My wife is getting creative too and trying to win some NASCAR tickets. She designed and entered a car on the Toyota NASCAR website, would sure appreciate everyone following the link and voting for her!http://www.sponsafier.com/share/325697ThanksJim
Been a while but I’m finally back up and working. Pc and computer room took a shot of lightning and cooked about 5 weeks ago. No damage to house or property…just PC and some peripherals. Taken this long to get everything back to normal and start loading the new Pc with some of the stuff I lost. Worst problem is trying to get some of my older stuff to run on Windows 7! I’m still waiting for a few ‘upgrades’ from vendors who volunteered to send me compatible versio...
I need to make some tool holders to get my tools a place of there own, where I know they are when I need them. I am going to make them so that they are able to hang on cleats, which I already have in part of my shop. I found a picture in Woodsmith magazine showing a way to hold tools. There were no plans, but it looked easy enough to make my own without how-to instructions. I wanted to hold three tools for now, my battery powered drill, my electric drill and my jigsaw. To figure out ...
After searchiing different woodworking websites, I noticed that I was not the only one who used a workmate style workbench. I decided that since I use my workmate quite often because it is portable, that I would redo the work surface and make it more user friendly. The first thing that I did was measure the old top to decide how much bigger to make the new one. The original clamping style top was approximately 20”w x 9.5”d x .75”h when closed. The new top is 35.125R...
Gluing Tips1. Always do a dry a fit. Always. Put everything together without glue and make sure it fits firmly with out a slight tap or pressure.2. Have all your clamps, cawls, and protective scraps at the ready.3. You can always use more clamps (usually you’ll need a clamp at least every 30cm.)4. Understand your glue. Wood glues (eg. PVA) absorb into the wood and cross link. Zero gap is good for these glues. Epoxies can bridge small gaps and act as space fillers. Hide glue is warm wate...
This is the 6 drawer dresser that matches the 4-in-1 crib I made for my granddaughter, Hayden. My daughter wanted to see it, so I posted it here for now. After I finish the crib and dresser, I will do a detailed project post on both of them. Here is my shop sketch and cutting list for the dresser.I would like to introduce you to my granddaughter, Hayden, and her mother Jennifer.
This has always been, and still is by far one of my favorites. so simple, yet so thought provocative: So, as the title says – not really a challenge, but more of an inspirational piece to remind us how visual this art is, and that there’s more than one way to do anything. I’ll let some folks enjoy the though, and will post how it’s done later on today :) Peace!
Over the past couple months I’ve really been getting in to this woodworking thing. I’ve spent way over $1000 on blades, bits, a new table saw, and woods and hardware for jigs. I’ve been doing all this in a narrow strip of my 2 car garage thats about 5’ wide and 12’ long. Some genius decided that the homeower would only ever need 1 outlet in the whole 2 car garage, so I’ve been swapping plugs when I need to switch to a new tool, using extension cords, ...
I have made a couple of protect that i have to post and i am working on another lost stickle side table.all and all things are still moving forward in shop and my girl is getting more interested in making small projects in the shop. (wow she does have some ideas ).learning to spray (lacquer finishes, and water base clears) so i did have to order a Earlex 2900 and got 3 different tips 3.0,1.5,1.0 this should cover it. I was going to go with 5000 but i just do not finish that much. the 2900 doe...
Daily Update for July 7, 2010. Staining on Blake’s murphy bed. I have most of the job ready but I’ll stain the desk and bookcase on a later date. too many parts to deal with at once. I am also waiting for some outsourced doors. Batman Bed is getting the graphics applied today. We finished it yesterday and should have it back by tomorrow. The last thing, I’ll be building is a Euro Murphy bed fit in a closet. This is for a local designer and I’ve had some proble...
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