I have an old Craftsman saw that does OK for me except when I start ripping 8/4 hardwoods like Walnut, Hard Maple or Jatoba. I’m thinking I could just up-size the motor. This wouldn’t be a big job at all (assuming I can find a motor ...
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Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Beginning to spent a bit more time in the shop. I like building things, so the wood shop is a good outlet.
By day I work as a manager of sorts for design engineers that design high speed packaging machines that are used to package bottles or cans of drinks into paperboard packages. My background in designing machinery gives me a leg up on some aspects of building projects in wood, but also leads me down the wrong path sometimes and wood has many nuances that are not found in metal.
-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com
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Two months in, progress has been made, but of course, not as fast as I would of liked. Figuring out the motors and drives has been the most difficult part of this project. I have been trying to keep the out of pocket cost as low as I could, a...
I have an outdoor bench with oak seat boards that need a good finish for the outdoor environment. I had finished them with 3 coats of Minwax Indoor/Outdoor Helmsman Spar Urethane. This lasted just about 1 year before it starting flaking. Any su...
I have an end grain cutting board made of purple heart and yellow heart. The blocks are squares, 1-1/8” square, about 1-1/2” long/thick, glued up with mixed patterns (making letters). The board was treated with mineral oil. It appea...
Jocks, I need your help with determining the Drum diameter for a sander I plan to build. (see earlier post for image). The issue is that I have two options (sizes of steel tubing I have) for the diameter of the drum, either 4-1/2” or 6-5...