I have several plans to improve dust collection in my garage workshop. The three projects to accomplish these plans are to build my own air filter to remove small particles trapped in the air, to renovate my dust collector cart to double as storage and be more stable/sturdy while incorporating a better chip-separator, and to create a contraption of some type to attach a dust deputy to my shop vac without the unit being too large. There will be 3 main challenges:1) I’m still working ...
You know how it is when you have a special photo of family or friends and you want to have an equally special frame for it. We as woodworkers have a tremendous advantage because we can create the picture frame to match the occasion. Also, we can select the woods that we want to set the mood for the picture as well as create the style that we want for the frame. On top of that we can even embellish our woodworking project with wood inlay if we choose. It just takes a little thought, desire,...
So the past 4 days have brought nothing but trouble… ahem… challenges… I was very close to scrapping the project at one point because I got so fed up one day (one of those days where nothing goes right and everything you do has the complete opposite effect of what you intended..). But I’m over that, and the jewellery box has survived with only a few nicks and dents ;) actually the biggest hurdle these past few days has been the lid… It’s had 2 modificati...
A journey into the workshop. #62: More ponderings on the dust collection setup, snap lock pipe to S&D connections?
Having to work with the tools I have, and what little budget I have to indulge my woodworking, I need to squeak the max out of my equipment, including my dust collector. And I have been thinking about how to rig things up… I have recently taken advantage of Lee Styron’s discounted pricing on a new Shark Guard, and optioned it up with the pawls and a 4” dust port. Both features I was aching to upgrade to. If Lee is still on schedule, he should ship sometime next week…...
These are the voyages of a man and his 7mo. old son. Together their mission was to track down missing parts for a Ridgid table saw. Their journey took them to the far reaches of the Internet and North America where they discovered for themselves new and exciting information. Enough already with the extended metaphor. Let me share with you the little information I have discovered on Ridgid tools while trying to source my rails for the TS3650 (Part No. TH1025) for free; no luck. For some tim...
What’s happening in the shop for July 10, 2010 . Today I should spend most of the day in the back showroom doing the final assembly for Blake’s murphy bed, bookcase, and desk. I’ll also be taking pictures to write the assembly instructions for it all.For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
I don’t know where to begin this morning. After being buried in paperwork and writing yesterday, I may be close to being tapped out (for the moment anyway). I think today’s entry will be short and sweet so I can get back to finishing writing my patterns and get everything up on the site today. (I know – promises, promises!) I spent most of the day writing pattern instructions. Although I don’t really mind it that much, it does get to me after a while. It try t...
A couple of years ago I built a standing floor cabinet foolishly out of all poplar (not true poplar, e.g. black poplar (Populus nigra) or white poplar (Populus alba), but tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), the stuff you (and I) get from Home Depot). It cost about $800+ in wood, and over $1k all together. I should have used plywood! I jointed the big pile of boards and ripped their other sides to get them all identical in width. This left me with a whole pile of extremely thin edge-str...
Bodies In Ryuutai Uneri ….spirit—wood—fluid,my awakening mind in wood,wood motion spiral….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————&...
Hello LJ’s, Tonight I give a better account of my trials and tribulations with getting Jeff, the Powermatic 14” bandsaw, up and running. The Five Stages of Tool Assembly Disaster http://su.pr/7o2dmQ Enjoy. :-) I hope you enjoy. (Please don’t try this at home…I am not endorsing my methodology at all!!!!) Brian
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