About three months ago, I wanted to build a small furniture piece for my rec room. This quickly ballooned (as these things do) into putting together a full workshop. The plan to pick up an old $100 portable saw morphed into a recent contractor saw, and then on a whim, into a cabinet saw. Here’s what I discovered: The saw: There are no pictures of the saw fully assembled because it was dark when I bought it and in pieces when I got it home. A few shots of some parts: I’...
Ok, This will sound crazy but I am wondering what it is like doing woodworking in Minnesota? I have never been any further north that Kansas – I currently live in Texas. My wife may be ‘moving up the corp ladder’ and having to reloacte to Minnesota. I am a little nervous of the possibility of moving that far north – I like the heat in Texas but she is excited and so I guess I will learn to adapt! Now, I know they have houses, heated workshops, etc…. that̵...
The build of the virtual pinball machine is coming right around. The lower part of the machine is mostly done with the exception of some button and ventilation holes will need to be added. Here are some pictures of the assembly… The hardest part of this cabinet for me was the miter cuts where the sides meet the front. I did it this way for aesthetic purposes since the cabinet would have no trim I don’t want to see the plywood edges. Here is a picture of the final...
Just a quick update, I made $500 on the band saw and $450 on the planes so far with a couple still left to sell. I also traded a couple planes for a 20” Scroll Saw… I’ll talk more about that one later. My Daughters 21ST birthday party is this weekend so I’m sure I wont be going to the Rose Bowl on Sunday. So far I have $950 in the pot. Keeping my eye on the big picture…
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In this video see how the back bracing is shaped and glued to the back using a go-bar deck.
Presenting my bathroom shutters! It is getting easier every time, I learn from errors, and fix my previous issues, this one looks much better now, although they’re far from perfect… but here they are…
On this episode of Shop Talk, Shannon Rogers, of The Renaissance Woodworker, The Hand Tool School and one of the hosts of Wood Talk Online Radio Podcast and I have a talk about Blended Woodworking, Podcasting, and woodworking in general …
1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700This is my latest restoration job. It took me quite a while tocomplete but I’m very happy with the results.Unique to this drill press is the fact the shaft has 4 sets of ball bearings..You talk about smoooooooooth running.. It’s excellent!Read the OLD brochure for it! I’ve advertised it now for $300.00. I sell these pretty quick.My last one was a 1948 Duro Drill Press Model SF3083 and it was gone in the first 24 hour...
Please be guessing what Lazy Larry is up to now… here is a lamination that I started today for a new found friend, Scott… Closer pic. One more. I added a little turps to highlight the colours… Dimensions are 1500 mm long but 50 mm square… each piece is 10 mm thick…Translation…5 feet … 2 inch….3/8 inch…. This will be glued up and then shaped into the final product… Let us see who can come up with the correct answer &...
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