I went to Paris last year and made a point to visit the Musee de l’Ecole Nancy in Nancy, France. If you are fortunate to get to Paris – please DO take the 1.5 (approx) hour high speed train over there. You could even make it a day trip. . Any of you with a penchant for arts and crafts will faint when gazing at the treasures inside this small museum. Unfortunately, no pictures allowed which I respectfully followed but you can buy a very fine book with pictures of most of t...
Maybe everyone else knows this. I didn’t and I think it is valuable information for woodworkers. I just got a new pair of glasses. I wear progressive lenses. The top portion is for distance viewing and the bottom portion is for reading (12” – 18” inches). What I did not know is that there is a middle portion that is intended for computer use (20” – 30” inches). Then I inquired about safety glasses and discovered that they can be very ch...
When I last left off, I showed the dovetail slides, but they didn’t have a good way yet of attaching to the drawers, and weren’t in the drawer carcase yet. That reminds me. Here’s the carcase installed: I cut a piece of scrap ply to fit on the top and tacked it on with small, set nails – lots of ‘em :) And now for another rambling video on how I finished up the drawer slides: This was the glue-up on the drawer blocks: Adding walnut pegs thro...
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I got the Table saw home and set it up. Everything looks good and dead-on. I’m looking around my garage a bit overwhelmed at where to start. You see, I decided a while back that when i got a saw I could really use that it would be time to set my space up as best I could. The makeshift tool stands and built-in workbench that came with the house has to go. No real storage and the bench is so far from level that anything round tries to roll off the front. So I have spent all the last we...
I blew out the hidden dovetail trench in the bottom of my bible box so I had to make a repiar. I picked a piece of the offcut from the sides or top, I forget which. The color matched pretty well I thought. Here are a few pictures of the repair process. I just cut little bitty pieces and glued them in the trench hole...You should be able to see the offcut I used laying across the bottom of the box along side the two blowouts...This one shows one of the patch pieces on the sanding block I u...
Once again, question from Japan!!! Do you know what this is? From For Blog From For Blog The other day, I found this on sale only for 300 yen, which is about $3, so I asked to the guy at the shop, and he said this was the only one left there. Anyway, I bought it, because I wanted it for a long time, but I have never seen it selling except at some internet shop. This should have costed me more than 1500 or 2000 yen. But this one was CHEAP!This is an old Japanese tool, but nowadays, nob...
I wrote a review on these HF Bar Clamps and I gave them a good review based mostly on the cost. At basically 6 for the price of 1 better clamp, they would have to achieve an impressive failure rate for me not to like them. That said, I had one fail within the 1st week of owning it. Rather than return it and get a new clamp that would suffer the same flaw, I realized I could fix it and upgrade the other ones I bought to fix the problem for about another $1, which still makes them very c...
I probably should have updated this about a week ago but the best laid plans of mice….etc . Drilling 5/8 holes through 1 in of white oak 3 in. cherry and an additional 1 in. of red oak is not something that you can whip out in 45 seconds. You are constantly removing the bit to clear the hole of the waste and there are many holes in this base. This assembly is still quite rough and there will be a lot of sanding and planning once its all together. As the above picture sh...
Directly after obtaining the go ahead I came straight home to start working on the layout know that I was going have to use the computer to determine all the geometry of the piece. So I turned to Google Sketchup to help with the task. Sketchup takes a bit to get used to, but having some CAD experience helped me to work through the essential details. I started by importing the photoshop image into Sketchup and then proceeded to start to layout the boards that best fit the serpentine fluid...
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