Well folks, there’s a lot of wood on the ground around here. The tornadoes came through on Wednesday. I thank God that my family and friends are OK. Unfortunately, not everyone here was so fortunate. At my 3-acre place, I had no damage to house or shop, but lost a few trees – including 2 white oaks 100 years plus, a couple of young wallnuts, a medium size cherry and a few other small trees. If anybody has a portable mill or a way to get some logs, I’m sure there a...
Ok, so I got a call from the guy who sold me the Unisaw today. In his shop, he had on the wall an antique Stanley Oak Tool Chest. The tools looked like they were never used. Had what looked like a number 4 plane, hand saw, bit brace with bits. That is all I recall. Now he wants to sell it to me. I can’t find anything on the web about it. Does anyone know where I can find info on this item?
Now that I have a table saw again its time to get going on a few projects. First on the list is a new workbench. It will be solid maple that I picked up from fellow LJ, John Ormsby a little over a year ago. John had some really nice 8/4 kiln dried maple at a good price so I came with about 500bf. More than enough for a bench. I pulled some of the maple out today and got started milling it up for the legs. The wood was nice and flat and really didn’t need to be jointed. So, I didnR...
You can’t discuss handplanes without discussing the workbench. Do you need a workbench to do work by hand? No, what you need is a way to hold your work while you work on the face, edges and ends of various sized boards. Benches just so happen to fill that need VERY well. The problem with benches is that people convince themselves that they cant build a good bench without a bench, to an extent that’s true but it does not have to be the stumbling block some people make it. ...
With all my wood turning and saw dust that is generated in the shop that accumulate rather quickly I needed something that wont clog my vacuum every time is vacuum. I was searching around in the Google Search engine and found The Dust Deputy . I used a Home Depot bucket and my Ridgid vacuum cleaner. This system has proven to very satisfactory and does a great job. I almost never have any thin in vacuum cleaner. I just mounted the system on a simple 2×4 and plywood cart.
i have felt bad all weekend and didn’t get my shop cleaned up so its in the same messy condition i left it in in the pics. for those following my progress i warned ya it could go slow. the office is now cleaned up and i need to decorate it .
Good Evening LJ’s Family, I hope this post don’t get removed due to the lack of being directly woodworking related but I desperately need your advice,referrals, and prayers as A situation has arose that affects my woodworking and possibly even threatens my business. I have been on my job for close to 5 years and am grateful to have income I have been injured four times two have wound up with twist and sprains one was hidden and never reported (I was told to shut up It never h...
I am trying not to feel overwhelmed at this point. Even though it is only Wednesday, it seems like the week was already six days long. To say I have been busy is an understatement, and even though that is a very good thing, I just need to not let it all get to me. I find myself with my head in many different directions again. Magazine, wholesalers, website, painting, etc. It makes me think of the stereotype of a three ringed circus with action going on everywhere. None of this is bad,...
I was hoping I’d be finished by now, but as usual, something always gets in the way. Anyways, over the past two days I’ve managed to cut all the pieces and started on the rabbets and dadoes for all the shelves and vertical supports. Here are the 5 14”x93” walls that make up the closet and the edge guide I made to mark a 14” line on all of them. I actually cut them 2 deep to make it quicker and used a home made edge guide for a circular saw. Next up came c...
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