The trash man giveth and the trash man taketh away…. That would seem to sum up most of my woodworking experiences so far :) At any rate, I pulled the trigger on a new Dewalt scroll saw. I have been using a cheaper model for some time and I made do but wanted to work with something a little nicer and get those compound cuts and fretwork moving. I have been using my bench for awhile, but wanted a dedicated stand for this one. I downloaded a free plan from Wood awhile back and was going...
I have purchased all the lumber necessary for construction of the table. I decided to make the chess board first. I first cut strips of maple and walnut to approximately 3/8” thick on the bandsaw. To minimize slippage during gluing I glued up each pair individually, Followed by cleaning up some of the glue and then gluing all the strips together, I then cut the glued up board and flipped every other strip to form the chess board. Here’s a close up o...
Hello again. I know its been awhile since my last entry. Been trying to find time to finish my project. Got at least one coat of stain on trying to go for at least two. Hopefully whene im finished i can start my final assembly and attach hardware. I know i said i would post some pics and i did try but ended up bieng a pain to do. So i will most likly use my facebook page to post pics eventually. Unless i can figure out how to on this site. Well its been a long journey but i hope to see the en...
Where to start….I just wanted to post a little info about myself….Been here about three months and haven’t posted any projects or any real info about myself at all. I’m sure there’s been a few instances where people are saying to themselves…who is this clown? LOL!! I’m not real big on talking about myself…or showing off my work, but thought I should post a little something to show I’m really not a clown! ;o) Lets see….Been a woodw...
So as a demolition contractor (the job that pays the mortgage) and a wood working hobbyist (the job that keeps me sane) i have been privliged enough to get my hands on some great lumber. My most recent score is some antique red / black oak dating back to the late 1800’s from what i could gather. I took home my first piece to be denailed, a monster 5/4×18” x 32”. Unfortunately it had quite a crook down the middle and i had to sacrifice it and rip the crook out of it l...
I have been wanting to get a trash can separator for my Harbor Freight dust collector since I bought it. I still don’t have the separator built, but I did make a great improvement to the unit, IMHO. I’m sure many of you have seen the stovepipe mod, or the Delta collector with room underneath the blower for a separator where the motor and the ring are in line. I wanted to try the same thing on the HFDC. The challenge is that the DC motor is really heavy and I wanted to keep th...
Looking at all the shops of the new LJs (and many of the old ones) got me inspired. So … the camera and I made a trip downstairs. Here’s where it stands. I think I’ve taken tremendous liberties with the notion that every new project demands a new tool. I think I’m working with a ratio of closer to 20-to-1 :-) Thanks for stopping by! What I look like … when I’m not there… The same old grind…. Whenever they mention the town of ...
revamped the v-drum sander works like a top. totally redesigned my first plan
Today I bought 2 Bd.Ft. of lacewood for another lock. I also bought a small piece of bubinga for a inlay. I have never worked with lacewood or made a inlay before, so hopefully I will learn something new. I am hoping to photograph the lock as I make it. Today I finished the calf roping stand for my son. He picked it up before I could get a pic of it.
...until I pay off the layaway on my shiny new Craftsman contractor saw and I get to bring it home. Wonder if this is what expectant fathers feel like…can’t freakin wait…finally gonna have a REAL saw…can start knocking out the projects on my list (as of today, 232 jigs, shop projects, and projects for the house and counting)...AMMA MAKE ME SO MUCH SAWDUST…I keep keep going back to the store to stare/drool over the display model now if you’ll excuse me...
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