When I got married over eight years ago my wife came along with a rather large, white desk, complete with a missing front drawer. As the story goes, this desk was once in the Swedish embassy and was taken home by my mother-in-law when it was no longer needed (probably 25 years ago now). She wanted a white desk, so she painted it. The pictures show some of the condition after many years and moves—a significant cup in the top, the aprons twisted over half an inch. I was all ready to b...
There’s no such thing.! You need to buy the kit for the larger Triton router and then call HTC (new Triton owner) and ask them for the adapter bushing that lets you not have to mount the oversized base plate that comes with the guide kit. Don’t let them charge you for this. They shoud have provided it in the kit or, better yet, make a kit that’s designed for the 2 1/4 router. Just a nuisance. AND here’s another problem with the template guide setup in general: W...
Will post full reviews of both systems later, but just wanted to drop a note. The Nova Vacuum Adaptor gets a thumbs down. It works in conjunction with the handwheel. Didn’t work with a shop vac, didn’t work with my vacuum pump. I spent all kinds of time making custom fittings for it. Still no go. The bearing is just too leaky. Maybe if I slathered the whole thing with some grease, but I am tired of messing with this thing. The Hold Fast Universal Vacuum Adaptor gets a hearty...
Phillipe has been competitive all of his young life. From the time he was in play school, he always wanted to have the tallest block castle or be the last one left in the spelling bee. Some found him to be too competitive, but most saw him as someone who was destined to be enterprising and successful. Now he was a teen and on this cold winter day he is bound and determined to build the best snowman ever. Never mind that little snowman on the other side of the pond -HIS snowman would be ...
Dealing with Objections Part 2 Often times when selling, we encounter other objections than price objections or the customer wanting time to think about the purchase. What do you do if you get a downright “No” when you close the sale? Or what if the customer is reluctant to change the status quo? Maybe your competition is a larger better equipped shop and your prospect has objections to your capabilities or lead times. What...
It may be 90 degrees here in the Chicago suburbs, but that is no excuse to stay out of the garage! Today I started work on the mobile drawers to match the two desks I previously built. Each unit will be four drawers, each utilizing 3/4 drawer extensions and lockable casters. The goal is for me today is to start the side panels. Each will be pine with an MDF core. When completed, it will look much like a cabinet door (for now). Dado set with the ZCI and sacrificial fence: The boar...
This a jig I made for a buddy. He makes the paracord survival bracelets.
Hey folks! Names John/Jay/JC … Call me anything but Shirley, and really even thats fine. I’m the owner and only (also best) employee of JC4 Woodworking in TI New York. I decided today i would start one of these new fashioned bloggy things. I’ve always thought of keeping a journal and I figured “Hey, why don’t i do one on here!” So here we are. Hopefully entertaining you and enlightening other new woodworkers with tips and ideas i pick up along the way. I...
This past weekend I did a pretty massive and ridiculously stressful glue up. It wasn’t as bad as I’m making it sound but with how long I’ve been working on this chest of drawers, I just wanted it to come out square and solid. I’m pleased to announce that I was successful. Because of the magnitude of this glue-up, I didn’t bother taking any pictures. The biggest part was gluing the outer frame with the panels in place, and then while all of that was safely clamped...
This is a smaller cousin to the regular-sized cajón. Read more about this project and download free plans here. _Edit: it looks at though embedding videos on LJ hasn’t been working for the past two weeks. If you would like to see this video here’s the direct link: http://youtu.be/JWzItOXC5yI_
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