There are so many different facets to having my own business as a designer. Drawing the pattern and making the prototype are just a small part of the process. Once those steps are completed, then there is the task of making the pattern packet. This includes photography and writing. It also includes laying out the pattern in a packet format. Then comes the marketing part. I need to decide whether it going to the magazine or directly to the wholesalers and for sale on my own site. If it i...
I have not used the Portamate Lumber Rack myself but going on reviews, I had planned on getting a set. Then I noticed that it was on sale today so I ordered a couple. Portamate Lumber Rack System is on sale at Rockler today. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=29963
Started feeling good about how this saw was coming together. Then I started working on the way to get the dust collection worked out. Not wanting to cut into the side or back of the cabinet do to the shape it was in. I thought I would use the dust clean-out door on the front. I cut up the dust collector I had built a few years ago as an experiment. After taking the measurements off of the saw I started cutting the PVC. This has taken way more time than I would have guessed. I guess the engine...
I have had a DeWalt scroll saw for about three years and it has been one fine saw. I did buy it used but still got a deal, I think. It has started showing signs of wear and age. Perhaps a few parts would make it much better but who knows. So last night and again this morning, I talked to Ray at Seyco and they have put on reserve their last Excalibur EX-16. This is reported to be one of the finest saws on the market and well fits my needs. I know some people will say they like others and th...
First off I forgot to post pickies of the template I made everything with, so here we go,Dont look too closely at the router template as I broke one end pulling a dowel out Now for the progress, I was busy sanding away when disaster struck I sanded through the body! Not a good result but one little piggy had to go for surgery. I enlarged the hole and wedged a semi circular block in the hole and glued it up Then left it to dry overnight. Now not forgetting some ...
It appears that our beloved President Santos has given us duff information, a couple of months ago, we were warned to expect El Niño, nine months of dry arrid weather, the last week has seen the return of the rainy season, and that is not just the odd shower, so I think our second winter of the year has arrived, which is not what I need at the moment. Unless the weather breaks and we have a decent spell, I am going to have to put the kiosko roof replacement on hold, I haven’t got suf...
Panoptic at Wood ....i sit as you sat,seasons of time breathe be-ing,panoptic i am…..—by flp Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt email@example.com://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
I hope to start soon on my first LJ posted project. It’s not 100% woodworking, but it will do. :) I am going to be detailing the steps I take as I restore an ill used, but classic Stevens 311 (12ga). Now this may not seem like much to you smiths out there but as a completelly self taught gunsmith, with only mainly touch ups under his belt; this will be my first full restoration. In addition to restoring the action I will also be rebluing the entire gun as well as building and checke...
Here is yet another jig that works for jointing and also cross-cutting wide panels on the table saw. The idea is pretty simple: Use a T-Track as a runner in a miter gage slot and a couple of simple hold-downs to clamp the T-Track to the work piece. In my case I used a 48” T-Track from Rockler for the runner. I caught it on sale as a kit with a selection of bolts and knobs. The hold-downs are short sections of 1×2 with 2 holes. One hole is for the T-Track bolt, the second ha...
You want to square your project. Its to big or to small for a square. Maybe you can’t reach one corner to do a corner to corner comparison. Use the 3-4-5 rule. The rule state simply if one side of a triangle is 3 and the other side is 4, the diagonal measurement will be 5. This can be inches, feet, millimeters, miles, arms lengths, anything as long as they are all the same. Any set of numbers divisible by these will work. Need longer, double them for 6 – 8- 10. Use the ru...
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