Hello Colleagues, In this simple project I decided to combine to simple devices into oneIt literally takes 30 min. to make this jigHere how it worksHere is a 3 min. instructional video with the jig’s dimensions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fltq6UL8jLQ Happy Woodworking!
Some time this century the wife asked me to repair the broken handle on her grandmother’s hand-me-down rolling pin. In an effort to get caught up on the ‘Honey-Do’ list (and win some brownie points), I made this one of today’s projects. Here is the rolling pin with the broken shaft on the left. The end button has been sawed off, to be attached to the new shaft. The new shaft is at the bottom right. This was a standard 5/8” hardwood dowel that had to...
The pictures on the plans for the front of the truck just don’t seem to make much sense to me but I ended up getting something done on it. It really doesn’t look like I got much done but the front end and grill were a pain to figure out so just went my own way and got er done. Had some fun working on the seats and steering wheel.I got to remember to put in a shifter before I glue up the top.The steering wheel was supposed to look like one with finger grips but looks...
About the only thing I use my cordless drill for is woodworing projects away from my shop. Sadly on my last outing, I left my cheap 18v cordless drill behind to never be found again… Good thing I buy the cheap Drill Master drill / flashlight combos from Harbor Freight Tools… So with sale flyer in hand I went to Harbor Freight and picked up a new one. See the attached unboxing video to see what is in the box… https://youtu.be/TKjkmbo7FvQ
Well I didn’t get to really put in anymore time over the long weekend than I would have over a regular weekend. Actually even less, so not a lot of progress. Did add a line to draw dust out of the router enclosure to where I’ll connect to it in the back of the workstation. I know I really shouldn’t have a 90 degree turn in the line but it’s a fairly small enclosure and I never really expected to be able to draw all of the dust anyway. Apart from that, all I got don...
My newest woodworking tool are a nice small set of pfeil Swiss Made carving gouges. This set of six gouges contain the following: 1/12 Shallow gouge, 5/12 Shallow gouge, 7/4 gouge, 7/14 gouge, 7L/10 Long bent gouge, and 8/10 Medium gouge. What created this interest was a Fine Woodworking Magazine article in issue #250. Michael Cullen carved textures on the outside surfaces of his unique bandsaw boxes. In the magazine project videos he stated that he used at least the following Swiss Ma...
I'll start this post off by mentioning that it was a wonderful and productive weekend. After all the nice comments on my sloth picture, I was happy and very encouraged to continue in some of the directions that I have been heading. I am actually quite humbled by the kind comments I received from everyone, and it just goes to show the power of kind words and encouragement. I really felt like an "artist." (That may seem basic, but any artist knows that it is certainly not a given....
Yes, it is a long series, and going to get longer…..lol. In this one we get the feet roughed out and some actual joinery done, mortising the feet and legs together. I get some new saws too. After I see myself working with them I realise I have to improve my body mechanics and form. But I am having fun, and to me, that is the whole point. View on YouTube
Today I worked on my 10 existing 6” blast gates. They originally had an opening the same diameter of S&W green PVC drain pipe which I affixed to the wood via construction glue. It did not pan out too well. I needed them to be 1/8” or little more of an opening to receive 6” HVAC duct. So had to disassemble all 10 gates and route the opening larger. Helpful hint for anyone working on HVAC latch duct: sure, you can use the hand cutters and pay for it in blood droplets ...
Based on my initial observations of my finished wax mixtures, I believe there are at least some cosmetic differences between the use of paraffin and beeswax for this type of project. I’ll start with the two 2:1:1 mixtures (wax:BLO:MS), one using paraffin and the other beeswax as the wax base. The paraffin was some Gulf Wax (household canning wax, ~$4 for a 1 lb. box) that I found in the cupboard. The beeswax came from Hobby Lobby (the white variety, $7.50 per pound after a 50% off ...
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