i’ve been rather restless as of late… maybe its the a.d.d. :P… anyway, as is in the title, i was quite bored and needed something to do. my next project is slowly beginning to take shape in my mind and i’ve settled upon a serving tray with some marquetry and until the “final” plan (plans always change) has been made i wanted to do something small in the meantime. I’ve been absolutely fascinated by the rings i’ve seen on LJ’s, not least ...
SquarerulerbevelangelbanditOr just a old English set square and bevel gauge, becoming a transformer! The story is that I bought this wonderful vintage English engineers tool:And of course I had to go crazy on it! So I cut a steel ruler into 8 cm of length, why 8? Because I wanted to be able to make 1:8 dovetails…And since there were a spur, I made a hole, and then it can also go sideways (even I have to count down from 5,5 if I go from the set square). I also gave it some new ...
Ryobi Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire Hazard U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 14, 2010Release #11-009 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 597-9624CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Ryobi Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today ...
Hello All, I felt terrible that I was unable to include a picture in yesterday’s blog. I cut another half blind, for the other side of the drawer and it turned out even better. So though I don’t have my Nikon, I used my iphone to take a photo for tonight’s blog. I also included a new poll widget on my blog. I want your opinion on how much I should charge for my Kindle version of Henry Wood. I will be keeping all the chapters up on the blog, so it will always be ava...
The next exotic wood that I accidentally found in a sash factory was just an offcut from a gian timber. I am pretty sure that this was very old tree that was left hanging around in a lumberyard. This is very hard wood as sometimes mistaken to be the iron wood. I was lucky enough to have it for free. It thought it was just nothing since is all dark and full of mud. When I tried to cut a piece on it so I can make a door handle (knob), I found a nice curves…. DAO – S.Name: D...
Hello All, I didn’t post last night, because I wrote a ‘I have a terrible cold’ adeled post about a goat. It was not at all about woodworking or Henry Wood, so I posted it and went to bed. Today, I had hoped to do some woodworking, but I was still recovering. It was an off day from work, so I did bang out another 1100 words of Henry Wood. I hope you enjoy. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/12/henry-wood-time-and-again-ch-33-back-at-the-office/ Brian
.As many of you will have seen on the News, much of Queensland is flooded…and I have had many emails asking if I was affected by the flooding. Fortunately, until recently, the only water problem we had, was a small stream running across the back yard. No leaks in the house and able to come and go as we please. After heavy downpours all last night and most of the day, we are officially flood bound.. all roads around our house are covered with water and closed to traffic.. There are...
Over the weekend I made a bowl from an apple tree log. You can check out the video here: The tree was cut on my aunt’s property 2 years ago. I made her one then when it was still green. I finally got around to making myself one. The pictures are located here: I sanded to 400 grit and then applied 3 coats of a wiping varnish with 1200 grit sanding between coats. I then used EEE polish followed by Shellawax for the first time. I really do like these products. Sorry about the poor q...
I just replaced a PoS Craftsman benchtop/portable table saw with a Delta 34-806 Unisaw. The problem? The unisaw has a 5 HP, 3 Phase motor. My shop has only 220V, 50A electrical service. I know all of this before I bought the saw. “No problem,” I thought. “I’ll get a static phase converter, which will de-rate the motor by 30% and I’ll have the equivalent of a 3 HP Unisaw…Perfect.” I had already done alot of the gound work evaluating the cost and...
I haven’t been hitting this restore with my usual vigor. I’ve been dogged by my back issues, so even these smallish tools evoke much morphine use. such is life.here is the drill in it’s new state, no noticeable runout, smooth and quiet. kid stuff, The jointer is another story. This machine was stored in a basement that flooded(often), and hadn’t been so much as dusted off in 11 years. On top of that, once I had it dissasembled and started sanding down the rust, I co...
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