Hello Friends, I hope everyone made it through the winter unscathed. A new estate season is here and I’ve already begun to pick up more aprons. Sometimes I don’t need an estate sale to pick up an apron, sometimes they just fall in my lap. Such is the case with these new additions I have. And, I can’t wait to tell the stories about these aprons. First Apron was given to me by my son. I happen to see an apron on e-bay and was telling him about it. I vowed to never pu...
I finally got some time today, Saturday, to work on this Rip Fence JIG. The trickiest part is done: the DADOes. The photo shows the dry fit. Before I glue these parts together I will drill the countersinks, holes, etc. I will start that tomorrow.
I obtained some high end Acrylic by chance that is tough as nails and made some zero clearance throat plates out of it that are the same thickness as my factory plate.With my R4512 saw having the real thin throat plates, this stuff works out great.I’ve already made several in different angles for raised panel door work and such.It doesn’t sag or bend and the blade cut through it beautifully.I use some duct tape to hold down the edges.And, with a 4×8 sheet of it, I’ll ma...
The first thing I do before cutting any wood is to find a shape that I find appealing. Then I make a full sized drawing on graph paper. I use this to do all the calculations for the each ring. You can purchase software to do this but I prefer the manual method; plus it doesn’t cost any $. I use the “wedgie” sled by Jerry Bennett. You can find his videos on YouTube which explains how to make the sled and how to cut various types of segments.Certain rings with the trian...
Yes, it is true. I have been lax on getting videos edited and put up. I have an ever increasing amount of footage to go through and had to cut that pile down a bit. It gets a bit intimidating at times when you see how many files there are. This job was a bit of a head scratcher. Tracking down a buzz and figuring out how to fix it. The school is pretty happy with the work, so all is OK. No, I am not changing my format to a guitar repair channel. I will leave that to more experience...
In this You-Tube video, I challenge myself to making a pen kit without a lathe or a drill press. But, let me be honest, I just don’t have those tools. The slim-line pen kits came from Rockler and they were on sale over the holiday season. The wood that was used is Cocobolo. I hope you enjoy this video and make time to be creative. here is the link to the video: – https://youtu.be/arWuNuZQBik
I got looking at the tanker truck and it’s not the one in the picture.I got it on sale at Grizzly for $4 so will get it’s turn but will take quite a bit a mind games to do what I want so holding off on it right now. Got the Lincoln at the same time and price and is a very simple build.I’ve never built an old production car so this could be fun.Here’s the build picture. I really wanted and need to change the shop around but once I got figuing on the car the shop c...
As mentioned previously in this series, I got possession of two old church pews that my church no longer needed. Today I disassembled them and cut the long pieces in half crosswise to fit them in my car. Because of the splits in the wood, I ended up with many 1×4’s and a few 1×6’s. One seat stayed intact, but it has a split. I’ll have to break it anyway to fit through my thickness planer. I cleaned the wood up, taking off any molding so that it would fit ...
There has been a lot of interest in building tools from scratch, rehabbing tools that needed some love, or repurposing a tool so that it might have more potential or beauty. I have decided to chronicle a few saw builds in these categories in the hope that it might inspire someone to give it a try that was otherwise too nervous to begin the journey on their own. For this series, I am going to do a write up on re-purposing an inexpensive gents saw into a western style dovetail saw. This idea...
<div> <div>Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code</div></div> I am having a lot of trouble getting the video to look right in this blog! It looks wrong here and if you click full screen it looks even worse! If you REALLY want to watch it then it is best to click on the button to see it on YouTube. It looks fine there. Otherwise, well, you get the idea! If anyone knows the RIGHT way to embed videos then I would love it if you would ...
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