A few days a ago, my dad came home my christmas present, a Grizzly Go153×2 17” Bandsaw! What a beautiful saw. It took about a half hour to take it out of the crate and about two hours to set it up. He also picked up some timber wolf blades or Viking blades is what they were called at that store – a 1/2” and a 3/16”. I put the half inch blade on and did not bother with the blade it came with. I began ripping so two by fours to test for drift, nothing. Then I re-sawed...
Belsaw dust collection The steel chute was salvaged off an instant hot water heater. Be careful of the swing of the planer handle. If this chute were placed any closer to the centerline of the cutterhead, the Belsaw crank handle would not clear the center port of the chute. You might get away with just making a 4” hole in the top of the planer, perhaps offsetting it in some way to not conflict with the swing of the crank handle. In any case the chips won’t go straight ...
Here’s my bench, built many years ago. I’ve made some drawings to illustrate how the design works. It’s pretty straightforward but feel free to ask questions. The base stretchers are held in tension by truss rods in channels running through the legs where adjustable nuts allow dis-assembly and hold the base in a very rigid alignment. The legs are mortised into the bottom trestles. I had a Emmert vise on here at one point as a tail vise. The end cap is thus mutilated....
Have you guys [this includes gals too] ever seen these; they are quite impressive for wooden toys:http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Hoggarth.htm
Well last night I was doing to mortises by hand. This was the first attempt I was making at these. At first they were a little bit tough. I couldn’t get a good amount removed and it seemed like it was taking forever, just like anything for the first time. I was determined to learn and not just give up. It would be nice to have an additional skill added to the woodworking bank. It was right around 10:30 or 11pm and I was getting a little tired (I’ll deal with that point later). I w...
wood turning a egg box.hi all here is my latest project its a box type egg turned from bog yew the finish i use was mineral oilits all made on the lathe from a piece of bog yew that i got from a friend of mine about three years back YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO OF IT BEANING MADE FROM START TO FINISH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df-BpsG3KMc&list=UUPGQus4bhXug820Z8Ek9hCg&index=1&feature=plcp
I am building a dinning room table and bench out of Black Walnut. I have the tops made they are with a live edge and look amazing.I need to find a source for legs. they need to be 4” X 4” X 36”to 40” long am having trouble finding a source for lumber. I live in northern Michigan’s lower peninsula. Can you help with source?
Building the NYWS chair. Using Cypress from Crossroads Sawmill in Land of Lakes, Florida. Planed it down today and letting it dry some. I picked it up yesterday in the rain, but what a better way to waste an afternoon right? I’ll post pictures as the project comes along.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I cut all the drawer blanks in preparation for today’s work. Unfortunately, most of the wood cupped overnight. So I had to scrap about 75% of the pine pieces. So, there is a lesson about the free wood. I guess you get what you pay for! I was able to salvage four of the drawer assembles, I put those together with glue, brads and clamps. I got to use two of my new Jorgensen Cabinet Master clamps, and will be writing a review later (spoiler:...
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