Well, I finally got into the shop today and actually made some prototypes to see if I could make them. And I could so I will post pics tomorrow of the prototypes. They are not my own :(. I used plans. I will be making my wife’s lap desk this week. (this one of my designs).
Aug 21, 2008 Well, it’s almost done but now that I’ve seen the pictures I can see there are a lot of things to do yet and a lot of things that will just have to stay as “oops”. But, the inside is cute so hopefully that will make up for the not-so-cute oopses. Front View. (Yes, the door is crooked.. I thought I had it fixed but .. no.. The Open Door To The Left To The Right The Second Floor
Well with the help of several people in the forum I have figured out how to make a really cool shelving system for my wife. We have a bare wall in our living room that is just screaming for something cool…so using a catalog that I get ideas from I decided I am going to try and build this: The hard part about this was the ‘free floating shelves’. This is where all the great LJ people come in to really help….using their thoughts and some late night magnifying glas...
Pictures are of an metal ignition storage cabinet that I rescued. I repainted it and now I have storage for my chemicals, paints, and more.
Well one of the tools I wanted was a router. I found a 2 1/4 HP Freud combo that was sold for $199 on clearance at Lowes for $129 I jumped on that. Can’t wait to use it.
After doing research on good and cheap dust collectors I decided to purchase a Harbor Freight 2HP model. Alot of people think that it is a good value. I was able to pick one up at the store with a coupon for $149. I put it together and it work like a charm I think I will upgrade the filter bag in the near future and add a pre-seperator.
Well after working with my uncle on a couple of projects I thought it was time to start getting my own equipment for my shop.(mother-in-laws 24’ by 36’ steel building) I went to looking on craigslist and eBay to see was was available used and at a good price. My uncle has a 3HP Craftsman contractors saw and I thought that would be a good place to start. I happen to come across the same model saw as my uncles on craigslist and it was only 20 miles from my house. I was in great cond...
WELL FELLOW WOODWORKERS, I NEED YOUR ADVISE. I’M GETTING READY TO FINISH TWO NEW EXTERIOR CHERRY DOORS. MY QUESTION IS SIMPLE, WHAT TYPE OF FINISH WOULD YOU USE? HERE’S SOME MORE INFO. WE ARE IN KANSAS. THE TEMP GOES FROM 110 TO -10. THE DOORS WILL GET SUN. THEY ARE FOR EAST AND WEST EXPOSURES. I THINK THE BOSS WILL WANT A SIMI GLOSS OR FLAT. SHE IS WANTING TO MAKE THE WOOD SHOW IT’S STUFF. WE DO NOT HAVE SPRAY EQUIPMENT. SEE I TOLD YOU IT WAS SIMPLE. LET...
Yesterday death passed near by us and remembered each of us how fragile we are and how fragile our happiness is. By these recognition we get the opportunity both to appreciate what’s really valuable for us and to enjoy live and its simplicity: we are alive, we are sane and we are together. Thank you all for your care.(THANKS GOD, WE ARE AGAIN TOGETHER.)!
This tutorial is for setting up a molder head and creating molding on a Shopsmith Mark V, Model 520. Obviously, much of the information here can be “translated” to a different model Shopsmith or even to a stand-alone table saw. When done properly, with proper setup and appropriate safety precautions, using a molder head on a table saw is perfectly safe and produces beautiful molding. I couldn’t even begin to guess how much molding I’ve created for window frames, picture frames, case moldings,...
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