After contemplating adding a smoothing plane to my shop for quite some time, I finally took the plunge. I looked at some of the beautiful new tools available out there and made my decision…what I decided may surprise you. I take you through the process in this post on my blog.
I purchase a used old shopsmith and a few tools about 3mo ago for a couple hundred bucks. Last night while turning a pen the motor started to loose power and eventually stopped. I turned off the switch and let it set a few miniutes and tried to power it up again but no luck. This morning I turned it on and it turned about 10sec. and stopped. Any hope or is the motor shot?
When I think back to when I began painting and scroll sawing, I remember how different things were back then. I started both in the mid-90's and there was very little available online. I remember when we purchased our first home computer and I was thrilled at the thought of being able to type on it. My biggest excitement was that I would have a way to find and organize things like recipes and photos, as it was a time when my kids were young and my own little family was a focus. I never co...
cause I started it about 3 months ago and it’s still a work in progress. But at least I’ve got all the drawers in it now. The last one was for router bit storage. Initially I planned on making this two drawers, but then I noticed what Sawdustroad was doing with his table and came up with this idea. Special note – Thanks for the idea Sawdust! It would be much better if it had full extension drawer slides on it but I went with what I had for now. I’l...
So I went into the shop today to shake up the can of Bedliner in a spray can and found 2 issues… #1. Iforgot I gave the bedliner stuff to my brother in law, so switch to matte black paint.. I have that in a brush on can. Time to shake a can, and shake, and shake, and shake… #2. While I was shaking and looking at the pedal board, something was off alignment wise on the right side piece to the front. Closer inspection shows that the 1/2” plywood, even though it was pre d...
All,I just received the following email, through this site: From: kenethSubject: Urgent————————————————————————————————- Dear I am Keneth from Africa. I am happy to meet you with hope you will not betray my trust i have in you. I am here to let you know my arm of contacting you first. I want to han...
how many of you have worked with old babbitt bearing machines? my experience with them was extensive and learned quite a bit about woodworking in general as these machines properly set up still rival machines today and after talking to an engineer at northfield foundry i found out all about the old buried boneyard and why the castings stay true to this day. any thoughts are just fun to go thru this old technology that does stand the test of timehttp://www.altendorf.de/en/company/history/gener...
Many of you noticed that I added small logos to the header – for easy switching between our LumberJocks, HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders websites. Just a small update but hopefully you’ll find it useful…
It is coming along nicely now.Ready for roofing. Progress Done. Doors and windows. Insulation, wiring and sheetrock. Ready for siding.
Well last Sunday we received around 4” of rain in a 24 hour period half of which came overnight. I happened to want to get something out of my shop on Monday morning and opened the basement only to be hit with the smell of “wet basement”. I quickly looked around and found some puddles and seepage around the whole basement but not a lof standing water. After coming home from work early I was able to better assess the damage, it seems my sump pump switch failed and the narrow ...
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