I have been threatening to buy a new table saw for a few months now and as all the planets seem to be aligned I am finally going to take the plunge…before i end up spending the money on Christmas! I am going to get a Grizzly G0690. I came to this decision thanks to allot of great input from the people on this site in particular Don K. He owns this saw along with a few other Grizzly pieces and doesn’t hesitate to sing the praises of this saw. After the Shop Fox rolling base he purc...
Well I remembered the camera today so here are some pictures. This is the mill Here is a picture of the logs that I had this morning This is a picture of the lumber that I have cut so far. I need to sticker it yet. The front pile with the slab on top is my Cherry, Their is 30 boards plus the slab. The other tall pile is the Poplar with some Hard maple along side of it.
Moving along with the woodworking bench. The previous blog showed the final glue up of the laminated top. even planing the sections before gluing didn’t lead to a perfectly flat top. So that leads to the 64 million dollar question, how do we get it flat. Since I don’t have 40 inch wide planer or sander I guess we’ll have to look at other options. One method is to cross plane it with a fore plane or jointer plane (a very long bench plane). As I don’t have a bench...
It’s all done! Up and installed. I put on three coats of tung oil with 0000 steel wool in between each coat. The top got a fourth coat. Then a coat of finishing paste wax, with the top getting two more coats. Check it out!
Well, the centerpieces are coming along fine. They are glued up and will sit in the clamps overnight. The next step is to put a clear coating over them. Some other projects I’m looking at doing is a candy stand that I saw in a book and a display box for some hot wheel cars. Of course these will be another blog. I post pics when I’m done with the centerpieces.
I have been doing some thinking about Grain Matching corners. We all see boxes that the wood has been wraped around to match 3 corners, but the 4th is allways off. I think I have come up with a way to match all 4 sides. I will be making a box when I can get back in the shop.(hurt my shoulder and LOML won’t let me play until next week) Will take step by step pics and post in this series for everyone. Keep an eye open for updates. If anyone else has a process for this, feel free ...
Today i went back out to the workshop, which was so cold the joys of autum, after i had taken the masking tape off i cleaned the glue off and sanded the outside of the box then cut and glued a piece of leather for the inside of the base then cut some mapple slip for the tray to sit on and glued it on.while that was setting i made the tray which is made the same way as the box only on a smaller scale, then went about making a lid which is quite simple in design just a rebate to inset it intoth...
A great gallery link for you turners out there and anyone else who appreciates turned work. Sam Shakouri has to be one of the best turners out there. http://www.sydneywoodturners.com.au/site/memberswork/images/sam/8_ring_bowl.html
I started this blog series back when I first started doing shows as a diary to show what it takes to start up and actually do craft shows. It was more of a “lessons learned” through the school of hard knocks, because being a newbie, I didn’t have a clue. Even though I blog about shows and what I am doing in my shop at DGM Woodworks, that site is subdued somewhat, because it is geared toward my customers. Now that I have over a year under my belt, I have a more educated point of view on the...
help!!!I have not been on the site for a while, please for give me. I am trying to get all these pictures of my projects on my page through photobucket. Can anyone explain how this works? I have dial up and pics upload slooooooow man. If I have to I can go to a WiFi lovation and upload I can do that. Would that help??? any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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