I’ve been wanting to keep a blog going and found a couple issues with the whole concept. First big issue is the lack of consistency in what I am working on on any given day. I bounce so much that that even I can’t keep track of what I’m working on at any given moment. So this blog is meant to be semi-daily and mostly for me to keep track of what I am doing and where I need to go next. In reality I have far more then five on my plate at any given moment and sometimes I even d...
I posted the forum topic here, and on other forums, and really did not get an answer. Perhaps it is not that easy to answer. Perhaps I misstated the question. Perhaps it depends on the type of scrollsawing one does (which in my case is mostly fretwork). Well after lots of conversation and thoughts I will attempt to answer my own question even if only for myself. In doing so I will make no mention of brands of tools but only types. First of all I think you will need tools to reduce stock to...
My lovely wife was on me to make a simple box to hold a planter, so I went out to the shop today and whipped this up out of some old, unfinished flooring pieces. Dead simple with one DT per side. She wanted it rustic so it was the perfect chance to try and cut them quick and see how it all fit together. For a straight of the saw tail sides and a chop to the base line, with virtually no paring, I was more than pleased! Finished it all off with a bit of BLO and 3 coats of amber shellac and a bi...
Knives took longer than I was told to sharpen, personally I think they lost them for a while because when I called them they acted like they had no idea what I was talking about. Anyhow, I got them about 10 days ago and finally had all day yesterday to sit down with it, make sure everything was level and set all the blades. It sure felt good to see chips sliding down the shoot after several hours that I’ve put into this thing. I like it so much that I don’t even like getting it...
Pictures tonight, but precious little dialogue. Lunchbox planer was out with a bad switch, but it came back this weekend. So the boards went through multiple passes then were each given the #4 smoother treatment. I did move to the #4 1/2 after awhile, and the mass was very welcome. I ripped a thicker board then did the re-saw of those boards on the old Craftsman bandsaw. When the night was over, the cabinet was covered with the fruits of the evening’s labor. Let ...
It doesn’t take long after finishing one project to figure out that there is still a lot more to do. One thing that is for certain is that I will never be bored. After finishing up the new ornaments and patterns yesterday and getting them posted on the site, there was little time to rest on my laurels and sit idle. There is still a catalog deadline for one of my wholesalers coming up quickly and I want to submit a couple of things at least. Even though I have been working constant...
Photos of the other 2 … of 3....Will ship priority mail Monday …..
I haven’t put in a blog for a while … Why you ask ??? ... well quite frankly there just hasn’t been anything earth shattering to blog about, it seams like I have been so busy with other things that I just haven’t had time to get into the workshop to do anything except make a mess and then add a bigger mess to that mess, well I decided that today I was going to work on some sort of project (i have a few different projects going on) so I sat down at the scroll saw and be...
This saw looks pretty bad. Like everything, I got it used. It was originally sold by a dealer in Hawaii so I reckon the humidity did a number on the paint. Then it found its way to the mainland and was owned by at least 2 coastal cabinet makers before I bought it. The 3” wide blade makes resawing a breeze and setups for cutting 1/8” pieces are a breeze. I used to dread resawing because the setup was so tricky. With the Hitachi, as long as the blade is sharp it’s g...
I’m excited this morning. I am going to spend the day reclaiming a wall in my shop which has been full of drywall and about 3’x10’ was unusable .I sold the remaining drywall and now all I have to do is remove some old wood and I have gained max 30 sq ft. This will give me a spot to install my DC and have it close to the tools that need it most. I have a shroud coming for my miter saw and the TS has it’s own dedicated shop vac. Abrinet abrasives for the ROS also cuts...
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