Well what can I say the past few months I’ve been busy with the last of my exams for school so I’ve neglected lumberjocks over the past few months and I’ve missed it so much. After the exams this summer i got a project to do for my grandad, it consisted of a stud wall frame work or as you guys know it to be ’’drywall’’ which included a door frame skirting and architrade. I finished that job over two days since then I’ve been looking for a join...
Can anyone tell me how to calculate the # of CFM of a squirrel cage motor that is needed to adequately move air based on the cubic feet of a wood shop?
After spending the time, money, and effort to get the equipment I need to get moving in earnest in woodworking, I am doing so. But a little background might help you dear readers to understand where I am coming from… I hated junior high, and high school. Passionately hated that entire experience with 3 major exceptions. #1. The social interactions. Some of the best friends I have ever had, I made in Junior High, and High School. I try to maintain many of those friendships even tod...
Currently I am using Norton Water Stones from 1000 grit to 8000 grit with good success so far and I may be interested in purchasing a set of Shapton Glass Stones. I have read an article and seen a few testimonials swearing it is faster more precise and easier to use, along with stones go up to 30000 grit. I am wondering if any of you have any experience using this product and can advise if it is truly faster, easier and more importantly worth the money? Is there an alternate way to fla...
I didn’t get as much shop time as I would have liked to over the last couple of days, and the time I did spend I had to fix a couple of leg veneer whoopsies. Somehow through the repition of glueing the veneers on the 8 leg blanks, and all the pieces laying around I got myself confused on 2 of the leg blanks and glued the veneers on the wrong faces…DOH. Oh well plane cut them back down to the right size and cut new veneers and reglue. Problem # 1 solved. Trimmed up the veneers ...
As I was waiting for another project to dry, I did a little work on the table top. I had cut it oversized on purpose to take advantage of the wavy figure in the board. I then had to face the difficult decision of how to trim it down for a sofa/foyer table that didn’t stick too far out. I settled on a 14” wide board, which leaves plenty of room for a decent overhand in the front, 2 1/4” legs, and a side apron that doesn’t look like a chubby baby’s leg. I the...
At the urging of my girlfriend, I fumed a small scrap of QSWO and then went over it with amber shellac and dark brown wax, buffing it out with 0000 steel wool. It’s pretty magnificent. As a result, I decided to give my Limbert table an “authentic” Stickley finish. While waiting for the glue to cook, I fashioned what can only be described as an impromptu fuming tent. Even one of my neighbors came over to see what monstrosity I was building, as they’re usually ...
Hey just got a new tool that May just take the title “Best Cheap Tool In My Shop”. Ridgid and HD have clearanced the 15”drill press. My store still had one and with opening up a Comerical account got this “Cheap Tool” For less then most peoples hourly rate.
Its been a while since I did some cope and stick doors so I thought I better give it a practice run on the cheap stuff before I break out the maple stock. These cope and stick operations can get pretty confusing. It looks like it would be easy, but there is a lot that can go wrong! If you don’t have any experience with these things practice a lot before you use your good wood. Do not try to do this without a coping sled, its just not worth it, these huge sharp bits bite! So be...
Today I saw a really cool and useful (I think) design on Yankodesign.com. This is a kitchen multi-tool for people that have use of only one hand/arm. I was drawn to the very simple, clean, and elegant look. It’s something anyone could have in their kitchen or store away easily. Just check out this picture. If you go to the website they have more pictures that show how to use it to cut apples, bread, grate cheese, and open those tough foil covered yogurt containers. Check it out. ...
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