Well, I haven’t gotten much done on the shop remodel since i first posted. I can heat the shop but the temperature has been so very cold that hunkering down with netflix is what ends up happening lately. I did do some sheetrock taping after I got the bench out and I do have plywood and mdf waiting on saw horses to be cut up for the new assembly table and table saw base. But, I did get my order of swivel 3” wheels with brakes from harbor freight. After looking at Dusty's review ...
Welcome to my first project and blog. I am new to woodworking, well kind off, I have done some small projects back about 12 – 15 years ago. After having the tools in storage for 10 years I am getting back in and have acquired new-to-me tools. First I would like to say that this was not what I had planned for my router table. While I was looking for ideas for my simple Router Table (RT) I came across zzzzdoc set up and immediately my plans changed, I went from a stand alone cabinet to...
The main project currently in my shop is my nesting tables. My wife and I have them stained. I working on varnishing. I’m using a wipe-on poly before assembly. It is time consuming and I can only do a few of the parts at a time. So, while I’m between coats, I’ve been puttering around with a side project. I saw this at a restaurant. It is an American flag made out of painted baseballs. I thought I’ll make a smaller version using ping pong balls. I found cheap balls ...
So This is my first in what i’m sure will be a long line of upgrades to my Delta 36-725 table saw. A zero clearance insert. I decide to make this out of 3/4” King StarBoard® HDPE (though I could have used 1/2” in retrospect). A few reasons for this. First of all, I live in South Florida, keep my saw in an un-air conditioned garage, and it gets humid down here. So I wanted something that will be impervious to humidity. This stuff is naturally slippery, and can really take ...
Last weekend, I joined a couple other sawdust junkies on a trip to the Wood Expo (aka the Peachtree tool sale). Among the displays and demonstrations, there were 4 companies selling CNC routers, and one selling a laser engraver. I think these things are totally cool and the work they can do is pretty amazing. One of the guys with me actually owns a Shark machine and I’ve used it a few times to engrave letters into special projects, but I really don’t have any desire to get one for...
Firstly sorry for the very late update, but between having to travel up and down from South Africa to Botswana and having to rebuild a new lodge amongst elephants (see photo) I haven’t really had much time to even think about this blog. I got back to the farm excited to get going on the project and quickly identified a few trees that had the right size and shape. But being my first serious project and not wanting to cut down a perfectly good tree only ruin it, I went in search of one...
The panels on this nightstand are only 1/4” thick, so I re-sawed them to save wood and bookmatch the grain. Edge gluing this thin is tricky, but doable with a few cauls. I don’t think I’ll do 1/4” panels in the future. It looks fine, but it’s light and has a tinny sound rather than a solid “thunk” when you tap it. I think on future projects, I’ll keep it at least 3/8” thick and backcut a rabbet to provide some needed heft. The thi...
Art-full Wood Beauties ....my passion for wood, is the evident re-turning of a souls imagination, that has seen into the grains of all good, having declared there is a place of spirit knowing no-limitation…. ....my place of substance comes from before my beginning, and as i am now played out before the eyes of other’s, so also will be the moments of my endless giving, while ages roll past as i am drawn into the eternal ether’s…. ....and then there came th...
Wooden Throne’s of Power —-it takes two, to make as one.... ....his and hers to sit side be-side, hers and his to share their moments of bliss, hers to confide the years they’ve shared, his to remember her beauty of now, ——and as the years roll on—-their shared forest thrones of to-getherness.... —by flp ——————————————————R...
From my blog: Progress! The table top is back, cut to final length, and sanded (sorry, no chance to take photos of my friend’s amazing shop). I beveled the edges, using a table edge bit for the topside, and a small, 1/8-inch roundover for the bottom side. Routing the top bevel free-hand requires much care and concentration, as this bit is large: The bevel profile: I am very pleased with the overall appearance of this table top. The bevel will provide a much bett...
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