I often feel like sourcing wood takes on two dissonant apsects. It can be an annoyance, where I can’t find the board I’m looking for, and everything is checked, warped or has too much runout. On the other hand, ...
August 8, 2017Jack
With the cost of hardwood these days, it can be prohibitive to turn anything on a lathe let alone practice. Many beginning turners and even the experienced move to the firewood pile for turning wood. While the practiced turners will have little trouble mounting the wood, ...
August 6, 2017Jack
When I think about the furniture in my own house, I guess the best word to describe the mix of stuff we own is eclectic. We’ve inherited period furniture from grandparents, picked up interesting pieces at odd home emporiums ...
August 5, 2017Jack
Do not paint a teak bench. This is the easy way out, and almost universal answer to the question. Teak furniture is a worthwhile investment that goes great in the backyard, in the home or wherever it is needed. The durable and long-lasting Class 1 hardwood ranges from a light ...
August 4, 2017Jack
Hacksaws are one of the most common hand tools. Nearly everyone owns one, and if you don't have one, you need to buy one. Hacksaws are inexpensive and very economical to use. But most of you never use it because the one time you tried to use it things didn't ...
August 2, 2017Jack
Woodworkers drill holes. We drill lots of holes. Small ones especially. And we spend lots of money on methods of drilling holes. In the modern era, we’ve progressed from eggbeater drills through the tailed revolution and are now obsessed ...
August 2, 2017Jack
Sunday night I was sitting around watching the Simpsons, my favorite TV show when I get a call from my dad. He was watching that show Extreme Home Makeover and he notice that they where building the house out of blue lumber. He asked me "Why is this lumber blue?" ...
July 31, 2017Jack
Rust, the mortal enemy of steel and iron can be removed a few different ways. You can remove rust by eroding it with abrasives and steel brushes, you can use chemicals or acids, you can submerge rusted objects in ...
July 30, 2017Jack
Building furniture isn't for everyone. It requires a significant amount of patience and skill, and many people are more comfortable just going out to the local furniture store to purchase the pieces that will be the most appropriate in their home. For that select few that chooses to build their ...
July 29, 2017Jack
There are a lot of woodworkers who are interested in crafting miniature furniture pieces such as dolls. This is the reason why doll furniture plans are made available. Many kinds of furniture plans can be utilized with ease using the Internet. And one of them is the furniture plans for ...
July 27, 2017Jack