Instructions for making functioning and decorative fireplace bellows: Feb. 9, 2004 (Up-dated Sept. 2016) I have made well over sixty of these. I developed this process and pattern from a carved bellows I bought in Norway in 1984. The decorative inlay process is explained in another blog of mine. Wood can be any kind that you like to use. Needed is about 30 inches of 1×8. One half-inch thick wood will also work if you can find it. I have used Oak, Cedar, Pine, Waln...
[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] And here’s me forgetting to photograph steps, but it’s OK. Advance the threaded rod a few inches. Put the jaw half with the through-hole on the bar and with the rod through it. Put a washer on the rod and into the well you drilled. Glue the nut on the end of the threaded rod. Now you should have what is shwn in the top photo. 2nd photo: put the other washer in the well of he other jaw half. Apply wood glue to the inner surface of ...
[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Now turn the bar over to expose the bottom side. Put both jaw pieces on the bar up against the head. Measure in 2 inch increments from the jaw pieces down the length of the bar. In reality one in increments is better, but it’s double the work too. Using the rat tail rasp cut half circle stops into the bar. N.B. More can be easily added after the clamp is finished. Don’t go all the way to the far end. [Above] Round ove...
[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Now take one of the 3 inch pieces and put it on the bar in front of the clamp head that you recently glued onto the bar. Mark the height of one of the side members of the head on the 3 inch piece. N.B. in this position the area above the head is going to be the fingers. [Above] Using the other 3 inch piece, place it in the ‘finger’ area of the one you just marked. Center it from side to side and mark where it sits. [Abov...
[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Take the 2 inch piece and measure 1 inch from one end. That end is henceforth the bottom. Mark the center between the sides and put a dimple in that spot. I used a convenient nail here. [Above] Now, using a 5/8 in. bit (or better, one just big enough for the nut,) drill a hole just deep enough for the 3/8 in. nut. You can see my hole is a little large. [Above] In the center of the shallow hole you just drilled, now drill a 3/...
Latest update on my Octave Mandolin build, In this part I’m Making the Rim. I will leave a link to the video… Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NngwNzVoZ1c
I needed a track saw to cut a slab to make a coffee table. So I made one. This is how I did mine. By using the table saw to cut a dado in the base, the track is as accurate as a table saw. View on YouTube
Hi guys. Check out my latest video on making a time tracking application in excel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKErw2dmSVA&list=PLsajY4bbxhrBiASUneFk6SGICSCEeDQ_w&index=1In this video, I will show you how you can make a restore down icon and place it on the application’s toolbar. To do this I will be using MS Word and a free photo editing software called Gimp. You can download gimp here. http://www.gimp.org if you want to download the workbook and follow along you can do...
Hi guys! So, I built this corner radius revolving template jig from plexiglass and plywood (picture included). It is used with a flush-trim bit on a router table to make identical corner curves. Here is a 3 min instructional clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPs93ikqanY Best, Please be safe and Happy Woodworking! Michael Makarevich
Well, this turned into a long one. I bought an Record #4 smoothing plane and reconditioned it back into a health as a gift to my son. He is just getting into woodworking after spending some time in my shop with me so I figured I would promote the addiction. Took a long time to edit and a long time to upload. Rural internet speeds here are not very fast….lol. I should have specified that the Dremel has a cotton cone shaped buff on it and not a stone. View on YouTube
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