I’m a little slow when it comes to my own personal projects but when your planer is in pieces and the weather is getting warmer it’s time to act. Once the temperature in the “shop” got above 70 I was able to slide the new cutter head into place and get to work reassembling the planer. The chains for the roller gears were tons of fun let me tell you…. I posted a full review in the review section but I have to say I’m VERY pleased with the upgrade. Quieter...
I got a toggle clamp from our freinds at Lee Valley. It has a 700 lb. rating. I had to attach it to the fence. It was bigger than I had thought so a small piece from the ash pile, copy the holes from the original piece of aluminum and counter sink them really far so the bolts will reach. Get the hole spacing for the clamp, drill and counter bore for some T nuts on the back. A test fit onto the fence itself. OK, I need a longer bolt to put the pressure on the square tub...
I thought for my first project I would start with something easy. So I have decided to build the ‘Coffee Table’ in the latest issue of the Woodsmith Magazine…What?...you don’t think that is an easy build. Well…You are probably right and my version may not look much like the picture in the magazine…but I’m going to build it none the less. And I’ll tell you why. Cause my wife likes it. It doesn’t get any simpler that that. So that...
My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #44: Not Really Woodworking (Kinda/sorta, but not really)
As I woke up this morning and looked at the clock the first thought in my head was “oh, my!” It was already past 7. I don’t know why I have myself conditioned to get up so early, even if I am not pressed. Maybe it is because I have the most control of things early in the morning before everyone else gets up and things happen that disrupt the day. Those of you who read often know how much I love the quiet of the morning. Today, I am sharing it with Mozart and some Glen G...
First I would like to thank everyone for such a warm welcome to the website – it is great to see so many people sharing their experiences and involvement with the art of woodworking. Anyway, my name is Lou and I just built a 1200 sf pole barn building on my property in eastern PA to serve my addiction to machinery and woodworking. I recently closed a commercial shop where I had a 28” MiniMax Band Saw which left with me a 14” Jet which is just too small for much of the cu...
Back in Feb, 2009, after arriving for the first part of my summer holidays, I was wondering for the birthday gift for my 3rd. son, Francisco. All of them are very keen of chess, we have a lot of plastic, Chinese made sets. So I decided it was time to purchase a heirloom chessboard set. I goggled in Buenos Aires city for chessboards, but didn’t find any that drew my attention up.So I goggled worldwide. A lot of Stauton house, fancy sets, etc. But it cropped out an occurence in Youtube : B...
I actually got up early today so I must be excited about something. I really don’t know what though. Maybe just work in general. I awoke at about 5:30 and really didn’t think at all about going back to sleep. Some mornings are just like that. There is so much going on in my head right now. Yesterday we spend the latter part of the afternoon sorting and stacking our wood supply and doing a kind of mental inventory of what we have. It is really quite impressive. Although t...
I had asked about a recommendation for what wood to use for these picture frames in another post . Finally got some walnut and started it this weekend. Started out with 2 3-4”-8’ boards from which I cut out 3 36” long pieces. I need to make 3 frames which are 12”x18” and around 1.5” wide. Figuring 12” was too short to plane, I decided 36” would be manageable size and each piece would give me one frame when I cut the ends with snipe off. Since...
Yesterday I accomplished a tremendous amount of important things. I don’t have any pictures to show you, but sometimes the days when you get the behind the scenes things done are the most fulfilling. Accomplishments are not always measured with tangibles, you know. So what did I do which deserves all this fanfare and pomp and circumstance? I proofread and/or assembled instructions for no less than four projects which will be heading out for the magazine tomorrow! Yay for me! I...
I’ve been asked to take a few photos to represent ‘the love of wood’. I tried to combine the elements of woodworking and technology and came up with these.If you have any other creative suggestions let me know by Monday and I’ll see what I can do. more info
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