I cut the gears as best I could… using a sprocket as a template, I traced the outline of 6 teeth onto some paper. I then traced it onto the clock. i didn’t have a drill press, or the right size bit, so I free-handed the holes, then used the band saw, and the dremel. It went back on the lathe to turn off the gouges I made with the drill, and to get a final sanding on the face. I used Minwax furniture wax. click on the image for a full sized version.and waxed:
How many of you just check the total and write a check when you get your credit card bills? BAD PRACTICE! I told all my clients to go over their receipts and check them against the bill every month. Why? Extreme example but true: I had a client who took my advice and went over his bills. No receipts, but few enough entries that he could remember what each charge was for. All that us except one. It was a charge for about $50 and it was from a company he didn’t know. It wa...
Good morning lumber jocks. I started my own business 3 1/2 years ago and I done alright with it but the one thing I haven’t done is try to build new things or more challegeing things. With my business I make beds of all sizes. Well I had a lady call me and asked me if I could make her two loft beds with a desk and a dresser under each one. At first I was thinking if I could make that for her. Then I thought yea I can how am I going to ever learn how to make some of those things lik...
I’ve been busy in the shop lately. I’ve built several tables and some other misc things for the house: floating top table from oak and walnut tea light holder from spalted maple But, none of that even compares to one of the best afternoons I’ve ever had in my shop. This project was handcrafted with the finest of care by me and my shop helper. It took hours to complete and is, in my humble opinion, my finest work ever: Jackson and I p...
Hi everyoneYou may remember that I did a complete restoration of a 1900 Hocking Valley cornsheller last year. That was a very interesting and challenging project and I enjoyed bringing back a little bit of history with the restoration. I did a video of the operation of the corn sheller and have received lots of comments from folks asking about the project. I recently received an e-mail from a gentleman in Mississippi who is interested in having me restore his cornsheller.This is a Hocking ...
I have had my scrollsaw items in a small shop for about a year. Done OK however not great. As I have posted I have considered other venues but till yesterday had not chosen one. Yesterday I made verbal commitment to take space in a “MALL” craft store. This location was a grocery store until converted into a craft mall. All kinds of product from old antiques to new hand made items. Based on the research I did this mall is very well traveled. I first found out about it from a fri...
There is so much enjoyment in the learning of different species of wood. Recently I was lucky enough to get some good advice from Peter Follansbee regarding spoon making and trying different woods. He said “Try anything (almost) – you get practice, you learn about timbers, and you get some good spoons, and some that might not hold up as well. Nothing to lose.” This is in fact a great opportunity to discover many new timbers and makes for an added education for the road of appreciating our ...
Day 1 Delivery of the first wood was received 3 200mm x 200mm x 3.6m solid british oak beams. These will form the front part of the structure. Since these beams weigh over 150kg each they were delivered using a forklift, and placed on some support braces on the floor great now to get started. Setup the centipede sawhorse sheet of plywood on top ok, 1 2 3 Lift, nope not even a budge now time for some smart thinking with materials on hand. One a frame ladder, climbing rope, and a boat winch. Sc...
Here’s part of a European c-face motor with damaged connectivewires coming off the winding. It’s rather a proprietary sort ofarrangement powering a slow-speed gearbox, so I have to figureout how to repair the wires or have the core rewound. Ugh.
We were very fortunate that the first 'blizzard' of the season wasn't as fierce as predicted. Oh – we got snow alright. And some pretty intense howling winds as well. It is hard to say how much we wound up with in the end, but I am thinking it averaged about a foot. With the wind so strong you can see grassy areas in places and the drifts are two feet high in others. Such is winter in Nova Scotia.I never mind the cold and snow. I much prefer it to the sometimes muggy he...
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