I have a Hitachi C10FL tablesaw. It is often maligned for having flimsy legs. It does. But, I am going to back the existing legs with some angle iron and that will solve that rather inconsequential problem. I say “inconsequential” be...
|View Jim55's:||home||workshop||projects (18)||blog (4)||reviews (1)||forum topics (6)||buddies (0)||favorites (2)||activity log|
None so far
140 posts in 1489 days
Location: Rural East Texas
I am a disabled vet forced into early "retirement" by said disability. I have done a lot of things over the years but, I usually was working with my hands. My last 15 years of employment was as a machinist. Still, I have always liked working with wood. I also dabble in carving and making canes and such things. Having a barn to work in we have been gradually adding a machine here and a tool there. Well, we finally decided to chuck it all and 'build' a shop. Should have it 'finished' any day. That will satisfy my need to work with my hands as well as I can, teach my sons valuable skills and maybe make a buck or two here and there along the way.
I also am old fashioned and like hand tools too. I not only have hand saws, draw knives, brace and bits and such like, I hope for us to build and use some things like a treadle lathe. I do like to know how to make do w/out the wonder of modern technology. A hurricane left us w/out electricity for a couple weeks a few years back. It caused us very little inconvenience. Of course, living in the country sure helps!
Latest Activity | view all »
|replied on||Need some wiring help on band saw||04-20-2016 08:33 PM|
|replied on||Need some wiring help on band saw||04-20-2016 07:01 PM|
|started topic||Need some wiring help on band saw||04-20-2016 05:58 PM|
|commented on||Jim55's Workshop||03-15-2015 08:52 AM|
|replied on||what is this anyway???||03-14-2015 10:58 PM|
|started topic||what is this anyway???||03-14-2015 02:33 PM|
|commented on||Advanced chicken feeder||03-11-2015 07:07 AM|
|commented on||Advanced chicken feeder||03-10-2015 06:19 PM|
|added project||Advanced chicken feeder||03-10-2015 06:04 PM|
|commented on||$200 Roubo split top bench||09-07-2014 03:15 PM|
|commented on||Boot jack||09-07-2014 03:10 PM|
|added project||Boot jack||09-01-2014 07:32 AM|
|added project||sculpture bases||01-29-2014 02:01 AM|
|commented on||Walnut and Wenge Recurve Bow||10-15-2013 12:18 PM|
|added project||Mom's birthday screen||06-20-2013 03:08 PM|
Latest Projects | view all 18 »
Latest Blog Entries | view all 4 »
I went to work on my shop set up this morning when I noticed a serious malfunction in my layout. First of all, I wasn’t overly thrilled about the way the cabinets in the center blocked the view and divided the shop. But then this morning I...
I have made some progress on the shop. I have got the first stage of my wood lathe done. I intend to make some improvements to it like a dust collection system and a modified tool rest but, these can wait until I have the shop done (basically th...
First of all, I really have no concept of what a “blog” really is. I have never made one and really know nothing about them. But, I posted the following under “my workshop” and it just seemed too much for what I feel that ...