Okay, I don’t normally get into the whole ‘blogging’ thing but with a sentence of encouragement from a fellow LJ I thought I’d take the plunge and show off the length, breadth and depth of my woodworking disabilities on my first real job for another person who actually has money to pay me. A few things first off.. 1. Yes, it’s messy. My shop..I know. We just moved into our house a few months ago and things aren’t fully stashed away yet. I straight...
Hot Rodding a Harbor Freight Bandsaw. #3: The tension release, tension spring, and cool blocks are on!
Okay boys and girls, the tension release, cool blocks, and Cobra Coil are done. All the pieces and parts required for the upgrade. The set of cool blocks in the OEM blade guide assemblies replaces the aftermarket Accura blade guide assemblies. The Accuras were nice, but were a pain to reset every time I swapped blades. The completed tension release assembly in the released position. The completed tension release assembly in the tensioned position. The tension release assembly w...
..glued and nailed...
christy has been working very hard on the website and made quite a few changes (including pricing) it really looks great and thanks for the advice on the pricing – we are rookies so any thing you can add is very helpful http://www.weborgent.com/ —-oops – told you i was a rookie!!!
DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS THE PLACE TO PUT THIS BUT I FIGURED SOMEONE ELSE MAY NEED SOME OF THESE. TOOL KING HAS A SPECIAL ON THERE TOOL A DAY SITE ON DEWALT 12 INCH 80 TOOTH SAW BLADES. YOU CAN GET TWO FOR ONLY 29.99 PLUS 5.00 SHIPPING. PRETTY GOOD DEAL. I ORDERED 4 AND WISH I COULD HAVE ORDERED MORE. HERE IS THE LINK http://www.tooliday.com/?4402&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8e1b22c9ab-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_MAILCHIMP&utm_source=Tooliday.com+List
Well, I know it has been a long time, and it’s truly taken me this long to achieve any progress. I’m not just late updating the blog! I’ve posted a few new pics on my workshop section, instead of trying to post here in the blog. This is still difficult as I don’t really want to again need another website to store my pics on. So I’ll make due this way. So I’ve managed to set up a small work area in the back corner. I simply used one of my steel she...
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about my new shop. As I explain in the video, the sale of our old house fell through and we are now dealing with two mortgages. So I have what I am hoping is a temporary shop setup in my 3-car garage. So here’s the tour! Enjoy.
Many of the LJ contributers are small shops like mine. It occured to me that not even the smallest shop comes with a small price tag. Four years ago when I started my “small shop” it started with a router and circular saw. I made a custom table so the circular saw could make fast repetive cuts. It was only a matter of weeks before I desided I needed a table saw. The table saw was actually a Jet bench top table saw that sat on 4 legs. It was only a matter of weeks before I de...
When we first put in the raised planting beds, 4’x4’, Marge put strawberriesin half of the first one. The cardinals LOVE strawberries and were having a blast eating the little berries as the appeared on the plants.So I put some stakes around the 2’x4’ patch and hung some bird net on them.So that cured the cardinals of their habit of eating our berries.Then the strawberries decided they needed more room. Their little shoots were going all over the place, planting themse...
Ok.. Now I have posted a few times in regards to vacuum pumps and stuff.. And the responses have been great and helpful.. I recently found a commercial grade vacuum pump that was suppose to get a whopping 17cfm which is way overkill. I met with the gentleman who upon arriving at the meet spot we agreed upon, informed me that for some reason the pump stopped working.. Now I’m pretty handy having worked in a maintenance dept for a few years..so I thought no biggie..I will rebuild it mysel...
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