I had a wonderful fun and relaxing day yesterday. Although – my idea of ‘relaxing’ may not be what you are used to seeing. I had an early dentists’ appointment. The tooth he fixed a couple of weeks ago was having some issues and he needed to do an adjustment on it. I do have a great dentist and he always seems to get me in quickly when I need him. This wasn’t an emergency though and I had called a couple of days ago and he was able to see me early yesterday...
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Really nothing much to see here, just goofing around with storage stuff in the workspace, post-floor, and wanting everything to match at least kinda… So I have a large base cabinet that I call an assembly (assy) table. It was painted up when it came back into the space with colors that complimented the hardware cabinet in the background. Time, though, for a shelving piece that sits at the wall-end and compliments the styling of said hardware cabinet as well. So I pulled so...
In part 5 the Grizzly FEEDS on 4×6’s…the first test cut oh yes I did throw a 4×6 at it GET SOME! I filmed some video also, of the saw, the jointer, and the planer, plus decibel readings for all three. I’ll see about getting that out on Youtube tomorrow. Dust collection fail…I had read this was the case with this saw there’s far too much saw dust escaping…though I did have nearly the full 4 inches of blade out and was cutting a 4×6, still t...
Powermatic 3520b Motor Controls Rewire I got my Powermatic a couple years ago.As I was researching its features I came across an article about removing the entire motor controller panel and putting it into a switchbox.I like that Idea much better than the factory on/off remote option. After a year and a half I finally got around to doing the job.Since a picture is worth a thousand words I decided to photo-archive the job.Also it’s easier than writing down which wire goes where.The...
It’s been a busy week, but I managed to find the time to bend the chair arms for the mock-up chair and see about attaching them. I also trimmed the back slats to a gentle arc. Here are a couple of views: and As you can see from the line of holes up near the top of the back, I had the top back brace too high and had to move it down. While I had the brace off, I also shaped it to the curve of the back. I did this with a drawknife and spokeshave. The drawknife is certain...
I came to a point where I was stuck on my table project. While pondering a solution to my current problem, I thought I would fill in the down time with something small. I once saw an intarsia map. It was pretty cool looking. I thought that would be fun to do. So I started making a map of Wisconsin, with each county a separate piece of wood. My original idea was to use local woods. Red oak, maple and willow in the south. White pine, red pine and birch in the north. I abandoned this plan and...
I just finished my downstaires with Bamboo flooring. I had to lay down half inch plywood firrt due to it being a concrete floor. Some of the joints have moved are have left a bout 1/8 inch gap. Any body knows how to maybe sweat them togeather or make them look better?
After a year of struggle to get a body of work together to have a show… I finally did it again. My college, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is having a weekend Art Sale for it’s students and alumni. The Reception was last night and I was really well received. It was amazing going “home” to where I spent 8 years of my life… to show my peers what I have done with my talent. And I find that I am so proud to be a woodworker.. proud that I make my own frames...
After taking the Summer off (and enjoying it immensely!) it was time to get back to Work! And after searching around in the available jobs, I was lucky enough to find Work in the finest Hospital in N.H., the Catholic Medical Center of Manchester…It seems that their Cafeteria was only open for the first and second shifts, and their third shift employees had been requesting “Hot Food” for some time… A decision was made, and the Cafe is now open for them with yours truly ...
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