Well, the old 2.5hp Craftsman 10” TS is now retired. It was beginning to fall apart and no amount of JB weld or duct tape was gonna keep it going much longer. Its last project—Stumpy’s Tubafore contest. (Being as I won the contest, I figured maybe it was time to get the kind of respectable tools that such a station deserves. heheh Ok, maybe a little better saw than that—No offense Stumpy) I’d been lurking on CL for almost a year trying to decide what to get...
Wade Davis Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures has built this unique library. Wade wanted to feel like in a basement with nothing around to bother him thus avoiding the feeling of congestion. The library is built like sphere above its workspace similar to the rotunda of the oracle’s temple at Delphi that he filled it with the books he uses the most. And the natural source of light then comes from the top allow...
Isn’t it funny…..it’s always when you least expect it when you stumble upon something you had no idea you would find. There I was on a rather chilly 45 degree morning outside at an auction..the isles of tables although sometimes windier than your spirits care for…there were still enough vendors aboard the blacktop with secret finds to go around for all…..lol For old handtool pickers this for me was a pretty sweet morning indeed. I had just begun my journ...
Last weekend I got 2 coats of linseed oil applied to the bottle holder and last night I got 3 coats of shellac applied. Tomorrow I will give it a light sanding and then 2 more coats of shellac. I like this picture because it shows how much color and warmth the oil added to the hickory.
An heirloom tool chest…wow that’s a lot or room for tools… I was so surprised and relieved upon finishing my medium to small sized tool chest (posted with my projects) to find that it held all of my hand tools that were once taking up so much space in the tool cabinet I made which took up to much bench space and got in the way often of working on projects. The old cabinet had tools hanging on dowels and pegs and there was dust covering all my nice hand too...
Decided to do the groove in the bread boards on the router table with a slot cutter bit And then to do the tounge on the end grain of the top with a rabbet bit. I often find the parallel set up bars used with the machinist vice on my bench top mill come in handy for set ups. They are 1/8” thick, so in this case two of them inserted in the groove with a feeler guage leaf was snug as a bug in a rug. This allowed me to match the rabbet bit height to groove bottom. the resu...
Hi all hope life as a woodworker is going well. Sorry I have not posted here for some time. The woodworking buizzz has got me by the tail. Anyways heres a video I made of a Re-finish job I was hired to do. I go over steps I did to pull this task of. The piece is about 70 years old. Once again F.W.I pulled it off.Enjoy. Comments welcome…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiGKnNMDtzc Take Care, Michael FreyPortland, OR FREY WOODWORKING INC.
Hello all, I have a vintage Delta RAS model 33-285. The motor now refuses to start and I traced the issue to a faulty motor start relay and weak capicator. The capicator I can get in a different configuration but same mfd rate. The relay tho has been discontinued and even the original maker, Klixon has changed it slightly but I am unable to locate one anywhere so far. The Delta P/N of the relay is 438-01-015-0017, the Klixon number is 2CR4-930. Does anyone out there have any ideas? I have sea...
There have been some great discussions on here lately on the issue of pricing and selling your work. It’s made for some great “in the back of my mind” thinking, and has moved me to the place that I’ve decided to start selling some of my woodworking on Etsy. I’m having a lot of fun making pens, and decided that—while the pens are the same types of pens that others sell—this wood that I’ve found is absolutely amazing! So we’re going to ...
A good friend and I were doing one of our very frequent Think Tanks (sounds better than just talking) and we wanted to do something a little different than just typical scroll saw fretwork style cuttings. Basically we came up with an idea to make typical fretwork a bit more exciting. Simply by overlaying shaped pieces of wood on top of a portrait style piece of fretwork. We decided that I would come up with a pattern and She would do the hard work of cutting them out and making the pieces, th...
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