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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #44: It's not only Women allowed to changed their minds!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 03-14-2015 11:58 PM 1263 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I said my next project was going to be the mobile Mitre saw stand, but as I am having trouble sourcing some parts, I decided I would make a wheelbarrow Planer Stand, I had seen it on Popular Woodworking and decided it would be ideal for me, as I often have to cart my Planer to various parts of the property, so a fixed one in the workshop was not for me.

It only takes a couple of hours to make, and although it is slightly bigger than I envisaged, it is sturdy and the right height, it will get a lot of use.

I made a couple of small changes to the design, I couldn’t get 3” fixed castors, 2” was the biggest, swivelling castors… as big as you want! but not fixed, so swivelling it is, if they are a problem, I will just drill and put a screw through it to make it fixed! I can see why it is suggests using fixed, they are narrower and would fit on the 2×4, I had to add a block on the side to fit the castor.

I also shaped the handles, rather than taper them, and the legs, I couldn’t get 3×3. so I glued two 2×4s together and cut them down to 3×3, although to be honest if you ┬┤put extra leg braces, you could probably get away with using 2×4 for the legs.

Tomorrow I will bolt the Planer to the stand, and find a home for it!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 03-15-2015 12:41 AM

Nicely don, Sir! It’ll be verv useful for you

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#2 posted 03-15-2015 12:48 AM

Thanks for the comment Russell, I certainly hope so!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 03-15-2015 01:53 AM

I think the shaped handles look a lot better than I imagine tapered ones would.

Good decision!

-- You are never complete, you just draw a line where done is and stop at that line.

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#4 posted 03-15-2015 02:04 AM

Thank Mike, they certainly feel comfortable, and the main part of the handle retains it’s integrity, so hopefully they will last.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 03-15-2015 05:29 AM

Hey Phil,

Guess you’re feeling better :<) looks pretty sturdy. Leverage should make it easy to move? Maybe you can build a dust/chips catcher for it as it looks like you don’t have a place outside to let -er-rip?

Adding the chips shoot to my delta makes it a lot less messy.

Been getting the organic matter that I missed before winter hit around the house and parking area. Then I started on my “Jigs and safety tools” list. Made a wood pusher that fits my hand today. Bought a timber wolf 3/4 inch flex blade for re-sawing today got to get my chainsaws out of the box and running….I hope. LOL!

I did tell Murphy you miss him. :<))

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 03-15-2015 09:51 AM

Hi Tom, just accepting that age is catching up! Doc now says she thinks the problem is lymphodema, won’t do anything else until it gets worse, so I am getting used to my support socks :)

At the moment, I just let the chips shoot over the parking area or the lawn, and then clean up afterwards, a chip catcher would certainly help, it wasn’t on the list… but it is now :)

It sounds as if you have come out of hibernation hahaha glad to hear that you are preparing all the safety gizmos before getting started,you take care.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 06:22 PM

Phil,

Missed this response. Been dealing with infection in my teeth as I am waiting for insurance approval for an upper denture. I have to be more health conscious as well. problem of getting older?

Now working on a jig for milling small logs on my 14 inch band saw, as well as working on making veneers. Or at least thinner slabs from my harvested walnut branches.

Gotta call the dentist who has not called me back. GRRRRR! Had to see a doctor for antibiotics.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 03-16-2015 06:25 PM

Good luck with the dentures, I had upper ones last year, took three or four return visits before they were comfortable, now I get into trouble with SWMBO because I keep going out without them :)

I saw your query about the bandsaw blade, unfortunately that is outside my knowledge, I hope you get it sorted!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#9 posted 03-16-2015 07:26 PM

Phil,

Between the Timber Wolf and Saw Miser. I have a 1/2 inch Olson blade. It appears even a thinner more flexible 3/4 inch blade can stress my band saw? So I will resort to 1/2 inch 3 tpi in this area. Pm’ed Greg aka Cajun Wood Sculptor/Box maker, who had said he preferred the saw miser over the Timber wolf, and he had cut Cyprus with it. I know that is really tough wood. Built a porch down in Arkansas with it. Like pounding into IRON. LOL He had no technical reasons ,just liked it better.

Yet the Highlander Woodworking site says “not for use with green wood”, although it has a C63 hardness. I will have to return the Timber Wolf blade, and pay shipping, although I can get the 1/2 inch w/free shipping in 2 days from order.

Since I’m not making money woodworking I tend to go cheap? Which is why I bought the Olsen blade and played with it on my walnut practice branches,Greg has both and prefers the wood slicer.

Might bite the bullet if I had any uppers left. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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