Four passes thru the table saw, and I now have a box & lid… I sketched a ‘side-view’ plan of the insert which will fit into the lid… This way, if he doesn’t like the layout of the board, we can build a new insert and still use the overall box. We’re aiming pretty high… this will have two levels for smaller pedals in the center, on the right side it will have a place for two larger (long, like a wah) pedals, on the left an area for swi...
i am building a door for my new workshop. The door is 5’ wide by standard height. Door will be made out of wood. I know I can buy large strap hinges but in this region I will have to use brass or SS. I was wondering if anyone out there has done a door like this and used wooden hinges. I checked around a bit on the net but so far have only found details on fairly small hinges. I was wondering if someone in this large group could give some guidance on this search or have done this...
So far in this series I have finished two of the hopefully ten woodburned album covers. I take any ideas and use most of them. My next project will be a Dragonforce one and then an ACDC one. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more but I’m in a band and The Teenagewoodworker and I haven’t totally figured out when Wood Riffs will air or what we are gonna do. We might do some sort of guitar case Denny said he was gonna make me but anyway. I’ m open to any comments anyone has. ...
YES!! I won both eBay auctions for the Stanley No. 7 and No. 8 jointer planes. Here are the photos of these bad boys! Stanley No. 7 seller alleges that this plane was produced between 1885 and 1888 and has a leveler that was only made for a short period of time. We will see. I don’t collect planes, so I didn’t buy this on to set on a shelf and look at. I’m going to sharpen it and put it to work. Stanley No. 8 with a corrugated sole plate. Sorry for the funky cr...
My son, Cody, is an aspiring guitar player… He needs a pedalboard to house all his effects pedals… If you’re not familiar with these, check out this link… First of all… he can’t find one EXACTLY set-up the way he wants… So, WHY NOT BUILD ONE???I started it this past weekend… We sketched an idea… Gonna make it a little oversize for expansion… The overall box is 18” x 28” x 10” tall. The majority of the box will unlatch and be removable, leaving the base with the pedals mounted to...
Called Woodcraft this morning to check on the status of my SawStop Contractor saw since it was due in today. Got the good news that it is in and waiting on my eager little hands to pick it up….... well will take a lot of hands to pick it up. Went home at lunch to change from car to truck, back at work and waiting on last meeting of the day to head to Woodcraft. Not particularly looking forward to assembly since I’m sometimes mechanically challenged and expect it will take somet...
I started woodworking in my early 20s (many year ago). Prior to this the only real exposure to woodworking I had was building remote controlled model aircroft out of balsa. I started by taking a year long rough carpentry course at a local community college. What does this have to do with workbenchs you wonder.. I believe a well designed workbench starts with your experience with workbenches. Thinking back I have had the oppourtunity to use a few workbenches and there are a few things I discov...
Last week I was doing my work experiance, I did it at a building and joinery company which are based localy. On the monday i helped rip out a kitchen “That was realy fun :)”. On tuesday I helped re-roof a house in the boiling sun “another great day”. On wednesday we couldn’t do much in the kitchen as a nex floor was being laid, however i was able to put in a door frame, and after we had waited for the doors to arrive it was time to tidy up and go home “unfo...
First things first. I cleaned my pine scrap bin out this weekend. Should finish up with 10 more “cart-o-blocks” this week. Now to find ten children to give them to. I’ve been wondering if I’m the only one around, or are there more like me? On Friday and Saturday, I had the urge to go to the shop for no apparent reason. I didn’t have any particular purpose in mind, just wanted to sit and be with “my stuff,” kinda like being around family. Th...
Wood science goes mainstream! NPR Science Friday featured a segment on the making of baseball bats and why it seems like more bats are breaking these days. They discuss everything from moisture content, grain direction, and beetle invasions. It’s pretty cool hearing about this form of woodworking. Check it out! (You’ll have to click on the play button on the left side to listen.)
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