<div> Click To Play </div> In this episode I talk about premium tools and a fire we had at one of our New York shops. I go over some of the top premium brands and is it really worth it to buy these tools. Intro: window shopper 50 cent
Tomorrow June 4, our scroll saw club will be participating again at the Milton Hershey Children Miracle Network Fair. This is something we do every year and draw great satisfaction from it. We donate items we made and all sales go to the Cancer Research fund for the Childrens center. We will have our saws set up and be cutting animals and puzzles that are handed out and given to children that come through the Fair. There is no grater feeling in the world then to give some of these kids a smal...
Welcome Fellow Lumberjock, I am writing this blog as a testament to the joy and simplicity of working with handtools. Handtools obviously require manual labor. But I am always up for burning off extra calories. Plus, in a handtool shop, I have no noise issues. I can listen to my favorite podcast or the football games on TV (on Sundays anyway). I also have no dust problems and don’t need a dust collection system. I feel it is also safer. The table saw, router, and such can bite ...
Every bench tool (with the possible exception of my drill press) required me to fine tune the tool before it was ready to use. Instructions for such requisite procedure were either included (as with the radial arm saw and the table saw) or readily available from a secondary source (my band saw). However, I’m new to owning and using a fine scroll saw, and detailed information was neither in the instruction manual nor readily available. Therefore, I resorted to the Internet for research on h...
I am staining red oak. Have experienced bleeding after I have wiped the stain off 4 times. What should I do? Lighter coats of stain repeated 2 or 3 times. Thanks
I’ve spent the last few days flattening and thicknessing and dimensioning all the lumber for this project. It seems so simple with Norm Abrams does it. Alas, not so when I do it. I managed through it mostly. I have a few pieces that are 8 inches wide, and I only have a 6” jointer. And, of course, those wider pieces happened to have a ton of twist to it. So, I busted out the brand new 100-year-old scrub plane that my dad gave me recently (which I had just sharpened). I was amaz...
Before I get to the top, I left off in my last post on this build with the tricky addition of the dust port to the back of the router table. This would have been a lot easier if I had completed this step prior to attaching the back to the case, but it just didn’t happen that way. To get started on the dust port, I taped it in place on a thin piece of pine… Using a flush trim bit in my router I create the template I need to cut the hole in the back… After pos...
The last couple of weeks, I have learned how lazy I had become as a Woodworker, having had a workshop which had just about every tool a hobby Woodworker could wish for, and then going to nothing and having to start again, has made me realise how lucky I was, and also how blasé I had become. The last couple of weeks, I decided to ‘improve’ my table saw top, by putting in a second dado rail, fitting inserts for the saw blade, and making a cross-cut sled, simple you might think! ...
Hi guys here is a short video of the jig, cutting a mortise. http://youtu.be/xQUMznm5clQ have fun in the shop.
I was trying to tidy up again as our house is getting lots of clutter, mainly from me bringing home stray pieces of timber I find. I thought I had better look very closely at my stash of recycled timbers. I had heaps so I pulled out about 28 pieces of various lengths and dimensions I ran them through on the table saw to true them up and then commenced thicknessing them. I ended up with enough stock to make the boxes. I then decided to add panels in the sides from more r...
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