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...
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.
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