I received an e-mail about a Steel CIty 6” jointer 499.00 and free shipping. Woodworkers Supply
December of 2006 brought, among other things like holiday cheer and a trip to the north east, a massive rain storm followed by record high winds to Seattle. The winds brought down many trees in the area, and our neighbors had 7 fall from the greenbelt in their back yard into their house and property. Our trees and yard survived without issue. During the cleanup of their yard, a rather sketchy “tree service” indicated a couple cedars were threatening our house. I didn’t...
I thought I would start a blog series on tales from the Tool Shop I work at. We come across weird tools and stuff that we can’t even identify on a daily basis. I thought the Lumberjocks might like to hear about it. This will be my place for chatting about the oddities of our small used tool store. So those of you who know me, have heard me blog about the tool shop before. But in case you haven’t, welcome to “Drew's Used Tools.” If you click on the link it will take ...
At last my breadbox is done. the project was entered in both catigories. It is made from one 8’ cherry 2×4. the sides are 3/8s thick, the bottom, top, and back are 1/4 inch thick. the bottom to the knife storage is also 1/4 inch thick. the tambour door is 21 slats 5/8s wide by 3/16 thick with a 30 degree bevel on both edges of each slat. I wanted to use cloth to hold the slats together but figured it was clasified as another building material. instead I used 40 small hinges and a ...
I have been suspecting that the guy I bought my saw from did not really know how old it was. The saw was his father-in-laws and he got it when his father-in-law passed away. He said that he knows the dust collector was bought less than two years ago and he thought the saw was bought at the same time. If so, then it wasn’t bought new. I was afraid the saw was older because of the condition of the table top & fence and the fact that the motor cover was metal and not plastic. Once I...
Well its been a while seince I have been able to get on a computor, ours at home was shut off and no others to work from. I have been trying to sign in to my mail but having trouble. I was rushed into the UW Hospitol last Monday with severe Stomach pain and have been put through the mill since then. they think they have found part of the troublebut not all of it. I dont know how much longer I will be in the hospitol, hopefully not long, so I can get back home. I will not be able to get back...
I had several hours to kill today before getting my flight home. Almost 16 hours on a direct flight is never fun, but at least I get to wander some before I go. Unfortunately the stores would not allow me to take pictures of the intricate carvings and amazing pieces. I will try to get a friend to get some for later to show. The craftsmanship of the Indian carvers rivals any in the world. Most of the pieces I saw were of figures from their Hindu faith. I like to believe that their devo...
I’m starting a new series with this post, figuring that I’ll want to talk more about old and new tools in the future. I was in a random hardware store today when I saw a couple of these little guys sitting on the shelf. I thought, for $9, why not? Rosewood body, with a small brass wear strip on the bottom. The blade is 7/8” wide, and seems to be positioned well in the mouth. It’s probably a crappy blade, but I’m decent at sharpening, so that should be surm...
Woody Cellular Being ....cell-u-lar being, wood fibers flex with image, you laugh at my-self….—by flp ——————————————-and then there was light…......................................................................... ....be-ing cellular, shadows oust you within time, i laugh at my-self….—by flp —————————̵...
Yesterday a.m., I made my bending jig: MDF, 2 pieces thick, repurposed from my “zero clearance” top to my tablesaw, with several kerfs cut out of the middle. This is what gave my bandsaw some problems – being grabby. Between sawing, liberating it from the bandsaw, (trying to assemble my heretofore unused jig saw attachment for my shopsmith – and discovered I didn’t get any blades with), more sawing, and finally sanding. I spent about as much time on the...
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