I had a few free hours after work today, so I decided to disassemble and start cleaning the underside of the sliding table. This will be another small update. I will need to source new hardware for the slides, all of the nuts and bolts are too rusted for my taste. They all appear to be standard metric fasteners so I don’t think I’ll have much trouble finding them when the time comes for that. The stainless steel heavy duty slides that Dewalt used have held up to the rough life ...
Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube
After sanding to 220 grit I applied a coat of clear shellac as a sealer.I’m hoping the cherry will darken more to give the piece better contrast.
It stands to reason that if I need bridge jigs for a cello, [link 1] [link 2] I’ll need bridge jigs for a violin as well. I made these out of some scrap wood. The bridge fitting jig (on the right above) was made from oak. The string jack/lifter is from poplar. I made the blank for it at the time I made the blank for the cello string lifter. Brass hardware gives a tiny touch of class to jigs which are very utilitarian. I finished the string lifter with golden oak stain and th...
Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Finishing Rough Wiring and Doing Test Cut
02072017 I finished the rough wiring this morning. I still need to mount the potentiometer (which controls speeds), mount wires to motor more securely, put faceplate on switch/receptacle, and get wiring for light better secured . I ordered from ebay a plastic enclosure for the MC-40 motor controller (namely, the grey box in the pictures). The output from the MC-40 controller runs to the drum switch (the green switch in the pics) which controls direction of rotation. IN turn the wires f...
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This is from a different California Coastal Live Oak tree that came down in a storm 3 years ago, it also was around 250 years old. After air drying for 18 months and a couple of months in the solar kiln, I decided to give it a try with some epoxy, since my first attempt was fairly successful.
This roll around tool cabinet is a project I took on so I could learn new techniques and processes. This will be my first frame and panel project build. Besides that I have also chosen to use some new techniques in this build. CUTTING DOVETAILS ON MY TABLE SAW BY USING L-SHAPED FENCE ON MITER GAUGE I have seen others on the Internet use their table saw to cut dovetails. I will use a Gregory Paolini process to cut my dovetails and pins using L-style fences fastened to my INCRA 1000HD m...
I have no way of knowing just how many of you can relate to the problem I’m about to discuss, but here goes.After many years of buying, fixing, restoring and (sometimes) selling vintage, non-power, woodworking tools, one thing slowly became evident—there was no way to keep track of it all. It was after the passing of a fellow tool user/hoarder/collector that it first occurred to me to inventory all my tools and develop a record for insurance purposes, if nothing else. I knew...
Just thought I would let the woodworking world know I found these great Wood-Maxx wood screws which are a little more expensive but I thought for the value of the screw you get it was a good deal. With these screws there is no need for pre-drilling with the added features which are standard on all sizes of screws. Go to www.wood-maxx watch the videos and you will be impressed at the applications on how the Wood-Maxx screw works.
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