I finally got around to working on the console again and I’m now jumping in with the inlays and edge banding the top to cover my biscuit mistake. I cut some strips of walnut and purpleheart to about 7/8” wide and 3/8” thick that would get sanded down to 1/4”. Since I don’t have a thickness sander, I tried out a jig I saw in an old FWW magazine to use a drum sander on the drill press to accomplish the same task on thin strips. The jig is simply a fixed bo...
WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #13: Using steel rebar for a lumber rack, and Expanding my shop.
I’ve been way to crowded in my shop, especially since I went from a radial arm saw to a table saw. A radial arm saw works fine in a narrow shop, because it’s against the wall Plus adding a thickness planer. I haven’t use the automobile side of my garage for years now. About all its been used for is to accumulate things.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a rough sketch of my floor plan. I plan to keep the partition down the cent...
Up until now the extension wing to the BT3100 has been a simple two layer 3/4” pine ply lamination. Simply a nice, flat table top. That is all about to change… LOML gave me an early Christmas present of a Bench Dog Pro Plate and Rockler insert template, and I have some Rockler miter track just laying around, so it was time to measure up where I wanted everything, and write is down. 5.25” in from each side, 7” in from the end. Miter slot in 5.5” from the end. ...
Happy New Year to all the great gals & guys at LJ. Rose & Dudley
Well it happened, I was building a couple drawers for my boy’s dresser and had a small accident. While I was a little tired, I just didn’t think. I was cutting multiple pieces and assembling. Once 2 drawers were complete, I decided to cut the pieces for one additional drawer…..that is when it happened….kickback! Set up the fence to cross-cut a couple matching length pieces, but forgot to add the small scrap block spacer to allow for a gap for the off-cut piece. Le...
Well, I got the table saw back and am now getting ready to continue with the process. It cost me $73.48 to get it fixed. Minus the 29.99 deposit I paid 43.49. So not bad. Will keep you updated as I make progress.
So here is my humidor for my brother so far. The sides are oak. I made a convex cut in them with a table saw – first time ever doing it. turned out pretty good. The top and bottom are a hard maple. I got them from my neighbor who had some of his maple trees cut down and milled. I planed it down to 3/4 and cut it to size…. I’m wondering what you guys would do with the maple (top an bottom) Should I just chamfer them? Or leave as is? or plane them down thinner??...
I quoted a well know cat author’s writing buddy tonight. The quote pertained to deadlines and I wrote a bit about how I approach my projects. I also made some good progress on the router table fence. There are picture too. http://bit.ly/bGbSVw :-) Meow.
Ok. So I went and upgraded my garage to have it’s own service. And wanting to switch over the DC to 220, I popped off the switch box and rewired the three wire to make it 220. My question is – “How come I have to run these big flipp’n 10 gauge wire that cost near a dollar/foot but when you get into the guts of the box it’s a flimmsy size that resembles speaker wire? Huh?
I just finished my drafting/desk and finally brought it into the house this evening. This was a great project to make and there were two new techniques I used on this project, so I learned a lot. As part of the design for this desk I decided that I wanted a slight taper and curve to the legs and I wanted a deep red Mahogany color. After making a template for the legs I contemplated how to cut each leg out, the fastest way would have been to either use a flush trim bit with a router agains...
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