Wanting to use pocket hole joinery but don’t want to buy another jig? Make it instead. In this blog post I show to how to make your own Kreg jig in about 10 minutes. I even made a drawing for you guys! Check out the diy Pocket Hole Jig and let me know what ya think! Thanks for reading, have a great day!
Woodworking Supplies and Resources near Osan AB, ROK I’m putting this post together for any other military or DOD woodworkers that end up getting stationed out here at Osan AB in South Korea so they have some idea of what’s out there (and not) for them.First, there is NO woodshop on Osan. The closest locations are Yongsan (1.5hr drive) and Kunsan (3.0hr+ drive). They are shutting down Yongsan and will be eventually moving the woodworking shop to Camp Humphreys, but the timeline right now i...
So, I have these saws. These are old, how old, I don’t know but they are handmade, most likely industrially handmade. They have this nice engraved markings on them, not like the modern stamps, more like hand stitched engravings. You can also see some marks where the steel was welded to make the saw blade. So, how to get some old, dirty, rusty, dull saws in working order? First step was a nice bath of citric acid, this removed most of the dirt and rust. I don’t have any...
I’ve been wanting to abandon my dovetail jig lately and I was reinvigorated by Frank’s seminar today to learn hand cut dovetails. Frank Klausz (at Woodworking in America 2014) used a fishtail chisel to clean out his sockets, although not a necessity, I wanted one. I went back to the market place at Woodworking in America and Lie-Nielsen sold them for $75 a pop (minimum). So, being a little more than I wanted to spend I decided to make one from an old Buck Bros chisel. I first ground the ch...
Blades breaking seem to be a problem for new scrollers, these two videos should help explain why this happens and how to prevent it. Click Here for “Why Scroll Saw Blades Break” Video Click Here for Blade Installation Animated video I would love to hear your questions and comments.
I complete the three legged stool. In this episode I glue up the seat and eventually the rest of the stool. I shape the legs, install the wedges in the mortise and tenons, sand and finish the stool. Thanks for the support and kind comments! This was a fun project and satisfying to have completed it. Best RegardsChris http://youtu.be/jhUJkumaA18
In my above video, Frank Klausz takes us into his new woodworking workshop and shows his amazing, and huge, carpenter’s molding plane that he made at the request of his local tool collector group in New Jersey, called the “The Craft”. Frank asked me to share their website link here. Frank wanted to demonstrate this molding plane when I was filming a video tour of his new woodworking workshop. >> Watch the video tour of Frank’s workshop here>> Watch Frank’s Hand Cut Dovetail tutor...
A common technique when turning wood is to turn a green piece of wood, then store it in a brown paper bag until it is dry. The paper bag lets the wood dry slowly and uniformly, this reduces cracking and splitting. The problems are: How long to store it? When is it dry? You cannot see it in the bag and commonly available moisture gauges only measure the surface of the wood. I’m not sure how unique this is but I’ve found that by including a remote humidity sensor in the paper bag...
So i’ve been doing a lot of sitting on my tuckus and i’ve got the wild hair of an idea that since i’m now in a wheelchair and I am a diehard woodworker than why not try to help out the rest of the randoms out there that are in a similar situation? Problem with this is that I have no video editing, or making experience at all. I’m thinking about just starting with a basic introduction video introducing myself and outlining a few things that i’ll be doing in my vid...
Here is where those seasoned veterans of the Festool Domino can point and laugh at some rookie mistakes. I am making a new cabinet to house my air compressor because the dawgone thing is soooo loud. So I thought it would be a great project to put my new Domino through some paces. As I was trying to understand some things on this machine I plunged into the face of some scrap 3/4” plywood I would be using to make the carcass. Well I created a through Domino, so back to the instruction...
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