I got interested in woodworking after attempting to build my own mantlepiece. I went out and bout home shop grade equipment and made my garage or will make my garage my wood shop. I keep adding on to it so I will never finish it. I will probally asking for some tips from everyone that will take the time to give them. I work as a Biomedical Engineering Tech. for over 30 years so that will tell you how much I know about wood!Thanks ahead for any help you may give me in my new hobbie.
I gotten the entire rail and fence installed and it’s working great. I’ll write up the instructions and pictures and post them here shortly.
This year I am building two workshops, one is total 1500sqft and the other is approx.30,000sqft.the small workshop i decided to establish as for small scale decorating facilities, right now I change all electrical wiring into 3phase, and will install brandnew machines,like 4’x10’ hot press, 7-combine machine, moulder,radial saw, surface and thichness, band saw, lathe, post and milling, veneer stitching and compressor. But biggest mix conventional machines and CNC automated machine...
Since I am not able to be in the power tooled shop, I’m twiddling away in my spare bedroom doing hand tool stuff. Having never hand cut a joint, and after trying a dovetail, without really knowing what I was doing – I decided to back track a bit and do a simple box joint instead. I say simple, but its not as easy as it looks. First you have to be able to saw straight which, I’ve found out, is not an easy task in and of itself. Anyway, since we learn by our mistakes, and s...
While making a living for my wonderful wife and two great kids, I always had this dream of doing woodworking. My trade was in telephony. I spent 33 years doing everything from planting line poles to programing switching computers. At the age of 57 I retired and moved from Palm Springs, California to New Bloomfield, Missouri. We bought a 15 acre farm with a 30’ x 30’ horse barn. I gutted the barn and started a shop. Through the benefit of an inheritance I started purchasing...
Several years ago, while pondering a pile of books that had for too long served as a coffee table, I thought it might be good to stop building jigs for the shop and actually make something useful. I found it unsatisfying that most book cases offer a “flat” front and that if the piece had aesthetic features they either took the form of “decoration” such as overdone moldings or curving of the form on the sides. Decoration is, well, decoration. I am not a “high...
Anybody have any experiences with Grizzly’s G0458 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander? I’m looking to buy a thickness sander and am unsure of which to get. These are on special now for about $850.
Been a while since my last travel blog… Man have I been over busy. I just returned from the Middle East and Europe. The trip included Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Amman in Jordon, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel, and several cities in Holland. Where to begin? First, to go to Saudi, you have to get a visitors visa which was easier than I thought. For those who don’t travel with a passport, a visa is a special stamp you get from a country that requires it fo...
Here is the top, it is 70% sanded. You can see the large crack around the center of the the hearts, we will fill these cracks in with inlay and add some to the other side as well so we can balance it out. We add a tempered hardboard to the underside of the top, this adds extra stability and seems to help the wood from twisting over time plus with a few wood screws, bolts and gorrilla glue, it is a great way to attach the top to the base. We knocked the dark spot out of the...
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