I recently posted a maple platter with chatter work done between the rim treatment. Karson asked that I post picture of the chatter tool. I posted a photo of several home made or shop altered tools that I use on the same project page. Several jocks volunteered guesses as to which tools were home made and which were not. Following is a recap of what each tool is from left to right: 1. bowl gouge custom ground the left wing is ground back very shallow enables me to get into tight spaces2...
That’s a peek down the inside of the new Wynn Environmental filter - the 9E300BL one. I’m anxious to get some cutting done and get this puppy mounted on my Grizzly dust collector. Once I get it mounted and that, I’m going to move it over to a more permanent location and run one trunk of at least 6 inch pipe to the unit. The only problem with that is the PVC to “air pipe” sizing. It’s just frustrating to measure stuff and see the differences. I can...
The Non-Electric Chair #14: Making the Chair (The back frame gets glued up and the chair comes together)
There are some jobs that must be done as you go along; they will be very difficult to do once the back frame is glued up.Unfortunately, I am one of those people who must see results and can’t wait indefinitely to see a frame going together. Apart from the fact that I think someone said “A decision deferred is a decision well made” I have two excuses for this less than grown up behaviour.a) Sanding every square millimetre can be pointless if it turns out that there is a final curve or detai...
Well it seems the little battery powered lights I orginally put in the playhouse just are not enough. So I needed to add some additional light. I needed something my daughter could turn off easily. So we found a lamp on clearance and got rid of the (H.M.) shade and bought something a little nicer. A simple shelf bolted next to her loft with a place for some books, some Liquid Nail to attach the lamp and some extension chain added to the original in order to allow her to turn it on from the lo...
In this episode I go over how to safely use a tablesaw. A tablesaw is the heart of a woodshop and its also the most dangerous tool in your shop.
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 ...
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