as some of you might know we are moving. Its a good move but never the less it is a move. We are very fortunate to work for the mgmt co that oversees our new place. Fortunate in the fact that we can get into the place before we move in. Our actual move in date is May first and it is vacant now. Our new house is a side by side duplex, 2bedroom 1 3/4 bath with a mostly finished basement. The previous tenents really trashed the place big thyme so there are alot of new repairs being done. ...
Work(shop) in Progress #7: New Table Saw: Phenolic Zero Clearance Inserts and Fence Faces for Ridgid R4511
So, New Saw, New Zero Clearance Inserts are due! Actually I was planning on working my the Bead Box, but wanted to fine tune the table saw, and ‘get it done’ first, and so, the plan was to use the 5/8” phenolic (not phenolic plywood) panel that I got (I got a 1-3/8” phenolic panel to use as a router table top, and while at it, picked up some ‘lighter’ thinner panels as well, for inserts, plates, etc). I figured – I already have it, and might as wel...
Well, this is my first “blog” so I will give it a go. I was just going to post some pictures of my workshop as it is now, but then I ran into the pictures of entire process so I thought it might be interesting. The workshop is 20×30 with a 10×20 office space inside as well. The ground had to be prepared and then foundation and then I had “Tuff Shed” bring in my “workshop kit”. ( I provided them with full scale drawings and plans that I did on Auto cad ) They had the building up ...
Well, as promised here are some of the lessons I have learned while making these boards1. From now on I am going to make sure that the boards are planed to proper thickness 1st.2. Use correct joinery when edge glueing boards together.3. Make sure that 1 end grain side is square before glueing.4. When drilling holes in the sides HOLD THE DRILL STRAIGHT. Better yet don’t use forstner bit.5. make sure to use a properly sized router bushing for template routing. (I ruined the 1st routing ji...
OK, I have announced that I am new to this, so here goes. What would be the best jointer to purchase for a beginner woodworker? Should I just buy a planer? What would be the best/easiest way to make tongue and groove joints? Using a fixed router or a table saw and the Dado blades? I would have to buy either one, but which one first? If you suggest the router, how? If you suggest the table saw, how? Should I quit now while I am behind? Kip
So recently we had gutted our downstairs. Our home is a 70’s split-level and the walls were previously covered in painted-over wood paneling. We took off all the walls, ran 5 new circuits, put in a ton more lights, and redid the fireplace with gas inserts. Now the walls are back up and painted, and it’s time to build all the built-ins that I have planned. I’m putting shelving/drawer units on either side of the fireplace, then making a double desk for our computers, a vani...
Been wanting to build a treadle lathe for awhile. I also need a workbench so I decided to combine the project. I will begin with building the flywheel then proceed to the workbench and lathe frame. I have thrown around alot of ideas for the flywheel from a solid wood wheel to a wagon wheel design. I have finally came to the conclusion that a combination of wood and concrete will give the most bang for the buck. Thanks “Sparky” for some of the design help. I started off the d...
Welcome fellow Lumberjocks to the second installment of my blog. I hope that you felt like the information presented in the opening episode of this blog was properly presented and that I was able to convey the information to you in an understandable manner. Unfortunately, in the opener we had to cover a lot of necessary information and provide a lot of pictures so that all Lumberjocks could understand the concept and construction of the jig. Now that we got that out of the way…and we...
It was a pretty good day, despite the gray weather outside. I arrived at the show today with a short list of things to accomplish. Highest on my priority list was to get my battery issue for my Makita 18v Li solved. 3 of the 4 batteries have for it have gone bad, in less than 20 charges. I dropped by the booth yesterday and spoke with the district manager and he asked that I bring them in so they could test and replace them if needed. Got this done right away. Nice guys and eager to get th...
Sorry everyone, The entry fee was that you had to be in The great Pen trade that Tim got started around many days ago. Here how this 391Challenge got all started. I found a log in my driveway. Stewart made a comment in “You might be a LumberJock if” and it was as number 391 in that blog series.Someone stated that this log will be forever known as #391 I had it cut up I asked Tin to send me the pen trade first so that I could put 19 pen blanks in. One for each member...
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