I made several of these for Christmas gifts this year. They aren’t difficult, and they seemed to be well received. They use a fairly small amount of material, so they may be the perfect project for that pretty little chunk of wood you just can’t throw away. Start with ¾” material. The blank for the dish is about 3” diameter, and the post is ¾” wide by about 3-4” long. Put the post blank on the lathe and use a roughing gouge to turn it round. Now...
There’s not much to add to this little slide presentation.I hope some of you find it useful. To see more on this build please click on the link to my blog:http://shopprojectsandjigs.blogspot.com/2011/01/simple-outfeed-table-that-takes-little.html This is only an example please click on the blue text above. From Drop Box
After a lot of work getting the project ready for a final finish, it’s time to take the plunge. This post introduces readers to several useful applications for shellac, one of the longest-enduring finishes in a furniture maker’s arsenal. Here's the link.
recently i was asked to figure out a way to mountunder table hinges and stopsfor a series of square tables to round folded wings (4 each).when the wings were folded upthey had to lay flat to the underside flushwith the table top(no room for crumbs or crud to gather)so had to be inset to bothhere is the generic jig i came up withwith the top and wings upside down and a business card in between themfor spacing i cut out the hinge profile (twice)and registered the jig to the corners of the topwi...
Building a stable for my Church’s Nativity from recycled poplar beams. The beams came from the Church’s restoration in 2007 ( FOR RIVER GIRL: This Nativity Stable is in a Church next door to the GRC Memoral.)
Here are some folding sawhorses that I built a few months back and added them as a project. I had recorded the building process but was unable to get the files off of my camera to edit them due to a lost software, but I bought a new software so here is the video! You can find some more information like the cutting layout, dimensions, hardware and some more detailed photos on my blog, The Woodworking Trip. I really like these sawhorses and I have built myself two sets. One that I use...
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe…American Writer, Poet, Editor (1809-1849) In this episode we are installing the decorative wood inlay bandings that we have created in the shop. The inlay bandings are going to be fit, cut, and installed into picture frames that are made from Camala, a Peruvian wood. Since we are doing production work it is important to have a convenient setup and in this i...
This part of my blog covers installing lock and hardware. I start by taking the lock and putting it on the inside of the top drawer and then press firmly to make a small dent in the drawer back where the lock pin sticks out. I use my marking gauge to mark the same distance away from the edge of the drawer to carry the mark where the pin marked it on the inside. I place the lock escutcheon on the outside of the drawer and center it to check to see how well it lines up with wh...
Some people asked how did I get the deep, nice finish on my latest cherry projects. Some of you might know the answer: potassium dichromate. Since the information I see on the web about the use of this “magic substance” is inconsistent, I’ll try to give you my point of view and experience. WARNING: I am only offering my opinion without any implicit or explicit liability or fitness to a particular purpose. Use this advice at your own risk; I do not assume any responsibil...
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