I am excited to join the Lumberjocks community to share and learn from my fellow woodworkers. This week, I continue to make progress on the workshop transformation. The walls were insulated and sheathed last weekend. Recently I began construction on the castor work table; heavy and stable is the key. Next I will build a power tool cubby. To design, I listed all the power tools that I currently have, and the ones that I expect to have in the future. After creating a spreadsheet of their ...
Money to thight. Had to make my own.2pcs. 1/2 inch plate about 3×5 1 pc. 2×4 rectangular tubing 5 inches tall1pc. after thought pc of angle iron 5 inches long added on compression side.Misc tack welds after putting in place.1 pc. 3/4 grade 5 bolt 8 in long from tractor supply about 4 bucksThe rest came from local small steel supply shop, about 25 bucks.doubled cutting height works great, but have to get bar stock and make up for guides to go all the way down, not a...
Bill Cosby made fun of his dad “he had to walk to school uphill both ways in four feet of snow with no shoes and he was thankful for it”. I kind of feel that way this morning. We have an inch of snow on the ground and every school in the Muskingum Valley is closed. I really did walk to school every day in middle school and my freshman year in high school but it was in my back yard for god sake. I do remember more than one day walking in knee deep snow and my pants being wet when I...
Something came to my attention yesterday that had not really surfaced until an attempt to make a fairly large bandsaw box with measurements of around 13.5” x 11”. I had the block of wood already eliminated to the size I needed but after taking a measuring tape from the blade to the riser I was surprised to find that by measureing from the riser kit to the blade I was coming up with 12.75”, measureing from the neck just above the riser block to the blade, I was coming up wit...
After wood expo I felt extremely motivated to work extra hard. Seeing all the brilliant student work I want so badly for that to be me next year. This is part of the reason I haven’t posted this week because I have been so exhausted! I have done it though o finished the deal on frame drawing and I only have my chair left to do. After that I can start drawingy tool box and shaker night stand. I have learned alot this week. The 5 7 rule for hand shaping, how to shape elipses and odd profi...
Hi everyone, I was giving MsDebbie, an update on Matthew, and where things have taken him. She asked me to share it with you all, so I will add it to the initial blog I put up on Matthew. Since adding Matthew’s first video to youtube, Matthew has been getting hit after hit on his youtube page. There are some key people that I can attribute to the success thus far. Let me start in order Debbie found Matthew’s video on G+ and asked if she could add it to LJ’s, I was m...
The VFD I will be using for this saw is the Teco JNEV-203-H1. As a first test I wanted to test everything on the bench. I have temporarily setup a 30A breaker and wired the 2 hots to the VFD terminals L1 and L3, the common ground to the VFD terminal PE and capped off the neutral lead. From the VFD terminals T1, T2 and T3 I ran wire to the motor leads 9 wire setup. The only functions I have set are the frequency (60 Hz), accel time and decel time (both 10s). I’m a littl...
Today I surface ground the sides and sole of the body of the plane. I understand I will probably have to lap them again after I assemble and tension the plane, but this will get them perfectly square and leave minimal stock for hand lapping. Here is a shot of grinding the side: This is one thing that was bothering me most of the weekend. There is this chip at the front of the rib and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I could make a repair piece and braze it on as before or I can ju...
I got the shape all blocked out and carved. I ran into a few insect holes, but I filled them and a few checks where the limbs were with some epoxy putty. I decided I would carve the eyes rather than order some glass ones. I’ve been wanting to try a technique I’ve heard others mention using epoxy to give them a realistic look. Here you can see the size of the carving and stick. It is not a tall stick, but you can rest your hand on the end or hold it slightly below the top. ...
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