A long time ago, I said I would post a blog entry showing how I plane really big pieces using my router planer. Well, here goes. I started out with some really big cottonwood rounds (that’s my son in the first photo): I cut them into 5” to 6” thick slabs and had to figure out a way to plane them down to 3” to 4” thick to use as table tops for TV stands and coffee tables. That’s when I came up with the Big Boy Router Planer below: I just hap...
Quartersawn oak blanks are cut to 14” long and 1 5/8” thick. The upper crest rails are 3” wide and the lower rails are 2 ½” wide. I chose to construct the chair with floating tenons so that I could mill and cut all of the rails to the exact same length. A bench-top mortising machine is used to make the mortises for the upper and lower crest rails. The 3/8” chisel is set exactly parallel to the machine’s fence, then an auxiliary fence is installed and shimmed to the proper angle required. Sto...
My First Deep Hollow Turning for the Eggnigma boxThe 09 wood show had me itching to jump in for next years show and the ideas were buzzing through my head, conversations with Gordon Ward (the late) and Jack Devos who are Australian wood turning artists caused me to investigate the process of Deep Hollow Turning.While at the wood show this gave me the opportunity to purchase some great jarrah burl for the idea of the Eggnigma box. Mr Mcjing, a tooling suplier provided some great cutting tools ...
Hello All, I began a Youtube account to show the stages in making windsor style chairs – starting from a tree. I invite you all to come have a look. I have about 40 minutes of footage, and will add videos as my progress with the chair goes. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjcQyPlmR1Lx2mnX0Upkm8E-QruOXv2gC
In this video I show you how I go about changing the blades on two different styles of thickness planers. For more woodwork related goodness check out my website at http://www.JordsWoodShop.com
Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up to $500! The following is a tutorial on how to build your own custom lightbox for under $50. I’ve sampled a number on online resources and different techniques to present this tutorial. See the full tutorial here: http://m1c2.com/2...
Hey folks. Some familiar faces in the YouTube woodworking community came together to make a collaboration video featuring 4 useful woodworking joints. Check it out! Half Lap Joints – Presented by Jay Bates JaysCustomCreations.comJay’s YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/JayscustomcreationsMaking a Kerf Maker Jig – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5lrmrbgKc Mortis and Tenon Joints – Presented by Brian Grella GarageWoodworks.comBrians YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/use...
For the first part of the project, you must ask yourself, “What size is the box going to be?” If you aren’t sure, just take a couple 2×4’s and glue them together, or get a chunk of a cedar 4×4, they work good, and smell nice when they are cut up. You can get as elaborate as you want later on, but for starters keep things simple to manage. The project must be made from a solid piece of wood or several pieces glued together to become solid. By laminating ...
In this episode I start working on the top part of the chest.
I apologize to the faithful readers of my blog series for the delay in getting this bog out. I have had an exceptionally busy week this past week and have limited computer time. Hope you enjoy…. How to Present your products to win sales When you transition from the interview stage to the presentation stage of the sales cycle, it is important to remember that the sole purpose of the presentation stage is to lead into the closing stage and effectively be able to close the sale wit...
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