So I’ve been borrowing a miter saw and a table saw from a friend for the past few months, hoping to use them to kick-start my furniture-making endeavors. I haven’t gotten any traction in that regard, and now my friend (rightly) wants his tools back. I think that the woodworking bug has bit me hard, because now without really any possibility of working with wood, I feel, well… purposeless. So now it’s to Craig’s List to see if I can get any cheap tools for my wo...
In Home Depot. They had a 4×8 3/4” melamine sheet with a 2” chip on one side. 75% off so I got it. Made a crosscut sled for the TS and a circle cutting jig for the bandsaw. Both turned out well. Tried out the circle cutter. Sweet. Really good day today. Still have most of the sheet left. Small victories. But they are victories just the same. Icing on the cake – I had bought a CMT blade for the TS a while back. Put it on and WOW. I swear the saw is quieter no...
Part 3 of the Shaker Table Sideboard series-this video contains picking the the lumber and milling
I managed to get access to an estate prior to it being open to the public. While I have a few hand planes I have never really managed to build a large collection. However, today this changed. See the pics, for $200 I snagged what you see as well as a woodworking bench vise, Diston saw, shears, some clamps, chisels and a few other items. Doing a little research I believe I got a good deal. All of them need some TLC as they have been in the shed for 20+ year unused. Here is the list...
Many times when we hear of two people having ‘differences’ we think it is a bad thing. The mere term brings to mind visions of conflict and discontent. But when looking at things from another perspective, perhaps as an artist or creative person, differences are not viewed as something negative, but rather sought after in order to provide value through uniqueness and individuality. The more unique they are, the higher the value. I think that it is interesting that a word woul...
So yesterday was Columbus Day, which for my job is a paid holiday. I used it well. As Sunday was spent cleaning up the area, I had everything off the wall, and ready to go. Then yesterday came and whamo! Yep took the old mallet through the wall board and started yanking… 22.5’ total of wall yanked out rather unceremoniously. Now the western wall in my garage is ready for the electrician to come in Friday… By Friday evening I should have my inspection done and pow...
Hi there, this weekend another project got my attention for a couple of hours so I guess I’ll need another weekend to finish the guitar. So, I could only glue the fingerboard to the neck and apply the first hand of polycrylic finish but I’m almost at the end of the project, yeah! Getting ready for the fingerboard gluing: This time I went with yellow glue to have more time to set the clamps, it worked as expected An hour later, after cleaning some glue run-outs the neck...
I will add pictures eventually, but I finished the refurb of the bits and bit box. The box was in pretty bad shape, but now it is very usable (slightly out of square, but I am ok with that). I saw a video here on lumberjocks on how to sharpen an auger and refurb a brace, and used that as my guide (bought an auger file), and after cleaning was able to see the maker of my brace is millers falls. Ratching mechanism is now nice and clean and responds well, no squeaking when I bore a hole, the woo...
Newtown Tragedy Prayer=============== Lord comfort them they need youSo much anguish such despairWith failing hands we ask youLet them know that you are there Like a ship that seeks safe harborAmidst a raging storm at seaPlease shine your light and guide themOut of the darkness set them free The 26 new souls now with youIn Heaven up abovePlease have your Angels gather round themAnd surround them all with love ©2012 David William Bethune
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