Sunday, December 9, 2012

push stick

When I teach, students want to make a tracing of the push stick that I use. In addition a reader noted my use of it in one of my DVDs and asked for the design. I had seen a pushstick of similar design, made one and found it useful as the placement of the handle allowed me to apply downward force to the front end of the stock. It also keeps the hands well clear of the cut.

Here is the design, so you can make one yourself. I prefer to make these from good quality plywood, and rout the edges smooth with a 1/4 in. roundover bit.

Make, fix and create...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Making a crematory urn...

I have published Parts 1 and 2 of how to make a crematory wooden urn box on the Fine Woodworking website. Part 2 can be found here. Another earlier piece that I forgot to mention on this blog is also on Fine Woodworking here: Making a Friendship Box.

Monday, March 19, 2012

signing work...

A reader asked how I sign my work, and this is basically it. Do your signature before the application of Danish oil. Check first to see that your pen selection won't blur and run when the oil is applied.