I have been anxious to get the cameras out and do some more video so I did an update from the American Craftsman Workshop. Thanks to the following guys for helping me get my own site started. It is a work in progress at the moment, but they really helped me figure a lot of things out sooner than later. Marc Spagnuolo – thewoodwhisperer.com Matt Vanderlist – mattsbasementworkshop.com Brian Havens – brianhavens.us Troy Bouffard – birchhillwoodcrafts.com ...
Dustbunnie’s accident had me searching randomly on Google for riving knifes. In the process, I ran across this article on Finewoodworking (http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25130/man-wins-big-money-in-tablesaw-lawsuit) Man hurts himself on a table saw and sues the manufacturer because they didn’t license the SawStop technology. What was more interesting was the hundreds of comments on the story. I don’t know which bothered me more, the ones about tort reform, or the ones that said ...
Well I just donated another one of my large rocking horses for a silent auction for the cancer society locally here in Lafayette, Ga
But last night, late last night, actually early in the morning, I became paranoid about a little bit of a screw that remained in the router table top. If you are interested in why I thought that this bit of a screw might ultimately lead to a horrible and tragic death, then feel free to read on. http://bit.ly/dcSmmx
For those of you that are actually following along with me on this project (as deranged as you must be…) you may remember my last post, wherein I managed to crack one of the leg boards right down the middle: I was initially going to scrap that, but a few messages got me thinking. It probably won’t really affect the structural strength all that much, especially if I orient the cracked face so it doesn’t hold a mortise. So I decided to go ahead with that leg. Four-square...
In this episode I talk about the router.
Vienna hardwoods is a great local resource for finding wood. They have a ton of wood jammed into a small space and carry all the normal domestics along with some exotics here and there. They also have a ton of shorts and scraps hidden in corners. For example last time I was there they had several large mahogany crotch veneer core panels (52×36 x 1.25) that I grabbed to use as a table top. Check out there website http://www.viennahardwood.com/ and stop in and check out their stock. T...
For this post, I hope that people will take a moment to share, preferably as comment at the following location in an effort to build on the topic: http://birchhillwoodcrafts.com/safety-one-part-knowledge-two-parts-discipline/ Or better yet, post your comment to both or more locations. Anecdotes, Tips, Examples..doesn’t matter, just share please.
It all sounded pretty normal. The first attempt was met with a lot of knocking. Perhaps I had it too low. Hitting stop, raising it, and trying again worked fine, though there were a few slightly raised lines, about 1/4+ wide. I must have chipped the blades slightly. No matter – I can flip them around to the new edges, and I have another pack waiting if I need them. It does look like there’s a slight difference between left and right sides, but I’m talking something like 1...
Here’s a couple of pictures of just a few from a box of tools that have just been donated to the museum where I do voluntary work. They’re mostly in cast brass. My thoughts were that they’re for decorative plaster work. Can anyone confirm? Any other ideas?Tiles are 6” to give a guide as to sizes.
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