I came across this plane around Thanksgiving but because of the rough shape. it has taken me a while to get it in working order because of the broken frog. I found one on Ebay and have been able to finish it up. Aside from finding the frog, the most time-consuming part of this was restoration was the tote. It had a great grain pattern so I wanted to save it. A previous owner did a terrible job fixing a crack so I repaired a crack in the middle with epoxy and sawdust. I also needed to ...
I have finally found the time to get back to making videos. Seems like it has been over a year. Feels good to be able to share again: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjRwVZZffCDTQsUXXnzznPCh5GxPksNb6
I came across some Long Leaf Pine logs for free and been practicing with my hollowing tools and can say turning pine is both a blessing and a curse. The curse is where went thru side of a vessel and now they got no top! Only reason am posting hope guy from GA turning pressure treated pine will have a look. I ain’t one to talk but you all know who I am talking about! Hope to impress him so much he will go out and cut down a tree to get some LLP if cannot find any on the ground for free...
Here’s another (smaller) piece of pressure treated pine, sitting on a maple base. Just getting more practice in. Finished with Danish oil topped with 2 coats of spray lacquer. The wood was plenty dry, it’s been lying in my shop for over a year. Started out life as a 2 X 12 floor joist, but now it’s a bowl. It’s just over 5” across the top. ......
Who ever dreamed that a 2 X 12 pressure treated floor joist could look so nice? . Interesting how the grain lined up on one end, but not the other. I know a lot of folks say turning pine is a pain, but this was just another little something so I could get more practice. It actually wasn’t that bad to turn. And it was plenty dry so it shouldn’t crack or split. (fingers crossed) The finished bowl is right at 10” across the top.......
After gluing and clamping down the top piece to the frame on the outside edges, I found that the inside edges, by where the radio control panel is, on both sides, started to crack, separate and lift. To repair this, I was concerned that if I pried this area open enough to insert a glue injector, I would do more harm than good. I felt that if I opened up the crack by sawing a kerf, and filled the kerf with thickened epoxy that would act as both a filler and an adhesive, that didn’t n...
What happens when you try to make a pen and the top half explodes on the lathe, so you try to make another pen and bottom half breaks when you are “trimming the barrel”...This:
We were very fortunate that the first 'blizzard' of the season wasn't as fierce as predicted. Oh – we got snow alright. And some pretty intense howling winds as well. It is hard to say how much we wound up with in the end, but I am thinking it averaged about a foot. With the wind so strong you can see grassy areas in places and the drifts are two feet high in others. Such is winter in Nova Scotia.I never mind the cold and snow. I much prefer it to the sometimes muggy he...
Totally set up R4512 cast iron table saw. Lee valley brand router table insert 05J25.01 router is a BOSCH 1619 EVS which is a beast. Outfeed table out of three door hinges and a piece of planed to thickness 2×4 and 5/8 birch MDF. Recycled front fence from old crosscut sled. Maple with a T-slot extrusion. NOTES:1) If you tighten the blade lift handle with the center nob the blade misalignment goes away! I figured mine was good as I ALWAYS tighten mine (Prevent lifting with a ...
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