This is from the olive haul I got almost a year ago for free from some tree trimmers. Early this month, in the mood for some more resawing, I cut up another of the logs into blanks around the insane amount of checking. I’ve probably heard every trick now to keeping wood from splitting – freezing, microwaving, alcohol dipping, Anchorseal, storing in a bag of shavings after turning, filling cracks with coffee grounds or wood dust and thin CA glue – I’ve tried many of ...
Experiment to post Video to explain why I have had great success with the use of the template guides. This is an opportunity to show the advantages of the guides so when I present a topic I will have the oportunity to follow it up with the video. I had posted the two small tables that I had constructed for our church, very small only 200mm high to take a vase of flowers I will go back and see if I can get the video and post it here. This video is here to introduce Template Tom and sh...
Well I think that I may have found a great deal…..but I will not know until the weekend. I have been looking at the craigslist for the Phoenix metro area for the last six to nine months and have purchased quite a few items from it. I started out finding a Rockwell 10” contractors saw last spring for $120. I had felt pretty good about that and actually still do….except at times it seemed a bit underpowered. My wife bought a Biesemeyer fence for me last year and I have enjoy...
i was just looking at the homemade V drum sander that was posted in projects a little bit ago. I saw that he made the drum out of the laminated cardboard tube inside a shrink wrap role. Where I work I have tons of these, and I actually have some at my apartment (I took some, thinking I would make something out of them, but never did). If anyone wants one of these to make a V drum sander or any other crazy idea, let me know, and I’m sure (as long as shipping isnt a ton) I could ship o...
When sharpening the blade place a towel or moving blanket on the floor under your feet, just because $hit happens. Otherwise you’ll end up with a chipped corner after you just spent all your time polishing the face. Then you’ll have to resist throwing it across the shop, and that can be very difficult after a long crappy day. HTH
So I got to spend a few hours in the workshop today and actually got quite a bit done on the bed. The headboard and foot board are being built out of 1/4 inch panels left over from re-sawing the drawer fronts. These panels are being mounted into a 1 1/2 inch frame and panel style. The center panel is going to be copper that was removed from my grandparents house when they had their roof replaced. The copper has some cool V shaped patina to it which should look pretty cool. I am going to...
Perhaps a good design for coasters that will hold those beer bottles! Keeping the knife in a near vertical position where the stems cross over will help to keep tear out to a minimum.
In-DwelleR-EVIL Dis-Ease Follows Me ….i have all-ways been,this dis-ease that eats in-side,gnaws be-low my bark….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...
The best part about blogging, as a beginner at woodworking, is that one learns much more than they would, were they doing the woodworking alone. Yesterday’s blog had some great reactions, and posed a great question, is it worth it? Is it worth the extra dollars for the expensive equipment? An experienced woodworker, who has tried a full gamut of tools, could give a solid argument for or against. I am not such a woodworker. With every purchase, the pros and cons must be weighed. ...
The search for saws that make the cut I am just getting into woodworking and I am finding that the further down the rabbit hole of tool buying I go the harder it gets to decide what to spend my hard earned cash on when space and budget are top concerns. Feel free to skip my rambling. Hopefully by verbalizing my decision here I will be able to come to a reasonable conclusion (except buy a bunch of saws). I am looking for a couple of handsaws that will perform the trifecta of woodworking cut...
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