My sister and I commissioned a lady to paint a picture of my moms old home place where she was born and raised. This is also the house that my grandmother lived in until she was 96 years old before moving into assisted living where she lived for another 6 years. The house is still in the family but over the past couple of years it has gone thru some major renovations including new windows and alot more. My sister and I were able to get one of the old original windows off of my cousin who now ...
Excuse the multi posts but I am just so fracking ECSTATIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Grizzly Table Saw is Working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooo Hooo Oh yeah do a little dance shake that rump yeah!!!!! Amazing how easy things are to fix. I swear a year ago I would have looked at my Grizzly Table Saw for $275 and said “Oh my god what a piece of junk! No Way I would even take it for free!”. My goodness how things can change in a year. Beat u...
I used Naval Jelly to remove the heavier rust. Then I used WD-40 with some 400 grit sandpaper.In this pic I have a layer of WD-40 floating on the top. I figure I’d let it sit like that until I get back to it.
So I have went to the lumber yard and picked up a couple of shorts. Now I have decided that I have a couple things I want to make. I am going to make 2 laptop lap trays and a box for myself. I have had my shop for a year, three days ago. That is when we bought our house and I “claimed” the garage. :-) . Those with wives know what I mean, although my wife is extremely supportive in my pursuit of a functioning shop. So today I am going up to the local library with my younge...
Hello Jocks I am looking for advise on Lathes . I want to get into turning as I did some turning in school and loved it. But my shop is a basement shop so I must be able to carry / drag down to the basement. I am not counting out used lathes I just don’t know whats decent. I want to be about to turn pens, bowls ,bats. So from small projects to mid sized is what I am thinking. Now is 1/2 big enough for 11” ~12” bowls. The lathe I used in the past was 3 hp delta / Rockwell. I...
The other day on craigslist I found an ad for “2 old planes”. The pictures we bad but one of them looked like a smaller bedrock so I contacted the guy and he told me that the one was a bedrock which he had never heard of. “too bad it’s not a Stanley, those are valuable” he informed me. The other was a craftsman. He wanted 15 for both, so I picked them up. The craftsman is a number 6, and I am not sure what I will do with it. The bedrock looked promising at first,...
Workshop Development #61: Been a while. Starting to get the sheet rock on the walls. Planning the next stages.
I’ve been busy, so I haven’t been in my shop much lately, well that’s not exactly true, but it IS true that I haven’t gotten done what I want to yet. After scheduling the time to get a rented hoist, then discovering the hoist won’t work for holding drywall up against the studs while I start the screws, I got a helping hand from my lovely bride, who could only go so far with it. I need to get some volunteers to help me out here! Long story short, we wrestled...
These are the “french style” similar to the ones that Bob Rozaieski, http://www.logancabinetshoppe.com/ demonstrated on his podcast.
I have to thank the winter weather we had yesterday for a 2 day weekend! Sweet! First one I’ve had in a while! The job I’m on right now is a little behind so my company has had us working 6 8 hour days a week for the past 4 or 5 months, and just this week we went to 4 10 hour days (Monday-Thursday) and 2 8 hour days (Friday and Saturday) taking us up to 56 hours a week. Makes for a loooooong week, but it will definitely help pay the bills (Not to mention the $70 a week I use in ga...
Just a video i made to give a better understanding of the basics of dust collection. Blast gates, machine hook ups, pipe layouts, and chip catch bins. Detailed explanation of my basic shop set up and the eveloution of what took me years to figure out. click on this link to watch vid from you tube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wYd7W9l_Y
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