Moved back to comunity where I was born. I counted over 15 old barns that are not being used. 5 of them on property that I once farmed. 2 weeks ago I approached the new landowner and asked if I could salvage these oldbarns and buildings. MOST commercial farmers are either burning them or pushing them into heap with DOZER. How sad is that. The new landowner was concerned I would take a few pieces and leave a mess ? i respected that. So i made an agreement to clean up the site. I said I do not ...
I like my small drill driver, very convenient to use in tight spots, for fine drill work, however, it came with two nicad battery packs, which being nicad, eventually wear out quickly, so I converted this drill to a corded battery drill, by locating a set of NIMH batteries outside the drill case, and converting the charger cord into a supply cord to run the drill. here is the video of this conversion. https://youtu.be/3jcS_8xUY3A
The more I thought about it I realized I wasn’t going to be able to stand over the Shop Smith to turn the parts for my train engine so was on the look out for an option.I don’t know how or why but Izzy’s video about making Lathe Router Duplicator [LRD] came up and the gears started turning.Here’s his blog on it.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89782#comment-3140930 Needing to use the lathe to build a Toys and Joys train engine but I don’t have any lathe tools a...
Today we take the glued up knife body out of the clamps. We need to square up these glued up assembly’s. I use a 6 X 48” sander but use whatever you have. Now split the two halves of the blank. They are probably stuck a little from glue squeeze out. Pry gently with something like a sharp paint scraper. Now select the springs and blades from the 4 3/4” you cut earlier. Choose the 2 pcs. for the springs which has close straight grain with no imperfections as they do move...
Redoing the SS miter gauge so it will work on the Dewalt.. When I got a SS a couple a months ago it was in pretty bad shape but I’ve since turned it into a drill dress sooo have no need for the miter gauge, plus the bar was bent.My other SS didn’t come with one but since I won’t be using the table mod no problem.OK to get to the point I love the SS miter gauge the holding fetcher the stops at 90 and 45, just one great tool, but I want to use it on my Dewalt, it’s mi...
This is sort of a continuation of an old blog about 3 Shopbuilt Brass Tools. I recently made these two little tools out of brass strip, 1/16 in. thick by 1/2 inch wide by 12 inches long. I wanted to make a small brass bevel gauge ever since I saw one that Mads made. The Pythagorean gauge I only recently found accidentally here on Lumberjocks.. Its usefulness is probably marginal, but it’s certainly a conversation starter. It measures just under 8 inches long. The be...
One of our respected LumberJocks members was featured in the news! You will definitely want to take a moment to read the article. Hanwell woman making, selling high-quality clothespinshttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/hanwell-clothespins-1.3553566 “Christopher’s clothespins are made from locally sourced maple and ashand are bigger than normal pins, with larger, stainless steel springs from British Columbia. She planes the wood herself, squares it and runs it...
This week, I cut out a semi circle shape out of my legs to give my stand a fresh look to it, then I proceeded to clamp my legs to the side pieces and screwed them together.
The following is intended to document my process for building a lowboy. The build is primarily done with hand tools but I did end up using power tools as the project got going. This build was for a independent study so I had access to the university lab’s machines. The lowboy I chose looks like a transition piece between William and Mary to Queen Anne. This low boy was featured in PWM by Glen Huey, but I never ended up reading the issue, I made the plans from pictures. Starting the p...
I would like to share some work in progress photos of the carved icon frames and strips for the icon shelves I used to carve when I was working in the church workshop (2013-2014). Icon frames: Carved strips for icon shelves:
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