When I left off last time I said that the “furniture” was done. That wasn’t quite true and it took quite a while to finish the job. Because I will have to break these chevalets down for storage (or possibly shipping) I decided to bolt certain joints that I normally glue so they could be dis-assembled. In the case of this arm to post joint it also allows the arm to be reversed to left handed position. I may need that at the school some time. The shipper managed to brea...
Getting my tools ready #24: CHARLES NEIL BANDSAW RESAWING JIG II FOR RESAWING OR SLICING VENEER ON THE SMALL BANDSAW
CHARLES NEIL BANDSAW RESAWING JIG II FOR RESAWING OR SLICING VENEER ON THE SMALL BANDSAW Yep, fellow lumberjock’s another jig for resawing in a small shop from Charles Neil’s video on resawing, which can be found now on his website if you want to see this in action. Several years ago Charles made a DVD on resawing, which I have. I think I asked him to make it, maybe not. But all the credit goes Charles.I’m doing a small blog here on this which I posted as a project. I...
Got to get this thing done! Spent the whole day, fixing the door with a handplane. Added cleats to hold a floor Then cut and install a couple floor boards Didn’t have enough plywood. Planks are 1/2”. Screwed in place,but no glue. Got the corner blocks all installedI can then cut slotted holes. Just drill a hole in center of the block, then rock the drill back and forth towards the sides. This allows the top to expand and contract as it wants. A single screw in ...
Got to shout out to a small business. I just swung by this place which is around the corner from Rockler here. The guy had a good selection of project wood and lumber planed to 15/16 and straight lined. Also sells some good size cut offs and project woods by weight. Great service and I am hoping he stays open long enough for me to come up with a cut list for my next project. He had lots of oak, maple, poplar, cherry, walnut and birch on hand. I did not see any exotics but have little do...
In an attempt to find a finish for curly cherry I have run some tests. I am looking for a finish that (a) brings out the chatoyance, (b) keeps the cherry color close to the natural, and (b) doesn’t muddy up the grain (keeps its contrast). Here are the results so far on the same board sanded to grit 150. Four different schedules oriented top to bottom (Note: no topcoat so far!): (a) two coats of ruby shellac 1 lb. cut;(b) two coats of “Zinsser SealCoat” shellac;(c...
I started this kitchen remodel “project” in the spring of 2013. My only woodworking tools at the time were a circular saw, and a harbor-freight 12” SCMS. The kitchen before the remodel after, Its still in progress, I just installed a apron sink and had to build new doors & face frame for the sink cabinet. and the countertops need replaced with granite. during (2+ years) Along the way I increased my tool collection a bit, err convinced my wife I...
We hear about “case hardening” regarding lumber drying. What is case hardening, anyway? Is it a problem? Does it always happen when drying lumber? This video will try to explain what case hardening is, how it happens, and why it can be a problem. Hope this helps. Andy View on YouTube
Currently in the process of switching over to an HVLP system. I am looking for a good finish to spray. I’d like to stick with an oil base finish if possible but I would be open to a waterbase finish. I’ve heard Enduro Var by Generals is good except for it leaves a plastic like look. Any ideas anyone? Please and thank you!!
And the rest… [Below] One of the chairs (only one!) had back legs that curved slightly inward. This prevented it from stacking on top of the other chairs. I made a spacer and wet the legs to try and curve them outwards. It worked! Here I am repeating the process, adding a washer at the end of the spacer stick to try and open it up a bit more. [Below] The other 5 remaining chairs having been sanded and ready for staining. Somehow the center of gravity is such that 6 ch...
So I was asked to build this as a retirement shadowbox. Any ideas on how it’s going to turn out? How would you build it?
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