I had finagled this set-up to obtain a “taller” fence on the table saw.While this did work, it left much to be desired, and today I took a few minutes to make a more permanent solution. It couldn’t be simpler…I quickly gave the same drawer fronts used in the temporary set-up a rough sanding, then marked approximately where I wanted bolts with chalkI then bored out some shallows for the bolt headsThen clamped up the two sides in preparation for drillingAll that was left...
Ok.. I was asking about the Davis and Wells 20” bandsaw which I was about to purchase.. but I sat down and asked myself, just what do I need in my shop that I DO NOT have.. I have a delta 14” bandsaw which is like brand new but yet I have had it for about 15 years and use it alot..(I really go overboard when taking care of my machines) Anyways.. I know I have always regretted not having a Lathe.. I passed up an opportunity years ago to buy a beautiful Delta Lathe with an indexi...
Bright Light! Bright Light! Over the last couple of days I added lights to brighten the shop. Shop Light Envy After seeing the lights in Les Hasting's shop I was motivated to install more lights in my own. There is nothing like shop envy to motivate a guy. The Original Lighting The original lighting situation in my shop was poor and inadequate. I had three 4’x4’ units with 6 bulbs over the assembly and finish area. There was only one of these 4’x4’ l...
Carpentry It was a gathering of tools to resolve their differences. Hammer held the presidency, but the assembly was notified that he had to resign. The cause? It was too noisy! And besides, he spent his time hitting. Hammer accepted his guilt, but also requested that the screw had been removed, said he had to give many turns to do something. Before the attack, the screw also accepted, but in turn ordered the expulsion of the sandpaper. He pointed out that it was very harsh in his deali...
Well today I turn 40, and instead of spending the day in the shop doin what I love, I spent it doing drywall. oh well there is always tomorrow to start on a new project or finish an old one. I got a 16” dovetail template from MCLS tools today for my birthday. I just want to look at the shinny metal for a little while longer before I get it covered with saw dust. HEE HEE…
Well, the top is all glued up and belt sanded to flatten the ridges. The boards glued together quite nicely and it’s not very noticeable that I had to rip them into four boards instead of two. Since the lumber I had was all from the same tree, I was able to sequence match two boards to make the top and bookmatched them. There were a few open knots that needed filling so I mixed a little dust with some epoxy and that’s what those globs are on the top. The repairs should l...
I was able to plane the stock for the shelves yesterday. I glued up a large enough blank for two shelves, then used the fence to cut them parallel. I then used the cross-cut sled to square the other sides. I got to use my Delta new mortiser to make all of the mortises (3 on each side x 4 sides = 12 total). Luckily, they were all 3/8” and had the same offset from the front/back. This meant that with one setup, I could knock them all out. If I had done them with a chisel, ...
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Two days in a row – Here is an update on the 12 n 12 challenge for September at http://projectartistry.com
A journey into the workshop. #7: The thought process so far on the bench. Veering away from the instruction video or sheet.
Considering the fact that this bench was designed by the guys at Fine Woodworking to be a skill builder, and I went off on my own tangent using the tools and resources I have to get to the same end. For example… The original plan called for 4×4 and 2×4 kiln dried construction grade lumber. I opted for rough cut 4×4 and 2×4 cedar lumber, planed, jointed, and then ripped it to nominal dimension. The grooves in the rails and spreaders are per the instructions cut ...
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