Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

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Danish Cord Bench

Part 4: Shaping, Sanding, and Glue-up

The leg edges and leg stretchers received a fingernail profile.   This was done with a 1/2" radius roundover bit in the router table.  Note my slig...

Part 5: Weaving the Warp

Once I completed the final sanding and prepped according to instructions, I applied Rubio's Monocote Pure to the frame.  It was my first experience...

Part 6: Weaving the Weft and Done

The weft weaving starts in one corner, attaching the a doubled cord (roughly 120ft length folded in half) at its center onto a side rail.  This is ...

Coping/Turning Saw

Part 2: Frame

Onto the frame, rive the birch (random piece of metal used as an ad hoc froe). I have since got an actual froe - but this worked surprisingly well....

Part 3: Fit the handles to the frame

Work out what angle the handles should go in at. Not quite 90 degrees because of the slight curve from crossbar to where the handles go. [20210104_...

Part 4: Finish

Shape the handles clamped together so they end up the same size/shape. [20210105_103453.jpg] And just hack bits off with a knife & rasp until I’m h...

Celtic Mandolin

Part 9: Inner Surface

Well, the last exercise on the outer surface was a mistake. I should have left well enough alone. There's way too much material removed by drilling...

Part 10: La Fine

I mapped (hand sketched) out the final contour lines on the top surface, then scraped the inner surface to get to the final thicknesses. The most e...

Part 11: Started the mandolin design

Started design on QCad. [40098C9E-87A0-4304-9D8E-8F575AAD49E1.jpeg]Neck and head design. Started thinking about the cutting sequence for the neck. 

Hints and tips that some may not have heard of.

Part 24: Does your compressor wake up the neighbours?

 Boys and Girls,   Life is so ironic... this article has never been published before.   The irony is not in never publishing but rather I’m publi...

Part 25: Bessey KRE-VO... Completed upgrade.

Boys and Girls, Trying not to bore all to tears by dragging across my LJ posts, the projects may be an ego trip, but these hints/tips may actuall...

Part 26: One point shop vac clean up.

Boys and Girls, This was posted at LJ on the 26th. December, 2017 as a project.  I have migrated it across and slapped it under my Hints series ...

Typical Stuff In The Shop

Part 6: Pull Out Shelves

Cut out the center stile and added a couple of wide pull out shelves. Pre-finished 5/8" BB with 1/2" melamine bottom, rabbeted in. 1/16" dado and b...

Part 7: Repair Work

A tavern had ordered a credenza with a pop up TV inside it. It came to Vegas from Missouri. The door that opened for the TV to come out had warped....

Part 8: Kitchen Install

I'm installing pre-manufactured cabinets. If done quite a few of these, and this brand is the best line I have done so far. It's a small kitchen. I...

French Country Table

Part 1: Designing and Joinery

This year’s winter project is a new kitchen table. The beater we have is having trouble living next to the new dog food cabinet beside it. Our whol...

Part 2: Veneering the Base

Well, I said I would post again when the veneering was done. It took a little longer than I expected because I decided to add a little marquetry to...

Part 3: Done for Now

Just a quick update to show the top in place and the installation in the kitchen by the 18C dog food cabinet. It will live here under a tablecloth ...

8 Drawer Beaded Face Frame Cupboard Construction

Part 6: BFFC Day 6

this blog has been a few days to completion mainly due to too hot outside or other Higher priority tasks overtaking it I carved all the drawer fro...

Part 7: BFFC Day 7

Well most of the progress has slowed somewhat. First up :- My custom trolley as promised. (Edit opps cannot find the pictures just now!) Its for ...

Part 8: The double radius trim to complete the BFFC

You may have seen the preparation involved to construct the Double radius feature at the back of the cabinet top. Here it is sitting in place. [IMG...

Flip-Top Cart

Part 1: Some initial engineering

This is something that I've wanted to build for a while for my small shop, but never got around to it until now.  I kind of forced my own hand by f...

Part 2: Onshape practice

Like some others out there, I've started learning how to use Onshape.  I'm still coming up-to-speed, but I really like its parametric modeling -  b...

Wooden Model Making

2 entries

Part 1: Power Wagon

When I first saw the Power Wagon I just knew that some time or other I would be giving it a try. [IMG_3611.JPG] [IMG_3613.JPG][IMG_3614.JPG] [T&...

Part 2: 1911 Delivery Truck

 1911 delivery truck I found some cool old plans to play with so trying the 1911 Brush Delivery Truck' I've built this style truck before but a m...

Techniques & Tricks

Part 1: Homemade veneer softener

I needed some veneer softener, so I went looking on the Internet and I found this recipe at Highland Woodworking. Perfect, but my local pharmacy do...

Part 2: Punched metal decoration

I’m not certain yet how it’s going to look when done, but I experimented a bit with punched metal this morning. I printed this photo on a piece of...