So here are the pics of the proposed area. Obviously my first order of buisness is to clean house. I should have more then enough room for all the power equipment in the second stall portion. All of the “seasonal” stuff will go downstairs. The area where my “shop” was is now going to be pretty open, so I’ll have enough room, and then some, for all of that. I bought 2 sets of the Rubbermaid Track Mount Stuff about 2 years ago, and yes, its still in the pacakge....
I decided I wanted a permanent solid fence for the table, with adjustable stop blocks. I decided to to put on a laminate surface there too, since I still had plenty. I doubled up some more 3/4” MDF, for the fence, and the base, as well as some support blocks to keep that fence a perfect 90 degrees to the table, and to resist any flexing. First I glued on some more laminate, and doubled up the MDF. I then prepared the back section and the support blocks. I’ve actual...
First, I grabbed my block plane and smoothing plane, and cleaned up my recent banding addition. It came out quite good looking. With a recent post to Woodnet pointing out you can get fairly cheap T-Track from McMaster-Carr, and myself in possession of a new Freud LU90M blade, I decided to completely overdo the top with T-track for fence and hold down positions. Whee! First up, dado up some grooves. I also decided I wanted my intersections to be nice and neat. No fiddling ...
I must warn you, this post gives you a good view into my skewed mind sometimes when it comes to the off the cuff way I approach the design aspects of projects. I bolted down the new table, and then offset it slightly from where I wanted the final position to be. I’m using a round ZCI, so that I can just turn it slightly, without replacing the whole insert. The idea was completely stolen from a nice fellow on Woodnet whose name I cannot currently remember. I loaded up a circle cutt...
I have recently milled and then kiln dried four of these wonderful slabs of sycamore. They would make wonderful counter or bar tops. I will soon have them listed on my website specialty-lumber We also sell all types of fireplace accessories for indoor and outdoor fireplaces and patio fire pits. Fireplace accessories really do make having have a fireplace a much more enjoyable and safe experience. We have specialty lumber products like mantles and fireplace accessories like fireplace inserts t...
Here are the two designs for the bunk beds. I’ll eventually build 3 of one style and 4 of the other. The first on has a headboard similar to the single prototype that I built. The only difference is there is no fixed shelf at the top. I made it adjustable because of headroom. I also put an adjustable shelf at the bottom also. The second one is a bookcase design. I tried to keep the same style. I lowered the height of the headboard and built a couple bookcases for each level....
I recently remembered that my Canon PowerShot SD500 IS Digital Elph Longest Name For A Camera Ever has a time-lapse mode. You can set it to capture a frame every 1 or 2 seconds. I’ve been pointing it at my work areas lately with the latter (less frequent) capture setting, and just letting it run for an hour or two. It’s fun to watch later, though it pains me to know that no matter how hard I try, I’ll never accomplish anything at this speed. This is me doing some of the w...
I’m still hunting for space to end the clutter in my 1-car garage shop. I found some when I moved part of the PVC ductwork from my dust collector a bit so I could open the overhead garage door again. In that space, between the dust collector (and its separator can), hoses and dust collection accessories, and the path traveled by the opening garage door was a location about 2’ wide by 32” high – small cabinet size! Note the > marks on the wall, tracings of the do...
lumberJONZ ( LumberJocks of New Zealand ) – ok, a small contingent anyway – got together for some fun with my new mill, a Peterson ATS swingmill portable sawmill. On a fine winter day, we hitched up the mill tucked into a 7×5 trailer and set it up around a short section of Paulownia on a small farm just outside Christchurch. The tree had been felled a couple of years earlier and mainly what was left was a short section off of the stump and a single trunk section. This was our...
I have spent the last few days in the workshop working out how to make this jig.. and have it durable and repeatable and totally accurate and easy to use.Actually this jig can be used for two different projects … well probably more that two but thats all I have used it for so far.To start, I had to build a table to go over the bandsaw table for the jig to pivot on. [double pivot actually][two pivots two pics right!! ]The table was made from 5/8” [15mm] plywood, with silver ash us...
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