Timber4fun here on LumberJocks has built a beautiful Arts & Crafts era lamp that I just fell in love with.So not to copy but try something a little different I will use his style but put a computer in it.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93681 I scrounged 6 oak drawer fronts 6”x14”and this will be the main building blocks for this build.Just to wet your apatite here’s where I’m at right now with one of Timber4funs pictures that I went by. I had been thinking ab...
New lathe, all set up and ready to go and I realize I dont have any blanks glued up to turn bowls … CRAP ! Looking around the shop to see what I can try out I spy a branch of walnut someone gave me last year. It’s been in his shop for a coupe years and is good to go. I still have some of that 5/8” aluminum bar stock that I used to make carbide tools with, so why not make another and this can be a handle? So I cut off about 11” and put it between the centers. ...It was...
French Cleat At my workbench I have always had a peg board which is somewhat difficult to hang some items. Again researching the internet I came across the French Cleat System. Using the 45 degree basics and customizing the hanger for each tool, it has by far better options for tool placement. I’m still early in it but have been able to assemble a cleat for items as they become apparent. The next items are small boxes for screws and such made from 1/4” material (ply or ha...
I live in a townhouse with limited space, my workshop is shared with a laundry and separated only by a wall from a rec room (man cave). Past winter I bought a 13” bench drill press which sat for a spell on my workbench. This is not going to work and previously I had bought an air compressor, so I needed something to hold both items. After a lot of computer searches, April Wilkerson had built what I needed. A box on wheels with a drawer able to house the compressor and have the d...
After many long nights this week and a 16 hour work day yesterday, I still was not fully ready for concrete today. I needed a little more backfill than previously thought (about 140 tons total) and struggled to get it all in and packed down. Plumbed in two floor drains and two water lines with a slop sink drain, vapor barrier down, mesh rebar and 1/2 rebar every 6foot making a grid (all last night at 10:30 pm). This morning at 6am I tied all the rebar together and started to form the driveway...
I posted a while back in the forums about card scraping. Mainly my interest was driven by the reduction/elimination of sanding from my finishing routine. I bought some card scrapers and a burnisher from Woodcraft, set about sharpening them/creating a burr via several different methods, and met with lots of mixed results. Well, finally I have had some success! Let me thank all of the LJs who responded to my thread and put me on to some very good YouTube videos of different techniques. The...
I needed a workshop stool and used the Workshop Stool plan from David White. My first time using compund angles, a few errors, a new learning curve, fixed and got er done. I first stripped down some KD 2X4 to 1 1/2” square stock for the legs, 27 1/2” Using 1 X 4 for the remaining pieces. For the top I cut 1 1/2” strips and glued them together for a 11” square seat. The side rails are glued and power nailed, seat is fastened by pocket holes. I did this as I may router a round seat in the ...
I bought a Harbor Freight 14” oscillating spindle sander. I had my eye on it for a while and just went for it one day. There’s a huge debate in the online woodworking world whether or not it is a good idea to purchase tools from the store. Well, I’m taking my chances with this one. I’ll show you what’s in the box and see how it works right out of the box in this video. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVX0Q8oAps
Trix are for kids! Hey Guys! Trix may be for kids, but rabbets are for grown ups! Got the rabbets cut today on the router table. I used a 3/4” straight bit buried in the fence to cut the 1/4” x 1/4” rabbets. Another interesting setup guide I use is a 1/4” square dowel. Since it’s square, it doesn’t roll around like a drill bit will. I used it to set both the height of the bit, and its distance from the fence. I cut the endgrain first, so...
I’m going to attempt to document the installation and setup of my Delta 36-725 – Just picked it up today, and hopefully tonight or tomorrow I’ll get started on putting it together and setting it up. Here are some pics along the way. Step 1 – the box – weighing in at 200+ lbs. – rolled it out of the truck lol The Unpack… More to come after I read the “destructions” :)
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