The gift is going to be a small wooden sign reading “Debbie’s Place”, in Cursive lettering, on an Oval Back.Gotta begin at the beginning, with lettering! Happily, I have Stencils of Written or Cursive style letters, this time I’m going with the one inch size. I’ve gathered what I can think of that I’ll need, though not likely everything. Ready to begin.Now there’s probably a few who will get a laugh out of doing it this way, but it works as good as an...
To be up front i didn’t really know where to post this being fairly new so if its in the wrong place i tried i get a lot of my material from construction sites ,cull lumber,dumpster diving people trow away a lot of stuff that i salvage and use being new i don’t want to spend a lot on the better material least ways not until i get a good grip on what i’m doing.it takes time to .thanks to ualll for the education and sharing on this site.some times the boards aren’t str...
Well folks, 160 dowel holes later, I’m ready to call it quits. I don’t mind hard work, but repetition drives me crazy! Here is a snapshot of some of those dowel holes…Now, notice the markings on the end grain. This is important to me so that I don’t keep having to second guess myself when I am putting things together. I have those pieces marked ‘L’ or ‘R’ for left or right and numbered from top to bottom. I mark all the pieces on the right ...
Starts down in the Dungeon Shop. I have a belt sander set up in a vise. And a pair of block plane irons to work over. This is how they looked when they came back from the Dungeon Shop. Backs were flat… and the makings of a decent 25 degree bevel for the edge. Next up, the first of three oil stones… A cheap, little Buck Brothers from Home depot last year. Two grits, don’t remember what they were. Gave it an oil bath, and worked both irons on both side...
had a little disastre with a thing I have to make when I made a try fit with some inlay and I was a very upset becurse I hadn´t any spare wood to make a new fromthe accident was al my foult becourse when I was making the try fit I forgot thatthe piece of wood wasn´t on the table but was sitting on its place just resting on itsedges on the box so this is what happen when you have too big thumps and don´t think okay on to the glueing station no big deal I thought two day max. and we can cont...
This is the finale to my series of 3 videos, in it you will see me complete my dad’s adirondack chair. Please subscribe for more woodworking content :D sorry the video quality isn’t as good as the others but I was having upload issues.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ19OZl55ZU
I had this moment where it clicked – out of all the stupid hobbies and interests I’ve spread my attention so thin across, the one that really drives me and could be a career is definitely lutherie. I’ve always been into upgrading and repairing my own instruments, and working on friends’ gear. It’s also in my blood: That’s my paternal grandfather’s work. Unfortunately I never got to meet him as he died when my father was young. Still, just knowi...
While my basement shop continues to grow (much to the chagrin of my wife, who thinks this whole “woodworking thing” is just a phase I’m going through), it is still a pretty tight space. I’m thus always on the look-out for devices that lend themselves to portability and, preferably, affordability. In that vein, I recently picked up a small 6” portable “carpenter’s vise” at Harbor Freight. Now, I know many of you more seasoned woodworkers may thumb your nose at ol’ HF, but for cheapos like m...
I’m pretty new to LJ and not much of a woodworker. Not that I don’t love it, I do but I’m still learning so I need help from you guys. I’m heading up a Boy Scout high adventure trip for my son’s troop this summer. I’ve got 24 Scouts going canoing in Quetico for 7 days and as part of the adventure, they’re building their own bent shaft paddles. We pretty much have the building process down and are well on the way of making them, but the finish is...
I’m letting the wood acclimate to the garage a bit and focus on other tasks around the house before we head to my wife’s class reunion. But, I did manage to make a nifty little cross-cut jig for my circular saw to prepare for trimming the 2×4s to length for when I build the top. For details and pictures, please click here. Can’t wait to get started on the top!
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