Well, looks like I made a good investment when I decided to get the SawStop. Since I managed to fire off a safety cartridge and destroy a sawblade I figure I’ll share with you guys how stupid I was today. I was cutting a piece of walnut into strips for a cutting board. The cut was 1 1/4 inches wide. The board I was ripping was 3”. The blade safety guard was in place and I was using my plastic push stick. But because the blade guard is so close to the fence, when I get to t...
This book review is from the January 2013 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Relief Carving Projects & Techniques 37 projects: not only inspiration but also filled with how-to techniques and styles. Although I am not a carver, I had lots of ideas running through my head as I looked through the various projects included. The technique of Scandinavian Kolrosing (line carving), in particular, caught...
Although today actually brought a couple really good sales, you can feel cabin fever starting to creep in on many of the vendors. Sales pitches and promo speaches are starting to sound tiring. I am stuck in town tonight because there was no travel advised between here and home due to blizzard conditions. This isn’t good as I need to keep trying to add a few things. But if I don’t I guess I will know to be better prepared next time. This is my first time at this show. They say t...
When I last left you guys I had mentioned that I had “few” tools incoming from fleabay and elsewhere. Well they have been slowly trickling in all week and aside from a couple still outstanding I have the makings of what I am considering my student set of tools. I won’t bore you too much with the details and just get on with the pics and inventory listings.. First up are my hand planes so far. Most if not all of them require either just some sharpening or a complete ...
Well, its been a while since I last posted pictures on this series. And I have nothing to report. There are also no new pictures, because again, there is nothing worth taking pictures of. So I have basically given up on this experiment. BUT…... exactly why I started this in the first place….. I learned lots. Also in talking with lots of people and doing lots of reading I have drawn some interesting conclusions which may or may not be true. Here are my observations of wha...
It’s been near a month since the slab was poured. At 30 days I am ready to seal the concrete. In the mean time I have pulled the electrical for 220 and 120 single phase circuits. My electrical run consists of 3 different wire gauges; 6, 8, and 10. I can distribute varying amperage up to 50 amps. Mostly this is for convenience. The only real demanding tool I will routinely use is my big ESAB welder. Everything else will be 30 amps and below. The 125 amp – 24 circuit sub panel...
Hi there. This was a drawer repair project I was hired to do. The side was all rotting out.. Also the drawer needed a new bottom. This project took about a half a day.. I start work at 5:30 am to 12:00 pm.. You do the math. Anyways this was a pretty straight forward repair. First time doing bandsaw dovetails. I could not get the PC dovetail jig to match the original. oh well, thats why i’m a woodworker. I IMPROVISE, ADAPT and OVERCOME.. HOORA!! for you marines out there. I glued and nailed th...
I have been woodworking for some time and never really made videos of my work. I also enjoy geocaching and started making videos to share with that hobby. It has been so much fun. Seeing such talented folks sharing their videos I said why not? This is a very simple video but would love to share it with you all. Thanks! Chris http://youtu.be/JaRgavIMwtI
After a few weeks of prep work and couple of weekends to put on two coats of paint, my shop walls are just about complete. Up next will be touching up the ceiling. I got some grey wall paint on the ceiling due to a little over-spray. After that will be trim time at the top of the walls. I plan to use 1×4 cedar as trim, to match the trim around my doors. Thanks for reading.Scott
I’m beginning to formulate a plan about how to use this remarkable wood. I am thinking I will turn it into several different items, some for sale, some for me, and some to give away. Because I don’t have a life I spent all morning cleaning 40 years of dirt and grime from the slab so I could see the total effect of what I am working with. This is what I have to play with!!! :) I am going to use the live edge as the backdrop of my headboard. I’ve been mulling over a...
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