In my last entry to the Oliver restoration blog I wrote that the VFD I bought was faulty and it had to be sent back to the supplier to evaluation. I received a replacement about a week ago and have set out to get power to the saw. For those not familiar with VFD’s it is a Variable Frequency Drive. It works by varying the frequency of the electricity. In the USA our electrical system is set at 60 Hertz, the VFD is able to change that to just about what ever you want, within the limits...
Well, maybe I should stop titling this as Day _ it’s really been a few days, and I’ve gotten everything glued up, sanded, re-sanded, squared, etc. I’m finally on the finish. I think I mentioned it last time, but I’m going with a Poly/Mineral Spirits/BLO Blend I put 4 coats on a test board and it looked pretty good, but the wife likes things a little glossy so I tossed a quick 75% Naphtha/25% Poly just to see what it looked like. At worst I figure I can just stick...
Finaly i get a new bandsaw :D This is the one i just have ordert. I have tryed it and it cut accurate and fast,and can cut up too 165mm thats about 12,5 inches. Just wanted to share this with all you:) I am in the middle of 3 project wich all needs too be cut out on bandsaw so this is perfekt :) What a great day :)
I’ve got my own site where I like to write about my projects so rather than duplicate them here I’ll just provide a little teaser. If you’d like to read the full post just click here. The final things that needed to be constructed for the entertainment center were the doors. These are a simple frame but the interior panel is actually a lattice ‘weave’. I wanted these to come out right since they are a major visual feature of the entertainment center so I took my sweet time making them. (Th...
Well, I got back on track and actually accomplished a lot of small things yesterday (and some larger things, too!) Overall it wasn’t a bad day at all and I even had the time for a short nap with the three kitties in the middle of the afternoon. I don’t do that often, but I find that taking an hour out when I am tired really does wonders because it refuels me and I last much later than I would have and I am far more alert. I feel better too and I am starting to believe that a ca...
Ill be posting a new project soon its very simple u probably no of the the portable workbenchs black and decker but ive always been frustated with how small the the top of them are so ive decied to put an mdf top on and made it more effective and useful
A few weeks ago, my neighbor’s son was visiting his parents. He saw me working in my shop, and came over and introduced himself. He was admiring my shop tools and asked me if I would like some wood. He told me that he works at a sawmill in Vancouver and they often have leftover cut-offs from large orders. He said that they mill mostly cedar, so I asked him if he had some small pieces of yellow cedar (as I mostly make small projects). He said he could get me some. Well, this af...
This just looked cool on eBay … so I bought it. IDK yet what I’m gonna do with it, it’s speaking it wants to be involved in a display of some sort of taxidermy project. It’s too cool to cut up and turn into small objects there’s other chunks of burl available out there which don’t look as interesting among themselves. Now that you’ve looked at it – I think it would look neat as is maybe with a light shellac or tung...
I’ve been trying to knock out some projects on my list but it seems the list gets pushed aside for other projects. I was able to build my mom a lazy Susan for her distressed inks she uses scrap booking. Her project was suppose to be a one weekend build, with work and other things getting in the way it turned out being a 3 weekend project. My wife decided she wanted a jewelry cabinet mirror for our anniversary coming up in March so I made a stop by the lumber yard for some black ...
I just updated my shop in the new house! Please, have a look and tell me what you think… http://lumberjocks.com/RandyMarine/workshop
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