Come out of the Virtual World and join us…! We are a MeetUp Group… just getting started (Mid-February 2016)... up over 150 woodworkers so far and adding about 50 people per month… but that will pick up. We have not even started with Social Media. We will be meeting various places in NE Ohio… at members’ shops… trade shows… classrooms… and social events. We recently had our first Member Shop Tool and Technique Demo… a Hand Tool Sharpening...
Well, after rehabbing a few other items from the Birthday Rust Hunt…..time to resume that rocking Chair project? Figured i’d need some 4/4×4 stock to make a few things for the back and seat. Been using the bandsaw…it was making a lot of racket, got to looking around…and wound up tearing it down. Lower thrust bearing was out too far. rubbing on the frame. Got it back, the tracking reset, so i had to work on the upper guides as well. Might get a new b...
It was suggested in the comments on my first blog 2 years ago that I seek a more hand tool direction because of almost non-existent space to work. I AM a hybrid woodworker and love handtools, but have found that it is actually more and not less expensive to be completely hand tool oriented, primarily because larger projects using rough lumber are so labor and mainly space intensive as to be impractical when you are essentially forced to do most of your work outside in nice weather. What do yo...
My B&D drill battery went bye bye, awhile back, and I wasn’t going to spend more money on another battery for it, so I waited until some cordless drill batteries would go on sale, then I bought a battery pack and its charger both on sale a couple weeks ago, and proceeded to replace the batteries for my drill with this battery pack, by machining a wooden holder for it. video is here:https://youtu.be/LV4R_1vfhIE Have fun in the shop.
If you haven’t found my blog on building a model train and want more Shop Smith info check out it’s being used to build a coal train and cars.The train is usually made using the lathe for turning the boiler and smoke stack but It hit me I could make these parts with the Shop Smith in disk sander mod and in drill press mod.Here’s the blog.http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/84770Enjoy!!!
This year I decided I had had enough of ‘beeing buzzed’ by female carpenter bees. I have made two traps so far. The first one shown here I hung near the discard wood pile, having noticed a lot of activity in that area this spring. It will have to be relocated once the wood pile is gone, as the trailer will be parked in the spot behind it. The design was found on Instructables. On the backside (not visible in the photo) is another slanted entrance hole located in the top third a...
I decided to make a moxon vise for the bench. I figured I’d make it a mini-bench that mounts to my workbench, so it would provide a taller work surface as well as a larger clamping area for dovetailing drawers and panels. I planned this a few weeks back. The Benchcrafted hardware is certainly very nice, but I thought I’d see if I could make one on the cheap. So I searched to Amazon to see what I could come up with for the hardware. I ended up using CNC components and some ...
I started breaking down the pile parts that you could call a unisaw. Despite the heavy surface rust, the tops cleaned up pretty nice. ~1.5 hours total time to remove the top and extension wings run a wire wheel across them then hit with 100—>220 grit in the ROS and coat with some wax. I wasn’t sure if the tops were too far gone, but so far so good. I’ll probably run one more polish (fine sanding) and waxing before final install, but for now it’s one big item ...
I wanted to do a video on making scoops but my camera is not set up for what I want to do so I’ll do it in pictures.The first thing you need to do when making a scoop is to determine the volume needed and then calculate the dimensions needed . The Volume is Pi x R squared x depth. For this one the target is a 3/4 cup scoopThe volume of a cup is 14.437 cubic inches. 3/4 cup is 10.828 Cubic inches. I want a 3”ID scoop so the formula is 10.828cubic inches= ( 3.1416×1.5...
View on YouTube I visited Michael Cooper in January of 2016. Michael is an unbelievably creative and talented guy. His body of work is so impressive that you will have to see it to believe it. He and his wife, Gayle, are as friendly, nice, and down to earth as Michael is talented. If I had to sum them up in one word it would be “Wonderful”. Michael Cooper Shop Entrance Entrance to Michael Cooper’s Shop Michael has a 2000 sq. foot shop in northern California. The setting is...
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