Now that the seat is all set up its time to form it. I placed the old seat right over the new one as a template. I then sanded the edges with the ROS with various grits (40, 80, 120) to get it smooth. Using the original seat for measurements I marked out where the seat is to be scooped. The arrows indicate the direction of the slope. I do not have a “seat scooper” so I will be using a plunge router making numerous deepening passes and chisels to make the rough shape of th...
The before: and the after: To recap, the whole reason behind this madness was to reduce the area between the outfeed table / workbench and the wall. That area has been the bane of my existence since the day I laid out the shop. It’s always been a dead area in the shop, lots of wasted space. So today, it’s a little less wasted space. Added a new blast gate. This is where I set up the planer so I will now have a much sorter hose to feed the planer. I’ll a...
A few weeks have passed since i initially glued up the counter tops. Now it was time to start building the base and tying the cabinets together. My dad offered to come over for a day and help with anything i needed and i couldn’t say no to that! We planed and ripped all the boards to give it a new fresh edge and dress things up a little. First we attached a cleat to each side of the cabinet and used some lag bolts for a secure hold.We initially thought about using plywood to tether ...
Bill Pentz makes a strong case for the need of a perimeter fence, to constrain the “cloud” of dusty air with in the “suck zone” (my terminology) of the down draft table. So I wanted to incorporate one into my design. But since I’m using the surface primarily as an out-feed table, the fence needs to be either removable or better yet, needs to fold up out of the way. So I’ve laid out the design with the end walls hinged to the longer back wall, and the...
Hey All. Just passing along an internet connection to cable news streaming that I listen to during time in my shop. It ran all day yesterday without interuption. It appears to have been around for at least a couple of years and I have used it for about 6 mo now with no problems. It is actual live CNN, fOX, or what ever flavor you prefer. Pretty cool, I think anyway. BaqiWorld.com. (once you get past that first commercial your good to go)I am retired and have absolutly no connection to...
An interesting series of block planes in which the base, and often other components are made of steel – formed using a combination of stamping press and punch press. They were touted as “indestructible”. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/the-block-planes-of-superheroes-part-1/
Romantic Imagery of a Creative Mind ....this thing we call life is but a granular drop in the sand bucket of ageless time, where as i walked in the fog of a frosty forest mist, there came the appearance of those wood spirits calling out as follow me, till in my waundering o’er glens of mossy trails i spied a log to sit a spell…. —-time passes with bleating sounds of seconds and hours, and all around me i looked at the trees who stood their ground, these are the knowing...
Well, I was considering what to put down in digital ink next and decided on a few different things. I wanted to talk about the guns that I use first.I have six guns in use at any given time. Sometimes I have multiple projects all with unique colours. I have one good quality gun. It’s a Devilbiss with a 1 litre cup. I also have a Lemmer and the other four are low quality Husky brand from Home Depot. All my guns are gravity fed and have 1/2 liter cup except for the Devilbiss.I...
Today I had Christmas with my sons. Good to have them all together at one time. I made thier girlfriends pens and ornaments. They liked them very much. Today I started another wooden lock. Not quite sure what kind of wood it is. A friend gave me an old shipping skid, So I cleaned it up and checked for nails. Then planed down a few pieces for the lock front and back, I think it is hickory but not sure. I know it is very hard.
someone asked what does PGBCCA after my name mean PG= Prince GeorgeBC= British ColumbiaCA= CAnada
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