I have three additional wood blocks that are sized so I can make lidded boxes. I also have four blocks that I can turn into small bowls. I began today to with the bowls. I started the turning projects by using my epoxy bottle to glue on a screw chucks. The first block I started with I noticed that I had some movement. For safety reasons I took it off my lathe so I could attempt to anchor it better with my epoxy glue. I will check its strength tomorrow. I have turned the second block ...
The first thing to do in my rearrange is to relocate these 2 cabinets. I spent several nights early in the week emptying them out. They held spray can bombs and automotive parts and chemicals. All of that has been relocated to the auto cabinets on the back wall. I found a new place for all the jigs on top too. Forgot to take a picture of it. The problem is they are going to the shed but I am having to do some surgery on them and basically cut the top portion of the cabinets off. These ...
So my mom’s been talking about putting a stand for her heavy, kitchen aid mixer at the end of her kitchen counter. I thought i might be able to build something so we collaborated on the design to fit the space. I drew it in Sketchup Some new adventures for me… 1. getting good tight miter corners on the framing of the top.. Outside board will be 5.5” to look like a very thick top.2. 4 side tapered leg. (time to build a tapering jig for my table saw)3. mo...
Guys I THOUGHT I WOULD PASS THIS ON. AMAZON IS ADVERSISING THE DEWALT 735 WITH THE INFEED OUTFEED TABLES AND SPARE SET OF BLADES FOR 499. IVE BEEN WANTING ONE FOR SOME TIME. WENT TO MY LOCAL DEALER AND THEY MATCHED THE PRICE. YESTERDAY I RAN A BUNCH OF WALNUT AND 100 YEAR OLD MAMPLE. MY FIRST IMPRESION IS THIS MACHINE IS GREAT. NO SNIPE AS REPORTED BY SOME OTHERS..HAPPY GUY!
Note to self: “Wear the mask! Wear the mask! Wear the mask!” Yes, a blatant rip-off of the scene in the movie Armageddon, when the amateur stargazer screams at his wife Betty to “Get the book! Get the book! Get the book!” I spent quite a few hours in the dungeon workshop yesterday without a mask on. I went to bed with a dry, rasped throat and woke up with the same, plus sinus congestion and a mild headache from the pressure. Popping some meds and wearing a mask t...
With my wax recipes prepared, I turned my attention to testing them out on some canvas. Somewhere I had read that the easiest place to get inexpensive canvas wasn’t at the fabric store, it was in the paint department at your local home improvement store. So I took a trip to the nearest big orange box and picked up a “heavy duty” 6’ x 9’ 10 oz. canvas drop cloth for $14. It’ll work for testing, but it feels a little bit lighter than what I am thinking the...
So I’m down to making gifts for the nurses at my doctor’s office. I rarely visit the office for a “Sick Call” but I do take care of their computers. It’s always an inconvenience for the nurses when I have to interrupt their routines, so I try and make up for it by making each of them a little something every year. My sister gave me this idea a couple of years ago when she gifted me a turned scoop and I’ve been meaning to make some ever since. I had some ...
I’m very excited to say I’m going to build a workbench in the near future. Last week, I decided to start on a necklace rack for my wife. I have a piece of cherry that I could resaw and use to make a panel for it and I thought it’d look great. But, that piece of cherry has quite a bit of twist to it I would need to plane out. No problem, but… sigh. I really, really enjoy using my (small but growing) collection of hand planes, but really don’t have a good surfac...
What can I expect in minimum thickness on a table top planner like a Dewalt, General, Ridgid etc. Can I plane to 3/32nd…..1/16th, 1/8th. Any help will make life much easier. Thanks.
Old Danish honing stropand making a copy… My dear friend Flemming came by the shop as he often do, this time I had invited him for a cafe latte, since I bought my self a new Rancilio Silvia espresso machine (just like the old one), the old one was fourteen years now and needed repair. In fact I just had a friend of a friend picking up the old one few minutes ago, I saw on Facebook that he needed one and had no money, like this life goes in wonderful circles (his friend will repair it...
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