I have taken a leaf out of Todd A. Clippinger's book… If you want to be a professional, have a professional outlook.. and a professional’s work space.. etc… After cleaning the main workshop.. I looked out and felt that the woodstore needed to be made more accessible … so I spent the day re-arranging all the timber and … sorry all… burning all the bits and pieces that I did not think I would use..I could have given some of it away but the cost of shipping...
I saw an add for some older band saws advertised on Craig’s list. A millwork shop had upgraded to an 18” band saw and they had 2 14” saws they were selling. They had listed a Powermatic and a Delta. When I got there this afternoon, someone had already purchased the Powermatic. However, I discovered that the Delta was an older Delta that is in very good condition. It is a 1 HP with enclosed base. Runs smooth. It needs a little bit of tuning and cleaning, but otherwise ...
Two days ago I broke my wrist. . . .40 years old and my first brake, even the kids are making fun of me ! I’ve been trying for so long to get some time off to get in the shed and make some shavings. . . Now i have at least 6 weeks but with a broken left hand, luckily i’m right handed. I’m sure with in that 6 weeks I can teach my self to turn one handed or at least with minimal top tool support anyway. So i’m hoping to post some pic’s in the next few weeks of some...
Hello All, I was on fire tonight. I know I just did a Henry Wood yesterday, but I got on a roll and did another one. http://bit.ly/dBSA2P I actually thought tonight’s chapter was pretty good writing. I hope you enjoy it. Brian
Hi all Im a rookie when it comes to woodworking but would like to tinker with it now that at this stage in my life I have some time. Will put some DJ flight cases together first because that is what I do at this time DJ and Karaoke and the equipment need a good home for protection and safty. Looking at a shopsmith because lack of space and I always wanted one from say the 1970 and just never did get one. Now as far as exspertise goes have none only what I took in shop as a kid and from ...
This is a video I made a wile back but I thought I would repost it due to it being safety week. check out www.hisingwooddesign.com for more info.
Yesterday I jumped on the joiner for a task of running about 30ct ~ 42”L ~ 1/8”w boards. Should have been a simple job maybe an hour or so. NOPE. Last week one of shop users said he could not get his board to not have a 1/64” curve.. I ran the single board for him, and it turned out perfect and we overviewed using the joiner in detail, so I thought nothing more about it. So, here I am, having a wonderful and productive day, but the first board I ran was not flat.. I tried...
Been using this old No. 80 for a long time and it definitely appeared to have seen better days. As this tool is not a collectors item I decided it was time to refurb an olde friend. Used electrolysis to clean it up. Made up a solution of Japan mix using Asphaltum in a glass jar. Waited about a week – shaking a couple of times each day for it to dissolve/go completely in solution. Painted a couple of light coats of the solution on the no. 80, and then it went through a baki...
Last night, after dinner, I went out in my Parent’s yard to have a smoke, on one of my favorite benches in the world…It’s an old-timer I found at the dump about 40 years ago… I brought it home, and my Dad put new slats on it to replace the old broken ones… a fresh coat of paint and it’s been “in-service” for many years…You may ask, “What does that have to do with Band Sawing?!” Well, I’m glad you asked!!I looked up from m...
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