Finally getting to some wood working today. I was able to cut out the radius where the trunion mounts will set. I cut lots of slits up to the radius line on our big band saw and then removed the excess with a jig saw that had a ten inch blade on it. Then smoothed it all out with a rasp and drum sander attached to a drill. Once the brass hardware fit the way I wanted it to I marked the holes and drilled them out part way on the drill press as it only plunges 6 inches. I went the rest of the wa...
I am in process of making 6 entries for the New York State Fair Arts and crafts section. This is a bowl not turned on a lathe but cut out on the scroll saw. A lot of fun to make. It is finished with shellac and wax. Hope you like it. The other 5 entries will eventually be posted. Thanks for looking.
The replacement of the warped main column of my old chevalet is all done and dusted and it won’t be warping again any time soon. Here are some progress pics and final shots. It still needs a little more finish on the new part but that can be done all assembled. I also made the new column an inch longer so that at my 25 1/2” setting the adjustment is no longer topped out.I’m really pleased and just can’t see myself ever building a chevalet out of solid wood again. ........
Hooked my Rockler universal dust port hose to my current Ridged 1HP DC via an adapter and 4” flex hose Stumpy Nubs may have a point; I get a lot of build up in the 4” hose and I can see the flow is very restricted at the 2” hose end. When I pull off the adapter the chips disappear from 4” clear pipe like magic. So the restriction via from the stepdown and the jig itself are creating a super low velocity. After talking with my friends over at Rockler in Tukwila, they informed me t...
It has been over three weeks now since we made our 'final move' to our new home. In reality, it is closer to four. I look back and consider 'moving day' as the day we finally brought the cats here to our new home and began sleeping here, after our bed arrived. One would think that we would be all settled by now. Anyone who knows both Keith and I know how much we love to be organized. While he and I have many differences in the way we do things, one thing that we really se...
I realized shortly after posting Part #2 that some inspirational pictures might go a long way towards illustrating my point (like the pun?). After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Last summer we visited the Chicago Art Institute. Wow what a place. We saw plenty of major works of art. This one might be familiar: Of course there were plenty of other Masterpieces. Then, towards the end of the day we sauntered into a gallery that had furniture in it. I immediately spotte...
Well still not a whole lot of woodworking yet. I spent two days removing old paint and loose rust with a needler and wire wheel. After that I coated the surface with ospho to convert the rust to clean metal. Then I put the cannon in a mock up cradle and took some more measurements. Finally I hung the cannon up for primer and paint. !https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/Paint removal. Cleaned up and putting ospho on. Fresh coat of ospho. Cured ospho and placed in moc...
A personal friend of mine asked me how I was able to make the pictures of my workshop available for viewing on the Internet as I refused to use Facebook and similar invasive propaganda. As I went and documented it for him I thought that I should share it in case it might give someone some ideas or another alternative. We are often confronted with posting pictures on many of these types of forums, especially of highres pictures. If you load an image here into LJ it automatically gets resi...
This is the second and final part of the drawing table build blog post. I go into the build process, and have lots of build pictures. Take a look here… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/7/21/drawing-table-part-2 I posted this as a project here on LGs as well. Some build pictures…
"Behind the Sawdust" at Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal #3: 4 Things to Get You Started in Relief Wood Carving
Relief carving is fun, and anyone can do it. In this edition of our “behind the scenes” vlog we discuss how to buy gouges (new and used), how to sharpen them, how to select your first project, even how to turn a mallet! View on YouTube Show notes are found here Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!
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