This interview is from the January 2011 issue of the “CreativeHands News”. Thanks to kolwdwrkr for taking the time to do this interview. Before we start, are you still doing woodworking or have you moved on? “I’m pretty much moving on. It’s not happening overnight that’s for sure. I still have a couple of projects to wrap up. After I posted that I wanted to quit people have taken an interest. It’s hard to tell them no but I’m trying too.” 1. How did y...
Some dirty DIY gutterwork.... Remember this is a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way ... Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and advice´s along the way ,since most ofwhat I write , you proppebly already know .the only thing you have to do, to have theoppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humorwhat I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself and enjoy the journey...
So I promised to cut some one foot diameter circles out of hardboard for my kids school project. I needed to make a circle cutting jig to use on the bandsaw. Something quick, nothing fancy, a one time use jig. I just needed to hold a couple of stops on the underside so I pulled out my 18 gauge brad nailer. Easy peasy. But wait, what happens to a nail gun that has been sitting in a garage at between 30F to 40F for the past few days. Well mine started leaking air after about 5 shots. So a...
March 2011 Update There were no cabinets on this wall previous to the renovation – basically just a desk/hutch combo and a chest of drawers: Empty space before After This wall now has an 18” W x 24” D pantry unit, with 12” deep wall and 24” deep base cabinets giving them all kinds of new storage capacity. Diane decided to go for a solid maple counter top on this side of the kitchen to change things up a bit. All of the remaining base cabinets in...
Used tools: Often a great bargain, occasionally a spectacular bargain, sometimes a puzzle, rarely but delightfully a chance to acquire something with soul and a story to go along with it. Clamps are certainly about the least glamorous of all our toys, er, tools. But you can’t have enough, as the adage goes, and because they don’t make noise or sawdust or plug in, they don’t have much emotional draw. I’ve managed to bridge that and make it a passion to find an...
http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/ridgid-14in-bandsaw-restoration-upgrade.htmlNo pictures this time, so I pasted the content below: Urethane Bandsaw TiresNothing too exciting here. Just had to soak them in hot water as the mfg suggested so I could stretch them over the wheels. Motor RehabI got the key stock and pulley from Grainger today. The shaft of the motor was just a smidge too large for the bore of the pulley so I tensioned some sandpaper around the shaft with the motor runni...
I found these AutoCad files and thought they would give some perspective as to how I see the shop looking when its done. General Floor Plan Front Elevation Left Elevation Right Elevation Rear Elevation Thanks for looking
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/Steuss/th_HPIM0806.jpgI spent 25 years trying to find a clamp which would secure odd-shaped and sized workpieces and allow them to be glued both ways at once. I finally gave up and designed one for myself. I called it the Surround-Clamp because that’s what it did—SURROUNDED the workpieces and controlled them while gluing them. My clamp combined the versatility of a band-clamp with the power and control of a pipe-clamp. After contacting Besse...
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