Just finished putting together my Late 50’s Walker Turner Light-Heavyweight Saw. This is more of a hybrid than a true cabinet saw, however it has one feature that makes up for all of that. The top when combined with the 2 extensions is a whopping 50 1/2” wide by 32 1/2” deep. The bulk of that extra depth is behind the blade to help stabilize cuts and reduce the need for outfeed support. This is a lot of thick heavy cast iron, the frame (assembly that holds the heig...
Thanks to some cooler weather, hiring some more staff for the salon and the arrival of a small shipment of tools from the UK I have been making some good progress on the footstools for our salon. Footstool #2 has been completed. I used my new plug cutter to make my own plugs for the screw holes which was much quicker than sanding shop bought dowel to fit. I found out why plug cutters are meant to be used with a drill press, it’s kind of tricky to use with just a hand drill and no kin...
Just so we are clear I am actually almost done with this project. I’m just now getting around to blogging it. When my wife and I got married we were the typical college kids. We wanted the entertainment center that showed of the electronics. Now a few years, and a few kids down the road we want to minimize the TV. I showed her the armoir that dennis built a while back and she said it didn’t impress her, so I decided to try and come up with something else. Well last Au...
Like the title says, this entry is simply to publicly say thanks to someone who went out of their way to do me a favor. I read on a post this board by TFKeefe (Tom) in which he mentioned his modified bench top table saw and a ZCI that he had made for it. Since I also own a similar bench top saw and have always mourned the lack of ZCI plates for it, I questioned Tom about his. He was kind enough to provide me with pictures of how he had made his. As it turned out our saws are not exactly al...
Oh it takes long time…Just finished preparing the top, 2 sides and bottom part. All write ash. The top is the series of the top from the desk. Put an indian rose butterfly as a pair from the other one from the desk. I did the last one with router and straight bit, but for this time, I wanted to try it only with hand tool. And found out it’s easier to do it with chisels to make the corners sharp. For the side parts, I put 2 pieces togther with SPLINED EDGE JOINT, in J...
Just wanted to share the inspiration I got from my friend Barb… She’s offering up some handmade love, in return for paying it forward… and I’m happy to see others have taken the ball and run with it. This past Christmas was “A very homemade Christmas” and that spirit has taken hold (we’re really paring down the household, letting go of lots of things, meanwhile trying to help out local businesses, artists and not fill our friends and families homes wi...
Hi Lumberjocks, I have a Spiers smoother that I am not quite sure what to do with. Thought that someone out there might have some good ideas? (I have a photo of the plane in “My workshop” as I haven’t had a play around with the photobucket function yet.) It needs some work if it is to become functional as a smoothing plane but how much work is too much? I would like to have a functional Spiers plane but admitedly have several good Stanley and Norris smoothers so don...
I have the fun part (figuring out how to do it) of this project done and its all plain work now. I suppose that is why its been sitting in my shop like this for 5+ years now. I think you can figure out how I did the checker board detail from this picture: Under what is really one of the bed’s side rails is a sheet of the patterns I used to cut out the L-shaped do-dads and drill the holes for the dowels. Maybe I’ll never finish this? I still don’t have the embellli...
If you remember the last time I fit the doors in…..They were all dinged up and “beyond repair.” Well a hammer and saw later(see last blog) and they were ready to stain. Procedure: Washcoat, two coats gel stain, shellac, poly. FrankenHingesNothing comes easy around here. I knew the shape of the original hinges but could not find a supplier. So I order two different types of hinges from rejuvenation… Check out the video of how I mixed the two hinges. Not rocke...
Maybe this comes a little late, but I just stumbled upon the pictures so here is my contribution to the recent interest in the brothers Greene. Six years ago I saw a chair they made in furniture book I bought. I always liked the arts & crafts look but this was really special so I set out to build some furniture of my own. I rented the shop I have to this day and started buying equipment. I have a lot of that now, but still not a single piece of finished furniture of my own. I plann...
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