Well, I was asked to put together a blog on how I made my segmentd ring. Since I had to make a new one for myself, (first one too small) I thought I would go ahead and do a step by step picture tutorial. My first time ever doing something like this , so hope it comes out OK. Here goes; Wood Selection The first step in making the ring is deciding what woods to use. As we all know, the selection is quite large. One of the most important things is color, but the most important is hardne...
It has been a few days since I have been able to work on the cabinets. I did some shopping for drawer material and in the process found some wood that will look like mahogany when stained and did not cost an arm and a leg. I am going to use it for the upper face frame as well as the false fronts for the drawers. Since I am an ex-truck driver and live in a rural area I have a friend that farms and about this time of year I help out hauling his grain to the elevator so that has started and I...
Next step is to make the ends of the segments curved. Shell-like if you want.For that we need a new jig.. Yeah I know some of you haven’t finished the first one..!This is ultra simple.Firstly a fresh piece of ply .. 1/4 ” is fine.I inserted a bearing to make this more durable .. same same as last one.This was positioned 4.5 ” from the end[centred on the width] and an arc cut on the end via the circle cutting jig.. same same.Cut two fences same as the one of the first jig ...
Drill two holes in the fence . one a little larger.. to take 1/4 ” bolts . Mark these positions on the base and drill these holes to attach the fence to the base. One bolt is held with a nut and other with a Knob.[for adjustment in fine tuning the fence if necessary]. Drill two addition holes in the fence to accept 1/4 ” bolts for tightening the bridge clamps.[These holes got through the fence only] Refer to the photo.In his pic you may see that I inserted a bearing to serve as...
The base is just 1/4 inch ply. any size is ok..I have a cirlce cutting jig [ a jig makes it easier]..see circle cutting blog Drill a hole in the ply to use as pivot point The distance from the centre of the pivot to the blade is 9.5 inches Set this distance and cut an arc across the end of the ply.The fence is made by making one cut at the same 9.5” distance and then drilling another hole back an inch or so.[don’t move the jig!]. not really exact but enough to be able to drill...
I know that I disappointed a few with part one of the blog series.not showing how to make the jig. hey that is life.,. no just kidding.,You now know how to use this nice little jig.Now to the nitty gritty and how to make one of you own.. As much as I would love to tell you all that while sitting in my inspirational chair.. near the inspitational AltarIt came to me in a blinding flash of light.,.Well what really happened was..One afternoon while chatting to the staff at my local hardware st...
i made this crown moulding a few years ago to highlite an arch i made here in the house .since then i am working on another one and only have enough left from before for 1/2 the arch , so lets make more ! start with as many layers of 3/4 material as you want to stack , the parts can be offset so you can save material .for attaching to upper cabs or projects i let the lowest one stick back . that way i have a fin to attach down to tops with . .rip your pieces , and do any tooling . grove...
First I’ll have to give an update about the “artistic melodrama”. There is no more melodrama, at least in my life. I’m gone … I quit … walked out … packed up my art (boxes) and left ! It got so bad last November dealing with all those artists, not even an accomplished LumberJock could handle it. At least not this one. As soon as they got comfortable with me as their leader, things went all wrong. I had a few people trying to get away with breaking the rules behind my back, a...
I was asked how I made the hinge on my recent box project and have decided to attempt to write a blog about it. So here it goes. Sorry if none of it makes sense, or if it isn’t clear enough for you. Please feel free to ask more questions or even give suggestions if you have any. If it needs improvements I’m all ears. First you will need some basic essentials. They are:2 different size dowels, the sizes best suited for your project2 different size drill bits to match the dow...
Today I took both doors out of the clamps and ran them through the drum sander to get them smooth and flat. I am very pleased with the way these doors turned out. Once they were sanded smooth it was pretty difficult to even see where I had added the new rails and stiles to increase the length and width. Here are the doors after the sanding and laying side by side. After that I put the cabinet top and bottom shelf in and temporarily screwed them in place. I then made a mock up of a f...
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