Well, the time has come for a new table saw. My old one was not keeping the blade on tight anymore. I got ahold of a fellow LJ er and went to look at one that he had. It was a Craftsman that needs some minor TLC. Nothing I can’t handle. I pickied it up for $60.00. I am on a budget here so anything is better than my old one. I will post pics when I get it set up. Also I am getting a new video camera today. So maybe if you are lucky and been a good woody, maybe you will start to see so...
Things are a little slow in my shop these days….. with holiday preparations, work and being a taxi driver for the young’uns…..but have had a chance to do some small things. Having never posted any of my so called projects…..let me show you one of my old pre-LJ projects…...my wife wanted a window stand for her plants. All I had was some left over 2×4s and an idea….....I measured the window width and sill height and went for it…...the 2×4s ...
Well, trimming up the sides removed the gaps I showed in the previous post. BUT the trimming exposed other gaps! Definitely needed to do a better job of clamping! Time to adapt. Time to go back to the shrinking scrap pile. As luck would have it, I had two strips of cherry from an even older project. If I remember right, these strips are from the first cherry boards I ever bought (19 years ago). Both strips are long enough and one of them has enough length to cover the ends as well. ...
We all know that you can never have too many clamps and acquiring a sufficient collection of clamps takes alot of money and usually alot of time. A while back I purchased two bessey 3/4 pipe clamps for $13.00 each and two 2ft threaded pipe nipples for about $8.00 each. This came out to around $22.00 per clamp. Recently i was at harbour freight. I will first say that i have a love hate relationship with this store. Their blades and bits are not worth a crap. However, i have bought se...
Hello, I am hoping that someone may be able to help me. I am looking for furniture building plans for Danish style furniture. If anyone remembers House of Denmark this is the style that I am looking for. I greatly appreciate any help I can get. I also hope that everyone has a fun and safe holiday and that 2010 is a great year for all. Thanks, Flyboy
First the material I have posted on You Tube was a series of videos I had prepared before going to the wood show, to show others what really can be achieved with the router with the aid of the guides. I suppose what really has to be explained is ‘Why I use Template Guides’. Template guides will introduce greater safety awareness with the use of the router. It will also introduce projects that you may consider not suitable of producing with the router. It will also a add a grea...
Up until now the extension wing to the BT3100 has been a simple two layer 3/4” pine ply lamination. Simply a nice, flat table top. That is all about to change… LOML gave me an early Christmas present of a Bench Dog Pro Plate and Rockler insert template, and I have some Rockler miter track just laying around, so it was time to measure up where I wanted everything, and write is down. 5.25” in from each side, 7” in from the end. Miter slot in 5.5” from the end. ...
It still pretty much looks like this: Bothus hasn’t been around much, lately, so … I skipped the vid ;-) First, the new toy: Gotta’ mill some mahogany, so…. West-facing shop wall. Two 4-way outlets. The left two of each 4-way are on Circuit A; the right two are on Circuit B. Redundancy and 40A capacity at each outlet! Same with the north-facing wall. Two sets: and Two 4-way ceiling mounted electrical outlets, for lighting: ...
There’s a show on Discovery called “TimeWarp” which uses super high speed cameras to slow down all matter of phenomena to show what’s going on in the physical world at micro timescales. They had a call for entries after one episode and it got me to thinking that I’d love to see various woodworking things slowed down. Apparently they had the same idea last year, but I missed it. They put the SAWSTOP under the cameras, and the inventor even tried it on his own fing...
The Bible study I am a part of is having a party for Christmas. Each person is supposed to bring one gift, spending no more than $5.00. I saw this as a challenge. $5.00 isn’t much and I wanted to offer something of higher value. Lucky for me, my wife recently brought home some free pieces of wood. She works at an art gallery and they were getting rid of some random things. She saw some wood they had used as plaques that were going to be tossed. As she is industrious and thoughtful,...
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