Acoustic Amplifier Part 2 Inner Components

Good morning folks! After milling both faces from oak I discovered I had left over cherry that would be a great fit the middle compartment. The middle inner section will house the phone slot and speaker system. The slot hold the phone while the sound concentrates into the "tunnel" system and traveling out conical amplifiers. … Continue reading Acoustic Amplifier Part 2 Inner Components

Acoustic Amplifier Part 1 Milling

Good morning folks! While in the Shop, I have two choices for musical entertainment: When using power tools I have ear protection which muffles the sound of the tool and also connects to my phone so I can listen to podcasts or music, when working with hand tools I will just listen to the phone's … Continue reading Acoustic Amplifier Part 1 Milling

Roubo Workbench Dogs

Good morning folks! Work benches provide a solid and flat work surface to increase the effectiveness of both hand and power tools. With the help of vises, clamps, and holdfasts a woodworker can ensure their work piece will not shift or fall from the weight behind a strike or swipe. Today I am focusing on … Continue reading Roubo Workbench Dogs

Projects Coming Full Circle: Lazy Susan

Good morning folks! The Finish: It is well known throughout the woodworking world that sanding is the absolute worst process and many woodworkers get a project to this point then leave it set for months on end. I am no different; I cannot stand sanding due to the amount of monotonous work required. The standard … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Lazy Susan

Projects Coming Full Circle: Circle

Good morning folks! The Circle: The panel was glued up and defects were protected; the only thing left to do was cut the Lazy Susan out. Options: Router with a jig, bandsaw with a jig, tablesaw with a jig, or coping saw. Obviously power tools were the only option (could you imagine cutting a 24in … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Circle

Projects Coming Full Circle: Keys

Good morning folks! The Keys: Remembering the background of the wood and the possibility of defects, I tried to place the planks in a way which would put cracks outside the usable arc. For the most part it worked out, except for the two shown. The chestnut (right) crack was a combination of a nail … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Keys

Projects Coming Full Circle: Glue Up

Good morning folks! The Glue Up: With the planks at final thickness and width it was time for the glue up. My assembly table, you might recognize as my Breakfast Nook Table from one of my previous projects. A quick note: My wife's grandmother gave us the most beautiful antique dining set when we moved … Continue reading Projects Coming Full Circle: Glue Up