|View Jim Finn's:||home||workshop||projects (23)||blog (1)||reviews (0)||forum topics (32)||buddies (8)||favorites (4)||activity log|
|12-20-2014 11:38 PM||
Mystery wood - 6 replies
I cut into a 4”x4” pallet wood that I thought was walnut. The sawdust came out blood red! I do not know what to call this wood. In the photos you can see how it looks, finished, in the double “T” inlay I used some of it for. The other photo shows some sapwood (white) and in the center strip the brown color it had on the...
|12-18-2014 10:42 PM||
Bosch slider - 8 replies
I purchased an assembled, but never used, Bosch 12” slider miter saw off of Craig’s list for $250 today. New, they sell for over $600. It replaces my fifteen year old 12” DeWalt slider that is starting to sputter a bit. This saw works fine so far. I will be curious to find out how well the ,no rail ,hinge type, sliding...
|07-14-2014 12:47 PM||
motor wiring question - 12 replies
I have an induction motor on my scroll saw that has a magnetic switch with a capacitor wired into the motor circuit. I want to eliminate this magnetic switch and install a foot switch. I need a step on /step off type switch, not one that has to be held down all the time the saw runs.(I have that switch) I am not sure if the capacitor is a run...
|06-05-2014 03:19 PM||
GO555 running rough. - 2 replies
I have had my GO555 for over five years and it started thumping as it ran. It would come and go. Last week I tore into it and found a lot of play in the lower wheel. I took it apart and found the two bearings to be just fine but the wheel shaft appeared to be worn a bit under one of the bearings. I had to use a gear puller with a lot of forc...
|05-09-2014 12:46 PM||
Inlay using only a scroll saw. - 10 replies
The buyer ordered three of these. His design and his idea to put the year on the front panel of this 11×8 box. I may make some local school/collage logos on box lids with 2014 inlaid into the front panel like this. I think it would made a nice graduation gift. Cedar box with maple and oak inlays. These boxes are to be awarded to the off...
|04-27-2014 03:56 PM||
Toys for toddlers - 6 replies
Our wood working club makes and gives away 5000 toys a year to local children’s hospitals and to The Salvation Army. These are some I have been working on this past week. Pine, Cedar & Mahogany
|04-27-2014 03:13 PM||
Compound cut - 4 replies
I made these using my scroll saw and my band saw. It is patterned after a local similar piece that is made of metal and about nine feet tall. I have made a number of these using just my scroll saw that are three inches tall. These are six inches tall and made of Mahogany.
|04-22-2014 02:24 PM||
spell check - 4 replies
Can you suggest a spell checker? I like “ispell” but find it impossible to re-install now.
|01-17-2014 10:42 PM||
My Latest inlay project - 9 replies
24” tall and 3/8” thick walnut with maple inlay.
|01-17-2014 10:31 PM||
Latest inlay project. - 6 replies
This cross is 24” tall and 3/8” thick walnut with maple inlay. Done on my Jet scroll saw using the double bevel inlay method.
|10-20-2013 03:58 PM||
Caduceus - 6 replies
One of my latest projects. Red Cedar (aromatic) with soft maple inlay. This is a box 11”x 8”x 2” with hinged lid. Done on my scroll saw using the double bevel inlay method.
|10-04-2013 11:59 PM||
Over 44,000 replies! - 32 replies
I do not understand why there is a thread with this many replies. Makes it difficult to navigate and a thread with this much to read is not inviting to new folks, like me, to contribute to. I am sure regulars to this tread think it is OK but it is hard to think it invites new contributers. Puts me off!
|09-02-2013 10:51 PM||
Fireplace Bellows - 5 replies
This is my latest inlay project. It is a functioning fireplace bellows made of eastern red cedar with soft maple inlay. 15” long and 6” wide and the brass nozzle is made from a 30-30 shell. I use the double bevel inlay method on my scroll saw. After doing the inlay I put the bellows in my lathe and turn the whole thing shapi...
|07-01-2013 07:33 PM||
Lord's Supper Intarsia - 12 replies
This intarsia is one of two that I made this time. I stack cut walnut ,maple, and oak, each 1/2” thick. Interchanged the pieces to give contrasting colors . This way I made one cut that produced two finished images. The table I made seperately of Mahogany. About 80 pieces in each. I glued a backing of 1/8” Masonite and ma...
|06-13-2013 10:45 PM||
Hegner scroll saw blade clamp device. - 3 replies
A friend came up with this idea when I loaned him my Jet scroll saw while his DeWalt was in for major repair (again). He had trouble with the blade clamp, which is the same as the Hegner blade clamp. I made a wooden device and glued it in place on my saw and it works well. It gives me something to rest the new blade against while aligning it ...
|05-29-2013 06:55 PM||
Sharpening my card scraper - 7 replies
I have a Stanley card scraper that I have had for years and I have had no luck sharpening it in the conventional method. (With a burnishing tool.) I have sharpened my other card scraper with a burnishing tool and it is easy to do and works well but not the Stanley. A friend, recently told me to just flatten the edge on my belt sander instead ...
|04-15-2013 10:19 PM||
Is your DeWalt 735 planer too loud? - 17 replies
I have heard many say that their 735 Planer is very loud. When I bought mine in 2011 I did not think it was too loud but after a while I realized it was the loudest tool in my shop. Yesterday I found a way to quiet it a lot. I put new blades on it. It is now a lot quieter! The difference is amazing.
|04-04-2013 09:38 PM||
Fireplace Bellows - 6 replies
I made this fully functioning fireplace bellows for a friend to use in his fishing cabin. It is made of eastern red cedar and soft maple inlay with leather and a brass nozzle. 18” long 6” wide. I have made fifty bellows over the past 30 years but this is the first one I did an inlay in. (Will not be my last)
|03-11-2013 09:22 PM||
Drying board - 13 replies
I am looking for a source for what is called a “Drying Board” It is a board, with many fine points sticking up to lay small finished parts on to dry. I saw one today that was about 20” x 12”. Any help is appreciated.
|12-09-2012 01:57 PM||
New finishing room - 5 replies
I have set up my workshop at our new house and realized I did not have a good finishing room any more so I purchased a steel metal building/shed at Lowes. It is 12’ x 10’ and big enough for my needs. I assembled it ,alone, in one long day. I put four new fold up tables in it. I now have a clean place to do my finish work. I put the...