Perfect Christmas gift for the wood worker in your life! All 4 pieces were bought brand new from the manufacturers and hardly used. All are like new and in perfect condition. 1. Rigid Table Saw- R4512 10” Professional Table Saw Retails $529.00 2. Hammer A3 31 310mm Joiner/Planer Retails $3227.00 3. Grizzly 2HP Dust Collector G05482 Retails $415 4. Grizzly Drum Sander G0457 Retails $654 Selling all 4 pieces for $3400 Please contact me with any qu...
Does any LJ understand the method of construction or demonstrate how this Inlay strip is manufactured ? Joe Lyddon and I have been discussing it and I must admit I was curious about it on the purchase day. Here is one of the replies Joe and I have been conversing about I had another look at the inlay veneer strip in an attempt to determine how it was made.I have a small hand held microscope I used to use for stamps, so using that I found the following Observations:Obs 1: It is d...
Quite a while back, I decided my little townhouse needed a proper dining table, despite not actually having a proper dining room to put it in. I like to entertain friends and enjoy cooking as much as I do woodworking and wished to have somewhere for everyone to sit together. I had little room for a full size table and decided I wanted to build a drop leaf so I could stash the table against a wall or behind the couch and I ended up settling on an ambitious (delusional??) design based strongly ...
Here’s a review of the Milwaukee Fastback II utility knife. Not very exciting I know, but I love this knife.
material is cold-rolled steellength is 12” height 1.125” thick 5/16cut to length my design calls for 12” long now before i do any cutting i try to do lay out on the parts then i use some kind of lay out toolsmy choices is calipertry squareadjustable squarescribe of some sort (carbide) wood be niceafter the lay out i center punch where i would be drilling holes then i mount it on my viseand i always try to use a center drill firsti drill all the prick punch i ...
More of the build for the Ultimate China Cabinet [prior photos]. I made heavy use of my Kreg Jig for this project along with a Rockler Shelf Jig. The carcass is made from birch plywood and the base is made of select pine purchased from Home Depot. Base uses t-nut levelers and provides a flat level surface to mount the carcasses. —wish I had purchased the Kreg HD jig prior as it would have been more applicable for the base. Most of the plywood breakdown was done on my assembly t...
The next step was to drill the mounting holes in the top edge of the BT. I decided to use the holes already tapped for the vertical bearing, and and 2 more on each BT besides. So I just evenly spaced 2 more holes,marked, drilled and tapped all 10 trucks. I can’t believe I did not take any pictures of the top of the truck.But here is the picture of the bottom edge to refresh your memory. Next I cut a piece of 1/2” aluminum 6” X 12” and layed out and drilled the ...
(Edited) Looks like I forgot to link to the actual video. Sorry! Inspiration courtesy of Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. That link has free plans so you can make one yourself. I didn’t follow the plans to the letter, I watched the video once with my daughter and just kinda winged it from memory, so astute viewers might note that a few details are off. When my almost five year old is “helping”, I don’t exactly have the same focus and time to make somethin...
I spent 3-4 hours this weekend poring over photos and videos of the original piece in situ. This is one of the appealing pleasures of Greene & Greene work and definitely one that feeds into my natural tendency for puzzles and rocket scientistism. Overall, the dimensions are not too far removed from the original which is fantastic in terms of not having to re-calculate proportioning to keep everything in check. The area the cabinet will be fitted within is 1640mm (64-1/2”) wid...
Discontent is the key to success, not satisfaction. To do more than you did before is what creation is about. To do the job better than the last time, to create something more special, or to walk new ground. This is what comes from our seasons of discontent. If we say to ourselves, I have learned enough. I am now the master of my craft, you have lost touch with that spark that keeps us creating. Satisfaction doesn’t spur us to do more. It leads us only to the couch. Keep trying to do be...
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