on custom-fitting and designing/building chairs - particularly high-back lounge chairs - here's the most useful documents I found.
* Grew-Sheridan chair-fitting jig. it's pretty easy to build and mostly flat-packs: https://www.finewoodworking.com/project-guides/chairs-benches-and-stools/design-a-chair-that-fits-like-a-glove
* samples of ~2.8 lb/cf high density/high resilience foam.
* visit an Ekornes retailer (cold-cured molded foam - fantastic but not available for one-offs) and a mid-range chain store (foam, hopes & dreams). bring an angle finder.
🔨 I have loved building things since I was a kid with Lego, Meccano, etc. Then, when I was a teenager, one of my uncles, who was a carpenter, gave me some wood scraps. I started building things with wood, like boxes and tables for skateboarding. Now, as a software engineer, I build software, but I still enjoy working with wood. Even though it is not perfect, I am quite happy with my last achievements.
💬 What about you? What creative projects fill your free time?
My first adventure with walnut, not finished yet, but… I already know that my family will be happy with their presents under the 🎄! #WoodWorking
I don't have time to work on my current projects so I'm starting a new one... 😀
Last year, after the flood we lost nearly all furniture. Didn't really have anything for awhile during the rebuild.
One night I went into my shed intent on creating an end table from literally anything I could find. In two hours I emerged with... a thing. Made entirely from random scrap. A Christmas gift.
Now that things are more stable I want to remake it and repeat the gift this Christmas.
With the Little Free Library moved indoors for varnishing, I had room to start making a present. This is all cherry left over from earlier projects. #woodworking
I forgot this one.
I fitted this on Saturday morning. My customer needed the staircase quite quickly. I managed to get this from measured to installed in 7 days.
Notice there’s no balustrade on the left of the winder because I factored in room for built in storage on their landing.
Tackled phase 2 today, came out exactly as I’d imagined.
As you can see the top winder box and the central newel posts needed structural support. Which is what their weights are transferred to the stairs and ground underneath.
The right hand newel is purely aesthetic. It’s doesn’t need to go to the ground but it would look odd if it didn’t.
I'm actually super happy to find this Paul Sellers video. I don't have a jointer or space for one. I'm limited to mostly handheld tools including a hand plane which I use for jointing... and it takes forever.
Maybe I'd be better off saving for a bandsaw instead of a table saw.
Phase 1 of this install complete.
Phase 2 has a hiccup. My joiner is concerned about a double newel post. But I think I’ll have to deal with it on site if that’s the case.
Anyway, the really long newels are going to be structurally supporting. Little bit excited to see how that comes out.
Refinished the top of this (mine) china closet today. This was my mother’s. Afaik it’s at least ~50 years old. #Woodworking
Today’s #woodworking accomplishment: the (old no-brand hand-me-down) drill press runout is now 5 thousandths (of an inch), rather than 20. That’ll do.
It’s not obvious from this picture but I planed off a quarter inch of this rock maple. Awesome 💪 #woodworking
Seat dimensioned. Gotta lay it out and then join it. Thinking titebond and some dowels. #woodworking
@splitbrain If I was doing something to measure the fullness of my separator bin without taking the lid (and cyclone, and blower) off I'd drill a hole that I could put small plastic cap plug in or something made, and use a stick or dowel in the hole to measure how full it is.
It's simple and there's always a stick or something around and no wires or batteries.
Fancy version would be a sealed stick or rod and just lift it up and push it back down to gauge fullness.
One of the delightful things about being a newbie learning hand-tool #woodworking is that the initial learning process is extremely fast. Rapid feedback, plenty of instructive mistakes, and it's all extremely practical. For instance, I am currently building a little tray for my chopsticks and needed to attach two end pieces to the endgrain of the the board. I didn't think ahead to the joinery so I only realized I was doing a rabbet joint after I went too far. Now it's manual chisel work.
This weekend’s update: I’ve installed all the drawer slides, made the drawer handles, and the first two drawers using my new box joint jig. #woodworking
dear hobby wood workers. does anyone of you have a good working solution for a fill sensor for the cyclone separator bin?
Really interesting project featuring the glaciers of Olympic National Park! Image credit Gisele Olson/National Park Service. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/olym/terminus.htm and https://www.nps.gov/olym/terminus-mount-stone-glacier-by-gisele-olson.htm and #nps #nationalparks #interpretation #publiclands #drawing #photography #woodworking #landscapephotography #art #glaciers #poetry #dance #music #quilting #carving and more!
