Yesterday, my friend and lumber supplier, Dave Kilpatrick, brought over a piece of yew which he wanted made into trivets. I built a sled and crosscut a series of 1-1/4"-thick slices on my bandsaw. I took a series of photos as each slice was removed, which allowed you to see how the section of log … Continue reading A Trip Through a Log
My next project is a commissioned loft bed for a child. It has a set of stairs up to the bed on one side and a slide down from the other side. There will be drawers in the side of the stair case and the top will be draped with cloth to complete the canopy. … Continue reading Child’s Loft Bed, Session 1 – The Quest for Perfect Legs
On the morning of Sunday, April 15th, Morton and I exchanged ideas about trestle tables, spurred on by a recent sketch of a table on which he was working. That got me yearning to build a trestle table. I documented my progress live on Twitter which was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could … Continue reading Maple Trestle Table, Session 10 – Curvy Legs are Always Good
Yesterday, at 2:05 pm, I decided that I needed to get my benchtop mortiser off my bench. I documented the process of building and mounting wall brackets live on Twitter and what you see below are the updates. This was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could see the rate at … Continue reading Wall Brackets for Hollow Chisel Mortiser
This article is about my experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd. I did not receive anything in exchange for writing this article and nobody but my friend and editor Mike knew that I was writing this article. California-based Laguna Tools has been a hot-button topic in woodworking forums for as long as I can … Continue reading My Experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd.
My workshop had only ever seen a 14" bandsaw but one month ago, I upgraded to an LT16-3000 from Laguna Tools Inc. While setting up the saw, I ran into a few problems with the Chinese-made saw but once it was operational, it worked as I had expected. (For the record, I believe that the overall quality … Continue reading Review of Laguna’s LT16-3000 Bandsaw