I managed to squeeze in a little shop time today and began by using my Craftsman 113 series contractor table saw to rip a piece of sycamore to rough width and resawed it rough thickness for the engine compartment pieces. As you can see in this pho...
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Back to working on the trucks. I know some of you thought I’d already bailed out, but not this time. As I said in my last blog post, I needed to build a small sled for my table saw. I finished it today. My first swing at making a sled bom...
We have two young grandsons, Chance (almost 3) and Jaylan (6). I’ve decided to build a couple of toy trucks for them. For this project I’m using the truck featured in WoodSmith No 35 (Oct 84). Here’s a picture of the truck as fea...
I check the local craigslist tool section on a regular basis. One of the tools I’ve been looking for is a jointer. My requirements were that it be at least 6” wide cutter/bed, that it run, and that it cost $150 max. Several jointers...
I didn’t get any woodworking done on this project yesterday. But I did do something productive. I ordered the lamp sockets I will use. I’m using the Leviton 6151 Full Range Electro-Mechanical Incandescent Lampholder Socket Dimme...