Edited 8/21/09 – The drill press cabinet is the latest in my SU models for laying out my shop. This is the same cabinet as seen on my project page.
Well here we are week 5 and I am way behind schedule, but whatever I am having a blast and really bonding with other woodworkers. This week was all about biscuit joints and pocket hole joinery needless to say I tuned out in the first 3 minutes and started to watch the crowed that was gathering outside of the studio. The shop were this class is held is within a building which houses two auditoriums and there was a dance recital tonight so at the intermission we were the centre of attent...
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to bid a cabinet for a handicap little girl. This was my solution to her problem. The problems as I saw them was how to get the step stabilized when in use and how to make the steps easy to use. I believe the actuators solved those problems nicely. Anybody wanting to incorporate linear actuators into a project just give me a shout and I would be happy to talk with you and tell all.
With 50+ pieces in this design, it’s now an adventure in dimensioning lumber. Which is made lots easier by my new planer, which works really well. The walnut, as i said before, was free, and quite warped/cupped/bowed. pretty much everything. So I needed a sled to help the planing/jointing/4-square process: built on particleboard, which isnt the best, but it did well enough considering that after using my table saw to do its most accurate, precise work demanded of it yet with ...
I designed this box myself and I used google sketchup to make the preliminary drawings. It worked great and I can even reference the drawing to make sure every thing is coming out the planned size. The knobs look weird because I didn’t have the skill to draw the brass knobs that I plan on using.
The current project I am working on is an end grain style cutting board that will sit on top of my cook-top and cover the griddle when it is not in use. The board is 12” wide and 22” long and was 1.5” thick. I glued up my blanks, cut them, rotated them to expose the end grain and glued again. When I was done, the entire length was fairly square side-to-side and front-to-back but had a slight bow over the length. My guess is that I applied too much clamping pressure and bowed...
So I started with 8/4 zebra wood that I bought off my brother. He builds bass guitars for a living and had some left over wood. I resawed the wood down to about 5/8” on my craftsman 12”(given to me by my father in law) with a Woodslicer 3-4, 1/2” blade from highland woodworking… Amazing blade, if you have a bandsaw and need a resaw blade for it check them out because it cuts like a hot knife through butter compared to ANY other blade I’ve used yet. https://www.hi...
Now that I finally, (well, almost) have all my boxes unpacked, I am stuck with the dilemma of trying to figure out the proper order in which to put my shop into good working use. ARGH. Too many projects, but what to do first? Here are some of the projects I have planned, and the order I was thinking of doing them in. 1) Workbench (duh), Modified Nicholson design.2) Sharkguard (I plan on making my own) 2) Super Sled crosscut sled3) Miter Saw Cart w/ extension4) Plywood mover5) Cy...
During Tim’s round three of the pen swap Karson put in several blanks of cherry burl and offered up a challenge to all lumberjocks to turn a pen from the cherry burl blank and post the results. When the pen trade box made it’s way to the west coast Steve threw in several spalted willow blanks and offered another challenge to all lumberjocks to turn a pen from his blanks. I posted the pen that I turned from Steves spalted willow blanks in the projects section, but in case you mis...
Well today had another Cherry that was standing that was dead. I cut it down and it was bad in the middle so I took off a couple blocks from the end. It then was sound so ended up getting 4 more logs from it. The largest one is 20 inchs on the small end and 8 feet long. Also knocked down a Hard Maple that the roots were out of the ground. I didn’t have time to cut the logs from it so I just anchorsealed the end for now and that is a project for a different day. Henry
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