Side Rails will be redwood 2×6 and a 2×4 glued up. Wasn’t my first choice but I did have the wood already. If I beat up the tops that bad.. I’ll probably just glue one some hardwood… or… make another one. :) I found 2 of these beams in the dumpster at my work. These will be my legs. They measure about 8.5 inches wide by 2 3/8… they were 42 inches long. First cut into one of the beams… Wow.. looks very pretty… almost wish I wasnt u...
Got the support rack glued up and weight tested. Watch the video to pick up a few tips and tricks to getting it flat and square. This has been a really fun project so far! Let’s hope it works and can be useful for myself and for others!
I just ordered the Vega PRO 50 Table Saw Fence System for my rigid table saw. I have been wanting a new, better fence for years. The factory fence always gave me headaches. No matter what I did it would not hold square to the blade and to make it worse it would creep over time towards the blade. After yesterday’s kick back, albeit not related to the fence, I had to address the risks of having another kick back and its potential outcome.I have been shopping around and researching fe...
Well, the trees still stand due to rain. Monday we cancelled the removal. Tuesday we cancelled the removal. Thursday is the next date the “Tree People” could commit to, so we will see. I can tell you that on Tuesday night at 8 P.M. it is raining hard and soon I will have to look for those big ship anchors to weight my house down! The water table is two shovels deep in these parts so “ponds” well up easily. In fact, there is a formal Florida Retention Pond behind my property. I guess the w...
I am needing to find a pattern for making a shadow box for my military awards with a US flag on top of it. But I have hade no luck in finding the pattern that I need if anyone has any ideas please let me now.
This is a work in progress. Not from me but my youngest daughter. Every once in a while one of my two daughters will come to work with me. They have their own work shirt and tool belt. I asked my youngest daughter what she was building and she told me a trampoline. I assume this is because I have asked for one for the last several years and my wife will not let Santa bring one. I think I like this one better anyway. What is the elasticity of oak? I’ll keep you posted on th...
Michigan LumberJocks, I decided to get one more plug in for the Picnic in Grand Rapids, MI. It is May 16th starting around noon. (or so). Russel will be here and DHG will also be here. If ya show up I have a commemorative gift for ya. Tearen is also dropping some stuff off for us to pick through and I also have some wood that you can sift through. Hope to see ya here.
Ok bear with me here, I just had this idea and I’m trying to crystalize it while I type (and its too cold in the shop to experiment)...Ok first of all, one of the first things I made for myself when I started woodworking was a set of straightedge guides for my circular saw and router. A wide chunk of 3/4” MDF with a MDF fence glued on top, and trimmed the edges to get a nice straight guide. Well, in hindsight that was a bad idea, for one thing the motor for my skilsaw rides abov...
Well I often feel guilty about not getting back to write more about working in the can. But the truth is I have a busy life and sometimes, I just let it slip by because there is just not enough time in the day. I spent the last two weeks battling a virus on the home computer, which was not detected by my McAfee software even though I pay them a yearly subscription fee to protect 3 computers on my network. I won’t go into details, but after 6 scans by Malwarebytes, and several Microso...
I tend to use hand tools when I can. This is primarily because I like working that way. Quieter, less dust, more feel for what I am doing. And more satisfaction for some reason. But I am not dedicated to it per se, I just enjoy it. Not having all of the larger machines a typical shop would have – in this case a table saw – I often find myself needing to square the long edge of a board. So I began using planes to do this. For larger boards I will use a jointer with a fence attac...
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