A beautiful day today. Sunny and 5 degrees. A great day for in the shop. I ripped the band sawn pine into 1 5/8 strips to use as the vase base. I wanted mitred corners so I broke out the mitre saw, set the angle to 45, set up a stop block and started cutting. When I had them cut I laid them together on the bench . . . the angle was not 45 . . . it was less and it left me with a fair gap in one corner. I was not impressed. At this point in time DW needed some crushed stone and topso...
thanks for the advice guys, sounds like the direction i want to go in, never thought about macro before but it sounds like something i need to look into, any advice on mega pixels?
thank you to all those that gave a warm welcome, what a great website, have just bin a lookin but decided to join and im glad i did. what a great place to learn and share. ok so now im in the market for a digital camera to take some picks to post, any advice would be appreciated, dont want to buy top of the line but something of good quality, i would like to by a digital slr but cant quite afford that right now. i can go 2-300 ish maybe a little more, can i get something decent for that? i kn...
I finally got another day in the shop. We’re starting to run out of time. We leave in two weeks for the BVI and I’ve got sailing lessons almost every day until then. Regardless, we ran over to Rockler to get some knobs early in the morning (I gave my lathe to my buddy Eric when we moved to CA). We got back and made some progress: ^ Here’s the reel assembly put together with the hardware and knobs. Notice the knobs give you two options, slow, with torque, or fast...
Sometimes “mistakes” can actually be opportunities in disguise. One example was Edison’s attempt to make a telegraphic-telephonic repeating and recording device, it didn’t work, but when somebody gave it a spin it sounded like human speech. Edison started from that chance observation and developed the phonograph. It can also happen in the shop. In my latest project posting “I had Twins!” I turned would could have been a disaster into a chance to ge...
Just joined the site yesterday and already had loads of you welcoming me – thanks very much for that. Look forward to posting more blogs and will get some pictures of my workshop up etc soon.
I bought a new Jet VS 1220 with the extension and built a nice stand. The machine itself is not vibrating, but the live center seems to be loose. It is Brand new!!! I have made 5 turnings and they were weird, but when I started on the stretchers for my personal Windsor it just would not get smooth. The bird beeks on the center stretcher were fine until I tried to sweeten them up, then they were broken off in places. I have all brand new sorby and packard tools that have been sharpened by my c...
Wanna’ hear my sob story? Went to tune up my new Grizzly G0555X 14” bandsaw tonight. The tension knob wouldn’t turn. It would go about ten degrees in either direction, but then … hard stop. No adjustment possible without proper tension. Rat farts. First call to Grizzly. Rep basically says that I’ve got a big problem, and should take the thing apart. So … being an idiot … I started to. Then … being less of an idiot, I calle...
I was having troubles with stain rimming are fish eyeing, not sure which one. Well I remembered seeing Todds video on applying finish. So I called him spent about twenty minutes on the phone with him and he gave me several tips. They payed off I was able too finish the project for a customer. I have admired his work and videos on here for a few years now he is top notch. He is allways willing too help others on here when they have a problem. Many others here are as well aint this site great. ...
We finally got some decent weather, so I rushed out, put some shingles around the window. I couldn’t salvage enough old shingles for the job, but it didn’t turn out too bad. The new ones will gradually blend in while aging. Photos by Barb!
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