I got a Grizzly 6” jointer (G0452) for Christmas. I thought I’d share my experiences so far with the shipping and setup. (I’ll post a full review after I’ve used the jointer for a while.) My thanks to all of you LJ’s who responded to my post last week asking about the shipping and setup for this jointer. It was shipped UPS Freight, and I elected to pick it up at the terminal rather than have it delivered to the house. UPS said they could help me load it in...
Every day a guilty pleasure is opening up the latest Contemporist email showing the latest in architectural and design niceties, most of which I’ll never be able to afford but which definitely provide a lot of inspiration. They had a kitchen on there this week that had, in my humble opinion, a very out of place feature on the countertop. Granted, this is a great looking vise – I’m just not sure what it’s being used for in this situation. Hopefully others here you...
With my construction background it was only natural for me to pay special attention to some of the unique construction techniques from years past. This is a unfinished end of a house. Oh yes, they do have lumber yards! Some of the woodwork was beyond one’s imagination.
Well i started off research by examining the furniture we have (as well as friends’). There are several fun tutorials on instructables.Then i moved on to the recommendations from my 1st post in this series. I really like the idea of a morris-couch. It may end up looking similar to the project post on rockler’s site. We went to Half Price books and bought some random furniture books and a couple of upholstery guides. As soon as it gets warmer i plan on getting out in the garage ...
My lid for my bench has a large knot hole with a check in it. So I had put some filler in it and have been waiting for over a week for it to dry.Its still damp.So I went to work on the joinery on the rails. I had a fellow lj make a suggestion that the layout of the tails did not give the appearance of hand cut. So I cut them off and chose a tighter layout.The new layout was almost to tight for my 1/8 chisel to get through. I still haven’t got used to the way my new saw tracks.Now I have...
This weekend LOML did something bit different, she more or less gave me all the time I needed to actually get things done in the shop. What is doubly frightening is that after cleaning, organizing, sweeping, and tossing out a full 64 gallon trash container, and 2 contractor bags full of shavings, debris, and unrelated trash, I still have a LONG way to go before my shop is actually anything close to clean… I simply let it get too dirty to be a good thing… But with projects on hold...
I was able to get to the garage today as a request for a new shelf for the kitchen was in. While there I saw some cutoff pieces of mahogany that I had piled up from the past 2 projects, and saw 4 legs hidden in those waiting to come out to life. I had wanted to put legs on this box from the get go but wasn’t set on a design that I liked and was mentally blocked with it. I decided to make 3 1.5” x 1.5” x 1” legs and just chamfer the bottoms – just to have so...
To access various machines and far corners of the shop I rely on the mobile base of my dust extractor. With a planned upgrade to a fixed cyclone, to avoid the hassle of moving around the extractor and to allow multiple machines to be attached, I’m planning a major ducting upgrade. There are several options to run ducting the most common is PVC storm water piping, metal ducting, long lengths of flex hose, and all manner of home made solutions. Being my nature I chose to explore wh...
Well it has been a long time since I added an entry to my blog so I thought that I would continue updating my progress on the two shaker end tables I am building. Now that I have a biscuit joiner and a dovetail jig I was able to make the drawers and have been doin pretty good. I have changed the design so I can cover up the end grain as best I could and decided to put on a walnut bread-board edge.The drawer sides and back have to put the pins in the front still and mill the grove for the bott...
Well I have decided to challenge myself this year in order to work at my woodworking more and get my shop in order.. yeah, yeah I know I was suppose to be doing that as part of ShopQuest 2010. But, really I am going to do this this year, and to keep me on track I have decided to post a blog each week in order keep motivated. Some of the blogs may be posted as projects but more then likely not all of them. I have a few shop ideas I am planning to work on including a parts storage cabinet and a...
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