• frame & box.......
     Decided this AM to turn the clipper box into a teeny blanket chest. This would make it one of four. Thought to go this way because of the stop hinges I will be using for the lid. I ordered a couple hundred RH brass screws in #5 and #4 screw sizes. I am hoping to have them by saturday, so fingers crossed. My wife is giving a talk to a genealogical group on saturday and after that she headed south to... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-05-30
  • Saw Till Part 24
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    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2024-05-30
  • Blast from the past, part 2 →
    Blast from the past, part 2 →Recently, I heard from the good folks at Popular Woodworking that they revamped the woodworking video section of their website, and that the Japanese tool videos I had made for them a while ago were now going to be more readily available, and also were going to be available in a downloadable format. That was nice of them to let me know. If you’re interested, It’s close to 3 hours of video, covering Japanese... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-05-29
  • more francy frame work......
     I ordered paint from Amazon on friday and got next day delivery. I could have gotten same day but I didn't need it then. I checked the delivery and it was supposed be arrive by 9PM.  Around 1600 they said it be would delayed. At 1900 they said it wasn't coming and would be shipped later now coming on thursday. Did I still want it or did I want a refund? This seems to be a recurring theme with Amazon... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-05-29
  • Blast from the past →
    Blast from the past →The folks at Mortise and Tenon magazine is putting out a collection of issues 4-6. There are additional essays by Mike Updegraff and Joshua Klein, and a foreword by Megan Fitzpatrick. Issues 4 and 5 of Mortise and Tenon are out of print, and issue 6 is nearly gone. I had the good luck to be able to write an article for Issue 6 on Japanese tools, which may or not be a selling point. I also... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-05-28
  • memorial day......
     I wonder how many people actually think about today and what it means? It was originally called Decoration Day and came about after the American Civil War in 1865. It wasn't a federal holiday until 1971 which was 3 years before I joined the US Navy. I have always been a bit ambivalent about being thanked for my service. I was never really in harms way like the veterans of so many military cemeteries around the world. I hope that... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-05-28
  • Recommended: the Nakashima ‘Process Book’
    It’s a bit difficult to put a label on this book. It’s not really a catalog of the pieces produced by Nakashima Woodworkers, but it is filled with drawings and images of the pieces the company makes. It’s also a short history of the workshop, a close explanation of how they work and a sometimes-lighthearted...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2024-05-28
  • Solo…
    So I’ve been doing a thing. That was a little over a year ago. Since then there’s been exams, which went well. And there was upper air work with stalls and turns and basic flying stuff and then there were lots and lots and lots of circuits and landings that were so bad I’m sure flying instructors are a little bit broken putting up with them. There was also a bout of covid and the worst winter weather we’ve had... Read more
    Source: Stochastic Geometry Published on: 2024-05-27
  • giantcypress: giantcypress: “In Flanders Fields”, by John...
    giantcypress: giantcypress: “In Flanders Fields”, by John McCrae, 1915. For Memorial Day. Making this a tradition.... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-05-27
  • frame and clipper box.......
     There wasn't much I could do on the fancy picture frame so I started on the clipper box. I made a lot more progress on that than I thought I would. I am still mulling over what kind of lid to put on it. I passed on putting a top/bottom in a internal groove so the bottom will be glued on. The top/lid is open to whatever fancy captures my limited attention span.#18 and #17 bradsThe plastic bin on the... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-05-27
  • fancy picture frame pt V.........
     Started the day by going to Wally World to buy the paint I had ordered from Amazon. Turns out that Wally World doesn't sell it but they had a couple of different spray can versions of it. I'm not a fan of rattle can finishes so I passed on it. When I got back to the barn I checked on the Amazon delivery date and saw that I had ordered the wrong paint or so I thought. I thought I had... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-05-26
  • A New Workbench, Part 1: The Top
    Since I moved from South Alabama to Ohio last summer, I have had precious little time for woodworking. But now that the school year has ended and my schedule is more flexible, I can finally start some of the big … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: The Literary Workshop Blog Published on: 2024-05-24
  • Pet Food Stand
    A neighbor asked if I could make something so that their cat wouldn't have to eat their food at floor level.  She wanted something about 12" long, 7" wide and 4" tall.  I made this in the same way I made a step stool a few years back - just two sides and a top, dovetailed together.  The only wrinkle is that the legs splay out at 11-12 degrees.  But the dovetails aren't complicated - you just have to put... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2024-05-24