shipwright

shipwright

shipwright

770 posts, 74 followers and following 13
Apr 2014    Vancouver Island / Southern Az.    Website

Marqutery School #4: Home Classes a Success!

My first student has just finished his level one interactive video course and it was a big success. He received over three hours of video instruction and sent me ten videos of his work for critique. We communicated on messenger several times a...

Marqutery School #3: New Directions: Home Classes

It is time for a change at CSFM. I have decided to stop offering in shop classes and start offering the same (exact) classes via private interactive video. I am currently working through the level one class with a student in Texas who bought a...

Dyeing Veneer, an Update

I wrote an article in the January issue of our “Woodworking Monthly” about dyeing veneer for marquetry and in it I used a light aluminium oven tray as a dye container. Well …. to make a long story short …. don’t do that. It turns out that the...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #8: Leg Vice Upgrade

I’ve been doing a bit of repetitive hand cutting (dovetails) in my leg vice (or vise if you prefer) lately and while I am very happy with it in general, I guess the one drawback has always been that you almost need another hand for the wedge...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #7: Installing the Leg Vice and Finishing Up

The leg vice is so simple as to be self explanatory and its installation likewise, to the point that you can install it and uninstall it in less than a minute. This is nice on those occasions when you don’t want a vice in the way of your work...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #6: Mounting the Wagons and Cosmetic Top

As a boat builder I worked with epoxy A LOT… so for me it was a no brainer that the vices would be loose fitted and fixed in place with epoxy. This gives both the best possible fit and the strongest grip you’re going to find. That doesn’t mean...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #5: Assembling the Interlaid Legs

Ok, lets get into the leg assemblies. This is one of the really interesting parts of my bench. The leg assemblies end up as perfectly fitted finger joints with the very best possible glue joint but can be cut and assembled with butt joints and...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #4: Fitting the Sides and Ends

I know that I have said that there is no “fancy joinery” in this bench and there certainly doesn’t have to be. There is however, in my own bench, a simple dovetail joint in the top frame corners. It is purely decorative and a box joint or even a...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #3: Building the Plywood Bench Top

NOTE: Most of this page can be avoided if you want to just drill your dog holes in the layered plywood. The inserts are the “Cadillac version”. Part of the plan for this bench from the start was that is was to use inter-laid layers of plywood...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #2: Building the Wagon Vices

OK, lets get started. I will go through the build process in the same order that I built the bench and as a non-working concept of wedge power would have been a deal breaker, the first job was to build a wagon vice or two to make sure they would...