Today marks a good day to start documenting my garage’s change into a work space. My table saw finally arrived. It has been sitting in my dad’s machine shop for a few months. While it was there he built a rolling base for it. My dad and I (mostly my dad) spent the day wiring up the garage for the 220 needed for the saw. So here it is… To call it a mess at this point would be a gross understatement. When we moved in the fall it was a catch-all for things we couldn&...
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the years I had many different methods and idea about how to get a project ready for finishing. Like any other part of woodworking we all have our own way of getting to the finishing stage. Some smooth every part and piece with a drum sander, others use a jointer to clean the face of boards, and there are those that prefer hand tools and use a smoothing plane. The smoothing plane takes some practice and I do enjoy using hand tools on my projects but it is definitely a lot more work. No...
From wood butchery to wood workery #3: Getting closer without doing as much - that measure twice cut once stuff works!
So I’m on to the next project for my wife, a set of benches to fit around one nook of the back patio. After some discussion we settled on three benches, two approx. 5 foot and one 7 foot (Hurricanes here in Houston, when we get ‘em we turn the benches over so they present a low profile behind the brick wall). I set up the design on Sketchup, then started the build. A few things to note: First, I replaced my old cross-cut sled with a new version. It’s simpler, sits...
Finally got the base cabinets installed. This is the 2nd longest kitchen build in history!!!!!! The granite guys have been called and hopefully i can start on the upper cabinets as soon as the size is decided. There is talk of making them go all the way to the ceiling,(9’ or 10’) but i think it would make the small kitchen smaller. Here are some pics.There is still some touch-up painting to do and Toe kick to install. The floor was out of level by 2” in spots so there were a...
The guy that my dad brought the saw mill from has a tree service. About a month ago he called me up to see if I wanted some Black Walnut logs. It didn’t take me long to say yes. The largest one is 34” across on the small end inside the bark and 8 feet long. The other large one is the next log up from the butt log. It should have some nice figure to it because it split into 3 at the top of it and the 3 small logs are from where it split. The guy that I got them from wants the 3 sma...
I have a Delta Rockwell Arm Saw with book I need to get rid of – I need more room. Also has a book. I don’t know much about it, it was given to me several years ago. I’m not looking to make a fortune or anything, I just need the room. Please contact me if interested.
Does any body have any experince with the grizzley G0458 open end drum sander?Is it a good machine ,pro ,s and cons . I have several Grizzley machines and have had good luck with them. My old wide belt sander just died. It was a open end sander. Cannot afford a new wide belt sander so i thought i would like to try a drum sander.
The Bench Pt 2. Some Lumber Cut and Photos I milled some PSL 4 square and laminated two pieces together to make legs that are 4-7/8 X 3. I am not going to cut them to final length until I know for sure the final thickness of the top but they should end up around 34-1/2 inches. I did mill up the pieces for the short stretchers out of LVL. First experience with it and it milled up just fine no issues. I followed the advice my friend who gave me the lumber had; and that was to take a cut deep...
So several months ago I promised to build my wife a wine buffet. It was a fairly ambitious plan since you could equate my woodworking experience with that of an infant. Fate intervened in my ambitions though when I found out my wife was pregnant. The wine buffet got the boot in favor of a much more practical and needed project, a dresser for the kiddo’s new room. So, the dresser project began. The goal of this project is simple: to build a simple, sturdy dresser that has a pleasi...
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