This is the story: after tinkering the plane I got so tired that at night I dreamed that I was at the beach using the plane like a mirror. So check out my dream come true here: https://youtu.be/eIzW6Nsi0aE The plane is a Stanley n5 with the sole and edges in a very poor condition. In addition, the blade holder (frog) was not flat so the blade did not work well. Although it’s a work that needs patience, believe me that you will have a happy ending and the difference is well worth ...
This is the 9th layer being clamped. The larger this piece grows (with layers), it requires more clamps. This process is not difficult but takes more time than the normal segmented ring glue ups that I have done in the past.
So I’m down to making gifts for the nurses at my doctor’s office. I rarely visit the office for a “Sick Call” but I do take care of their computers. It’s always an inconvenience for the nurses when I have to interrupt their routines, so I try and make up for it by making each of them a little something every year. My sister gave me this idea a couple of years ago when she gifted me a turned scoop and I’ve been meaning to make some ever since. I had some ...
I am trying to make a similar segmented turning as the one originally done by Bruce Meldrum (from a YouTube video).I am using maple and walnut.There will be 16 layers glued to the center core. The concept is fairly easy but cutting the angles on the table saw is challenging. I might have to figure out howto use the bandsaw to cut the remaining layers. I haven’t been able to find any information to describe how the original piece was made. This will be a “learn as you g...
Turning holiday ornaments is a fun and easy way to make gifts for all those people on your holiday list. This video walks you through the process of making a cool little snowman. https://youtu.be/-s7riGdwPd8
I made this jig which holds or “captures” your hollowing tool when turning on the lathe.The instructions are located at this website: Carlford.us Search under “jigs & tools”. Instructions arepart of the “small hollowing tools” pdf file. My jig is not completed; I need to purchase a couple of compression springs.The big benefit of this jig is it prevents your hollowing tool from being jerked out of your hand. If you have arthritis, this is a big re...
Here’s a new video I did making a candlestick holder: https://youtu.be/pQFplkntzAA
Had a fun trip to wood store. Did some welding and was able to turn a bottle opener. Check out the Vlog and subscribe for weekly videos.
Hi fellow LJs. I must say that in my first couple of months here, I have learned a lot. This place is a wealth of knowledge and good ideas, and maybe some not too good ideas. But hey, we are all adults here, and we share our triumphs and defeats, good ideas and bad(if there really is such a thing), as well as good deals, trade secrets, and all other things woodworking. So I found a steal of a deal on the hardwood rough sawn lumber over the weekend. My excitement poured over on the insid...
This mallet was fun to build! It was 3 completely different processes to make each part of it. This was also my first time working with plastic (LDPE) as a medium. I have absolutely no practical use for this thing… I just thought about it one day and it sounded like fun to make! View on YouTube
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