After receiving about 20 inches of snow last week, this weekend brought heavy rain and warmer temperatures to the NY metro area. And there was enough rain to wash almost every trace of snow away. Today, I took the trip down to my friend John’s to get some more work done on the chair. John has the Jointer, the Surface Planer, and the Table Saw that I am sorely missing in my lame excuse for a shop. But, it’s a great excuse to get together and have some dedicated shop time. We ha...
We had a little tuning session on the sidewalk in front of our house this morning:
Hello all and happy holidays. I got the feet done for the dresser and got a good start on the drawer fronts and shells. Right now I’m working on the aprons that go between the feet. But here’s a few photos ! ! ! ! ! !
Still sanding down, wire brushing, and cleaning up part this weekend.THe table with the conveor belt removed…I’m thinking the wood is too thick, someone has put 3/4” ply on it. I plan on using 1/2” covered with formica for the belt to ride on. After removing the plywood and adjustment screws, giving it a good sanding and wire brushing… The height screws are being cleaned and waxed up. The geared motor checked out good, so time to sand and paint. And fi...
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...
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