This update’s for you Mary K. The woodworking is done and the hardware is in place. I used some “no mortise” hinges I got from our local Woodcraft store. The Woodcraft salesman talked me into them but I don’t think I will use them again. Although there’s no chopping out a mortise, they do require a fair amount of tweaking to get the up/down and left/right alignment just right. I would rather chop out mortises. My glass will be ready next week so now it is t...
just found this on craigslist for $125. seems to be in flawless condition. im surprised and happy to find it instead instead of the 1301 model i’ve been reading so much hate about! anyway, it’s a very welcome addition to my meager collection and will help dramatically I’m sure. i dont think i need to write a review about it, since so many abound and it’s not a new machine. but my initial impression of it is that it’s about as solid as it can be for its size. t...
My welder done me wrong and made several 6” BowlSaws undersize. They would be perfect for those who like to work miniatures. I’m giving them (4) to the first four woodturners who contact me. I’m saving one for myself for special projects. All I ask is that the requester give me an honest answer as to what his evaluation is of the tool. Contact me at Steuss@aol.com or check www.bowlsaw.com. I’m having fun with the tool and learn new things about wood every day. Dick
I couldn’t spend much time in my workshop, yesterday and today, but really enjoying making this chair. From what I have done by the day before, I figured out the feet are too wide, and it make the whole thing like “Gigantic Robot”, so I made them thin. And to keep the two feet in the right position, I decided to use some sticks between. Put 5 of them all not close to the front and back, because I didn’t want people to stand on it. Made some “ass shape” o...
A couple of months ago I saw some pictures of a plywood storage rack that fit into a corner, it sort of projected straight out of the corner at 45 degrees to each wall. Full sheets stood upright and would slide into the center of the rack with shelves for smaller cut offs on either side. My problem is now I can not find this article and was hoping that someone else could direct me to it or something similar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IjEiW7B0UM IN this video I go over how to design a desk organizer and I talk about the saw dust chronicles contest. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.co m
I, by mistake a couple of days ago, tried lacquer for the first time. After all these years of using Poly and oil finishes like “Norm” does, I have found a lot of advantages for one of the produces that I build. I have a dedicated finishing room that I can add filters and venting to, and have clean compressed air in the shop as well. Just to many choices as to how to spray it. Any help is needed. ie, what type of gun, clean-up time between guns, ect. Thanks in advance.
I spend Thursday 5/7 taking my son to my daughters home to spend the week while my wife was out of town. Our first stop was at Greg McNabbs home in West Virginia. LJ Dave with one of Greg’s dogs. The three of us with Greg at his home. I had to buy a new camera about 15 minutes from Greg’s home. So excuse the second picture. We went out to a local Greek Diner to have a nice meal. It was then on to Woodstock, Virginia to my daughters, the Kramers Albert with my lat...
Now I am already worried about using rustic logs for the chair… The logs are pretty much straight, I thought. But actually not, not at all. So for the 2 legs, the point where they attach the seat are not the same. The right one will be about 15 mm forward. But I started, and that was the original idea… Mortise and tenon are different from what I usually do, but it’s got to be good and tight one, need to make it strong. For mortises, it was an easy part. Just cut square...
WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #8: Slatwall storage system, Homemade, paneled walls are done now.
This is a continuation of #5 in this series.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have the slat wall paneling completed. Now how am I going to arrange my tools? I bought the material at Lowes. It’s 5/16” X 3 1/2” X 8’ 14 Sq ft. in a package. Other big box stores handle similar products. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the last wall, I ripped my boards in half to 1 5/8”. I like it better this way. There...
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