Well, with all my hard work and time put into restoring my great grandfather’s lathe, I finally got it all refurbished. Then it broke. The pulley wheel being aluminum had already taken a beating over the years while in storage and it finally split with the tension of the belt and motor. Long story short, I don’t want to let it become a money sink when it’s a pretty simple lathe. That being said. I still want to do pens and bowls, etc. I’ve done a little resear...
Would anyone have detailed plans to construct a Strum stick. Want to make one for my grandchild. Hope you can help.
Well, I found the floor, at least the parts not covered with fencing material (still). Tomorrow is another wet and dreary day, so back in the shop I go with the heat on, and get back to cleaning, discarding junk, and organizing… I grabbed my measurements for the space the lathe cabinet / ballast cabinet needs to be in, and am taking that into Sketchup during slow time over the next few days. The cabinet is going to end up made out of 3/4” and 1/2” Birch ply, because th...
I had very little shop time this weekend. Mostly due to family events, and the Super Bowl, but I did get some time in there… I cleared off the workbench, and laid down some old raggedy towels that I have dedicated just for shop use, and drug my old 2002 Ibanez SR480 electric bass out to the shop. The bottom strap button screw hole has been flaky since it came from Ibanez new. I finally had enough of it and was going to fix it… I sourced up a small piece of mahogany from a fr...
Interesting story on how I ended up at lumberjocks. I told it once but I will give it a brief retelling at it is somewhat relevant to the current project I am working on. I won a dremel a couple months ago through facebook. One of the fellow “fans” of the Dremel facebook community is a talented carver named Jordan Straker. Jordan and I exchanged a few messages and he encouraged me to join this community (God bless you Jordan for doing so!). I am a big fan of Jordan and I let hi...
I’ve never seen this before… http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/wormil Just substitute your user name for mine to see your gallery.
I was bit by the woodworking bug about 9 months ago and now I’m too the point where I need to convert my attached 2 car garage into a dedicated home woodworking shop. My garage is roughly 25.5’ x 22.5’, and it’s currently used used for storing some of our household stuff which takes up about 30% of the space, and the rest I’ve been using for woodworking. I’m working on cleaning everything out and starting from a clean slate, and I’m breaking up th...
Awards entry period is over and the staggering number of entries is beyond all my expectations. We ended up with 151 wonderful Yin Yang projects and now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. I know it’s not too easy ;) Voting deadline is on February 7th at 3 PM CDT. Note that if you submitted an Awards entry, you will notice that your project is not listed when you make your selections. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic whe...
A while back I saw this video about growing wheat grass fodder. View on YouTube It took my fancy as we need additional fodder for the chickens. I worked up a design in SketchUp a couple of months ago: With the plastic garden trays in: I decided to half lap the whole thing. It’s a very basic joint, and seemed a good place to start. I planned to screw it together so I could break it down if needed later on. As if to make up for the simplicity of the joints, I decided I wanted ...
Hey everyone, Not sure who is reading this at this point because it’s been a while since I have been out in the shop due to the freezing michigan weather. Also the fact that my barn doesn’t have heat other than in my man cave which I do not woodwork in. Anywho, today I went and picked up an older Dewalt “Powershop” radial arm saw that my uncle Tim gave me. He bought it from a garage sale a while back and just doesn’t have the use for it anymore, so he g...
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