If you live in the Golden Horseshoe (the region from Niagara Falls round through to Oshawa), then it’s normally time for the “Tools of the Trades” show in Pickering. The most exciting tool sale in Southern Ontario in on Nov.17 this fall. I found out about the sale a few years back by accident, but I always manage to find some neat tools! Tools of the Trades
So I have fallen WAY behind on posting the projects as I complete them. So, before I try to catch up on all the blogs and projects I need to upload we’ll give an overview… The first photo is what my garage usually looks like. (Like a sawdust bomb explosion mess) And this is where we are today….ah…so much better. Gene, I know I should not touch the pallets but I could not help myself…I just needed a tool rack… This will be the shelf/drawers ...
“Composing” back splats on my chair design. Rather than cut them out of a thick board or laminating layers to make the subtle recurve, I cut a piece in half so the two are bookmatched. Then I used a technique I read about but never tried. I steamed the parts and then bent them one way, then the other way, breaking the lignin fibers on both faces. The result is the wood becomes plastic enough to be bent into the double curve by hand. I clamp them to the chair itself so they dry...
In part 4 I complete the costly wiring of the power cord and address the need for an out feed table plus some misl. I use Lowes brand 10/3 power cord for all my 30 amp 220v stuff. Grizzly calls for a 12 gauge power cord so this is not a slam on Grizzly, but their cord strain relief fitting (which was quite nice by the way) on the electrical box on the back of the saw was too small for a 10/3 power cord. The proper size fitting at Lowes was less than $4 but wouldn’t you know it, the f...
Attention Lumberjocks in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you are cordially invited to attend the open house at my new workshop from 12:00 to 4:00 on Sunday December the 29th and Monday December the 30th. I stepped out of the corporate world to follow my heart and have opened a Sign / Gift / Souvenir / Engraving / Etc… business in Deadwood South Dakota. If you are in the Deadwood area, come on by 1 Cemetery Street and check out my workshop. We will be having a drawing on Monday at 4:00 t...
The Work Table is fully assembled and ready for finishing. For the past few months I have found it nice to have a work table in the office for doing some small projects or for packing items for shipping. I have been using a card table. My new Work Table will now take its place by tomorrow night. I will be staining it tonight or tomorrow morning. It is still too cold outside to do much and the garage is not much better so I have to see what I can do about putting a poly over the...
It’s been a pretty good while since I’ve posted anything to LJ’s so I thought an update was in order… Well, let’s get it out there right now. I haven’t been in the shop since just before Christmas. Between the holidays, visiting family, hunting, and general responsibilities, I just haven’t had time to get to the shop. Prior to my hiatus, I’d cleaned and organized my shop a bit so I could move around and find things easier. I had finish...
Greetings Ladies and Gents, I’ll try to avoid my bad habit of making a short story long as I want to be respectful of your time, want to capture your interest and hope to get your input.My step son hooked me up with a furnace “squirrel cage” from some replacement job he did. The unit is very close to 17”X17”X17” again. The motor is not belt driven, and it is a 1/3 hp Lennox that can go some 17 hundred RPM, I think I read on the label. Not sure how that translates to CFM but I suspect it wil...
Well, here it is, a general idea of what I hope to do with my workshop space: For clarity, I left the walls invisible, although their outlines are still there. There are a few constants with the arrangement. The rear wall is reserved for household storage, this is not really optional, and the location of the deep freezer is pretty much set as well, since their really isn’t a better place for it. Other than that, I left the workbenches and table saw about where they are now, since...
Ok, so I have not been blogging yet. But, it seems as good as time as any. Of course, this would be better if it was like Star Trek, and the computer could capture all of this for me. So, I have finished my 2006 projects, and am about to begin those for 2007. First on my list is an Artist painting table. This will be built of Oak, and take a few weeks to finish. (Note to self, work faster). The next project is undecided. Do I start on those Adirondack chairs, or maybe some of the s...
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