Well, the day is over and the install is not complete, but I only have about three hours to go. I have to finish the top and the end stiles need to be cut to size and put in place. Then I need to put the molding on and I may need to cut the adjustable shelves down a little bit more. They are not fitting as well as I had hoped. The good news is that the homeowner came by again today a couple of times and said she was really happy with the way things were looking. I still think deep down...
Hi I am getting ready to make the joinery for the legs and stretchers. I wonder if I should build the joint tight or leave some space for wood movement. The stretchers (tenon) are 5 inch in width by one inch tick. In the book, they call for a tight joint. I wonder what will happen when that 5 inch wide tenon expend in width. the legs are pretty beefy 3 by 5 inch thanks
just found this on craigslist for $125. seems to be in flawless condition. im surprised and happy to find it instead instead of the 1301 model i’ve been reading so much hate about! anyway, it’s a very welcome addition to my meager collection and will help dramatically I’m sure. i dont think i need to write a review about it, since so many abound and it’s not a new machine. but my initial impression of it is that it’s about as solid as it can be for its size. t...
For many of us, a decision regarding a stationary tool purchase comes down to Jet versus Delta. In my own case, Grizzly also gets some consideration and for others, Shop Fox, Steel City, or Powermatic may also be considered, but Jet and Delta are on virtually everyone’s list. I have no rational reason to be anti-Delta but, in general, I have favored Jet over Delta on most of my major purchases until today. I wanted a decent drill press to complete my workshop. Lowes was sellin...
Hello All, I had a great 4th of July. I did some woodworking, at some hot dogs, and then did some more woodworking. I have made it past the point where I goofed up the last attempt at making a tiny walnut box. This was exciting for me. I am on to the lid. There is still one major opportunity to screw this attempt up, but I am not going to worry about that right now, I am going to revel in my tiny victory. Happy Birthday USA http://su.pr/1EpqDz Brian p.s. Thanks for all the h...
The sun finally came out after it rained! Click here to see the shots of 12-16-10... It just occurred to me… I may have made a mistake here… Hey, the TREES (Palm Trees) are wood! That’s wood working in the wind! :)
This year I have decided to get back into wood working . I have not done wood working since I was 14 and I am 40 now . My first project is a clock . The last project I made when I was 14 was a clock so I decided to pick up where I stopped and this will be like my last one with some changes like I am not going to put a drawer in it . The first pic is the one I did in high school and the second is the one I am doing now . I do not get to work on it much do to I am disabled but I love to make s...
the after shots…runs smoother now too. Hope you enjoy..
I have one working clamp and five in the last stages of finishing, so the journey has not quite ended, but it has progressed far enough for a final blog entry. I found this an interesting and satisfying journey with some knowledge gained and skills improved. Insights gained: 1) This journey took longer than I at first anticipated, but isn’t that part of life? Projects are almost always over budget and they take longer than planned. Fortunately I did not make a specific budget ...
Hi, I´m new here. I´m from Germany and live here in Orlando, FL, since April this year. My husband is doing woodturning since we have been here. I would like to learn working with wood: to build a big bookcase, a table, a writing desk, ....When I was a child my father taught me the basic use of saw, file, plane, etc. Does everyone know someone in this area here around Orlando who could help me and teach me? Thank you very much, germankarin
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