I’ve been doing everything but woodworking lately. Our oldest daughter started college, high school started, along with the girls swim season. It keeps raining and the grass keep growing necessitating mowing every 3 days or so. A thunderstorm last weekend resulted in a lightning strike on the house behind us (which started a fire) and caused an arc flash when the plug from our computer surge protector blew out of the wall outlet and cracked the outlet, tripped the surge protector, and ...
I’ve been working on the dovetail stool for a couple weeks now. I was taking my time with it while working on other projects as well. I have finally been able to finish and show my quick finishing process. Please subscribe and check out all the other videos! YouTube Link
As I mentioned in the last entry I broke the mortising into 3 groups. The big mortises were made using templates and a router. Most of the smaller mortises were ¾” which were made using a ¾” Forstner bit and squaring up the holes with a corner chisel. Some what tedious, but a sharp chisel makes quick work of it. Any square holes that were ½” or smaller were made with a mortising attachment on my drill press. There are some serious shortcomings in the Delta Morti...
In this second part of the dovetail stool I go over how I assemble the cross braces, touch on the dovetails attaching the legs and tops (lost some footage) and also go over making the leg detail using files and rasps. Hit that thumbs up, comment, and subscribe! Click Here for Link To YouTube!
All of the leg pieces have been cut to length and marked for the multitude of mortises and tenons. Before I get into the details of what I did, I wanted to talk about options for cutting mortises and tenons. I spent a lot of time researching some of the new options on the market. I really wish I lived near a wood working store that had demonstration tools to look at and maybe even try out. The Festool Domino looks like a biscuit jointer on steroids, with a special router bit mounted h...
I needed a steam box to steam bend a walnut handle. The last time I, steam bent a handle I just threw it in a contractor bag and pumped it full of steam. This worked OK but by the end of the steaming process the bag had started to melt and it turned into a bit of a mess. This time I decided to build a proper steam box, but lost interest because I hate shop projects, I’d rather be building furniture. Instead, I built a down and dirty steam box. If you would like the deep down detai...
Project page here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/261690 This is the conclusion of my toy chest build. Feedback and questions are welcome! Thanks for looking! I don’t know why but the you tube embed code isn’t displaying correctly, but you can click the linke below or the ‘view on YouTube’ at the very bottom. Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtqqPy_B_bw View on YouTube
Making use of things other people have no use for. There is a sawmill about an hour away from me. It is run by some Mennonites and they work hard making harvesting and milling logs into what we are all here for. Beautiful boards and timbers with which we use to make our projects. But there is a lot of the tree that is just not useful for sale for this purpose. What to do with the waste? Well in this instance, I heat my home with it. All the slab wood and off cuts are offered up for s...
I finally did it, I built a new shop mallet. I have posted the build video on my YouTube channel. The location of the video is: https://youtu.be/fpBVwX9f9cs Hope you enjoy it. The mallet is built out of walnut and maple.
This is announcing a new build series for a chisel cabinet, which I am also going to giving away to one lucky viewer! The build series of this cabinet will be located here:http://www.simplecove.com/guild/chisel-cabinet/A sign up form for the Simplecove.com Guild can be found at the same page To learn how to win this chisel cabinet, please go here:http://www.simplecove.com/giveaway/ Link to Sean’s You Tube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmlRWK6jRFi2No_gDBDjwow As al...
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