I asked everyone to give me their opinion here as to which saw to purchase, a new Griz, or a gently used Uni? Well I made arrangements with the seller to go look at the saw, and thinking I was going to like what I saw I brought along a down payment to seal the deal if I liked it. Well…...I LIKED IT! I’m telling you guys….this saw was in PERFECT condition. Not a scratch on it anywhere..the fence was tight and moved smoothly and locked up solid. The tabletop was dead flat. It ...
These last two days have been eventful. Got the laminate glued onto the tops and got the aluminum angle cut to length and cut the end pieces to support the tops, installed the cleats on them, and screwed them to the workstation. The laminate was glued on with Weldwood Original Contact Cement – the smelly, flammable stuff. They do make a non-flammable, water clean up contact cement now but I think that if it worked as well as the original they wouldn’t make the original any more, ...
I came into an ash tree after a wind storm hit my inlaws farm . It’s 9.5 ft. long and approx 20 inches in diameter . after trying to decide on a design/style I settled on a combination between a Reubo style with a few modifications . it will be 6 ft. long 10.5 inches wide with a tool tray about 8inches wide . the top will be 4 inches thick ( the reubo part) with a base of 4’‘x5’’ legs and 3’‘x4’’ stretchers . It will utilize holdfast and o...
Hi Friends, I need your help. Any one know what kind of wood this is. I bought it as black walnut that had been in someones shed for 4 years. but it is not… Very hard and has no smell. What is it! Came from northern Califoria! I cut it in to a guitar billet 24×9 x 2 1/2” Thanks for your help
Hi Guys & Gals I have not been looking much at the LJ site for the last month and a half because I have been mostly bow hunting during my free time. I shot a nice 9 point buck and decided it was time to get back in the shop again. While I was hunting, my new equipment was delivered. I got a Jet 14” Deluxe Pro Band Saw, Jet 17” Drill Press, Jet 12” Planer/Jointer Combo, Jet 1 1/2 HP Shaper, Jet 16-32 Drum Sander, Rigid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander and a ...
WoodShop Tales Beyond ….two trees blowing in the wind,a mighty forest surrounds these centennial’s,two loner’s sending out their branching eaves,many sentients come to waunder along the way…. ….i was younger in those days that are behind,one worker of wood leaves his shop for open space,out here i am but the shadow of my own imagination,my sentiments to those who can-not come out to play…. ….two tree’s,two loner’s,many sentient’s,one work...
Well I have showed off some of my carvings and now I would like to start an entry and open some dialoge on developing patterns from photos. I ran into a program that will take a photo and turn it into a line drawing where I can then use as a pattern. Has anyone else ever done anything like this?I plan on displaying a couple of relief carvings that I did this way in my projects.
While surfing the web, (at work of course), I ran accross a great website William Mcdowell, box maker extrodinaire, . Not only are his galleries fascinating but if you follw through to his tips, he provides some great information and is funny as all get to boot. Just thought I’d share.Hope you see some value. Doug
I decided to make my own try square, in the spirit of the hand tool extravaganza I’ve been into lately. I saw an article by Adam Cherubini on making them, I think in popular woodworking. (If somebody has a link to the issue, let me know!) I don’t have the article handy, but the basis of it was pretty simple. I grabbed some spare Sipo and some spare Maple that already happened to be an appropriate width, a hair over 1/4” and 3/4” respectively. Crosscut and ...
so, i’ve been in conquest of good free wood for a while now, and had some success…i’ve been in the process of moving for a while, including about 1/2 my shop, to a 2nd story condo patio! lol i’m sure my neighbors are gonna Love me even more now…haven’t turned anything recently because i’ve been lacking parts (and Funds) to get the lathe back to a basic operating level, but I just had to share my recent find. Got about 2 truckloads of Podocarpus (Yell...
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