Just like the title says, I did a lot of grunt work tonight. First things first, I cleaned the paint off of the surfaces I should have taped off in the first place. I noticed some of the spots that should have been flat had a little bit of a burr on the edge from getting dinged through the years, so I pulled out a small file and flattened a few surfaces. A wire brush attachment on my Dremel cleaned out of the crevasses pretty nicely, but I did have to resort to dental picks for a few spots...
A couple of days ago I decided to take a few days off from my router table. The next step was to route out the edge that would hold the Rousseau router plate. Was there fear and trepidation in my little novice woodworker’s heart? There certainly was! I knew that the slightest error in measuring or planning could result in a disaster that would reverberate throughout the greater metropolitan Martelle area. It would likely be worse than the Tunguska Blast of 1908, and could possibly c...
Im getting major static when i use the central vac hose to cleanup around worktable and should i touch something like the planer ZAPP, how can i stop the static from building up?? I take it’s from the sawdust flow through the plastic tubing to the vac….... Shocking experience!!any suggestions??
I am fairly new to scroll sawing just need some help with blade selection. cutting 3/4 walnut i have been useing olson #7 skip reverse tooth pgt is that a good choice. what to use for 1/2 hickory.and what blade speed should i be using. thanks to all
The Torque Workcentre can be transformed into a horizontal boring machine by the addition of a very simple jig…I will let the video show just how simple it all is.. For all the Torque Workcentre owners who wish to know more about this jig… just drop me a line and I will send the plans to you…
Sankyaku Uddo ….standing tall I am,last of wood gods lends it’s-self,free form wood bench leg….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Today I thought it would be a good idea to show you guys how I cut my dovetails. I don’t have all the proper tools for the job or the best of the tools that I do own. So far I have been able to get by with what is seen here. I had some scrap oak laying around in the shop so I decided to use some of it for practice. I start by laying out the “tails” first. First step is to find the center of the board and divide it how ever you see fit. I find the center of the board by j...
The finish line is in sight, but there’s still a few details to cross off the list. I left off here a few days ago, sides up and pinned, “Glass” in place: Yesterday, I took a few minutes to cut off the excess finger joint material. Some people wondered why I left them over-long… They helped me out through out this build and now are helping me one last time. I cut half-way through one side…Then cut all the way through the second side…Then complete the first ...
After the glue up of the bench top I moved onto some initial hand flattening. With the top in two halves and then again as a single piece; I took to the number 5 and number 7 stanleys (and a lot of sharpening). My new veritas straight end came into it’s own at this point. Recognizing that it might be some time until i’m up to ‘finishing’ the top, I gave it a quick sand and a thin layer of shellac. (The father-in-law inspecting the progress.)
It’s been a great week for getting caught up on spindle production. The weather in North Seattle is gray and wet. That means that shop time won’t be that pleasant. That’s OK. I have a handful of orders to sand, polish, and finish. I’m looking for a good source for Birdseye Maple and Tulipwood. Later today, I’m meeting up with a new client and we’re going to spin some yarn together.
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