I am really excited again. Already I know that it is going to be a great day. I got up early again (well – maybe I should say earlier) because I can’t wait to get things rolling today. It is a good reason and a wonderful way to start the day. I have already read through all of my mail and it is still pitch dark out, but that is OK. By the time I am done here and showered and done my morning clean up it will be late enough to get going. Besides, we are having the roof redone a...
Today, Tuesday at the Treasure Mart in Ann Arbor the were unloading a great workbench. 3” thich maple bench top, metal drawere and an overhead shelf. It’s heavy. It was not priced but their prices are good. Also a really antique . . .really antique, bad shape, Craftsman table saw on a stand. With motor. It is outside in the driveway, left side as you face the building from the sidewalk. Over in Wisconsin at the Waukesha Antique Mart, a number of cases of wooden planes. C...
I have spent the last few weeks sanding and finishing my Freestanding Cabinet. I sanded the cabinet to 500 grit inside and out, and up to 1500 grit on the top, sides and door panels. Then I layered on 6 coats of hand-rubbed Formby’s low-gloss tung oil & varnish, and then I polished it with 3 coats of wax. Then I was able to get to a friends photography studio and shoot some better photos. I took the photos myself but she was nice enough to lend me the space, the backdrop, and the profe...
Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #1: Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920
I don’t normally blog, but I figured this would be a project worth writing about. Over the past few months I’ve been downsizing my shop since I had the epiphany that I had too many large tools. I found that you can’t use your shop if you can’t get in it. Aside from that, I could use the extra money from selling a few of these. With this in mind, I’ve sold my Ridgid jointer, traded my big drill press to a friend (he needed it a lot more than me), and I’v...
i made mistake in my blog of a few minutes ago. we will be in the D&E gym. sorry for any confusion.
To any and all lumberjocks who may be attending the forest festival, we will again be showing our wares ( and we hope selling). we will be set up in the AB College gym. stop by and introduce yourself and we will talk woodworking. we would really like to meet you.
Hello All, If you have been following Henry Wood, I just posted the final chapter. I hope you all have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. http://bit.ly/brYZm9 Brian
When I go to the lumber yard I’m always amazed at the price of wood. When I finish a project and look at my scrap pile I think to myself that’s probably 50 bucks right there, and being cheap I can never make myself throw any of it away except for the smallest pieces. With scrap lumber piling around the shop I’m always looking for projects to use my scrap on. I had some long skinny pieces of cherry sitting in the shop that were about 3/4″ thick by 7/8″ wide by 4 foot long. I decided that ...
Episode 81 Entertainment Center Part 2 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I flatten the panels I glued up. After that I cut some rabbets on the top and bottom panels at the router table. After I dry fitted the 4 panels I have already glued up I got some measurements for the inside of the entertainment center.
I was absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response to my Zig Zag How To blog post yesterday, that I decided to brainstorm some possible combinations (on my lunch break) using the basic steps I outlined yesterday. All of the same techniques and steps apply, and really the only difference is the woods and measurements that make up the original “sticks.” Same rules apply to width = height. Length is up to you. Please experiment with whatever measurements and combinations strike...
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