I recently took a Maloof Rocker class with Randy Child and Charles Neil. They were both kind enough to let me video the learning sections of the class. In this video, Randy discusses the requirements for prepping the front legs to integrate with the seat. I have lots of video but most of it has high levels of noise. If there is interest given these restraints, I will post a few more. As for the class itself, I really learned quite a bit about shaping wood which is the largest require...
You really need to take your time with this glue up.. to make sure that the board ends up flat… Apply a small amount of glue.. Spread it evenly with a roller…. Use cauls to keep the ends level…When glueing make sure that each piece is level with either side and apply just enough pressure to see a little glue squeeze out…More tomorrow..
I finally put together my first howto video on framing! It explains how to figure rafter length and layout. I gotta say that it was a lot harder to do than I thought it would be. I’m going to make another video or two on the subject because I just didn’t have enough time. http://youtu.be/7QuJYtq8MsU
I have a lot of pallet wood and enjoy using it to make new things. I also bought a bag of used handles not long ago, so I figured I would incorporate them into the new projects which are trays. Four of the handles were soaked in a mixture of vinegar and water with a ball of steel wool thrown in the tub which makes the handles look old and rusty. They are attached with screws from the inside after the tray is made. The pallet wood is planed and trimmed to size. Holes remain from the or...
The loose tenon is often used as a substitute for the mortise and tenon because in comparison it is quick and easy to make and is nearly if not as strong. The loose tenon can replace other joints as well and in the next two posts I will give examples of two new uses of the loose tenon joint. New Use #1 – Substitution for a Cope and Stick Joint In the following video I describe how a rather complicated cope and stick joint used in the construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright Frances ...
Hey LJ just posting a recent video I did on making a tiny bud vase I make from Australian Red wood. The shape is not perfect but it looks nice because of its size. Enjoy!
Well today was an extremley busy day my dad and I went and did a tree clean up job for a guy in my scout troop. We hauled out 2 mounded 8’ x 16’ trailer loads of box elder and I got some pretty nice wood but thats a later blog. When we were all done with the tree and had everything cleaned up I got to get back to work on my WorkBench. So I put the end aprons on, made the clamp bars and got the holes drilled in them notched them out and put the slots in the bench top pieces and ...
This Parquetry panel is an insert for a conference table. This is the companies logo, It’s an abstract design of an Eagle. The panel size is 24” wide x 54” long. This was a very fun project, it took me around 32 hours to draw, cut, glue, and stain and finish. I used the “The Window Method” because of the long straight lines and the geometrical shapes. It’s much more accurate this way. If I was to used a scroll saw it would be very hard to keep the lines straight. 1...
Whoot. The plane arrived today. I unpacked it and started the inspection. I only found one surprise which is a good thing. Now all I need is for the IBC blade to arrive and I will be ready to “get er done”. I picked up some brass sheet and rod yesterday, so I can also begin the process of creating a new lever to adjust the mouth. Thanks again Mads!!!! So here are some photos. Side view Things to look out for in this photo. If you look at the depth adjustment...
Continuing from yesterday Shutter and Pallet Wood Cupboard - Part 1 I’m going to dry fit the sides and back in order to measure for the shelf and bottom. As you can see, this is like putting a puzzle together, it’s very creative and mathematically challenging, two things I enjoy! I need to put dadoes in the sides and back where the middle shelf and bottom panel will be. I am using my 3/8” diameter router bit and my router table. The middle shelf groove is ab...
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