Darn, I didn’t win the Laguna 18” saw from their summer contest. So after poking around Craig’s List and local tool shops with no real inspiration I ordered a new band-saw online tonight. I went for the Griz GO555P and ordered a mobile base, a riser kit and a re-saw fence. While I was at it I got a small wall mount Shop Fox air filter as I am tying to control the dust in the garage. My little guy said the square 17” saw looks better, but it is too big, too much $ an...
Coloring Wood using DecoArt Staining medium #1: Experimentation: How to color wood using Decoart staining medium
Experimentation: How to color wood using Decoart staining medium So I am working on some intarsia Christmas ornaments that I will display at a Christmas show in December. I ran into the situation of having “odd” colored ornaments; I would stack cut some cardinals out of bloodwood and walnut and i’d end up with some great blood wood cardinals but then i’d have the opposite birds: walnut cardinals. Should i leave them the way i made them or should i try to make the...
Ignition is via a 100,000 volt stun gun connected to the electrodes. The stun gun has a sliding on/off switch on the left side, and a momentary contact rocker switch on the right. I carefully pried the rocker switch body out of the housing and disconnected the wires. I then removed the guts from the switch housing, cut out a small rectangle of acrylic the same size as the bezel on the switch housing, drilled a hole in it big enough for the lamp wire I’m using for a remote switch, and su...
Hello LJ’s, Today I made a jig to hold my belt sander upside down for detail work. I love building jigs. It is fun and when the jig is done, I have a new way to do woodworking. I love this stuff. I named my belt sander today, and did some other fun stuff too. http://su.pr/2CrLCs Brian
How to bevel a Bevel Beauty Box, by Wood Mag. book “Making Great Boxes”...Part1… make the main body of the box and place it bottom side against the table saw fence, with a zero clearance throat plate and blade tilted away from the box and at 11 degrees, remove or rip the kerf of the table saw blade from the leading edge of the box.!http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac217/Blackcherry967/003.jpg! Next make the lid frame from 1”1/4×3/4 inch thick “timber...
So I’ve spent the few hours per weekend I have to work on this, basically trying to clean up the wood. This has been a big learning experience. There was a lot of grit, dirt, dust, etc, wedged into these boards, as one would expect from 150 year-old barn boards. I also wanted to remove as little wood as possible. Here’s the methods I tried that did not work as I hoped: ROS – did pretty much did nothing on it’s own. Electric hand planer – I could not find th...
Why do we do what we do? Is it because we want to impress others with our skill. Is it because we secretly desire the attention? Is it because we are artistically hungry to express ourselves? I have often thought about it myself. Long before I even thought about cutting my first piece of wood, I put pencil to paper for many years. After many years of trying to figure out why I “create”, I am starting to get some idea of why I create the things I do. For me personally, I think it i...
We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Nineteen) is: taidsturning Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous day...
Hello Lumberjokers! It has been a long time since I gave you news, then here is some pictures of progress. 1/ I began by making some organization: Before : After: 2/ New tools arrived: - Combi Jointer / Planer : It is a workbench machine with a 3 ft length by 10” wide table - Vacuum cleaner 30L stainless steel: 3/ At the moment I am taken by 2 projects: BBQ Grill: This is a 3ft BBQ build from an old water tank. Renovation of a dril...
Went over to Bill’s today to get the table saw. This did not go well, since the table saw did not run when we plugged it in. After a while of fiddling and checking things with other things, it has been determined that the switch and relay are bad, and it needs re-wiring. It has also been determined that a lot of the places on the frame of the saw, where you are supposed to be able to bolt things to other things, are also no good. The bits that the bolts should be bolted into ...
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