In the upcoming part of this series I will blog how to make base kitchen cabinets. I learned to make cabinets in a class and think that they are well within the range of any intermediate woodworker. This project will be a mix of traditional and modern materials/ techniques. In this project I will be making faceframe cabinets with traditional surface mounted hinges, plywood boxes, and modern drawer slides. If you are interested in building your own cabinets I think it will be a useful proje...
I am very interested to learn more about woodworking and studing this hobby any chance I get. While visiting my sister in Florida I conned my brother inlaw into getting a W. palm beach library card so I could check out some interesting woodworking titles I can’t find back home in California. The library has an online catalog thats very helpful to find what is avaliable and which library the book is at. I really cannot afford to buy any books right now. You may consider checking out your...
I was thinking (as I plot tonight’s shop time) about how much I like the sound that my tools make when they’re plowing through wood. And … wouldn’t it be cool if we were to have a thread where people put up vids of the sounds that their tools make? Well … here are a few from my basement. Sorry. I was bored ;-) 1) The Harbor Freight 2HP DC 2) The Ridgid thickness planer 3) The Bosch 4100 contractor’s saw 4) The Ridgid JP0610 jointer...
My digital oven thermometer, with remote, needed a case. I decided to make it from wood. Since the now infamous thermometer had been the subject of some humerous bantering between NBeener and I, Neil wanted to see the case. I had used it to cook the prime rib for Christmas dinner. It is a small project, not of much note, made from 1/4” birch ply mostly, with a 1/2” birch ply bottom, and a 1/8” acrylic cover. Construction is nails and glue. Medium Walnut WATCO danish oil i...
Lumberjock Reading List - a compilation of formal LJ Reviews and forum comments #2: Reading List Updated - of special note, a book by LJ Tom Fidgen
The LJ book list is updated as of today December 27, 2009. LJ Book List. Of note, is a book by fellow LumberJock Tom Fidgen. Blake reviewed Tom Fidgen’s book, Made by Hand: Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop and posted it today, Blake's Review. Tom’s announcement of the book can be found here: Announcement. Books are placed in the list as reviews appear. You can find the link to the list here, and it is also appended to my LJ signature.
Let the Fun Begin! The new equipment I got is set up, adjusted, hooked into the dust collection system and is ready to go. I will do individual tool reviews as I use them more. All of the equipment was very well packaged and had no damage from delivery. There were no missing parts and all the hardware to assemble everything was there. I felt the assembly instructions were good and I had no problem with any of the assemblies. Very little adjustment, if any, was needed on any of the e...
I decided to get rid of a few of my older tools that I have upgraded from. I put them on craigslist. I have never listed anything there before so I wasn’t sure of the response I’d get. I had 6 items to list, the first a 12” Delta bench top drill press that I bought back in 2001. Still being in real good condition I listed it for $75, well before I had the 5th item posted I got a phone call and 2 emails. long story short I was offered a trade for some walnut lumber. So I call...
I have been using a shower curtain liner for my vacuum bag. It is folded over and clamped with wood strips and spring clamps. This was really hard to get to work effectively as there were a lot of moving parts. I want to make a proper bag someday, but for now I really wanted to build a frame press. The concept is to make a frame with vinyl stretched across it and weather stripping foam on the bottom. Then I only need to set the veneer glue-up on a melamine assembly table and place this ...
As I said on the previous blog, I started working on the restoration for the No 6 early today. I went to HF and I picked up a brand new 6” buffer,a gallon of Evapo-rust, some polishing compound some sanding drums and some other miscellaneous items that all together help me out to accomplished this new task. On this new blog I didn’t took that many pictures as on the past one but surely there are enough for everyone to enjoy. I will like to start by saying that Evapo-rust ...
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