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09-30-2019 04:33 PM

how to cut wedges - 6 replies

Here is my question: Does anyone know of an alternative way to cut wedges in order to make blanks for the scrollsaw shells created by Steve Garrison? Here is a picture of the wedges as used: Steve uses hot glue to attach boards to his jig and then cuts the wedges at the table saw. I am wondering about the safety of using turner tape, doub...

11-02-2017 04:09 PM

Anyone made a wooden mantle clock from a kit - 6 replies

I am looking to get a mantle clock for my mother. I am completely open to building the clock case from scratch, or purchasing a clock kit with the mechanism. Has anyone had prior experience with this? I see clock kits available and the clock mechanisms only with plans. My question is would I be better off as far as “bang for the buck”...

10-08-2017 11:20 PM

How to attach a handle to a turned vessel - 3 replies

I haven’t started this project yet. I have a question to resolve before I begin. My daughter-in-law collects pitchers and displays them around her house. I want to make a segmented turning in the form of a pitcher. How do I create and attach the handle so it appears to be flush with the body of the pitcher? Any tips and advice are g...

08-24-2017 05:21 PM

Questions about Guinevere Flex Shaft for sanding bowls - 1 reply

I am wondering if the Guinevere Flex Shaft sold by King Arthur tools can be used with a drill press. I do not currently have a bench grinder. I am seeking to sand bowls. Any advice or other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

01-14-2017 01:41 AM

using copper sheets in a wood project - 18 replies

I am wondering about using a roll of copper sheet I found in a drawer. It is 12×30 inches and it seems like I should be able to do something with it. This is my question: Can I attach the copper sheet to a piece of baltic birch plywood with some type of adhesive, and the use a scroll saw to cut two stacked pieces of wood and drop one piece ...

03-14-2016 05:04 PM

how to make a sliding lid for a chest - 4 replies

The above are pictures of the type of lid I want to make for a keepsake chest. I do not want to make a full-size blanket chest as is shown in the above pictures. I am asking for input on how to make the lid. I could buy the plans, but as I already said I am just interested in how to do the lid, not the whole chest. So if someone can share ho...

12-12-2015 12:00 AM

Greene and Greene ebony plugs - 6 replies

I want to make a chest for my grandson for an upcoming birthday. He will be 8 years old. I want to make a scaled-down version of a Greene and Greene blanket chest with the idea that as a younger boy he can keep toys in it, but as he grows he will keep things are significant to him in it. I envision it will get a lot of use. Do the ebony plugs co...

02-17-2015 04:28 PM

Maloof rocker versus Brian Boggs Ladder back: Which is more comfortable - 3 replies

Several years ago my mother and father were moving to a new house. My dad put my mother’s favorite rocking chair in the back of the truck and thought it was securely tied down. The chair fell out of the truck. My dad went back to retrieve the chair, but someone beat him to it and the chair vanished forever. My dad took my mother shopping t...

06-04-2014 07:02 PM

Is there a Summer 2014 Contest coming up? - 1 reply

I was just wondering of there will a 2014 Summer contest and if so, what the parameters will be. Thanks.

01-16-2013 11:33 PM

making 90-45-45 degree cuts for cutting boards - 5 replies

I am thinking of making cutting boards using quilting patterns/ designs. I have found from researching the Lumberjocks blogs and archives how to make jigs to make angled cuts to make things like the tumbling blocks. But I am not seeing forest for the trees and I have not found how to make a triangle with 90/45/45 degree configuration. Help please.

01-03-2013 02:16 AM

Can I glue oak or walnut that has been previously ebonized - 7 replies

I am thinking of making end-grain cutting boards. As part of the overall design, I want to use black wood. It is possible to ebonize oak or walnut prior to glue up and then do the glue up with a satisfactory result?

12-27-2012 02:57 PM

I missed the boat. What is the mallet swap? - 1 reply

What is the mallet swap? I see pictures of the mallets and I do not know how this started. Please tell me the beginning of this idea.

08-16-2012 05:54 PM

Finish and best type of glue for a trivet--Will obviously come in contact with heat - 0 replies

I am making trivets for Christmas gifts. Does anyone have experience—good and bad—with staining, applying finish to a trivet? I would like to make the trivets attractive, but I don’t want to have any finish melt onto the bottom of a hot pan. Also, I plan to make end-grain pattern of trivet. Any suggestions on types of glue? ...

08-16-2012 03:25 PM

type of finish and glue for trivets - 5 replies

I am planning to make trivets for Christmas gifts. Yes I know it is August, but …. Does anyone have experience, good or bad, with using a finish? Using a trivet with no finish at all is going to do the job of protecting a tablet or counter from a hot pan. I don’t want to have any type of the finish melt onto the bottom of a pan. Sugg...

01-10-2012 02:51 AM

making an oval hole in a cylinder - 1 reply

I am in the process of making a toy turtle. The plans indicate making a cyclinder or circle if you. The cylinder is 1 1/2 inched tall. It is 10 inches in diameter. The plans say to make six oval-shaped holes in this cylinder. The width of the oval holes is 3/4 inch. The length of the oval varies to accomodate either the tale, head or legs. How c...

10-15-2011 05:54 PM

What to do with maple tree cut down in front yard - 10 replies

My brother lives in a house with two 85-year-old maple trees in the front yard. The insurance company will no longer provide insurance for the house because some of the tree limbs hang over the top of the house unless the trees are cut back or removed. One tree cut has been cut down. The second tree will be radically cut back. The result will be...

10-06-2011 09:41 PM

What kind of slot cutter - 1 reply

I am making small pencil boxes for Christmas. I am not terribly skilled at woodworking. I am opting for a dovetail jig to make the corners on my pencil boxes. I need to make grooves to put the bottom of the boxes in. I have seen how to use a slot cutter router bit in a router table to do this. My question is what kind of router bit should I buy ...

08-23-2011 07:45 PM

Using Corian - 3 replies

I am making keepsake boxes for Christmas. I plan to do some inlay. I want a pure black for part of the design. Would Corian (the stuff of bathroom and kitchen counters) be suitable as an inlay material? Any other idea short of using ebony wood?

08-13-2011 08:36 PM

Bending wood for Shaker Boxes - 3 replies

I have seen the instructions for making Shaker boxes using long trays to boil the wood for several minutes. Can I avoid purchasing the long tray or making a steamer by using a large sauce pot? I am wondering if I can put the end of the wood strips into a fairly full pot of water, and then as the wood begins to soften, push more of the wood under...

06-17-2011 07:01 PM

need help making "cross halving joint" or "half lap joint" - 9 replies

I need to repair a picnic table. The legs were made of 2×4. They cross making an X and I believe the joint is called a cross halving joint or a half lap leg joint. Can someone tell me how to make this joint with a router?

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