I started out making the Crosscut Sled as in ShopNotes Vol.17, #99… Page 24. I was doing OK, except that the one in the magazine was made for a Right Tilt Blade…... Mine is a Left Tilt; therefore, I dropped many of the features that I liked and it resulted in more of a straight vanilla Sled. It does have an extension that can be added for longer material… Here are the pictures taken…
The final installment of the Hutch with buffet build Thank you all for following along.
I’ve discovered throughout the Internet that often times customers are a bit confused or disheartened when selecting a moisture meter and even more so when it comes time to use it. So I’ve gather a bit of “quick tips” that I hope will help users faced with a pinless moisture meter. What is a pinless moisture meter and why use it? A pinless wood moisture meter is a reliable, non-invasive way to assess moisture content (MC) to ensure stable, lasting wood strength a...
Introduction I have mainly been a power tool woodworker, but at some point chisels and planes begin to seem useful. In particular, I don’t want to buy a power planer. I already had a small block plane and some chisels from my Dad, and one I bought, that need work. I never liked hand tools like these because they seem so difficult to use. Well, of course they are not, so long as they are properly sharpened, but I have never done that. I also own some nice kitchen knives that could...
Vintage wooden planes from Europe aren’t that common in North America, but when you do find one, identifying where it came from can be an interesting adventure. Below is a small study on identifying a plane, and some resources on European planes. Identifying European wooden planes
I’ve been looking for a band saw for quite a while now. I’ve shopped new, searched Craigslist and Ebay, drooled over some, scoffed at others. Trying to find a good buy for my money is not a very easy thing to do. I’m always at least a little disappointed with the shortcomings of what I can afford or get the boss to spend money for. He had me in the $200 range searching for a band saw and I looked at a few that could have been gems for the price had they been up to snuff with...
Heres some pics of the mid size round tool that I make. Same as the others, 3/8 square 1045 steel bar stock and black oxide coated to protect it and just because I think it looks cool. How they look after machining the pockets and grinding the tips round and beveling for clearance.How I like to angle them back so I can reach right in with the cutting edge and not rub the tool, and yet the cutter still has good support.As with all the tools I have made, I hand fit each cutter to each tool, ...
Ok – so I said that I was going to pick a project from one of my favorite books and then post my progress on line. So here we go. I’ve chosen as my first project a box from Doug Stowe’s book – Basic Box Making – A sliding top Pencil box. The first thing I decided about this project was that I wanted to cut the fingers on the router and not the table saw. The reasoning for this is that the two ends are very short and to hold the end against the fence I would eithe...
Hey guys! Taking advantage of the long weekend here in Canada, (so this was last weekend) I made a better base for my dremel. I was taking it apart to see why it was squeaking (trapped sawdust) when the idea hit me – drill the existing screw holes all the way through the body, and get a longer screw to hold the dremel together (like the old screws) and hold the dremel to the base. Well, I didn’t have a screw quite that long and thin, but I did have some short screws of the correct diameter. S...
I just finished burning the Led Zepplin IV cover onto some but it won’t be in the project section until tomorrow because my camera is dead. I’m thinking HIM or Megadeth for the next one. Or maybe a CKY one uhh who knows what I’ll do cause I don’t.lol. Bye the bye I just learned la grange by zz top. Comments,ideas,questions are welcome. Pat
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