I am moving my shop from a crowded 2 car garage to a real shop I recently bought a home with a large 1/3 acre lot and plenty of room for a shop. The shop will feature a cement slab with driveway access and wood frame structure 18’ X 26’ a 8’ roll up door, standard man door, 2 windows, framed hole for window AC, insulated vaulted ceiling,scissor truss design, insulated walls with wood siding, sheetrock interior walls. plenty of 110 & 220 power all around, floor and ceiling included. I have...
Continuing the Lesson’s Learned Theme: I used mitered joints for my Mom’s jewelry box that I completed last weekend. Moving on to my wife’s box, I decided to up the level of the craftsmanship and use half-blind dovetails to join the box sides. I went to my PC Dovetail jig to do this. I have very limited time logged with this jig, so I had to refer to the manual for setup as it has been a while. Here are a couple things that I would have liked to have known prior to th...
Well, I’m back. The computer burped and was in the shop for a few days. I took some photos of the shop and wanted to photograph my latest project but the camera went to Hawaii with daughter Julie, to photograph a wedding. Thanks to everyone who tryed to help me with the pictures in my computer. As it turned out I had to un-install the printer I was using so I just re-installed my old one and re-worked the photos the way they got that way in the first place. So I’ve posted some mo...
During the design process lasted 6 generations of sketchup designs. The final model (which doesn’t include some decorative details and is 10cm taller than the final build) is now available online. Google Warehouse
The following is my second post at Discovering Wood, posted concurrently here at Lumberjocks: I guess that I should tell you a little about me. First and foremost, I am an avid woodworker. Like I mentioned in my first post, I have been working with wood for more than 25 years (and I’m only forty!). I started back in high school with a scrollsaw, in Dad’s shop, during the heyday of country décor, cutting goose shapes from pine for my Mom’s craft business. It paid quite well, and, as it ...
Details in my personal blog here: http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-delta-dj-20-restoration-part-3.html
I am in the market for a dove tail jig that I can joint 20 inch box sides and ends together. I have read about a few, and would like some feed back on what works and what may be a good investment. I must not be a great craftsman, for I don’t want to cut joints by hand. I would even be interested in buying one, if there is something for sale, and I thought I would like it. Thanks for your help. I’m open to all info. BigD1
I’ve been wood working for a few years now and during that time have found enough wood to fill my shelves and bins to their capacity. I have a moderate hobby work shop in my garage with a bit of inventory. I estimate about 1800 bf of wood and 30 different species at present. I’ve purchased lumber from commercial stores specializing in wood working (very expensive) but sometimes you want or need what they have, over the Internet from a lumber wholesaler in Victoria BC (less expensi...
Here is the progress of the violin restoration as the continuation of this blog. In the process, the need for making the ribs of this violin is a must. After several try of bending the wood, there is no way but to make a jig that will hold the steamed wood while it is hot. So here are some of the photos: I made this using a two boards cut into shape of 3/4 inch plywood and laminated together. That was too thick. I realized later that the correct thickness is just one and 1/4 inch so ...
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