So after months of being flat ass broke we have finally resolved and outstanding issue which has resulted in a cash settlement. After meeting our savings goals and other critical items I have a little bit to spend on my workshop. So my dilemma is what to do with it. I originally had been set selling the old Incra Ultra I bought and replacing it with the LS Super System. I like the new design and the Wonder Fence is exactly what I need, oh ok exactly what I want. I don’t have a jointe...
I have been progressing along on this project, and have had a lot of revisions to the original file, and at this point I would consider it to be complete. You can download the v2 file from the link in the original post. There were a lot of small adjustments, and finishing all of the sizing/joinery on the lid. I also added the Rockler spring-loaded hinges and resized the top trim to fit. I am using the Cutlist 4 plugin for Sketchup, so with all the joinery, it produces correct dimensions f...
HAHA, got your attention. No, the Incra didn’t REALLY screw up my table saw, it just created a new hurdle to overcome. (Note here this will be set-back/screw up number five.) I have an Incra TS-LS 32 that is probably the best investment I have in my shop. If Incra made a circular saw fence, I would own it too. (Might not need a table saw if they did that.) But, this entry is not to praise the Incra, it is to scold the Incra, and all of it’s micro-adjustable goodness. So,...
Made some good progress in getting my shop cleaned up and organized. As some of you have pointed out, what’s the point in putting money into a place you’re renting? I agree with that to some extent. I’m certainly not trying to increase the value of the property, but on the other hand, if my hobby is woodworking, and its one of the things that keeps me sane and helps me relax, then I want to do it in a space I can enjoy. With that said, I am trying to do this as cheaply a...
Hello LJ’s, Today I attempted my first half blind dovetail. I don’t want to give away the ending to the story, but I think you will enjoy today’s blog. http://su.pr/1rqUfj Thanks, Brian
First the bowl is on hold, mainly becuase i need to sharpen my chisels. The question… Is there a non-power sharpening tool that can sharpen my axes, chisels, and other such hand tools all in one tool? Also i made a simple ruler stop, a marking gauge, and a small grease pot. I’ll be posting them soon. Thanks
I have had quite a few requests on how the lincoln log jig works, I will give it a shot at explaining it.First I rip the logs to 23/32 square and then take them to the router table and using a roundover bitround the edges. Next set the jig stops to the far left setting (right hole in jig) and cut the short and long logs to length. Next move the stops to the right setting (left hole in the jig) and cut the dados setting the 3/4 in dado blade to 1/8 above the sled. Next I take a few of ...
Hey everyone. Last year I became interested in restoring planes. I created one project blog where I was restoring an early Type 9. Then, while working with on a wood project, the Walnut got me real sick. It took almost one month to get better, then spring came, summer, BBQ’s, band practice, life….. Here is it fall again and I’m back in the shop restoring my planes. I got two going right now. One is the old Type 9 and the other is a Type 19 that I picked up on eBay for som...
So had the day off today and thought I would take the time and try out the glass and wet/dry sharpening system that I got to attempt to sharpen my new and old planes. Set up and went with coarse 220 to 600 grit and then went to fine grits 1000,1200,1500. I have 2000 but did not try that yet. I should back up and say that I am going to have to read more about bench planes and their adjustments, as I have very little experience with them. I did manage to take them apart and put them b...
Before I put the end assemblies together I wanted to rig up the levelers. To level the bench I am using Hockey pucks with 1/2” bolts epoxied in them. I am then epoxying nuts into the legs of the assemblies. The Levelers: Testing the fit of a nut after I drilled a hole in the bottom of a leg using my drill press and a forstner bit. Once the levelers were done it was time to look into finishing up the ends. I went ahead and used a 3/8” forstner bit to drill holes...
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