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|1 day ago||
Steel shop - 9 replies
Morniing all. I’m kinda sorta thinking of building a proper shop in the back yard, so I can get outta the damned garage. After doing a quick check with the local authorities I find the start up costs (drawings and permits are gonna be a bugger. Then I started thinking about the steel pre fab sheds/shops. Mine would be about 16’ X...
|27 days ago||
Band saw quest. - 1 reply
I’ve watched several Youtube vids on sharpening a band saw blade with a Dremel and a small round grinding attachment. Like their chain saw sharpening stone. Does this sound like a reasonably good idea? I kinda think you might take off to much of the set…such as there is. I have a 1/2” 3T/I blade. It’s a good quality bl...
|27 days ago||
4th of July - 1 reply
Happy Independence Day to all my LJ neighbors south of the 49th. Have a great safe day.
|41 days ago||
Plater question - 4 replies
Does any one turn platters from green wood? I’m thinkin’ the platter will twist and warp as it dries???? Thanks.
|41 days ago||
Table question - 1 reply
Afternoon all. When building a table top, am I correct in assuming that if it’s a 1 piece top, then the boards run parallel with the sides c/w bread boards.? And if it has extensions for adding leaves then the boards run parallel to the ends? Thanks.
|45 days ago||
wood quest. - 1 reply
I have an end of a Cherry log 9” in dia. by 4” deep. Is that to short to do anything with? Any thoughts?Thanks
|63 days ago||
Need some help please. - 5 replies
Afternoon all. Got a problem…...again. To make the curved backs of the chairs I’m making I needed 8/4 stock and at $10.40/ BF I didn’t really want to go there. So I laminated 2- 4/4 pieces together and cut the curved back. On 2 of the upper crest rails I wasn’t paying attention to the layout of the curve and I cut fro...
|65 days ago||
Spraying question - 7 replies
Afternoon all. I’m contemplating trying my hand at spraying on my clear coat(s) on my chair build. I just brushed on the first coat and it took forever. I’m using “Varathane Diamond Wood Finish water based”. That’s the stuff I always use and I’m pretty satisfied with the results. The thing is I know nothi...
|75 days ago||
DIY teak oil - 4 replies
Morning all. I’ve read several articles about making your own teak oil. I tried the equal parts BLO, varnish and thinner. I seemed quite watery. I would think if I add more varnish, or blo or less thinner ,it should thicken up. Any one know of possible issues. I will defiantly try it on a piece of scrap first, but fore warned…...
|79 days ago||
Bowl questions - 7 replies
Afternoon all. I have 3 bowls I rough turned in Nov. I think. I put them away in the garage in paper bags for drying. I took them out today to find they have developed those “interesting shapes” everyone keeps mentioning. So the 1st question is how do I finish turning an egg shaped bowl? They used to be 5 1/2 to 7” in dia....
|90 days ago||
segmented bowl question. - 5 replies
Morning all. I have a bunch of strips leftover from “ripping” 4/4 Cherry boards. About 1” square and about 16” long. I was thinking of cutting these to about 1-3/4 L by 1” sq. Cutting the appropriate angle on them. Doing a glue up and creating a segmented bowl blank. The only issue I can see is I’d be cutt...
|107 days ago||
Block plane restoration - 2 replies
Wandering through an antique store the other day I found a Sargent block plane with an adjustable nose plate. It seemed to be in reasonable condition so I grabbed it ..There was a $25 tag on it, the guy at the till said there was a 5% discount but he took $15 for it. I pretty much just put it on the wire wheel. The blade was a real mess. ...
|113 days ago||
Blog question - 4 replies
After noon all. Just a quick question if I may. How do I save an unfinished blog entry? Saving the page didn’t work, nor did book marking. I keep seeing a note on the blog page saying my work is saved every 30 sec. but it doesn’t say where. Thanks
|123 days ago||
Rodell Chairs - 1 reply
So. Finally. I’ve started my chair build. In early Dec. I received my plans from Fine Woodworking for the Kevin Rodel Side Chair. I builtt a prototype using all the material I would use on the real build. My thought was…If I follow the drawing what could go wrong?... :) ....and I’d have a real chair built. I’m ha...
|128 days ago||
Wood turning tools - 2 replies
I made a couple of wood turning tools. I used 1/2” C/R steel from the Orange store. Picked up the rest of the stuff from a local tool supplier. I laminated 2 pcs of Cherry to make a 1 3/4” x 13” handle, turned on the lathe. I drilled a 1/2” hole 2 1/2” deep and used 2 part appoxy to set the shaft. 3/1...
|142 days ago||
Kevin Rodel chairs - 2 replies
I thought I had asked this question before, but I’ll be damned if I can find the post. I’m in the process of building a batch of Kevin Rodel’s kitchen chairs. I built a prototype before Christmas. Then Christmas & life got in the way. Now I’m finally getting started again (another prototype just to be sure). The ...
|151 days ago||
curved surfaces with sketchup - 2 replies
Afternoon all. I’m having a bit of a time tying to draw a curved back for a chair I’m drawing. It’s actually the Kevin Rodel chair. The plan is to draw the chair and add arms to it, to see what it will look like before I build it. As most of the surfaces are straight, it hasn’t been a problem to draw, but I cannot fig...
|162 days ago||
tool sharpening quest. - 5 replies
If you were turning a 10”D x 6” bowl blank. Green (less than 5 month in the shed) Cherry. and you were using a MaxWood or similar (not that great) 1/2” bowl gouge. How often would you expect to re sharpen your gouge? I ‘m using a DIY jig kinda like “The Captain” uses. I guess it’s not the greatest s...
|171 days ago||
Planer blades - 4 replies
Morning all. I’ve been watching a number of Youtube videos on DIY planer blade sharpening. While I would like to have a sharpening rig like the guy on AskWoodman, it ain’t likely. What do you guys use and what do ya think of it? Thanks
|178 days ago||
Dining room and or coffee table - 4 replies
As I mentioned in another topic, my daughter has plans for me to build her a coffee table and or a dining room table. Both will be painted. I’m kinda wondering what would be the material of choice? Hard wood is out, and I’m not to fussy about pine. Whatcha think?Thanks.