I found a load of jig knobs at my local home depot today. They were in the clearance section of the outdoor power equipment dept. $1.25 per with a bolt. they are replacement knobs for the lawn mowers and snow blower handles. Go get them. phil
Well the walls, or where I thought I needed / wanted them are up, and painted. I did not sheath all the walls because I have become accustomed to having the space in the stud bays. I admittedly half-a**ed some of this, I have a project coming up really soon and I need to have all this stuff done. The ceilings where just a terrible idea that nobody could talk me out of. I used white hardboard paneling, just because I hate painting so much. Its too thin, and flimsy so its hard to get flat acros...
I was in the DC area recently on business and extended my stay by a day to visit with family. And to try my hand at vintage tool hunting back east. That is why you’re reading this post right? Virginia was home to me as a kid for a few years. Aunt Pat and Uncle Ralph lived in Alexandria, VA with their four kids. As a 12-year old I remember many touring trips. Aunt Pat is a natural docent, well-read on history and culture. And she used those skills hypnotically, as we toured all of DC, Mount...
So, I have just recently gotten into woodworking and have developed an infatuation with hand planes and other old tools. The past few months I have been going to some garage sales here and there to try and find some old tools. I was referred to a website that lists upcoming estate sales and they began sending me emails to keep me informed. I opened up my email last week to find an estate sale in my area that began at 9 am on Thursday. I opened it not expecting much, but to my surprise I saw a...
My first big mistake was not realizing that the short and long parts don’t meet at same way on both sides. My pre-drilled holes were wrong on half of the legs. Oh well, I’ve got a good pile of wood plugs. I pre-drilled the tops of the legs on my new drill press table. I plugged the holes which will be visible. Compared to the chair, this footstool seems dainty.
We left the house approximately 6am and didn’t return until nearly 10pm. The sun was just sliding into the ocean as we were on the final leg of our trip on the (almost) longest day of the year. It was one of those beautiful pinkish-orange sunsets and the water was like a glass mirror, reflecting the soft light back to the purple hills of Digby Neck as we drove south on Rt 101 along the shore. It was a fine end to a very full and enjoyable day. The next statement that I will make m...
Can’t find a drill bit the right size for a pilot hole for your finish nails, just chuck up a nail. Using 6p finish nails, chuck up a 6p nail. Works every time.
These are the type of turnings that can be done on this lathe(the spirels are done on another machine,after they are turned on the hapfo lathe.) the two of them together can produce some rather interesting work. This is the before view of the lathe as it appeared when it arrived from KY. there was alot of work to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EldArs5eHE!Well as you know I have been looking for a hapfo copy lathe for a long time. It’s been about 4 yrs.These lat...
Yesterday was pretty much an ordinary day. I spent a block of time laying out the patterns on the wood for my next set of skaters. I was planning to have everything ready to go by Monday, but then I realized that both here and in the United States was a holiday (Labor Day) and all the delivery facilities are closed. So Tuesday it is. I needed to reorder the plastic bags that I package the sets in and it will be interesting to see how long they will take to arrive. The company I use is ...
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