Hi Everyone, this is my first time trying to do a blog. So please bear with me, I’ll do my best!I have had a lot of request to do a blog about my rings, I do 2 kinds of rings. The Lamination style and the Bentwood style, this blog is on the Lamination style. This ring is made out of Cocobolo, Brass and has a Mother- of-Pearl inlay. I start out with 3 thin squares of Cocobolo, about a 1.5”, I have a thin sheet of brass that I cut about the same size as the wood. I lay them out to o...
.... or even a tractor beam …. and of course he said …. ‘not now we have all the shields upand no power to spareyou are on your own’ oh wellguess i’ll see what i can do myselfthe last blog we were herei fixed the broken trussand then made 2 new ones had to wait for a block and tackle i orderedgot it finally but it had a very thin rope on itso i got some 3/8” line for itanyway here is what i did with it make a 20’ tall ‘mast’...
Hello. This is a new blog series I am doing. The topic is how to make a tap and screw jig for making large wooden screws. To start I will say that I hope many of the readers find this series useful so they can use the knowledge to make their own screws and nuts for clamps, vises, presses, etc… It took my friend Chris Legendre hours upon hours of research, and the both of us experimenting for months to finally get a functioning tap and screw jig. So my purpose in writing this blog is ...
Welcome to Part One of a short blog series that is a hands-on presentation of the Stanley #444 Dovetail Tongue and Groove Plane, a tool that was available for a relatively short time and is a rarity in today’s marketplace. Offered by Stanley from 1912-1938, the plane is infrequently listed for sale on eBay with a collector’s price tag. My example had a few parts missing and features a cracked (and repaired, but still cracked) fence, so the plane is not collector material. And like every t...
LATER EDIT – HERE IS A LINK TO THE FIRST START-UP : THE POSTS – http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/21811 last time we left off here and since i got back from that trip http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29386 here is the progress and the build first the wood arrived tuesday30 2 1/4”x11 7/8”x30’ TGI’sand 35 sheets of 3/4”x4×8 T&G OSBand 3 3/4”x4’x8’ cdx ply for the skirting and this much got done by dark that nig...
Lesson 5: Chip Carving Square #1In this lesson you will apply what you learned in Lesson 4. This first quilt square is made up entirely of three corner chips. Here’s the pattern: Right-click on the image and select “Save Image As” and save it to your hard drive.I hope the pattern size will remain the same so you can transfer it directly to your square.If you need to resize the image, this can be done with a photo editor or in Word after inserting the picture. Practi...
This second installment of the #444 mini-series details the set-up required to use the Stanley Dovetail Tongue and Groove Plane and concludes with the layout of joints to be cut. Fettling a #444If hand planes are part of your tool arsenal, fettling has probably become a part of your shop routine and vocabulary. Loosely defined, to fettle a plane (or any tool for that matter) is to make it ready for action with optimal effectiveness. Aside from setting and honing the primary bevel of the pl...
after i posted this box , which took a total of about 5 hours in time , but two days , because i didn’t have the handle and clasp i got enough comments to post a tutorial on it’s building process , so here goes . thanks for looking . this is the finished box.i start with the wood for the whole box straight and milled to thickness all the same ,the top and bottom are wider here ,and the length of the body must be long enough ,to take the width into account for the ends .i cu...
throughout my career as a woodworker/carpenteri have hung many new doors to existing jambsthe hinge placement its criticalas i must leave the existing hinges in the jamband transfer that to the door the hinges are usually different sizeswith different corner detailsand offset to different dimensionsdepending on the pre-built standardsof any given door maker(they are never the same just visually close) over the years i have come to know and struggle with these diferences you have some...
The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #4: Cleaning and Restoring a Brace to ‘Like New’ Condition
Well here we are at the finale of this brace restoration (DON’T YOU DARE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM YET!). At the end of Part 3 I wiped the Head and the Sweep handle over with methylated spirit to get rid of some of the grease and grime that had accumulated. Now its time to rub the wood down prior to re-finishing. I start with P120, then P180, P240, finishing with P320. I know some people would frown at this and say I’m destroying the patina that has built up over the years. Sometimes that’s a v...
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