I learned many year ago that there are going to be problems when finishing. The simple saying that the difference between a woodworker and a great woodworker is that a great woodworker knows how to fix their problems is every bit as true when it comes to finish work. Learning a great finish fix is[…]
If you have braces or drills, you have to have bits to make those tools work. Ron Herman guides you through different styles, adding detailed analysis.
1. The design known as a Chippendale Fretwork Mirror is referred to as such because it reached popularity during the days of Chippendale, but these mirrors, however, came to be during the Queen Anne period. 2. During the period fretwork mirrors were called “looking glasses” – the term mirror was used to describe small, hand-held[…]
When using my revolving finishing jig I apply finish as the turntable rotates. My projects move by finish spewing from my spray gun. That results in finish build-up. It’s not noticed at the time, but finish build-up begins to layer on the turntable with each project. After 25 years of finishing an estimated 30 to[…]
I just posted a new presentation by Ron Herman for members at 360Woodworking.com. Way back in 2017 (sure seems like a long time ago, huh?) Ron did a video on braces and drills. The new release, Bits & Bit Stock dovetails into the 2017 presentation. While his short video is packed with great hand-tool information,[…]
Last year – that seems so long ago – when I posted about the five facts of fretwork mirrors, I received a few emails asking about the different observations. The most asked about was observation #4, grain direction of the cresting. If you were left wondering about that particular observation, here’s the scoop. There is[…]
Is there a difference in cuts of copying saw blades with higher TPI? You bet. But the best reasons to make the switch may not be for the reason you’re thinking. I’m beginning a new project that involves using my coping saw. Whenever I use this tool I immediately think back to my days building[…]
Many of you know or have discovered that I have a passion for blue painter’s tape. I think blue tape rules in the woodshop. Here’s a bit of history. In the 1920s Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (known today as 3M) hired Richard Drew to travel around promoting the company products to automobile shops. The product[…]