Ihr sucht noch ein Geschenk für Euren Liebsten? Jeder Mann freut sich über eine Kettensäge. Nun gibt es endlich auch eine Ausführung mit Extra-Sicherheits-Features für weniger geschickte Anwender. Schwere Unfälle durch unvorsichtiges Handling sind damit so gut wie ausgeschlossen.
@francc If you are a fan of handmade, beautiful and high quality tools, Mirok is a must!
Jo Dusepo luthier www.dusepo.co.uk #lute #oud
#gambus #barbat #luthier #lutherie #laute #laúd #medievallute #liuto
#luteria #lutheria #ούτι #laudarabe #whatsonyourbench #ud #worldmusic
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I've seen a lot of glue ups at the atelier in the last 18 months, and did a few, and none ever involved using cauls to keep timbers from sliding up while being pressed from the sides. And slide they do.
I know it would be futile to introduce cauls, because no one would listen to me in the rush to get things done faster. (What!? Make cauls? Pfft!)
It's one example why I can't wait to work more at home, where no one is brow-beating the method/workflow and mistakes are my own.
How to correctly and firmly fit an axe head to a handle:
He also teaches how to make the handle and how to properly sharpen the blade in other episodes.
This channel is a real gem, explaining all aspects of sustainable forestry really well. These people obviously love their work, are good at it and can teach.
It's in Bavarian though, which sadly limits the audience, but on the other hand is quite charming :)
I’m finally to the finishing stage of the cabinet that I’ve been working on, and I put the first coat of oil on the marquetry door.
As I was about to start putting oil on, I noticed that there were some spots in the top left corner where the glue hadn’t adhered properly, and some of the veneer wasn’t sticking to the MDF underneath. The reason I noticed was because I could hear a difference in sound as I ran my fingers over it.
It’s amazing, at least as a hearing person, how much of woodworking involves listening. Usually it’s listening to the machines - things like gauging whether blades are making a clean cut or knowing when to stop lowering the sander - but sometimes it’s listening to the wood itself, in a very literal way.
I was able to use an X-Acto knife to smoosh glue under the pieces of veneer that were coming up, so hopefully that problem is now fixed.
Hi #woodworking szene
I want to build a shoe cabinet for the hallway.
It should have a nice pillow to sit on to put on your shoes on one side and have enough space to store around 15 pairs of shoes and a drawer for all the things in the hallway.
The fronts, the sides, the top should be nice massive cherry wood.
The rear, the bottom and maybe some other non-visible constructive wood pieces should be multiplex.
The drawers - they should hinge open - i wanted to make out of multiplex too but the longer i think about it the more i think that it might became maple wood.
This is my second scetch of what i want to build and i want to run it by "you" to see what comments and recommendations you have.
Besides the obvious general "what do you think of the idea" the more concret question goes over "what do you think about the porpotions" and "what finish / oil / surface should i take for cherry wood inside?"
That said, that bench is very sturdy and practical, and I'm still using it daily two decades later. So there you go, bug-free #technology right there, with an Enterprise-Grade™ lifecycle 🎖️ (I suppose @federicomena would confirm that #woodworking outlasts #electronics and code by a long shot).
One last hurrah for this thread (see original post ⬆️ or this link: https://mastodon.social/@limebar/111409869124930388 )
MrIcy and I designed a sewing table based around the most stunning antique veneered wardrobe door (and 2 shelves) from "Among the Trees, Sydney" (the rest was missing :D) along with some merbau decking planks.
MrIcy spent a few months putting this together, step by step, for a very demaning client (me) as the design evolved. But look at those amazing 3-way mitred corners!
The kids can fight as to who inherited this ^_^
Seeking advice from the #woodworking hive mind about a mortise and tenon problem.
Is it possible to use a 1/2 inch tenon in a stile that’s 1-3/4 inches thick? I think the rule for tenon sizes at least half the size of the stile so that would mean it should be a minimum 3/4 inch?
I accidentally cut a long apron 1 inch short (losing half an inch on each tenon) and I’m trying to salvage this really stupid mistake. 😩
Guten Morgen Fediverse, ich brauche deine Hilfe.
Ich bin auf der Suche nach einem Möbelscharnier bzw. ein Teil davon. Es gehört zu einer Tür eines Sideboards von Dieter Rams/Vitseo aus der RZ57-Serie. Leider ist es abgebrochen und daher bin ich auf der Suche nach z.B. einen Shop für solche Originalteile. Kennt jemand der jemanden kennt der …
Gerne boosten. Vielen Dank!
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