The whole point of devoting my early woodworking days to building stuff for woodworking is to learn. Today, while reading the latest issue of shop notes, I learned that the router table top, which I am building, is a laminated top. I guess I had always thought that laminated only applied to thin strips glued together. I don’t know why I assumed there was some sort of arbitrary thickness requirement. Now I know.The seven sets of laminated sections have become three. The middle section...
Ok, I wanted to be part of a contest, so this one is it. Did you know that Rockler Bench Cookies can be used for the purpose of noise suppression? Watch this video and find out how… Happy Woodworking all, David
In January I posted to an LJ forum about a planned woodworking trip to the Berkshires. We went on Feb 19, 2010, and it was a great day. Well, it was a cold day, when Steve and I left Glastonbury, CT for the Berkshires. During the trip we were joking about buddy movies and decided to subtitle our trip: Glen & Steve’s Excellent Woodworking Adventure as an homage to perhaps the worst buddy film of all time. Our first stop was Bannish Lumber in tiny Chester, Mass. Their URL is h...
So today I began the construction of my daxophone. Just a little background first: The daxophone is a relativly new, experimental instrument invented by Hans Reichel in the 1980’s. It is composed of a soundbox, a dax, and a tongue. The tongue vibrates ontop of the soundbox which is connected to an amplifier. The dax is slid up and down the tongue to control pitch. I choose to make this instrument because it’s all about wood, has endless possibilities, and I think it sounds...
I finally decided to steam-bend the stems. I had a lot of worries leading up to this but it was much easier than I had thought it would be. I machined a dozen strips 1/4” x 7/8” x 4’ out of walnut. I threw the strips in my steam-tube for about 20 minutes and then my wife helped by applying the C-clamps while I bent the strips around the form. We put the first clamp at the keel end and then I bent the strips around the form and held it while she put a clamp at the bend and t...
:D__ got the old central vac hooked up in da shop bout 16’ of 2” flex hose and 4 10 2” pipes , and its all done ….pulls great…where is my v-drum sander….tick tock tick tock man wednesday TOMORROW would be nice….
I use a mac and i downloaded the cutlist plugin and you guys say to put it into sketchup plugins folder but there is no plugins folder. I have sketchup pro 7. Any ideas?thanks
On March 11 – 14, Jet and Powermatic are having a big sale. I’m aware of what the sale price will be on Jet’s 10” x 14” mini lathe. It will be on sale for $279. That’s an incredible price. As an FYI, I and several other people, just did a turning demo at local tool store on Saturday. The store provided us with a couple of lathes to use, including this Jet mini. I had never turned on a mini-lathe before. I was quite impressed with this littl...
I was asked to show the Woodline Adjustable Push Block, I got at the Woodshow we attended over the weekend. And a couple of the guys were interested in the cyclones I made from a one hp Harbor Frieght dust collector, which wasn’t worth much until I did this to it, and I had a small blue barrel I picked up at a yard sail last summer I hooked up to my 5 hp Rigid shop Vac, < ...
I am back from the ship and ready to get back out in the shop and make some sawdust! I started two projects over the weekend and have finished one. I will post pictures of both tomorrow. I am currently working on a desk for the wife to set her computer on and will be using scrap 2×4’s and some sand ply that has been waiting to be brought to life!! stay tuned for results….Walt
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