Here are some pictures of the 5 1/4 I bought off of e-bay. I did clean it up a bit. Still long way to go. My camrea is not very good – had to take about 2 or 3 hundred pictures to get these 4. Really need a new cameria. :-( Hopefully you can see what I have. I also was able to get a Dunlap which is not shown here. It has a broken lever. So will be looking for a new part. By the way. These pictures are huge. I use photobucket and have had no luck figuring out how...
There has been a lot going on here, so the blog was the one thing that had to be cut back on. We are reaching the end of this topic, so if you have any questions that I might answer, I can add a couple of entries. I have to start turning some bowls to get ready for next summers shows. We touched on promoters in the last entry. Most promoters are frustrated artists that know they can put on a better show than the promoter they are currently with. I work a lot with one of these. But she came...
So I got the Mast-R-Lift in place and did some tweaking of the leveler screws to get it flush with the top. Next I needed to think about the fence. I know that I will be able to use my TS fence, but I have this Rockler fence floating around from my old drill press table. As far as I can tell, this is the same as their router table fence just a little smaller. I think it will work fine for my purposes and I can always modify it later if need be. Here I routed the channel for the T b...
So right now I am just doing a little easy 6×6x6 box for my girlfriend. I’m using poplar and I am going to paint it and maybe felt the inside of it. She’s in college and recently joined a sorority and i thought I would cobble together a little box and paint with Tri-Sigma Greek lettering, colors and symbol. In this case I’ve chosen the sail boat over the skull and cross bones. More to come….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz0cog7BHKA In this video I go over how to cut the dividers and the side panels and the back. I stack cut the dividers on the jig saw because you get better results when you stack cut. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
Now that the seat is all set up its time to form it. I placed the old seat right over the new one as a template. I then sanded the edges with the ROS with various grits (40, 80, 120) to get it smooth. Using the original seat for measurements I marked out where the seat is to be scooped. The arrows indicate the direction of the slope. I do not have a “seat scooper” so I will be using a plunge router making numerous deepening passes and chisels to make the rough shape of th...
The before: and the after: To recap, the whole reason behind this madness was to reduce the area between the outfeed table / workbench and the wall. That area has been the bane of my existence since the day I laid out the shop. It’s always been a dead area in the shop, lots of wasted space. So today, it’s a little less wasted space. Added a new blast gate. This is where I set up the planer so I will now have a much sorter hose to feed the planer. I’ll a...
A few weeks have passed since i initially glued up the counter tops. Now it was time to start building the base and tying the cabinets together. My dad offered to come over for a day and help with anything i needed and i couldn’t say no to that! We planed and ripped all the boards to give it a new fresh edge and dress things up a little. First we attached a cleat to each side of the cabinet and used some lag bolts for a secure hold.We initially thought about using plywood to tether ...
Bill Pentz makes a strong case for the need of a perimeter fence, to constrain the “cloud” of dusty air with in the “suck zone” (my terminology) of the down draft table. So I wanted to incorporate one into my design. But since I’m using the surface primarily as an out-feed table, the fence needs to be either removable or better yet, needs to fold up out of the way. So I’ve laid out the design with the end walls hinged to the longer back wall, and the...
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