This is far from fine woodworking, but I feel the need to get something up here and start talking about what I have been working on in my new shop with my new tools. While I bought my new stuff to make boxes and furniture, it turns out that you can also make chicken coops with a Jet Proshop. Pic at bottom. My wife and I decided having a flock of 6 chickens for egg laying would be a fun way to get closer to the food chain and make us more aware of how our food gets to our table. Of co...
Hello All, For those who have been following my router table building adventures, I am pleased to announce that it is a fully functioning table of routing. I love it. I am especially pleased with the dust collection adapter I created. It not only works, but looks pretty good in my humble opinion. The best part is that I have learned a bunch. http://bit.ly/bUwY1B Ok, now to conjure up ideas for my next adventure. :-) Thanks, Brian
I finally got fed up with my cheap General hybrid table saw. It’s been a good saw for the money but I was a professional wood worker long enough to know the difference between it and a good cabinet saw and I was never very happy with it. I ordered the SawStop Professional cabinet saw from my local WoodCraft store a couple days ago and it arrived today:
Well, it’s a lot nicer than it was where I left off yesterday. The router bridge (seen at the end of this post) is such a nice way to plane things, and I’ve thought of some ideas that might make setup a lot easier. I’ve moved up to a 5/8” or maybe 3/4” bit and it makes planing a lot faster. Too, I found that just putting masking tape along the bottom edges, curved to stick to the workbench is more than adequate as a hold down until I come up with a better solu...
Last night I started this blog. You can see Part 1 here: http://lumberjocks.com/davidroberts/blog/14843 I started with the footboard and almost screwed it up. I thought dousing it with stripper could melt the glue. I had been told that professional refinishers will sometimes not dip old pieces in fear the piece will fall apart. So I scrubbed with denatured alcohol and scraped and sanded for days. Then I got brave, bought a gallon of STRYPEEZE paint and varnish (and shellac) r...
From Sawdust I’ve posted the latest progress on my new workbench project over on my personal blog. Work has started on laminating the wood for the top. Thanks for looking.
I got my mail today and could not believe what came. The label was hand written which confused me since most things to the store are from businesses. Then I saw who it was from—-David “patron” in New Mexico. Of course then I began to get excited. It didn’t matter what it was, it had to be good. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get a package from such a great Lumberjock. Obviously, I was totally shocked by such a kind gesture. I already knew David was a great guy....
I am new to lumberjocks and was recommended by a current user. Check out this video I made that shows how to use hand tools to inlay a design in stringing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSfz3n7nYE
Hi to all. I’m looking for plans to build a cribbage table…..as a novice, I think I could do this without plans but I wouldn’t mind a saftey net. Since I can’t seem to find plans for a table (tons for the board itself) I was hoping that someone might lead me to a site with some plans. Thanks for the assist. Al
Well, strictly speaking, it was an accident, but I decided to keep it anyway. All of the good names are already taken, and I’m really no good at generating clever and creative nicknames. So, I was looking at a couple of pictures to upload to a Project page, and I saw my new Jawhorse in one of the pics. I wondered if that name was taken, and obviously, it wasn’t. So, not the optimal name, but fitting and one I can get used to. Here is my new Jawhorse used as a miter saw stan...
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