Well I have just acquired a new piece of machinery. It’s really a metal working machine, a Mill Drill. But whether the machine is for metal or wood, moving heavy machines can be a chore even when you have help. I have a series of pictures here, showing the unloading of the crated machine on a pallet from the street all the way to setting the machine in place in my basement shop. With proper planning and some long laminated beams, I was able to accomplish this task acapella. ht...
Now that the channels have been routed it was time to install the binding along the back and top as well as the decorative purfling along the top. It was interesting and a bit tricky at times. Take a look at the details at my blog. Thanks for reading!
My Father- in- law is coming to vist next weekend from Vermont, he is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and is very involved with the Catholic church. Well the guy was nice enough to let me marry his daughter so I figured I would make him a little something to take back home with him. ( he is going by plane so it has to be smallish) SO here we go….. First the rough cut on the bandsaw It is out of pine…. I decided to make is a bit thiner as the Cross was cut from ...
I think I have slightly over-reached for my first project, but here we go! First the gear in my garage shop that I have to work with: - Ridgid TS2410LS folding table saw with Freud 60T crosscut blade, Dimar Woodpecker thin kerf ripping blade and stabilizers- Ryobi tabletop drill press- Ryobi 10” sliding compound miter saw- Canadian Tire 10a Router w/ table The router is a piece of junk, but I’m happy with the TS so far, and have no complaints about the miter or drill pres...
Had to take a timeout to make this router table extension. It’s a torsion box design with router lift and fence.
They are almost done. I need to finish shaping the ends route a radius on the underside of the pads and sand.
According to the NYW and channel 9 in STL. Norm’s going to be at the wood show on Friday. Another LJ tells me it will be from 12-4. Let me know if you heard this or if you know more details, like a trap door in the line so you get people out of the way and can move up quicker. :)
I’m going to have to get used to LJ not meaning “LiveJournal,” as it has for me these last 5 years. Interestingly, it’s the evaporation of all my friends’ comments on my other LJ that has me so excited to find this place. I think they’re past their limit on hearing about woodworking every minute they’re around me, or reading my journal. They’re all computer nerds :) How have I not found this place before?! Actually, I have. I’ve stumble...
With Yardbirds going out of business, I bought a bunch of stuff to run some new electrical (although even with the discount their wire was no cheaper than other sources, so I had to pick and choose), and in the process of picking conduit paths through the garage I cleaned out the shop. So yesterday I milled a whole bunch of wood into door frames. I’d picked up a bunch of eastern hard maple off of Craigslist, random sizes, about 5’; lengths, so I took the ones closest to my door...
127 days later——a small cabinet is born! I’ve finally finished this cabinet. First I have to show you my flub up. I was installing the hinges on the door and while I did pretty well with three hinges the fourth one beat me! My method of holding the hinges in place while drilling the pilot holes worked OK – but my left hand is not my dominate hand and it was not a pretty thing to watch. Anyway – I guess I slipped a little so my pilot holes were off a bit. But no w...
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