Ok, the current bit box is way too small, someone has been buying way too many bits….Soo, I need a new box to hold over 30 (!) auger bits, and related bits. Have a 1×6 chunk of Pine. Why not Oak? Well, the Tannic acid in oak will react to steel/iron objects. Even if I would add a finish to the parts, wear will expose enough bare Oak to start the reaction. Pine is a nice, safe storage wood. At least for iron objects. Laid out a few lines to cut the 1×6 down to ...
After all the production work over the weekend, it was good to take a break from the saw. Seeing the two projects getting finished up on Monday was a good feeling too. I really makes me feel like I am heading in the right direction. But I am not one to sit on my accomplishments, and I know that there is still a lot of work to be done. I spent the day yesterday at the computer, writing the instructions for the seashell tray and also the calendar topper that is going to be put on the site...
http://s1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj526/Rodman4071/Wooden%20Pens/ Here are some pics of pens I’ve turned lately and more to come. I find pen turning enjoyable and I can make money if only I would start doing it. I’m turning these pens on two different lathes, one a Sears 12 inch (which is very noisy and the other a Central Machinery 8 by 12 with virable speed and a quiet and sweet turning lathe, both of these lathes were given to me by my cool brother Julio in Georgia, my tha...
Earlier today I made a down-and-dirty hand plane till. Yesterday I hung the Stanley No. 5 and 6 on individual racks—lift up and pull out. Now it looks like I didn’t have many. I guess not, but they sure took up a lot of bench top space before. Do I buy more planes and added on for them, or do I use the free space on the left for something else? Nah. You can never have too many hand planes. :)
Hello all, Just setup my new SawStop. Thought you might like to have a lookie. my Facebook Page: Here
It has been a long time, but a new chapter is starting in my families life. Since my last entry almost three years ago I have moved to Fla and lived in three different houses on 2 different coasts. I have continuously worked 12-15 hours a day 5-6 days a week. I have spent very little time on my work bench and have focused on spending any of my extra time with my girls. As of right now I am unemployed and looking for work back on the WV/MD area. This is the area we have decided is ̶...
Well it’s been almost two years since I stopped work on this project. A number of things combined to get in the way, not the least of which was a sale of the property where my workshop was. This really threw me for a loop, as for well over six months I had no workshop facility at all, until I finally built a vinyl 10’ X 15’ shed (see build blog elsewhere on this site). Then there was a pergola to build and multiple chicken coops (also on this site), and now at long last I...
It starts with a plan… I know their not super sophisticated, but with a few 1” pin nails to help reinforce the glue joint, they feel pretty solid. I’ve had this stack dado for a while now, but haven’t had need of it till now…so I had to make an auxillary fence and a ZCI Here’s the set up for cutting the lap joints first lap joint gluing up the drawers… I really need to get some more clamps…. I like using the paper t...
The 3 Way Joint is progressing into a small seat due to a requirement to brace the original joints to ensure no more legs “fall off” First up I fitted some dowel pins to the legs This involved drilling a small hole as a guide from the top and down into each leg at an angle, then following up with a 8mm dowel hole. As you can see the joint is far from the perfect butt joint, I cut off the excess with my japanese pull saw. I found some suitable material for braci...
I finally had a chance today to try out Google+ Hangouts, and I think I have found an exciting and effective way to share techniques for using SketchUp to design, plan and understand woodworking projects. Hangouts are a way that up to 10 people can interact online. With a hangout, you’ll be able to see what my screen looks like as I work, and if you’re having a problem with a technique, I can look over your virtual shoulder and see what’s happening on your screen and help you out. I’d ...
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