After my grandmother passed away this fall her children decided to sell her property, including my grandfathers old workshop. He and his brother built boats and furniture there, and although most of the tools are gone, there was an old massive glue press up on the attic. I guess the sheer size have scared anyone from taking it. It was six wooden frames of 4×4 timber, with 4 screws in each frame. Luckily I discovered that the frames was not attached to each other, as I always assumed (as ...
I thought I would immediately clean this miter box up and apply some paint to keep it from rusting, but I didn’t. I finally did it and the pictures are below. I made a new handle, base and top from some leftover cherry. I removed all the gunk and rust with Jasco rust remover. I then spay painted it with black rustoleum. After that I polished all the bare metal parts with a buffer. I accidentally cleared the black off of the nameplate, you can still see the miter box information, b...
Pictures of making the cutterbar rotor. Also three pictures of making a small center jig. Thanks for watching
Well, the weekend was slow. My dear wife went to yard sales with a friend on Saturday morning and they did not get back until after lunch. Of course, I got to spend time with my boys while they were out. By the time they got back I felt like the day was over enough that I did not get much done. I did get the drawer for the sharpening cabinet built and hung. That is some progress, just not the progress I wanted to see. Oh well, it will eventually get done. Sunday was not much better. ...
It is hard to believe that we have another weekend under our belts! But with the mornings getting cooler and the darkness lasting a little longer each day, it is hard to forget that the beautiful summer weather is giving way to autumn. Time surely passes quickly when we are busy! Yesterday I spent the day with Keith updating the site and getting out my bi-weekly newsletter. We changed all the sales on our Pattern Specials page and we added another new pattern that Keith created. This tim...
It is hard to believe that it is Wednesday already. As usual, time is going by faster than I would like. After some much cooler weather over the past weekend, we were reminded that winder is close on our heels. I know that people don't want to think about that, but it is going to arrive whether we think about it or not, so it is best to prepare the best we can for things and do what we can to make those long months pleasant. After seeing snow flurries this past Sunday, I realized th...
Echo-Friendly Habitat//Furniture Building ....and so as we continue to search and re-fine a name for a website, let us not get caught in a ‘wooden’ box of our own making and in so doing, fail to gather and draw from the world around us, all that is fast becoming ‘echo friendly’. One of the things to consider today is; are we as woodworkers fast becoming a relic of the past, due in time to go the ways of other dinosaurs that could not merge with what is happening...
Here is a update of mom’s Shaker Style Dresser with pic, I got the top, sides and bottom runner glue up. I use pocket screws with the bottom runner so it will have added strength. Now I have a basic case to work from now. Now I have to build the rest of the runners and add a plywood back. But I aint sure what size plywood to use for the back.
Last spring I helped clean out the loft in an old barn on my Grandparents farm. the barn is getting old and starting to sag. My Grandpa had a huge stash of lumber up in the loft that he milled himself about 50 years ago when he used to have his own portable saw mill. (Sadly it burned in a forest fire) Most of the lumber was no good anymore and went to the burn pit, but I salvaged a fair pile My Grandpa had no use for the wood anymore and let me take it. I finally got it back to my place th...
Since I was out of the office today I didn’t get to work on my Unisaw again… well maybe just for a minute. I can’t work on it again today. La Jolla can wait two minutes… Painting the bracket again. I stopped at Rockler A matter of personal preference. The thing about recording videos with your iPhone is that if you get a call it just stops recording in mid-sentence. This paint is too gray. I think I will have to buy a can from Delta.
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