I mentioned it in the previous post and as I was working on the drawers I had the main carcass take the finish to make use of time. Mahogany much like Oak has large open pores. My finishing goal was more for practice than necessity, but I was aiming for an antique polished look – shiny outside. I knew I would have to fill in those pores if I want an even polished surface. So my plan was to start with a filler coat which I tried to concoct using dewaxed shellac and mahogany sanding sa...
Since the last post, I have added the Wonder Fence to the Ultra Jig, this adds a better (above the table) dust collection option. So now I have a 3” hose into the bottom box and a 2-1/2” hose into the fence, both controlled with separate blast gates. Also added a vent in the dust access door. This is a 2 piece unit that you can remove the outside grate and install a filter or (in my case) some sort of baffle. I need to experiment more to see what kind of airf...
Hello i was interested in ordering from Steebar but saw a few negative reviews from 2008 and was wondering if anyone has ordered from them recently, and if the experience was any good?
Fellow Lumberjocks. I’d like to Wish each and every one of you a Great Christmas and New years. I’ve received a Greatful Gift from Todd Clippinger a Fellow Lumberjock. I’d like to thank him as I done in Private Message already, but also here just to let everyone know that there are alot of Greatful People out there that help inspire Young woodworkers and even advanced woodworker, turners and even scrollers. It’s all the great help, tips, hints, pictorials eve...
No matter which holiday you celebrate at this time of year, whether it be Christmas, Chanuka or whatever else, may you and yours find peace, health and happiness. May the new year bring you nothing but successes in your shops, may your tools always be sharp, your brushes clean and your finishes always ready and full. May your lumber racks always have the right board for the job and may you all be healthy enough to work on your projects as much as you want. To all my friends here at Lumbe...
Got an early start on the big platter project today. I use a power carver, angle grinder, dremel tool and assorted shop made sanders to work on the foot detail. I have a Trent Bosch carving post that mounts directly to my faceplate and this makes working on the back of the platter much easier – the platter stays attached to the facelplate until I am ready to put it back on the lathe. I have just a little bit to finish up and reverse it so I can work on the front. I have ...
Well, I saw a post a long time ago by WarMammoth (Panel Cutter) about a portable panel cutter and I had to build one. I wanted mine to be able to work in my workshop and be mounted somewhere so I could raise and lower it when needed. I wouldn’t be using it all that much, but I still deemed it necessary to make one. I have a large lumber storage rack underneath a storage loft that I built last year. So I decided I would mount it under there so I could lift it to the 8 foot ceiling in the...
Building My Work Shop #10: Slotted T Crank Handle for Powermatic Belsaw 12" Molder Planer Drum Sander
I am almost done refurbishing my MONSTER 5 HP Powermatic Molder/Planer/Drum Sander. Of all the things to be missing I can’t find the seemingly simplest item. The slotted “T’ crank handle for adjusting the cut thickness. Basically a 5/8” socket with a 1/4” slot through the sides connected to a crank handle. Now I could just take a 5/8” socket and grind a slot in it but that is super chintzy for what is an amazing piece of American built quality product. I ha...
I KNOW EVERYONE THINKS I’M YELLING WHEN I POST BUT IT’S JUST MY EYES ARE GETTING BAD AND I HAVE A TOUGH TIME READING THE SMALL PRINT. I KNOW, A PAIR OF GLASSES WOULD REMEDY THE SITUATION, BUT RIGHT NOW I LACK THE FUNDS. HOWEVER, I DO PLAN ON GETTING SOME SOON, PROMISE. I WANT TO MENTION TWO OF MY OLDEST AND DEAREST FRIENDS ON LJ’s, YOU TWO HAVE BEEN MY MENTOR AND GUIDE SINCE I JOINED THIS SITE WAY BACK WHEN. KARSON AND DICK CAIN ARE VERY SPECIAL TO ME, LIKE A FATHER I NEVER ...
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