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|612 days ago||
A work station - 0 replies
that table in the right side of the picture is an old table top sitting on a couple sawhorses. As you can see, it has a few power tools sitting on it. Another view. A lathe, a bandsaw, a drill press, a dual wheel bench grinder, and an old Monarch machinist’s vise. A four outlet plug is mounted in the center of the table, with a ...
|672 days ago||
rewire an air conditioner? - 17 replies
If possible. I have on hand a 220V unit (window) that I’d like to rewire down to 110V. Unit has one of the two prong (plus a ground prong) set-up for 220V. I don’t have an outlet available for the 220 plug.
|701 days ago||
Wormy Wood - 6 replies
I found an old 2×4 in the barn. Not sure of the wood type. Planes nice. NOT pine. A couple of pics: Maybe a Chestnut?
|736 days ago||
Raised panels ON the tablesaw? - 8 replies
At least that is the way I do them. I’ve been working on a Cedar Chest lately, and needed a few Shaker Style raised panels. After cutting the blanks to the right sizes ( the top panel is 3/4” wider) I set the blade height at about 1/2” above the table top. Set the fence over so that a “tongue” would be to t...
|739 days ago||
A restore project? - 1 reply
Maybe later on this summer. A Craftsman ( Emerson) 6-1/8” jointer needs some TLC to get back to work. Motor is fine. Infeed needs to be level back up, as it tilts down at the cutterhead. Like going downhill. Knives need worked of, “porkchop” needs a new spring. Depth adjustor is loose, won’t hold setting. ...
|743 days ago||
design a chest - 7 replies
using Aromatic Red Cedar. I’m looking to build one, since I have some 8/4 stock to mill down. I’m thinking a Frame & Panel , with a flat top. There would be a drawer in the bottom. The “trick” would be to make this look like a small chest of drawers. The chest’s top would add to the effect. ...
|762 days ago||
Chisel sharpening, my way - 7 replies
Went out to the shop, I had a new ($.97) belt for the sander to wear out. I set up the sander in my vise and ran the belt, getting it to stay on track. Once that was done, time to work on some chisels. I have an older Veritas honing guide, and set things up with that. Started up the sander by locking the the trigger “on”. ...
|776 days ago||
Look alikes? - 5 replies
While going through Lowes “Tool World” the other day, noticed the “new” P-C 12-1/2” planer. Hmm, looks just look my older Delta 12-1/2” planer, other than a different paint scheme. Checked out the spare blades, yep same as my planer blades. Since Lowes no longer sells the Delta version of that planer, ...
|823 days ago||
Crate wood? - 4 replies
Back about 1990, some crates of EPDM rubber bales cane to where I worked. The company decided to try some from Brazil. These crates were made up of 3” wide, tongue&groove boards. Kind of a dull brown in colour. When the crates were empty, we were to just throw them out…..ah, I don’t think so. Anyway, some made t...
|841 days ago||
Tablesaw needed a fence - 1 reply
While I have a regular tablesaw in the shop, I also have one of those “job-site” saws. During the course of several moves, the fence came up missing. I looked around for a fence to add on to the saw. I wound up making my own. Not that hard,really. I needed a cleat to register the fence, and a long straight section to gui...
|842 days ago||
What to do..Drawers - 0 replies
Last installment. Drawers for this chest of drawers were milled from old trim boards. Just cleaned up pine. As I milled up the pieces, I sat each set in a drawer opening, making sure of the fit. Sides were joined at the back with a dado, the front was dovetailed. Dovetails were “roughed out with a router, and a homemade jig. ...
|843 days ago||
What to do.. the top - 4 replies
Every case needs a top, of some sort. Over the years, I’ve tried some with all solid wood, and some solid edged plywood thingys. I keep going back to a frame to hold a thin plywood panel. I rest the panel in rabbets all around, and nail and glue it in place. Plywood won’t move ( much) and any movement of the solid wood frame...
|844 days ago||
What to do, part two - 0 replies
Ah those web-frames. Built the way norm does, but with a simple addition. I add a kicker to each frame. Just another stick, glued and screwed near the middle of the frame. This way, the drawer below will not tip when you open it. Screws are counter-sunk, one each end. The bottom web-frame gets two such kickers. Down here, ...
|845 days ago||
What to do? - 2 replies
When you have a nice big pile of barn wood? A project came up about a year ago. Involved about 5-6 drawers. Kind of tall. Not much money in the budget. I did have a nice pile of barn wood though A few cuts here and there And a frame of sorts appears. A few more to make some web’frames Then some assembly: Nex...
|850 days ago||
handpanes - 4 replies
Just some of my handplanes in the shop. No L-V, or LNs here. There is also a small all metal spokeshave around, somewhere. As for the two wood bodied profile planes, they are shop made. There is also a 1/2” chisel plane made in the same style. All users.
|850 days ago||
My hammer "stable" - 2 replies
The group photo is the main hammers in the shop. The single hammer head still needs a handle. Oval eye, kind of small. Not real sure which kind of hammer it is. There is a small hammer in the group shot that i use all the time for small nails. The cross pean works nicely to start small nails with.
|852 days ago||
Buid a table - 2 replies
Wood is your choice. Mine was pine. Top is made to float over the rest of the table. Drawer front was sawn out of the front apron. Saw kerf then was filled with beading. Grain still matches across the front apron. The end aprons are set in. This is to form a box to hold the drawer. A collar was...
|852 days ago||
Old Pic-nic Table? - 0 replies
Made from redwood, 2×6s. Needed a project made, this was what was on hand. Cleaned all the paint off. Some of the old bolt holes wound up in the scrap bin. The other bolt holes got covered up with Dutchmans. Request was for a “Mission Style TV Table”. Also needed to have four compartments b...
|853 days ago||
New use for old flooring? - 2 replies
I had a nice supply of old pine flooring. Tongue and groove. From an old school building. Was asked IF I could find a use for this “junk”. “Hmm, I THINK I can…” Cleaned the boards up on the planer with an old set of knives. Ripped the tongue and grooves off. Now, I ha...
|853 days ago||
An old table top use? - 5 replies
I had an old table out in the shop. No legs, someone had cut them off long ago. I also had a few benchtop tools needing a “home’ to work at. I also had a pair of old sawhorses taking up space. Hmmm. Maybe a “marriage” is in order? I placed the top on the horses, screwed some plywood scraps to both the...