I have ZERO skill with this tool. Can anyone suggest some simple projects to develop this skill and help me along a career of wood working. I have a craftsman router table that is metal stamped, with about a 12×12 work surface. I have no bits except the rusted one that is attached to the router and will also need some info on bits to purchase. Since I am new to this site can anyone help me locate plans to attempt some of these projects. Pictures are wonderful, but I need all the i...
While on a trip with a fellow woodworker to Portland Oregon. We found this exciting treasure, it is Gilmer Wood Company. http://www.gilmerwood.com/index.html They have all sorts of exotics from all over the world and have it in sizes from pencel blocks to logs . The owners are very friendly and full of information on the types of wood. So if any of you fellow woodworkers are in the area I highly recommend a visit, you want be disappointed. My personal favorite was Snake Wood. PS bring lots o...
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Went to the So Cal old tool swap meet today and was able to find these, a shelton 710 brace, full irwin auger set and a protractor. Disappointed that I didn’t find what i came looking for, a 60 1/2 plane and a saw tooth setter
Hey all, Well, the shop got cleaned up today and I can now work out there. I will be starting tomorrow working on the feet of the table. I will keep posting on table progress as significant progress happens. I have completed the drawings for another piece of furniture that is going in the room. This time, it is a storage unit for some of the kids’ toys. Since the toys are overtaking our small house, my wife wanted this to help out. We bought some plastic bins, and this is wha...
The A3 31 is shipped on a wood platform attached to two steel bar channels. This in turn is bolted to a wood pallet. I elected to leave the unit on the platform and pallet for now. I’ll have to figure out how to get it down at a later date.There were bits of disintegrated plastic all over the interior of the box, along with lots of dead bugs and spiders. The rust damage is fairly extensive on the jointer beds. The far end of the bed is where the person selling the unit tr...
Since the last blog entry I have made some good progress on building new parts for the desk. The apron and legs are nearly ready to assemble. This was my first attempt at building curves into my work. To curve the front and sides I built up layers of laminate and formed it in an mdf forms. I used poplar as the base for these curves, and cut the original mahogany down for the outside faces. Not having a drum sander to smooth each layer, I had to rely on my bandsaw to cut true, which it ge...
Just got back from the big box store with some supplies, mostly some pine and MDF, in order to build a work bench. I’d love to start with a nicer design, however my lack of a thickness planer leads me to believe that I would not be able to execute it properly. So I’m setting my sights a little lower, with this nice and easy torsion box design by Tom Caspar, from an old issue of Woodwork Magazine. I like the simplicity of the design, and the fact that you can build it out of c...
Hello all. I am a new member to Lumberjocks, but have been reading the blogs and reviews as a guest for a number of months. I really enjoy how members share their various experiences, so I wanted to contribute mine. I am in the tool buying stage, working towards becoming a novice woodworker. As such, I am constantly searching craigslist and reading woodworking forums. I came across this ad on craigslist for a new in crate Hammer A3 31 jointer/planner – $1500. With such a low p...
I’ve been busy but I did take a moment to snap a few pictures of this kitchen which is somewhat typical of the projects of late. Its all 3/4 veneer core cabinets with maple veneer on exposed surfaces and the backs are 1/2” of the same specie and all surfaces including those not seen are covered with three coats of lacquer. The face framing and doors are painted hard maple and the island is cherry. face frames are all haunched joined as are the upper glass doors, the rest ...
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