Thanks for all of you who have watched my progress in this series and helped me out along the way. Here’s the final installment. Mostly, I want to impress upon everyone the value of using Google SketchUp. I kind of forced myself to learn the basics in order to design this project and it was well worth it.
A pile of lumber….Gathering materials, working out cut lists and design…..Man, why can’t we just fire up the equipment and get going. Well, to begin with, there are other projects that are trying to get done and can’t get going in shop til all the materials get delivered. Be it as it may, we were able to begin cutting on the carcases of the lower bookcases this afternoon. It is so rewarding to look at a pile of lumber and see what kind of shape and display it tr...
Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options In the past, I’ve discussed how shop improvements are never done. As our needs and tool preferences change, the shop has to be able to adjust accordingly. If not, you will likely be faced with an inefficient and potentially unsafe work environment. If you can believe it, its already been over a year since Nicole and I moved into our new house. And for those that don’t know, we are indeed still carrying ...
I have worked in the woodworking industry for the past 40 years. During that time I have been exposed to a lot of different woodworking machines and techniques and have grown to love woodworking. I have also been a hobby woodworker for all of those years although I haven’t had the opportunity to pursue this part of woodworking as much as I would have liked because of the time constraints forced on me by my career in the industry and my lack of an adequate place to pursue it such as a well equ...
Well, not really, but I have the capability now… I’ve been wanting to make a sort of Router Table ever since Bob Kollman sent me a care package of Plastics… No matter what idea I finally decide upon, all of my thought’s unifying theme is using the plastic as the top…So I took a couple hours this morning to finally make the top or work surface…I marked the locations of the screws with the 1/4” scuff plate that was on the Router and simply made an exten...
Still need to do the drawer fronts, but the doors are in! And they are kinda snazzy, if I do say so myself. Note, in particular, the grain matching.
Sharpening station wet grinder (Thormek, Sheppac, Jet, whatever). #1: Fitting Tormek profiled leather wheels on a Scheppac (for dummies)
Fitting Tormek profiled leather wheels on a Scheppac TIGER200S watersharpener. And preparing them for use.Ok some will ask why! And the answer are simple I could not get hold of a Scheppac wheel… So if others are having the same problem:What do you do when you are set up for woodturning, and want’s razor sharp irons, for the job?You buy a watersharpening system, it’s fast and easy, and makes really razorsharp edges.This was all wonderful for me until I realized I c...
It’s hard to believe that four years have past us by since we joined Lumberjocks. This has been a wondrous journey for two people who’ve lived in one place all of our lives. Through the magic of the internet, we now have friends on almost every corner of the Earth. It’s been fun sharing our interests with all of you. We’d like to thank Martin for helping us on this four year jaunt, plus the rest of you JOCKS out there. We started out at 120 members, ...
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