Here is another great use for the Torque Work Centre. I am frequently needing to slot pieces for various jigs I have built. Up until now I have been using the router sled I posted some time ago. That worked very well, and was safe to use, even on small parts. The Torque Work Centre does the same thing, but the set up and ease of use is much better and faster. Here I’m slotting pieces for wooden clamps like these I posted recently as a project.This is the set up for the flip stops to ...
Planks on the Floor, Planks on the Floor,Lookin’ Like a Fool with yourPlanks on the Floor… Sorry, just had to do that… My small collection of pine was sitting on the floor, waiting for somewhere nice to go: This wall was the decided place, it allows me to enter the open garage door on the garage side of the workshop with a load of wood and then bring it through the middle door that divides the garage from the workshop: I decided to use 2×4 uprights screwed t...
Dear Fellows, After my first solo exhibition in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in February, TV Globo, one of the world’s largest television networks, featured my signature work and interview during a local program on April 3, 2010. The video of the interview, along with a transcript of the audio translated into English can be seen in the address below: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodnews/2010may/dilo410.html In case the direct connection fails, use your mouse for “cop...
I created a chart to use when pricing jobs and one of my readers, who is obviously a whiz with Excel, created a great excel spreadsheet to help him calculate job prices. His name is Mike Stewart and he generously shared this spreadsheet with me and I have been sharing it with others. So, now it’s available to all members of LJ. Just click on the link below and download it to your computer for future use. http://woodworking-business.com/downloads/HowMuchToCharge.xls The yellow cell...
I am cutting out a new chess set on the scroll saw and using Black Butt(eucalyptus pilularis)This stuff is SO hard I’d compare to ebony or lignum vitae.(guaiacum officinale).
The 2nd show in the series for floating shelves. I hope that everyone enjoys it, and I continue my struggles with this darn illness. http://blip.tv/file/3580195 Not sure of this is how to do this or not.
Hey there lumberjocks, now that the dresser is done and delivered (yippee), I’m starting the next project. My buddy from my day job that has been helping me in the shop needs a new stand for his saltwater fishtank. We spent Sunday night breaking down the sheet goods and such. Check out the first post in the series over here at my blog. If you’d like to see the entire dresser series, click here. I’ll be trying out alcohol soluble dye and spraying some general fini...
The Henry Ford Healthcare System opend a new hospital recently. I found this posted on a wall. my life…my health…my choice…I have been given the choice of one life…how I choose to live this life is entirely within my control. I hold the power each and every day to make choices that will have a positive inmact on my body, mind and spirit. Today I choose to discover ways to live my best life and live it in ways that are truly … healthy..smart…and i...
My wife and i recently moved into our new home and I have been thrilled that i finally have a space (garage) where i can do some woodworking on my own. the problem is getting rid of all the stuff that doesnt belong in there, out. one weekend i managed to get a lot of that stuff cleared out and now i need to find out how i am going to lay out the shop. I guess i should probably build some cabinets so i can store some of my tools in them and build some mobile carts so i can roll my tools a...
Hello LJ, I feel that it is time to tackle the drawer. A fairly important skill to have, and I have been practicing dovetail joints, so I am going to give it a shot. Today I cut the pieces, did some planing, and started to cut the pins. http://bit.ly/am6BAk Brian, p.s. I am just curious, most days there are between 100 – 200 people who click on my LJ post, and yesterday there were 750. If anyone who reads this, is one of the non regular readers, could you please leave a ...
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