Blogs 139 results

My Roubo Bench Journey #29: Stretchers Completed, might need to change assembly ....

I finally finished the last stretcher today, it was twisted and slightly bent, that is what I get for taking so long to build this thing. Due to the wood movement, it took a little longer to tune the fit of the joints. I did a dry fit of...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #2: The Future in the Fast Lane

It’s been a while since I started this account and blog. I’ve been busy dealing with a life running on its own mindset—no batteries needed, and definitely with no input or a ‘by your leave’ from me. Not all that unusual, I guess. Still, not what...

Workshop Improvements

With my birthday last week I got a new 8" grinder. I ordered two new wheels form Lee valley to go with it, but not here yet. In the mean time I converted my old grinder to a wire buffer and polishing buffer. I took the time to build some drawers...

Completing a project before starting another one

No matter how long it takes me to complete a project, I finish it before starting another one. Sometimes life gets in the way. Being a mom of 4, studying, and a hubby that works away from home at long stretches, makes it difficult to complete...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: shipwright

This interview with shipwright is from October 2015   1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I can’t say exactly when my interest began but it was quite early. This picture kind of...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #9: Gluing up and Trial Assembly - Day 9

Day 9 work The different parts were glued up, namely; the 3 piece main frame the 5 piece winding wheel (5 wheels glued together to form a pulley like part) various wheel spacers onto the wheel arbors 3 pinion gears onto the wheels...

I need real help finding

Hey my fellow woodworkers. I need to find the best source for African Hardwoods. I need this lumber to be no less than 8/4 preferd 12/4 thick. I need boards 6 to 12" wide. At least 8 foot long. Right now I need to get paduk, blackwood, ebany...

Closing My Doors And Opening Others

My Birthday: A Catalyst for Change I just turned 50. Yeah, that’s right – 50. Hitting this benchmark in life, has made me take a look at where I am at, where I am going, and if I am on course to achieve my goals. The fact is, I am not, and...

Hydraulic crane (T and J) #1: Crane boom

A while ago I started another T and J building process. And from that what I think might be interesting I will make a blog entry. According the plan the boom of the crane is equipped with spacers. But when the humidity change also the fitting...

Marocan Pattern Build #2: Glue Up

In part one of this blog I went through making the stock of the pattern and sliced it into squares. This blog is the glue up of the pattern Hide glue was the best For this glue up due to the number of pieces and the difficulties I would face...