So my gal purchased a Rikon 70-050VS for my Christmas gift and I’ve been making shavings ever since. I’m learning each time I pick up the tools. Several folks told me “the lathe is the cheap part”, and man, they were righ...
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Location: Kansas City, Missouri
I live here in north KCMO and work as a project manager for an engineering firm. I have 2 kids that keep me runnin'. I started wood working in middle school and have been on-again/off-again ever since. I purchased a tablesaw and drill press in 2008...the dust has been flyin' ever since. Most recently, I've purchased a bandsaw and planer......before long, I'll need a bigger garage!
-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!
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My folks cut down a birch in their front yard a couple weeks ago and saved me a 5-foot length of the trunk. Craigslist helped me find “Tom the Sawyer”, about 20 minutes from the office. Made an appointment and stopped by this morning...
Today our family went to visit my folks for a late Christmas. My brother-in-law, who runs a mobile saw mill, brought me a couple turning blanks fresh from his farm. The smaller (about 12×12) is elm, and the larger is red oak. He knew IR...
Today I decided to try my hand at making a book matched panel that will fit nicely into a lid for a box project I’ve been thinking about. For my first attempt, I think it turned out fairly well. Now to find time to build the rest! I wou...
Found out Friday that my boss’ brother-in-law is moving out of state and leaving all his shop equipment behind. I went through the list of items, and though most were much too big for what space remains in my garage (which isn’t much)...