad shape. there was a crack through the length that i glued and crudely clamped with rope. the top is unsecured and until last night i started th...
Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy: Step #3 First I want to remind every one to be VERY careful! Always keep safety in mind when doing your projects. In this step we will be drilling the holes for the pins and shaping the pieces. Once you have all of your pieces cut to size ( step #1 ) and the notches cut ( step #2 ), you can get ready to drill the holes for the hinge pins. You will need:Suitable material for a hinge pin. ( in my first one I used brad nails. ) I got some wire fr...
As one can see, by all the projects I have posted lately, I am almost ready for my first craft show. However after all the cuttine of various projects I am wondering if the is a more productive method of scrollsaw cutting. YES, I know stack is the first and only method I know about. If you are able to stack cut three projects at the same time then I think I reach a productivity breakeven popint. However it is not possible with all of the patterns I cut. Second, the seasoned knowledge of...
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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 ...
I’ve always enjoyed reusing wood, as well as being cheap it’s a great way to give a new lease of live to wood that would otherwise end up on the fire (or worse; the dump). Anyways, a friend was clearing out a cupboard and gave me the unwanted parts from some blinds she’d bought several years ago. All solid wood, and very clean maple at that. Rather than add them to the winter fuel pile, i had an idea. after cutting away the holes where the string went, i glued th...
Shrink the workbench (if you can call it that, it more a table top right now) OK no lynching, it is not an actual proper workbench! ;-) Sounds counterintuitive, but it is actually too big for a tiny shop. It is there only because I reused what I had without any changes. I recycle this from the time I made concrete countertops for the kitchen. This one and a few more held the molds where the concrete was curing before being moved and installed into the kitchen. Fundamentally a sheet of ...
I know I am opening a can of worms :) A big can of fat squirmy ones :) Power tools buffs before you throw the first rock or board let me explain, and hand tool galoots don’t get too happy I still love my motorized friends (although I still am fond of hand tools ). There are points in our modern power tool shops that hand tools are just plain better one such example was the other day a friend stopped by and wanted me to chamfer some small boards for him, as I reached for my block plane h...
Hello all,I have been asked to give a class on making a wood bracelet similar to this one. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18322 I want to point out that we will NOT be using the special jig I made. I have a different way to get the same results which does not require each of you making a jig. Part #1Getting started and choosing wood. Step #2Preparation off wood and cutting notches. Step #3Drilling holes and shaping. Step #4Finishing and final assembly We will begin be goin...
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