Ok so I got off the phone with Woodcraft…. they said no problem… the manager was placing a stock order with Jet today and will include my new base in the order which should come on a pallet so there is much less a chance of damage….. the down side 10 days to wait…. but I think I am going to put the saw togeather tonight just to check to make sure the rest of the saw is in working order…... I am sure it is…... so part 3 when the new base comes in…...
Carving the curved letter section begins with the stop cut. I use a out cannel gouge that is close to the radius that has been layed out. If you don’t have an gouge close, you can work you centers down with a parting tool, or you can use the corner of your bench chisel to work carefully around the curve. when using your bench chisel, be aware of how deep your actualy cutting, just like before you can always clean up alittle deeper.I will try and work the curves in 1/4 sections (90 degre...
It looks like I may have to add another posting to The Shop series. I got a call from Sam at MiniMax, and my Jointer/Planer combo has been shipped. According to the good folks at FedEx, it will be delivered on Friday – Yay! As luck (fate?) would have it, I’m off tomorrow. So, after breakfast, I’ll be sitting in my driveway like the pathetic tool-troll that I am .. waiting … drooling only slightly. This purchase has pretty much wiped out the tool budget for the re...
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After the discussion in the forum about turning a saw into a scraper I had some time to give it a go. I clamped the saw down in the small general purpose vise and pulled out the Dremel and cutting wheel. I was concerned about messing with the heat treat or messing up the steel in any other ways by over heating it during the cuts so I did them in a series of light passes. When done, I could handle the steel with my bare hands so I know I didn’t over heat it. 1st I cut the part aw...
A quick summary————FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worked a lot on chisels today. I’m having to apologize again for not taking pictures—- I got caught up in the doing and not the documenting. Sorry. Chisels—- usually only get a primary and a secondary bevel. Generally not necessary to do a tertiary bevel. If you need a bigger cut, go to a steeper angle. The whole back of the chisel needs to be flat—- not just the first 1 or...
Having trouble staying on the net. But will try to load the few pictures that will explain a little of yesterdays classes. Setting angles for chisels and plane irons—- set your protractor to angle desired. Set protractor on edge of board/flat surface Slide the chisel/plane iron, which has been loaded into the edge guide up to the protractor’s blade. This next picture shows the edge guide with the filing done on the top. You can see it’s only the middl...
So I am pretty new at this woodworking thing and am just now acquiring tools. I have already picked up a table saw, drill press, mortiser and various other small power and hand tools.. .. Took a band saw class a couple weeks ago and decided I needed a band saw (see my project band saw reindeer for the story). I went to sears and bought the craftsman pro 14 in rikkon clone saw…. Well, after unpacking and setting up the saw…. The blade will not tension and will not track properly…. Oh it se...
As part of my workbench project I needed to mill up a somewhat large piece of lumber for the main chop on my face vise. It was larger than my 6” Jointer could handle. I needed to find an easy way to mill the 2 large faces. I have been wanting to make a Planer Sled for awhile now, so that’s what I did. I based mine on one Keith Rust did for Fine Woodworking “Flatten Boards without a Jointer”. This article is available at finewoodworking.com, but it is only available if you have a ...
Haven’t had opportunity to get back to the shop for a couple of weeks now. First time today was able to spend about 6 hrs. there. Cleaned up the shop first thing. Everything was everywhere and no place to cut wood or anything else for that matter. So, after some time cleaning up all the tools and such started back on the drawers. I said in the last entry that I was going to dovetail all the drawers. Well that didn’t happen. Had to use finished plywood on the sides. Couldn’...
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