We decided to convert the dining room floor to hardwood.
I asked my wife "Do you want inlays to match the kitchen floor?" "Of course!" was the reply.
When I asked my flooring guy if he wanted to do them or should I he said "You do it, my knees don't want to"
Here are the steps:
Router template square
Festool MFS type.
Inspired by the Festool MFS, I wanted a simple template, to use with my routers, so I could make a easy fast setup and didn't have to make a new template for each project.
Why not just buy the Festool template?
Well a price tag of 3725dkk / 580usd /...
Once the shape of the tea light holder was determined, a template was made for the profile and was also used to locate the candle pockets. The profile was roughed out on the band saw with a 3/16 wide blade leaving minimal stock for the profiling operation.
The next operation was routing the...
I'm new to the router template world, and just got setup with a Bosch RA1128 guide kit for my Bosch 1617EVSPK. I installed the guide bushing on the plunge base, and am using a bit that is 2 ¼" long. My issue is that even at maximum plunge depth, the bit protrudes only a minimal amount...
Half-Blind Dovetails on Curved Parts
A few folks have asked me what I have been up to lately in the shop, so I decided to post a quick video blog, that I shot yesterday, before I head out for the long weekend.
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is the video
Festool stop flag / fence stop DIY - usefull on all T-tracks.
Festool stop flag / fence stops DIY
usefull on all T-tracks.
I got tired of moving my fence stop from the table saw to the MFT3 table and was about to order a fence stop the other day. But…, I decided to try and make one my self...
For about 18 months now I've had a (I think) neat design for a tray. But it involves curves on non-concentric circles…
In the past I'd have done this with sanding but that never seems to be quite right, and, I figure, I ought to be beyond that now.
So I was stuck.
Then, last night, I had a...
Router Inlay Practice - The Diamond
This is a routing technique that can be used with great accuracy when inlaying wood veneer. A compact router is used along with a shop-made router template. The video was taken during a time of router inlay practice within the woodworking shop. Sometimes...