In this video I go over how to sharpen a very simple and usefull tool a card scraper www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
Done are all the pre-work obsticals and wood chips are finally flying on the 12 n 12 project. Last night I was able to actually cut wood on the Maloof Side Table. Check out http://projectartistry.com
I was at a blogsite http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/ and followed a link to some archived video. I spent the better part of a day watching and marveling over these glimpse into the past. I think it is the fact that these were utilitarian items made for everyday use and although some artistry was involved most important was that the piece function. These craftsmen developed the skills to economically produce a no frill product. If you can take the time to watch you will notice that there...
Hey everybody, I have added a model of the Maloof style side table 12 n 12 challenge project. Head over to http://projectartistry.com for more details and a progress report.
Well after a long absense from the shop, every now and then life gets in the way of what we really want to do, I got back in the shop and for about the 3rd or 4th time modified the design of the side cabinets. Originally I had planned on 3 drawers, one pull out writing desk type drawer, one open shelf and 2 upper shelves behind a door made from a very old leaded glass door. I did decide to make the drawers out of pre-finished and pre-cut plywood blanks and after purchasing the material ...
Yo whats up everybody now as most of you know I moved about 3 weeks ago I put out my shop tour last week. Well I just finished getting my pegboard up after I filmed and realized that pegboard works ok but then I started having problems like I couldn’t get stuff to stay on so I decided to look at other storage options. Well I could use a cleat system which basically has a angle cut all the way down and it also has a angle shape on the back of the box and it hangs on the groove. The only ...
I have seen many posts on this site that describe a particular piece as “Zen” and while this word is not used in strict historical definition, I thought it might be interesting for some of you to share a bit about what I have learned about Buddhism and how one might be able to bring some Buddhist attitudes into the process of woodworking. So contrary to the title of this little post there isn’t really any such thing as Zen aesthetics. Zen refers to certain strains of practice within ...
New blog posting on my 12 n 12 challenge is up at Project Artistry Blog. Video coming shortly.
for years ( 45 ) i have been using the jointer , and from day 1 , my shop master ( Lincoln Morinaga ) said that this tool was the most dangerous in the shop . in my work , i often have to joint 12’ boards or longer .with or without a helper , this is a tedious and risky task , as you have to force the board down with lots of pressure,to counteract the forces of gravity and increasing outboard sagging .my thoughts , have allways led me to using gravity in my favor , and letting my ̶...
July, and it was pouring rain here in Boston, MA. for the past week. go figure. (although today it cleared out which is really nice). but enough about the weather (as if this will stop us). After completing the basic construction for the leg ends last installment. It was now the time to connect those with rails. The rails are 45” long with 2 1/2” tenon sticking on each side (to a total length of 50” – do the math). They are made of 2 2×4 that were jointed/plane...
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