People use the term salvaged to describe a variety of lumber. Salvaged lumber can be cut out of beams, joists, or other parts of buildings, whether remodeled or demolished. It can come from cabinets, furniture, packing crates, or other ...
November 7, 2017Jack
In the first post of this series, I explained the process that I use to make paper patterns for parts. Simply put, output your design to your printer, use the tiling feature to divide larger drawings into printer size ...
November 4, 2017Jack
We experimented to find the perfect recipe for this most-requested finish for pine – and it’s as easy as pie. by Glen D. Huey from the Autumn 2007 issue of Woodworking Magazine Pumpkin pine is a developed patina ...
November 1, 2017Jack
It always starts with a design Digital woodworking uses digitally controlled tools in your workshop as an addition to hybrid and handtools. Most often this means owning and operating a CNC and learning to use CAD programs. For many, ...
October 29, 2017Jack
Are you looking for woodworking ideas to build a garden shed for your rakes and shovels? How about woodworking projects for bat houses to help control the population of pesky insects? Image yourself building a rocking chair for family or friends to relax in on a Sunday evening watching your ...
October 27, 2017Jack
Editor’s note: I am resurfacing this article from American Woodworker because I am in the process of turning new handles for my Lie-Nielson and Stanley Sweetheart chisels. Tim Heil presents an interesting take on obtaining the taper for the ...
October 26, 2017Jack
During the process of selecting the wood species you would like to use in your kitchen, another consideration that should come to play is the finish of the wood. Different wood species will take stain in a very different way. For example honey finish on Maple will look totally different ...
October 25, 2017Jack
My turning ability is bound by my lathe – it has a maximum diameter capacity of 16”. That means all my accessory tools, such as my hollowing system and 50cc 20” chainsaw, were acquired because they are designed around ...
October 23, 2017Jack
A wood gate may not seem very important to the look of your home. After all, what's so important about a little garden gate? However, from an aesthetic motivation as well as an architectural point of view a wooden gate can really add a lot to a home's design value ...
October 23, 2017Jack
Author’s Note: We have been in the steel building kit business for a lot of years and ship buildings to homeowners, government agencies, and commercial customers almost daily. We know the business. The article below covers a subject that we are frequently asked.Through the years we have seen many sets ...
October 21, 2017Jack