It was not a very productive evening in the shop. When installing the door hinges I broke three screws and a drill bit, all of them buried deep in the wood. The first screw broke off when using the drill as a driver but I had the clutch set…Hmmm. So I switched the a screw driver and promptly broke two more then a drill bit ARGH! The partial screw is from the left hole, there is another screw and drill bit in the center hole. So time to excavate, first draw the layout lines. ...
Well I guess it might as well be a good time to add this blog for I have the pics…...and the work is done. This old Disston Rancher rip saw has been in our family far before I was in our family….lol I can remember seeing it in our garage…..in our old log cabin home. I think back how lucky I have been to have spent my early years inside a real log cabin with all of these great things…the old garage…..and old tools! Of course as a kid….you think of i...
Hi there. Ever see something IKEA-like that you’d like to build? Well, I found this corner desk that would be perfect for my wife now that she’s working on upgrading her education. They were kind enough to provide schematics and a few dimensions. Using those, I was able to import the drawings into Sketch Up, trace them, and then scale them according to some of the dimensions provided online. It took me several weeks to lay everything out in sketchup, but I’ve got 4 little...
Hi all, Hope life is good. Heres a video I made of a Cabinet I was hired to Re-finish. In the video I go over steps I took to pull this task of. I finished the piece with “Sam Maloof” finish I got at my local Rockler.Hope you enjoy.Comments welcome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDLMaA4I6tU Take Care, Michael FreyPortland, OR FREY WOODWORKING INC.
3rd shop in under 3 years, and the space just keeps getting better! At least potentially. (Yeah, the quick move has left things in a bit of a state.) My first shop started from scratch. Evolving on its own in the basement with lots of obstacles, not the least of which being a mere six feet of headroom. But it saw lots of growth and changes over time. A couple years back I moved above ground, and got way more headroom in the garage when we moved. Granted I had to share space with ...
There are some days when I just wake up happy. Now I am not delirious or (too) goofy or anything like that. I am just content and pleased with the way things are heading and look forward to the day that is ahead of me. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so. We are all looking for that ultimate happiness but I am afraid that many people just don’t know what it looks like. Of course, happiness means something different to each person. We all set our own rules and have our...
I have read many of the comments on tablesaws/cabinet saws. I still am using my ancient Craftsman that I bought from my father. I have upgraded the pulleys to give a higher blade speed along with replacing the belt with the link belt.I enjoy much smoother operation and cutting power. I use a Forrest WWII thin kerf blade, which works well. I found a Delta T2 fence on the bargain table at Woodcraft, and fitted it to my saw. I enjoy the ability to read from the tape. I have set the fence at 1/32...
Can’t believe how long this took but I finally had some time to finish the lower stud so that I can attach some French cleat rails once the MDF covers the entire section. Progress should be a bit quicker from here – no annoying angles to worry about now!
You ever see people leave posts on Craiglist for used tools that say in “good condition”, etc. and the asking price is average, or above average? Some times they mis-identify the tool and label it what they think it is. Then you view the pic (if one is attached) and it’s an old rusty hunk of metal? Are these some people cleaning out their parents garage and finding an old handplane, take the name(s) off the item, and place a value on the tool…..without doing any res...
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