Jump to content

Our Picks

Top content from across the community, hand-picked by us.

Assorted bowls and platters by Gerald

Here are a few of the military items that I make. 6 branches and counting. By Scroll Saw Forum Host Fred Wilson.

Follow me in my steam bending journey.

When the weather gets nice in Pa, I try to do something a bit different instead of being cooped up inside. Here is some things I have either done or started on .1 hr so far.

Cedar deck by Al B. This was a project earlier this summer. I removed the PT decking planks and replaced them with cedar. Also replaced the steps and top rails.
  • 9 replies

As the Marketing Manager for Easy Wood Tools I put together promotional materials and ads for our company.  I wanted to share with all of you a full page ad that will appear in an upcoming issue of Woodcraft Magazine.  With Lew's permission....
  • 30 replies

Most of my work is highlighted by my laser engraver work, I am selling items like this so I can earn the capital to buy more tools to do fancier stuff.  

Big brown truck brought me something nice today....
26 board feet of 8/4 Macassar Ebony...
Time to get the wheels spinning...

 

 
  • 18 replies

I will post some pictures later after I get the film developed!
 
Got the CNC working today. I am cutting dadoes and shelf pin holes for the ten cabinet sides that I am building. These are the wall cabinets 39 inches tall. I have to flip the pieces once end for end because I don't have the cutting capacity to do it in one pass. If they were 37 inches, or shorter, that would be perfect. I could lay them on the x axis and make the cuts in one pass.

So, I start the cut, then go inside the house (only a few steps away), and watch a little drag racing or other things on the computer. When I hear the router shut down, I go out and flip the piece and run the file again. The sides are identical with the dadoes cut 2 inches from each end. Then half of the shelf pins are drilled starting 8 inches above where the shelf bottom (or top) will be. So I end up with identical pieces that can actually be flipped if needed, but I won't do that. I have the top of each piece marked.

Note: The work pieces are already cut to final width and length, and clamped to the bed of the CNC with the long end on the Y axis. My file cuts the dado and half of the shelf pins (1 1/4 inches apart). After flipping the work piece and cutting the remaining half, I have one side that is complete.

OOPS!, I just heard it shut down. Gotta go. Only two more sides left and I will be through. Tough job, but somebody's got to do it!

 
  • 31 replies

Ron has a good idea about the lathe and the person using it.. Comfortable to use so a person don't get wore out before he gets started using it.

 
  • 8 replies

THIS is why

 


 

Dang, hate it when that happens. Have done a few successful forms the last couple of weeks and I guess I just got to aggressive on this one. Didn't have any idea I was in trouble until it separated. I was really pleased with the form on this one too. Oh well, it's how we learn!! Movin' on

 

Steve
  • 8 replies

While building some cabinets for a kitchen remodel, I had to apply edge banding to several shelves. OK, it was 14 of them!
 

I had seen a Woodsmith video where they demonstrated how to trim the edge with a router, so I tried it. That was easy and went fairly quick also.

 

Basically, you do two or more shelves at a time. Put them on edge with a spacer in between. Then run a router with a flush trim bit along the edges. Zoom, zoom! I think the pictures tell the story better than I can describe it. The wooden hand clamps worked very well to stabilize the whole thing. Well, I might have used a couple more clamps to keep everything stable.
  • 8 replies

About us

We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our veterans and active duty both here in the United States and in Canada, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. So please, join us! Please click on Join The Patriot Woodworker's.

 

We support MWTCA, preserving tools and implements from the past.

M-WTCA Logo.gif

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

Visit us on Facebook

×