Andrea is located in Mexico, but is originally from Croatia. He works with limited tools on his projects, but he has a good imagination and his videos are pretty well produced. Definitely worth a watch. A few of his videos are available in Spanish as well as English. His YouTube channel is here: [link]
One of my preferences in woodworking is wooden toys. I have a special interest in trucks and the model of the Old Time Farm Truck by Ron Fritz, Creeksidewoodshop.com on the Google Sketchup 3D warehouse drew my attention. His model was in imperial dimensions and since I work in metric I redrew the truck in Sketchup with metric dimensions and also simplified it somewhat . I also added scenes to the model depicting the different components and dimensions that can be printed and taken to the ...
Well I have bugun to start my collection of fine hand tools. I recently spent 3 weeks trying to get the Stanley Bailey set of old hand planes. I wanted to get them all rusted on purpose, so I would gain the knowledge that was going to bw necassry to get them back to good condition and keep them that way. So as the days progressed the planes begain to arrive at my home. I am now the very proud owner of a small Stanley 110 a stanley handyman a stanley #4 flat bottom a Stainley #5 2 Stanley #6 p...
I am designing a drum sander much like the ones I have viewed here with a couple twists. First thing I am wondering is how would a drum made of pvc pipe with end plates and 3 to 5 internal discs hold up? I will experiment with this since I have a lathe and can turn the discs. Second item I am thinking is to use a treadmill for a powerfeed system. The belt will be around half the width of the drum capacity. I again don’t know how this will work with wider material but, If I can, an...
Here are pictures of the build.Making the frames and covering them with 3/8” bender board. Tapering the frame support cleats. Assembling the frame structure. Applying the bender board to both sides. Inserting dowels for glass to set over. Marking the top for recessed holes. Attaching the glass to the legs. Using the tops of carriage bolts, for decoration only. Ready for finish! Thanks for looking
Yesterday and a little bit this morning was spent jointing and fitting the front, back and drawer dividers. I now have a complete carcase. Drawer dividers in and fit. Front and back installed and fit. I need more practice on my mortises but they got better as things progressed. Should be fairly easy to cover the mistakes. On to the lid and drawers.
Expectations. We all have them when we walk into the shop. Ah yes, I have come to spend a pleasant relaxing day at the bench undisturbed, unperturbed. Then you begin work. Things can go wrong. Jigs don’t work, parts mis-align as the glue holds fast in the wrong spot, wood tears out, screw heads break off, and finishes blotch. Lest it be misunderstood that I am somehow above the fray here, that nothing ever goes wrong for me, that I am the calm sea in the eye of every storm at my bench, ...
From the first day I joined LumberJocks, I have seen tons of posts showing really neat wood toys and other projects that members have lovingly made for their grandkids. Being blessed with a couple of my own, I can say that I’m proud to be part of that group of folks! For me, time spent in the shop building stuff for the wee ones has always been one of the most gratifying facets of woodworking. Here’s the latest…. This is the small slot car set that was presented to the grandkids...
So this Sunday we needed to trim all the boards to 6” wide. Having picked up the table saw on Saturday from the workshop (in the pouring rain) and somehow managing to fit it in the back of the car, we took it to the house. Sunday was a relatively nice day, so it was game on. The minute I started to trim the boards, I realized that I had forgotten to bring my safety glasses from the workshop, and the 24 tooth blade that I had selected for this job was chucking tons of chips and sawdust...
It is snowing out. I woke up to another 2 inches of fresh snow over the 3 feet we already have on the ground. We went for a walk last night and it was cold out, but there was no wind and it was truly beautiful. The roads were clear and you could even walk on the salty pavement in most parts. Both Keith and I marveled at how much snow we have had already this year. It has certainly been more than we have had in a long time. We took a drive to Yarmouth on Saturday. It was clear and sunny a...
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