I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...
A couple of years ago I bought a Kobalt 3-in Trimming Plane from our one-and-only box store. Since then I have come to learn how poorly made this is (and the other Kobalt planes are.) For me, money spent is money spent. And I’m always game for trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I decided to tune this little sucker up and see what would come of it. You should have seen what this looked like before I got started. You would have had I thought to take a picture of it, ...
Yesterday was another full and busy day. We hadn't planned on doing our update until mid-week, but we were as ready as we were going to get so we thought it would be time. Keith's job in updating is getting all the new products up on the site. Besides posting them, he cross links them to other similar products and makes everything look nice and consistent. He really is the one that makes our site look good. As for me – my job is to write the newsletter. You all know that I ...
I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.
A short video of the progress on Instagram Thank you for looking!
This past year My family lost one of the Greatest People we have ever known, Before my stepmother passed away in October, She had during the year bought the grand kids presents, for my daughter she had bought her this small teddy bear angel figurine. I decided I wanted to make a small display box to help keep it protected. So far this has been the most difficult projects to build, building the box is simple don’t get me wrong, but every time i start working on it I get choked up and tea...
Just about done with the tear down and re-assembly of this Unisaw. After last blog entry and before this one, I had to ask advice about belts & such. You can read it here in the forums: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/141986 What a great adventure this is. Rails & fence mostly assembled. Cast iron top miter slots have been aligned with the saw blade. But now comes the next phases: mobile platform and consideration of slapping my Bosch 4100 into the right wing extension and ong...
I have erected a cabinet around my Bradley Smoker.Once I am finished with the build what do I seal the pallet wood with?It wont be outside all the time but I want it to be protected. The sides are Pallet wood, roof will also be finished in wood shingles made with cut down pallet pieces. Looking for low cost. CABINET
I have a commission job to build a frame and panel maple desk, this is a quick demo, of the use of my shop built mortising jig, to make some mortises in the maple boards, to be built into frames. here is a quick demo. of it. https://youtu.be/9iKDtww3Xz4 ———————————————————————have fun in the shop.
In this installment of Dread Knot Woodshop, we make longer handles for some old Craftsman lathe chisels on the lathe. https://youtu.be/lcr6bpbVtSw
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