Heres a step by step process I took to make a Moroccan table frame for a brass tray top! These are pics i found online for inspiration! The fist steps I took was to make a full scale template out of mdfcut this rectangle 32’’ wide by 18’’ tall and layout centerline and horizon centerline with a straightedge and screw to make a big compass swing a arc through the center intersecting point down on both sides to make the top of the legs then with a smaller r...
I needed a new table saw sled for a different saw i’m using. I’m currently finishing a miter saw cut station I built & needed a sled to make small cuts. After having made a few others I notice how wooden sleds react to moisture content in the air so I wanted this new one to be built with out wood. I made this new sled out of left over plexiglass I had laying around & used aluminum for the runners. The fence is actual bulletproof glass.It came out better looking than I wou...
I had a customer ask if I could make a pine step stool. Here’s what I came up with. We will need five pieces: two sides, a brace, a step, and a top This is the (right) side piece, with the two holes drilled on the inner face, for the brace. The holes do not go through to the outside, this way no screws are used and therefore no screws show in the finished stool: This is the back brace, which sits between the sides. I glued two dowels on each end which will f...
I have been trying different methods for adding a custom Logo to wood. I believe I’ve done just about all the methods on youtube and even the blogs here on Lumber Jocks. The other day I was thinking about this and wondered if there were clear plastic peel and stick labels that would work. Well there is. Some of the methods I have tried are: Water slide decals, Laser printer/copier transfers using a variety of solvents, T-shirt transfer, Heat transfers. I thi...
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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Extra Features In this lesson, I’ll show you some extra features found in the Pattern Wizard that are very useful.If you’ve found these lessons helpful, please share these lesson links and the Pattern Wizard download link (below) with others via email, social media, and with your LJ Buddies. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Printing Your Patterns Printing your patterns so they can be applied to the wood is an important process. I’ll show you how this is done in today’s lesson. You can print 3 patterns using your free trial. After that you will need the full version. I’d encourage you to get both the Pattern Wizard and Rapid Resizer together as the savings are substantial.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.co...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hjpeF30SDQ&feature=youtu.be Here is part 2 LJ’s. Will post some pics on projects when I get some good ones.
“Any suggestions how to price or split the price of a turning?” Sure. I started woodworking (including woodturning) in 1971 and since 1987 my sole source of income has been woodturning. I’ve not had such a hard time determining prices, partly because, in the marketplace of simple woodturning, most ‘professional’ wood turning businesses are masters of fixing the prices: high, higher and outrageous I routinely charge 15 to 25 percent less than established compani...
Two years ago i was introduced to high school wood working. I was formerly familiar with the trade and tools as my great uncle and grandfather were both career woodworkers making fine furniture. Ever since i made my first project the dream has been for a roll top , well its been three courses and 250 hours later , i have been all allowed to begin construction on my desk. This blog will be about building that desk. More for me to track my progress than anything but anyones welcome to come lea...
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