Ok, as you can tell, I am in the process of totally “pimping” out my Delta 14” bandsaw lately. So, the next step is dust collection. My bandsaw is the worst dust maker in the shop. It leaves the air and my lungs full of fine maple powder. All I can do is wear a respirator and wait for a while until it comes out of the air and gives all the surfaces in my shop a nice coating. So, has anybody seen articles on, or actually tried adding dust collection to a classic style ...
Hello all, Thanks for the welcome and I hope to post here often (now that I’ve figured out how to add to this blog thing). I’m currently trying to build a router table. I drew it up in Sketchup (I really like that tool as well), it is like building a rough draft on the computer. I’ve used and taught AutoCAD but man can you crank out a drawing quickly with this. I’ve bought a Benchdog plate and drilled my holes according to the Triton template (the PC2s) and th...
I put up a terrific struggle but Jenn finally convinced me to get a dust collector ;-) Actually I’ve been looking for a while now (thus the tag line) and we finally decided to pick one up. So we picked up a General 10105CFM1 1.5 hp 1100 cfm canister top single stage collector from Wooden Edge here in Brandon. I bought my jointer and planer from them and am very happy with both of these tools so Wooden Edge was the place to go for this purchase. I’ve not powered it up yet ...
With the rails cut, it was time to re-attach and re-align the rails. Although imperfect, they did go back on, and leave plenty of mitre clearance. Still, due to the nature of the way the rectangular tube steel that grizzly uses to ride the rail fence on mounts to the angle iron, there is still some sticking out on the left. Essentially, you’ve got to move the mounting holes over precisely 2 inches. Blue tape lets me take notes on the black material so I don’t fo...
Hello Folks. Here are some photo’s of the shop. The Lumber rack I completed last Wed. The Tablesaw/router table, the server rack I used for that would I got a couple of weeks ago. A couble of the push blocks that I have grown to love. I used the anti-skid stuff you can get for your kitchen cabinets. I can raise a board to shoulder height from the table saw top and they stay put. There is a square here that I have no Idea what it is. Maybe someone here will. I use the lumber rack for lum...
Well, we’re moving in three days. We put 16 boxes on the boat, and I’ve dropped 12 boxes in the mail so far. I think we’re about 5 boxes away from being done. On Tuesday, they come to pick up our car, which will be loaded with awkward-shaped things and other stuff that doesn’t look very steal-able (like the step stool I made). Today I cleaned out the shop and did a final sweeping. The shop is now officially closed. I already know what my first major woodworking p...
Well, I spent about 3 hours yesterday resawing that Tigerwood, and I’m pretty happy with the results. If I had a planer or thickness sander, I would have cut the wood a 1/16” thicker and then planed it, but I don’t have that option, so I used an hand sander to take down the rough spots and ridges caused by the inevitable blade wobble. Today’s plan is to route the edges with the locking 45 degree miter bit, and see how it will all snap together. After that, it̵...
Here is the second coffee table base which we are going to be working on, this one will ship to Norway as well and it will have a glass top
I’m in a rut. I’ve gotten to the point where I can usually produce a hollowform in an hour of two, which means I can make 2-3 a day if I want to, but I really don’t want to. Why? Beacause I don’t want to do “production work”? What is production work? To me, it’s work where the creativity is decided one time, and then executed many times. We need production work- spindles for staircases, utility bowls- for our every day lives, but it doesn̵...
So a point was raised in my previous installment of this blog regarding tiling appearance of materials (once you assign your custom material to your model and scale it up you’d see the same material pattern repeat over and over again with distinct horizontal and vertical lines (the seams) that separate those repetitions. This tutorial will show you how to eliminate those seams from your materials, and make it possible to seamlessly tile your material over larger areas. I will show yo...
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