I just posted this as a comment/response on another thread but figured this might be something that others could find useful. so here goes. This short tutorial shows one way to create a compound angle cut on an edge of a 2×4. this can translate to any other situation where a compound angle is needed: I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle: I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and usi...
When I started out to make the candy, I thought I would just simply cut up my scraps and sand them smooth.This worked for some pieces, but I soon found that a more systematic approach was needed for consistancy.I wasted half a day making pretty pieces, shaped all willy nilly that were impossible to fit into the tray without leaving gaps everywhere. I did think about bedding the pieces in a liquid resin, but figured it would either set up before all the pieces were in, or flow over the rim whe...
I am starting a simple blog on how I made my candies for the box called “Eye Candy” This will work as a blanket answer to all the questions I have recieved on this. Its pretty obvious that they are no more than glued up woods of contrasting colors, but this will give insight on how I did it.I am working on pictures at this point and some will be posted in the next chapter, hopefully tonight. So follow along if you are interested.Also, I want to thank everyone again for voting and ...
In this episode I glue up the shoe rack. Then I used mineral spirits to clean up any dust or glue squeeze out.
This morning I cleaned one of my table saw blades, so I decided to write a little blog about it. For any of you who don’t have a favorite blade cleaner – and for those who want to try something different, here’s a suggestion. The product I’ve used for years is “Lestoil Grease & Stain Remover” (a product of the Clorox Company). Some of you old-timers like me may remember their advertising jingle from years ago – “It’s so easy when ...
The last entry in this series closed with the blanks setting overnight for the epoxy to cure. After this is complete, the ends of the blanks need to be squared to the same axis as the brass ferrules. This is achieved using a drill that is sized to the inside diameter of the ferrules, which is topped with a 4 winged cutter head. The drill is square to the cutter head, and the ferrule aligns the bit to the axis. Don’t overdo the drilling here. You can inadvertently erode the ID of th...
Storage for this old house... #5: Saw is back.. Temperatures are back . . Lets go Shelves and glue up.
Been gone for a bit and my last post was really venting cause I has so much momentum going into this… Carcass is done and fitting the front… BUt here is catching up to where I am now… So We Left with some side’s dado’ed and ready to do something with… First I cut the Shelves to Width, (They are gonna be “PROUD” of the front of the case so that I can trim them to fit later so they are like 1/8ish bigger). Then I made a flipper For m...
here is the process called ’ milling ’ .i was asked to explain this in a PM , and did so ,but the written explanation was to confusing ,so i did this and took pictures and wrote this explanation .it was so well recieved , i was asked to share it with others , that may have questions too , but might feel ’ dumb ’ asking ,( there are no dumb questions ) , especially here on LJ’s so here goes .milling is taking rough or twisted/warped lumber and making straight and ...
Turning pens is a lot of fun, and a great way to practice lathe skills while making something beautiful. This step by step will cover the essential elements of selecting the style and material for the pen, preparing the blank, and mounting it on th lathe. I don’t turn many pens. Usually when I do, it’s for a specific reason or an special someone, so I don’t batch them out like a lot of guys do. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because if you’re trying ...
The first thing that I did is setup a griding/honing station. I say grinding because when you are taking on a plane sole that is essentially what you are doing. I don’t have an 18” long belt sander, so this is the only way I could think of doing it. I found an ad in my local Craigslist listing for a guy who was selling his over-stocked granite tiles. They are 24” long, 12” wide and 3/8” thick. Most sharpening enthusiasts would say that this is too thin...
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