I was thinking this weekend about what I will need in my shop when I have finshed the build. I liked the assembly table that Marc (the wood whisperer) made in one of his videos. This is my fist attempt at sketch-up, so hear is the idea :) Any suggestions feel free Thanks Callum
Got back in the shop this afternoon and after two trips to the orange box I got all of the electrical work done. I am very happy with how it turned out. This is a custom piece much different from Norm’s plan. The switch is from Grizzly, I have the 12/2 wire on hand, the rest is from the orange box. Total outlay about $38. The switch works great even though it is mounted sideways. Here is a view of the internals.Below the switch you can see I finally got the 17/32nd drill bit in and star...
I opened up a pretty large mulberry today and knew on the first cut this was going to be interesting. So I cut a little deeper. Flipped it over…and urban logging strikes again. 2 screws, oh well there was plenty of good lumber under them. Yea those are 21” wide mulberry boards with figure. Kinda weird birdeye/burl clusters, pretty. Mulberry is very pretty anyway. It darkens to the color of aged black cherry as it dries. It is much more attractive dry. Not a bad sta...
in my current shop, I built home-made storage arms out of 2×4’s and plywood. Most of my lumber is stored horizontally. I would like to move my lumber out of the shop and into a storage building, where I would like to store it vertically. I need to do this to gain some space for a jointer/planer coming my way. I am somewhat worried about warpage. Can anyone tell me if they have had good luck with vertical storage? Any tricks?
Yep – you read that right. I’ve been hesitant to turn anything because I’ve never really liked that “spinny” thing. But a friend recently has convinced me that turning would probably be a good thing for me to learn since small projects can be done quickly and are not physically demanding and I can learn it’s simply steps pretty quickly. I’ve already got the Jet mini lathe and most basic turning tools. I took my Christmas money today and signed up f...
Since early fall we have been swamped in the shop and still have not gotten caught up from Christmas. Our inventory is depeleted and we are trying to get items instock as well as work on a few custom orders. Here is a rough form piece of juniper that we will make into a coffee table that will have a rock slab for a top. Once this is finished it will be shipped to Norway.
Recently I’ve been updating my kitchen. Resurfaced the cabinets, built a new top, stone on the wall, new wood floors etc. Since the kids have moved on, I’ve decided to build an island with stools. The top will probably have stone recessed in the center to match the wall treatment. This will also allow us to set hot pans etc. on it. Right now I’m waiting on my new table saw to arrive, so I’ll begin the project as soon as it gets here. I’ll also be running crown m...
The shop is finally done per my other blogs. I’ve just posted my finished new fangled workbench. I fired up the jointer for the first time in 30 years. I don’t have it connected to my new dust sucker yet. I’ve got a pile of shavings on the floor about 24 inches high. Amazing how much shavings are produced. So, tomorrow is a thorough cleaning of the shop. Put it back together after the bench build. My sister just got a new 19” flat panel TV for her kitchen and is cur...
Well I found my camera. I was at work and it hit me where I put it. I’m terrible about laying things like that down in odd places and then spend hours looking for it. Anyhow – I’m making progress on my cabinet. I’ve got all the door parts milled, sanded and have started the finish work. This first shot shows the door panels with a coat of finish. The finish is Minwax semi-gloss with a 40% mix of naptha and 1/3 cap of Japan dryer. I did not come up with that formu...
Well folks, 160 dowel holes later, I’m ready to call it quits. I don’t mind hard work, but repetition drives me crazy! Here is a snapshot of some of those dowel holes…Now, notice the markings on the end grain. This is important to me so that I don’t keep having to second guess myself when I am putting things together. I have those pieces marked ‘L’ or ‘R’ for left or right and numbered from top to bottom. I mark all the pieces on the right ...
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