My Craftsman lathe would not change speeds so I had to stop and fix it today and I’d thought I’d share the process in case someone else has this problem. This is my second Craftsman 15×38 wood lathe and they both have had this pro...
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Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
I am an old woodworker who lives In Grand Rapids, Mi. I like to try all kinds of projects and this web site really gives me inspiration and encouragement. The talent in woodworking displayed here is amazing.
I have a small shop with everything on wheels so I can move it into the work area as needed and out of the way when something else needs to be used.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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I have been wanting to chase threads on my wood lathe for a long time now and just could not find the parts I needed to do it. I wish I could have made a video but I have watched this one many times and I’ll add it here: http://www.youtub...
I have been thinking about this for a while now. I bought an inlay kit and have used it to do inserting with it , but you have to start with an outline pattern for the router bushing to follow to make the Object and make the Shaped hole for it. B...
Poor man’s sanding ball (or cheap man’s sanding ball) Here is a simpler way of making sanding balls without having to use that inflatable mandrel. I cut the pattern that same size as when I made the cover for the Guinevere inflata...
After a couple conversations with Angie O on Harbor Freight. I decided to fix a couple of the bar clamps I got there that don’t work for some reason. I have them in all sizes up to 48”. One of the 48” clamps popped and would not ...