Got the top installed yesterday. Not happy with the finish, though. But it’ll work. I could have saved a tremendouns amount of time by finishing with epoxy only. Two coats would have probably done it. As it is, i just keep sanding through in spots. But you can’t really tell. First time I moved the fence, though, the plastic pad the fence slides on scratched it up, due to 15 years of debris embedded in the nylon. So, I took it off, chucked it in the lathe and faced it up ...
Besides P-51’s & B-17’s (how can you NOT love these old warbirds/), I’ve mentioned in the past that love old wood planes & can’t really see what all the hype is over new expensive planes which can’t work any better than my old ones (don’t get me wrong…I think they’re beautiful and, no doubt, work really well, I just, well, I just don’t get it…that’s all. And I really don’t understand getting a low(?) priced new pl...
In this video I go over some updates as well as what I will be doing as far as refinishing this chair.
Spent a bit of time today doing some tweaking and setting up. I made a new piece to hold the toggle clamp out of 1/2” ply. The thinner material made the stock bolt the perfect length. The new zero clearance insert is in and I put in my trusty 50 tooth Freud thin kerf blade. A couple of hours setting everything up and it works!!! A bit of cleaning and waxing was involved today. I ripped a short section af ash and the cut looks really nice. First project….the cabinet for un...
Just got another buy American (insert Local for my foreign buddies) Email from someone I know who just buys the cheapest crap. I figure if half the folks who believe in “Buy American”, bought American, one quarter of the time, and an eighth of the time it was of decent quality, woodworking would pay a good wage and I’d have a real job!
I know a lot of this is getting away from woodworking. I started the blog so I’ll try and finish it in a few big chunks as some people are still following it. I managed to finish the electrical conduit frame and put up the canopy. It will rain tomorrow and will be windy so we’ll see how it fairs. I expect it will do fine. It’s pretty sturdy. As you can see the pipes fit together like an erector set. I welded four posts on the front platform that will act as a fenced in ...
Being a member of this site for just over 2 years, I have noticed that every once in a while someone unintentionally starts a blog about a retailer or a brand that turns into a bashing frenzy. In most case that wasn’t the intended purpose, they just want to vent, or have others see their side of the story and seek advice. Perhaps they are looking for validation that they were right or wrong. We have a review section at the present time. The site guidelines state “post your p...
There are 10 curved pieces needed for this crib. I needed one jig for the end assembly and another jig for the headboard assembly. I used 2 sheets of ¾ inch particle board to make these jigs. The first thing I needed to do was make patterns out of poster board. I then taped them onto ¼ inch masonite and cut them out. These templates were used to rout the first board of each size. Then the first boards were used as a template for the rest of the boards. I put the template on...
I found this tool among my Dads’ or Grandfathers’ things, I don’t know which, the handle is spring loaded and returns on its own after being pressed down, the jaws are serrated, and do not close together, there are no markings on it of any kind. does anyone have any idea what is for? it does have a wood base.here it is wide open http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww231/rjs923/1%20what%20could%20it%20be/allpictures104.jpg another viewhttp://i723.photobucket.com/albums/w...
Hello all, It’s been a while since I posted anything but that’s because I’ve been super busy. I just inherited a new shop and I am having a heck of a time with dust control. Basically the shop is 4 years old and has never been cleaned before I got it. Really want to smack the guy who was in there before me. I gave it a massive cleaning, fixed the dust collector, but I am still dealing with a healthy settling of dust on the floor every morning. I am getting an air f...
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