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...
I had some shop time this weekend so i made the garter plate to complete the leg vise. I use cherry because i just love the contrast of cherry on walnut. I start to put a finish on the leg vise, i use one coat of Polymerized Tung Oil Sealer followed by 4 coat of polymerized Tung oil.
I’ve been practiciing hand cut dovetails recently and before I started out I wanted to make sure my Mifer chisels were at their sharpest. I have a WorkSharp 3000 and have always been happy with it but I thought I’d try to give my chisels a hand sharpened mirror finish and a micor-bevel on some wet stones (8000 grit). I was very pleased with the hand sharpened edges at a 30 degree bevel, except that after chopping out some dovetails on cherry and pine I noticed the nice crisp s...
I like most have limited time in my shop whether school events for children, spending time with my wife, holidays or work so sometimes it is a week or two before I end up back in my happy place. Last night was one of those times and as I thought on what to do with this precious time my options ran through my head. Should I sharpen my planes and chisels? Or maybe work on a cabinet I started, or finish a small box that frustrated me?? It was at this moment that I realized in times like that ...
The next challenge for the shop was my workbench (and the area around it) It seems like it is always piled with stuff. Not only that, the shelf underneath is just a heap. I have to dig to find something and it is a restructuring project to add any thing to it. Also, I have another heap of stuff piled at the end. I need more space (I know – another solution is less stuff, but I’m not ready to go there). The cabinet is sitting in the middle of a really big wall (at ...
This is my latest project. Table saw cabinet that was very much needed. I am going to be putting finishing touches on it. Thank you to Tyskvinna for the MDF.
Hi, I want to build a table saw cabinet on casters.I have limited space and I need to store it under my workbench.I see a lot of cabinets with rollers or casters here.My question is with the casters or rollers. Does it make the cabinet wobbly while you’re trying to use it? Has anyone come up with a way to lift the cabinet up off the wheels?
Wow did I ever bite off a lot when I decided to deal with the curved top but all in all seems to be coming along nicely. Just softening up the edges and getting ready to clean up some holes. I’m starting to wish I had developed a hardwood plan instead of going with plywood. Also I found the color I wanted in the shape of my impact screwdriver case. My semi retired mechanics tools seem to still be coming in handy. lol
I like to turn the knobs on the cases I build. Dr. White’s chest has a total of twelve knobs. I’m not a skilled turner, but that hasn’t stopped me from building a lot of furniture with turned parts. Turning a batch of knobs that is “identical” could drive a turner to another hobby. However, it’s not too difficult to turn out a batch that matches “close enough.” Remember, this is a handmade project and hand-turned knobs scream craftsmanship. Watch this video to see how I turn out the kno...
Today’s post will be short, as I am in the drawing stage of things and I must admit that I didn’t get a lot done in that department yesterday. My car has just turned ten years old, and as it gets older, I realize that it will require more maintenance. It is part of having an older car, I realize and I just have to allow for some extra time to take care of things. But the day was somewhat shot, so I really don’t have a lot to report. I can say though that last week ...
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