Richard sometimes start his videos with “righty then!”. So I’ll do the same for this article about the build of a side table in oak.
Paul and Stevie hollered on about the piano keys living in perfect harmony. Since ebony is VERY expensive, let’s make a cheaper wood very black using the ebonizing technique.
Measurements is meaningless unless you know the uncertainty, Walter said. Being a physics professor, SI units was the norm. Join the dark side of the empire, and you’ll wonder how many Fahrenheit there are in a cup.
Should the vise be mounted flush with the apron, or with a spacer? This is a topic that are discussed from time to time, so I’ll give my stack of dimes on the subject.
Sharpening is a subject with exponentially more solutions than there are woodworkers. Squared. Hurl a wad of cash at it, and you will get sharp tools. But for basic hand tools, I have chosen an affordable and simple solution.
Rummaging through the wood stack, I stopped at a nice, long board of merbau. A nice and clean looking one, perfect for a wall shelf above the piano.
I had a run-in with the DDS (Dust Distribution System) on my miter saw the other day. I was not amused…
And the chips won’t come free either! Did you buy a shiiiny thingamabob with a good brand on it, only to find bob’s twin in another color for less money? Gotta move those colors…….
Holdfasts holds the work piece when you work on your project. But what hold the holdfast? Lets make a holdfast holder to hold the holdfasts organised. Do I still hold your attention?
Holdfasts are the rats in the shop whack-a-mole game. The frustration getter-ridder-offer. To be serious: they do one thing superbly well, and they are named accordingly. They hold. They are fast.