There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Turning Saw – Putting It All Together”. All the pieces finally come together to make a completed saw. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/turning-saw-putting-it-all-together/
I need help identifying this object. It’s injection molded plastic; it feels very much like cheap kitchen utensils. It is made of two pieces and pivots in the middle – this appears to be for more convenient storage and not any function of the tool. The two prongs are not quite parallel (they pinch in towards each other a bit) but are springy in that direction – they will splay apart easily. The bottom edge of the prongs each has 3 shallow barbs, so that it can be easily ...
Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #31: Some Things are Better Now……….Battery Drills and Drivers…a Drive Buy.
OK, let’s be honest, we all do it………the impulse buy, or let’s call it a Drive Buy. Much more descriptive. You know, you have been eyeing something, even may have done a little research on what to buy……..but you are Driving your cart down the aisles. Eyes flickering to everything new and shiny, wondering what would fit in your nest, at this point your brain functioning in Crow Mode, you know……birdbrain. Impulse in Command. Feeling good, perchance. Probably pleased the spouse recently, perhaps ...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “What I Screwed Up This Week – March 1, 2011”- How I dealt with a chiseling problem. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/what-i-screwed-up-this-week-march-1-2011/
Hi all, just picked up a 6” jointer. A bit rusty as the previous owner apparently doesn’t take care of tools. I picked up som enaval jaeely from Canadian Tire, and tomorrow, I’m going to give the exp[osed parts a good cleaning, then paste wax to keep tem shiny. I plan to take it apart and do a proper cleaning and re-paint, bring it back to life; but in the meantime, I have some top plates to joint. I’m re-building an oud, an arabian instrument that is the direct gre...
Hey guys, Just for a quick update. The cultures I attempted last time did actually work to some degree. Something grew inside the agar mix :pNo stain from the Ca culture yet and I don’t really expect any to happen. I also grew the accompanying yellow fungus, which actually develops rather agressively into the culture medium. Certainly a big white rot fungus there, Fomes Fomentarius probably, knowing that it was on the tree I took the infested bark from. For the next mushy hunting ...
I must say that I am feeling a bit relieved today. There seemed to be a lot of little things piling up yesterday and I think it was getting to me a bit. Sometimes it is the small things that can add up and create anxiety. Each one of these things in itself was not really that big, but thinking about them all at once began to overwhelm me. When I realized that stuff was getting to me, I sat down, made a list and began checking things off one by one as I accomplished what I needed to do. ...
Took a trip to Home Depot checking out their steel bar stock (none was 5/8” wide unfortunately, but that’s another BLOG entry). Forgot to get casters so the table is not yet done. The shelf for the base turned out pretty good.
A CMS purchase can be made based on one or more features: Accuracy/portability/cost/cut capacity/floor space(is it a wall hugger?), single vs. double bevel, and more. You most likely cannot get all these features on a single saw. You make sacrifices for the features ‘you think’ you want. In General-Many of these saws excel at one or two functions. The new Bosch saw’s “claim to fame” is that it is a wall hugger. The fact that it looks so sexy is just a byproduc...
Hey!You know I just hate it when find out that I have not done or tried everything to make something work. In this case if you remember. I had previously posted a tip for using shelving or contact paper to stick patterns especially scroll saw patterns to wood. Well a couple of days ago I got my usual WoodWorkers Guild of America newsletter. Which if you do not get this newsletter I suggest signing up for it. At the bottom of the newsletter I saw “Intarsia Pattern Tip” done by J...
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