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...
So here is my start of the restoration of the Stanley #3 and #4. I picked these up after going to pick up an air filter from a guy on Craigslist and low and behold he had a few planes he didn’t mind selling me for $15 for both. I’m going to try and include some videos on here as well since I know we all love seeing those! My goals are to bring these beauties back to life bright and shinning and creating some paper thin shavings. The blades look decent still and after cleaning w...
I bought a cool metal cash box on eBay for about $6. Got a wild hair and decided to make a STRONG BOX... honduran mahoganyquartersawn white oakstickley nailsmetal paintacid patinabeveled edged thinsglueddrilledclenched the nailssprayed with lacquerdark oak aniline dyejazzed up oil stain glaze..tomorrow will be lacquer,shellac and wax
Once I have the 3 lamination blanks cut to width I thickness sand the strips to reach the final dimension. I have tried using my planer, but when the strips get this thin it is easy to end up with damage. I set my ShopSmith up as a disc sander and use a thicknessing jig. I first showed the use of this in a previous blog. There was some interest in a more detailed description so here it is. Here is the setup. Basically it is a 3 1/2 inch tall bullnosed block clamped to the fence. The...
IN this episode I talk about portable power tools.
Hello, OK, I figured out the picture thing. Most of the photos are cropped off on the right side (as the instructions said they would be). Next time I will take this into account when taking the pics…..... Just wanted to post a quick blog to show a new jig that I have built to cut spline slots for a Greene and Greene table top (i.e. the bread-board ends). I have seen a few ways to do this here on this site and other places (thanks to all LumberJocks for all of the great ideas I ha...
Progress is accepting what was once the goal, as common place, seeing the new goal as within reach. -Aki Haruki, world renowned sharpening monk. I am not afraid to reference a blog post from my first week! Nor am I afraid to strive for greater accuracy in my cuts. After sanding the 2×4s to within 2.54 centimeters of their life, I made my marks and cut four friendly nineteen inch pieces. Though I am much better at using my Japanese hand saw, I am no ‘Aki Haruki’, mostly beca...
One of the best things about Lumberjocks is that an individual can be exposed to so many different ways to do the same task. While you are working in your shop, you aren’t really exposed to too many different ways, normally the way you were taught, or how you figured it out, tends to be the way we always end up doing things. This way might not be the most efficient or productive, but it does get the job done. My question for everyone is how do you do the following task: I”...
how a 10 cent box becomes my new router bit storage box.
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