I found this article, the other day, and keep coming back to it—both literally and in my mind. Figured I’d share it. I plan to keep all of this in mind as I begin my 2nd night stand…. Maybe others have similar suggestions for increasing precision…. — How to get Precisionby Bob Smalser — Make a story stick for each project. Record the measurements of L, W, H and internals on one, unchanging stick. Your project stock should be kept on a...
this is the latest , in a series of about 12 animal/bird cages for re-habing wild injured animals/birdsthat i have done with my LJ buddy margy who re-habs both .this cage was built by margy , in her own shop , i helped when she needed it .and for assembly .we started them at her place for her own use , and over the years have improved the designto it’s present state .we got an order some years ago to make one 16’wide x48’ long x 12’ high , for a flight cage for eagles ...
Tool rest for my jet lathe made from scap iron.
So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, we just finished laying out where the butt hing is going to be mortised in. Now we need to do the actual mortising. This can actually be fun! well as long as the mortising chisel is sharp and nothing goes wrong, for example mortising in the wrong spot, or crooked or cracking the door frame. Which brings me to my next point. We need to put a clamp on the area we are going to be working on, or else our beautiful, perfectly fitting, emaculately joined d...
So here is my second blog series, for lacking of a better term, the “old school butt hinge.” It does not have to be old school, but it is. Why? It takes time, practice, skill, and work to make this almost lost style of hinge work. Thats why we are here, to learn wood working, practice makes perfect, and I will now introduce the hinge: Of course there are left and right hinges… so pay attention. This is the typical straight leaved hinge. You notice the holes,...
This is tutorial video of adhering a copper sheet to a cabinet door insert. This is an easy way to update existing cabinets with a touch of copper.
A 8 in.dia.plate turned from old barn siding.Lacquer finish. Woodburning on rim.
OK, This is by no means an expert guide to making rings, as I’m only in week-1 of making them ! .but right now here is what i do, this is fairly comprehensive tutorial for a beginner (and by a beginner!) . its mostly self-explanatory by the pics, but i went and explained anyway.. i begin by sizing a blank about 1/2” thick x 1-1/2 wide, and long enough to cut off several squares cut them off on my band saw (God i love my bandsaw!, Minimax MM16,bought used for a Song!)the cu...
I posted a week or so ago asking if there was an Evansville, Indiana are woodworking guild and had no reply. I would like to form one as long as I can find plenty of people to join. I have nothing formal in mind, so plenty of input would be appreciated from anyone wanting to join or anyone who has experience in forming or participating in something of this nature. I envision this as a very informal skill building, cooperative organization focused on sharing information and fostering a more pr...
It’s about time! We finally got a good job with a lot of carving. It’s a three piece bedroom set. The style is close to the early Victorian Period. Their are 4 Scroll Acanthus leaf’s that I designed, two that go on the bed and two that go on the dresser. Now I am starting on the 8 turned legs with acanthus leaf carvings on them. All the carvings are out of solid cherry. Here are 33 pictures, on how to carve this type of “Architectural Ornament onlay application̶...
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