Hey everybody! My name is frank and I am a hobby craftsman from germany. I already talked about the build of my DIY table saw in my blog. In my youtube channel you can find the video for this build. If you are interested, just click here!But as I completed my table saw, I soon realized that I have to work on the dust extraction. After a lot of setbacks I figured out a very effective solution. The main problem was still being able to reach the saw (for the settings). So I made four removabl...
Hey guys, I’ve started a daily vlog with a heavy focus on my woodworking business. Here is todays video. View on YouTube
Now that my table design is finalized, it was time to head to the hardwood dealer to pick up materials. Hearne Hardwoods in Chester Country, PA is my hardwood dealer of choice for projects requiring very fine wood. They have an extensive selection including figured woods, which I wanted for the top on this table. I loaded up the trailer with 75 bf of 8/4 and 35 bf of 5/4 sapele, along with 40 bf of highly figured 8/4 to be resawn for my top veneers. I unloaded everything and broug...
I’ve been moving towards hand tool work but I didn’t want to buy a new set of drill bits for my grandfather’s bit and brace that takes square shank bits. Three jaw bit braces exist but the chucks they use are disappointing. Some poking around revealed that the chuck on the brace is held in place with a rolled spring pin. I knocked the pin out and measured the chuck shank to be 0.485” in diameter. I bought a 1/2” drill chuck with a JT33 to MT2 adapter. Since...
I’m in the process of putting together a complete set of combination planes. I recently added a Stanley 55 and some accessories to go with it. I have a small tool cabinet that I am adapting to store the planes. If you need a manual for the 55 one can be found here Combination Plane Manuals Note: The Hollow and Rounds are for use on a 45. The fence configuration is different between the 45 and the 55 and they do not fit on the 55. Photos below.
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i had constructed the workshop clock about 10 years ago and said id never build another clock after that. a couple months later, i purchased the plans for the dome clock and had been himmin and hawin over starting it for a few years. i decuded to pull the plans out a couple weeks ago, then decided it was time to tackle it. the description says,”Once you’ve completed this project, you can count yourself amongüthe masters!” now, i dont know about being considered a master, but...
This past week I went to the shop with the intent of beginning to build my expected granddaughters crib ( generally better to build the crib before they are born so they actually have someplace to sleep when they come home ). When I got there ( my shop is located on an estate about 10 miles from home ) and opened the door, I realized I wouldn’t be doing any woodworking in the near term, and if I didn’t hustle, would turn into the long term. Not good. You see, I have a problem mo...
With the mortising jigs made, I clamped and routed the butt mortises on the doors. Once the mortises were routed on the doors, I positioned the doors in the case opening taking into account the gaps I needed when all of the doors were shut. I had shims placed between the face frame and the bottom of the doors to measure these gaps. A few doors I have to hand plane to make the gaps even and the same. Once that was completed I marked the corresponding location of the hinges on the face fra...
the best feature of woodworking is simplicity of making friends happy with some simple projects and it will be more interesting for nostalgic objects. one of my friends took me this old and lovely coffee table to strip finish and rejuvenate it.the finish was too old and it was easy to remove with sanding and after that i applied some coats of hand rubbing varnish. when I was finishing I thought it’s not important what techniques we use and how complex they are but thinking about h...
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